Monday, December 4, 2017


 Well hello everyone and Happy Holidays.
It's been quite a while since my last post. If you've continued
to check back, a big Thank You. I'm very grateful.
I thought I'd do something a little different ( just kidding) and show
you some of my Christmas decorations.  Tis the season
after all. I hope you will enjoy seeing them. 
We'll start off in the dining room with my long mantel.
I went with a theme of trees because of the giant plants
I've got under my mantel.

As you can see they are rather big.

The large table that my dad and I built is one of my favorite things.

I've had this Nativity scene for so long.
It's handmade pottery.

 I decided to hang all the stockings this year on my piano coat rack.

Now just a few random items.
This tree is in my bedroom.

A metal angel that I can keep up all year.

A wreath that's made up of this and that over the years.

And the star, the Christmas Tree.
The kids always decorate it after we have our Thanksgiving meal.
And then we do the pickle hunt.

This is in the family room.
It's kind of hard to decorate around a tv.

This is a close up of my little banner.

Here are a few pics of the front porch.

Now we've moved to the open back porch.

Another angle.

And of course the chickens get there place decorated also.

Hope you enjoyed my Christmas tour.
From my house to yours a very Merry Christmas!

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Remember the reason for the season.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his
only Son, that whoever believes in him should
not perish but have eternal life.

Monday, April 24, 2017


A while back I bought a chicken waterer on sale for half price.
Every thing looked ok so I just thought it was a good deal.
Well it wasn't. The water flow wouldn't work properly.
So I put it aside for months.
Well the other day I decided to repurpose it in a different way.
Here it is in its intended form.

I took it apart and used the bottom as a planter.
I filled it full of dirt and planted oregano.
I also put extra holes in the tray so I wouldn't
have standing water. 

I think it looks pretty good.
I sat it by the coop door and can just pinch off some
oregano for the group.

For the next project I used the top and punched
holes all along the bottom. I used an awl,
hammer and a brick for support.

I had a lot of beads and such left over from
when I made my wine bottle chimes.
Someone photo bombed this picture:)

So I just started stringing them up
all along the bottom.

Here's a close up.

And of course I hung it on the chicken coop.

It was a fun project and I was able to reuse a useless waterer.
Hope you found some inspiration in it.

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith;
be men of courage; be strong.

1 Corinthians 16:13

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Thursday, February 23, 2017


When I posted a while back about the new top I put over the Gecko
that was made out of old pallet boards, you can read that here,  I hinted that I was thinking
of repainting the Gecko.
Well I usually do what I say, so here she is. 
Let me introduce you to:
"The Blue Bird".

Here's what she looked like before.
If you'd like to read about the history of this piece of furniture
please read about that here.
I hope you enjoy its history.

I started off by sanding the finish on the green paint.
Just to make it a little rougher to catch the paint.

I then put two coats of Kilz over the old paint.

I painted it with two top coats of ultra white. Then I put a blue glaze over that,
that I mixed up to the shade I wanted.  I put two coats of the glaze
over the white. With each coat I wiped it down after applying to get the
look I was going for. I was wanting a blue jean look. 

Here it is after I was satisfied with the color. 
I applied two coats of clear polycrylic over the whole piece.

Here it is all finished. 

I'm very happy with it. 
It's actually a little darker than this picture shows.

Here's a close up.

And one last look. 
It's all ready to host a big meal. :)

 Hope you enjoyed this post. 
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Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in Him,
rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith,
just as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Colossians 2:6 & 7

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Well since everyone has been showing their best blog post of 2016
I decided to show you the best ever blog post of mine since I
started blogging 4 years ago. 
It's my piano table.

You can read about the whole story from start to finish here.
I hope you enjoy the transformation. 
Thank you for reading my blog.

He replied, "What is impossible with
men is possible with God."

Luke 18:27

Friday, December 16, 2016


 What do I get my sweet furry friends for Christmas.
They don't need new toys. They already have new beds.
The one thing that they both love are TREATS.
So I decided to make them some homemade treats with no preservatives.
Look at these sweet faces below.

Maggie sends her MERRY CHRISTMAS greetings also.

This is the recipe below. I've had it for quite sometime.
I don't remember where I found it.
But it works great.

 Mix up the ingredients as the recipe says.

Then roll out the dough.

I decided to use a bone cookie cutter instead of a pizza cutter
since this was for a special occasion.

 Someone is peeking :)
What you doing mama?

Here's the first tray.
This cookie sheet looks awful, but it works really well :)

For Cocoa's treats I chose a small cutter
since she's a small dog.
Plus she doesn't have many teeth.
She's 13 1/2 years old.

Here's another pan to go in the oven.

Here they are, all cooked up.

I bagged each one up a small bag for their stocking.
And put the rest in the freezer for later.

Here's Cocoa's stocking. It hangs on a knob above her food bowls.
She sleeps with us so she didn't have a crate to hang it on.

Maggie hangs her stocking on her crate.

Well there you have it.
Maggie and Cocoa's stocking stuffer.

But the angel said to them, "Don't be afraid, for
look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy
that will be for all the people: today a Savior,
who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in
the city of David. This will be the sign for you:
you will find a baby wrapped snugly in cloth and
lying in a feeding trough. Suddenly there was a
multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying:
Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and peace on earth to people He favors!
Luke 2:10-14