Thursday, May 31, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
We have been working with our 4-H animals lately, and I thought you might like a little peek into how that works and what it looks like.
Step ONE: We play "Who Walking Who"! Ohhh you've never heard of that game?
Let me explain it to ya', that's where all the kids and the animals they are "walking" get tangled up in each other and giggle a whole bunch.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
We made our own little field trip day last week and headed north. (Even though were done with school around here...an excuse for a field trip is still okay, right?) Our first stop was a wholesale produce auction. We had never been to this type of auction before and it was interesting to all of us how it worked. When you see the word "wholesale" in this case think "bulk sale"!! Everything was sold in large quantities. Like if you wanted to buy some beautiful hanging baskets...you bought 6, 12, or 20 of them at a time! I went armed with a list for myself, my mother-in-law and my mom. I'm not sure where all the growers were from but I think most of them are local...which in my book in another plus and makes me feel good about supporting the local economy.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Thanks to Pinterest, I have a list a mile long of ideas and DIY projects I'd love to try. A few weeks ago I saw this sign making technique and I knew I had to try it. If you want detail by detail instructions fro the gal on Pinterest who inspired me GO HERE.
I have to admit that my first attempt turned out well, but I thought I would make it a little darker with some black paint like she showed....then I hated it after messing up the first letter. You might want to try a practice board like I did because sometimes it does take a little trial and error. Here is my shorter version tutorial: Grab a piece of scrap wood. I still have some barn siding left over so I used that. A word to the wise: A faded (light color) of wood will be best. If you want to paint and distress the wood before adding the letters that would be great also...but remember it needs to be a light/white background, otherwise you won't see the letters well at all.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
I had a great Mother's Day, and Hubby and the kids finished putting up my picket fence around the fruit garden for me...exciting! (The fact that now it has to be painted...not so exciting!) I also was blessed to go to a Mother/Daughter banquet with my mom, sister, and my little Julia.
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