I once read somewhere that "chickens are the gateway drug to homesteading." While we aren't setting out to start a full-fledged homestead, we are aware of the fact that now that we have chickens things might start to snowball. When we first moved in we had just a couple things on our list that actually… Continue reading Basic Chicken Necessities
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When Daniel and I were dating he [boldly] showed me a home on the farm and told me what his grandpa would oft tell him: "this would be a great place for you and your Suzy to live." Besides the thrill of knowing that this cute fellow had future plans for our relationship, I was… Continue reading Kitchen Plans
When we first moved in the living room windows were dressed with professionally made window treatments. A thick, burgundy curtain was accompanied by a sheer white overlay. The curtains were pulled back by a pulley system, and rested on a bronze curtain rod. While there are certainly worse window treatments, these did not fit my… Continue reading Drop Cloth Curtains
A couple of months ago my father-in -law asked me if I would be willing to cosmetically renovate a home that he owns. This house was built by his uncle, but has sat empty for several years. The current plan is to use it for family to stay in when they visit, and that means… Continue reading Removing Wallpaper