Category Archives: DIY

DIY Composter

Let’s talk trash¬†for a minute. ūüôā Most of us who garden either make compost or buy it in bags or yards. Compost helps to improve¬†soil structure, increases nutrient content, requires less water, and can assist in warding off plant disease. … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Gardening | Tagged , , , , , , | 34 Comments


It’s here, and we’ve even had our first snow flakes. The plants have been deadheaded, the grasses cut back, furniture and containers stored, raised beds cleared out, some leaves composted, chicken run covered, mowers treated, and now it’s time to … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Family | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

DIY – Ironing Board

A couple of years ago, I bought a folding wooden TV tray at our local Habitat for Humanity store for $5. I painted it with exterior paint to match our chicken coop, and we used it for a table to … Continue reading

Posted in DIY | Tagged , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Quilting DIY

It’s fall and except for a couple of days of severe deadheading, winterizing the Coleman and stacking wood pellets, the outside chores are about finished for the year. It’s time to move into my sewing room where a¬†few weeks ago … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Quilting | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Pinterest and Projects

Years ago, I labeled file folders to hold pages I pulled from magazines and cut outs from newspapers. Now, I use Pinterest to pin things I want to look at in the future and remember where I put them. Remembering … Continue reading

Posted in DIY | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

Gardening and DIY

I must admit I like Pinterest – there I said it out loud. For me, it is like subscribing to a variety of magazines but only looking at the pages you want while skipping the ads. I visit a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Cottage Perennials, DIY, Gardening | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

DIY Bulletin Board

I love DIY projects, and this project started when my daughter showed me a picture from a magazine of a great bulletin board with shutters over a desk area. The one in the photo opened and closed on hinges so … Continue reading

Posted in DIY | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

DIY and Grandkids

What a fun combination – a DIY project and two grandkids. This spring we bought a table for $3 at the local¬†Habitat for Humanity¬†Restore¬†that was perfect to put near our chicken coop. It was a nice solid metal table but … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, Family | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments