from Jen at The Country Chic Cottage
This past week has been busy! Just when I thought we could get outside and start working in the garden, it started to rain again. I did manage to pull a few weeds early in the week when the ground was still pretty saturated from the weekend rains (pulling weeks when the ground is really wet is much easier than trying to pull them out of hard, dry dirt!), so I actually made a bit of progress on that project. But then it got cloudy, cold, and windy . . . again. Yesterday the sun was shining in the morning so I was hopeful, but before lunch time the clouds rolled in and the rain started. And the wind was really pushing things around out there. My little plants that are just peeking out of the ground probably got scared and tucked themselves back underground for a few more days!
Well, at least I got a lot of inside work accomplished. Actually, there are several projects that I’ve wanted to get to for quite some time, but just couldn’t run fast enough to get ahead of the daily demands, so this past week I tackled a couple of things that had been on my To Do list way too long. A couple of the things I have been working on is updating my blog here at Vintage Mama’s Cottage as well as the RUBY community website – and so I took some time while I was cruising around the blogosphere to visit some of the bloggers who participated in last week’s Favorite Things Blog Hop and Linky Party, and I wanted to share a few of the creative ideas I came across out here in cyberspace.
The first one that caught my eye was this adorable DIY Mason Jar Fairy House from Jen at The Country Chic Cottage. This is so cute! And she also has the free printables that you can use to create your own sweet little Mason Jar Fairy House! Visit The Country Chic Cottage to see all the other creative ideas you’ll find there.
Look at all these amazing spring DIY ideas at the Favorite Things Blog Hop! #spring #DIY #linkyparty
by Ashley at Hello Nature Blog
So while I’m looking out my windows with rain drops sliding down in streams, I keep thinking about all of the things I want to do out there in my garden. Actually we have several garden areas, all around the house are mostly perennials and we’ll keep adding to our collection of plants that will show up year after year, as well as adding a few bright blooms with annuals to give little pops of color around the house . . . but out the back door is a vegetable garden area that we share with our dear neighbors. It is actually their garden but they no longer are able to fill it up and keep up with it all, so we will be sharing. And I just want to get out there and set out the tomato plants, some green beans and peas, carrots and squash . . . so when I came across this blog post by Ashley at Hello Nature Blog, Easy Fruits and Vegetables for the Beginner Gardener, I just had to check it out. Of course, I’m not exactly a “beginner gardener” having puttered around with gardens for many years, but I always feel like there is so much more I can learn from others. So I popped on over to Ashley’s blog and got some great tips for when the rains stops and I can get out there and dig in the dirt!
I wish the rain would stop so I can get out and dig in the dirt! Are you planting a garden this year? #gardening #spring #linkyparty
A yellow door! Oh my goodness, I love it! Our house is light gray (boring!) but the doors and shutters are a lovely dark maroon . . . but they are beginning to look rather weather-worn and faded so we need to do something different this year. But what to do? Pretty much any color will “go with” gray, but I don’t want to do something that is so weird that the neighbors avoid us. So I’m not sure I’m brave enough to do yellow, even though I love this. But it surely gives me a bit of courage and inspiration to do something bright and beautiful, perhaps even bold, when this annoying rain finally stops and I can start painting. Once I start painting, though, my family needs to be careful because I love painting and I’ll paint everything in sight, including my kids if they’re not careful! Stop by the Gwin Girl Adventures for more creative decorating inspiration.
Look at this gorgeous yellow door from Gwin Girl Adventures! Perhaps I’ll get up enough courage to do something like this! #yellow door
from Homestead Wishing
Since I’m always looking for ways to use up old stuff and turn it into new stuff, I couldn’t pass by this blog post without stopping and reading about these cute upcycled tin can organizers. The technique is simple but the result is so perfect for storing and organizing just about anything in your home. I think I will make a bunch of them to use out in my studio – which is the next BIG project on my To Do list. We need to paint out there and I need to reorganize the drawers and cupboards, but it is so much more fun to make stuff! So I usually don’t get very far on the cleaning up tasks before I get distracted with some bits and pieces of something that I come across and start making something else. Including making a new mess. Maybe if I make a few of this cute upcycled tin can organizers, I’ll tackle two projects at once. I’ll be organizing AND making stuff at the same time. Check out the Homestead Wishing blog for more upcycling ideas.
Now before I get distracted again and start making something new, I’m going to link up to the Favorite Things Blog Hop and hope you will join us, too, because it’s lots of fun and you’ll find so many new bloggers and amazing ideas for your home and family.
Let\’s make stuff! Check out these adorable DIY upcycled tin can organizers from Homestead Wishing #upcycle #homesteading #DIY
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