Monday, March 25, 2013

my cowgirls in MY wedding dress

I love photos (especially of my kiddos).
I decided to take pictures of the girls wearing my wedding dress.
Why???  Well…..
1.       IT’S CUTE!!!
2.       It would be so cute to use the pictures on a bridal shower invite.
3.       How fun would it be to have the picture blown up at their wedding.
4.       It was FUN and the girls loved it (especially my 4 year old cowgirl).
5.       I loved it and I can’t wait to hang these pictures next to my wedding photo!

(This Idea could be really neat with a grandmother or great grandmother’s dress also)
Here is me in the dress in 2005....8 years in August

What do you think of this idea???  
The hubs thought I was crazy at first,
but that is pretty normal around here! :)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Building a Rabbit Hutch and Chick Brooder

Last week I acquired 7 baby chicks and 2 rabbits.
It all started with wanting to get 2 baby bunnies for my girls for Easter.
I then found a rabbit cage for FREE.
But to get the cage I had to take the rabbit that lived in it :)
I had originally planned to just let the rabbit out (shhhhh)
But she was SO SWEET, I could not let her go.
SO I changed the plan of having 2 baby bunnies
to 1 LARGE rabbit and 1 baby bunny.
I had to add a hutch (and stand) to the cage to make it work outside.
I just used old wood we had stored in the barns.
(I tell the hubs it is worth saving, he doesn't usually see my vision)
Here are some of the progress pictures. 
I snapped some pictures with my phone, sorry they are not the best quality! 
I was too busy excited to run and grab my camera.

Then the next day we had to dig a new frost free hydrant. 
Which of course meant a runt to town to get supplies.
We stopped in at the farm store and it was “CHICK DAYS”.
I did not intend to buy any but…..well….I’m a sucker! :)
So…..we left with 5 rainbow layers.
I quickly made up a chick brooder for them.
It was so easy!!!!
I used….
An old screen from a discontinued window display (from the lumber yard)
Old tote
I simply cut out the top of the tote (I didn’t cut straight).
Then drilled holes through the screen and tote lid.
Slipped in the bolts, washers and nuts.

Where did the other 2 chicks come from????
WELL….the hubs surprised me with 2 little black bantam cochen chicks the next day.
He knew I’d love them...AND I DO!!!
They are such pretty birds, Not the best layers but that’s ok with me 
(I have others for that).

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

{INSTA} update

I’ve been a bit quiet lately.
I’ve been busy!
If you follow me on Instagram you would see what I’ve been up to.
The quick breakdown…
FAMILY, calves, piglets, bunnies, chicks, subbing, working out, tattoo, road trips, bonfires, wedding showers, our dog died, nice weather, cold weather….
And more I’m sure but that’s all that pops into my mind right now.
Here are some of my recent Instagram pictures.

 Check back later this week and I'm going to post on,
how I made my chick brooder and also the new rabbit hutch.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Bridal Shower Decor {rustic style}

Last week I posted pictures of my brothers and his soon to be bride’s engagement pictures.
I had the honor of helping host a bridal shower.
I received the job of decorating.
YAY!  I love that job.
But I am a procrastinator.
So the week of the shower I started to think about how to decorate. 
I live in rural Nebraska.
The closest Walmart or Hobby lobby is over an hour away. 
I decided to search my house. 
Remember I throw nothing away, so grabbed…..
glass jars
tin cans
coffee beans
tapper candles
matchstick placemats
old tin
engagements photos.

This is what I came up with for table decorations.
(they were centers on round tables)
I used my tin shearers that the hubs bought me for Christmas
to cut the tin into “L” and HEART shapes.
I used tin hearts as a “coaster” for some of the votive candles.
Filled jars with coffee beans to hold tapper candles.
Slipped the photos into the jars the same way I did HERE.

My sister had picked up the green table covers and the green balls on the tables.
She also grabbed a bouquet of daisies for me.
Thanks Sis!

I was pleased with how it all turned out.
It was a hit,  and who doesn’t like photos!