Sunday, June 10, 2012

Demo.......for the making of our chicken coop!

I just wanted to share the progress I am making on the demo of the play house and next week we should be building! If your wondering what it was like before check out this post! ~~~> Making room with something old  Heres an update of the almost finished product ~~~> Chicken Coop What!

This is what I started with for the second day of demo.

This is all I have left the roof! Great finish to a second day!

Can not wait for this week hopefully building!!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

There HERE!! There HERE!!

So super excited today just wanted to share that our little girls are home! I am so stoked to watch them grow into wonderful little lady's. I can not wait for the day that I go out to the coop and collect there FIRST nesting of eggs! He he sorry, Ill try to contain my excitement. Here is a couple of pictures for now. Ill see if they let me take there individual beauty shots tomorrow. Then do a who's who type of thing. :)


My newest little girls

Dalila watching her chicks

There home for the next 4 weeks

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The yellow one is Peaches, and the one to the right of her is Chubby Cheeks. Mind you that a 3 year old has named them.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A couple cleaning tips you cant live without!

I'm one of those people that look at certain things to see if there clean when I go to someones house. I know I'm weird, but I cant help but wonder. I mean have you ever really "looked" at your stove burners how they have all that cooked and oh so goodness black cooked on crusty greatness. I growing up really disliked having to clean those things. I would scrub for what seemed like hours of my life, let them soak in super HOT water and nothing would ever get the black off. Oh and what I really love is the people that wrap them in aluminum foil, I know it keeps them clean but it makes me giggle. So I found that once a month I order pizza and I make sure its a non stove use night. I start by taking it apart and putting the burner plates in plastic sip lock baggies. I then put just a splash of ammonia in the bag and seal it up. I then place in the sink just in case something is to leak. Then let sit till the next morning or if there really bad a whole 24 hours but I find for me that 8-10 is good.

This is what I started with. You can tell which one I use 95% if the time.

Placing in there bags. I do 4 bags one for each burner plate.

I promise there the same ones just early morning sun. But look how pretty they are
Also when opening the bags open a window or go outside. Ammonia is super stinky!

Now for number 2. OK for the sake of seeing if this worked. I let my microwave get dirty. Drives me up the wall. I clean it every time I use it so I don't have to worry about it getting baked on. So take a microwave safe bowl, or measuring glass. Fill it with about 2 cups of water then I add about 1/2 - 1 cup of vinegar. Place in microwave and start cooking it for about 5 minutes. The steam that it creates just breaks up the old stuck on food and it wipes right off. If when the timer goes off let it sit in there and let it do its thing a little while longer. You will be AMAZED. No more putting your elbow into and bending your arm trying to get it clean. Here take a looky :

My little bits of food.

SUPER clean!
Love it! I hope that these help you too!

Monday, June 4, 2012

My reclaimed headboard

So growing up I have always had a head board. When I met Dar he wasn't raised the same way. He couldn't care if we had one or not. Made no difference to him. So finally I decided to just jump in feet first and see if I would sink or swim. Lucky me I swam. It turned out amazing and I love it! I couldn't be any happier. It took about 2 days with all the sanding I had to do, painting the fun stuff. Dalila helped me attach it to our bed while little Chloe was down for her nap. She was sooooo excited to work with the tools. She learned alot of names of the tools she was helping with too. I think every girl should know how to work with tools, change there oil, a flat tire. OR even rebuild a front end of there car. My dad taught me to be independent and that's how my daughters will be too!. Okay back to the headboard, and not memory lane :).
This is what I started with.

After I started sanding, my gosh did this door have many personality's. Yellow, white, green, pink, ha ha

And the outcome. Sanded nicely left some imperfections, wanted to keep a little of its history.

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Making room with something old.

Life has been amazing! I wake up and find something new for the girls and I to do. ITS summer time so I want the girls to be out everyday I want them to build things, water the garden, ride there tricycles, play in the dirt and make mud pies. Last week was a special week though, we made a detour on the way home and we stopped at our local feed store. Went in to see if they had any chickens for the girls to look at. They didn't we were sad, BUT they had baby baby peacocks. I wont lie I almost bought one! I then began asking questions about chicken so maybe next year the girls and I could raise some.

He then told me that they were getting more in this next coming week. So what do I do completely scatter brained and unprepared. I told him that I wanted to put my name down and put some on hold. I then go home thinking omgosh what am I going to keep them in. Holy cow!~ I mean I only put my name down I didn't buy them yet. So I started drawling up plans and began the task of building a chicken coop for our girls (the hens we don't have yet,lol). Heres an update ~~~> Demo for the making of our chicken coop
Also check out the almost finished product ~~> Chicken Coop What!

This came with our house, it has been an eye sore since day one!

Making some progress only after an hour of prying the boards away.

Took a break and came back at it. I think for just a couple hours I made quite a bit of progress on my own.

So since I have the crazy ideas of doing all these crazy things, I get to do them with out the help of the "man". His one duty that he cant get out of is checking for: snakes, frogs, and lizards. Yea if I see any of those 3 things I will scream like a little girl and go hide in my house. I am a HUGE fan of reclaimed wood, or finding a purpose from something old. I really just wanted to take the skill saw to it and cut panels and move them with the truck, but then I realized that just wasn't going to work. SO I took my hammer to every nail one by one. Found this amazing bench inside and will most definitely be restoring it.
Can not wait for tomorrow, will have it torn the rest of the way down. Move my pile of "good" still use able wood and my bench and start plotting out my plan of attack for rebuilding and what I will have to buy to finish it. Oh yeah did I mention that we will be getting ducks also??? Yeah when I came home that evening from the feed store  I had Dalila tell Daddy what was going to be moving in next week. He goes oh nice! Did they have ducks??? So were on a mission to find ducks now too! Ooober excited and cant wait to post pictures of the rest of the demo.
Oh I forgot to mention. I would have totally kept it in tack and were it was and just started cleaning it up for the girls, though it was about to fall over! lol! I don't know if one to many gophers have been under it but it has sunk into the ground or rotted on one side Idk I think it just sunk though. that is why if your asking yourself why didn't I just keep it the same. the little building does have a lot of old history charm. little girls name in glitter paint and lace curtains barely hanging from the single pane windows and yea.