Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Bar stool and easel

Is it decorative or functional?
Yes please!
These are both

Cute, functional and within budget! Gotta love it!
Chair $15
Easel $25

Trunk and burlap chair

So cute

I love burlap and I love white! Even though these go perfect together they are separate.
The trunk screams vintage shabby chic and has beautiful markings and embellishments.
The chair makes an accent corner look great! Either way they are a great piece.
Chest/ trunk $55
Chair $25

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Healthy? Probiotic?

Kefir, a funny word, but it has started to become very popular as people are finding huge benifits not limited to increased energy, clearing up constipation and acne, and decreased sicknesses throughout the year as well as the length/ downtime when you do get sick.
It is so easy to make and with the right information you can skip the learning curve.
You can buy it in the store or you can save some pennies and make it yourself. All you need is a cup of milk and 2 tsp of kefir grains.

 The reason kefir is so benificial is because of the Probiotics it produces. Antibiotics kill the natural flora in the body and Probiotics build it back up in which time it helps with digestion and the whole host of problems that can come from Digestive issues.

The grains are Probiotic and when placed in the milk it will consume the lactose  (milk sugar) and give you probiotics that are so amazing that I am sure you will be surprised.

I find this lady amusing and fun to follow!
She has many recipes for using Probiotics in everyday life, which is the best way to go while trying to find health while living life at the same time.

I make about 1 cup and put it in smoothies with a little bit of honey. When I do that I don't have a problem getting overwhelmed. I have to smile as my kids get a dose and don't even know it.

Wrought-iron footstool

Ever seen a footstool more
 decorative than this one? 
I love the rose pattern in the corners and the queen Anne style legs!!
 The stool is $5
If you want matching pillows...
$3 for the red
$2 for the brown
($5 for both)

These all match great with the previous post!


Beautiful drapes/ curtains

Burgundy drapes with an awesome gold valance / swag. I love the elegance they add to a room.
3 panels +1 drape
They are at bed, bath and beyond
 for over $30 each 

$25 for the set


What do you know about your eggs???

Chickens are the easiest farm animal to raise and they are a great source of constant daily food supply.

Do you know where your eggs are coming from? Are the chickens cage free, antibiotic free, and hormone free? You would be amazed at how much of that stuff  makes it into each egg and the effects that can have on your food!

Nutritional reasons?
Here's some cool facts!!
Farm Eggs VS Store eggs:
1⁄3 less cholesterol
1⁄4 less saturated fat
2⁄3 more vitamin A
3 times more vitamin E
7 times more beta carotene
21 times more omega-3

  Consider raising your own hens or supporting the local farming community.
They may cost a bit more but a little bit of health goes a long way!!
Great way to start the morning off right!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Fake tree

Need some color to a room without the maintenance of watering and fertilizing all the time?
Aprox. 6 foot tall

Decorative head board

Small grey antique style metal head board. 

This is short and fits perfectly on a plant shelf for decoration or in a decorative collage to give it a fun pop to a room.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Baby Nubian goats

New to the farmyard are two baby goats from our mama goat Bambi. 1 Doe and 1 Buckling. Beautiful moon spots and sporting 5 different colors in their coat.

Saturday, February 28, 2015


I am so excited about my calendula finally being ready to harvest!!!
Skin problems, stomach aches, inflammation. ...
It is such an easy plant to work with, but because I'm new to the planting seasons of Arizona it took me a while to get it right!

 I planted it last year about this time, so the plant wasn't ready before the 115° summer hit. But it survived thru the summer with shade and lots of watering
Next time I'll plant the seeds in September for it to be ready for spring!

Just cut the tops off and it's ready to make a tea. Dry them in a cool dark place and them seal them in a jar to keep them fresh.

Learn more here-

Garden salad anyone!

It feels so good to be able to eat from your own garden! It brings a whole new meaning to Organic veggies!
(calendula flower too)
 Here is a fresh new batch of spring lettuce to mix up a salad for dinner! 
Good pointer~~
I hear a lot of people say their garden veggies go bad quickly. We'll that comes from not spraying them with preservatives.

SO, on my lettuce I will soak it for 5 to 6 hours to plump up the leaves and make them crispy, dry them off and place a paper towel in the bag to absorb excess moisture that will make it go all mushy after a few day in the fridge. 
I can keep lettuce fresh just as long as the store bought!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Perfect timing

Super excited when our sweet mama goat did such a great job with 3 babies!
Now comes the part that every mom will know... getting back to normal! Although I'm pretty sure she's not worried out getting a small waste line back (we have no bucks on the property to impress)... she does however still look a little tired and uncomfortable.
So just in time for kidding season, this awesome plant is in full swing!

With heart shaped leaves, shepherds purse becomes easy to spot! Here is some of the patch that sprung up in my back yard.
Herbs quite often have a variety of things they help with, but this is one of the exceptions as it is very specific.

Shepherds purse is good for bleeding with an emphasis on internal bleeding and specializes in uterine bleeding.
Read more here!

Good to know for your DIY medicine cabinet for you, your family or your pets!

Dairy Goat Baby Nubian Bucklings

The babies have arrived!
Sweet mama did such a great job with 3 babies! No wonder she looked so uncomfortable!!!!
Beautiful Moon Spots with lots of variations of color!

Nap time! 

Sweet little nubian baby bucklings that will snuggle up and fall asleep in your lap!
Awesome milk lines, beautiful moon spots and cute personalities! Complete package!
Bottle fed so ready to go home.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Natural homemade soap

Homemade soap! The best part is that I can pronounce the name of all 3 ingredients and it's easy to make because it only has a few ingredients to worry about.
coconut oil
My son snuck in to grab it while mom was trying to take a picture... hahaa
CUTEST LITTLE HAND EVER! Maybe he could be a hand model!

Made it with a friend and it was easy and fun to see it all finished!
1 suggestion- don't do the crock pot method... it got a bit messy.

Learn all about making the soap here!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Service project!

Blankets, teddy bears and infant clothes for local NICU.
If you need a service project or have some extra supplies on hand, here is a great idea!


Saturday, December 6, 2014

white distressed bench

Beautiful bench with perfect distressing
 to add beautiful dimensions. 

47"long × 22"deep Great for adding some fun flare to your back porch. Or is perfect for a front porch as decoration with a few cute pillows!
In time for the holiday family gatherings!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Chest / Trunk

I love the beautiful nail head embellishments on the edges!

Decorative rose Chest/ trunk with pretty clawfoot metal legs. Inside is linned with a soft felt. Super great for vintage and shabby chic style decorating