7.25.2014

Blueberry Picking & Recipe Round Up

 This morning the boys and I went blueberry picking at a farm a couple of miles from our house.

I love this place.

If I could pick a farm to live on, this would be it! They have acres upon acres of strawberries, blueberries, apples, corn, you name it. And one of the things I love most is that not all of the blueberries are together. There's a patch toward the front, then on the other side of an apple orchard there is another patch, all set on rolling hills.


Sometimes you need to step away from everyday life to find inspiration - something I feel I'm lacking lately.

 The flowers, antlers and white clad shed was such a beautiful shot, I had to share it on Instagram.


We picked and picked until our buckets... er, my bucket was full. They ate more than they picked. Good help is hard to find. ;)

So now that we've picked 5 and a half pounds, what shall we do with them?

Here are just a few ideas that caught my eye on Pinterest:


We're off to make some "booby nama muffins" according to Ty.

Have a great weekend!

7.16.2014

Design Board: Colorful Cottage Dining Room

I've been busy scouring thrift shops and Craig's List for the right dining chairs to pair with the Farmhouse dining table that's currently in progress in our garage. Right away I found a couple of simple wicker parsons chairs for $40, and just last night I found a set of 6 wooden chairs that were originally purchased from World Market for sale at $15 each. 8 sturdy chairs for around $100 sounds good to me!

So here's the plan:

Here's the problem:
I have 5 colors and 8 chairs. In my very particular mind, there is a great need to eliminate one color, so that two chairs can be painted one of each color. I'm thinking the orange has to go. The color is great, but it's the easiest to remove and still keep the colorful look I'm trying to achieve here. Maybe it has a place somewhere else in the future. As a centerpiece on the table, or maybe in artwork on the walls. Only time will tell.

So instead of going on, I'm going to get back to building the table and refinishing the chairs. Building the table is going smooth so far, and it's fairly quick. Painting and staining everything will be time consuming, but well worth it in the end. I can't wait to see it all complete!

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