Sunday, September 30, 2012

April's AFTER, TA-DA

 Well folks, here she is! I am usually not a girly-girl but I had a lot of fun making this camper girly. With a little paint, some TLC, elbow grease and a couple of decorations I am smitten with the results. She will be all set up and for sale at the Red Barn Farms Fall Festival in Colton, WA, October 13th and 14th.

DIY Fall Decorations

 Today was a great day of crafting! Finally made some wooden candy corn decorations that I have been wanting for awhile. It just so happened that as I was perusing the oops paints (this happens every time I'm in a paint store) there was an orange and yellow, and they were perfect fall-ish hues. The paints cost $1.50 all together and the lumber was also a steal in the bargain bin for $0.51. Why Home Depot charges 51 cents for the dinged up wood, I have no idea, but I love it. So, all in all, this easy DIY project cost $2.01! If you can run a saw and a sander and have an afternoon, your house can be overtaken by candy corn!

I Love this barnwood bird house that Elaine made for our wedding. And believe it or not, it matches ALL of my decor! hehe

April, my new camper project!

So...driving to work the other day I noticed a camper I had been
eyeballing for about a year
got a fresh coat of
turquoise paint.
 And then, on my way back from lunch I noticed that the little turquoise camper now had a FOR SALE sign in the window. So, what did I do? Stopped to look at after work,
liked it, bought it and brought it home.
Here is a look at the before shots. She is a 1959 16ft Forester.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Puttin' Scraps to Good Use

Here is a quick little project I whipped up to use up some of the material scraps I have laying around. I bought the tote bags at Jo Ann's, with a coupon of course, and accessorised with scraps of vintage fabric, ribbons, buttons, flowers, you name it, it'll work.  I love the green ones, myself!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Canning, canning, canning

I have been a canning fool this summer. It's been a blast because I tried all new things this year including plum and red onion chutney, zucchini salsa and butters. The smell of pear and plum butter reducing all day long is something I could live with.

So far, I have tried, and loved, the grape jelly, spiced plum butter, pepper jelly and red onion chutney. We poured the chutney over pork chops and my husband finished his plate before I even started, guess you could say he thought it was...great!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Farmer's Market Happiness

 I love going to farmer's markets. Last weekend I was able to stroll through the Missoula Farmer's Market (one of my all time favorites) and this weekend the hubby and I hit up the Moscow Farmer's Market. I can never get over the vibe, the smells, the colors and the yummy food of a bustling market. We originally went up to pick up my latest addition to my blue bike family, a '62 Hollywood Schwinn! After we got home I was inspired to make a quick batch of pickled green beans and picked some blackcaps for jam later today. A while ago, my mom and I made three different batches of pepper jelly, um mm good!!! I LOVE SUMMER