Christmas at Sherbondy’s

We have officially entered the holiday season. One of my favorite events in November is Small Business Saturday. Each year, I try to go to my favorite local businesses searching for as many Christmas gifts as I can find. It is a day that I intentionally shop small every year and gets me in the…

Pineapple Rum Agua Fresca

We have been making some fruity mixed drinks to cool off in the heat of the summer. We’ve been hooked on two particular recipes for a year now that I’m going to share here on the blog. They are both quite refreshing after a long day of doing yard work or gardening! The first drink…

‘Tis the Season

Over the last seven years I have lived in either an apartment or a very small house so I don’t have a lot of Christmas decor. Now that we have our new big house I can finally do some decorating! We had some Cedar trees growing on one of our terraces (you don’t want that)…

DIY Mini Living Christmas Tree

Create your own mini living Christmas tree with a Norfolk Island Pine tree from Sherbondy’s. Sherbondys Garden Center is a locally owned and operated garden center and landscape firm located in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Get your own between 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.I brought my tree home and placed a drip saucer under the…

Big Coop Before & After

Our new property came with a 600 sq. ft. poultry house that was built in 1950. We call this the ‘big coop’ or the ‘new coop’ because we already had one from our old house. We are now done with the exterior upgrade project. Some ‘before’ photos of the buildingIncluded in the project: 1. Re-build…

Master Bathroom Details

We purchased a house late last year and moved in around the first of the year. One of my favorite rooms in the new house is our master bathroom with wood floors, a clawfoot tub, huge shower and two big windows.

Our Chicken Feeder

My fiancé made this chicken feeder out of some wood and PVC pipe. The tall cylinders hold the food until they eat enough for it to shift down.

Meet the New Blooming Farmhouse

It’s been a little quiet on the blog lately but it’s because we have some big news. First, we are engaged. Second, we bought a house. I had no idea I could love a house this much. Here is a sneak peek of the new Blooming Farmhouse! More to come over the next few months…

A Little Blue Coop (Before & After)

Last May we moved an old weathered cabin to our farm where it went through a transformation. It had “good bones” but needed a lot of repair and cosmetic improvements after years of neglect. We started with a new roof, structural reinforcements, new flooring, siding repair and replacement, new custom 6-pane windows with screens along with lots and…