Seed starting is a great way to get a jump-start on planting your garden. Yes, it probably is easier to go to the local farmers market, retail store or hardware store to purchase plants that are already mature and ready to plant. However, it doesn’t take much time out of your day to start seed indoors in preparation for planting season.
This Saturday was the Bee Happy Vintage Market in the Biltmore Village, located in Asheville, NC and the weather could not have been better with sunny blue skies. Mr. BRV and I decided to make a day of junkin and a stop off at the Bee Happy Vintage Market. This was a wonderful little market with about 25 vendors from many different areas such as Tennessee, South Carolina, and right at home here in North Carolina.
The host of the market was Bee Happy Wares & Whimsies and they had a very inviting booth with a little bit of everything for everyone. The vanity on right when you walk in just made me stop in my tracks…..it was a beauty. There were also aprons, pillows, and many other goodies to choose from. Lovin the burlap.
You just gotta love the logo…..it makes me smile! [Read more…]
I have many long-awaited Spring projects to tackle this year (my list is growing by the day). One of them is to paint my Bistro set using either Rust-oleum or Valspar black spray paint. I picked up the Bistro set at a really good price years ago and the paint has continued to fade year after year. You know how it is, you know it needs to be done and would breathe life back into the poor thing, but another project always seems to jump ahead screaming for attention.
As you can tell there has been extreme neglect with the faded paint on the seat and back.
Have you ever experienced one of those days while out looking for treasure, that you felt was a lost cause? Now your thinking how much time was wasted and now your going to go home empty-handed. You know what I mean, you have felt this same feeling of defeat.
On my last treasure hunting stop of the morning, I hoped that I would find something that would save the day. I made my usual rounds in the store and wasn’t finding anything that really spoke to me. Yep, I was probably the one you heard mumbling about what a wasted day I was having.
But WAIT…. [Read more…]
Do you remember in February when I introduced you to my new makeover vintage stool project?
It was a little beaten and shabby, but was definitely a beauty in the making.
The rattan had dry rotted and was breaking in a few places and as you can see it was almost completely off of one side. I just knew that I could repair the seat without a doubt. A little confession….I have no idea what I am doing when it comes to replacing the stool seat. I however, do have a couple of people who I can bend their ears for some tips on the repair. [Read more…]
We finally got a break in the weather the other day and I actually saw a large, round, orange glowing object in the sky. I realized it was something that I hadn’t seen in quite some time and it was definitely a welcome site. The temperatures were also a bit of a change from the twenties to being able to go outside in a long sleeve shirt and feeling comfortable.
I don’t know about you, but when days like this start coming around I start getting the outdoor fever.
I was walking around the yard soaking up some vitamin D and making my mental list of things to do to get the yard back in shape from the terror it has seen from the winter. [Read more…]
I really enjoy tip toeing through stores like Pottery Barn and IKEA. They have such a variety to choose from and would fit anyone’s taste.
Well as it so happens I saw this great outdoor rug and thought to myself (insert thought bubble)…..I know I could make that myself it can’t be that difficult….Right? Well, there it was an IKEA inspiration was born. [Read more…]
THIS MESSAGE IS NOT JUST FOR VEGETABLE GARDENERS
Soil pH is a very important part of growing, no matter what type of garden you are growing…..
Vegetable, Flower, Fruit, Shade or Full Sun.
Since the spring growing season is vastly approaching and you haven’t seen or prepared your soil since last growing season it’s time to ramp up on your pH skills.
You probably know what the pH level to the human body is however; you may not be familiar with soil pH for your gardening.
The Colorado State University Extension defines Soil pH as…..
Soil pH is a measurement of the acidity or alkalinity of a soil. On the pH scale, 7.0 is neutral. Below 7.0 acid, and above 7.0 is basic or alkaline. A pH range of 6.8 to 7.2 is termed near neutral. [Read more…]
Yes………It is time to put the winter on hold for a bit and think a head to Spring.
I know there is more winter in store for some and a lot more for others.
However, one way to get my mind off of the snow, sleet, wind, and bitter temperatures is to receive a Spring seed catalog in the mail. I look forward to them every year and feel like a kid looking for toys at Christmas. There is an abundance of catalogs to choose from these days. These catalogs offer a range of seeds from traditional, heirloom, organic, open-pollinated, hybrid. Many of the seeds that are offered in the catalogs are not only from the United States, but from around the world. [Read more…]
I have been faced with a situation that a peephole needs to be replaced.
Now this may sound like an easy task to get checked off of the “To Do List” very quickly, however since it does seem like it is an easy task it gets pushed to the bottom of the list. There are other things in our house that are bigger projects to tackle and are seemingly more important.
These include…….unclogging the kitchen sink, securing a loose step, finish painting, and cleaning the leaves out of the gutters.
This project is way over due and it is up to me to get this one done and off of the list. I am up for this challenge and I don’t think it will be too difficult. [Read more…]