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.
Spring is here and the weather is warming up nicely and means it is time to check the hives. We check the hives to see how survived over the winter months. We like to wait until the daytime temperatures have become stable and there is no frost or freeze warnings. The hives need to say a constant temperature and exposing the bees too much cooler temperatures can harm the hive.
Mr. BRV suited up to see how they were doing. He doesn’t normally suit up, however they are a bit more agitated when they haven’t been worked with since the temperatures dropped in the Fall. The neighbors near the hives are not so sure about being outside when Mr. BRV is checking them. [Read more…]
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.
There are very few things that I like better than Junkin. If there is a conversation going on about flea markets, salvage hunts, thrift stores, vintage markets…..you get the idea. I am ALL in. I enjoy the thrill of the hunt, the haggle, and the feeling you get when you take a newly found treasure home. I have been doing a little more Junkin than usual and I wanted to share a bit of my Junkin stash with you.
Vintage Bread Board [Read more…]
I have been searching for a scratch made Sour Cream Pound Cake recipe for a special occasion. I really enjoy making things from scratch just like my grandmother did. I can’t ever remember seeing her measure anything for a recipe. It was always a little of this and a pinch of that, well that is an entirely different post in itself. While I was strolling through Pinterest I came across a recipe that just fit and I am not really sure why, but it just spoke to me. It was one that had minimal ingredients and simple straight forward instructions to follow.
I am just mad about treasure hunting…..okay, let’s call it what it is sometimes JUNKIN. I absolutely love to search out treasure (and Junk) no matter where it is. If someone suggests heading out to a flea market, vintage/antique store, salvage yard….I am all in. Sometimes when Mr. BRV isn’t hard at work he will tag along with me and he loves it to (possibly more than I do, but don’t tell him I said that).
I wanted to share with you one of my latest places to find treasure. Mr. BRV and I were out and about and came across a great place in our own backyard in Asheville, North Carolina.
( This photo from The Regeneration Station Website)
Welcome back to Kitchen Tip Tuesday, I will share some tips, tricks and how to’s from some vintage cook and recipe books that I stumbled across in my travels. You will definitely relate to some of these tips and trips, but some may be a bit strange.
When I started thumbing through these recipe books to see what would be more interesting. I found the “What Shall We Have For Dinner” section. This was a really great section, because it really helps to put a meal together for your family and eliminates some guess work.
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…]