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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Green Thursday - Seehafer's Farm Part 1

Seehafer's Farm Part 1

It is Thursday, and I am SSSSOOOOO excited to share this outing I had last week!!!

I mentioned in my Monday Update! that I visited the Seehafer Farm to borrow some amazing pieces for table-scaping at the Franklin Main Street Festival (that I have been talking about for like the last month or two).  

We started the tour with their chickens.  They just got some baby chicks in earlier this spring and now they have grown so big! They are just hanging out in the "maternity" ward till they are big enough to play with their older siblings in the yard.  

They built this super adorable chicken coop to keep all their chickens safe at night.  During they day they run around the yard having fun and eating up bugs.  There is a ton of care needed to make sure your chickens are healthy and happy.  Honestly, I always thought that owning chickens would be smelly or messy...and I was completely wrong.  We have lived near some large scale chicken farms...and I have been trapped a few times behind a chicken truck so I felt pretty strongly about what smells they have.  You know what I am talking about...when you visit a farm and it is smells...and then the farmer is all "Smells like money to me."  Anyway, they change their bedding often, bleach down the insides, and dust out the mites which is a ton of work.  But in exchange they get eggs!!!

Angie told me the specific breed of chicken each one was...but of course I can't remember.  Most of them had a gorgeous set of foot feathers (yes, feathers that adorn their little feet).  

If you want to learn more about the Seehafer Farm they have a blog you can follow.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday Update!

So much has happened in the last week!  Amazing things, small things...and great things.

Major purchases include a 10x10 canopy tent, 2 6 foot tables, and table cloths.  I also picked up some uber cute tear drop stickers for price tags.  Martha Stewart, seriously...too cute!

I am so excited about my little card holders coming from *byKsenia that should be arriving later this week. Check out my last Monday Update! to see how cute they are.  I plan to use them as little signs to tell people little thoughts like, "Local Nashville Wax" or "All Natural Beeswax."  It is super cute in my mind, just have to transfer it.  Maybe next time I can take a photo of a candle in action to give people an idea what it might look like in their home, but that will have to wait till next time...

I also announced that I have to raise prices slightly after re-evaluating my spreadsheets.  The new prices should go in effect Friday, so place an order now to save a little money.

AND!!!  My new favorite person Angie, opened her barn to me last Thursday.  She is a collector of all things vintage and rust.  After giving me a tour of her microfarm, which I will blog all about Thursday, we went through her pieces to pick out fun things to use for table-scaping for my upcoming show THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY!!!  (I am so nervous and excited!!)  She is such a blessing!  I never could have found so many unique, rusty, quirky, things to use without her help.  We loaded up as much as my SUV would hold...and she is already planning out what I should use next time.  I love how so many people are helping me in this journey!  Hopefully I can pay it forward.

Besides all these great happenings.  God answered a huge prayer for our little family.  May 7th is the day I met my husband four years ago, the day I married him almost a year ago, and this year the day we get to start a new journey together with a new job.  We plan to buy lotto tickets for May 7th since it is made of magic.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday Update!

A little late...guess that shows how busy I have been lately!!

First, I am almost done with the inventory for the show in Franklin.  Just double checking a few things.  Making some improvements by changing some wicks for better burn times.  Maybe post some photos next week?

Second, I totally won a blog giveaway!  I never win anything so clearly this was super exciting!  *byKsenia is an amazing watercolor artist that I was fortunate to meet in February at Wedding Day Hooray!  I fell in love with her card holders made to look like old cameras.  How adorable!?!  I won $30 towards anything in her store, but it was too hard to choose what to buy.  So I spent a little extra and got one pack of each camera style.  I plan to use them at my show in Franklin as little price tag and info thingies.  Here are some photos I took from her etsy store.

You can follow Ksenia on her blog at this link: Ksenia' Blog
Or you can visit her store at this link: Ksenia's Store

Third, did I mention the show in Franklin?  I am getting so nervous excited about it!!!  I really hope to see you all there!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Green Thursday!

I have been working on using recycled things from around the house to start my seedlings.  Then I dreamed up using big cans for a project.  Like a hanging herb garden using big soup cans.  Of course someone has done it before...but look how fun an creative they are! Check out these fun inspirational pieces below!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday Update!

Happy Monday!

I have been super busy the last few days making the hand-rolled candles in the Natural Honey Collection.  I am a little over half way done with what I expect to bring to the Franklin Main Street Festival in a few weeks.  So excited!!  Nervous, but excited!

As I mentioned on Facebook, I ordered several new molds.  They arrived late last week, and I am excited to show you a small sampling of the 8 new additions to the Natural Honey Collection.  I know!  I am adding 8 additional sizes to expand the pillar selection.  This brings my entire collection to consist of over 20 different sizes.

Besides this I have been working on an art installation project that I hope to tell you more about in a few weeks.  Here is a sneak peek...

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Green Thursday!

The last week has been so gorgeous with all sorts of flowers blooming.  My flower garden is just starting to show tiny little seedlings emerging from the soil.  So while the little guys are working on growing enjoye some flowers that have bloomed.  Hope you have a great Thursday!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday Update!

I feel like I am playing a bit of catch-up.  My allergies threw me off schedule, but I am back on track now!    

I am so excited to share with from our engagement party!  (Long story, but after 2 years we got them)  Never say you are thinking of selling raffle tickets to your wedding to help pay for the event.  You just might get a carnival themed engagement party.  Complete with carnival themed invitations; designed by our good friend Grey.  (I blacked out addresses and emails)

Carnival foods like corn dogs!

And of course a hand painted Bearded Lady and Strong Man cut out.  Not sure this is the new photo booth for weddings, but it was really the highlight of the party!

It was so much fun.  Seeing the photos remind me of how much fun we had, and how quickly time passes. Still trying to convince my friend to let me have the Bearded Lady and Strong Man to hang in our living room.  How fun would that be suspended from the ceiling?  Evidently the local church uses it for their Halloween Festivities.  Clearly, this is once a year event and I could just let them borrow it for the weekend.

We are officially on....TWITTER!!!  I know!  It is so exciting growing and tweeting and dreaming.  Of course I want you to follow me!  So just click here.  And TA-DA!  Or you can just click on the tab at the top that says Twitter.  So easy!  No pressure.

Clear mason jars have been added to the rental section!  Check it out if you are in the Nashville area and need some mason jars for your special event.

Hope you have had a wonderful Monday!