Thursday, April 17, 2014

Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop # 153 + My EASY Spring Wreath

Dear friends,
Welcome back to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop # 153.
It's great to be back after a little blog break last week... We missed you!
This week I was able to get some spring decorating done. We're hosting Easter Brunch and I needed a quick and pretty pick me up for one of my grapevine wreaths.


I always use silk flowers because they hold up to the fickle spring weather we have. 
Rather than buy a bunch of single blooms I purchased two 6 ' long garlands and wrapped them around each other. 
Then I laid it down on top of the wreath in a circle and attached it with garden wire ties every 6- 8 inches until it was snug and secure.
That covered the wreath quickly and gave it a pretty blossomy look but I wanted to add a few more decorative details so 



I added some additional clip-on daisy's and a cute bumblebee with sparkly wings for a final touch of spring.


He's tucked in nicely amongst the flower petals where he'll be safe from any April showers headed our way.


 I got all my supplies from Michael's Craft Store on sale for 60 % off which was a steal compared to what you could pay for a custom made wreath. Best of all, it really was easy. It took me all of 40 minutes to put it all together and take photos too! And no hot-glue gun mess either!

 It's just screams sunshine and happiness doesn't it? Who doesn't need more of that?

Now it's your turn! Show us what cha got!

Heidi, Debbie and I are always anxious to see what you've all been up to!

Be sure to visit your Farmgirl Friday Hostess for more great farmgirl posts! 

Heidi of My Simple Country Living 
and White Wolf Summit Farmgirl Blog
And, Debbie of Farmgirl Unleashed 

You don't have to live on a farm to join this hop!
 Farmgirl is a Condition of the Heart~ MaryJaneButters 

Brag a little ( or a lot ) about your farmgirl talents! Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals, quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea! Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends!

 Enter up to three entries per hop! 

Wishing you beauty, joy and love...and a very HAPPY EASTER with those you hold dear...! 
Love, Deb 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Gifts from the Chicken Coop~ Just in time for Easter

If you keep chickens, even a small flock, those farm fresh eggs will soon be taking up valuable storage space in your frig. Backyard chickens keepers can go from zero fresh eggs by the end of winter to multiple cartons in a few short weeks after the arrival of spring. That's why I love to gussy up a few cartons of eggs and give them away to family and friends on Easter Sunday.

I know Easter colors are usually soft and pastel-y but I just love traditional farm-y red and white gingham. So off I went to my local Michael's Craft Store to gather supplies!

  
One roll of red and white wired ribbon, ( any width )

small little yellow rose buds ( with floral wire attached for easy assembly)  and

 brown paper gift tags ( any color or size )

Oh, and fresh eggs of course!!!


 The possibilities are endless for what you could use to gift wrap a carton of eggs. 

Sh. Don't  tell my mom about the eggs! I want to surprise her!
Enjoy! 
Deb

Friday, April 4, 2014

Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #152



Dear fellow farmgirl friends! Welcome back to your favorite weekend hop! This is your place to kick up your heals, toot your own horn and get down and dirty in the bragging department about all things farmgirl! Before you take off to enter your posts let's send out some well wishes to our fellow farmgirls who have been in the midst of the riotous weather this week. Baseball sized hail, flooding and tornadoes have brought challenges difficult to bare for some of you an we wish you all a quick recovery from mother natures recent attack on your homes and homesteads.

FUN farmgirl facts!

Our own Dolly Sarrio of Hibiscus House Family of Blogs has a new writing post over at Savannah Attic. She's the perfect southern lady addition for this beautiful and elegant home and garden blog. Stop by and say hello and check out Savannah Attic.

Did you know that your Farmgirl Friday Kitchen Board has over 350 pins and 900 plus follower?
Keep those delicious farm fresh recipes coming!

Farmgirl Chit-Chat rose over 250 members last week!
It's nothin' but farm baby posts from top to bottom right now! 
Think baby chicks, baby goats and cuh-ute baby lambs.







Sure gets a farmgirl in cuddly- wuddly mood I tell ya!


New farm baby from Clearwater Farm

Now, lets' get hopping shall we?
Heidi, Dolly, Debbie and I love to see what you're up to from week to week so let's get going!

Heidi of My Simple Country Living 
and White Wolf Summit Farmgirl Blog
Dolly of Hibiscus House and Dolly is Cooking
Debbie of Farmgirl Unleashed 
and me of course!

You don't have to live on a farm to join this hop!
 Farmgirl is a Condition of the Heart~ MaryJaneButters 

Brag a little ( or a lot ) about your farmgirl talents! Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals, quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea! Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends!


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