Monday, March 29, 2021

Seed Starting 2021


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Seed starting 2021 is underway!

I began my 2021 seed starting in mid March.  It is a little early for seed starting but I was too excited to wait any longer!

The suggestion for my zone is to seed start about 6-8 weeks before the last frost date.  Our last frost date is in mid May.  I'm still going to wait to plant outside until Memorial Day weekend just to be completely safe.  That will put my seedlings at about 10-11 weeks (I planted on different days).

To seed start, I used a peat pellet greenhouse.  I used the pellets last year & loved how easy they were to work with.  I also like how the entire flat of plants is in its own greenhouse.

Using the peat pellets can seem a little costly, but it averages out to around 25 cents a plant between the pellets & seed costs.








Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Creating A Crackled and Distressed Finish Using Glue

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How to create a crackle/distressed finish using school glue!

One of my favorite things to do is make something new look like something old.

In the past, I've used a weathered crackle glaze to give an aged/distressed look.  Then, when I was browsing on Pinterest one day, I saw that school glue could be used to make a distressed/crackle look.

I tried the technique over the summer & had great results.  Recently, I wanted to make a name sign for our foster kiddo's room.  I decided to use the glue distressing technique on the letters for his name.  Since he's in foster care, I can't share his full name, but I used one of the letters to show you the distressing technique.


















Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Life Lately | January 2021

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A life update for January 2021!

I thought it would be fun to bring back my 'Life Lately' posts in 2021!  I really missed writing them & having something to look back on.

This year, I'm combining my 'Life Lately' posts with my 'Link Love' posts to make one monthly post.

Let's get started! 












Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Easy DIY Dry Erase Board

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 This is a super simple DIY! An old picture frame is given new life as a dry erase board!


I'm all about keeping it simple in 2021.  My first DIY was no exception. I took an old picture frame & turned it into a super cute dry erase board.

I also created a little video of the process that I put on my Instagram if you want to check it out!




















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