Backyard chickens are becoming the next craze…I thought long and hard about this venture and decided with my family that we were going to get baby chicks raise them the eventually have fresh eggs everyday. Our adventure began when we first started looking into Chicken Coops getting familiar with what we needed to keep them safe etc…Predators were our biggest concern, Coyotes,Raccoons,Fox and so on. I did my research and came across this amazing company online called I fell in love with the styles they have to offer.  I chose the 4×6 coop here is why:

Ceiling height 59 in and it sits 14 inches off the ground  Features include :6 Roomy Nesting Boxes and a Double Roost, Keyed Entry Door –  Size: 18in x 49in,Asphalt Shingles, Chicken Door with Latches and Ramp, Hinged Ventilation Lid, Glassboard Floor for an extra layer of protection to the floor surface and easier cleanout, 2 18” x 22” Slider Windows, 4×4 Pressure Treated Runner and Legs. Tech Shield Radiant Barrier Plywood Sheating.  Keeps Coop 30 degrees cooler in warm weather.

Board N Batten Siding  ,   Also available in Painted DuraTemp this is what I chose.

I love that they offer paint and roof choices I was able to select paint colors that went well with my house.

My kids were so excited to begin the process of selecting what type of chicks they wanted. We ordered them from we liked that the chicks were sexted because we can’t have roosters in our neighborhood we only wanted hens…Did you know you do not need a rooster for your hens to lay eggs? So many of my friends asked me that question…

So My Son Jack fell in love with the Rhode Island Red (Rosie),My daughter Isabelle Buff Orpington(Nellie), My other Daughter picked two a Silkie and Easter Egger(April),my Husband wanted a Australorp(Shadie) and I got a Colombian Wyandotte(Nola)  the order is Placed and the chicks arrive to our post office first thing in the morning…



A few days in and we lost our Silkie…I knew they weren’t good with travel that’s why I let Madeline pick too just in case and with a mothers instinct THANK GOODNESS I did…


The coop soon after Arrives…Shipped all the way from Amish country…It was  such a beautiful site when it finally landed at the top of our hill in our backyard. We were all so excited…

After a long summer of these chicks growing in their brooder box it was time to get them in their new home. Isabelle’s chick decided to fly over the top of the coop without us knowing and was taken in the night…Very sad but things are now on the up and up…More chicks are in our future


I would say if chickens are in your future which I highly recommend you will have fund pets that provide you with FRESH eggs and easier then having cats… Please consider for all your coop and chicken needs. They have so much to offer Customer Service and Quality are why we chose to go with them. You will love everything they have to offer:








 So what are you waiting for? Check them out and see for yourself how amazing this company really is.


Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Jewlr



Do you need Mother’s Day Gift Ideas? Why not a personal gift from Jewlr? I know one of my most cherished gifts was a personalized piece of jewelry from my kids. Jewlr offers special jewelry pieces that you can personalize with birthstones,monograms and more…Read all the amazing things Jewlr has to offer below also enter their GIVEAWAY!

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Description of the product


Charms make the perfect gift for mom. Personalize your charm with a birthstones and engravings. Mom will love it!

The ultimate personalization! You choose the bracelet style, the charms designs and you customize it all with your choice of metal, stones and engraving. In the end, you create a unique piece of jewelry, perfect for your taste and budget.

Our bracelets include removable end caps and two stopper beads each, a very practical way for you to put your charms on it and organize them in any order you want.

If you already have your bracelet, don’t worry about it! Jewlr charms are designed to fit perfectly in all standard charm bracelets in the market. Choose the bow charms you love. Make your charm in sterling silver or gold, select the birthstones or Swarovski Zirconia colors you want and add a personal message as your engraving.

At Jewlr, you make one of a kind charms for one of a kind people. [Read more…]

Trash To Treasure By: Haydee Latonja

Notorious among my family and friends for killing every bit of live vegetation that has ever had the misfortune of ending up in my house, I am an eternal optimist and continue to find a way to include them in my life.  A few weeks ago, I saw a picture of some beautiful succulents growing in a old coffee can.  Coincidentally, a very similar one was gracing my mantle at that very moment:photo-8

Disclaimer, I know my way around a Home Depot, but in the lawn and garden section, I get a little disoriented.  A friend was kind enough to point me in the right direction and show me exactly what to do to actually stand a chance of having my plants live for more than 24 hours.Here’s what you do:  Add a base of horticulture charcoal to the base of the can to absorb excess moisture and prevent rusting of the  can and then plant the succulents in cactus mix (which is sold in the Indoor Plants section of Home Depot, where these succulents are found).  Evidently these plants grow well when planted closely together and the best part is that they only need a small amount of water once a week.  Do the finger test:  check the soil once a week, if the soil is dry, water a little bit, if the dirt is moist, leave it be.  You can layer the top of the soil with shells or small rocks to pack down the fluffy soil.
Here’s my finished masterpiece:
imageSo don’t be afraid, black thumb-ers everywhere, we can do this!  (I’m keeping all of my fingers crossed that this story has a happy ending, but I love it so far!)

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Trash to Treasure By: Haydee Latonja

I do solemnly promise that this is my last spray paint post for a while…In my defense, I found something this week that just SCREAMED my name and that of my DIY BFF, Spray Paint. photo4

I was inspired by this picture I found on Pinterest:155796468330916585_Y6rbfkay_cTrophies are usually found for $2 or $3 dollars at your local Thrift Store and spray paint is equally budget friendly, so this seemed like a no-brainer.  I chose the colors below mostly because I already had them in my stash.  (I like to invest as little as possible on these little projects..who doesn’t?)photo-2And here’s the Ta-DAH moment:photo-8photo-7Keeping my eyes peeled for more composers…and trophies…I’m not sure you can ever have too many..