DIY Platform Deck – TimberTech Part 2
Dreaming of Homemaking
by sarah wagner
4d ago
DIY Platform Deck with our favorite TimberTech, we are still working on all the not so fun but we are getting closer! Well the weatherman and mother nature threw us quite the wrench in our plans. We wanted to prepare even though everyone was saying it wont snow. We didn’t get our concrete poured in time so we decided to cover it with two insanely large tarps. Fast forward all the snow melts, and the wind and snow kept them in their spot so we should be safe right? Lets see what was next for our DIY Platform Deck. After all of this melted, this is what we ended up with : All of our hard work ..read more
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DIY Deck – TimberTech Part 1
Dreaming of Homemaking
by sarah wagner
1w ago
DIY Deck – I wanted to share all the details of our TimberTech Deck build and here we are with Part 1! Sharing the good, bad, and everything in between. DIY Deck Build Material List Part 1: Tractor is handy Auger Shovel / Post hole digger Long Nails String Line Sonotubes aka Concrete Forms Measuring Tape Time to start this DIY Deck Build This DIY deck build is going to be amazing and I am so excited to see this garden transform even more! I will say this is James project he dreamed of and designed… I planned for more garden beds but excited to see his vision come to life! You can see what Ti ..read more
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DIY Nesting Box – Extra Large
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by sarah wagner
1w ago
DIY Nesting Box – Go big or go home right? When we made this I was just trying to make enough boxes for the chickens we had. Fast Forward little did I know how many chickens we would have so I am glad we made this big! Now that you see the completed, let me show you how we made it along with what it looks like today! DIY Nesting Box Supplies 1/2″ plywood – 4 sheets for this size 2x4x8 – 4 1/2 inch Quarter Round Saw Horses Saw T Square Pencil Square Brad Nailer First step, is really deciding what size nesting box is best for your chickens and your space. Just remember however big you make it ..read more
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Chicken Coop Bedding – Hemp
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by sarah wagner
1w ago
Chicken Coop Bedding – Hemp is where its at! I feel like its a hot topic, and really its what works best for you. Let me share why I switched! Sand, Straw, Shavings, Pellets, Coffee Grounds, Mulch, or Hemp ? Why Hemp for the chicken coop bedding? I started with shavings and while I did love the price, and what they were like immediately. The longevity wasn’t there, the shavings were still very dusty. I like to do the deep litter method and it got very wet in the winter using shavings. Switching to Hemp it was the opposite – and guess what I found one that is great priced too! Hemp absorbs mo ..read more
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Chicken Coop
Dreaming of Homemaking
by sarah wagner
2w ago
Chicken Coop and run that is part DIY and part prefab all in black! Sharing all the details and my favorite chicken items! Chicken Coop Details & Questions : Did you make the actual chicken coop? It is a prefab Heartland Shed and we LOVE it! It was easy to put together and it came with everything we needed but the roof shingles and supplies for that. We could have done a DIY but time is money! What color is the coop and run? Behr Limousine Leather How many chickens can it hold? Most chickens need 4 square feet of coop space per chicken and 8 square feet of run space per chicken. For bigge ..read more
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Chicken Coop and Extra Large Chicken Run
Dreaming of Homemaking
by sarah wagner
2w ago
Chicken Coop and Extra Large Chicken Run – because chicken math is real and we wanted to keep our chickens safe from the predators! Sharing all the details! When we first built our coop and run, we planned for it to be a spot the chickens can go to eat and sleep and we would let them free range all day. We made sure to build it so nothing could get in using Deer Busters Hardware Cloth, and nothing could but when we let them out it was a whole new thing and the eagles wouldn’t let them be. It was time to add on and make our chickens safe. First time chicken owners and we started with this coo ..read more
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How to Grow Hellebores – Lenten Rose
Dreaming of Homemaking
by sarah wagner
3w ago
How to Grow Hellebores – Lenten Rose. These are the best flower to let you know spring is almost here! They are so beautiful and easy to grow. How to Grow Hellebores – Lenten Rose : Hellebores are such a fun and easy plant to grow, and just need some simple things : 1. Partial to full shade. This spot I have mine in has morning sun and then afternoon shade, as you can see they thrive here! 2. They love a rich soil, that is also well draining. Adding organic matter is great for them they do like neutral soil / alkaline. 3. How much water? Too much water they can rot, that is why you want to mak ..read more
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St Patricks Day Set Up – Leprechaun Feet & Pants
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by sarah wagner
1M ago
St Patricks Day Set Up – Leprechaun Feet and Pants along with fun traps! I am sharing all the details and hopefully you can start this fun tradition! I love a fun charcuterie board for any holiday, wether its homemade or store bought it makes them extra special . For St Patricks Day Leprechaun Pants and Leprechaun Feet are a must! These cute little pants my mother in law made many years ago and they are so fun! Traps are a must and you can make one out of a box and supplies at home, or buy cute ones you put together. Our little guy always leaves his pants in the trap and you will find a tr ..read more
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Space Themed Boys Bedroom – Constellations
Dreaming of Homemaking
by sarah wagner
2M ago
Space themed boys bedroom thats going to be full of constellations, this is just the beginning! Check out this transformation! While this room isn’t complete yet, we have made some progress and I can’t wait to add the finishing touches! Here is where the room started and you can see below all the details! How we transformed this room into a space themed constellation room : We first took out the floors and replaced them with these Procore Elizabeth floors. Then we added board and batten. Next it was time to paint, and we used this Graco Paint Sprayer along with Benjamin Moore Hale Navy. I ..read more
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Chocolate Fondue – Valentine’s Day
Dreaming of Homemaking
by sarah wagner
2M ago
Chocolate Fondue is a must for Valentine’s Day, well let’s be real any day! I have the most delicious recipe below! I love a good set up, and this space has been so great for it! The XOXO banner I just love and was part of a set for under $5! The pink hanging hearts garland was a fun DIY we made years ago and they are holding up great! Now, have you seen how amazing the Beautiful by Drew line is? I don’t know if I can pick a favorite but this Beautiful electric fondue set is so good! I can’t tell you how long we have been without a hand mixer and its pretty amazing to get a new one! The bes ..read more
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