Friday, February 4, 2011

Fresh Eggs

OK, I might be a tiny bit excited for spring!  :)

I took down all of my winter decorations (Christmas had been down for awhile, but I left winter up.)  I know we still have at least another month of winter up here and probably longer, but I just am DONE with winter.

I have been planning and decorating for SPRING!

The boys and I went down to the feed store to find out what breeds of chicks they are going to get in and when so I can order the breeds I want from them and arrange to have to rest that I want shipped to on or around the same day.

I'm planning out the design for our chicken coop.
 

AND. . .

Well, did I mention that I might be just a little bit excited?  :)

 My mom gave me a Silhouette for Christmas.  With so much going on today was the first time I had a chance to sit down and really figure out how it works.  I am IN LOVE with my new sign and I am IN LOVE with my Silhouette.  What a great machine!  I've all ready thought of a dozen more projects that this is going to be very helpful with. 

I used the Silhouette to cut a stencil and then used the stencil on an old weathered cedar shake.   I love the character of aged cedar.

For now, it is going to be a part of my spring mantel.  Later perhaps it will hang on the coop to inspire the girls!

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7 comments :

  1. So adorable! I want one for our chicken coop! You're going to love having chickens- it is really fun. We got all different breeds and they all seem to get along great- and they all have nice temperaments, too. Even the Americanas.

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  2. That is incredibly cute. It looks great. You're doing some awesome things at your new place!

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  3. The girls down Tule way say cluck, cluck and we are beautiful and so we laid a green brick and peach egg, because we love GAnn.

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  4. Thanks, Rory and Megan. Mom, you're a little bit crazy. :)

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  5. Oh, I LoVe this and would go perfectly on my coop! Great job! I've heard lots about this Silouette and I'm thinking I cannot go much longer w/out one! Thanks for the inspiration!

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