Old Windows…DIY Greenhouse!

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Building a Greenhouse I’m not sure what possessed me to do this.  I have been enjoying gardening so much this year that I wanted to extend my growing season.  I also wanted to plan ahead for germinating seeds very early.  My biggest mistakes this year while gardening was not getting…

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Birdhouses…. in Your Soul

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Birdhouses – Designs Birdhouses – who knew?  Well, after building custom designed rabbit hutches, I started to look around and realize I had so much leftover material.  I didn’t want to throw it all out or burn it (especially when I have nasty neighbors who called the police stating we…

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Growing Hops on a Garden Obelisk

Building a Garden Obelisk I’ve always liked garden obelisks.  I purchased a metal one a few years ago and loved it – in fact, this is the one I purchased.  It was perfect for my clematis near the front porch – a nice focal point to the entryway. I’ve recently…

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Backyard Chickens and Gardening – Part Two

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If you just got here, don’t forget to read part one – backyard chickens – revisited. As I mentioned, I re-purposed wood from an old deck into raised bed gardens for gardening in our chicken run and then decided to purchase chickens.  Gardening and chickens do not go together, but…

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Backyard Chickens and Gardens – Part One

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Backyard Chickens Again Life has a funny way of changing or “circling back”….. When I was growing up, gardening was a normal part of life.  My father had a huge garden sitting in the middle of an acre in the suburbs of Baltimore County.   I remember spending hours picking…

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Barn Doors and Closets – DIY

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Hanging Barn Doors, Closets, and Window Seat DIY Project If you follow my Instagram www.instagram.com/jodieotte/, you already saw this hanging barn door and closet/window seat project; however, I was refraining from posting it to the blog until I finished, and I didn’t think I would be finished until I put…

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Midday Macro Photography – Gardening

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July holiday – we had so much going on with our son turning 21!  Hard to believe…. I’m buried again under emails, messages, editing, and delivering some products.  When my tasks bottleneck like this, I find the best thing I can do…

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And I’m back photographing – let’s kick this week off ;)

I took a much needed break.  We have a lot of life transitions.  My husband starts a new job – huge transition – tomorrow morning.  I’m very proud of him, definitely a big move forward.  We’ve had a few personal transitions as well… That said – I’m back taking photo…

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Easter Photos with Children and Farm Animals (Rabbits, Chicks, Etc.)

“What about Easter Mini Sessions?…. that’s all we are seeing everywhere….”Lots of changes taking place in the next couple months in regard to Newborn Photography.  I will be revamping websites and adding a few more sites, products, and offerings….  In the meantime, Easter is coming! While I would love to…

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