Birdhouses…. in Your Soul

unique birdhouse

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

how to grow mushrooms

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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Barn Doors and Closets – DIY

window seat and barn doors

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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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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Kitchen Barnwood Table and Benches – DIY Woodworking

This is the second part of my project week.  The first part involved the small laundry room which was sort of practice for this larger project.  I have always wanted a big square barnwood table and built in benches with storage in my breakfast area.  I have been thinking about…

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Small Laundry Area Makeover – Woodworking – Home Projects – DIY

I have spent the past week away from the TV and only appearing on social media to share on progress of some projects….. After I finished, I started reading what was being circulated and the amount of negativity circulating was astounding.  I’m not talking about simply a complaint or two…

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Fireplace Mantle Makeover (out of old studio floor)

Another Before/After – Fireplace Mantle Makeover Before After Well, it’s that slow time of year again that happens right after the holidays.  It’s not dead slow, but everything calms down a bit. 2017 is my year of the DIY projects.  As you may remember, I spent two years as an…

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Fall Colors – Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

There is so much beauty in this world that I’m always amazed when we overload our photographs or artwork with unnecessary items – all the overlays, props, textures, etc.  While sometimes these things can enhance an image, oftentimes they are overdone because we get carried away.  Have you ever made…

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An unexpected hurdle – horses

champagne horse

In Yesterday’s Post, I wrote about my life changing yet again and discussed the morning routine with the horses.  This is kind of a continuation.  It’s really a great thing that my work situation changed.  I needed to get a hold of the balance of work and life and an unexpected…

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