Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentines Decor

Hello Friends, it is a bright and beautifully sunny day here in Idaho! We are just in love with Valentines Day here at the Brumley house. Valentines Day is such a sweet holiday, literally(!) but also of how simple yet meaningful it can be. I added just a few touches of Valentines decor slowly over the last couple of weeks, I never really feel like I should decorate for Valentines Day until February 1st but then BAM I turn around and Valentines Day is here. This first picture is my absolute favorite little spot decorated up for the day of love. Simple red tie backs on the curtains, and red hearts hanging in the windows. Oh look! That awesome pillow.The mother of my high school sweetie made that pillow for me, I may not love him anymore but I still love the pillow! ;) 

My grandma's hutch has a couple of little romantic touches, my fabric heart wreath, and some dried roses. I made the wreath several years ago and it got misplaced in our loft of holiday decor so I was super pleased to find it. My husband, nephew, and oldest son all looked for the mystery box that held it but I finally had to get up in the loft and look myself. I am soooo not a fan of ladders or lofts but I wanted my wreath! The dried flowers are some of the roses my hubby has given me that I have dried! I am so spoiled by him. 

 A little banner of hearts made out of sparkly pipe cleaners., hanging on my pantry door. 

 Hanging on a cabinet is my dump treasure heart wreath, with and added little heart plaque. 

Some heart garland graces our plant shelf. 

A sparkly heart wreath hangs on the bathroom door. 

This is the little display on my reclaimed headboard shelf, this is my favorite spot to decorate. 

I never really cared for these angels in my Christmas decor but I moved them to Valentines Day and it made all the difference! 

My Dining Room area, another dollar store heart, some red berries on the chandelier and a Love saying on the chalkboard. 

But this my friends is real life and real love ~ my nephew Josh and my sweet Darky dog, taking a snooze amongs the Valentines Day decor. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Dump Treasures

Oh how I love a good sale, it is a great feeling to score something really amazing at a great price! Whats better than that? Getting it for Fer-eee (free)!

Our town dump has a little area called the "Clear Mart" - it really is my favorite store! My husband always knows I am in the mood to score some great junk  treasures when I offer to go to the dump with him. Sometimes these items cost a dollar or two but today I found four great things for free! 

My husband is NOT a fan of my dumpster diving...even if it is in the "Clear Mart" and not actually in the dumpster. (He has NO vision.) The first find was an easy one,  I spotted it while sitting in the truck as he unloaded the garbage. 

A great mailbox! I have BIG plans for this mailbox to be a part of my mailbox wall that is one of my visions for my entry way. 

This is the only thing I got on the first round of dump wars...........

I also spotted this super cool chair that clearly is screaming to be my first reupholster project. 

Hubby said no......

I put on my best pouty face and told him as he was driving away that he knows he has no powers against my pouty he turned around. 

At first he told me that it was unsteady, then he laughed and told me that it was just because it was on the gravel. What a joker he is.....

Then I spotted this perfectly cute flower pot and wreath! Clearly gems just waiting to be cleaned up and adored. 

On the way out of the dump he said "My pickup just decreased in value by putting this crap in it!" What a fun day we had.

Here is a little before and after of the wreath. Don't let the picture on the left fool you, those fake flowers looked much worse in real life, oh and that is not the chair we got. He had already tucked it up in the loft of the shop before I got home from an errand! He really didn't want it laying around! :)

I pulled the fake flowers off and lightly sprayed it with white spray paint. Now it is hanging sweetly on my cabinet door!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Super Bowl Spirit(s)!

Last night I had a wonderful time with my someday daughter-in-love, Brea. We whipped up 135 layered jello shots - oh my goodness - that is a LOT of layered Jello Shots. Now before you judge, we have 3 super bowl parties to attend between the two of us.

We followed the awesome instructions from Seattle Soap Girl, click here to get the instructions to make your own. Start now and get them done way before kick off!

*** We HIGHLY recommend cooling the jello in the fridge for about a half hour before you pour it onto the previous layer. We got some that came out pretty muddled. They will still taste amazing!

And I just have to brag, I got really blessed when Brea became a part of our family, I just love her. And isn't she just adorable?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Chicken Scratch

It has been a while since I updated you on the lives of our chickens! So much for my plan of writing a weekly post! But all is well in our little chicken family....I thought today would be a great day to show off our coop and my beautiful ladies! 

(The awesome coop my hubby built for me) 

We purchased our feeder and waterer, and I am so pleased with both of them. We hung the feeder from a wire from the ceiling, which keeps the chickens from scratching shavings into it and also keeps pest from getting in. The waterer is sat up on bricks so that the chickens cannot get shavings in it, they still get a few in but not nearly as many. I am so pleased with our new feeder and waterer. These little missies where so messy before and now they are trouble free. I like that. Alot. 

(this one is my favorite) 

(I set them on their roost board every day so they get the idea)

(the little group) 

(got cheek feathers?~she does! )

(my favorite part of this photo is the little grubby fist reaching in)

(little Mr. is sad because they just aren't as easy to hold as they used to be)

We have had one tragedy, one little chickie was more athletic than the rest and would routinely hop out of her box (which was in the bathroom) without problems, I never would have dreamed she might accidentally hop out of her box, into the toilet, and drown! Oh my goodness, the sadness! I felt like such a bad chickie Mommy! 

We still need to name our little girls, now that they are looking very different from one another I think the middle mister and I will need to get on that! 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Holidays for Everyday: May 17 - 23, 2011

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 ~ Pack Rat Day

Pack Rats unite, Brandon my son, this means YOU! Perhaps this would be a good day to do a little decluttering, or on the other hand give yourself a day of from decluttering. Maybe I will walk past Brandon's room and not sigh all day. If on the other hand you aren't wishing to embrace your pack rat self any longer you could always visit, 

On the other hand you could go to Nick Jr. and play a little game of PakRat. Its fun....don't ask me how I know.

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 ~ Mt. St. Helens Errupted 

This is probably most relevant for those of us living in the Northwest, because this was a pretty signifiant even that happened around here. This appears to be a great resource for kids (and adults alike).

Thursday, May 19th, 2011 ~ Circus Day

Personally, I think this clown craft is pretty stinkin' cute. It doesn't hurt that after they make this craft they can use it as a interactive toy. 

Go Here for the template and instructions! 

Friday, May 20th, 2011 ~ Pick Strawberries Day

Strawberries aren't even close to ready to be picked around here but I thought I would include it anyways. Just so I could share this link from one of my favorite new blogs, (new as in, new to me) 

Saturday, May 21st, 2011 ~ Armed Forces Day

This is simply a day to salute sharply to all of the men and women in all branches of the service who protect our country and you. They can be called upon at a moment's notice to perform a risky and perilous mission for freedom and country. They train diligently both physically and mentally so they will be prepared to prevail in any mission they face.
Just how did it all begin? Well, each branch of the military had their own day of celebration. But, on August 31, 1949 then Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of Armed Forces Day. President Harry Truman also announced the holiday in a presidential proclamation on February 20, 1950. All branches of the military were asked to celebrate on this day and they complied on the first Armed Forces Day which was held the following year on May 20, 1950.  ~ Information from

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 ~ Buy-Musical-Instrument Day

Personally I am not planning on buying any musical instruments anytime soon but.........remember these guys Maracas for Cinco de Mayo ? Now would be a good time to make them if you didn't on Cinco de Mayo! 

Monday, May 23rd, 2011 - Lucky Penny Day

Holy Moly ~ anyone up for making a necklace? Actually I see potential in this idea!

Cute idea for a card.....especially if your Dad happens to be a penny pincher! LOL 

Lucky Penny
This little doll could just as easily say~ I hope your day is Lucky! or Happy Lucky Penny Day! or I am so Lucky to have you! 

~~~~~As always have fun celebrating the fun and wacky, little known holidays~~~~~

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Gifts for Grads Linky Party

Have you seen the party going on over there on my sidebar? Well technically it isn't a party yet...but as soon as you link up your projects it will be! I will be back later today to link up a fun graduation gift holder but go ahead and get this party started!

Heres your invite: (I wish I had some gold lettering right now)

Please link up your Graduation  ideas, this could be gifts, cards, decorations, ect. 

You can link up your etsy shop directly to a graduation gift idea but only if you link up one from your blog first. And only one etsy link up per shop please! 

Since this is my first linky party would you please help me spread the word....its ok, if you don't, I still want you here. But I would be thrilled if you did! (you can find the code to my cute button over in my sidebar)

This party will be going on all week so be sure and check back! 

Thank You!!!!