Author Archives: Tammy

Cute Girl’s Room

Cute Girl’s Room

Today I want to show you how my daughters cute girl’s room is coming along.Continue Reading

The White Bathroom

The White Bathroom

Although the bathroom in our tiny home was one of the first areas to be worked on when we purchased our home – the walls and the storage areas were left mostly untouched until now.Continue Reading

Reclaimed Wood Chicken Coop

Reclaimed Wood Chicken Coop

The stores are loaded with cute baby chicks this time of year, and boy does it make me want to bring some more home. When I really look at it though – I know I don’t need more than 4 chickens, and they do grow up so fast.

Being that it is chicken season I thought I would show you guys what we did with our chickens when we moved last summer.  We ended up building a reclaimed wood chicken coop for them.Continue Reading

Rustic Kitchen Shelves

Rustic Kitchen Shelves

I just love the rustic kitchen shelves we put up in the kitchen! Even though they didn’t turn out like I originally planned.Continue Reading

Too Much Stuff!!!

Too Much Stuff!!!

What do you do when everything you own gets moved into your little, bitty house before you are ready for it, before you even have storage areas installed for it?

You CRY!

That’s right – you cry, cry, cry and then you get over it!

Literally, you have to step really tall – to get over it!Continue Reading

Entertainment

Entertainment

Entertainment is a funny thing.

People find entertainment in many different areas; some enjoy being outdoors, others enjoy building or doing crafts, many enjoy sharing meals together, while others enjoy exercise, and so on and so on.Continue Reading

Clothes Line Drying

Clothes Line Drying

My grandma always used the clothes line to dry her clothes during the summer, partly to save money and partly because she loved the fresh air smell of the sun-dried clothes.Continue Reading

Living Room Furniture

Living Room Furniture

It is finally time to bring in the living room furniture – well at least the couch!

One evening when my husband wasn’t home my daughter and I decided to unload the couch from the storage unit and bring it in. We wanted him to be surprised, and have a comfortable place to sit when he got home.Continue Reading

Shiplap Walls

Shiplap Walls

Shiplap walls are really popular right now. So I was so happy when we ripped out the cabinets in my daughters new room and found shiplap walls.Continue Reading

Sorting Kitchen Items – No Fun!

Sorting Kitchen Items – No Fun!

Sorting kitchen items should be fun especially when we’ve been living without a kitchen for a while, but instead it proved to be really stressful.Continue Reading

Fall Planting with Discount Plants

Fall Planting with Discount Plants

Fall planting time is my favorite time for planting plants. Spring planting works well also, but in the fall the rain does such a great job of watering for you – that it is my favorite planting time!Continue Reading

The Master Bedroom

The Master Bedroom

Now we are moving into the master bedroom to finish the walls and work on the laundry area.

With the living room looking good and almost completely finished we planned to move our camping mattress into the living room while we worked on the master bedroom, but there ended up being a hitch in our get along.Continue Reading

The Kitchen Countertops Have Arrived

The Kitchen Countertops Have Arrived

The kitchen countertops have arrived!!!

I am so glad to have them!!!Continue Reading

Cooking and Cleaning While Remodeling the Kitchen

Cooking and Cleaning While Remodeling the Kitchen

Cooking and cleaning dishes while remodeling the kitchen can be a real chore. Its been about 6 weeks now of living without a kitchen. Even though the cabinets are in and the fridge and the oven are now working it is stillContinue Reading

Working on the Living Room

Working on the Living Room

The living room is up next on our to do list!

Since we have to wait for the counter tops to be measured, cut and installed we decided to move on and get the walls ready in the living room.Continue Reading

Installing Kitchen Cabinets

Installing Kitchen Cabinets

Installing kitchen cabinets is an exciting turning point in any remodel project. After tearing apart so many things in our house, the cabinets were the first visually pleasing item to be installed since the bathroom tile three and a half weeks ago.Continue Reading

The Cabinets Arrived Early – Oh No!

The Cabinets Arrived Early – Oh No!

The Beginning of the Kitchen Remodel

We have now moved out of the tent and are sleeping in what will be our rooms when the house is remodeled. I am not claiming them as our rooms quite yet, because the pretty and clean factor is still missing.Continue Reading

Wood Floor Refinishing

Wood Floor Refinishing

Old squeaky wood floors have so much character. I think they are perfect in old houses.Continue Reading

Not Exactly Glamping

Not Exactly Glamping

Glamping is glamorous camping. I love the look and feel of glamping, and have always wanted to go glamping.Continue Reading

Moving Day Miseries

Moving Day Miseries

Moving day miseries – is putting it lightly!!!

We woke up to a busy schedule of packing, hauling, cleaning, and bathroom installing.Continue Reading

The Start of the Tiny House Remodel

The Start of the Tiny House Remodel

Most of the demo on our tiny house was over that first weekend. So the next week, my other nephew came over, while we were out-of-town, and started our tiny house remodel by working on the plumbing.Continue Reading

Our Tiny House Demo

Our Tiny House Demo

The first three days after we got the keys to our new home were busy.

Our – Tiny House Demo – started right away!

We had one month before we were to move in and we were determined to move into a finished house, now I know some of you are chuckling, because you know already we didn’t make that deadline, not even close, but we had to try!Continue Reading

Just a Little Over 600 Sq Ft

Just a Little Over 600 Sq Ft

I’ve Been Shopping!

Not for shoes, or clothes, or hand bags – but for houses!

Truly, I’ve been watching RMLS for many years now, maybe about 13 years, just hoping for a good price on a house in the country. I bet you couldn’t tell from all my previous posts that I love the country!Continue Reading

Oh, Those Dog Rolls

Oh, Those Dog Rolls

My dog Winnie loves to sleep! Her favorite place to sleep is on my daughter’s bed, but she only sleeps there if my daughter is with her. She doesn’t like to be alone!

During the day she sleeps on the chair in the dining room, that way she can be as close to us as possible.Continue Reading

A Hornet Nest in the Woods

A Hornet Nest in the Woods

Last month we went out to the woods for a day. It was beautiful outside so we took a drive just to escape the busyness of town. While hiking around we found a hornet nest. I personally had never seen one before, except in movies. My husband on the other hand is all to familiar with them.Continue Reading

Hells Canyon – Eastern Oregon

Hells Canyon – Eastern Oregon

My husband took a hunting trip last week to Hells Canyon.  Hells Canyon is located in Eastern Oregon by the border of Washington and Idaho.  Although his trip was not long enough by any means, he still had a fantastic time.  Hunting trips for my husband mostly consist of sleeping in, eating good home cooked meals and taking photos to show me the things that he has seen.Continue Reading

My Swing’n Chicken

My Swing’n Chicken

Have you ever heard of a swing’n chicken before?

No!

Well, let me tell you about one!Continue Reading

Forest Grove Views & Hillside Bible Church

Forest Grove Views & Hillside Bible Church

Until the age of 5 my family and I lived on my grandpa’s farm in Forest Grove. We lived up on a hillside near the Forest Grove and Gales Creek boundary. My grandpa was a filbert farmer, who owned a lovely piece of land with a view. The home we lived in was surrounded by filberts, and my grandparents home was below us through the orchard. When I wanted to visit my grandparents my mom would call my grandma to inform her that she was sending me down. Through the orchard I would run to the waiting arms of my grandma.Continue Reading

Western Riding Lessons

Western Riding Lessons

My girl loves, loves, loves horses!!! She researches anything and everything she can about them. Almost all her free time is spent doing research or watching YouTube videos of western riding.

Last fall I filmed her riding, but I would have to say that I am surprised at how much she has already improved since then. I love this little video though. I love capturing moments in time, so that you can really see the improvements, and remember the event.Continue Reading

My Chicken May

My Chicken May

May is one of my black and white chickens. She has yellow legs and feet, whereas Wilco has white legs and feet. May is pretty adventurous, she usually climbs to the top of everything. When I go outside she always runs to me for a nice visit.

Unfortunately, May seems to not be able to get totally clean when she takes a dust bath. She had some extra “things” hanging off her back feathers. I did some research on Pinterest and found that this is common, and you can give them a chicken bath if you need too.Continue Reading

Twilight Tour Part 2

Twilight Tour Part 2

Day two of our Twilight tour took us to Portland, Damascus, and Indian Beach.Continue Reading

Twilight Tour

Twilight Tour

For the first two days of spring break my girl and I have been traveling around seeing some of the locations where the movie Twilight was filmed. There are quite a few sites around the Portland area.Continue Reading

Photographs I Love

Photographs I Love

While flipping through my pictures in Picasa I always notice these photographs. They haven’t fit into any of my other posts so I thought that I’d just highlight them today. When I see these photos I smile.Continue Reading

Cleaning the Chicken Coop & Peanut Butter the Chicken

Cleaning the Chicken Coop & Peanut Butter the Chicken

Cleaning the Chicken Coop

Cleaning the chicken coop is so much fun!Continue Reading

How to Make a Quick Easy Necklace Set

How to Make a Quick Easy Necklace Set

If you are feeling a little bit crafty, and would like to make some custom jewelery Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts has a wonderful selection of beads and artful pieces to choose from. Continue Reading

Sisters, Oregon

Sisters, Oregon

Last summer my family stopped by Sisters, Oregon on our way back home from Bend. I love this little town. We use to have family that lived in Redmond, and called all the tourist that stopped in Sisters – Cone Lickers.Continue Reading

Unique Trees

Unique Trees

All the nice weather we have been having makes me think of gardens and landscapes. I love to work outside, and feel the sun. Lately, I have been picking up branches from my trees, and just looking at how magnificent they are.Continue Reading

Winnie’s First Boat Trip

Winnie’s First Boat Trip

We were heading out to fish off the boat the other day and Winnie dog was going crazy at the door. She just wanted to go so badly. She had never been out on the boat before. So we brought her along.Continue Reading

Beyond the Ranch Antiques in Redmond, OR

Beyond the Ranch Antiques in Redmond, OR

Love antiques?

Just passing through Redmond, OR?

Well, if you answered yes to both of these questions then you need to stop at Beyond the Ranch Antiques!  What a fun place to shop!Continue Reading

Inversion

Inversion

Inversion is what the news called our fog display last Sunday. Usually, fog hangs out at the coast or gets trapped at the peak of Mt. Hood, but on Sunday both the coast and the mountain were clear, and the valley was layered in a thick wall of fog.Continue Reading

The New Coop

The New Coop

Our new coop is up and functioning wonderfully. Once the gravel was installed we placed the frame back into place and sided it with gray corrugated roof panels from Lowes.Continue Reading

Just a Little Chicken

Just a Little Chicken

As the weather gets wet around here I become more and more chicken to go outside. Not because I am afraid that I will melt, but because I am always cold and the wetness just makes me a lot colder.Continue Reading

New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s Resolution

Well, it’s another new year!

This year I have a resolution to sort through all my crap. Really, how does it all stack up.Continue Reading

How to Reuse Your Christmas Tree

How to Reuse Your Christmas Tree

I love real live Christmas trees! I love the smell, the look, the feel, and everything else about them. So when Christmas ends I feel so bad just throwing them out. Last year I decided to try to reuse some parts of my Christmas tree.Continue Reading

Festival of Lights at the Grotto

Festival of Lights at the Grotto

After Christmas we went to the Festival of Lights at the Grotto with Trish’s family. The lights at the Grotto are lovely, and the chapel is beautiful.Continue Reading

Christmas Movies at Christmas Time

Christmas Movies at Christmas Time

I’m a sucker for Christmas movies! This week all I want to do is watch them.Continue Reading

Peacock Lane

Peacock Lane

I love homes adorned in Christmas lights!

Peacock Lane is an enchanted neighborhood, of mostly Tudor style homes, that are sweetly lit for the season.Continue Reading

Christmas Greens

Christmas Greens

Picking out a Christmas tree is just like going on an Easter egg hunt!Continue Reading

Bag & Baggage Christmas Play – Our Yearly Tradition

Bag & Baggage Christmas Play – Our Yearly Tradition

Trish and I had a yearly tradition of seeing the Bag & Baggage Christmas play. This tradition was a necessary part of our friendship, for without it we would have never seen each other, because we both worked way too much.Continue Reading

How to Make Cork and Can Lid Ring Ornaments & White Fabric Ornaments

How to Make Cork and Can Lid Ring Ornaments & White Fabric Ornaments

I am always pinning crafts on Pinterest. I love crafting, but I hardly ever make the time to do it. This year I decided that I was going to at least try to make a few of the ornaments that I pinned.Continue Reading