Minding My Own Beeswax

Making beeswax from recycled materials. https://naturalstateflowerfarm.com/2017/07/23/minding-my-own-beeswax/

Making honey is no small feat for a bee.  Foraging bees must first visit many flowers to collect nectar.  Then, it is brought to the hive where a worker bee takes the nectar and places it in one of the openings in the specially prepared comb.   Bees then fan the nectar with their wings to remove as much … Read more

Pinterest Fails

from pinterest https://naturalstateflowerfarm.com/2016/11/26/pinterest-fails

Whenever I comment on a great food I have eaten or complement a cool project someone has done, it’s usually followed by the phrase, “I got it off Pinterest”. Pinterest is a great source for ideas and when my internal alarm clock goes off extra early, I find myself perusing the endless pictures of recipes and decorating ideas.  Through these … Read more

Chicken Coop with Living Roof

I had toyed with the idea of raising chickens for several years but, with no existing chicken house on the property and no idea where I would put one, I pushed the idea aside. But never the dream. The chicken house I had in mind would be a combination of garden shed and chicken coop.  I had envisioned … Read more

How to Make New Metal Look Old

When I told Allen I wanted to have a corrugated metal ceiling and shower in the master bedroom and bath at the lake house, I got “the look”. You know “the look”.  Everyone you know has their own unique “look” for the unexpected request.  For Allen, the look starts when I open my mouth and say, “I’ve been thinking…” … Read more

70's House Master Bath

First, let me say I am SO excited about this master bath makeover! If you remember, the master bath consisted of the original  31″ x 31″ baby blue shower, with matching sink, matching paneling, and trim.  Lovely. The total size of the bathroom was 9 ft. x 40 “.   Small. Smaller than small.   Next to … Read more

Lake House Remodel Update

It’s hard to believe it’s been over a year since we purchased the 70’s lake house.  I’ve wanted to show you updates as we went along, but every time a room was completed, we moved stuff into it and started on another room. During that time, I’ve learned how to use big saws and drills, been through gallons … Read more