Monday, May 23, 2016

Work Hard, Play Hard

After buying our old schoolhouse last summer, we knew it was going to take a lot of work to make it what we want and to fix it up.  
schoolhouse, work hard, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/05/work-hard-play-hard.html
And while we are far from doing EVERYTHING we want to do, after spending several hours this past week and weekend working on the sprinkler system, weeding (yes, these monsters are weeds!),
greenhouse, weeds, work hard, play hard, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/05/work-hard-play-hard.html
and prepping the 1200 square foot greenhouse (which included clearing out all my wood we had stored in there), we spent Sunday in Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone, bison, work hard, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/05/work-hard-play-hard.html
We saw five bears--this one was the first one, a two year old.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunday Verses

bible verse, god's word, inspirational verse, perfectionism, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/05/sunday-verses_21.html
Happy Sunday! Do you strive to be superwoman (or superman)? Do you try to create a perfect, pretty image, never letting your ugly, "rusty" side show? While I certainly try not to complain and focus on the negative, I dislike the "perfect personas" we often share because it creates feelings that our lives aren't measuring up to others. We see our friends and family smiling and having the most wonderful time together and we start to compare and think that we need to live up to some standard of perfection. Let's STOP! Let's be real with each other and let people know our lives are not without faults and struggles, sins and tough things. Let's share the fantastic, fun stuff, but let's also share the hard stuff and let our friends know we don't have it all together. And, that is okay because we thankfully have a Savior who does! Amen?

Friday, May 20, 2016

Vintage Farmhouse Stool

Oh, the ones that you have to let go...

That is how I feel about this vintage stool with a farmhouse feel.
vintage, farmhouse, stool, Fusion Mineral Paint, metal stool, aqua, rust, Minwax, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/05/vintage-farmhouse-stool.html

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Talk of the Town Link Party

Welcome back to Talk of the Town!

Talk of the Town Link Party with Knick of Time, My Salvaged Treasures, Beyond the Picket Fence, My Repurposed Life, Holy Craft, Love My Simple Home, and Sadie Seasongoods - Knick of Time.net

First, let's take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts!

Monday, May 16, 2016

French Linen Table

I am moving merchandise and working hard to keep up with supply and demand--which is a great problem to have.  But, it means sometimes I need quick and easy projects that require very little attention.  
fusion mineral paint. french linen, paint, upcycled, table, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/05/french-linen-table.html

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunday Verses

God leading us, bible verse, truth, inspirational quote, hiking, the right path, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/05/sunday-verses_11.html
Happy Sunday!  I love to hike, it is my favorite form of exercise.  Each spring when the snow starts to melt from the trails I get excited to get out there and climb those Montana mountains.  But, during the first hikes of the season I am always challenged to keep going (after a winter of too much sitting and too many carbs), and I usually need a little reminding as to which path to the top we like to take.  Thankfully, I hike with my husband and/or kids and they encourage me and guide me along the way.  It is the same with God and his Word.  If we are willing to listen, to stop and pause He will tell us the best way to go.  Hearing from God and choosing the best way becomes easier when we spend time reading the Bible, when we talk to Jesus in prayer, and we stop to really listen and not just forge ahead going our own way because it is what we want. Pause and listen to that still small voice of God and trust that He will lead you. 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Mason Jar Wall Vase

I have been attaching jars to boards for years--I think the first one I made was 16 years ago! But, here is a new twist on hr mason jar wall vase.
mason jar, vase, pallet wood, scrap wood, salvaged, wall vase, lilacs, leather belt, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/05/mason-jar-wall-vase.html

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Pallet Bear "Puzzle" Sign

I am pretty sure puzzle maker is not a future title I will hold.  But, I did have fun making this bear "puzzle" sign from pallet wood.
pallet wood, bear sign, reclaimed wood, salvaged, jigsaw, wall art, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/05/pallet-bear-puzzle.html

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Reclaimed Wood Log Cabin Square

I was asked to put a small collection of things in a small. local gallery.  I decide to create a few new things (new to me anyway).  One was this 14"x14" log cabin square made with reclaimed lath from our 1931 schoolhouse.
reclaimed wood, log cabin, art, wood lath, old schoolhouse, DIY, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/05/reclaimed-wood-log-cabin-square.html

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Talk of the Town Link Party

Welcome back to Talk of the Town!

Talk of the Town Link Party with Knick of Time, My Salvaged Treasures, Beyond the Picket Fence, My Repurposed Life, Holy Craft, Love My Simple Home, and Sadie Seasongoods - Knick of Time.net

First, let's take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts!