Thursday, October 27, 2016

{Dream} Future Home

Dreaming on Pinterest and I found this. I think it perfectly mixes my love of old farm houses with the beautiful craftsman style homes I also love. Let's just pretend I have all the money to build this on a nice chunk of land, in the middle of nowhere (but still within reasonable distance from town and family). 


And because I'll have enough land in my dream, I'll need a great potting shed. The back of the house would also have a great sunroom for growing collection of plants. But wouldn't this cutie be fun off to the back of the property? Tucked in between the chicken coops, the flower gardens, the veggie garden and the possible bee hives? 


In all honesty, we have thought of moving. We occasionally look at homes and areas we'd like to live. I think we've settled on land at some point, building what we want and having the freedom to have chickens, large gardens, etc. that living in town doesn't allow. We also would like to be away from neighbors within 10 feet of our house. 

But, life happens and we're paying a lot for daycare at the moment. So when life settles down (in 3 years) and daycare and diapers no longer suck our money out, we'll really start to focus on figuring out what we want. 

Until it happens and I can have fun parties like the one below (minus the wedding part, unless we choose to renew our vows), I'll continue dreaming. What are you dreaming about?


I'm also dreaming about being done with parent teacher conferences. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

{Nate the Great} Picture Time

Being 2 is hard. It's been hard for the boy and it's hard for this momma to get a good picture. He's all about "no take picture!" 



The below photo cracks me up. He was mad at me after I yelled at him this weekend because he almost walked into a thorn tree. The thorns were 3" long and EVERYWHERE. The downside of country living at my parents' house, I guess. So he refused to follow us to the other side of their smaller pond. And there he sat, mad as can be, until he got over it and came to see what we were doing. In about a month, these paths will be different and so much better to walk on - as in no bugs and hopefully no more poison ivy!!! 

Monday, October 10, 2016

{Garden} Buggy Visitors

Hello!

So apparently September just flew by. But if you follow me on Instagram (at thebrickbungalow), you might have seen some of the following garden visitors. I never found their crysallis or any sign of them changing to a butterfly but they've disappeared, so fingers crossed. 

This was the big guy that showed up. After that, some babies came and hung out on my milkweed. 



After the above visitors, there were at least two babies on the plant at almost all time. 







I've seen  monarchs in the garden since, so I'm hoping these made it. I'll plant more milkweed next year and spread it around our yard. I bought four plants this year but only two made it. But they were definitely enjoyed by these caterpillars!!! 

{Garden} Buggy Visitors

Hello!

So apparently September just flew by. But if you follow me on Instagram (at thebrickbungalow), you might have seen some of the following garden visitors. I never found their crysallis or any sign of them changing to a butterfly but they've disappeared, so fingers crossed. 

This was the big guy that showed up. After that, some babies came and hung out on my milkweed. 



After the above visitors, there were at least two babies on the plant at almost all time. 







I've seen  monarchs in the garden since, so I'm hoping these made it. I'll plant more milkweed next year and spread it around our yard. I bought four plants this year but only two made it. But they were definitely enjoyed by these caterpillars!!! 

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