Meet My Piggies

 

 

I wanted y’all to meet two of the stars of the show here at Tattletail Farm. Meet Lilly and Miss Piggy. Lilly was an unexpected edition, much to my hubby’s surprise, and Miss Pig was added to keep little Lilly company.

 

Poor little Lilly was thrown out of a car on a highway. A good Samaritan picked her up and brought her to a Petsmart. One of the nice workers there went to Tractor Supply to buy pig food, where she met me. She said she didn’t know how to take care of a pig. So, of course, I told her if she couldn’t find a home for her then I would give her one. Well, two days later we were building a pig pen. I don’t know how my sweet hubby puts up with me! Haha!

Kyrah, my middle daughter,  always tells people that if an animal is broken or abused it ends up on our farm! Lol! Well Lilly healed up pretty quickly and has warmed right up to us. She knows how to sit, spin, and beg for treats.

Miss Pig is a little more on the fluffy side and can only manage to sit. But she sits so pretty! Haha! And she has the most adorable under bite that makes her tongue stick out all the time.

I love my piggies!

Glam Decor Around the Farmhouse

 

Hey y’all! I love to decorate! I could spend days in Hobby Lobby or At Home. And Kirklands just makes me smile! I thought I would share just a couple of fun new things I’ve picked up lately to beautify our home. Up top is my fun little pedestal I put by my kitchen sink. I got it from Hobby Lobby. Of course, I don’t buy anything from there if it’s not at least 40% off! The cute little pumpkin soap dispenser was two bucks at Family Dollar! I hardly ever go there and I was just tickled when I found that cute little guy! The flowers are from Aldi… that I bought myself, because I felt like it! Haha!

This cute little container is for puppy treats! I’m pretty sure I picked it up at Tractor Supply. Surprisingly, Tractor Supply has some cute home decor, not a ton, but it’s usually really cute! Oh, and it was on clearance!

 

Then the final thing I want to show you is Betsy! Betsy probably isn’t for everyone but she sure makes me happy! I love all the colors and the textures! My girls and I were at Kirklands having a look around, taking silly snap chats of ourselves,  and there was this one filter that was super crazy colors and looked a lot like Betsy here. Well that did it! I took a picture with the snap chat filter next to Betsy and fell in love with her! I wish I still had that picture! I really feel like the things in your home should make you feel happy and be a reflection of you and I’d like to think these all reflect me a little bit.

Love ya,

Amber

 

Hello From Tattletail Farm

 

Hello peeps!  I have finally decided to start up our little blog again.  I’ve been doing so many fun things here on the farm and decorating our pretty farmhouse!  My friends and fam keep encouraging me to share with y’all, so here we go! My latest project that I’ve worked on turned out so much better than I could have hoped for!  We have this beautiful big front porch and I desperately wanted one of those long antique pews that I’ve seen on other farmhouse blogs and Pinterest! (Love Pinterest!)  But have you seen how much people want to charge for a dusty old pew?  No thank you!  So, I was browsing through the Facebook Marketplace and of course FREE caught my eye!  There was a lady getting rid of an old headboard and a kid’s armoire.  Surprisingly, I was the first to respond!  That never happens!  It was just meant to be!  So I went and picked them up along with a couple other things that were sitting around on her property (The redneck in me couldn’t say no!) and headed home.  Well after lots of research on Pinterest I created this beautiful bench! I am in love!


 

I think our little barn kitties love it just as much as I do. I used Rustoleum Heirloom White and did a matte protective spray to finish it off after I distressed it.  I think she’s a beauty!  If y’all would like me to do a tutorial, let me know.  It looks intimidating but it really wasn’t that hard.  I’m excited to share my crazy projects and all the chaos that is our farm.

Love ya,

Amber

P.S. Here she is all dressed up for Halloween!

Here We Go Again

We thought we could get away from it. We thought that we could go back to how things used to be. We should have known better. With the move to Florida for my wife’s health, we decided that we were going to leave the country/hobby farm life behind and be good suburbanites. We didn’t even last two years. The place we lived in was nice and the neighbors were great, however, they were 15 feet away (too close). They’d also frown on the chickens and goats that we were starting to miss. We fought it for a year mostly because we thought everyone would think we were crazy. So I guess we are…

So on to a new adventure or a twist of an old one. We now have the starts of our country farm with a tropical twist. Check out our new Florida hobby farm:

It’s 4.9 acres of country bliss. It has two ponds on the property both with fish and turtles. It has an existing outbuilding that needs a ton of work. We have a bunch of stuff to do in the house, once that is done we’ll move to getting the outside in order and ready for animals.

We’ll probably have chickens again by this summer and possibly goats in the next year. I’m so excited to not have to worry about breaking ice in water troughs. Just have to keep the gators away from my birds 😉

Farmhouse Chic Before and Afters

I love to see before and afters of DIY projects.  It’s so awesome to see how something that is not so pretty turns into something fantastic and makes me smile!  These projects were really fun to do.

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After!  So gorgeous!

 

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 This is inside the drawer.  Love it!

 

 

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My sweet girl helping sand

 

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Look how gross the cushion was!  Ewww

 

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I forgot to take pics of it all assembled..oops!

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And here is the finished project! I love the upholstery!

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Look at the cute red handle!

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I also did another aqua colored chair to match the other one.

So I’ve listed these babies on Facebook and KSL classifieds.  Hopefully I can sell them on my own.  But, I’ve contacted a consignment shop in Farmington called Consign and Design and have emailed her pictures of all my stuff and am still waiting to hear back from her.  So wish me luck and let me know if you are interested! 🙂

Introducing Farmhouse Chic!

One of my favorite hobbies is refinishing furniture.  Just about every piece of furniture in our home has been repainted or refurbished in some way by me.  I love how every piece has a story.  I wish that I could sit down with them and just listen to where they’ve been and what they’ve seen.  We have an old antique piano that is over a hundred years old!  Think of all the music and joy it has brought over the years!  Cody’s sweet Grandma has given me several things that I just cherish!  An old tea set from when she was a girl, quilts that her mother made from her dresses growing up, and a set of dining room chairs that have been repainted at least eight times!  (I counted when I stripped them down and repainted them!)

Well every time I refinish a piece my family and friends always say that I should go into business.  I’ve always kind of shrugged it off and said “…maybe one day.”  Well, I guess “one day”  is here!  I’ve decided to start with a couple of pieces and post them on facebook and see what happens.  I will probably post some things on KSL ( a local classifieds section online).  I’ve even talked to a consignment shop in Gardener Village that has a darling little place that is interested in my furniture.  It would be so fun to have my stuff there but they take a huge chunk of the sale.  So I will try to do it on my own first and see what happens.

I’m hoping that some people will like what I do and maybe have me refinish some things for them! I’ve already had one person ask about a bid!  So fun!  I think this little side job will be a fun creative outlet and I’m excited to start experimenting with paint!  There are a bunch of things I’ve wanted to try but my house can only hold so much stuff!  So bring on the paint!

Here are some fun pieces that I’ve done around our little homestead.

 

 

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A Darling Tea Table

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A Fun Pedestal Kitchen Table That We Use in Our Living Room

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My Latest Treasure… Old Dresser into a TV Stand

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Grandma’s Chairs

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Old Kitchen Chair Looking Shabby and Fabulous!

 

 

Bees Are Cool

I finally got a chance yesterday to go check on our bees. I needed to make sure that the queens got out of their cages and I needed to put some sugar water in their feeder (they need to be fed when starting out). Our lovely queens did get out of their cages but I’m still not good at finding them in the mass of 10,000 bees. Our little ladies have been very busy in the last six days. I took out a frame to place the queen cage in the hive last Saturday and I didn’t put the frame back. Well, I was surprised yesterday to see that my industrious girls had filled the space of the missing frame with honeycomb. I had to remove the extra comb so that I could put the missing frame back in. We got six fair size honeycombs out of the process. I feel bad to set them back by removing their hard work but it couldn’t just stay there. It was also neat to see the comb. It had nectar (to be turned into honey) and pollen in the comb cells. The kids thought it was pretty cool to see. Amber’s going to try to make something out of it, maybe some lip gloss.

 

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A Brand New Hive

We finally have bees!! Our bee packages showed up today. We ordered them through Cache Valley Bee Supply out of Logan but only had to run to Brigham City to get them. It was very exciting to get them into their new hives and a little daunting. Check out the videos and pictures:
Sorry about the shaky video, we had a very cute but inexperienced camera girl:


Sorry about the shaky video, we had a very cute but inexperienced camera girl: