Wednesday, March 31, 2010

200 flower bulbs for $11

this is a great deal on flower bulbs. if you are in need of some low maintenance color in your yard, read all about it HERE.

last minute

i am hosting a coupon class tomorrow night at 7:30. if you are interested in attending or know of someone who would like to come...comment and i will be happy to email directions.
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picture credit: searchenginepeople

Monday, March 29, 2010

this weekend

sorry i was a little absent this weekend. i was making hay while the sun was shinning on friday and saturday. planted one of the raised beds in the garden, started 75 seed starts that are tomatoes, peppers, and flowers to use in the landscaping around the house. i planted alot of zinnia seeds. i really like those flowers and although they are annuals, i have heard that when they are done for the season you can collect there seeds once the flowers dry and use them the following year. i have even heard of some cases where the seeds just fall out and grow in the ground where they fall. we shall see. this week is spring break for my kiddos so i might be a little hit and miss, but i will definitely be around and hope to hear what is going on in the outdoors around you. have you done any spring work in your yard?
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photo credit: flower pictures

Friday, March 26, 2010

natural egg color for dying

special thanks to tatertots and jello for this information

Natural, speckled Easter eggs are so beautiful. You can make your own dyes from common household ingredients. So much prettier and more natural looking than the boxed dyes.
Use these all-natural dye recipes made from household ingredients to create Easter eggs in beautifully subdued shades. Leave eggs soaking in the dye in the refrigerator overnight for the richest colors.

1 cup pickled beet juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar

1 cup grape juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar

1 cup strong coffee and 1 tablespoon vinegar

Cut 1/4 head of red cabbage into chunks. Add cabbage to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 tablespoons vinegar. Let cool to room temperature. Remove cabbage with a slotted spoon.

Mix 1 cup frozen blueberries with 1 cup water. Bring to room temperature. Remove blueberries.

Dark pink
Cut 1 medium beet into chunks. Add beet to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 tablespoons vinegar. Let cool to room temperature. Remove beets.

Remove the peel from 1 orange. Add peel to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 tablespoons vinegar. Let cool to room temperature. Remove orange peel.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

favorite peeps

i thought this was a really cute easter idea. i know easter is not about bunnies and chicks...but this is a great little goodie bag topper or a nice gift for neighbors.

find it at this link HERE.

thanks: living locurto and
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

companion planting chart

last summer i planted our garden using companion planting, which i am totally sold on. i wrote all about it HERE. read all about it at the previous link and then decide if companion planting is right for you.

Vegetable Companion Chart

Good Companions
Bad Companions
Pepper, Tomato, Marigold

Bush Beans
Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Lettuce, Pea, Radish, Strawberry, Savory, Tansy, Marigold

Pole Beans
Carrots, Corn Cucumber, Eggplant, Lettuce, Pea, Radish, Savory, Tansy
Beets, Onion

Bush Beans, Cabbage, Onion, Sage

Cabbage Family
Bush Beans, Beets, Celery, Onions, Tomato, All Strong Herbs, Marigold, Nasturtium

Bush Beans, Pole Beans, Lettuce, Onion, Peas, Radish, Tomato, Sage


Bush Beans, Cabbage, Onion, Spinach, Tomato

Bush Beans, Pole Beans, Cucumber, Melons, Peas, Squash

Bush Beans, Pole Beans, Corn, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Radish, Marigold, Nasturtium, Savory
No Strong Herbs

Bush Beans, Pole Beans, Spinach

Bush Beans, Pole Beans, Carrots, Cucumbers, Onion, Radish, Strawberries

Corn, Nasturtium, Radish

Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Cucumber, Lettuce, Pepper, Squash, Strawberries, Tomato, Savory
Bush Beans, Pole Beans, Peas


Bush Beans, Pole Beans, Carrots, Corn Cucumber, Radish, Turnips



Bush Beans, Pole Beans, Carrots, Cucumber, Lettuce, Melons, Peas, Squash


Celery, Eggplant, Cauliflower

Corn, Onion, Radish

Bush Beans, Lettuce, Onion, Spinach


Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Onion, Mint
Corn, Fennel

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glitter egg

heather, the chicken coop lady, came through again with another lovely gem.
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Monday, March 22, 2010

deals of the day


sears at the land's end shop
childrens shoes size 6 must be equivalent to a 7.5 or 8 shoe in womens
$5.99 retail for $29.00
$7.49 retail for $32.00
isn't that weird vein on my foot under the strap cool:)
i used to buy my running shoes in the kids section at the nike outlet because they were so much cheaper in a size 6. never thought to look for regular shoes. glad it hit me today. let me know if you have found any great deals lately. there are some great ones to be had!
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Sunday, March 21, 2010



must be pink

toes painted

up do's

clips, bobbypins, & rubber bands

hello kitty

all requests for six
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Friday, March 19, 2010


this was brought to my attention by a fellow suburban farm wife. she shares my passion for farming where you are and using the land that you currently have and have been blessed with.

one goal for 2010 is...ta-da...chickens. so when this beauty was brought to my attention i could not resist it. this will most likely be duplicated somewhere on the suburban farm.

i love this blog that heather writes, creativity abounds. it is definitely a new favorite and has found a place on my google reader list. go HERE to read all about heather and her chicks.
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

stuart weitzman...can you make some for me?

i knew the day would come...when the lovely cheeks(other girl in the house who just turned 6) would have nicer shoes than me...i just didn't think it would be this soon. i really wish these came in my size. so stuart, can you help a girl out? cheeks has a very generous gigi(grandma) who seems to come up with designer items in girls sizes quite frequently from her two hot spots in sunny florida, marshalls and tj maxx. if stuart can't do anything for me, maybe gigi can.

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Monday, March 15, 2010


i justified these being a healthier birthday treat for school because of the strawberry centered in the middle of all that luscious chocolate. that is also the justification that i used for eating 5 of them last night.
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scotch-brite sponges

these are near free at Kroger this week
go HERE for the coupon

thanks southernsavers

Sunday, March 14, 2010

remember your first real bike?

i love the vintage styling of the bike. i saw a Schwinn ladies bike that was a similar yesterday and i knew that was what i would like to find for our little girl. it seemed like everywhere that i went to look for a bike they were all themed. a cartoon character or some kind of girl power innuendo. i just wanted classic. like my red Schwinn when i was little. so after a fairly lengthy search the end result yielded this little gem. she too had a theme but not after we were finished with her. her theme used to be "makin' waves" just what you want a 6 year old to do...right...make waves in their short innocent childhood. had to look beyond the theme though, to the frame...the crux of the piece, and here is the conclusion that i came too. remove the stickers, cover the handlebar cover with a subtle gingham, and put a basket on the front that always makes something classic...a basket and gingham.

what is it about society right now...the cartoons, the characters, the clothes, the bikes, real people for that matter. everyone is promoting the stickers and the signature go to quote for "coolness", like "makin' waves".

i would rather have my basket and gingham. how about you? my first real bike sure didn't make me think about things like this, but my little girls first bike sure does. it's amazing what children do to you, inside and out:). i seem to remember hearing this from my mom numerous times throughout my life. she really does know what she is talking about, at least when i want to agree with her:)
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Saturday, March 13, 2010

texting google

i am a phone ahead much so, if i am looking for a particular item that i know the store carries i will call instead of going to the store myself. i did not used to be this way but three children in a four year period will change a person! where the calling ahead got me into trouble is i began to use that convenient 411 feature on my cell phone. you know the one that charges you with each use. since a frugal effort is going on around here the two were not meshing to well, especially when the verizon bill arrived. so the sweet mr dc introduced me to google text. if you are out and need an address or a phone number all you have to do is text google at 466453 with the place and the city and state and almost instantly the address and phone number are text back to you. practically perfect in every way i tell you! i just entered google as a contact in my phone and text them almost everyday. efficient and frugal...can't get much better than that!
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Friday, March 12, 2010

from plain to pretty

these cute little leggings and skirt came from the lands end clearance at sears for pennies.
the shirts were not available in her size so when i i came across these plain little numbers at walmart (organic too) for $1 i snatched up all the colors available. yesterday was embellishment day. i added the name and the ribbon and button accessories to the shirts and what a difference. any of these styles or your own design will be available for purchase at the suburban cottage(my etsy store) later today.

sorry the color on this one is bad. it is really the pink below.

the yellow flower on the shirt matches the polka dots on the leggings.

I might have to make myself one of these.
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

my sous chef

you will find this stool pulled up to the counter in our kitchen many afternoons with a junior sous chef affixed to the top. do you like help in the kitchen? i found this little gem at a yard sale a couple of years ago for $3(the stool not the jr. sous chef). isn't she a beaut!
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Monday, March 8, 2010

warmer outside...spring inside

took a little time to bring spring inside this weekend,
and i am so glad i did.
it puts a little pep in my step!

hope it's sunny where you are.
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Friday, March 5, 2010

learning from others

look at this cute idea. read all about it HERE.
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Thursday, March 4, 2010

God's will

did a morning quiet time on the topic study of God's will and what it means in my life and the life of the followers of Jesus Christ. all of these scriptures are taken directly from Bible and offer much incouragement to a heart that longs to do what the Lord has planned for me.
1 Peter 4:19So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.

1 Peter 2:15For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.

1 Peter 3:17It is better, if it is God's will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

Romans 15:31-33 (New International Version)
31Pray that I may be rescued from the unbelievers in Judea and that my service in Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints there, 32so that by God's will I may come to you with joy and together with you be refreshed. 33The God of peace be with you all. Amen.

Romans 1:9-11 (New International Version)
9God, whom I serve with my whole heart in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you 10in my prayers at all times; and I pray that now at last by God's will the way may be opened for me to come to you.
11I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong—

Romans 8:27And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.

Exodus 18:14-16 (New International Version)
14 When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, "What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge, while all these people stand around you from morning till evening?"
15 Moses answered him, "Because the people come to me to seek God's will. 16 Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God's decrees and laws."

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photo credit: letthechurchsay

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

real face

ok...i know i am late on this and that the rest of the blog world has posted their real face for the world to see two weeks ago. i had full intentions of getting to this post at the time but the five letter word P-R-I-D-E got in the way. so here goes...

this is the sequence of events that lead to the decision of waiting on the post

took this picture with my cell phone. thought that i looked ridiculous smiling at the camera with a towel on my head. so i didn't even look at the camera. period. end of story!
then the silliness of not facing the reality that this is what i stare at each day in the mirror hit me(plus the fact that this is how God made me and He makes no mistakes. much to my dismay in my areas of insecurity.)
so i pulled out the daily regime
again really couldn't make myself look good with the cell phone (even after the regime) so i asked mr. dc to take a picture of me for the blog
exhibit a...obviously not the picture i was looking for.
exhibit you like the rhinestone belt that was from about 6 seasons ago? again not what i was after.
exhibit c...all taken by mr. dc in his order of infatuation. settled on this one as the final shot. the blurriness fades out some of the pore imperfections. just a day in the life of the amazingly blessed domestic chick and a slightly incapable photographer husband:)
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Monday, March 1, 2010

suburban farmhouse it is
the domesticchick's etsy shop
the inventory will be listed shortly
check back soon
visit the shop HERE

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southern living-2 years for $10

go HERE to read all about it. what a great deal or a great gift.
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