A Week in Review is a series where I summarize all the latest updates of farm and fixer upper life in one spot. Last week was a pretty crazy week for everyone. Find out how I am coping with the change and how I am staying busy.
A Week in Review: March 2020
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An unexpected start to the week
I hope your week started out positive despite everything going on. I know this is being said a lot, but it is strange going about my daily routines here online when so much change is going on around me. Monday was the first day working from home and it all of a sudden became real. I would be lying if I said I fully understand the extent of the current situation but working from home made it all feel so real. I am a true introvert, so this whole “social isolation” doesn’t bother me, but I do empathize with the fear and insecurities that it creates.
Today I am feeling extra grateful for this community. To have a place where I can come for normalcy in a time where that is so hard to find. If you are feeling worried, anxious, or maybe even guilty because you are excited about some of the changes happening, know you aren’t alone. We will get through this together 🙏
I have a few ideas in store for this space. I was really trying to keep my gardening low key this year, but that didn’t last long. Long story short, my plan to only have a few plants has evolved into starting my own from seeds, building 12 raised beds, and possibly a few other things like a patio and mini vineyard. I’ll be starting with the raised beds. Kurt picked up 100 cedar boards for me yesterday and ordered my top soil that came today. Now I’m just waiting on a few things from Amazon and I’ll be ready to build! I can’t wait to expand on this garden space and share the process with you.
Do you use raised beds? What are some of the pros and cons? Do you have any questions you would like me to answer about making them? Let me know in the comments!
Throw back to the potting bench I created a couple years ago using all found and thrifted items. I definitely miss this spot but I am so excited to be creating a space like this at our farm. We are still in the early stages of planning but it is all coming together pretty quickly. I can’t wait to share the progress along the way.
If you are struggling with being cooped up, I highly recommend planting something. There is something so therapeutic behind growing and caring for plants.
Can you believe I found this antique sink in an old “junk” pile right in my dad’s backyard?!
Happy first day of spring! This is our second spring living at the farmhouse. Last year I was soo excited to see what plants and trees we had here and I think I am just as excited this year to see all the things that I planted last year! I took advantage of all the end of season plant sales so we will have so many new plants. I also started some seeds for this year’s garden that are already starting to come up! Check out my stories to check them out. I’ll be sharing more about my whole seed starting process soon.
I also shared in stories my new candles from @vellabox. You all know I love candles so this subscription box is right up my alley. The scents this month are perfect for spring, very crisp and fresh. If you would like to get some for your self, you can use code DIANA5 FOR $5 off! PS, this would also make a great gift!
A New Toy
Whose ready to spray some shiplap?! 🙋 I am so excited to put my cordless Graco spray painter to the test! The sitting room is all prepped and ready to spray. Priming a room is my favorite part because it always makes the most drastic impact. I can’t wait to see what this room looks like light and bright.
Spring Views on the Farm
Spring views like this one from last year can’t come soon enough.
Graco Spray Gun Review
It’s official, I am sold on spray painters! Especially this cordless one from @gracopaintsprayers. I won’t lie, I was pretty nervous to use it at first. I had never used one before and didn’t know where to start. After watching a few YouTube videos I felt ready to give it a try. I was able to prime the entire sitting room and attached entry way in only a couple of hours. By the end I felt like a professional painter. A room this size would have taken me at least two weekends using a brush and roller! I can’t wait to use this painter on other projects too. My only regret is not getting one sooner!
Have you used a spray painter before? What is your favorite way to paint?
Summary: A Week in Review
This week was very unexpected, but I made a point to keep a positive outlook as best as I could. I am so grateful to have a community where I can share all my creative endeavors and escape the realities of difficult times when needed. Thank you to everyone who is serving in some way to help through these difficult times. We will all get through this together!
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by the blog, it means so much to me!
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