Sunday, July 17, 2016

We decided to film with a Co-star

If you've read our blog or use to shop at Lovely Eco Chic you know Declan. Well he's no longer my potty training toddler but my hilarious Second grader. He loves to be in home movies. The funny part to me about this movie is he wanted to be called Dan. You see if you move some letters around in his name and take some out his name is Dan.

We planted Sweet potatoes. I'm going to give you the link here for my inspiration  so you can actually see the How-To I tried to follow. I hope you enjoy.

As always a huge THANK YOU to our daughter Tanner Lutz for the filming and editing.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

It's been over two years since our last post.

Wow did life takeover in a hurry. My kids are grown. I have have three in high school all in and out of braces. Both my little cloth diaper models are well in to elementary school, soccer, basketball and wrestling. I'm still working full time and trying my hardest to give my kids experiences and memories they will keep with them for years to come.

My husband and I bought a bigger home for our family back in December. There's still much to to do. I thought I would start blogging again. Hopefully we still entertain and you all can take something with you.

On that note.. Tanner my second oldest is very talented and see and I are doing a Vlog about our garden and other DIY things that we do around this new home. We will be posting written blogs and links to our YouTube videos here just in case interested in the stuff we are doing and want to be a part of our fun.

Here's our first video. I hope you like!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

My beautiful daughter on vacation with her Dad

One perk of a blended family is having two families in some cases. Both of our daughters have this blessing.  My oldest Marysa's dad has been sending me breathtaking photos of her and texting me. Per my request as the idea of my daughter at the Grand Canyon has me a bit freaked out.  Photos of her happy calm my nerves. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wow! You get what you pay for I suppose

I'm nine months into running my on-line shop. Lovely Eco Chic I have been working with a lot of bloggers. Mostly I've been very please with the reviews I've had done. Since I'm really pick y about what I carry to the point of being crazy almost I get really bummed out when I know a product Rocks! and the blogger makes it sound blah!

So far this has happened twice where I felt like asking them to just take the review down. In fairness to my fans I like them to see as many points of view as possible. This last one hits home. It's my favorite product. The review makes me look like I'm trying to sell moldy bread. I noticed I lost a few follows on FB today. I'm wondering how this affects my creditability.

I'm just sick to my stomach wondering what's the right thing to do. My business is just now getting weekly sales. I hope this wont stop them.

Where is my Start up an on-line for Dummies book. There has to be a what to do if your bloggers don't agree with you. Ugh!

To top it off I've been dealing with this drama and Sonny goes and tries to wash his hair with the left over chicken fat in our frying pan from dinner. It smells so bad. I just wanted to puke.

I love today! That is all.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My Broody Hen

Some of you know I have 2 sets of hens. Last years hens Blacky and Sally and this years chicks. My hens will be a year at Mother's Day. They are pretty solid egg layers at this point. Over the last couple weeks we had a huge BOOM of eggs. I was giving them away to everyone.

Well I now know the reason. Blacky thinks she should have chicks of her own. She's Broody. Poor thing doesn't realize that she needs a rooster. This is were it becomes a bit strange. Sally is our dominate hen. Definitely a hen. She too lays eggs. However now that Blacky thinks she's having chicks Sally is playing Dad. She struts around the yard protecting to coup. If you're any one besides me she pecks you. Blacky sits patiently in the nesting box. Waiting and waiting for these unfertilized eggs to hatch.

Looking at various websites how to deal with this poor Motherless hen I'm following none of the advice. I take her out of the nesting box a few times a day and make her hang out with Sally. I keep taking the eggs. Some have looked weird, jelly looking on deflated. Some are shaped strange  with ridges. Every website says this could be from stress.

I almost want to replace an egg Blacky sits on for a few days with a baby chick. As hard as this couple is working to raise some chicks I think they should have some. Just a couple of things are stopping me. I have six birds already. Who's to say the trick will work? That kind of borderlines on animal testing to me. I guess I keep making sure she socializes with Sally in the yard and get plenty of food and water. Heck I  have thought I was pregnant a few times when I wasn't.