4.20.2012

The Chick Chalet


Last weekend, I became frustrated with our new chick's housing situation-- namely, a too-small cardboard box in the garage. So I drew up some plans, gathered scrap wood from the garage, and talked J into coming with me to his parent's house where we could use a real saw and nail gun. Several hours later {and with a bit of help from Papa Dad, without whom I'm not sure we would have been able to get that warped wood square} the Chick Chalet was born! {You know, like The Chick Filet. *snicker*}

It's open on the bottom so we can move it about the yard, and we have some natural branches inside for roosting. Plus, it's painted Martha Stewart's Enamelware blue, which makes me love it all the more. Of course, they'll outgrow the Chalet in no time, so I've already started planning a large coop for our entire flock...

In other news, spring has come and gone and triple digits are upon us. Thankfully, the blooming jasmine and bounty from our garden help me to ignore the heat.



So exciting, I know. ;)

I have to apologize for my lack-luster blogging of late. For some reason, every time I set myself down to write, I feel completely uninspired. I think I've allowed myself to become a bit intimidated. Several of the blogs I've followed for years have recently 'turned pro'. They accept advertisers, churn out tutorials, travel and post beautiful photos daily. While I'm happy for them and have no desire to do the same {so much work!} I do find myself questioning my place here. As always, I think I just need to escape from my own head.

Happy Weekend, all!

10 comments:

The Dragonfly said...

Can we please copyright the name "The Chic Chalet". Love it.

Also, can we please be partners in the "never going pro" blogging world?

Thanks. I feel better.

PS. I ADORE YOUR BLOG AS IS.

hAha said...

Fun fun fun! I can't wait to have chickies! And well, you know I know how you're feeling right now about blogging. Thank you for encouraging me not to stop, I want to encourage you to remember why you told me you blog. Love you! I've been missing you!

merelyLooking said...

I'm so impressed! What a good job! I bet that gives you confidence to go forward with the big coop. I have never cut or built anything, ever, I'm so amazed by you rosie the riveter!
Perfect blue, too!

Creole Wisdom said...

Your chalet is great, good job! I love chickens and cannot wait for the day to have them as pets :)

Singin' Heart said...

I'm sorry that my blog intimidates you...
I know mine is so amazing....
{kidding, kidding}

You have NOTHING to shy away from. You have it all - I LOVE your blog!! I love how you keep it real, you don't just talk when things are all good and amazing. But you don't dwell there either. You do tutorial, fashion, photography, 'earthy' living, living a creative life...your wonderful and so well rounded.
Love you girly! PLEASE keep posting, whether inspired or not ;)

annie (the annilygreen one) said...

this is why i've almost stopped reading blogs all together. i mean, i still check in with my favorites (like yours!) every week or so, but i was starting to feel like all the good ideas had already been come up with and i'd never be cool enough. so i checked out of all of that, and now i feel much better. and i know that my ideas are my own...not from pinterest. also, if you feel pressure to blog, then it's not fun anymore, and who needs that? well, i would need that if i was getting paid, but i'm not so, let's post whenever we feel like it and only then!

Apis Melliflora said...

My intimidating blog only exists in my mind. Kudos to you for having the creativity, energy and sincere voice to blog as often as you do!

Do they serve fondue in that chalet?

Janae said...

What an awesome chicken coop!!! I'd love a post on why you blog--I have turned to my journal because I guess I got scared of "the world" reading my thoughts. But I love looking back on all the fun times I have on my blog and may start up again now that things have calmed down. Keep trying, right?

Frei Family said...

Your blog is so heartfelt and honest. Very people are willing to share life's struggles and difficulties. Most blogs are a perfected and unrealistic view of life, particularly family life. Most of us live in a world of highs and lows, successes and struggles...you have the courage and wisdom to write about it all. Thank you

Amber - Binkertation said...

Let me echo the group and say, "we love you" and you totally belong here. Your blog is real, honest, full of love, shows the ups and downs, you know, the real stuff - the rest of us are intimidated by other blogs too and you remind us we're normal ;)

Love the chick chalet - impressive and cute color. I grew up on a farm, so I have a fondness for little chicks!

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