Hello blog readers, yes, we are moving sites once again. We are taking a step up and moving to a new web hosting service. This will provide us with a few more freedoms as we progress in the blogosphere. We are moving to chickensandchalkboards.com. We will retain the same look and all, only now we … Continue reading We’re Moving!! (again)
Danny did a great job installing our laundry room flooring. We branched out from Lowe's and purchased some laminate flooring from Home Depot. I searched around, originally looking at the Allure Flooring, because of cost and easy installation, and even considered linoleum, but I felt this floor looked the best and was actually the cheapest … Continue reading Installing the Laundry Floor
So, before moving in Danny and I had our check list of what we wanted to do and when we were going to do it. However, once we got the keys things changed drastically, out the window went that list of Do's we had planned on. Some projects couldn't be started as planned because other … Continue reading Out and About
I absolutely love living in the country! Every night we sit on our back deck and relax in our Adirondack chairs, just listening to the bubbling of farm life around us. In the distance we hear the occasional gentle lowing of the cows as they mosey on back to the barn and the deep grump … Continue reading Country Sounds
The trees are gone, well at least two of them. Sunday, Danny's parents came out and helped us start cutting down some of our trees. We love the view of the fields out back but there are so many trees that it is hard to actually see the country view, so we decided to clear … Continue reading Timber!
We bought a house! After almost two years of looking we finally found our farmhouse. My "Dream Home" wish list included; an old farmhouse, in the country, surrounded by farms, and located on at least an acre. Although I have to admit, I greatly felt God saying last summer to wait a year, so we … Continue reading Home Sweet Home!
Meet Elmer! Elmer Fudd Kelley joined the family last week! He is an English Springer Spaniel and is definitely our baby. He is sweet and snuggly and a little scared of everything, to be fair this is a pretty scary world, lots of noises. So far he is going with us everywhere, sleeps on our … Continue reading Did I mention we also have a BABY?!!
Since our board and batten project went so well, my mom decided she wanted to continue the beautiful wall decoration into the front hall and up and down the stairs. These rooms were more complicated to complete, due to the unhealthy amount of geometry we found ourselves (mostly Danny) utilizing to line everything up correctly. … Continue reading Finishing the Stairs
I know we're late with the hallway updates but needless to say the board and batten is finished and looks great. Overall it was pretty easy and quick so we decided to continue the board and batten into the front hall and stairs (much to Danny's dismay). I will finish getting the posts up this week and I … Continue reading Board and Batten Makeover (Part 2)
How did we come up with Chickens and Chalkboards? Well, several things came into play, but most importantly our new house! We have (as of tomorrow) purchased a 100 year old farmhouse in the middle of the Heartland, Ohio. The house was originally the one-room schoolhouse for the area and couldn't be more perfect for us. … Continue reading Why the Name?