DIY Giant Calendar + The Creative Corner

Welcome back all of my creative friends!  As we enter fall (aka the insane season here on the farm) I was drawn to this great DIY project that is all about helping you stay organized while keeping it stylish.

The Creative Corner link party | Come to inspire, stay to be inspired. Share your latest DIY, craft, and home decor posts!

Check out this great DIY Giant Rustic Calendar over at Houseful Of Handmade.  There is even a printable version of the calendar for you to use in your home.

A DIY giant rustic calendar to help you and your family stay organized!

Don’t forget to grab your feature button!

The Logbook

 And now lets take a look at our hosts, and what is new from the past week!
The DIY Mommy
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You don’t want to miss any of these great posts from your host blogs!

Make A Faux Floral And Leaf Garland from The DIY Mommy.

Washi Pumpkins and Terrarium For Fall from Curly Crafty Mom.

4 Tips For Planning Landscaping – Beginning In The Fall from The Logbook.

Tools And Ideas To Get Started Bible Journaling from The Southern Couture.

Currently In September from Joy In Our Home.

The Creative Corner link party | Come to inspire, stay to be inspired. Share your latest DIY, craft, and home decor posts!Ready to share what has been motivating you this past week? Link up a recent post of yours that motivates you to create or just be awesome! Our goal is for this link up to focus on craft, DIY, & home posts so please try to remember that when linking up.

  • Limit three links per week and remember to link directly to your post, not your blog.
  • Do not link stores, giveaways, or other link parties.
  • Be sure to hop around some of the other posts that have been linked up to share the love and get motivated by what others have been up to.

Each week, your hosts will choose a post to feature from the previous week. If you want a chance at being featured, you must follow all of the hosts in someway. By linking up, you agree to let each host share your photo and link back to your site, as well as receive a weekly e-mail letting you know when the party is live. We will never give your e-mail or info to anyone, nor will we spam you! The Creative Corner link party goes live Sunday 6pm PST and ends Thursday at 5pm PST. I’d love for you to grab The Creative Corner button in my sidebar to put on your own blog if you want to help spread the love!

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Now it’s your turn to join in on the fun and link up your recent craft, DIY, or home posts so get ready to motivate  others and be inspired! Don’t forget, if you want a chance to be featured next week follow all of the hosts above!

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Farmhouse Landscaping Progress – First View

You may have read my story sharing just how badly I fail at making plants and flowers grow.  And while I’ve been slowly learning over the past 10+ years as a farmwife I still have a ways to go.  While we’ve been at our farmhouse for over five years we have made many changes to the yard, overhauled our empty barn, and removed some previous landscaping.  This year we decided to begin work on adding landscaping around our house, beginning with east and west sides.

I worked with Mary Hooper from Natural Plus Nursery, who helped me put together the perfect plan to create the whispy cottage feel that I loved.  If you want to get started with landscape plans check out my list of top 4 tips here.  You can find more about Natural Plus on their social media channels:

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Starting farmhouse landscaping in zone 4.Plants facing the east, in Zone 4:

(L to R) Rhododendron P.J.M., Autumn Joy Sedum, Russian Sage (3 plants), Autumn Joy Sedum, Purple Leaf Sandcherry

Russian sage & Autumn Joy Sedum in farmhouse landscaping.

Rhododendron P.J.M., Autumn Joy Sedum, and Russian Sage for the farmhouse landscaping.

Our bushes and flowers were planted mid-June and they seem to be thriving!  I’m in awe of how fast the Russian Sage has grown.  It may be one of my new favorites and I’m pretty sure I want to add some of this around our dog fence next spring.

Starting farmhouse landscaping in zone 4.

Plants facing the West, in Zone 4:

(L to R) Hydrangea, Nishiki Willow Tree, Snowberry, Sedum, Snowberry, Lilac Tree, Blizzard Mock Orange, Sedum, Blizzard Mock Orange, Sweetspire

Farmhouse landscaping progress.

Russian sage gives a whimsical feel to the farmhouse landscaping.

Farmhouse landscaping in the autumn.

Sweet spire in the autumn in farmhouse landscaping.

This cutout is a dead zone between the house and garage, and a haven for weeds and old rocks.  The laundry room overlooks this space and I wanted plants that would grow tall and fill the space.  Giving us something beautiful to look at when glancing outside.

Landscaping the dead zone between the the farmhouse and the garage.

Cove cutout on West side, receives minimal sunlight, in Zone 4:

(Back to Front) Glossy Black Chokeberry, Blue Muffin Viburnum, Astible Spirea

Glossy black chokeberry in the fall season along the farmhouse.

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