New Chicken Coop Signs

I know I have a wide range of people who are readers here. Raise your hand if you are a chicken person (okay… leave a comment?). If you aren’t sure, you probably aren’t. A chicken person doesn’t necessarily have chickens themselves, but they want to. And not all people who have chickens are chicken people. (Am I right?)

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And of course, among chicken people there is a wide variety as well. Some just love the birds and others make fancy coops and decorate them seasonally. (Someday I want that to be me.)

We have chickens in a quarter of our garden with a somewhat ugly but functional coop. I made it myself with the help of 3-12 year olds (6 of them). I guess you could say that I’m a kid person at this phase of my life. 🙂 Anyway, I digress.

 Chicken coop signs | mamasbrush designs 


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While I dream of what I would do if homeschooling and gardening, laundry and occasional house cleaning didn’t take up all my time, I made some really cute (sorry, I’m biased) chicken coop signs for you to decorate your chicken spaces with!

They are in my Etsy shop now. Head over to grab the bundle for yourself for 30% off this week. Coupon code COOPSIGNS30 or click here.

 Chicken coop signs | mamasbrush designs 


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Frame them and and hang them under shelter if you have it. I think they would be cute mounted to wood and sealed from the elements and hung on the outside. Your call. What would you do with them? Let me know in the comments! 🙂

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Late Summer Sunflower Shelf Decor

This is late being posted. I was sick for most of August, so now, with just over a day left in the month, I wanted to share what my kitchen shelves have looked like all month.

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Farmhouse style, diy decor, Hobby Lobby, Black and white buffalo check, wood bead garland, old truck, wood house, bird, wood sign, herbs

Thankfully, for most of this sickness, I was not down completely. On my good days I had time and energy for a few extras like changing the decor from patriotic to sunflowers. I don’t have many spaces in the house I can decorate (long term renovation and many unfinished spaces all over the house), so it doesn’t take long.

Unfortunately, blogging was the last thing on my mind. I haven’t done much on Pinterest or Etsy either. How thankful I am that these sorts of things wait in the wings when real life gets hard to do.

Some details:

My kitchen shelves decorated for late summer | mamasbrush Farmhouse style, diy decor, Hobby Lobby, Black and white buffalo check, wood bead garland, old truck, wood house, bird, wood sign, herbs

Top Shelf: The votive is an old recycled candle jar I added a candle to and tied some ribbon on (my 14 year old daughter’s idea.) The herb sign I made for women’s retreat this year. Wood bead garland I made last winter (there is a snowflake on the other side of the sign). Sunflower is from Hobby Lobby, removed from it’s stem.

Bottom Shelf: Greens from Hobby Lobby, purchased a couple years ago. Love it and use it all the time all over the house. I’m thinking about getting another. It’s very versatile. The house is a 2×6 cut into shape, painted black and modge podge buffalo check scrapbook paper on it. The kids and I made them last year (also in my winter shelf post). The bird and pedestal are from Hobby Lobby (noticing a trend?). The truck wasn’t originally on the shelf, but a couple weeks ago my mom picked it up at the Dollar Tree for me and my 12 year old son put it up there. The negative space that was there before was nice, but I like the truck too, and he was just too delighted with his decorating for me to take it down.

My kitchen shelves decorated for late summer | mamasbrush Farmhouse style, diy decor, Hobby Lobby, Black and white buffalo check, wood bead garland, old truck, wood house, bird, wood sign, herbs

On the counter: The sunflower bowl was a gift for my birthday last year. I love it! We painted the jar with grey chalk paint for a bridal shower a a year or so ago. We made several for the tables and gifted one of them to the bride (it was just like one on her registry). I got the other two! 🙂 The flowers in it were also from Hobby Lobby. The plates are too cute to put in the cabinet. They were part of a gift basket from my husband’s boss last Christmas (more for me than for him I’m sure!) and are from, you guessed it… Hobby Lobby. I took all the junk that usually sits here off the counter so that it could be cute for a change and am guarding the space for the most part. It makes me smile!

What space is making you smile these days? Leave a comment and let me know! Leave a link so we can see if you have a pic online somewhere! 🙂

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Extra Special Baby Shower Gift

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I’ve mentioned before here and here that I believe every baby needs a party! When a family already has children, instead of a full blown party, we set up a gift table at church and invite the church family to bring gifts to celebrate with and bless the family over a few Sundays.

This past July a sweet little baby was born, so with sunflowers as my theme, I sent out invitations and set up the table. This time I decided to try one of my inspiration pins. A cute little idea I’d seen over at one of my favorite illustrator’s. I think it turned out sweet.

Custom Baby Stats Print | mamasbrush #easybabygift #beginningwatercolor #babyshowergift #sunflowerdecor #babystats #yellow

I started by sketching everything out, added watercolor and finished it with my black art pens. Then I added the date and time, weight and length of the baby. 🙂 It makes me smile. We have a new member of our family, so I’m going to try this next one with my digital tablet soon!

If you like my sunflower baby stat print, would you mind pinning the image below or sharing it with other social media? I really appreciate your support!

Custom Baby Stats Print | mamasbrush #easybabygift #beginningwatercolor #babyshowergift #sunflowerdecor #babystats #yellow

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My Shelves Dressed up for Fall

Confession: These are last year’s shelves! Somehow I never shared them with you, but I wanted to kick off this September with a little look at fall.

My Shelves Dressed up for Fall

I first introduced these shelves in my Valentine post (and again this summer), but ironically, these fall pics were taken just days after the shelves were installed. This is the first vignette I put together on them. It’s fitting that it was for fall because it is my favorite season!

My Shelves Dressed up for Fall

Rarely do I decorate the same way from year to year, so I imagine I’ll have this year’s shelf decor to share with you toward the end of the month (you know, when it’s actually fall.)

In the mean time, it’s finally September! And September is close enough to fall to start talking about it in my book! 🙂

Happy <almost> fall everyone!

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Recommended Reading:

Hiking Theme Party with Decorated Shelves
My Shelves Done Up for Valentines
How to Style Patriotic Shelves for Cheap

First Personal Success

I love fall, so in those early days of experimenting with my kid’s watercolors and card stock, the sunflowers and corn growing in the garden outside my window were a perfect subject.

When we are learning something new it’s all about comparison, isn’t it. Compared to some of the things I can do now, this looks pretty rough, but as the best thing I’d ever created before, this was pretty exciting.

I actually made something I was pleased with!