{DIY Potting Table}

I had a potting table on my front porch last year
{you can see it here}

northern cottage spring potting bench

which I loved to look at

but it wasn’t as functional as I’d hoped

If any dirt were to spill (which does happen with a potting table after all), it was a bear to clean off the porch

So I decided a new plan of attack was in order

I took a table (previously used in my office as a work table/desk)

and a huge heavy piece of metal that I picked up at a local sale {intending to use it as a gigantic bulletin board}

and a little shelf

Throw them together

and I got this

CUTE

Functional

&

FREE!!

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POTTING TABLE

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With everything I need RIGHT at my fingertips!

 

northern cottage potting tools

 

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northern cottage garden pots

a cute vintage stool with a sassy little ruffled skirt

that I can use to sit a spell while potting and primping my plants

northern cottage potting table stool

northern cottage succulent pot

mmmm succulents

northern cottage yellow truck

And who can resist a vintage yellow truck

northern cottage potting table

I placed this whole new area on the back wall of our attached garage which has a water source right next to the potting table , easy clean up and very handy access!

 

Now I’m all set to get my

gardening groove

on!

{I’ll be sharing some of my planting adventures here soon!}

xoxo

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{A Sweet Vintage Ironing Board}

 

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This piece came to me in a dirty (not pretty blue paint)

with some fancy pineapples

yikes!

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So we got rid of those

and covered it in a nice duck egg blue paint

and hand lettered

IRON

on top for fun!

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Turned out to be a pretty

sweet

piece!

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We’re having fun with our new
vintage schoolhouse chalkboard too!

{not sure where it will ‘land’ yet but we’re having fun moving it around!}

 

xoxo

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{oooey goooey PIZZA DIP}

 

northern cottage pizza dip

and so the story begins…

It all started with pinterest (as many many things do these days)

with this pin from this site:

 

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- ahhhh glorious!!

We had a a recent Girls Night get-together so I hopped over to the grocery store to snag the ingredients and

of course

had to tweak it a bit to make it my own

= adding garlic, more tomotoes and more cheese

resulting in this:

 

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yeah baby!

This is known as

Pizza Dip
around THIS cottage

(so the kids will chow down!!)

Apparently the title Caprese Dip is just wayyyy too fancy a name for them – but include ‘pizza’ in the name & they scarf it down!!)

 

it was good too!

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I shared with you before the exciting news that
Better Homes & Gardens

asked me to join them as a

PINNING PRO

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I had added this pin as one of my new favs!

You can see the pin here

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and the BHG Blogger Favorites Board here:

 

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This is just one of the pins I added to the BETTER HOMES & GARDENS board

{which currently has 70,000+ followers and GROWING}

and it has been repinned hundreds of times – whoot whoot!

You Can FOLLOW the Pinterest Boards to stay up to date with
new additions!

but wanted to encourage you try out this recipe – I bet you’ll like it!

 

Enjoy!!

xoxo

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{TEACHER Gift - Thanks for the SWEET Year!!}

 

We

{Love}

our teachers!

So wanted to give a little end of the year treat

to say THANK YOU

for all their hard work!!

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I cheated a little bit and didn’t make it entirely homemade

{& I’m perfectly fine with that!}

instead I bought some really yummy caramel dip
from the grocery produce area

some apples

some cute little jars

and some packing supplies

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Put the caramel dip right in the jars

{I added a little bit of toffee bits to the top – mmmm!}

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Cover the lid with a cute cupcake liner

tie with bakers twine

pop the jar and an apple in a cellophane bag

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tie with more baker’s twine

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and add a little gift tag

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Here’s the tag I put together to add to the gift:

sweet year

 

** This project was inspired by this yummy idea found here

 

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