Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Pallet ideas

Love this picture not my farm but I thought it was so cute


For a while now I have been intrigued by the use of pallets. They seem to be everywhere and if you look for example at certain business or on the craigslist or free cycle you see people trying to get rid of them all the time.

On my internet search I have seen, sheds, chicken coops, garden fences etc.. I decided to start a link section of these places and ideas so I don't have to keep repeat looking for them when I am trying to tell people about how wonderful they are:

 Here is our picture of are newly made pig pen

Buldings; Structures: 

**Check it out I added a pinterest link to tons of pallet ideas I have been collecting!

Tiny House out of pallets

A pallet home

Another small house design out of pallets

This guy has pictures of sheds that he had made..ingenious!

Making a childrens playhouse with pallets its in another language but at least you can see the finished product

Wooden fence (This one is my favorite which I featured on top)

Fence made of pallets for goats etc..

Stairs made out of pallets

Kewl a wood deck made with pallets 

Another little add on porch/deck

Inside a home made out of pallets

Outdoor pallet shelf


Kids stuff made out of Pallets

Small playhouse for kids

Kids playhouse made with pallets

Playground for kids made out of pallets

Tree house made of pallets


Dog house made of pallets

Ideas for a dog house made out of pallets. This site has a video!

Dog house made of pallets

Have a favorite dog here is a dog bed for them.


Gardening with pallets:

Making a Raised bed with pallets

Recycled work bench. Great idea!!! I want one!

Pallet pen for compost another great idea with detail instructions

Great idea on making a picket fence out of pallets cute!

Vertical garden using pallets

Using a pallet as a garden! Great idea thanks Debbie

Potting bench made of pallets

This is a garden table from pallets

Here is another detail instructions on building a garden bed out of pallets


Furniture made with Pallets:

A few ideas for outdoor gardening furniture

Large desk made with pallets

Pallet shelf

Cute day bed with pallets

Another cute bed for kids I would make sure to sand this really good!

This guy made a table out of pallets

A bed frame they made out of pallets

Tv stand some guy made kewly

A smaller tv stand with rollers

Pallet computer desk

This person made a garden chair from pallets..Great idea~

Coffee table made from pallets


Chicken Pallet ones:
Standing chicken coop or rabbit cage

Small chicken coop, though I wasnt really impressed with this guys building skills he is very dangerious.

Here is a better chicken coop build with pallets

Here is a nest box made out of pallets

Here is a blog of someone that build a smaller chicken coop with pallets

Garden and Furniture Pallets:
This guy talks about building a green house planters with pallets


Stuff made with pallets

Shoe rack made with pallets...simple idea could be made just a wee pit better at least paint it? Just saying

Firewood holder kewl idea

A place to put your plates pallet design

Very rugged to place your picture frames in, I can see this in someones cabin

A room divider great idea! 

This is pretty kewl a farmers market stand made with pallets. Might be pretty heavy but great idea


Other Sites that have pallets pictures

Unstitched a few pictures that I dont have on mine love the magazine rack!

Practical Enrichment

If you don't have time to order a book try this kindle version of pallet DIY projects get it right now!


Please leave a note and let me know which one was your favorite design with pallets. Add your own too!


Monday, January 4, 2010

A new Year 2009

Wow the last time I wrote on here it was Oct I almost forgot I had a blog. Inspired by the movie Julie and Julia I decided to get out my cook book, "Better Homes and Gardens" New Dieters Cook Book & try some of the recipes. I have always loved this book so much because of the pictures it shows for each and everyone of the recipes. It also gives you the nutrition value for each food as well as the calories.

For the new year as a lot of people I am not going on a diet but I am going to try to watch what my family and I eat in the coming year to try to lose weight and become more organized. On my fridge I have a calender to write down each meal we have for each day, this will give me an idea of what we eat to get a variety plus see how many times we actually go out and eat.

My taste buds have been so dulled lately with the same old foods. I discussed with my husband we need to read more of the Sunday food section and try out new restaurants in the San Antonio area at least one every pay day rather then go to our same old restaurants.

Besides cleaning up for after the holidays I am trying to organize better too. I decided not to do Co-op this year as much as I love the people in co-op I am just too busy during this semester. I still have pecans to crack save/sell and it will be lambing season soon. I need to also sell some more of our sheep so we dont have to feed them this winter. Lots of paperwork to do still.

I guess I could have just helped someone but I dont want to let someone down when we missed a few days....So I have decided to just go to lunch onces in a while so Tommy can play. Tommy is really involoved with his cubscouts right now & its going to be derby time and Miranda is really involoved with her girl scouts and Yes its that time again...Cookie time. I am sure we will get drafted for some booths again this year.

Farm is going well but my chickens havent laid in months because of the cold and being old. I am relucant getting anymore till my husband fixes my coop for me. We need to put the feeder inside the coop to keep the sheep away so I dont have to be dragging that fense each time I move it. Right now its a two person job it shouldnt have to be. I should be able to get into the tractor and move it myself.

Its been colder then normal here in Texas which has been nice. As long as my sun is shining I dont care how cold it gets :)