: one who manages a household especially as a wife and mother SEE ALSO: Suzy Homemaker: a housewife who manages a household, esp. with enthusiasm; Slang dictionary: a personification of the quintessential female American housewife

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Zeeland, Michigan, United States
Beaverdam Barn Sale is a Flea Market Style Country Barn Sale held one weekend per month beginning in May and ending in September. Come on out to our fantastic and fun-filled sale and search for that unique antique or vintage treasure!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Still Pickin'!

I might be more absent from the bloggy world lately, but I'm still doing what I love! 

Come visit me at the barn and check out all my funky junk!
Friday & Saturday 
May 18 & 19
10am-6pm both days

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Kenowa Barn Market & Craft Sale

I'm busy busy busy with preparations for the Barn Market and Hudsonville Reformed Church Craft sale, both this weekend!! 

Kenowa Barn Market 
April 20 & 21

Hudsonville Reformed Church Craft Sale 
Saturday, April 21

Can't wait to see some of you there! 

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Projects, Weather and Chickens, Oh My!

Hello Folks! 
It's me, Kara, Ms. Hobbies of a Homemaker! Remember me?
It's been a while since I've been around blogland and I'm excited to get back into it. Let me fill you in a little on the reasons for my absence. 

If you have been a visitor around this blog before, I'm sure you have noticed we aren't you're average american family. We don't have many modern appliances, including a dishwasher or microwave, we don't own cell phones and we try to limit our tv watching. Overall, we aim to be a home where simple life abounds. Over the last month, I've hoped to center myself back on that mindset, taking some time away from internet distraction.

Less time in front of this screen has brought me great joy and contentment. 
Here's what I did with my free time! :) 

The weather in Michigan has been unseasonably warm. I'm talking 80's the beginning of this month, so first of all I've been busy soaking up some vitamin D with my family and second of all my projects for the barn sale have been getting some much needed attention.

Next, we've been under construction! We found out we had yucky mold behind our tub, and so began the process of demolition.

And last, but oh so not least, we added some little members to our family. Three little rescued chicks have come to stay and have helped us continue down our path to self sustainability! Thanks Jess and Chris!

I'm glad to be back, with hopefully a little more balance and self control. :) 
Thank you creatively inspiring Pinterest and fabulously interesting bloggy blogs, but don't plan on me visiting quite so much this time around! 

Here's a little preview of one of my current projects in progress...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fabulous Find & Giveaway Winner!

Looking through a local architectural salvage place with my hubby, I came across this fabulous row of old metal apartment mailboxes! I couldn't pass it up--
For some reason, metal and I have a hard time saying no to each other...
and maybe mailboxes too for that matter... 
Remember this find from last summer?

Well, considering all the inspiring pieces I've seen lately with old mailboxes 
like this, 
mailbox towel holder


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and this


I knew I couldn't pass up all that lovel-y, metal-y, rust-y goodness!

You can find this fabulous treasure, along with many MANY others in my space at the Kenowa Barn Market.
Mark your calendars, Kenowa Barn Market begins again, Saturday March 31! 

On a side note, the Giveaway Winner for the bohemian feather earrings from


I like the iridescent feather earrings: teal blue feathers


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