Friday, May 31, 2013

Photo Friday: 5.31.2013

Welcome to Photo Friday where I show my week in pictures! Follow me on Instagram @tristantuttle ! These posts are a mix of my instagram photos, pictures taken with my Canon, and photos taken by my friends and family.  For more Photo Friday, click here.

Kitty Cat tail!

We took Puck on an adventure around Hickory Flat!

I grabbed this rose cutting from an abandoned house... I hope it roots!

I took the carpet off the stairs this week!

This sweet bunny rode with us to church!

And lastly, here are some hilarious pictures of Puck!

Some of y'all from facebook have been asking to see photos of our house, so next week, I'll be doing two home tour posts! I hope y'all will enjoy them!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Simple and Easy Skillet Rack!

I wanted to display my cast iron skillet collection in our kitchen for a couple of different reasons. 1. If you have a collection of something, it makes sense to display it, and 2. Cast iron is really heavy and it makes it hard to pull out of a cabinet! I posted a few inspiration photos here, but I'll remind you of my vision from that post.

I love the simplicity of it as well as it's easy access!

To re-create it, I found some 4 foot 2x6s in the garage. (In the interest of full disclosure, this was originally going to be a pallet project, but after fighting with the pallet for nearly 2 hours just to have nearly all the boards break, I decided against it. You can find the aftermath in the right hand corner of this photo.) 

The boards were already cut to that length because Jared used them in one of his car audio projects. I wanted them to have a darker look, so I stained them with some leftover stain. I was hoping to get it to a color close to the hoosier cabinet's wood since they were going to be mounted right next to the cabinet.

Jared made sure to find the studs since heavy skillets were going to be hanging from the boards. (I found a stud! Hint: it's Jared! lol) He used the longer screws to anchor the boards to the studs and the smaller screws to hang the skillets from.

Once he finished hanging the first board, we measured a little over a foot below the first board and hung the second. We decided where we wanted each skillet to go, left a little room for new additions in the future and VOILA! A skillet rack! Cue a million skillet rack photos.

We chose to hang the skillets from screws so that if we ever wanted to rearrange the layout or add a larger skillet to the top, we could just unscrew it and shift everything down. The only exception in the flat "skillet" on the top right. The hole in the handle was too skinny for a screw, so we used a concrete nail.

I love how this turned out. It's so simple, and now my skillets aren't sitting in a pile on my stove! I used to store them in a cabinet, but I almost sprained my wrist trying to get them out every time! This is so much easier!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Armuchee Memorial Day Weekend 2013

I love the Armuchee Bluegrass Festival! It's such a great way to spend time with people you love and eat food and play music; what more could anyone want?

And oh yeah. There were so many dogs! I love all of them!

Mama snapped this one with her phone of me with Belle and Six String!

The majority of jamming I did was on the bass. I'm a bass weenie. Look at my poor blistered fingers!

Little Katie May camped with her family right by our camper. She's the cutest. 

Night time jam!

Mama is a bass beast.

I'm not sure what they're all smiling about, but it makes me happy.

My favorite band there this weekend (besides us of course:) was BlueRoad Bluegrass! Our "adopted" brother Josh is the bass player, and I am so proud of them! If you want to hear some AMAZING music and have your face melted off with how incredible they are, be sure to check them out sometime!

The best part of Armuchee is definitely the people. I've made so many friends over the years here, and sometimes these festivals are the only time I get to see them!

I stole this photo from my sister's instagram. This is Hayden and his girlfriend Haley. Her beautiful face is covered, but I promise, she's there.

Josh is part of the Banjo Revolution.

Jeff is one of our long-time camping buddies!

I interrupted Katie eating/laughing about something. Somehow, she's still beautiful.

Katie May loves Cheetos more than anything.

We found these baby birds in the utility pole!

Eating is a big part of any festival. We do it really well.

Josh and Katie May. According to Josh, Katie May has an attitude problem...because she acted slightly afraid of Josh at first. She seems to be over it.

He wouldn't separate himself from that sweet tea for anything.

I had a blast this year! I ended up leaving a bit early to surprise Jared who couldn't come with us because of work. Even with my time cut short,  it was a great festival!

Also, I'd like to thank Lester, Cindy, Caleb, and Elijah Rudin for feeding us this weekend! I didn't get any pictures because I was too busy chowing down, but I love y'all so much and appreciate everything!

I'll leave y'all with a video my friend Heather shot. Her brother is Dylan, the guitar player on the end. He kills me with his talent and he's only 15! This is their version of  "Midnight Rider" and if you don't like it, don't tell me because I won't be able to look at you the same. It's incredible!

Happy Memorial Day, y'all!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Photo Friday 5.24.2013

Welcome to Photo Friday where I show my week in pictures! Follow me on Instagram @tristantuttle ! These posts are a mix of my instagram photos, pictures taken with my Canon, and photos taken by my friends and family.  For more Photo Friday, click here.

This cutie kept me company while I organized some kitchen stuff.

Kate brought Oberon over. While she was at work, I got worried because I couldn't find Obie...He was on my pillow being adorable.

Jared and I like to look at houses on Zillow. We saw this one and we had to drive by and see it. It's so beautiful!

This is just part of the porch. It wraps around 3 sides of the house.

My cat grass is a success!

Sweet sleepy puppy.

One of the things I love about our church is that everyone is welcome. Including pets! We've had people bring their dogs, cats, and now a bunny!

I'm headed out this weekend to play at Armuchee Bluegrass Festival and on Memorial Day, we will be playing at Oostanala Schoolhouse. I hope y'all have a great weekend and remember those that have fought for us to have such wonderful freedoms!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Re-purposed Wood Plant Hanger

Our neighbor cut down some trees in his backyard and all of a sudden I HAD A GREAT IDEA! Sam let us grab a log to make this plant hanger. It cost us nothing because we had everything on hand. WHICH IS THE BEST PART!


1 log circle
3 hooks
chain from hanging plant basket

Jared cut a circle from the log. We don't have a chain saw, so that part took a while. I mean, he started when the sun was still up but didn't make it through the log until a while after dark. God bless Jared and his patience for my project ideas.

That pallet is going to be another project or two I'm excited about!
Once he got through the log, he drilled pilot holes and he added three hooks in a way that would evenly distribute the weight of the log. 

Originally, we thought about using 4 hooks, but we decided to take the fourth one off and rebalance the hooks.

Such a cute face.

I took one of these chains left over from an old plant hanger and hooked it on each of the hooks. Also, I apologize for the blurry photo, but it was night time, and I'm not sure how to use my camera very well. I'm still learning, so y'all bear with me. 

This is Jared's "I'm ready to go inside and not do this project anymore" face.

and VOILA!

I kind of love how it's uneven and funky! I'm going to stain it to keep it more weather-proof as soon as the wood is dried out. I'm also thinking of different ways to tweak this idea like adding a spike in the middle to attach dried corn and making it a squirrel feeder!

If y'all try your own version, link back to this post and let me know because I'd love to see it!