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DIY Peanut Butter Bird Feeder

01/09/2012   Do It Yourself   3 Comments

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Bird seed

 

Peanut Butter Treat

I was lucky enough to visit Florida this holiday season to be with my family. While the state may not agree with me on many levels, it brought me back to feeling like a child again. My parents live on an acre of land, and while their house isn’t enormous their backyard certainly is. Hummingbirds, robins, bumblebees, and deer are all a common daily sights. In other words, it’s definitely not LA!

Something my mother and I used to do when I was a kid was make peanut butter bird feeders. While we had a proper bird feeder in the backyard, my cousin (proudly finishing Kindergarten this year) wanted to make peanut butter bird feeders and hang them around the small tree in the back. So my mother and I made a few with her.

DIY Peanut Butter Bird Feeder

  1. Take a pinecone and tie a string to one end.
  2. Lather the pinecone in peanut butter.
  3. Dip the pinecone into a bucket full of birdseed.
  4. Find a suitable branch and hang it up for a treat that will definitely be bringing in the birds. (And if you live in wooded areas, probably a few others guests as well…)

I’m back in my second home here in LA, meaning posts will be more regular again and I’ll be able to show some of the work I’ve been doing around the apartment as well. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and new year!


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My Holiday Vacation

12/25/2011   Organization, Personal   3 Comments

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Just stopping by to announce that I’ve been in Florida since the 22nd, and will be here until the first week of January. I suppose you could call it a vacation, but I call it visiting my family because I don’t consider it too much of a vacation. I love sleeping in, and aside from hating everything about this state from its humid weather to this terrible town I’m thoroughly enjoying being home with my family.

Yet I can’t stop thinking of things I’d like to do when I get home. Here are a few:

  • Post-Christmas decluttering.
  • Clean out the closet.
  • Go through the kitchen and all the appliances stored in the cupboards.
  • Get a new shower head.
  • Organize the entertainment center.
  • See if it’s possible to reorganize to maximize studio space.
  • Finish organizing cables.
  • Buy more paint samples to patch up stained parts of the wall.

Only I would be excited to go home and organize. I’m actually kind of upset that as soon as I get home, my time off is over. Back to the apartment makeover on weekends only… I do have a few progress shots to show you when I get back!

How was your holiday? Did you travel?


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