free and easy DIY : outdoor compost container

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As an Oregonian it is in my blood to recycle & compost. Even if it isn’t something I am great at, pretty much anywhere you will go in Portland will train you to be well at it. Composting is a great thing to do if you love to gardening, because it is great for the soil & uses all those leftover for cooking without throwing them away. Typically I do indoor things, but I just created this for my home, so I had to share it – even if it means getting a little dirty. Here is a free DIY to creating an outdoor compost container. It is so easy & yes it is free!

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step No. 1 | gather the material

wooden palettes { can find them at any local store – just ask for 3 or 4 }, large gauge wire & wire cutters

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step No. 2 | set it up

Place three wooden palettes together with the tallest length of the palette being the height of the container. All you have to do is place them next together as close as you can. You will want a three wall container { see step 4 to see if you need a fourth wall }.

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step No. 3 | connect the palettes

With large gauge wire connect the palettes together in the location where you placed them. Take a long piece of wire & wrap around the two palettes connecting several times then as best as you can create a knot. Cut any left over wire. Do this is at at least two places for each corner to make sure the container is able to stay up & together.

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step No. 4 | place

Place in the location of your yard that you would like it, just make sure there is dirt below it, not rock. If you have a dog or animals that could get into the container I suggest placing a fourth wooden palette in the front of the opening to create four sides.

step No. 5 | start composting

Check out Real Simple magazine for a couple of articles to start composting! The first article I suggest is composting 101 & the other is how to compost.

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get the look : pretty little details

. to create your perfect environment .

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recipe : coconut chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

. to let your tummy enjoy .

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{ recipe from averie cooks }

Something new for Nuance Design… free printable recipe card of the above recipe is here! Also don’t forget to check out the free printable recipes where you can personally write your favorite recipes on!

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back w/ adventures to share

. to have adventures .

back w/ adventures to share | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com Good morning everyone! How was your week? I hope your week was as wonderful as it possibly could be. Although I’m excited to be back, it was so nice to step away from social media life { for a little bit here & there } to embrace the outdoors during this lovely summer.  There was definitely much needed down time from doctor appointments { still having issues with my heart, which hopefully will be fixed soon } & some days this past week were as lazy as can be for resting, but I was able to get out for a few days & explore bits of beautiful Oregon. The first several images is from the gorge, next several are from the beach & the last images are from little town of Looking Glass. All three adventures were well spent with lots of family, which was so nice & needed. It was so nice to get a break & enjoy the hot weather while it last. I am so excited for the post to come this week! I have been working on something for Friday’s post, so keep checking back for some fun things to come!back w/ adventures to share | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com back w/ adventures to share | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com back w/ adventures to share | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com back w/ adventures to share | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com back w/ adventures to share | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com back w/ adventures to share | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com back w/ adventures to share | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com back w/ adventures to share | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com back w/ adventures to share | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com back w/ adventures to share | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com back w/ adventures to share | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com { Theo was not a fan of water – at all – so at the beach he dug himself a hide out under some drift wood & admired the ocean from a far }back w/ adventures to share | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com back w/ adventures to share | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com back w/ adventures to share | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com back w/ adventures to share | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com back w/ adventures to share | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com back w/ adventures to share | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com back w/ adventures to share | Nuance Design | LindyJacoby.com

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Have a beautiful start to your week!

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recipe : oven roasted s’mores & a little vacation

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For all those who won’t be able to roast a marshmallow over a fire, but desires the delicious taste of a s’more, this post is for you! It is so easy to do in your oven. Also check out my other s’more combinations to try as well in the oven.

Sadly for my blogging life I will be on vacation for the week, but I’m very excited to explore the world a little more & have much more time to do it! I will be back August 17th, so come back then for many fun post! Have a beautiful week!

Truly, Lindy

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fun adventures for august

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It’s just the beginning of the busy month if August. We fill our days as much as we can with last minute relaxing summer moments, but the fall is near which brings school starting again for some, working busier hours & lots more to do’s that seem to come around. This is the month to not get so wrapped up in the things we have to get done though, because it still is summer & we have to soak the clam in as long as we can! Especially with the weekend arriving & the month just beginning here are some little adventures you could add to your life this month to make sure you get to enjoy August through all it’s hustle & bustle & transitioning.

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No. 1 | day trip

 

Day trips are the easiest way to step outside your norm. Take one day this month, with a few friends or family & go seek out a new place that you’ve never been before, within driving distance. Make a day out of it so be an early riser & soak in the entire day with random tourist stops or just focusing on one place & relaxing the entire day there.

 

 

No. 2 | don’t go anywhere

 

Take a day to not go anywhere at all. This can be very hard to accomplish depending on how busy your schedule is & if you are like me & love being out & about, but take one day. Don’t leave the house at all. Of course you can enjoy your patio or backyard, but don’t leave your space. Just enjoy not having to go anywhere, but just being & doing what you want to do.

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No. 3 | do something creative

 

Take 30 minutes a week to do something creative. Draw, paint, do a house DIY or write. Do something that allows you to see a product you produce & do a creative outlet for yourself.

 

No. 4 | share with a friend

 

Swap favorite books with a friend. This way you can discover something new, while learning about your dear friend.

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No. 5 | try a new activity

 

When summer slows down we tend to not move as much, so find a new activity that keeps you wanting to move. My sister & I are going to try bolder climbing, we will see how well I do, but it will be a great experience. I also want to try a barre class. So who knows what activities will be in my near future. What will keep you moving?

 

No. 6 | you time

 

This year is always the start of the holiday season for me. Birthdays & holidays create lots of family & friend time, which is so great, but in turn we may need a little us time. Take an hour a week where the phone is turned off, you aren’t on your computer & you are doing something you love without the distraction of the world around you.

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No. 7 | seek the unique

 

Go to as many new places you can while the extra time is still here. New restaurants, new shops, new places, etc. Gather a friend or many & go explore!

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What relaxing, new adventures will fill up your August?

Truly, Lindy

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