Rustic Farmhouse Beauty from Reclaimed Wood…..

We just started on a new venture and opened up our second Etsy store.  I have always love Farmhouse décor.  It reminds me of times past.   Farmhouse décor is making a come back.  It’s all about clean simple ways to decorate.

Welcome to our new shop The Chocolate Chicken2® Rustic Farmhouse Signs.

Each Rustic Farmhouse sign we make are one-of-a-kind, due to the nature of the wood and the distressed finish. We only use reclaimed wood. Our goal is to use wood that has been discarded and is no longer used. We try to keep the natural character of the wood. We find the wood grain, nail holes, knots, and cracks add to the simplicity and unique character of the signs.

Since all of our signs are hand-painted on wood, you will see chips, cracks, paint splashes, paint bleeds, knots, and holes. We believe this adds to the character of our items, and makes each one completely unique. No two pieces are ever the same.

All of our signs make great affordable gifts for all occasions.

Come by and Check us out.



Farmhouse Design Bringing Joy to You life…..

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Knotty Pine Designs creates beautiful custom-made rustic wall mounted beer bottle openers, wood signs, and farmhouse decor for any occasion.

If your into Farmhouse decor or looking for that special wedding gift,  I would like to introduce Jessica.   Jessica is the owner and designer of Knotty Pines Designs. Jessica is also a Proud military wife and momma of 2 funny girls.  Knotty Pines Designs came to life after realizing that by creating beautiful personalized gifts, she can help uplift others and bring joy to their lives. There’s no better feeling than to see someone love something you created, and Jessica is dedicated to creating pieces that you’ll be proud to display in your home for many years to come! Have questions or want custom designs? She loves to help you create the design you want.

If you like Knotty Pines Designs items and enjoy beautiful customizable frames, please check out her other Esty shop dedicated to offering unique one of kind frames for any occasion.

You can shop Knotty Pines Designs at

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Do you Love Handmade – Shabby Chic – Upcycled -Vintage – Salvage?

I love, love, love vintage, antique shopping.  I have also fallin in love with shabby chick repurposing.  My friend Lisa is the owner of Sparkklejar.  She creates upcycled, recycled repurposed, salvaged, vintage, altered art, on  mason fruit jars.  Theses jars have a shabby chic, antique feel where glass meets glitter.

Lisa also repurposes tin cans with shabby cottage white. Painted with uneven brush strokes, faded and distressed down to bare metal in random areas. she then decals the cans with blue birds on a wild rose or pink dogwood branch, on the side. These are beautiful to use for wedding center pieces or as a farmhouse design.

Lisa also offers Barley bag,  all natural microwave heating bags.  When your backs sore just throw it in the microwave, heat it up for a few minutes and place it on your back…ooohhhhh relief!  Just think of the relief you will get when you place it on your aching body.

She also makes  1/2 size barley pads and flax filled freezer packs for the eyes and forehead. These are such a relief when you have a headache or much worse a migraine headache.  The great thing I like about my pack is it has no mess, no dripping water.

You have got to check out her shop at




Solid Conditioner Bars? Yes!

If you are looking for a conditioner bar that will take you hair care to another level you have found it. This hair conditioner bar is like a lotion bar for hair. It will leave your hair feeling so soft and silky, you can even use it as a detangler or leave in conditioner.

Madagascar Vanilla Conditioner Bar has an absolutely addictive blend of Madagascar Vanilla enhanced with notes of African pear, wild jasmine and white sandalwood.

Avocado oil is chocked full of vitamins A, D, E and B6, avocado is also high in proteins, amino acids, magnesium, folic acid, copper and iron

Using an avocado conditioner promotes hair that feels soft and is more elastic. The high-fat content of avocados makes hair less dry and prone to breakage. After washing your hair with shampoo, apply the avocado conditioner and leave for five to 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Our hair conditioner bar is made with a combination of hair and skin loving oils making it great for use on all hair types. Our Bars are easier on your hair than commercially made products. Nothing beats natural and handmade!
All our bars are sulfate and paraben free.

Made with cocoa butter, shea butter, incroquat (behentrimonium chloride), cetyl alcohol, olive, coconut and avocado oil.

Simply wet both the bar and your hair, and rub it between your hands, then use them to spread it over your hair. You can rub the bar itself along your hair it’ll feel like normal conditioner in your hair, because the incroquat gives you that slippery feel, detangles and softens your hair and reduces static electricity. Cocoa butter tames and nourishes, as does the natural oils. The cetyl alcohol works as an emulsifier and thickener.

Keeping the bar dry in between washes will make the bar last longer.

Perfect for traveling especially by airline.

Dimensions: 3″diameter 1″thick weight 4 oz.
All of our bars are hand cut, size and color may vary.

Brown Bananas to Banana Bread with 3 Easy Ingredients

Have you ever had a few banana sitting around?  No one is eating those bananas and they are turning brown. I’m sure I’m talking to you, lol.  Well I have a quick recipe that only takes 3 ingredients.  It is the best banana bread.  It also freezes well.

If you don’t have brown bananas sitting around, you can find them usually in your supermarket over in the clearance bin CHEAP!  I make up several loaves at a time and freeze them.  So I always have banana bread.  I even share them with the neighbors.

I swear my adult son smell me baking miles away and he shows up to pick up a loaf of his favorite bread.

Easy 3 Ingredient Banana Bread
Prep 5 mins  *  Cook 40 mins  *  Total 45 mins

3-4 ripe bananas
1 box of yellow cake mix
2 eggs

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Smash bananas in a large bowl, then add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Spray 2 small loaf pans or 1 large loaf pan with non stick cooking spray.
Fill the pans (or pan) with batter.
Bake at for 35-40 minutes – you might need to bake longer if using 1 loaf pan.