Spring Cleaning!

It’s that time of year again to declutter your home and get it in it’s very best shape. Very few people (if any) enjoy the task of cleaning their home, so we found this 28 Day Spring Cleaning Challenge from Simple Green to help make it a little more bearable. For other cleaning checklists and tips, visit our Machine Shed Pinterest Board!


Gardening at the Shed!

Our gardens are planted and ready to grow at our Machine Sheds! We will use our homegrown herbs and vegetables in our made-from-scratch meals, and will serve fresh at the Shed daily!  Stop in and try some of the fresh vegetables picked from the garden at your local Machine Shed.






If you are planting tomatoes in your garden this summer, check out some tips from Jeff Grunder at the Davenport Machine Shed!


For other tips and tricks to grow your own garden, visit the Machine Shed Pinterest Board!



Footprint Keepsake

Are you looking for a creative gift to make for mom for Mother’s Day? We found a great idea from I Watch Them Grow to make a footprint stepping stone that would be a perfect addition to any yard or landscape! This special gift will sure to please mom, grandma or any gardener if your family.


Buy a stepping stone kit that includes cement powder, a plastic mold, letter and number stamps, colored glass beads and mosaic tiles.


Following the kit instructions, combine the cement mix with water in a bucket, stir and pour it into the plastic mold. Place the glass decorations immediately, then wait 30 minutes before doing the letter or number stamps.


Do each footprint one at a time, placing it in the right spot carefully and then applying lots of pressure to have a good impression that will stay throughout the setting period.


Let the cement set a bit longer and then stamp each kid’s first initial next to their footprint, as well as the year.


Here are a couple of other ideas for a footprint stepping stone:

  1. Make a butterfly shape with the footprints by putting the left foot on the right side and right foot on the left side, close together to look like wings. Then create the body and antennae of the butterfly with glass marbles or other decor. You could also surround the butterfly with a mosaic of colored glass.
  2. Make a stepping stone path using one footprint stone for each year. It shows the growth of your child’s feet over time and would be such a special keepsake project to have in your yard!



Mother’s Day Giveaway!

You could be the lucky winner of our Mother’s Day Giveaway! The gift basket includes different items from the Machine Shed Gift shop that mom will enjoy, as well as a $100 gift card!

Entering is easy – stop into the Machine Shed to enter in the drawing. Winner will be selected Monday, May 15th and will be notified by email!



Mother’s Day Gift Idea!

Looking for the perfect gift to show mom just how much you care? Stop into the Machine Shed Gift Shop to find unique gifts from Mud Pie, Mason Cash, Primitives by Kathy and much more! Don’t forget about the Machine Shed’s Mother’s Day Brunch – make sure to call to make your reservations today!


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