"Life is amazingly good when it's simple and amazingly simple when it's good." ~ Terri Guillemets

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and yours a
wonderful Thanksgiving

Old Time Farmhouse.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ho, Ho, Ho...Hey!

Hey...is it Christmas already!?!
Feels like it with all this cold and snow, doesn't it? 
I have to admit that my front porch looks ridiculous with my fall decor competing with the snow and cold weather. But I'm still not ready to decorate for Christmas. I usually wait until Thanksgiving weekend.

Apparently, some of my relatives have their Christmas trees up. Wow, good for them.
Times sure have changed from when I was a little girl. You did not decorate until right before Christmas. 
A lot of families even waited until Christmas Eve to put up their trees.

One of my most vivid memories as a child is of my grandmother decorating for the holidays.
One year, she decided to enter a contest and had to have her outside decor up the first week of December. We lived in a small town and it became the talk of the town that her decor was up so early. I even had 2 snotty girls march up to me at school and started badgering me about my grandmother putting her decorations up so early. LOL! My, how times have changed.

I will admit that not much indoor decor will happen this year.
I've gotten myself into a fun mess. Stripping wallpaper and such. More on that later.
But, I do have my front porch. I can still decorate it for Christmas.
Maybe...after it warms up some and all the snow melts.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Just Dreamin'...

A cold, lazy Saturday calls for pokin' through some shops and doing some dreamin'.
All by myself.  :)
I pushed and shoved my way through a barn. A huge barn. Three stories of barn goodness.

Next, was a cute, little shop with a variety of vendor booths.
I could see myself set up there if I wanted to be in a shop.

Then there was this shop. This shop was for sale.

 Built as a home in 1910.
The merchandise did not catch my attention, but the house did. 
I started looking at it as if I was a potential buyer.

I could easily live in the back of this home which has a new addition on it.
The front had 4 to 5 rooms that could easily be used as my shop.
How great would that be? 

Now this won't be happening due to the timing. 
And that's okay. It's always fun to dream a little.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Here Comes The Sun

Cold. Dreary days. Dark by 6:00 pm.
Not my favorite time of the year.
So where did our wonderful fall season go?
It left us all much too quickly.

I'm like this sunflower. I need the sunshine in order to bloom.
Without it, I'm pretty pathetic. And it's a struggle.
But today...the sun came out!!! So I'm smiling!!!

I miss my sunflower. It was a surprise gift over the summer.
A critter dropped a seed right in the middle of my garden. Center stage.
And it flourished. Better than any that I planted myself as it stood over 7 feet high. 

I have to say that I'm looking forward to nice weather again. And I will be planting more sunflowers.
So, today, I'm wishing you some sunshine and hope you flourish wherever you are planted.
Just like my sunflower.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Show Business

Show business.
I'm not talking Hollywood.
I'm talking about having your own business and you set up at shows for promotion and sales.
So I did this show back in October with my soaps. It was crazy. 

I've decided that doing shows aren't for everyone. And that includes me.
I used to do shows all the time. 
Back in the old days. When I was young. Not so much anymore. LOL!

But because of this show...I had some shops approach me that want to carry my soap.
Wholesale. That I think I can handle.

There are so many ways to do a business. Right now I prefer my online shop.
And my soaps will be added soon. 
Nothing's better than being in the comfort of my own home and making money from something I enjoy doing.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Mother Hubbard, I Love Cupboards

I don't know about you, but...
I believe one can never have too many cupboards.
Whether they are jelly cupboards, Hoosier cabinets, or a hutch or two...
they are wonderful for storage and eye candy for your farmhouse decor.

So you can imagine my delight as I saw this.

Well, Mother Hubbard! I squealed! And then I saw more!

Good old hubby kept saying, 'We don't have the truck, anymore.'
See, this was a shop we stopped in while in TN over the weekend.
This shop was loaded with good stuff and these cupboards were all on the second floor.

And there even more cupboards down at the other end.
Most of them were in the $300-$400 range.

I could put a cupboard in every room if I had the space.
When hubby reminded me that we no longer had the truck, I told him we could always bring the utility trailer next time. (SMILE)

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

TN Colors

We went on a road trip to TN (and VA) over the weekend.
I was so looking forward to seeing all the beautiful fall colors on the mountains.
Unfortunately, it was raining and dreary the whole trip there.
No problem, I thought. We have the whole weekend.
Then the next morning...

...black and white, no color. It snowed.
And it was beautiful, just a different kind.
As we drove the back roads, some of the scenery just took my breath away.
(Sorry, these photos are with my cell phone.)

Once we entered VA there was not as much snow, but a mix of color with some white.
The above photo is my daughter's back yard, her barn and mountain.
She loves having her own mountain. LOL! The high point is out of view to the right.

This photo is on our way home right before we entered KY.
I love this little stretch as it is so lovely. And so peaceful with snow on the mountain tops.
It makes me want to get out of the car, take a walk, and experience the beauty .

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