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

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Tad of Old Time Pickin'

We went to Ohio over the weekend and I had to make a quick stop to look for enamelware.
Found some!

I had to grab that pulley and the letterpress drawer, too.

I have piles and piles of enamelware in my basement.
Today, I started pulling it all out of boxes and washed every single piece.
My hands weren't pleased with that decision, but they felt better after an application of shea butter.

Plans for all that enamelware?
Well, it will be paired up with my handcrafted soaps and be up for sale.
Rustic and Simple. A vintage farmhouse look.
I think it will be a good fit. For me. My shop. And my buyers.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

New Season

I'm ready.
Ready for Autumn.

I'm ready to...
wear soft, cozy sweaters, 
drink yummy hot cocoa, 
make my homemade soups and breads,
sit by the fire pit with a glass of wine enjoying the warmth of a fire,
enjoy the smell of my freshly baked cookies,
walk my dogs in the cool, crisp mornings,
just move about to a slower rhythm while taking the time to appreciate it all.

Yep, fall is my favorite time of the year.
I'm ready for the new season.
How about you?

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wild Woman Here

Yes, I know.
I've been missing in action.
I haven't written a post in ages.
I haven't taken time to visit anyone.
But really...would you when you look and feel like this?

My hair is a mess.
I have bags under my eyes.
My feet hurt.
Blah, blah, blah.

I'm not asking for any sympathy. Just please accept my apologies.
 Life is still good cause I've been working on this...

Yep...a new business adventure.
And I'm making soap. Lots of soap.
And more soap. Hundreds of bars of soap.
And I think I'm getting high on the fumes from the essential oils.
In a good way that is.  :)

So I'm trying to get into a routine and find the rhythm for my day.
I'm getting there. And I'll be back on here soon.
So much more to tell.
Y'all have a wonderful weekend!!! 

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Building Character

Here bunny bunny!
Come on, bunnies! Follow me!

Don't want to play follow the leader?
Okay...how about a sing along?
That's it! You guys are the best!

Life on the farm.
Fun. Adventurous. Simple moments. Hard work.
And all so worth it all.

As a former educator of young children, it does my heart good to see my granddaughter have the opportunity to grow up on a farm. 
When I was a teacher, I was the one who was marching my students outside to the perfect learning environment. 
It's all there...math, science, and so much more.
That and the fact of taking in good, fresh air and participating in a stimulating environment.

It saddens me that our children today are completely involved in too much screen time. As a child, I was always outside playing with my cousins and the neighbor kids. Always barefoot. And probably always filthy. But happy. 
Those were good times and I have vivid memories of them still.

We need to give our children good times in the great outdoors.
Let's build character and caring.
Let's put smiles on their faces.
Let's create good memories that last a lifetime.

Just sayin'.

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Here's a Peek

Here's a peek at our latest picks!

We had about an hour to squeeze in some pickin' time over the weekend.
Did some fast moving to make it count.

Then it was party time! 
We headed back to my father-in-law's to put the finishing touches on the party we were helping him host. 
It was a full blown family reunion! 

Have you ever laughed so much that your face hurt?
Thanks to our family member, Sis, who is the most fun and outrageous person I've ever known.
We are blessed that she was able to be there after surviving a brain tumor. And she still has not lost her ability to make us laugh.

And Shirley came. She just fought and won the battle against cancer even though they said she wouldn't make it. What a blessing.
And then there is my father-in-law who is 90 years young. We all love that man!
So glad we took the time to get together and celebrate family.
I'm still smiling.

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