Friday, July 18, 2014

It's Truly Summer with Gatherings Magazine!


Hello + Hello!
I'm so excited to stop in here after a more than adventurous trip across the United States to Atlanta, Georgia for a long buying trip to let you know that a special event occured whilst I was away....

Gatherings Magazine is now available, and ready for your viewing pleasure!

Some of you may have already had the chance to see the magazine....but while I was off taking care of business....all I could think of was: "Gosh, I wish I had a nice soft lounge chair by the side of a pool right now so I could sit down and enjoy a cool drink and a copy of Gatherings Magazine."

SO, I encourage you to hop on over to the Gatherings site and check out our Farwell Issue which is jam-packed with inspiration and beauty just for you this Summer!

Speaking of Summer, I hope yours is going well! Mine has been really great and I can't complain....other than it seems to be going too fast and I feel a little over busy....but hey...time flies when you're having fun right?!

Enjoy the magazine...and let me know what you think of my Market Report ok?


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

How it's all Coming Together

Hello + Hello!
I've found the happy spot for my new "hello" sign from The Farm Chicks Show!! 

So pleased it fit where I wanted it to go & that I was still able to get the little industrial shelf in too! Now to wash the little bottles that came with it & start applying labels made with my vintage labeler. It should match up with what I've already got going on over at the other shelves...

Just as pleased as punch it all came together how I'd hoped it would!

Now to think up what to do with all the other fun items I found at the show....

That's a job for another day!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Home From The Farm Chicks Show!

Hello + Hello!

I'm back & happy to say: 
" It was a great show experience!! "

Here are a few of my finds from this past weekend. 

If you ever get the chance to head to Spokane, Washington....go during The Farm Chicks Show during the first weekend in June! You WON'T be dissapointed! Just swing on over to my Instagram Account to get a little glimpse of what we did this past weekend...maybe you'll get inspired to plan a trip yourself?!

Happy Junking!!


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

As the Lilacs Fade...

Oh what a month May has been! 
With 3 family Birthdays, Mother's Day & all the gardening & Spring type projects going month has flown by! 

But, before I forget & whilst the last blooms on my lilac trees fade... I wanted to share some of the prettiest blooms I was able to capture with you here.

Oh how I love May & all the pretty flowers it brings...

Now it's time to move on to the roses & Foxgloves...but that's just fine with me. 

Soon the kids will be out of school & we will be seeking shade from the hot sun....

...but for now I will enjoy the lushness of Spring & stop to smell the flowers.


Friday, May 16, 2014

Beach Bag Beauties

Hello + Hello!
How are you?? Are you gearing up for some Summer Fun? It's been gorgeous weather here the last few days & I'm dreaming of the beach! So what better thing to do than whip up some beach bags!!

Yep, you guessed it...vintage goodness whipped into shape with a little ingenuity & elbow grease! 

Some of these bath towel beach bags have pockets made from matching washcloths, but others don't. All have a happy bit of blanket stitching however, which is my favorite part to do!

The idea to do this just hit me one day... & the rest is history!

Each bag has it's own personality & I can't wait to figure out which ones to sell via my Instagram shop (link on homepage).

So, here's to a successful IG Sale & my crazy hair brained ideas!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

On the Bright Side of Sick

Hello + Hello!
How is your Spring going? Are you feeling inspired? I know I am! My garden hasn't looked this good in a few years!

However... On dreary days, I've been working on some new decor in my living room & dining room. Since I've been collecting purple toned items over the past year or so... I decided to give Radiant Orchid a try. 

Yesterday I woke up with a terrible stomach flu & today I'm feeling a bit better. Sadly I'm not 100% instead of working on projects...I decided to share a few photos here hoping to keep myself motivated to complete the projects at hand (once I'm back to normal of course). Thankfully it's only about a 48 hour flu; it seems like it's going around our whole county. I'm praying my hubby & kids don't end up with it.

So, for now my vases will remain unfilled, lacking the pretty lilacs I see outside my window. But I'm thankful for the beautiful view & tantalizing carrot of future possibilities dangling right in front of me. 

I believe it's quite possible that the good Lord allows us to be sick from time to time so we may appreciate a life spent working. I know I'd much rather be toiling away at something than sitting in a corner with a topsy-turvy feeling in my tummy! 

Stay healthy my friends! 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Ten Irons in the Fire

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It's Spring & I don't know about you...but there are simply too many irons in the fire around here to properly blog! 

I hope you don't mind another pictorial post?

So yeah....we've been pretty busy around these parts lately...& what about you?

Monday, April 21, 2014

A Life Lived In Pictures

Hello + Hello!
Life been busy for you lately too?
Spring is always filled with many hard working "to-do" lists isn't it?!
Just wanted to stop in here to share my recent life, lived through pictures....

Thanks for stopping by for a bit of non verbal pictorial explanation of what I've been up to lately. Find me contributing regularly over on Instagram. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter my Friends!

Hello + Hello!
I wanted to wish you a lovely & blessed Easter today! 

May you find joy & comfort in this day of all days, knowing He Lives for YOU. 


Friday, April 18, 2014

Humble Beginnings; Eggstravagant Easter Eats

 Hello + Hello!
How are you doing? 
I'm doing pretty well myself, other than the fact that my laptop is experiencing major technical difficulties.  
So, today I'm posting from my good old iPhone. I'm sure the format of this post won't be the same as normal, 
but please bear with me ok?

I wanted to encourage those of you who might be uninspired to celebrate Easter this year due to financial woes, tough times or just plain busy-ness. I've got a simple little recipe that's sure to knock your socks off & not even come close to breaking either your time or financial budget this weekend.
I'm a really big fan of fresh eggs from our chickens. They are really laying good right now too (bonus!) so I decided a simple but sophisticated recipe was in order. Sometimes fresh eggs don't peel very well when boiled... so although I love Deviled Eggs... they don't really turn out so pretty for Easter brunch. Thus the following recipe:

Egg Salad on Toast Points with Dill & Fresh Cracked Pepper

If you don't have chickens, no worries...simply grab a dozen eggs at the market for a few dollars & get started. 

You'll need:
1 dozen hard boiled eggs finely chopped
1 dollop mayo ( about 1cup )
1-2 T. yellow mustard
1 tsp. dried dill
Mix ingredients together to taste, adding more or less mayo or mustard. Set aside.

Next, toast your bread until medium brown. Trim off edges & cut diagonally into triangles.

Then spread egg mixture onto toast points. 

Last, sprinkle your toast points with:
1 green onion chopped fine
more dried dill
fresh cracked, or regular black pepper 
salt to taste
Eat within 1 hour or toast will become soggy.

Don't forget to add garnishes such as grape tomatoes, cucumber slices or mini carrots. Serve with tea or coffee & Easter candy. 

Relax & enjoy your day... because after all