Three Things {Blankets}

What could be better for January than to talk about blankets? Our January has been pretty much a chilly one! But this week we’ve had some awesomely warm weather and sunshine and some 70’s!! Woo-hoo! A lot of January, I’ve been thankful to pretty much stay inside . I’ve been thankful for ductwork. I’ve been [Read On]


Memoir Monday {No. 57}

Last week~gone already~ now to remember stuff that happened …. I was inspired by this post called Inspiration vs Comparison a few weeks ago. I may or may not have linked to it previously. I know I thought about it, but not sure if I did.  I have a new name for pop. I posted [Read On]


Blink and You’ll Miss It ~ 12 Hour Sale at Lilla Rose

   Good Morning! Lilla Rose is throwing a twelve hour sale today! It runs from 10 am to 10 pm Kansas time. {That would be Central time} Or from 8 am to 8 pm California time. {That would be Pacific time.} However you want to look at it. Also other times, depending where you live. So [Read On]


Denim Napkin Rings Repurposed From Old Jeans

{affiliate links included in this post} We recently read an interesting tidbit in our Manners Made Easy book. It said that while napkin rings are mostly decorative today, they have an interesting origin. Each family member used to have their own distinctive napkin ring. Napkins were used at more than one meal and each person [Read On]


Midnight Christmas Decorations

 Continued from Christmas Eve…. We tucked into our covers and slept soundly… {No visions of sugarplums dancing in our heads…that I am aware of} BUT, there was an idea that had been in someone’s head for quite a while… And while I thought everyone was sleeping soundly………some just didn’t get there quite as quickly……   [Read On]


Memoir Monday {No. 56}

What happened last week? As always, a bit of this and a bit of that.. Hot tea~ teacup from my Grandma’s things snapping some photos of this cute miss and taking some family pictures of her family for them My man played home decorator in our garage! I like the way it has come together. [Read On]


Christmas Memories Made ~ {Christmas Eve 2}

A few more things I wanted to post from our Christmas memories for 2014… First post over here… As Renae was leaving her mother’s helper job one week in December, the mama she helps, gave her a homemade Oreo Truffle to try. She thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it sounded fun to make them. So, on Christmas Eve [Read On]


We Visit the Wildlife Park

 Back in Indian summer and the beginning of autumn, our family of four and my husband’s brother’s family of three, visited the Wildlife Park located near the city. I edited some of the pictures and kept thinking I would get them posted. Other things got posted, harvest was happening, drilling was happening, life was happening. [Read On]


Creating Home : A Touch of Valentines

    We put our Christmas decor away and spruced up our home a bit. I styled and added in decor, creating home and using things I love! I don’t  really major in decor, but I certainly enjoy it and enjoy changing things up in our spaces a few times a year. January is still cold, [Read On]


Memoir Monday {No. 55}

  Cold outside. Warm inside. Fresh, hot biscuits. Yes, please! Appetizer served ~ crackers & cheese on a pretty plate. Study time ~ Trusty wheelbarrow outside the basement door. Wonderful wood hauler! Garage ceiling! Hurrah! Basically finished.   Now, thinking about paint for the walls. Another winter project.  Glowy, shimmery candleholders ~ I’ve been enjoying [Read On]


Christmas Memories Made {Christmas Eve}

 Some 2014 Christmas memories made by our family of four ~   Christmas Eve and Christmas Day we spent mostly at one of our very favorite places ~ home! We dug out a few memories from the cedar chest ~ this blanket I cross stitched when I was very young and used for my babies. [Read On]


Known By You, Lord

Lord, You always show up~You just show up in so many ways, in just the word I need, in just the way I need, Lord, YOU are so mighty. So above me. Yet, so close to me. Lord, I can not comprehend it. I am in awe of it. Lord, here I sit. Your creation, [Read On]


Memoir Monday {No. 54}

  2014 quietly slipped away and 2015 as quietly began. Time is such a mystery, yet so exact and never stopping or slowing down. We had a good Christmas and New Years. We were out and about some and home some and relaxed some and busy some. It felt like a good mix. We had [Read On]


Lilla Rose Welcomes January 2015 Flexi

Happy New Year from Lilla Rose! January 2015 brings us a beautiful danglie flexi by the name of Sapphire Ice! And matching bobbies! I can’t believe 2014 is gone ~ hop over here to check out our monthly flexis of 2014. This post has most of the 2014 monthly flexis pictured, although the giveaway is [Read On]


My ABC’s of 2014

As 2014 drew to a close, words swirled around my brain. Words that characterized events and feelings and happenings and ups and downs of my year. Words that many others could relate to, yet at the same time their 2014 was unique to them alone. And my 2014 unique to me alone. Words patchworked together, [Read On]


Fourteen of My Favorite Posts From 2014

Now in theory, it sounded easy. Quickly choose and post fourteen of my own personal favorite blog posts that I composed and hit the publish button on in 2014. Starting to browse back through 2014 and choose the posts became a different story. There’s so much heart and meaning in our own personal stories. Lots [Read On]


Jesus Loves the Little Children

    Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, the little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head….. Born unto Mary, born poor as can be, Born to this world, so children might see. Jesus loves the little children, All the children of the world…………. Each sweet child face, Babies born and unborn, [Read On]


Memoir Monday {No. 53}

Nieces!!! What more is there to say?! Lovely new yard decor! Flamingos. Plastic flamingos! “Someone” stuck these in among my stuff coming home with me from my Grandma’s. {No names ~ but the conspirators very closely resemble my big sister and little brother.} My husband and my daughter then sent them on home with said [Read On]


Purple Friday 24 Hour Sale at Lilla Rose

    Purple Friday 24 HOUR SALE For Customers & Guests 10% Off All Items & 15% Off Select ItemsPlus Free Shipping on Orders over $40  Today only! Starting Friday December 26th at 12AM Sale ends Friday December 26th at midnight If you’ve been eyeing a favorite flexi or a set of hairsticks or some [Read On]


I Can’t Wait to See the Baby

I want to see the baby in the manger, yes, I do, I want to gaze upon him with a child’s eyes and view, I want to see him all wrapped up in his swaddling clothes, I want to gaze upon his little fingers and his toes, I want to smooth his hair, all downy, soft, [Read On]


Memoir Monday {No. 52}

My sister and me and our baby girls ~ Do you want to build a snowman? Gifting Grandma with Samantha, an American Girl Doll. Grandma has had a lot and a lot of fun and enjoyment shopping at American Girl for her granddaughters over the years and this year it was their turn to shop [Read On]

Personalized Pillow ~ When our Household was Established!

A Few Words and a Personalized Pillow

    Just popping in to put a few words out in blog land. We arrived home Tuesday evening. Once again we traveled safely back and forth over all those miles and highways between Kansas and Ohio. We are thankful. Even though our December plans have ended up completely rearranged, we were glad we could [Read On]


Memoir Monday {No. 51}

Pheasant in the crockpot ~ Handy-dandy defrost vent!! Pizza crust ~ Moving trees ~ Cookies delivered to our door by some cute little boys. Renae works a couple of hours each week for their mother. The cookie with all the eyes was made especially for Renae. Spice cupboard rearrange and reorganization and changing around of some [Read On]


Do You Want to Cut Some Milo?

Posting some of my milo cutting pictures from earlier this fall… Do you want to cut some milo? Or ride the combine round the field? Just climb aboard and shut the door, We’ll see what it’s going to yield. It gets a little itchy, From the milo dust, Just swirling around the cab… {back and [Read On]

Simple Spiced Wassail

Simple Spiced Wassail

  Tis the season! Of cold weather and hot drinks. Here on our farm we like the occasional coffee, hot chocolate with a touch of coffee, and sometimes hot tea. I also like to make wassail during the Christmas season. It’s so pretty and there’s something cozy and homey and Christmasey about it simmering on [Read On]

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