More Quotes and Words That Resonate With Me

Oh the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person: having neither to weigh thoughts or measure words, but to pour them out. Just as they are-chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness, blow the rest [Read On]


Even Though…Yet I WILL…

Even though Satan hisses fiercely and growls threateningly and mockingly and darkly in my face… Even though discouragement swirls in eddies and drops of disdain, from others, fall in cold splatters flinging their deceit up and around me… Even though milo falls down and rains don’t come or come all at once and bills stack [Read On]


Flexis of 2014 So Far……And a Giveaway!

A look back at our Lilla Rose flexis-of-the-month for 2014, SO FAR…… What do you think November’s will be???   {Giveaway happening at the bottom of this post! Don’t miss it!}   Colors on Parade stepped forth in January. February brought us Fantastic! The Flying Jewel hummed in for March. This one is my favorite this year, so far…. April’s Aqua [Read On]


Memoir Monday {No. 45}

Our O’Malley kitten! She’s growing up! We’ve had two kittens from our earlier litter, die and two have disappeared. It seems it’s feast or famine with cats on our farm. We either have almost too many or can’t quite keep any around. Who knows why??????? {And we do not eat cats. The feast or famine [Read On]


We Cut SoyBeans 2014 {Part 2}

Heading back to the field for the next load~ Thirsty work~   up close ~ Right in the heart of the action ~     Beautiful day, beautiful beans, beautiful clouds ~ Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014


Peyton Manning

Well. I’ve meant to post this poem written by my daughter for quite some time. Along with a lot of other to-post-to-blog pictures and paraphernalia. I find my desk littered with scribbled bits of paper and lists jotted and every now and then a coherent thought caught up in the fray. Some manage to make [Read On]


Kick-Back, Read and Relax, Autumn Giveaway!

Because I love to read….. Because I love autumn weather………. Because I love giveaways……. Because I love these three books so, so, so much……. Because it just seems like the time of year to grab a cozy blanket and cuddle down with a book, a real book, not an e-book, ………. Because I had the [Read On]


A Quick Bit About Books Just Because

 Here are the books I am currently reading. What are you reading?   I seem to always have more than one book started at a time anymore. Never used to do that. I am fascinated with the way life is always changing and the ways I change, have changed, will change. I digress. {change } On [Read On]


Memoir Monday {No. 44}

It’s a Memoir Monday day! This is a bit of a willy-nilly Monday post. A bit of this, a bit of that. A lot of one thing or another.  Darling candy wrappers! I really, really liked them. Festively Fall. But not Halloween. I am not a Halloween fan.   More festive fall. Autumn!!! Funny, twisted [Read On]


We Cut Soybeans 2014 {Part 1}

 The beans were ready. The weather was bright. It was time to cut. The time was right.   The combine was full. A bin of beans. Time to unload. Don’t split at the seams.   Out comes the grain. The dust billows too. Farmer looks on. From a graincart view. Load up the truck. Right [Read On]


Of Party Past

I posted a bit back about a party I had for my sister-in-law. It got me to thinking about how much fun it is to have a party now and then and how much fun it is to go to one now and then and it got me thinking about some parties past and that [Read On]


Sale Beginning Today at Lilla Rose ~ Oct 16, 2014

 72 HOUR SALE   Shop Lilla Rose here!   10% Off Everything!   Take a peek at our Ruby Bouquet Bobbies here and check out our variety of hairsticks. You can find the Medley of Metals sticks here.   15% Off Select Styles – brown, brass, black Starting Thursday October 16th at 12AM Sale ends [Read On]


My Pouffe From Sew a Fine Seam {I am in Love}

This is my pouffe!!!!!!!!!!!     If the exclamation marks were any indication, I LOVE my pouffe. SO MUCH. My sister makes them. Go here and here to see a couple of Union Jack pouffes she’s made. I’ve seen different pouffes she’s made, mostly in pictures on her blog versus in real life. I’ve always [Read On]


Reflections from the Bean Field

Brilliant blue of the sky, Bugs buzzing and bumbling, Breeze blowing, Beans bouncing into the bin, Breathing in the blend of fall harvest ~ dust, dirt, and stalks, a different smell than that of wheat harvest. A smell of autumn, Fall harvest. Not quite knowing, If it will be hot or cold, Depending from day [Read On]


Memoir Monday {No. 43}

We work in the field some more. We empty the grain drill. We fill and lift and dump and fill and lift and dump. We see a beautiful evening sky. We keep on drilling. We make applesauce. We head off with much excitement to a campout. We have guests for supper.  We spy a pretty [Read On]


This is the Way We Wash the Hopper Wagon, Wash the Hopper Wagon…

This is the way we wash the hopper wagon, right here on our farm! Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014


Three Things {Favorite Finds No. 1}

I’ve mentioned before that I have enjoyed inspiration for ideas or projects or books to read or products people love, from around blogland and the internet. Yesterday, I talked about books that I’ve really loved at this season in my life. I thought it would be fun to merge my Three Things posts with some [Read On]


Seven Books I Just Want to Pass Out to People

Have you ever noticed that when someone is excited about something they often want to share it or talk about it? Have you ever felt that way about something? I know I have and can and do. I also know that just because something has made a big impact on me, it isn’t necessarily going [Read On]


Memoir Monday {No. 42}

  To start the week off last week~ Here comes my farmer wearing the hat of hired hand and helping cut corn on some of the irrigated circles where he checks the systems through the summer!   There goes my son! Glimpse him through my dirty windshield! Running to go ride beside my husband and [Read On]


Because He Died For Me

Renae’s baptism memories~ We made cookie bars and homemade ice cream and invited everyone to come to the park afterward. We made….. Sugar Cookie Squares Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Peanut Butter Rice Krispies M & M Blondies and Brownies Napkins and bowls~ Renae’s favorite songbook and the books that the church had ~ Buckets soaking [Read On]


October 2014 Flexi From Lilla Rose

Da-da-da-dum!!!!!   Drumroll!  Please! Thank-you. Thank-you! OCTOBER FLEXI TIME!!   October’s flexi is named Autumn’s Delight and the centerpiece is a mixture of oak leaves and acorns surrounded by beads and hues of rust, gold, brass and olivine. Click over here and Go Shop for a close up look! It’s hard to see it in [Read On]


Because I Love the Field of Milo Outside My Windows

My husband mentioned to me that the sunshine in the early morning looked pretty on the milo from over at the farm. I ventured over one morning so I could snap some photos. I could have so much fun just wandering here and there taking pictures, but there are things like housekeeping and bookkeeping and [Read On]


Memoir Monday {No. 41}

Loving the contrast of colors… And loving the way the wax that has melted from burning previously creates a lighter layered look on my JIC candle… I discovered a cute look and a new bookmark idea that I loved! I was wanting something to use for a bookmark and I happened to notice this ribbon [Read On]


Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

 Another recipe to add in to my recipe log and a favorite around here! It’s a great way to use up bananas that nobody picked up and ate and are getting overripe. This seems to occur now and again, unless you have someone at your house that likes really, really ripe bananas. {I remember someone [Read On]


Because {Five Minute Friday}

It’s a new day! A beautiful new day. Sunshine streaming in the window. Birds chirping. Cool air whispering through the screens. Cooper, lost to sight in the milo field, barking, barking, fiercely on the trail of some unseen conquest. The bumping of scooter wheels and banging of the garage door as my girl feeds the [Read On]

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