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Cornmeal Rolls

Another of our favorite bread recipes! I hadn’t made cornmeal rolls for quite a while. We were at a friend’s house a while back and she served them. My son loved them and wanted to make them. I found my recipe and we made cornmeal rolls! They didn’t last very long. They are really soft [Read On]

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Today is Tuesday

Today is Tuesday, but not TAKOS Tuesday, {for Lego Movie Fans} and I didn’t take time yesterday to post a Memoir Monday post this week. It seemed I kept busy with other chores and things I wanted to catch up on. I feel a little better each week and I’m very thankful. It’s nice to [Read On]

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Lilla Rose Enrollment Event~Free Shipping on Enrollment Kit~July 2014

Last year in July, Lilla Rose offered free shipping on enrollment kits for new enrollees. {I think enrollees is not really a word.} {Would have to consult Google about that one.} They are offering it again this year! From July 18 through July 31st, you will receive free shipping on your enrollment kit, when you [Read On]

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Joyfully Sewn Designs Giveaway {$30 Gift Certificate}

Today I’m teaming up with a few other bloggers to bring to you a fantastic giveaway from Joyfully Sewn Designs! Sarah’s online shop is a wonderful resource for beautiful, modest clothing for young girls, and this week she’s giving away a $30 gift certificate to one of you! (Pssst, you can use the promo code SUMMER to get free shipping on any order of at least $50!  So even if you don’t win, here’s a freebie!) The giveaway details are at the end of this post (scroll down if you just can’t wait!), but if you can handle a few moments of suspense before we get there, Kristy from Little Natural Cottage is sharing  five things she loves about Joyfully Sewn Designs and the beautiful things Sarah creates for her customers! Here’s Kristy’s takes!    1. Feminine Clothing!  I fell in love with this tiered peasant dress. It just begs for a barefoot, summer time stroll! I don’t know about you, but I’m finding it increasingly difficult to buy truly feminine clothing for my daughters in most department stores.  Simply stated, Sarah’s creations are feminine, sweet, and beautiful.  I appreciate that! 2. High Quality Work Here’s a close­up of the denim Prairie Peasant Skirt Sarah sells in her shop. So pretty! The handiwork Sarah offers is superb… these clothes are made to wear and wash well.  And they do! 3. Quick Shipping  This precious little dress makes me wish I had a baby girl to wear it! ;) Products always arrive in a timely manner from Joyfully Sewn Designs!  On a custom order, Sarah will always let you know the time frame for finishing up a product, and she’s good on her word. 4. Excellent Customer Service  Don’t you just love the sweet little bows that come with this Red­and­White Apple Sun Dress? Need a specific size?  Matching dresses?  A bow or pair of bloomers for an outfit?  Sarah offers wonderful and gracious customer service. 5. Unique Products   Sarah’s crisp, handmade bloomers (or pantaloons) are probably my favorite “accessory” from Joyfully Sewn Designs! My girls wore these with most of their dresses when they were little. Speaking of bows and bloomers, I love the uniqueness at Joyfully Sewn Designs!  A few of my favorite “unique” products include­ outfits with matching bows (like this one) skirts with built­in bloomers (like this) adorable pantaloons for toddlers and little girls matching night gowns for little girls and their dolls Thanks [Read On]

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Memoir Monday {No. 30}

Pineapple and Posies! My sister cut some sunflowers and grasses growing along the road and styled a pretty bouquet. Sweet niece faces! Silly son smiling! A bit more harvest ~ here a little ~ there a little ~ it has been so struuuuuuung out… Campfire time! And smores! We had a beautiful Tuesday evening and [Read On]

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Our Guest Room Makeover, Decor Style, and a Good Bit of Rambling

Back in the winter, I dug around for the leftover paint I knew I had and moved a few things out into the room-at-the-top-of-the-stairs and rounded up paintbrushes, dropcloths {a.k.a. as old shower curtains and plastic}, paint rollers, and such, and commenced to paint my guest room. We didn’t paint it before we moved in [Read On]

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The Wheat Harvest Continues

  Continuing to cut as the weather and rain and mud allows! Each acre is another acre done! Life on our farm. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014

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Playing in the Creek

Cousins visiting. Rocks, sand, and dirt. Mud banks. Water to swish like a fish in. Ideas and imagination. Places to pose. Mudpies made to point out. Perfect ingredients for a recipe of fun! Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014

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Memoir Monday {No. 29}

I guess our truck wasn’t ready to start a new week last week and just wanted to take a break! It blew a tire and so it got to take a break whether it was wanting to or not! Our week started with a bang. ~literally~ The combine had a bearing go out. Throw in [Read On]

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The Exhale of the Waiting {Five Minute Friday}

The sound of the creek running and gurgling filters in the open window. Much of the time it is just a dry and empty creek bed, but today, swollen from the recent rains we’ve had, it makes music that we aren’t used to hearing and it is lovely. The mower rumbles and the smell of [Read On]

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The Interpreter Inside Each One Of Us

I’ve been thinking off and on about interpretation. We all do a lot of interpreting. We do it and aren’t even aware that we are. We read something and we interpret what we perceive the author is saying. We watch a movie and we take away something, whether we watch it just for fun or [Read On]

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The White T-shirt Team Pounds and Places Hammock Posts

Earlier this year, in the spring, back before it started raining and before harvest time was here and before I was sick, back when we were thinking about boxwoods  and trees and stuff like that, two out of the four from the “we”, did some digging and working and put in poles for a hammock. I [Read On]

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Memoir Monday {No. 28}

I spy, in a field nearby, a combine that used to be owned by my guy! I’ll snap a picture as we drive by.   Lovely vignette! My favorite kind. Pretty and homey and part of life all rolled into one. Snack mixes are so handy to have around during harvest. One recipe over here [Read On]

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Three Things I Struggle With

    Three things I struggle with ~   Hmmm??? Only three?? Ok, hit it………. {not listed in any special order or in accordance with how big or small the struggle} No. 1.    INTERRUPTIONS   I don’t like to be interrupted. Especially when I’m really focused on something or trying to really think something [Read On]

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July Flexi! Sale! 10% off Everything and Free Shipping on $40 Orders

 Surprise! The July flexi is here early! ~ The Liberty Bow ~ It is available in seven sizes of flexis and also in bobbies! Jump over here to Lilla Rose to shop! And not only is the Liberty Bow arriving with a sparkle, but everything is on sale with free shipping on $40 orders! New customers, [Read On]

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Memoir Monday {No. 27}

Hello to looking back at a week full of variety and busy! No surprise, since it is June and harvest and every year June and harvest bring busy! Every year is different in its own way, yet some things are the same too. The cycles and routines and rhythms of life and what we do. [Read On]

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Keeping On In Keeping On {Harvest}

    Be Strong in Grace II Timothy 2: 1-7 You, therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good [Read On]

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Wherein We Start Cutting Wheat and Think About History

My husband started farming eighteen years ago. He cut his first milo crop in the fall of 1996, married me in May of 1997, and cut his first wheat crop in June of 1997. {I can’t say for sure which of the three events he enjoyed the most, but I’m leaning strongly towards wheat harvest.} [Read On]

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Lego Movie Blue-Ray Giveaway

Have you seen The Lego Movie? If you have, shhhh, don’t tell how it ends! This is one movie you just need to watch yourself and find out how it all snaps into place! I know it’s hard to believe that we would have anyone in this house who would be the slightest bit, remotely, [Read On]

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Birthdays to Celebrate!

Since Renae and Tucker’s birthdays come very quickly after Christmas and since Ohio and Kansas aren’t next door neighbors, our Ohio grandparents have only been here for their birthdays a couple of times. Grandma hadn’t given them their birthday gifts yet, so when they and Emma were out, we decided to have an impromptu birthday [Read On]

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Memoir Monday {No. 26}

I have to say again, this whole back pain and sciatica thing has been one of the strangest things I’ve ever had. And one I would not wish on anyone! We are grateful, grateful, grateful that I am improving, though it is a slow process. I have my moments of impatience and wanting to just-be-better. [Read On]

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It’s Snicker’s Time!

Do you like chocolate? Here’s a giveaway for you enter if you do! Or if you don’t, but you know someone who does. If you win, you can gift it to them. Snickers wants your help in deciding the name of it’s new chocolate bar! A delicious new SNICKERS® Bar is coming. It has more [Read On]

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Memoir Monday {No. 25}

The last few weeks have definitely had their ups and downs and upside downs and completely-out-of-what-we-consider normal routine. That’s the way life works. Bumps and boulders. Detours and derails. Circumstances and changes. And when the chief cook and bottlewasher and homemaker is under the weather, well, everything is a bit topsy-turvy. My family stepped up [Read On]

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Calla Lily~June Flexi 2014

I’ve been under the weather, not up to par, down and out, however you want to put it! Definitely out of normal routine! I didn’t get to show you June’s flexi-of-the-month at the beginning of the month. So a few words and a few pics! Introducing for June! Calla Lily Find Calla Lily Hairsticks over [Read On]

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Let’s Play With Pop-pops

 Our old John Deere R had been needing some attention, so the mechanic of the family did some work on it and then got it out to take a spin or two. He ended up bringing his brother’s John Deere D over from the farm and consequently tried starting it up. It sprang to life [Read On]

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