Scenes from the Country - No. 22

Monday, May 16, 2016


Look at these sweet babies!

On my way out to the mailbox, I heard the familiar cry of baby birds and began looking for their nest in the tree above me. I was surprised to find they had already left the nest and were snuggled together on a limb a few feet above my head.


Although they were out of the nest, they were still squawking for their next meal and their mom was working herself silly trying to keep them all fed.

She frantically flew back and forth searching the yard for bugs and each time, as she approached the kiddos, they got louder and louder and their heads would spin in unison following her every move. They fought and competed to be the chosen one when she returned with her goodies.

I watched as she stuffed a big colorful butterfly into one of their mouths. It only took a split second.
Amazing!

Glory to God!

Here's a Heart Rock for your Pocket: 
The Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 
2 Corinthians 3:17

Wishing you JOY!
Elaine

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Double Yolks!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

There's something special about raising your own chickens and having fresh eggs, so when my dad offered me a few of his older hens to make room for his new flock I jumped at the chance.

Levi came during his spring break and he and I made the necessary repairs to our abandoned chicken house so we could welcome the "Ladies" to their new home. They are all settled in now and laying, so everyday I get to collect beautiful brown eggs.

This week I got a "big" surprise... a double yolk!

Look at the size of this egg!

How to Dress Up a Nest to Become a Centerpiece

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Spring is almost here... officially!


I went to our local flea market earlier this month and saw the prettiest wreaths that were all dressed up for Spring. They were referring to them as Botanical wreaths because they were covered with dried flowers, twigs and bird nests! 


So, with inspiration in mind, I set out to make my own creation. I am reusing my Easter wreath from last year, so I really didn't need a new one, but decided to use that same concept in a Spring centerpiece for the table in the sunroom.



A Little Something Lovely - No. 12

Monday, March 14, 2016

Here's a little something to brighten your day!


Decorating with Spring Flowers

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The miracle of Spring is emerging and I love it!

There is something so thrilling about the first warm days following a long, dark, dreary winter. It's a feeling of hope, of new life, of new beginnings. It's just as God planned it.



10 Minute Valentine Garland

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hi Everyone!

It's been two years since I posted my first blog entry on Valentines Day 2014, so it's my blogging anniversary! When I posted that first entry, I wasn't sure if anyone would ever follow along, but so many of you have and it's been great getting to know you.

Thanks so very much!!

You are all very important to me!!

To celebrate, I have a special discount offer available,  just for my blog friends, at my Etsy shop. I'll give you the details at the end of today's post, but first let's take a look at this quick Valentine project. It will fill your house with notions of  "LOVE!"


A Little Something Lovely - No. 11

Saturday, February 6, 2016

God has no confinements.
God has no limits.
God has no boundaries.
God has no weakness.
Nothing is too hard for God.


Here's a Heart Rock for your Pocket:

"O Lord God! You have made the heavens and earth by your great power:
NOTHING IS TOO HARD FOR YOU!" Jeremiah 32:17

Wishing you JOY today!
Elaine