Vintage Valentines

Saturday, January 31, 2015

I want to share these precious vintage Valentines with you. 
I hope you enjoy!

Chalkboard Fun

Monday, January 26, 2015

I've had a lot of fun with chalkboards in my home for years, even before they became so popular and I'm sure I'll still have them once the fad fades away. They often change with the seasons or someone's birthday or whatever whim gets a hold of me.
Last week, I used a little Pinterest inspiration as a guide to update a couple of my chalkboards.

With Valentines just around the corner, I created a LOVE board for my guest room.

Displaying Small Collections

Monday, January 19, 2015

I'm not sure if collecting is something that you're born with or taught, but it tends to run in families. I come from a long line of collectors and I've raised collectors. We just can't help ourselves.

Displaying small collections is an easy and fun way of adding a bit of personality to your decor. Here are just a few of my small collections.
Instrument Mouthpieces

Scenes from the Country - No. 14 Cow Trails

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

It's been a while since I've shared a scene from the country and I've missed them. I ran across this picture I took, some time back, of a cow trail and I was flooded with childhood memories. My sisters and I would gather up a 5 gallon bucket, a can of worms and three cane poles and head out down the cow trail, because it led straight to the pond. As long as we stayed in the trail, we didn't have to worry about stickers. It was always beaten down smooth and sandy. The paths would be so narrow and curvy that at times it was hard to stay in them, but it was sure fun trying. 

Oh, what I would give for a carefree summer day, to be headed down a cow trail to spend the day fishing at the pond with my sisters!

How can such a huge animal leave such a skinny trail? And, why don't they walk in a straight line? Such are they mysteries of life!


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wintertime: the season of Winter... according to Webster. Winter is not my favorite season, but I'm trying to make the best of it. I do love a comfy robe, a fire, a bowl of soup and snow, as long as I don't have to leave the house!

Looking Back - Top 10 Posts of 2014

Friday, January 2, 2015

As I wrap up 2014 and my first year of blogging, I've had some really great experiences, learned a lot and met some wonderful people. I thought it would be fun to look back at my "Top 10 Posts" for the year. 

Here's how they played out.

No. 1 - In November, I was invited by my friend Alice, at Thoughts from Alice, to participate in a Thrift Store Challenge, which turned out to be my most viewed post of the year! Thanks, Alice!

No. 2 - In May, I shared how I grow an abundance of veggies in a very manageable space using raised beds.
Garden Memories and Raised Vegetable Beds

No. 3 - In June, I began sharing the journey of our farm house remodel.
Restoring Our Old Farm House

No. 4 - was the kitchen remodel.  
Restoring Our Old Farm House - Kitchen

No. 5 -  In August, I shared a trip to the flea market. 
An August Trip to the Flea Market, Canton, TX

No. 6 - was a look at my front porch in July. The Front Porch

No. 7 - was a continuation of the farm house remodel, specifically the guest room.
Restoring Our Old Farm House-The Guest Room

No. 8 - In June, I shared the use of an old wagon on the porch. Radio Flyer Wagon

No. 9 - I shared my love of old bricks and how I created a patio using them. Bricks - Part 2

No. 10 - I used an old recycled paint ladder as a shelf above the windows in the sun room.
An Old Ladder Makes a Great Hanging Shelf

There you have top viewed posts for 2014!
Thanks for tagging along and I look forward to what 2015 have in store for us.

Here's a Heart Rock for your Pocket:
I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord... 
Jeremiah 29:11

Wishing you God's best,

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