12.08.2016

Order Your 6" Flameless Candles Before They're Gone!

Am spreading the word that I will no longer be stocking the 6” size of all of my flameless LED sampler candles. I’m down to a few dozen left, so if you’d like to grab one for yourself or for Christmas gift giving before they’re gone, head on over to my Etsy shop to place an order. They’ll be made to order, so do message me if the one you’re interested in is out-of-stock in my shop. Probably goes without saying, but the orders will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis, and I can still get them to you in time for Christmas if I receive your order soon!

I have more of the 4” left, but will most likely be taking them down out of my Etsy shop once the 6” are gone. Haven’t quite decided how I’m going to offer them going forward, so be sure to subscribe to my blog feed or follow me on Instagram if you’re interested.

Abundant thanks to you all for your purchases and support of these over the years!

11.23.2016

Honey Buttermilk Thankful Rolls

Friends! Yesterday I went searching for the perfect rolls for Thanksgiving, and with this I’m smitten. It’s gonna be my one Pinterest worthy recipe for tomorrow (we’ll see…I’m just winging it), and wanted to share with you in case you’re on the prowl too. They’re called Honey Buttermilk Thankful Rolls, full article found here by the talented Cindy (Instagram @akronohiomoms with photo credit too). You guys…you can tuck messages away inside to delight just like Cindy does! Following is a bunch of Thanksgiving quotes that resonated with me if you're interested.

Blessings to you for a beautiful Thanksgiving and what you set your hand to today!

People who live the most fulfilling lives are the ones who are always rejoicing at what they have. -Richard Carlson

Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting. -Anonymous

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. -Thornton Wilder

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel. -Author Unknown

And though I ebb in worth, I'll flow in thanks. -John Taylor

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. -William Arthur Ward

Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast. -William Shakespeare

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. -Marcel Proust

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. -Maya Angelou

Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. -Margaret Cousins

My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants. -Joseph Brotherton

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. -Epictetus

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. -W. T. Purkiser

Delight in the little things. -Rudyard Kipling

Take as a gift whatever the day brings forth... -Horace

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. -Albert Schweitzer

Gratitude takes three forms: a feeling in the heart, an expression in words, and a giving in return. -John Wanamaker

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another. -Charles Dickens

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. -Joseph Addison

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. -Irv Kupcinet

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. -William Arthur Ward

Gratitude consists of being more aware of what you have, than what you don’t. -Unknown

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. -Unknown

The best part of the day is not what's on the table…it’s who's gathered around it. -Unknown

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. -Henry Van Dyke

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate. -Thornton Wilder

Gratitude begins where my sense of entitlement ends. -Steven Furtick

I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers. -Kahlil Gibran

He who receives a benefit should never forget it; he who bestows should never remember it. -Pierre Charron

Thanksgiving is good but thanks-living is better. -Matthew Henry

10.04.2016

There's Someone I'd Like You to Meet...Mr. Toppum!

Printed up Mr. Toppum this morning for a customer, so thought you might also like to bring a bit of whimsy to your fall styling by adding him to your mix! Such a distinguished lil’ rascal…wouldn't you say? His top hat and monocle stole my heart the moment I laid eyes on him. 🎩 He’s being offered in my Etsy store…both framed and unframed.

8.09.2016

Happy Sister's Week...For All My Kindred Sistas

♥ LINKED & CONNECTED BY TIES THAT BIND ♥ A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking sweet tea and visiting with her mother. As they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance upon her daughter. 'Don't forget your sisters,' she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. 'They'll be more important as you get older. No matter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you love the children you may have, you are still going to need sisters. Remember to go places with them now and then; do things with them.' 'Remember that 'sisters' means ALL the women...your girlfriends, your daughters, and all your other women relatives too. 'You'll need other women. Women always do.' What a funny piece of advice!' the young woman thought. Haven't I just gotten married? Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely my husband and the family we may start will be all I need to make my life worthwhile!' But she listened to her mother. She kept contact with her sisters and made more women friends each year. As the years tumbled by, one after another, she gradually came to understand that her mother really knew what she was talking about. As time and nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman, sisters are the mainstays of her life. THIS SAYS IT ALL: Time passes. Life happens. Distance separates. Children grow up. Jobs come and go. Love waxes and wanes. Men don't do what they're supposed to do. Hearts break. Parents die. Colleagues forget favors. Careers end. BUT......... Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you. A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach. When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley's end. Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you....or come in and carry you out. Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, mothers, grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, extended family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers: they all bless our life! The world wouldn't be the same without women, and neither would I. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other. Linked and connected by ties that bind. ♥ AUTHOR UNKNOWN

8.05.2016

Traveling Miss Daisy - Farmhouse Giveaway

Have ya met my traveling cow Miss Daisy? Although I found her as a free printable and gave her greener pastures, she doesn’t stay in any one place in my home for long. For my first giveaway on Instagram, I just slipped a copy of her into a lovely antique frame and am excited to send her off to one of you! Since she enjoys grazing by a row of sweet creamers and old galvanized tin, I’m also throwing in three vintage ironstone creamers for your collection to make her feel right at home. 🌿 So do please pop on over to my Insta page before midnight on Sunday, August 7th and enter to win!


7.12.2016

To the Rescue!

You’re looking at a rescue operation here, friends! Returned home from a little get-a-way to find my new hydrangea blooms hanging their heavy heads low. We had lots of sweet Oregon rain while we were gone, and although it’s very welcome this time of year, wasn’t the best for my fresh-from-the-nursery prolifically blooming plant. Can’t say I’m the least bit sad, however, cause my old galvanized tub that I just picked up junkin’ was begging for some loveliness! 🍃💚🍃


6.27.2016

Who’s ready for another weekend? 😉
It’s laundry day here, so thought I’d freshen up the space with a few blooms from my garden. See that lovely limey colored hydrangea? It’s called Limelight…had one at my last place and am over-the-moon excited I was finally able to track one down at a local garden center this weekend. It’s a bright pop in the garden and in summertime bouquets and matures to a deep pink…pairs well with so many colors. But…I digress. Could chat about that all day long but the laundry is calling and the birds are singing...am telling myself to have a song in my heart…blessings on your day, friends! 🍃✨🍃