Sunday, September 28, 2014


Ok, so I obviously have problems where computers are involved :-)

My computer is down so I'm using my husband's computer which is "different" than mine.  So I'm slowing down on posting until I get his figured out!  Here are the news!

BIG PROJECT!  For the last few weeks we have been tearing down a shed and adding two utility buildings. It has been a total reorganization out in the back yard.  I have loads of pictures, not pretty, but much about the transformation.  I'll post about the big project after my computer is fixed.

FOUND A GREAT BLOG about home restoration called Manhattan Nest.  I enjoyed the writing and projects so much that I spent "hours" reading about projects!

LIFE'S LESSON - I have a wonderful neighbor who is 94 years old and one of the most positive people I know!  She is going in the hospital on Tuesday for a serious operation.  So what does she do before she goes in the hospital?  Why, go to the mountains to see waterfalls! 

Reminded me of the saying, "When times get tough, the tough go on vacation!"

UPDATE My neighbor is recovering at home and doing great!  Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers.

Have a great week ahead!


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Adding a Little Red

I'm always inspired when I read your blogs!  I was reading Brenda's blog, Cozy Little House, and I am always inspired by her use of the color red and her decorating skill in general.  Her home looks happy! 


 This is the plant on my kitchen counter in its beige plastic pot.  I set it there for the light and to hide all the cables and wires to our little TV and microwave.  Well, I just couldn't get the color in the rooms out of my mind all day long, so I went shopping for something red for my kitchen.

And there it is!  Just a little red made all the difference!  Now what else can I change out?

DH's birthday is Monday!  I'm looking forward to a slice of his favorite carrot cake.

Best wishes,

Joining the Tweak It Tuesday link party.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch

It's time for this fun little weekly Chats on the Farmhouse Porch.  Please join us! Visit Everyday Ruralty.
CHAT #154

Everyday Ruralty

1.  Please tell me something you have done recently that was really fun? 
I love to watch horses run and participate in action packed competitions! Really, I'm a little old retired librarian who just discovered Cowboy Mounted Shooting!  (I just watch!)  Men, women and children all ages participate.  First, you have the smartest looking horse you've ever seen take off running between sticks with balloons.  The rider, dressed like a cowboy, (or pioneer woman), shoots the balloons (using blanks) as the horses weaves back and forth.  There are ten balloons and your gun fires six blanks so you have to put your gun in the holster and pull out another one, all with the rider shooting out the next balloon and holding on to the horse!  It is down right exciting to watch!  Go to the 4 min. video and click here!

2.  Do you worry about any issues regarding food/food quality/food production?
I wish I had worried more!  All my life I've eaten unhealthy, processed food and as a result I have medical issues I battle everyday.  I now eat as close to local and unprocessed as I can.  Reading Micheal Pollen's book, In Defense of Food, changed my life.  I do worry about the sanitation conditions involved in food production.

3.  Have you painted any of  your walls with colors other than white, beige, or tan?
LOL!  When I was very young, I painted rooms gold and green.  I painted the nursery apricot and then after having an ultrasound discovered we were having a boy. DH painted the nursery white immediately!  Since then I've kept the walls a neutral color.

4.  What is your favorite way to have a hamburger?  If you do not eat meat, what is your favorite sandwich?
I love a hamburger hot off the grill with cheese slice, pickles, mustard, mayo, ketchup on a toasted onion bun! Yummy!

5.  Please finish this sentence.  If I could, I'd like to play  _____.  This could be a musical instrument, a part in a play- use your imagination:)  
I wish I could play the violin!  Click here for some of the most amazing violin music!