Tuesday, September 28, 2010

i heart....

a love worth fighting for

abundant blessings

choosing hope

swept off her feet

an attraction of opposites

2 peas in a pod

more from the 
sneak peek of 
our family photo shoot

I saw the rest of them 
this morning...

They melted my heart.

Can't wait to show you!

my camera situation...I've been doing my research
and am leaning towards the Canon Rebel XS...but if I'm going to jump to a dslr I have to commit to learning things...things like aperture and iso...those things scare me.  
Any Rebel users out there?
Do you like it?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

i wanna go home....



ever so gently

my heart

is being called 

to return


My Friday morning  walk took

me on a different path.

Coming home

this was my view.

You know how 

 things are there every day

and you see them


 not really


then one day 

you just see ?

My heart jumped at the view 


it hit me:

It is  like how the 

stirrings of my heart have been.

Calling me HOME



other news...I dropped my camera...it is 

finished...I have been wanting to upgrade

but this isn't really the time...

but how do you put on  a wedding

without a camera?

Maybe I should sell something?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

just wondering...

today i am:

wondering if all 50 year old women are crazy women
wondering if Miss Gracie's** is a thing of the past
wondering what's for dinner
wondering  about the grace that saves us from ourselves

wondering if i can decorate the family room without lace
wondering how the rest of the family photo shoot will turn out
wondering what i should post for white wednesday
wondering what i will be when I grow up

and what i've been doing:

praying for an old friend 
thanking God that except for the grace of God go I
waiting to see the rest of the family photo shoot
trying to schedule the annual peach can-a-thon
realizing that each week takes me further away from Miss Gracie's** 
laundry, dishes, and bookwork
waiting for the UPS man

Here is the sneak peek 
of the family photo shoot
straight from facebook

Inspiration will have to hit soon 
 very soon 
I'm gonna  make it for WW.
If not
I'll try to get caught up with you all
catch ya next week.
**Miss Gracie's is my antique/furniture business

Monday, September 13, 2010


i am 
all or nothing girl.
when I get into something
get. into. it.

drives my family crazy, i think
(unless it's their something)

this past week 
I was definitely 


on 1 of the BIG things 

I've been talking about

it was all about the staging

all of the other details

We had a great time
and making  new ones.

I can't wait to show ya'll.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

family whites...

Here a few shots from my family room the way it looked last week.  The walls were a nice cottage green. 
 I have  lots of farmhouse white trim
notice the lack of hardware on the commode?
that is furniture dealers do when they are short on supplies
~~rob their own stuff~~

A view of the kitchen 
This is a keep-it-real post;
boy, do I  need to clean off the fridge
and how about that picture?

The entertainment center is hand-built for me by my dear MR...

we started with an old kitchen cabinet 
(have I mentioned I have a thing for old cabinets-well, I do-you'll find one in practically every room here
*enough already* say the children)...
that was left with the house 
 (I begged for it  put it in the written contract) 
 true to form 
my boys thought the cabinet was worthless...
I shoulda washed those boys mouths with soap.

I've been wanting to work on this room for  awhile now;
so this past weekend 
my dear MR
painted for me.
I am being challenged in my decorating.
I'll give you a hint:
no lace
not sure I can do it
I'm gonna give it the ole college try
(go BSU!-just in case you watched the football game last night)

I'll leave you with the last of the befores:

aww, those roses sure are pretty~I'm gonna miss 'em.
and see those 3 sweet sisters?  my girls.
Have a Happy white Wednesday!

when life gives you sunflowers...

cherish them!

I don't think  I've  ever had a bouquet of sunflowers before...

I've  always been a pink rose kind of girl.
This morning my grandson
 brought me these 
from the weed patch out back behind the barn.

So like any self-respectin' grandma would do
I put them into my bestest ironstone pitcher 
and gave them the place of honor they deserved:
   the kitchen windowsill.

After he left...I was a-gazin and a-thinkin'...this is kind-of my life right now...it's a new season...different (oh, so different) than what I am used to...but pretty in its own way???? 

Hmmm...maybe...just maybe.

That is my prayer today

to see the beauty in today.

even if it's not what I'm used to.

PS. that is the dasher from an ice cream maker that my girl is licking . We do love our paint here but not that much:)...more than a few of you asked about that:)

PSS.the haircuts...
hers: is darling...

Monday, September 6, 2010

a little barn love...

I am thankful;
for the provision in my life.

We are self-employed... in the construction field.

I have to say 
that when my husband  quit his job 5 years ago 
to go into real estate (yikes... that was a flop)

I was not full of faith.

I resisted and  I  worried.


God has provided just what we have needed.

When the real estate market crashed
My husband  did what he knew.
 construction and painting.
He  has been diligent and faithful.
and hard-working.
 We have enough.
more than enough.

And God is able to make all grace abound to you,

so that always having all sufficiency in everything

you may have an abundance for every good deed;

2 Cor. 9:8

Friday, September 3, 2010

ready or not...

I'm enjoying 
the last few days of summer vacation
before school starts on Tuesday

 the last few days of 

the girl youngin' (that's from Strawberry Girl-one of my favorite read-aloud books) of mine

are off to get new do's.
that's a pretty rare thing to do around here
you might say: 
i get stuck in a rut
i am a scaredy-cat  that way
i love to decorate my house 
way more than i decorate *me*

we have some *big* events coming up
to motivate  me

my girl youngin' 
growing up...

yes, change is coming

like it or not (i don't)
ready or not (i'm not)

change is coming