28 July 2010

Outdoor Randomness

Yep....this post is all random....and all outdoors. Just some snap shots of our afternoon....which went something like this....

lots of time spent on the porch....

admiring our wildflowers....

which change with the seasons....

and as you can see....our chickens like relaxing on the porch too....


love watching our goats out in the pasture....

loving my Limelight hydrangeas....

old Lulu our tractor even came out to play....(oh...and is just me....or does anyone else give everything a name...lol)

some summer flowers.....Joe Pyeweed....

Emily...one of our cats...prowling around...

some of our chickens and geese....enjoying the afternoon with us....

and this is Petunia...she's being held by my son....the chicken whisperer.

I've got some new goods to add to the shop....look for those next week.

Happy Wednesday Girls!

22 July 2010

What Caught My Eye Today....

Just thought I'd share a few photos with you from around my home....of things that caught my eye this morning....

vintage apothecary jars, coral and antlers (no animals were harmed in an effort to decorate my home...these antlers were shed)....I love using natural elements in my decorating.....

and keeping with natural elements....shells....reminds me of California.

My favorite spot in the living room...I love me some Cabbages & Roses....

and a small sampling of my vintage quilt collection.


Happy Weekend!


20 July 2010

I've Been......

Busy....washing these....

and these....

Farm Fresh Eggs For Sale!

Happy Tuesday!


15 July 2010

Guess Who Came To Visit?

The wonderful Fifi O'Neill, editor of Romantic Country magazine and Mark her photographer extraordinaire....came to visit me this past Saturday...

and what an absolute treat it was! Fifi has an upcoming book {due out in Spring 2011} and she came to photograph my lil' old farmhouse for the book....can you say WOW! Mark and Fifi were so much fun to be with...Mark with his wonderful sense of humor...and Fifi with her amazing talent for styling . It was a pleasure to watch them work...and to say it was an honor would be an understatement...it was a truly magical experience. The photo above is of Fifi with our geese...Annabelle and Genevieve...they sure took a liking to her.

And on another note....we're havin' a sale in the shop....more than a dozen items have been marked down by 30% or more...Happy Summer!

13 July 2010

Eraser Painting

In the August issue of Martha Stewart's Living magazine....

I found an article about using erasers and fabric paint to decorate napkins with...well I gotta say...I love this idea.

Now.....I'm one of those people that when I see a cool idea...I wanna try it....right then....and for little or no money....and this project cost me $0.00....love that!

I just used what I had on hand....white damask napkins....red fabric paint....and the eraser from a pencil {they used square erasers...but I love me some polka dots}....and look how cute these turned out.

Now after making these....my little head started spinning....thinking of other items I could polka dot....like maybe....a white shower curtain....dish towels....placemats....sheets....really...I could go on and on. You really should try this easy peasy project.....and I bet you'll be seeing polka dots too!

06 July 2010

Do You Like Puzzles?

Well...if you do...I think you'll love this game.

The cast of characters....are all a bit strange....that's part of the intrigue.

I discovered these games a couple years ago...and have been hooked ever since.

The game is set in a beautiful french inspired town...with cute music. The idea of the game is to solve puzzles...to solve the mystery. There are 2 games in this series so far...with a 3rd out in September...I so can't wait. If you'd like to check the game out...click here...and you can play a free trial game....I think you just might get hooked too.

I hope I'm not the only nerdy mom who loves to play video games...please say there are more of you out there ;o)


xoxo, Andrea


See you guys next week ;o)

01 July 2010

15 Minutes....and $11.00.....

15 minutes.....and $11.00....gets you....

this new porch sofa.

This has got to be one of my easiest and least expensive makeovers.....ever!

You just have to have a little vision....when you see an ugly....avocado green....70's sofa like this....with great lines....and for only $6.00 at a local thrift store...it was a no brainer for me. All this makeover needed was about a yard and a half of muslin (at only $3.00 a yard) and a staple gun....throw on some pillows I already had....and there you have it....an $11.00 makeover....I gotta say....that may have been the best $11.00 I ever spent.


See ya!