Sunday, March 29, 2009

Majestic


O LORD our Lord, how majestic is thy name in all the earth!
who has displayed Thy splendor above the heavens.

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When I consider Thy heavens,
the work of Thy fingers,
the moon and the stars.
which Thou hast ordained;
What is man,
that Thou art mindful of him?
and the son of man,
that Thou visitest him?
Psalm 8:1, 3&4

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thrift store finds, and farmish family photos...

a book published in 1916...
beautiful illustrations...

a children's song book from 1921...

Great Grandpa Harold as a boy...

Great Grandma Lou at 17...

a closer look...


There...that's better.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Farm~Style Finds.......& a cute pic :P

It seems I can't go anywhere without finding something to add to my room...

What can I say...Kelsey is an enabler.
She got me this cute bottle with a cow on it...
(hmm needs some flowers)
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And, she pretty much forced me to get this John Deere print...

well...that was a bit of an exaggeration...
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Oh and I thought this pic of Wes & Abbey
was too cute to keep all to myself.
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Monday, March 23, 2009

Homemade Laundry Soap

For a while now I've been wanting to make some laundry soap.
My first interest in it came after watching an episode of TheDuggars ...
in which they made their own laundry soap.
Their recipe was a liquid soap, which they kept in 5 gal. buckets.
That seemed kind of awkward for our small laundry room.
So...
Just this past week I was reading through a blog that I found
(and have quite enjoyed:)
Whatd'ya know a laudry soap recipe that's just powder!
It called for Ivory soap, but I already had a bunch of Fels Naptha.
(The Duggar recipe called for Fels)
So I sorta combined the two recipes,
and I am quite please with the results.








The Recipe...
1 bar Fels Naptha soap
1 c washing soda (NOT baking soda)
1/2 c borax
Grate the soap very fine. Whisk in soda & borax.
VIOLA!
That's it.
Just add 1 tablespoon to regular loads,
and 2 tablespoons to heavy duty loads.
Thanks jAne for the recipe!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

might i recommend...

Mika's Coffee House
in
Eureka, IL

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Vintage Organic!

Two of my favorite words can be used together!

Check out what I found at Et Cetera today for...

drumroll please...

45 CENTS!


Can ya "dig" her hair-do?!?!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Are you wearing GREEN?!?

Pinch pinch if you're not!
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Here's my one and only St. Patrick's Day decoration...

'cuz I only have a little Irish in me.
;)

Friday, March 13, 2009

signs o' spring

~ tomato seedlings~
~hollyhock seedling~

"Daff-a-down-dillies" that just couldn't wait any longer!


~It won't be too much longer now~
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

In Loving Memory...

Great-Grandpa Harold
August 17, 1917~March 11, 2009
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Monday, March 9, 2009

The ordinary arts we practice everyday at home are of more importance than their simplicity might suggest...





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Hey...how did that get on here?
Sorry, I couldn't help myself...
isn't this one hilarious?!?!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

El Paso Antique Mall

Check out what I got at the El Paso Antique Mall...

A vintage farm magazine, farm girl bowl, and vintage western fabric...

This vintage bowl goes with this plate (above) I got at Et Cetera...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Can I keep her?

Do you think my sister would mind?


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She'll never find her here!!

hee hee

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Spring-ish Baby Booties


Listed on Etsy for $15 plus $2 shipping...
If you're interested you can buy them off Etsy http://www.birdsoftheair.etsy.com/
or