how i will be spending my mornings

this is where i will be spending my mornings for the next couple months.
i joined my first bible study a couple weeks ago.
and there is homework.
i haven't had homework since collage.
which was awhile ago.
but i have to say that i really enjoy it.
so much so, that i don't want to quit.
we are studying esther~it's tough being a woman-- by beth moore.
i was told when i joined, that beth has us do homework for 5 days a week.
but i decided that this was important.
more important than housework.

so before i do the morning dishes,
before i do bills,
before i do laundry,
this is what i do.
i get together with my Lord.
after emma leaves for school and mr. farmer leaves for work.
no music, no tv, no voices but mine and my God's.
what a wonderful way to start the day.
so do you have a special ritual in the mornings?
i would love to hear about it.


praise the Lord, the sun is shining!

it has been such a foggy and cloudy winter.
as i am sure most of you have experienced.
i am getting spring fever really bad, but unfortunately i won't be able to dig in the dirt any time soon.
so, instead i decided to make my own roses to display until i can get some planted.
i just took a couple of doilies, folded them in half.
take the bigger of the two, roll it up.

then take the smaller one and roll it up with the bigger one.
add a sprig of velvet leaves and keep it together with a rubber band.
then fluff.
they may not be real,
or red.
but i sure like how they look.
perfect with my dried hydrangeas from last season.

i hope the sun decides to stay out a little longer than it has.

we have only been getting a few hours a week.

now, i know i won't be moving up to the northwest any time soon.

i am linking to twice remembered - make your monday

and to cottage instincts-make it for monday.

and a soft place to land - diy day

i hope to get back to blogging on a somewhat of a regular bases this week. i think the cloudy days have gotten the best of me lately.

i have so much more energy today with the sun rays....

or maybe it is just my coffee.

until next time...


a month of a kitchen redo

we have been wanting to remodel our kitchen since we moved in 5 1/2 years ago. well for christmas, mr. farmer said that a kitchen remodel would be my present.
so for the last month we have been
and figuring out
just want we wanted.
our home is a 1930's sears kit home.
unfortunately, the previous owners took out the character
and added 70's character.
we (ok, me) have been wanting to add the 30's back in.
this is the old view of the wall by the pantry. we decided to switch the refrig and this cabinet around to offer a more open layout. (you can see the view of the kitchen as you entered down below. it was blocked by a huge black refrig)
we tore off the old paneling...
i was hoping to expose the brick chimney.
but they had plastered over it.
oh well.
we have instead some 'great' wallpaper.
here is the old view going into the kitchen.
nice black box huh?

this is the new view.
some nice shelves instead.
we just finished covering the wallpaper wall last night. but my cameras battery died, otherwise i would show you pictures.
what we found was some 100 year old wood that my father-in-law had from the old house they tore dawn 30 years ago.
pretty sure it is oak. but not positive.
i would like to find more to cover some other walls in the house.

would should be getting our new countertop in a week of so.
i am so excited!

we found a farmers sink and a wall mounted facuet. i will be posting pictures as we get more work done.
i can't wait to check to see what you all have been up too. i have missed blogging.

have a great day!