yep, i live here

i want to thank everyone that has stop by to say hello.
sure helps me out.
well, i do live on a farm 20 minutes from town.
i can go a few days without seeing anyone but mr. farmer and
our daughter.
things can get a bit lonely here.
especially during the winter.

i have had several people comment on my header picture.
and i want to say thank you and answer some questions.
first, yes, this is my barn.
it is covered with metal siding, but
the wood underneath is original.
i would love to tear it off and fix the wood underneath.
and paint it red.
somehow, i don't think mr. farmer would agree!
the barn is what i see while doing dishes.
and second. yes, i did. i took this photo.
thanks so much for your compliments on it.
it means alot.

i thought i would share some of my favorite pictures from our place.
hope you enjoy them!

an lastly, another view of the clouds in my header picture.

thanks for stopping by for a visit and i hope you all will come back.
if you have been here and i haven't been to visit you, just know that i will.
i like to get to know those of you who take the time to stop.
it is just taking me awhile to say hi to everyone.
until i see you again.
God bless


spring is slowly creeping in

i have finally started to decorate for spring.
my inspiration is...well, nature.
i am using things that my daughter and i collected on our 'nature hikes'-as she calls them.
things like
bird eggs,
bird nests,
and dried pods.

i also used this altered canvas that i created last fall.
while it is not spring themed i thought the colors went well.
just more white and creme that i can add!

here is a close up of the bird eggs that we find all spring and summer long.

the nest is really deep so i can really fill it up with all sorts of eggs.

i know the robin eggs, but i am not sure what the other eggs are.

here is a little apothecary jar i planted some baby tears in.

i wish my camera was a better one, i have moss growing in the jar too.

looks like miniature ferns.

but, alas, my camera doesn't do good on close ups.

may have to talk my hubby into getting me a better camera!

hope everyone is having a beautiful day.

i am linking up to

the shabby nest-frugal friday


white wednesday

welcome everyone to white wednesday! glad you could stop by.
i have fallen in love with all the white and cream that others are using in there home. it just seems so relaxing and calming.
me, however
didn't use to like white.
not even as an accent.
but now.
living with some much color and a need for some calm in my life,
decided to pull some white in my home.

i don't have much, but i am finding more to use.
and i love it! i even painted my kitchen cabinets to lighten things up.
plus a little distressing can't be wrong.

be sure to check out others who love white at faded charm.
i know that i will, to get some great inspiration.

hope everyone has a great day.

oh one more thing .
thank you to cindy at cottage instincts for featuring me as having serious cottage instincts at
her blog party, 'make it for monday'.


give us this day...

our daily bread.
it is back to being cloudy and foggy for the past 4 days.
though i do miss the sunshine there is one thing i love about days like this.
making bread.
there is something about filling up your home with the smells of fresh bread.
it smells warm and toasty.
perfect for winter days.
when i , or my daughter.want a piece of bread quickly, i make this.
but, when i have a little bit more time i make
english muffin bread.
the problem is you don't kneed this bread.
which i guess for some people that would be a big plus.
but i find kneeding dough to be relaxing.
but not this bread.
because the dough looks like this.
english muffin bread-makes two loaves
2 1/2 cups milk
1 cup water
2 heaping tablespoons cornmeal
5 1/2 cups bread flour- you may need more
1 tablespoon sugar
2 packages active dry yeast
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoons soda
warm milk and water until very warm (125). grease 2 bread pans and coat with cornmeal. mix together 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and soda. stir milk and water in flour mixture. stir in remaining flour, one cup at a time until a loose batter is formed. (it is almost like a cake batter).
spoon batter into pans, cover and let rise in a warm place until double. about 45 minutes. bake at 400 for 25 minutes, until golden brown. remove from pan immediately and cool.

please don't mind the big hole. it still taste good.
wonderful for grilled cheese and cinnamon-sugar on toast.
hope everyone has a wonderful evening.