Brrrrrr!

Oh lands. It is cold in the Ozarks!

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Are you guys staying nice and toasty?

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I think these will help! ūüėČ I’m all about the flannel lately. It’s so cozy and cheery. Some trends I let pass. Flannel is an oldie but goodie.

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I hope that your day is filled with warmth, Dirt Roaders. Warmth in your heart…and toes.

Love from the snowy dirt road,

Kelli

Comfort

Are you guys thinking on Christmas gifts yet? Just this morning I whipped up a little something. I think that it would be sweet to give little gifts of comfort and joy this season. How about you?

Don’t get me wrong…I am not about to skip Thanksgiving. I just have to think ahead to be able to breathe during the holidays. I was thinking about teacher’s gifts and a little stockpile in case we needed an extra gift.

After diligently searching Pinterest, this is what I came up with:

A hot/cold pack, made from vintage ticking and lavender scented flax. I think that it will be the perfect gift of comfort, from us at the Farmhouse.

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Have a lovely Thursday!

Kelli

Replacement

Hey Dirt Roaders! ¬†I know, I know. ¬†My posts have been a bit spotty lately. ¬†I am so sorry. ¬†I have been living this life that I write about. ¬†So see…I have to take time off for fresh material. ¬†Did you buy that? ¬†Thanks. ;) ¬†Anyway, today I wanted to show you the replacement mirror that I found for the dresser. ¬†My sweet Mr. got it all fixed up for me. ¬†I love it. ¬†I love it better than the original.

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We had a chiro appointment in a neighboring town on Thursday, so we picked my mom up on the way. ¬†After lunch we decided to drag my husband through a couple of little “honey holes.” ¬†I’m so glad that we did. ¬†We found this mirror in a little flea market.

I love it that this one is hanging on the wall.  It draws your eye up a bit more.  I also love the two silver trays that I found at the thrift store.  I left them tarnished because I knew that it would flow with the dark furniture.  You guys know how I am about decorating on a budget.  The trays seemed like an added bonus.

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I hope that your week is starting out in a great way. ¬†May you be blessed this week, from the Father, from your nose….yep….to your toes. ;)

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Love from the Farmhouse,

Sigturquoise

Adding a Little Play to the Work

Hey guys! ¬†How are you today? ¬†We are hanging in there. ¬†Last week I was M.I.A. in case you didn’t notice. ¬†It wasn’t really a planned week off…I just had a lot going on outside of our home. ¬†When that goes on…making sure that our home still runs smoothly, comes first. ¬†I’m sure that you understand that. ¬†Anyway, today, we are going to talk a little bit about adding a little play to our work. ¬†Making the tasks of everyday life enjoyable, is really possible.

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When I start cleaning our home, more often than not, I start “piddling.” ¬†This means that I start moving things around and sort of fluffing the nest. ¬†Sometimes this approach will throw a cog in my cleaning, but most of the time it adds a little fun to my chore list. ¬†It’s also fun to light a good smelling candle or turn on the wax warming pot to kind of cheer me on.

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You want to know another thing that encourages my work load? ¬†Sometimes I go ahead and fire something up in the Crock Pot on cleaning day. ¬†There is something about having supper already going while I complete my tasks…that it very encouraging. ¬†I. LOVE. MY. CROCK. POT. ¬†;)

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Another thing that I do? ¬†I eat lunch. ¬†I know…this sounds crazy but I used to just keep working and nibble something here or there. ¬†Now I take an actual lunch break and enjoy. ¬†I’m sure that you all already do this…but for me it was a big thing. ¬†I usually have a bit of lunch and the company of the Food Network magazine. ¬†It’s a bit of time to give thanks, refuel, and relax.

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I hope that you add a bit of play to your work today.  I know that I am going to.

Love from the dirt road,

Sigturquoise

Thursday Musings

Blogging from my phone today. I need to go to the grocery store…so not a lot of time for photog and edits. I kinda love ALDI a lot…so it’s not a huge chore. Just a few Thursday musings for ya and a few iPhone shots.

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Isn’t Thursday fun!? Most of you know that it’s my favorite and always has been. Strange…I know. Lol! I like to have all of my stuff done by Thursday, house cleaning etc., so I can enjoy. My dad was like that. Jump in and get your work done so you can party to the fullest. ;)

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I have every intention of setting up a new craft area in the basement. Yes…my new sewing machine is still in the box. To my credit though…we have had a lot going on. Also, for this little project I am going to need the Mr.’s muscles…because a few things need moved. We also need to build a little goat barn. Hmmm….wonder which one will win out? ūüėČ

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I hope that you thoroughly enjoy your Thursday!

Love from our dirt road to yours!

Kelli

Until the Cows Come Home

Hey Guys! ¬†How are you? ¬†We are doing good! ¬†Things have slowed down just a bit…and that is always nice. ¬†I hope that Monday treated you good and that Tuesday did the very same. ¬†It’s almost time to put your jammies on now! ¬†I thought that I would share a bit of our cow decor today. ¬†Some of it…you have already seen. ¬†Some may be new. ¬†I actually saw a couple of black bulls that were salt and pepper shakers once. ¬†Why didn’t I pick those up?

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Aren’t cows sweet? ¬†I try to add a bit here and there without going into the cowboy theme. ¬†A friend and I were visiting about that over the weekend. ¬†I am more of a farmhouse kind of gal…so I stick with that. ¬†I do appreciate other styles that are not my own though. ¬†Isn’t it fun that we are not all the same?

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Our real cows are going to be calving soon.  That is sooooo exciting.  Fancy, Daisy, and MoonPie, will have little ones jumping around before long, Lord willing.  I have a sneaking suspicion that one of them will be named Rosie, if there is a heifer in the bunch. Our daughter likes that name. If they were all heifers, that will be great with us.  We shall see!  I will let you know!

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I have been thinking about changing things up in our room. ¬†Since I robbed our dresser of it’s mirror…I really need to find something to replace it. ¬†The first time that I tried to look in the mirror, in there, was a shocker. ¬†lol! ¬†I will be on the hunt…I can assure you. ¬†I have always wanted a map desk in there too. ¬†Maybe someday I will run across one.

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I hope that you enjoy the rest of your Tuesday evening.  I am trying to get back into the blogging groove.  Bear with me, Sweet Dirt Roaders.

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Love from the Farmhouse,

Sigturquoise

p.s.  To my sweet friend Valerie:  Your card came at just the right time.  Thank you so very much.  Love you!!!

 

Monday!

Hey guys! How are you? We are tired! Lol! We had a whirlwind weekend and now it’s time to get on track again. Monday is here and I’ve had my coffee. That is a good start.

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I hope that your Monday is very nice to you!

Love from the dirt road,

Kelli

Farmhouse Mantle Mirror

Yesterday we learned of my wild hairs.

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I was totally going to do a real blog post with better shots…but cleaning my house and eating cheese puffs totally got in the way. So I will show you a snap that my adorable Mr. took. I will also let you in on a huge compliment that he gave me. It went something like this: “You probably could have just walked up here and hung the thing on the wall and it would have looked fine.” He meant without the level and drill. He might be right…but there would have been several “do over” holes lined up on top of each other. I like his way better. Thanks Mr.! I appreciate your brains and brawn.

I hope that you have a lovely Wednesday, Dirt Roaders! Time to vacuum!

Kelli

Wild Hairs and Lots to Do

 

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I got a wild hair this morning. ¬†I had actually spied a mantle like this on Pinterest. ¬†This idea had been bubbling in the back of my mind. ¬†I wanted to happen upon another mirror like this and not rob my dresser. ¬†Too late. ¬†I haven’t found one yet and our dresser is minus a mirror. ¬†Chalk it up to several rainy days and not much sunshine. ¬†The flip side to this is…I have lots to do…beside piddle around the house. ¬†Maybe I can create a fun balance with that today.

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So…this is a little backwards, but how was everyone’s Columbus Day? ¬†Ours was a good, lazy, day. ¬†We all need those sometimes. ¬†A bit of time to refuel. ¬†I have been trying to deal with a little hay fever or something, so downtime was needed. ¬†Now I’m trying to get back in the groove. ¬†Laundry doesn’t care about hay fever. ¬†So rude. ;)

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I hope that you have a lovely day, Dirt Roaders. ¬†I am going to sweet talk the Mr. tonight and see if he will help me hang the mirror on the wall. ¬†Maybe more about that tomorrow and some “professional” shots…instead of iPhone only.

Love from the Farmhouse,

Sigturquoise

 

Drizzles

It’s pouring here…of and on. ¬†Then we get drizzles and slow and steady rain for a while. ¬†It’s a good day for quiet contemplation. ¬†It’s a good day for coffee. ¬†It’s a good day for quiet time spent with Him. ¬†Of course, every day…is a good day for that.

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From what I have heard…drizzles may be the extent of our weekend. ¬†I’m okay with that. ¬†Drizzles are good for family time spent in closer contact. ¬†Drizzles postpone chores outside…that could have overridden quality time spent inside. ¬†We try to have a good balance here at the Farmhouse. ¬†Sometimes we get it right, sometimes not. ¬†That is where grace comes in.

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It has been pretty humid the last few days. ¬†I am hoping that the drizzles usher in a bit of cooler weather. ¬†I noticed that the leaves were changing yesterday. ¬†They were just showing a little bit of what glory is to come. ¬†So beautiful…even though I am a child of the summer. ¬†If it were summer all year, I wouldn’t appreciate it as much when it rolls around. ¬†Seasons are a blessing from God.

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Yes, if you haven’t picked up on it by now, I am rambling. ¬†I am giving you a weather report and rambling. ¬†lol! ¬†Sometimes…you just have to relax and go with the flow. ¬†I am learning this…ever…so…slowly.

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I hope that if it’s drizzling at your house…you are drizzling something yummy…into your cup of coffee. ¬† Have a wonderful weekend, Dirt Roaders and enjoy counting those blessings.

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Jesus loves us!

Sigturquoise

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