Summer Stuff



Lot’s of swimming. 

Casual suppers.

 An abundance of sno cones.

Cozy evenings. 

Relaxed schedules.

Dirt road rides.

Flip flop tans.

Youth Camp.


Summer you’ve been good to us. 

Love from the Farmhouse,


Grocery Store Roses


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You guys! It’s smokin’ hot here! Like you feel grody when you step outside kind of hot. I know..I know…it gets hot every year in the summer…but this week it’s very much like the song. We are feeling hot, hot, hot in the Ozarks.

Now that you have our weather report *snicker, we can move on to other things like gorgeous grocery store roses. Anyone that braves our ALDI deserves fresh flowers. It is, sometimes, insanely busy at ours.

I love the look of roses in humble vases. An old crock, a Ball jar, anything like that. I also love it that they are so thrifty at the grocery store. The cream with blush centers might be my very favorite. Maybe. πŸ˜‰

If you have never picked up a few grocery store roses for yourself…seriously…try it. Such an inexpensive way to add a little beauty to your home. They usually last several days, so you get a little eye candy for under five dollars. Trust me. You’re worth it. 

Love from the (thankfully a/c cooled) Farmhouse, 

You Made It!


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It’s Fri-Yay! You made it!!! Did your week fly or did it plod? That seems to make a lot of difference doesn’t it?

Whatever the speed of your week…I hope that it was a productive one. It has been so hot here in the Ozarks that you have to be a little more selective about the time of day that you do certain chores. Of course…it is summer…so heat comes with it. 

I hope that your weekend is relaxing. I hope that you get to spend it with those that you love, God, family and friends. Maybe you will even sneak in a junkin’ trip or two. That sounds fun!!! (I have been looking at Mason Cash mixing bowls online. Oh goodness. All the heart eyes!) 


Got a little side tracked there. Lol! But seriously….GOR JESSSSSS! 

Okay…so you all have a blessed weekend!

Love from the Farmhouse,

Chattin’ It Up


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Good morning guys! It’s Thursday!!! My favorite!!! I thought that we would just chat it up a little today. Nothing specific in this post. That okay? Okay!

So…the fair is in our neck of the woods this week. The hottest time of the year. Lol! My Mister and our son went to the livestock show this week. They sent me the sweetest shot of our son and his buddy…heading for a funnel cake. I love this!!!

I did a little revamping this week. If you follow along on IG…some of this is old news. Anyway, I kept seeing these cloches in our storage area and they were calling my name. Vintage bread board, succulents, Currier and Ives, and cloches. You can’t go wrong. πŸ˜‰

I posted this to FB this week. It just jumped right out and slapped me. (Lord, please help me to be a cheerleader for those around me. I want to have a pure heart! Amen.) People often say that life is short…which is true…but life is such a gift. Wasting it on jealousy and petty things is just sad. I wanna be a rooter!!! You know…rooting folks on. I told a sweet, sweet, momma at church last night, that we were rooting for her. We are. Her baby girl is having some scary health complications and we are holding them up in prayer. That is real life. Genuine, heart to heart, stuff. I wanna live there. God is good, isn’t He? And the folks say…”All the time.”

I hope that Thursday treats you well. I hope that it feels like the beginning to your weekend. May you look around…and count your blessings…because life…is a gift.

Love from the Farmhouse,

p.s. Thanks for chattin’ it up with me!!! Leave me a comment! I love to read them!

Crazy-Busy SummertimeΒ 


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Hey guys! Are you crazy-busy this summer? We seem to be. Always something going on and now we have hit a heat wave. How about you?

Today we have stayed home and pretty much did only laundry. It is a constant in my life. πŸ˜‰ Faithful friends…that washer and dryer. Last week the kids had camp…so they are detoxing from that…in a good way. They love camp and are sad when it’s over.

In other news…the Mr. and I tried our first Pineapple Whip ever!!! It was yummy! Where have we been? Under a rock?

I hope that you all are staying cool and remembering how to take it easy. We are relearning that one!

Love from the Farmhouse,

Weekend Vibes


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Holiday weekends are fun aren’t they? While we remember those that have given their lives to protect us…and our loved ones that have went on to Heaven…we usually gather with family. That is such a gift. I learn that more and more…the older I get. So weekend vibes feel alive and well today.

We have new babies on the farm, so with feeding them four times a day, our weekend vibe will be busy. We have a momma goat that totally would not feed her twins. Then another that only took one. Sooooo…we are striving to give these babies the best chance possible. 

Whatever you guys do this weekend…may Jesus bless you and warm your heart. May you quietly look around and absorb the love of your family. That is one of my favorite things to do. I used to see my dad doing that. He would just be enjoying his family and sitting there with a little smile. My granddad was the same way. I have been blessed with good teachers. 

Happy Memorial Day from the Farmhouse.

A Succulent Here…A Succulent There…



You can never have too many succulents. I promise. You need a succulent here…and a succulent there.

They will make you smile as you walk by. Or waltz by. Whatever you do.

Their colors, as cool as the Caribbean waters, will delight your eyeballs.

They are whimsical, fun, and low maintenance. (Don’t over water.) They just add a bit of fun to your space. Like you guys didn’t already know all of this. My Dirt Roaders are smart. 

Happy Monday!

My Favorite Day and Random Stuff


When I was a little kid, in school, Thursday became my favorite day. It felt like the beginning of the weekend. It’s still that way. Thursday…you so chill. (Why am I talking like that?) Let’s try that again. Thursday…you are finer than frog hair. There…that is true to my SoMo roots. 

I have eleventy million things that I need to get done around here. Do you ever feel like that in the spring? I know that the Mister does…bless his little pea pickin’ heart. He is steadily getting his list hacked down. I need to spring clean like nobody’s business. I’m gonna have to take it in stride though. Unless I hire some helpers. Hmmmm….lol!

So…more stuff. Have you guys read this? My sweet friend (cousin) Amanda let me borrow it. I’m excited to start it. Doesn’t Joanna have amazing taste?!? 

(Pea pickin’.)

Well…I have successfully bumbled around in this post. I hope that your Thursday evening is delightful. I hope that you get to relax and stretch out your toes. This post just might have made your eyelids heavy. πŸ˜‰

Love from the Farmhouse,

Larger than Life

I promised this tribute months ago. I just couldn’t.  Honestly…I can hardly type it out today.  That being what it is, it needs to be said, and Brother Hight definitely deserves these few humble words and much more.  Sometimes you just have to pull yourself up by the boot straps…because it’s the right thing to do. So…today we are going to talk a bit about larger than life.

A few days after my dad’s passing and service, I was texting Brother Hight, because I was a mess and I needed help.  It was an exchange of just a few words (We were all a mess. Tragedy does that.) and I remember him telling me…in maybe not so many words…that it was so hard because my dad seemed larger than life.  Well today I say…it takes one to know one.

I’m not going talk about the funny things, even though they would bring this post up out of the mully grubs. I could fill this blog with funny happenings, sayings, and crazy expressions across the congregation.  Not this time though.  This time…we are going to talk about things that are out of this world.

Okay…one funny thing.  I was in the hospital, having our second child, and Brother Hight was at a class in another town. When he called to check on me…I said “You tell him…you picked a fine time to leave me Lucille.” The strange part was…he had said the same thing on the other end.  Lol!  That happens when you help people raise their kids. Influence is bigger than we sometimes realize.

I know your time is valuable and I won’t keep you much longer…but the things that were larger than life…are these, in no certain order:

  1. Dedicating all three of our babies to the Lord.
  2. Baptizing all three of our children. Two of them in our backyard pool.
  3. When I would tell him about a problem, his words, “I understand.”
  4. His bravery in so many ways. I don’t think he knew how brave that he was. We did.
  5. His kindness to the downtrodden.  That said more than a million sermons. Softy. πŸ˜‰

I could go on and on.  Twenty five years worth of knowing someone and looking up to them…creates a lifetime of memories actually. But today…one year since Brother Hight slipped into the arms of Jesus…I wanted to write about the big impact that he made. I needed to share this with my readers and keep my word.  Most of all I just needed to say this:

Brother Hight…you were and are larger than life. You are so much more than this world now. You are basking in the joy of forever with Jesus.  You always were a trail blazer…and now more than ever. Your light still shines bright, it always will.

Love from the Farmhouse,


Trials Make Us Better



I went to the ophthalmologist a while back. I was having major vision complications..and he decided that is was due to the side effects of some meds that I had been on. He then looked me right in the eyes and said “Some of us just seem destined to suffer…but it makes us better people.” 

It doesn’t feel that way does it? It feels hard, and scary, and we feel like we are failing the test. We feel like we don’t know which way to turn…or who to go to for help. Then we remember that God knows all and we take a deep breath.

I’m not going to candy coat it. Life gets hard at times. Super duper hard. Sometimes…super duper scary. I was reading in the book of James this morning about God sending trials our way. Guess why? To make us better people. Hmmm…seems that I’ve heard that somewhere recently. πŸ˜‰

Sweet friend, if life has been a little on the tough side lately…I want to share something with you. Tomorrow is Good Friday and to the world…it looked like the end. This is the kicker: God could see the big picture and He knew that Jesus wasn’t finished with His work. Things were going to look brighter. What had happened was only going to make everyone better.

You see…it looked like a trial…but it became a triumph. Oh Glory!

Love from my heart to yours,