Life In Season

Life In Season

 

Isn’t it incredible when a friend dreams big?

When they reach for the stars and the moon and a few random galaxies…

….and something amazing shows up?

That’s how I feel about this book.

It made me laugh and sigh and think and it inspired me and filled my heart and made me the proudest of the proud.

I can’t help it.

You see….I’m kind of its aunt….

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Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 


A few random thoughts on a Saturday morning:

1. I’m almost done watching Lark Rise to Candleford.  I only have one season left.  Does anyone have a really good show with a British accent they’ve watched lately?

2. I think my scent for this month is Lemon Verbena.  I’ve ordered soap and dish soap and room spray and lotion.  Here’s to smelling like spring.

3. The bathroom remodel should be done this week.  I can’t wait to photograph the tile.

4. I cannot WAIT for you to see the cover of the book.  It’s the perfect combination of fancy and what was I thinking.

4. I just realized I never photographed and posted about the rest of the handmade Christmas presents.

I’ll fix that next week. 🙂Continue reading

Eight Simple Wood Slice Projects

Eight Simple Wood Slice Projects

 
wood slice project

You guys.

You guys.

You guuuuuuuyyyyyssssss.  I cannot wait to show you the magazine when it comes out.  Like SERIOUSLY.  The team that’s here is incredible and amazing and awesome and they wrote the book on how to make a pumpkin look like a supermodel.

There are apples and leaves and things that sparkle and ideas and DIY’s and creative projects and wood slices.  I am so full of joy and creative inspiration right now I think my heart could sing in three-part harmony.

I can’t spill the coffee beans yet on the projects to go into the magazine, so I thought I would tide us all over with some fun wood slice projects.

Drumroll please.Continue reading

Simple Fall Display Ideas

Simple Fall Display Ideas

 

fall-pumpkins

I’m not sure why or how, but this year fall is in every corner of the farmhouse.

It’s almost like it heard October and decided it needed another pumpkin.

I think that’s what I like the best about this season.

Fall isn’t fancy.

Fall isn’t over the top.

It’s the perfect date.  It’s a little unshaven, shows up with pumpkin pie….

….and smells really good.

Here’s some easy ideas for simple fall display ideas that leave room for dessert. 🙂Continue reading

DIY Wood Slice Wreath

DIY Wood Slice Wreath

 
wood-slice-wreath

I have two amazing facts to share with you today.

Are you ready?

You might want to sit down for this.

Number 1 amazing fact:  You can make this wreath for under $10 in about an hour.

Number 2 amazing fact:  Poldark’s hair looked even more amazing last night than in the first season.

It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood.

Won’t you be my neighbor?Continue reading

Silver-Handled Wood Slice Cutting Board

Silver-Handled Wood Slice Cutting Board

wood slice project

There are days when I think blogging is one of the most fun jobs there is.

It’s kind of like Lady Mary at Downton Abbey.

Someone is always showing up with an invitation to a party on a silver platter while you are sitting and having tea with Grandmama trying to explain to her why you want to go out with a race car driver.

Just like the invite that showed up in my inbox from my friend Stacy.

She explained she planning a blogger event where she sent us all the same item and challenged us to use our creativity and transform something ordinary into something extraordinary.

I sent over my acceptance and four months later this showed up.

A wood slice and an entire world of possibilities.

Want to see what I made with mine?Continue reading

Wood Slice Centerpiece

Wood Slice Centerpiece

 

Fallen Tree

Last week this happened.

Yep.

One minute you have a storm with torrential rain and high winds and thunder and lightening.

And the next minute you have sunshine and hay and green grass and blue skies….

….and a tree down.Continue reading