This has been a week of daydreaming for me. And some of those daydreams are becoming reality over the next few days ! 'Tis been the perfect week for all of this - as it's been raining a storming all week. Couldn't get out in the gardens....so, I was able to really sink my teeth into this project. For a long time - I've wanted to have a line of fresh, wholesome soaps , body scrubs, etc....Along with all the little " go withs" to have that sort of area in my store. It has taken me a year now...to find just the right recipes, ingredients, scents, etc... And to start putting it all together ! I just LOVE doing this stuff ! I am not making the soaps...that's far too time consuming...but, I've decided on the most wonderful goatsmilk soaps to purchase...Great soap - that I've actually used for a long time....and will now carry lots of :-) .... and I'll be making my body scrubs, bath salts, etc.. AND...so much more will be added over the next month or so !
I'm off to get started on all of it now...and I will be sharing it all with you before too long.
Here's hoping that you can make all of your little daydreams come true !
I'm still here. It's been such a busy, yet, really uneventful time here lately..... I have been so focused on trying to get all promised orders out and filling the store. Just getting all my "eggs" in a row ...as opposed to ducks... 'cause, I just don't have any ducks :-) I honestly have not even thought about blogging . There are many things that will be coming together soon ... Fresh and exciting things being added to my line of offerings in cabin...and eventually online.
I'll fill you in on more in a few days. I'm off to get some orders packed and get on to creating ! Have a most wonderful day......
For the life of me.... I can't seem to get any good shots of a whole room. I'm much better at focusing on smaller vignettes. I had to start out with the good.... I''ve just freshened up a little around the upstairs area of our house...brought back a little color. I'll admit.... I smile at the site of anything olde blue...My absolute favorite accessory to use...to add color is simply pieces of old cloth ... displayed proudly anywhere I see fit. Here you'll see my favorite simple piece of paprika check homespun. It just cheers up a dull corner ! I'm still finding that I just love anything farmy. I love cows, cowbells, and pictures of cows. I love Eggs too ! I should do a whole blog on my love of the egg alone ! But, for now.... I'm going to show you the ugly. Are you ready ? There are a couple pics coming up that I must show you.There it is....... The downright ugly ! This is what we see first everyday when you walk into our side door of the house. 11 years It's been this way. Well...It's actually been worse. Mike was able to get some of it drywalled before he got sick. This first pic is , or will be our mudroom /laundry room..... You can see part drywall and to the right...through the studs...will be our kitchen. it's a storage room now. I can't bear to show it to you.
We normally hang out upstairs in our bedroom/living room...but, we do have a t.v. room set up downstairs also. Ceiling is ready for wood planks.... some drywall is up, still much more to hang. Hopefully someday we can get back to it. Simply too broke now to even think about having it done. But, you know... I have SO very much to be thankful for...and for heavens sakes..... I have plenty to keep up with as it is.... the cabin, the workshop, our beautiful yard and The whole upper level of the house.... really more than a girl needs. It would be nice to have a real kitchen in the house someday...lol ! We are making do just fine with the kitchenette in the workshoppe. I'm working this summer on making it , my office and storage space...something to be proud of. I'll keep you posted. Hope you all have a great start to your new week ! Next post, I'll show the after pics of the house porch that I'm finishing up.
We had such a beautiful weekend here in Kentucky. Friday and Saturday - I had the store open...and it was great seeing customers off and on throughout the days. While I wasn't busy.... I spent my time out in the yard...working in the flower beds, and I scrubbed the porch of the farmhouse real good. My goodness... a white house gets SO dirty ...especially through the winter.
So, this is our home....below is my BEFORE pic.... I am working on decorating the porch and sprucing up the landscape... I will share the AFTER pic later on in the week.
I'm so excited to bring some life back to it. I've had a spurt of ideas of how to liven it up a bit...so, it's fun getting all of that done. I'm so proud of this house...It's so pretty...and I feel
very lucky to live here. I have viburnum bushes planted on each side of the steps of the side door, where I run in and out of everyday. The smell is HEAVENLY ! If only the flowers lasted longer than a couple of weeks..... that would be awesome !I'm off and running..... As much as I'd love to continue working outside this entire week ( and I could and still not get it all done ) I am actually heading inside to complete a good assortment
of some special Cinnamon Creek rabbits and more....to have ready to offer for sale on my website on Tuesday afternoon. It's a good day for that...as we are getting a nice spring shower today. Perfect timing ! I can't wait to get back out on that porch though...and I'll show you how it turns out ! Have a most wonderful week..... Happy day !
The windows are open, the robins are singing a joyful song this morning ! There are chocolate chip cookies in the oven ( from scratch nonetheless :-) ...Here, I'll prove it......Many of you may know that I'm usually not one to take the time to make anything from scratch... especially with my little kitchen situation these past few years ( more on that later )
but, that's going to change....I really want to start to take the time to prepare quality food.
Even the not so healthy and good for you treats.... need to at least be made with quality ingredients...right ? :-) And I have been planning some more healthy meals for the weekend...Maybe I'll share that on my next blog..who knows. lol !
Here are a few pics of our porch... I still have some more plants to add, cushions to make for
the chairs...and a few fine details...but, we are already enjoying some time out there. It's so good for my soul to be out there.... nothing but the birds singing to me.... I can even take much of my work out on this porch when the weather is just right. I love it so :-)
I'll share a little more as it progresses.... I still have so much to do in the yard.... Lots of cleaning up to do, after letting my flower beds go for the past couple of years. It's going to take a lot of work for me to get it back into shape, but, I'm ready !
I will leave you for now....as I have a few of my rabbits and bears that need tending to right now....just some finishing touches to add to them before I carry them out to the cabin this morning. I simply LOVE Fridays ! I open the cabin today and tomorrow from 10 until 3. So, come on over ! ....... I'll share my cookies with you :-)
After a week of rest and my first regular weekend opening the cabin ( which was so much fun, by the way :-) .... It's for a day of spring cleaning - outside ! All the porches need a good cleaning and sprucing up...Hopefully I can go buy some flowers too ! I long for days spent here again........ AND.... I'm dreaming of getting a few of these this year ........ So that we can simply enjoy the fun of having pretty chickens around , hearing a rooster crow, and eating lots of these..... We know nothing at all about raising chickens... We started a coop years ago.... A friend is going to finish it for us, and I'm going to learn all I can on how to get started. Do any of you raise chickens ? I'd love to know ! We just want a few...maybe 6 or 8 ? Would love to know what breed you recommend.
Keeping it short and simple today.... I've got much to do this week ~ and I'll share it all with you along the way . I'm really looking forward to getting into all sorts of fun this month of April ! Please enjoy this day .... Peace and Happiness to you,