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Friday, October 28, 2011

Buy Local

The Holiday Season is here already! The big retail businesses are already cramming three holidays sales together...almost in the same isle! The season can be stressful and overwhelming! The pressure from the media to shop, buy, spend has begun. My solution is to choose unique, quaint shopping experiences by supporting local, family owned businesses. Not only will you find unique gift items but you will be building relationships with 'real people' just like you who are striving to keep life just a little simpler.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Eat Nourishing

Check out a wonderful new site about eating healthy:
Eat Nourishing
Wonderful Recipes and Great Tips on eating for health!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cowgirl Up!

Grand-daughter Micah is all about the pink boots! These little boots are the logo to our Country Shoppe.
We aren't quite ready to 'give up' the Fall Season here in Missouri. But, it seems we will have to adapt because the cold is coming. I'm still in the gardening mode and picking flowers with my grand-daughters! You gotta love that hat! And that smile peeking out from under it...priceless!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall Garden Salad

We have never grown Fall veges. I started a cold-frame of goodies: Kale, Spinach, Lettuce and Radishes. I am hoping that we can extend the growing season on these items for a couple of months. Our heirloom paste tomatoes and bell peppers are still ripening. They make the best Salsa! My hubby is the salsa man! So delicious! We will post pics of the cold-frame that hubby and I built soon.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fall Flower Girl

Beautiful! Our grand-daughter Grace is the prettiest flower in the picture! The simple things are the most enjoyed. Little Grace loved roaming around the farm picking a basket of flowers for her mommy.
When the grandchildren spend time with us they love helping with the 'chores'. It is not a chore for them to follow Na-Ma and feed the chickens, water the flowers, dig in the dirt...it's a memory.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Renewal ~ Positive Forces ~ Power of Life

I really love Dragonflies. I enjoy watching their wings glisten in the sun as they fly around the pond. I looked up the meaning of dragonfly and found that three phrases inspired my thinking. 'Renewal ~ Positive Forces ~ Power of Life'.
As we as a family have experienced this year, 'bad things happen to good people'. My mother's diagnosis of breast cancer was one of those 'bad things'. But, through the process of her treatment, she has been an inspiration to her family. She inspires me to 'really live' this abundant life we have been given. Looking back over the years of growing up, my mom has been a creative force that has challenged me to create a life with no regrets. I'm always saying, 'you only get one...so live it'!

Here are some interesting facts about dragonflies: Be Inspired!

Fascinating Facts of the Dragonfly:
Dragonfly eggs are laid within their territory near the water. Once hatched, these nymphs will live nearly two years on the bottom of streams and ponds.

As they reach adulthood an amazing thing occurs, they transform into dragonflies and ascend to the air. In the air, they travel with wings that sparkle with spectacular colors by reflecting and refracting light and other colors.

No insect or bird can maneuver as well as a dragonfly. Flying up to 30 mph, they will twist, turn, move up and down, fly backwards, even change directions instantaneously and still will spot movement 40 feet away.

Dragonfly Totem
The power of Dragonfly lies in its ability to see around things by looking from different angles.

Using its ability to transform colors and lights by reflecting and refracting them the Dragonfly shows us that life, like light, can bend, shift, and adapt in various ways, making life's appearance never be what it appears to be.

Dragonfly's abilities show us to see through life's illusions and find our true vision. It calls us to transform within our lives and reminds us to feel deeply so we will have the compassion necessary to help ourselves and others.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Encourage and support someone you know who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Special Gift

This Antique Stove is a love gift from my mom! I love it! It fits perfectly in my Country Kitchen! It does work. We do not have it hooked up yet. It is a Hotpoint Hughes Electric Range. My mother actually cooked and baked with this stove. Thank you mom for a very special gift! I love you!