Look at the cookie, he’s smirking at me, right? Know why he’s smirking…because he knows he is about to become my breakfast. Gingerbread for breakfast is … Continue reading Holiday Traditions
So a funny thing happened this past weekend. I was scrolling through photos to send up for a profile shot and saw something I hadn’t noticed before. Had they always been there? Had a love of filters over the past few years covered it up? What in the world are these things on the side of my eyes? You see…I turned 41 this year, and we all know what a year it has been! 2020 became something else that none of us had ever imagined. January we celebrated a New Year and the oldest kid’s birthday, February was my birthday, … Continue reading Wrinkles, what wrinkles?
It’s a foregone conclusion that if you send Mitzi to Tractor Supply Company when they have their chicks in, a couple of those chicks will find their way into the basket. I’m not entirely sure how it happens, must be ninja chicks or something. Anyway, given that we just hatched a small flock of these fine specimens which were suppose to be moving into their brooder box once I got it built, I felt like we were in a safe place. I’ll get back to that in a moment…a brooder box needed to be built. This summer has been warmer … Continue reading Brooder Box Build
For Day 2 of the #31dayblogchallenge2019 I get to focus on my sewing space…or maybe I should say spaces. When we purchased our home in 2018, one of the main requirements would be that I would have a studio space in the house so that I could begin the expansion of my business. The first time I saw our now home I wasn’t completely sold, it had everything on our list, but also needed a lot of work and was overpriced as well. Thankfully, their realtor contacted mine and told us to just make them an offer. We made an … Continue reading Day 2: Sewing Space
While attending Threads of Success during International Quilt Market in Houston, I had the opportunity to meet and sit through a few sessions with Cheryl Sleboda. I was very impressed with her work ethic in making this whole event a … Continue reading 31 Day Blog Challenge-Intro
The first day of winter may be on December 21, 2019, but today felt like it hit. What a surprise to wake up this morning and find it was actually cooler in San Antonio, Texas, than here in Maryland. I’m … Continue reading Winter and the Homestead
What a whirlwind past few days it’s been. Last Sunday, I headed up with a team from work to Mahwah, NJ for a week long New Dealer training at Janome America. I offered to drive, maybe because I’m a little bit of a control freak with those things, but a 4 + hour drive ensued as we headed out from my house to the hotel. After dinner, we arrived around 9:45 to unpack, crash, and get ready for a week. This would be my first time really putting my focus on Janome machines. Let me start of by saying I … Continue reading Travel, Travel, Travel…
The oldest kid has been part of our life for 12+ years, which means he has been around horses for 12+ years. In all those years his interest in anything involving a horse has been absolute none. He complained about having to clean stalls, feeding them, water, working on fencing, whatever it may be. Complaints were abundant, especially as he has started approaching those pre-teen years. Horses were an annoyance, a burden, and just a plain problem in his world. After the move to Maryland, he began to lose even more interest in the things that previously brought him joy. … Continue reading A Boy and His Horse