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Tuesday, March 8

a heartfelt thanks...

...to Tina at The Serene Stamper for sharing the Stylish Blogger Award with me. I'm taken by surprise and so appreciate her kind words. Take a minute to visit her blog and take a peek at her clever creations.

From me, a sincere thank you to the many nice people who visit us. It's been one of the biggest pleasures while writing this blog...that sense of connection with other wonderful people we hear from. It's always such fun to read the comments of  friends, new and old, who stop by to see what we're doing in our little corner of the Midwest.

As many of you know, along with this award come some guidelines…..

1. Link back to the person who awarded you
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Send it along to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered.
4. Drop a note to the bloggers and tell them about their award!

Hmmm, so here are 8 things about me that you may (or may not !) find interesting!

1.We have two children, Little Man is 7 and Sweet Girl is 10.
They provide endless entertainment, as well as endless opportunities to roll my eyes and say, "I told you so." They also constantly remind me of what's sweet in our daily lives.

2. My husband is witty, loves trains, and will read until the wee hours of the morning when he's in the middle of a great book. He has icy-blue eyes, a quick smile, and a memory that can't be beat...he's our human GPS and trivia champ.

3. I love anything old-fashioned...hand-stitched quilts, country clotheslines, aprons, porch swings, old farmhouses, auctions, gardening, county fairs, and farmers' markets. I'm always looking for simple pleasures found in the "everyday" days, and trying to bring the small town joys of  "Mayberry" to our own home.

4. Some of my favorite movies are old classics such as
North by Northwest, The Great Race, That Touch of Mink, Operation Petticoat, and Father Goose.

5. Per above...Cary Grant is definitely a favorite actor...what charm and charisma!

6. I spent 14 years as a Sr. Book Editor and Manager of Licensed Books. While it was great fun creating cookbook and lifestyle books, I definitely don't miss the deadlines and meetings!
These days you'll find me chasing kids, gardening, tinkering with spinning and weaving, making wreaths, or weaving baskets.
I usually have a camera in one hand, a cookbook in the other,
and wish-list for our next home renovation!

7. If I could sing, I'd love to be Elphaba in the musical Wicked. Now, that's if I could sing...which I can't. Enough said.

8. I'm still trying to master the ideal loaf of homemade bread...hats off to my family who have suffered and smiled through many a loaf that was less than, well, ideal.
(Now that's love.)

Enough about me...now to the fun part! It was hard to narrow down my list to just 8 blogs, but here are some terrific farmgirls I really think you'll enjoy meeting.

Just click on their blog names to pay them a visit!

1. Rural Revivial

2. Verde Farm

3. Lilac Lane Cottage 

4. Farmhouse Style

5. Front Porch Indiana

6. City Gal Moves to Oz Land

7. Flat Creek Farm

8. Farm Fresh Fun


  1. Really?! I am so honored, and flattered. It seems that today several things have conspired to remind me what I miss so much about blogging, friends, and self-sustainability. Working 2 jobs tends to make the memories of these things fuzzy. And I see you were in Oct/Nov issue of MaryJanesFarm magazine (congrats!) - I let my subscription lapse and I wish I hadn't. I love that magazine. I'll have to resubscribe.

    Anyway, thanks so much for the award and the mention, and maybe you've helped push me to get back on track with my blog and other great things on our homestead. :-)

  2. A well deserved award for you! I have loved your blog ever since I happenstance brought me to your 'door'. I look forward to every post and am never, ever disappointed. : )

    Thank you for the lovely note you left me today. It filled my day with sunshine more than you could know. I find your blog and writing inspiring and fresh and I am filled with admiration and respect for all that you share with us here.

    Be well!

    PS. I love old things too, nor can I sing but I try. Both cause much dismay to the twins!

  3. And, may I just say, I am honoured to be in such good company. I love these ladies! : )

  4. My pleasure, Mary! Your blog is always one I enjoy!

    Have a marvelous day!

    Warm regards,

    Tina :-)


  5. Thank you, Mary!! I appreciate this from the bottom of my little ol' pea pickin' heart ;) I always enjoy your posts, and you have a fabulous way with words. Also enjoyed your list, and number 4 gives me some good old movie ideas to take in the next lazy afternoon/evening I get. Thank you again!! Enjoy the rest of your week! -Tammy


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