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Getting My Act Together

At the beginning of the year I was challenged to come up with a word to focus on this year. I couldn’t really come up with a specific word, but I had the general idea that I wanted to “get my act together.” I bought a cute planner and decided I was going to be organized. I love my planner and it is a great start, but sometimes it gets lost on the mess of my…

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Sweet Caroline

My great-grandmother, Caroline, was Bohemian; so “boho” means a little something different to me because I think of her.  I remember her fierce hugs and the stories of her spunk and determination. Widowed, with three young children, she moved from the city to rural PA and married a bachelor farmer.  I have always thought she was brave, and I wouldn’t be here if she hadn’t taken a chance. Characteristic of her generation, she was very resourceful.…

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How to get the authentic farmhouse look in 5 easy steps

Fixer Upper seems to have sparked a huge decorating trend. Everyone wants the “farmhouse look” in their homes. I grew up on a farm. We have a little farmette now. I have a little bit of insider perspective. So, here is how to get the farmhouse look in 5 easy steps. 1. Buy a farm. I never said it was gonna’ be cheap. 2. Get some animals. It seems like everyone starts with chickens. That is…

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WIP Wednesday ~ SPRING!

I am so happy that spring is finally here! I needed some sunshine!!! The flip-flopping spring teaser weather the past few weeks had been pretty disappointing. I was kind of in a mood and I ended up not finishing the girls’ Easter dresses. I just didn’t feel like it. I will finish them all eventually, but I am not stressing out about it. I have 3 1/2 done and need to do a lot of…

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Independence Day Dresses

I felt like making dresses for the girls again this year. Don’t be too impressed, though. These were super easy! I just whipped up some peasant dresses, but shortened the length and sleeves a bit. For the youngest daughter, I also decreased the width. (See my fast peasant dress sewing tutorial HERE.) Then, in my quest to use up my patriotic fabric stash (see HERE), I added these big blue and white starry bows. I…

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Summertime on the “Wanna Be” Farm

So, I haven’t been blogging very much lately, but that is because there is a lot of summer stuff going on around here.  I taught the girls to make clover chains last week. I was thinking about it and I wonder if that will become a “lost art” one day… When/if the kids get their small list of chores done, they get a chance to jump into the new pool. Lately, they had better hurry…

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