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Monday, August 31, 2015

Celebrations and Shows!

 It is back to work and getting ready for celebrations and local shows!
This celebration starts today for the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team on Etsy.
Type in FFFOFG in the search bar on Etsy to see all the brand new creations!
Here are the ones I painted for this celebration:




I am also getting ready for a local show Simple Treasures Boutique.
Here is the link to the address:

My art work is the green framed trio of spooks!
So ready or not it is back to work for me!
Hope you all had an enjoyable weekend and are ready for a new week!
Barb

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

So Long Summer?????

I do not think I have ever had a summer as busy as this one.
The roof.......
A HS graduation.
High Adventure Scout Camp.
Scout meetings--living in my car.
Hail storm...dead garden.
Scout meetings--living in my car.
One kid to Washington D.C. with the FCCLA.
Wisdom teeth out on a Kid.
Scout meetings--still living in my car.
Week long Scout Camp in the High Uintas.
One kid to St Louis to see sights and on to Michigan for a National Order of the Arrow Scouting Celebration of 150 years.
Recovering garden, producing what.....ZUCCHINI!
Painting for a show in September.
To Michigan to see family.
A stop in Kinkora, Canada to see where my husband's family had a homestead.  
We were able to see the wonderful old church and the grave yard.  
My husband's favorite place to hang out..."The Marble Forest" as he calls it!

Then to Niagara Falls!!!




Now home.
Cutting Barn wood!
 I have a Kid in College and a Kid in High School.
But the speed of life is still too quick for me.
  Scout meetings--living in my car still!!
We really need to go school shopping!!
And painting for the upcoming shows and celebrations!!
After reading this I could really use a NAP.
Hoping you are all doing well and not as busy!
Enjoy Life...at whatever speed it is going!!
Barb




Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!!

Wishing you a wonderful day filled with family, friends, food, and fireworks!!
Enjoy,
Barb

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Recap of June!!

  June was a crazy busy month here in our little piece of the world.
We stripped the shingles off the house and shored up all the "soft" spots.
This equaled five trips to the dump and one to the metal recycling plant. 
We got all the water proofing down on the roof just in time for a HUGE rain storm to hit! A down pour like this in a few minutes scares us desert dwellers.
We survived but many houses around us had flooding in their basements.
Let the shingle laying begin!
What a huge project.
In between all this my daughter graduated from High School. 
As you can see from all the cords around her neck she earned many awards.  She makes us proud.
With any project around here, there is always a Sunday you have to get on the roof with your Sunday best on to fix something on the roof....glad he did not do a header off the roof.  It was worth going to church after this!!

So in between all this madness there were birthdays, my niece's wedding, Father's Day, Scout Camp, out of town visitors....you get the idea.  The list is long.
Yes, even had a couple of custom orders to do.
This is just one of them and I love how this turned out!!
Now do I dare hope that July might be any slower and a bit more relaxing?
I don't think so by looking at my calendar!
Hope you all are enjoying your summer at a slower pace!
Enjoy,
Barb



Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day!!

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!
We were suppose to be re-shingling our roof this weekend with some help from my brothers but with all the rain we have had we had to postpone doing the roof.
We will be having a picnic with family here.
I guess the roof will be done over the coarse of the summer.
It always comes down to the best laid plans!
Enjoy your holiday,
Barb

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Taste of Summer Celebration!

 These were a few of the new items I have in my shop for the Taste of Summer Celebration with the Old Farmhouse Gathering team on Etsy.
 I LOVE watermelon!
 
 I LOVE Sunflowers!! 
 
This is all around just the feel of summer!
So WELCOME Summer!!
It will be raining here for the most part all of the weekend and next week!
We need the rain so it is welcomed too!
Enjoy your weekend,
Barb