Sunday, December 2, 2018

Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Had fun setting this little scene up.

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Still love my gingerbread!

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Asher enjoying the tree.

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Decided to do a more simpler look with the tree this year. No ornaments.

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Made this gingerbread wool applique years ago. One of my favorite pieces.

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I have a feeling December is going to fly by!

Mindy

Monday, October 15, 2018

A “Must Have” Book

Hi everyone, I wanted to share the release of this new book with you all, “Gatherings from the Good Earth” by Twila Fairbanks. I came to know Twila through her log cabin shop in Roca, Nebraska.  I spent a lot of memorable times at the cabin, visiting Twila, her shop and attending various classes and fun activities she held. It was there that I made my Maggie Bonanomi wool quilt, “Settler’s Pride!”   Twila has a way with words. I use to look forward to her newsletters she sent out from her shop. In fact, I saved a lot of them because I wanted to be able to go back and reread them.  Now, I have this wonderful book she has written, to enjoy.  I decided to read the foreward but then I skipped to September because I wanted to begin with the fall season that we are in.

Her book is available on Amazon but if you order it directly from the shop, (Good Earth Gatherings, link below) shipping is included as well as having it signed. 

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I look forward to following along month to month through the seasons making myself more aware of everything around me, to stop and thoroughly enjoy what each season brings my way.

Thank you Twila for putting your heart and soul into this book to share with countless others. I applaud you, job well done!

To learn more about Twila and her book, check out the website. www.goodearthgatherings.com 

For those of you on Facebook, Twila and her daughter also have a Facebook page Good Earth Gatherings. 

Blessings,

Mindy

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Dollar Tree

I saw some friends on Instagram talking about making some fall bouquets from faux flowers from the Dollar Tree, so I of course had to go check out the flowers there and this is what I came up with. 

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I was pleasantly surprised at how it came out!

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My purchase from Sweet Annie’s open house, a sweet little fall gathering.

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Have to share a little funny that happened today.  Rusty and I went out to eat at Raising Cane’s. They asked Rusty for his name after he placed our order.  Pretty soon we hear, “Rustic, your order is ready….Rustic.”    I guess you could say he’s a little rustic, lol! 

Mindy

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Happy Fall

Hello to the first day of Fall!

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Hubby got my scarecrow out and we found us some pumpkins so I think we’re good to go!

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I’ve had this fiber optic scarecrow for years and he still works. Every year I plug it in thinking it won’t work but he hasn’t failed me yet!

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Mindy

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Sunday Funday

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First, I'm going to give you the "sugar coated" post and then I'm going to give you the "reality" post. Sugar coated post--I've told my hubby many times how I would like some cornstalks to decorate with. Today he tells me he is going to put some up for me. What a sweetheart, he's always willing to make my "wants" come true, bless his heart! Ok, now here's the reality post--Hubby tells me he's going to put some cornstalks up for me so I excitedly go out to help him. It's right in the sun and it's hotter than hot. He's a fussin, cussin and sweatin the whole time! He's complaining that he is going to have to go without lunch because it's about time for the game (Vikings) to start! I'm out there rolling with laughter cause he can say the funniest things when he's mad! The neighbors probably thought we were crazy. But in all honesty, he really is a sweetheart and one of the reasons I love this guy so much is he is constantly making me laugh! He really does always try to make my "wants" come true even if he's not always crazy about some of them, lol!

Mindy

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Owl Makeover

I purchased the bigger owl last year and I just love him! I had this smaller owl and he was red, white and blue.

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I wish I would have thought to take a before picture but I guess I was in such a hurry to transform him I forgot all about taking a picture. Anyway, he kind of looked like this one only his eyes were bright red and his body was navy blue.

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So I thought why not paint him to resemble the one I had, so that is what I did and now I love him too!  It’s amazing what a little paint will do!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A Little More Fall…

Went to a Chalk Couture party. Never had heard of that before, but it was a lot of fun. I made the Pumpkin Spice sign you see hanging here.

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Love my letterboard! As always, it’s the little things that I get so excited about, hehe!

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Asher decided to add a little fall touch of his own to the coffee table. Feel free to replicate his idea!

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Awhile back I found this cute bag at Michaels at 80% off so it was $5.00.  Their flowers were 50% off I believe.  I shopped around and found some pretty ones but they were pretty pricey even at 50% off so I put them back and kept looking. Found some for $6 and some were even $1.49 so 50% off of that I could handle.

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This time of year I also enjoy burning candles! My favorite scents are baking or coffee smells. Mmmmmm, they smell so good. This is what I am currently burning…

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Interesting name I know, but to be honest with you, I do like nuts in my banana bread! Smile

Mindy


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Fall Decorating

I love to decorate for fall. I love this time of year, the feeling in the air, and the beautiful colors that autumn brings. It just has one big fault and that’s that it doesn’t last long enough!  Jasper always likes to get in on the decorating too!

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Found my battery operated candle.

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Got my little Scentsy Prairie pitcher warmer going!

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It’s a lot of work bringing everything out, I even had to take breaks!! Never thought I would see the day where I would ask myself, “Do I really want to bring that out, I’ll just have to put it back.”  I do enjoy it all once it’s done though, so it is worth it. Have you decorated yet? 

Fall Blessings,

Mindy


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

More flowers

Summer is quickly disappearing, and soon schools will be starting back up.  As always time keeps marching on!

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I always enjoy my water fountain, so relaxing to sit and listen to.

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Mandevilla

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Rose of Sharon

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Non stop Begonias

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Course, had to add another coneflower picture!

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Last but certainly not least, surprise just because flowers from hubby, he’s the best and definitely a keeper!

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Mindy


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Good Morning~

Coneflowers and Black Eyed Susans, my favorites!

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Hubby taking Asher on a little stroll.

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Paley says you have to know the password to enter! Silly cat, he loves to get up there!

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Just been enjoying the summer which is going by pretty fast I might add.

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Have a great day!

Mindy

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Time Flies

Wow, I can’t believe how fast June is moving right along.  Been spending time with our sweet little grandson.  He brings us so much joy, that’s for sure!

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We found a really nice playground he just loves to play at. He got grandpa to go down the slide with him.

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He has to study the animals in the tree!

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Had him in Target one day, don’t think he was impressed much, at least not that day! He’s so funny, he always puts his arms behind his head like that.

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Grandchildren…one of the greatest gifts your heart will ever know~

Mindy