January 23, 2015

Photo-a-Day + Link-up | January {week three}

ONE & TWO | Jenga with my bro.  This is the game that I received at my bridal shower - everyone wrote words of wisdom about marriage on the blocks.  Love it!


THREE | These hot sauce packets caught our eye. *smile*

FOUR & FIVE | Eagle watching!  It was really windy, and the eagles were high above the lake, enjoying the currents.  I used my 55mm-200mm lens, but Hank gets the credit for the above picture.


SIX | An embroidery project - it's a line from Alice in Wonderland, one of my favorites.

SEVEN | Duck eggs!

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Now it's your turn!  
Post your photo-a-day pictures on your blog, then share the link in the link-y below!

Link-up Rules:
Follow my blog via GFC, Bloglovin', or email - so you can keep updated on link-up info!
Include a link to my blog in your post.
Please link to your photo post, not your blog home page.
Most of all, have fun exploring and sharing the world around you through your camera lens!

This link-y will be open until January 30th, so you have a whole week to get your post up and share your photos.

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Who will link-up this week?  I can't wait to see!

January 22, 2015

It's Awesome + Shop Sale

It's awesome doing an "It's awesome" post!  It's been a while!

It's awesome talking to my nieces on the phone.  I can't always understand what they're saying, but they seem happy as long as I'm excited to listen to them.

It's awesome coming home from Open Arms and find that Hank has used his day off to do 4 loads of laundry and do all of the dishes and bake chocolate chip cookies!

It's awesome having a husband that awesome.  He blesses and encourages me every day and I'm so thankful for him.

It's awesome having time to revamp the blog, which is what I'll be working on soon. Stay tuned!

It's awesome that I also have time to work on new products for the shop - stay tuned for that as well!

It's awesome just being alive.  Having eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart to love others as Christ loves me.  Taking time to appreciate the little things in life.

It's awesome that my ducks are laying again.  Seriously awesome...and yummy!

It's awesome that I'm going to crochet day at Jenny's again!  Today is our first one since...June?  Yikes!  I'm so excited!  It's even more fun now that Jenny is my sister and Heather is my cousin. :)

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So, after all that awesome, I have a quick shop announcement...


Yes, this is your last chance to own a Wool & Whatnot bow slouch hat!
30% off from Jan 24th - Feb 14th, and then they're gone.

During the closeout sale, you'll save on the rest of my winter inventory - embroidered gloves and ruffle scarves!  I'm discontinuing most of the ruffle scarf colors, so this will be your last chance for those, too.

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I'd better hurry up and get ready to go to crochet day.  Have a lovely day, everyone!

What's awesome in your life?  I want to know!


January 17, 2015

Photo-A-Day + Link-up | January {week two}

ONE | Through my kitchen window.  Ignore the dirtiness of the window.  I thank you.

TWO | Return of the purple tulip!  I may or may not have squealed, "Ooh!  Pretty flowers!!" while at the grocery store with Hank, so he had to buy them for me. *wink*

THREE | Smudge the kitty sitting around with Emma and Phrionnsa.

FOUR | Our wedding vows.  Pastor Paul did such a beautiful job on the ceremony and vows.

FIVE | My "craft room", such as it is.  Needs a bit of organizing.

SIX | Bonnie napping in front of the stove.

SEVEN | Our cute little house.

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Now it's your turn!  
Post your photo-a-day pictures on your blog, then share the link in the link-y below!

Link-up Rules:
Follow my blog via GFC, Bloglovin', or email - so you can keep updated on link-up info!
Include a link to my blog in your post.
Please link to your photo post, not your blog home page.
Most of all, have fun exploring and sharing the world around you through your camera lens!

This link-y will be open until January 23rd, so you have a whole week to get your post up and share your photos.

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I can't wait to see your photos!

January 9, 2015

Photo-a-Day + News | January {week one}

This first week and a half of 2015 has been incredible.  If this is any indication of how the rest or the year will unfold, it's going to be a fantastic one!

The delightful and fabulous news, is that my bestie is engaged! *huge smile*  I'm so, so happy for my dearest Kellie.  Praise the Lord for bringing them together!  I rejoice in this new adventure that Kellie and Christopher are beginning together, and I'm more than  a little excited to be the Matron of Honor. *grin*

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ONE | Hank's brother came from Wisconsin for Christmas and they had fun shooting guns when he visited our house.
TWO | The Bonnie dog.
THREE | Smudge, the kitty cat.  She's supposed to be outside...but when the cats away, the mice will play!  Except, it's the cat who's playing, so that makes Hank a...oh, never mind.
FOUR | Sheepies!  The black face on the left is Ellie and the smaller one is her daughter Seven.  In the front (l-r) are Helen, Phrionnsa (pronounced "Frunsa" which is Gaelic for "princess"), and Laura.
FIVE | Ta-da!  The diffuser!
SIX | Some intense thank you note writing has been going on here.  The end is near...one way or the other!
SEVEN | We've caught this family of elk munching our hay several times!
EIGHT | This horse gets loose and comes visit the next door buffet, too.  We just lead him back home and leave him there.
NINE | Beautiful hand dyed wool yarn from my sister-in-law Molly.
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We finally got some real snow...after Christmas.  *sigh*  There was a tiny bit of snow Christmas morning, which was enough to put us in the Christmas spirit, but not real snow.  This, is real snow.

I reintroduced Hank to Psych this past week.  We watched the pilot episode while we were courting, but didn't have time for anything more.  Only a few episodes into Season 1, and Hank is wanting to watch the show every evening.  A Psych-O is born! *grin*

Originally, I thought essential oils sounded, well...silly.  At the very least, they couldn't be as amazing as so many people say they are.  That point of view was altered when I had an ear infection and my sister-in-law gave me some Lemon oil to use.  The discomfort was pretty much gone within a day.  So, we ordered a starter pack from Young Living and are learning a bit about essential oils.  We just got the diffuser, and I love it.  I'm hoping it will help with my headaches and the winter dryness that makes me stuffy.

Photo a day might be a bit sporadic until I get my new camera battery charger in the mail.  I misplaced mine (yeah, I lost it) somewhere during our honeymoon travels. *sheepish smile*

And that's all I can think of to share right now.  Hank should be home any minute now and I can't wait to give him a big hug and a kiss!

What do you think of turning this year's photo-a-day into a link-up?
Would you link-up?  I want to know!