November 28, 2011

I {love} Pinterest

A few of my favorite pins...

This makes me happy:)

Isn't June Allyson just too cute?!

...granny square afghan...the footstool...the bunny...yes, please!

fabulous Audrey

This send shivers down my spine.  Absolutely gorgeous.

I like.


Steve McQueen: The King of Cool

Happy Trails, y'all

November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

I hope you all have a wonderful day full of family, fellowship and feasting!

P.S. Have an epistemologically self-conscious Thanksgiving by reading this message or this message from Doug Phillips.

November 22, 2011

Give Thanks Blog Party


1. List three (little) things you wouldn't want to live without
hot chocolate, hairpins and kleenex

2. Name something you had to do without recently
winter gloves
(finally found a pair that matched;)

3. What are you most thankful for that you consider a luxury?
my wonderful prince charming horse, Bob

4. Name an item you use the most throughout your day
the computer ;)

5. What would life be like without the item listed in #4?

6. Name something that you use in the kitchen that you are thankful for
the crock-pot...and the food processor.

7. What is (one of ) the best earthly gift(s) you ever received?
besides my horse, either my dress form or my serger sewing machine.

8. Name a completly random thing you are thankful for
peanut butter

9. How often do you think about the item listed in #8?
not very often...but I love to eat it with a spoon.

10. Name something you recently acquired, that you have wanted for a long time
The Grey Sweater

11. Would you rather have #4, or #7?
oh, hard one.  I guess I'd rather have my sewing equipment.

12. Name one of your favorite things
my dog

13. Look around the room you are in, and name three things you enjoy in it
the microwave, the phone, my pink hoodie.

14. List three tools you use in your daily work that you are thankful for
buckets, scrub brushes and snow shovels

15. Name something that you sometimes wish you didn't have in your life, but that you would miss dreadfully if it were taken away
my nose...doesn't count? sheep?  it's a love-hate relationship;)

16. Post a picture (or ten) of something you are thankful for!



My animals...

November 20, 2011


I picked up 12 movies and a book at the library yesterday.  I could be snowed in for a week and not care=)  Any more than a week though, and I'd be broke from overdue fines.

My latest silver screen discovery: Tyrone Power

I think I just fell in love for the...7th time?  8th?  Whatever the number, I'm head over heels in love. ;)

It's his smile.  Beautiful!  Did I ever mention that I'm a sucker for a beautiful smile?  Well, I am.

Of course he looks awesome when he's not smiling, too.
Ok, sorry folks, moving on...

I love all the snow we got!  It's so beautiful!!  Thank you Father for snow.

That said, I do wish it had held off until I brought my ewes home.  Getting up our friend's driveway with a horse trailer is no picnic.  He's had experience though, and is an expert with his truck and chains so we'll make it work.

I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving at my grandparent's house=)

And then...Christmas!  I can't wait to pull out the Christmas music and movies and cut down a tree.

I had to take a break from crocheting.  My fingers were so tired, sore and stiff after my last binge.  They're fine now, so I guess I'll start working on Christmas presents.

I had the beginnings of an ear infection, but my dad is doctoring me up with all sorts of vile concoctions and vitamin pills. ;)  I'm starting to feel better now, thanks to him.

I hope you all have a wonderful, joyous Sunday!

November 15, 2011

Quotes, verses & words

Some of my favorite pins from my quotes, verses & words Pinterest board...

^ Amen to that ^

Totally in that 1%

This is exactly what it's like to be a night person.

Words of truth

Happy Trails, y'all!

November 14, 2011

New in the shop...

Wool & What-not is now offering...ruffle scarves!

I had no idea how fun these were until I made one for myself.  
Fun to wear and so very simple to make.


These would make wonderful gifts!  
In fact, a few of the people on my list will be getting these:)

Have a lovely evening, y'all!

November 13, 2011

Sharing the Blessings {no. 1}

 While I was doing the barn chores this evening, I started thinking about the family of Christ.  How there's a bond between believers.  On the internet, you meet a lot of people you didn't know existed.  You may never meet them in real life.  But when you're both believers, it's like you know them.  There's a bond.  Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.   You pray for each other and feel God's presence.   The brotherly love practically coming through the screen.  It's so very special.

I can't even begin to tell you all that is in my heart, but I want to say thank you to all of my sisters in Christ, those I know in real life and those whom I've never met, for your encouraging words, your love, your prayers and your faith.  You have no idea what a blessing you all are.


Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
Hebrews 10:22-24
Let brotherly love continue.  
Hebrews 13:1

November 12, 2011

Fall Fashion Challenge {Day Seven}

Howdy, folks!  Well, I'm tired but happy this evening.  We had a wonderful time at the Fall Folk Festival today listening to wonderful music and making new friends.  More about that in a later post.

I didn't have a chance to get really nice pictures of my outfit today, so you'll have to be happy with these mirror shots I took while at the festival;)

The last day, {Day Seven} of the Fall Fashion Challenge.
This has been so much fun - thank you for hosting Ashley!
The challenge for today was "wear a hat".
I love hats...but alas I did not wear one today.
I did wear a hat on Day 2 (I think that's what day), so maybe that can count;)

Sorry for the poor quality.  Frankly, I stink at mirror shots;)

~My Outfit~
Headband - Fred Meyer
Ruffle Scarf - crocheted by me
Cameo pin - ebay
The Grey Sweater - Amazon
Broomstick skirt - Cabelas
Happy Trails, y'all!

P.S. We did indeed get our first snow last night - about 6 inches. =)

November 11, 2011

Fall Fashion Challenge {Day Six}

Howdy folks!  It's {Day Six} of the Fall Fashion Challenge.
Today's challenge is "favorite fall trends".
I don't follow fashion trends normally, but some of this years trends are so me!

I did a bit of a combo on this one - plaid and western.
It's my default setting anyway;)

I wasn't going anywhere today, so I kept it very simple.

I saw a picture on Pinterest of a shirt that had buttons up the back like this.  It looked like a good way to fix a shirt that was too big, so I tried it.  And it worked wonderfully.

~My Outfit~
Plaid shirt - D&B Farm and Home
T-shirt - Fred Meyer
Denim Skirt - my favorite skirt ever!  I believe we bought it from a shop at the Denver airport a long, long, long time ago.  It's finally wearing out. :(
Cowgirl Boots - D&B Farm and Home

Happy Trails, y'all!


I was planning on posting something on this date and after clicking around the internet this morning I see that I am not alone in this.  Very fun:)

In honor of 11/11/11 here are eleven things...

1. It looks like we're going to get our first somewhat official snow tonight.  =)

2. I love the snow, but I wouldn't mind if it held off until we bring my ewes home from visiting Earl the ram.  Their driveway is not fun when there's snow on the ground, especially if you're pulling a horse trailer.  But we'll make it work if we have to.

3. Tomorrow is the Fall Folk Festival in Spokane.  Music, music, music...  And to make it even more fun, we're kidnapping Kellie and bringing her, too!  We're planning on wearing our matching grey sweaters:)

4. The bands I'm looking forward to hearing are The North Idaho Hat Band (my brother's band), and The Portatos.

 5. Chip from Chipmunk's Corner plays her accordion with The Portatos.  Kellie, who is an excellent accordionist herself, has been wanting to meet her for a long time.  And now she's going to. :)

6. A warm mug of hot chocolate on a frosty morning is heavenly.

7. Something the Lord has been reminding me of lately is how much He loves me.  The fact that He loves me still blows my mind whenever I think about it.  He loves me.  Wow.

8. I've been figuring out what to get my family for Christmas.  My dad is so hard to buy for.  Anybody else have trouble buying for their dad?  Alex is easy - a Cabelas gift card will do nicely.  I think I'm going to buy Ben-Hur (with Charlton Heston) for my mom.  She loves that movie.  Me too, but that's beside the point...;)  I know what I'm going to get my cousins, but I can't tell you because Abbie and Sarah Jo read this blog. 

9. I'm trying in vain to think of something I can make for Kellie's little sisters.  I always give them "Tasha-made-its".  A Tasha-made-it is something I've crocheted and sometimes something I've sewn.  Last year they all got hooded scarves.  I'll think of something...

10. Psst - 50 followers could possibly bring on a giveaway.  Just sayin'...

11. I've got to come up with an outfit for today's Fall Fashion Challenge.  The theme is "your favorite 2011 fall trend".

Have a lovely day, y'all!

November 10, 2011

Fall Fashion Challenge {Day Five}

Hello everyone!  I hope you're all having a lovely day today!
The day got away from me yesterday and I didn't get pictures of my day four outfit.  I really wanted to do day four because the theme was "your favorite era".  My favorite era fashion wise is the 40s and 50s.  From the outfits I saw, it's a lot of you girls favorite, too:)

Anyway, it is now {Day Five} of the Fall Fashion Challenge and the challenge for today is...Polka Dots!

I love polka dots.  That being so, it's rather shocking that I only have one item in my closet with polka dots!
Very shocking indeed.

My brother's horse Dewey kindly consented to pose with me.  
I saw kindly because he isn't very fond of me.  
I have no idea why, except that he's a one person horse and adores my brother.  
But he does enjoying posing for the camera;)
My own horse, Bob, was far too dirty to take pictures with.  
One of the problems a white horse has this time of year.

Please pardon my headless state - the sun was shinning right in my eyes and my smile looked more like a grimace of pain.  That and my eyes were closed;)

~My Outfit~
Brown Baby Cable Cardigan - JC Penny's (bought it the other day on sale for 1/2 price! =)
Blouse - made by me (same pattern as my Day Four blouse)
Denim Skirt - made by me (my favorite 1/2 circle skirt)
Petticoat - made by me (1/2 circle flannel with hand crocheted lace trim)
Boots - I asked my mom and she thinks we got them from Foot Smart.  Can't be sure, though.

Happy Trails y'all!