June 27, 2014

Photo a Day // June // Weeks 1, 2, & 3

O N E | Snickerdoodles, fresh from the oven.

T W O | Tomatoes and nasturtiums in the garden.

T H R E E | What can I say? I love our old truck and it was "golden hour".

F O U R | Working on Jenny's bridal shower/wedding present.  Kind of loving the colors!

F I V E | Kitty in a box.

S I X | Clearing some trees on the property line at Hank's house.  We're putting in a perimeter fence, which is going to be awesome!

S E V E N | Candy Land.

E I G H T | Peonies from Hank's yard.  He's so sweet. *smile*

N I N E | Enjoying my Grandma Barb and Aunt Liz's visit!  They're here until Tuesday!! :D

T E N | Alex gets the credit for this fantastic photo of Maryann!

June 14, 2014

Violet Hat & Sale // New in the Shop

o u t f i t
Bow Slouch Hat in Violet // Wool & Whatnot
cream tee & teal tank top // thrifted {Dazzle}
gingham skirt // made by me
flip flops // gifted

And the {100 Sales} shop sale begins today!
Use this coupon code to get 15% off site wide: 100SALES

June 13, 2014

Adventurous. Also, wimpy.

So, what's with the post title?  Adventurous and wimpy?  Yup, that's me in a nutshell.  That's what my bro tells me and, frankly, it's quite true.  I admit it, without shame.  It's just the way I am.  I would be ashamed if it weren't for the fact that I do do things that I'm scared to try.  Example: shooting a shotgun.

Ooh, yeah.  Shooting is fun!  Especially with my young man grinning at me every time I hit the targets. Which makes me grin just thinking about him grinning at me.  Which is very wonderful, indeed. *grin*

Hank shot the 12 gauge first to show me how much it would kick since I was a bit, shall we say...concerned? And, because he's such a sweet and wonderful guy, Hank showed me exactly how to place my feet and hold the gun so I wouldn't wind up on my rear, admiring the beautiful clouds above.  I like him.  He's nice.  Really nice...  *sappy smile* Okay...and moving on.

We were shooting in the small valley behind our house that has been designated "the shooting range", and Alex joined us with his .22 rifle.  Which was awesome.

The arsenal for the day - 20 gauge shotgun, .22 bolt action with a scope, .22 lever action (my favorite), plus the .22 semi-automatic pistol and the 12 gauge shotgun.

It was fun shooting the shotguns, sorta...okay, I really didn't enjoy that except for Hank being so proud of me and the fact that I actually did it.  I did it!  But I still prefer the .22 rifle.

Setting up the targets again.  We had everything from legitimate store bought swinging targets, to rocks sprayed with paint, to cans on top of bushes.  Plenty of variety and plenty of fun!  The cans are my favorite to shoot, although the swinging targets are pretty cool.

Look Squeakie, I killed a weed! Not an actual Hank quote, but basically...yeah, he killed a mullein weed.  And he calls me Squeakie because my voice sounds so high and squeaky on the phone.  I rather like it...in fact, I like it a lot.  Basically, I like everything he calls me...except he's not allowed to call me "babe".
Not ever.  He did once...  Silly boy. 

Also, doesn't he look so cute with his glasses?  I think so. *smile*

Do I feel safe and protected?  You bet your boots I do!

And I have a surprise for you...a vlog!  Enjoy!

Have you ever shot a shotgun?  Would you, given the chance?  I want to know!

June 12, 2014

I Shall Not Want // On the Farm

Sweet Pea, peeking around the tree, with various babies.
I'm assuming that two are her lambs, but they all look really similar this year. ;)

btw, I didn't boost the color or anything when I edited these photos - the grass is so green!

Maggie and her lamb Gilligan.

I believe this is Susan, one of Emma's lambs...but I could be wrong.  I know that's Katniss behind her.

Gilligan picked up this "nibbling on everything in sight" trick from his mommy Maggie, aka The Nibblin' Lamb. *wink*

Aww...Gilligan is so cute and growing so well.
Beautiful green grass, deep shade...there's nothing that brings me more peace than watching my sheep enjoy grazing in the orchard and knowing that they rely on me for their every need.  We're so often compared to sheep in the Bible.  Easily distracted by juicy grass in the next field, going the opposite direction of where we should go, not content with what we already have.  But when we trust our Shepherd completely, it's the most natural thing in the world to follow Him wherever He may lead, and to be content where He has placed us.   

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Psalm 23

June 10, 2014

{100 Sales} Shop Sale | Wool & Whatnot

Help Wool & Whatnot reach 100 sales!
June 14th - 28th everything in the shop will be 15% off!
See you there!

If my bloggy friends want to share about the sale on their blogs, that would be lovely!
You can use the photo spread above!  Thanks! :)

June 7, 2014

Photo a Day // June // Week One

O N E | Whovians, you know. 

T W O | Getting the house ready for my Grandma Barb and Aunt Liz to visit!  I can't wait!! *big grin*

T H R E E | Sorting through drawers and finding a bunch of my 4-H dog and horse show ribbons.  I was hoping to clear some of them out, but I don't really want to throw any of them away.  Any creative upcycle ideas for award ribbons out there?

F O U R | Sheep shearing with Hank.  Incidentally, the ram he's shearing here is the daddy of my lambs.

F I V E | A neat Chevy truck at one of the places Hank sheared.

S I X | I cleaned up Dewey and took some pictures.  Hopefully we'll have him sold and at a good home soon.

S E V E N | Hank and his nieces. *smile*

June 4, 2014

When I'm With You // New in the Shop

o u t f i t
bow slouch hat in Vanilla // Wool & Whatnot
cardi // gifted
peach tee / denim skirt / brown flats // thrifted {Goodwill}
necklace // stolen from my mom...let's just call it what it is. ;)

Want to know something awesome?  You can wear your bow slouch hat during the spring and summer, too!  Still feel light and cool as a breeze while adding some style and interest to your outfits.  I've never really worn any hats besides sun hats during this time of year, but I love wearing my bow hats!

Do you enjoy wearing hats?  I want to know!