April 02, 2014

Snippets of Spring

There is nothing like Spring and being able to refresh the house with sweet flowers (even if they are silk) and pretty colors. 
I like to think about what the pioneer women might have had to bring into their cabins, shanties, soddies, or dugouts, to make thier home more beautiful and happy for their loved ones.
I know it would have been all the wonderful wild flowers growing around.  They would have filled pots, bowls, metal dishes, or whatever they had with them.  
Happy Spring Day!

March 08, 2014

Spring Mantel

I can't tell you how happy I am that Spring has arrived.  
It has been so long since I have wanted to dive in and change things up.  So when the mood hit, I knew I had to act fast.  
I found my inspiration and I didn't deviate too much from there.  Accept, for some reason, my disply looks a little more shabby than I like.  I was lamenting all night though because Hubby and I were cleaning out the garage last Fall and threw away a cubby shelf that would have been perfect for this display. It really would have primmed it up well.  Argh, I never thought in a million years I would need it!  Never again will I throw things away.  
"Middle" already commendeerd my porcelain birds and they have been flying all over the house.
Happy Spring Everyone!

Frosty January

Not much snow to speak of here, but the frost has been unbelievable.  These photos don't do Jack justice.  For 2 weeks straight we had frost and inch thick all over the trees and bushes.  The clouds were low and everything was so beautiful.

Bundle up my friends.

December 25, 2013

Christmas Snippets

Just a few snippets from the Christmas decor.  If I photoshoped all of them to post it would take me all season.  

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.  

November 19, 2013

Grungy Pioneer Make-Do

Last year they were bowl fillers, year before they were shelf sitters, and this year they are make-do's.  No matter what they are, they are going to be in my home for years.  They are a constant reminder to me that I can make anything I want and a reminder to my children that I can stitch mouths shut!!! Ha Ha Ha. No seriously though, their mouths are kinda strange.  That's what I love about them.
 Have a wonderful Fall Day!

July 19, 2013

Beautiful Bear Lake

I don't know how many posts I have done on the Bear Lake Valley.  
I show new pictures every time go.  Taking a drive around the valley and lake to photograph is one of the things I look forward to the most.  

Sometimes I wish I lived here instead of just having to visit.  I could just step out my back patio and photograph all day.  It sure would be a life style change.  Hubby would have to most likely commute through the Logan Canyon to work in Utah and I would have to learn to be a country girl.  Most people here own plenty of land with cows, chickens, dogs, cats, pigs, horses, etc.  I would have to become a good online shopper and be willing to drive a ways for things.
Oh, but the air would be so crisp and clean, the surroundings so beautiful, the mountains just seconds away, a more meaningful lifestyle, and a place where roots could grow deeper.
I know what I am thinking about today:)

June 25, 2013

Primitive Americana Decor

Aside from Christmas, the 4th of July is my most favorite holiday.  I love the stars and stripes, but don't want my house covered in them all year.  I bring them out after the 21st of June and they stay until the mid August.  Then I plan to decorate for my most favorite season which is Fall.  That's how it goes around here.  The house evolves with each new Season and Holiday.  I know that's how it is for most of you.  I am not sure anyone notices or cares around here though, but someday when they are older, they will appreciate how Mom is.  

Each piece of decor has a story and I know exactly how it came to me.  I have had many loving friends add to my collection, a few of the items I have created by my own hands, and some have been purchased.  
Man, I love prim.  What's not to love?

 Thank you to all who took the time to send me wonderful Birthday wishes:)  I appreciate each and every one! 
I hope you are having a wonderful summer.  Thanks for stopping by to visit.