September 23, 2016

A Bit of Fall

Things have definetely started to feel like Fall around here......finally.  Southern Idaho can be extremely hot and dry for most of the summer months and the rain today is a welcome reprive.  The storms off the coast of Mexico are helping us out with the much needed moisture.  It's been raining two days straight and I'd bet a pay check that we have had more rain in the last 48 hours then we've had in two years put together.
We've been harvesting over here.  The apples have just about finished ripeneing and in the meantime the pears have been picked, eaten, and bottled.  The plumbs have been enjoyed, dried, and made into jelly by my wonderful hubby.  And sunflowers have been gracing our table for weeks now. 
I am lamenting because I will be putting all my fall decor into moving boxes instead of in my house this year.  But, moving into my dream home is well worth it!  
I am just praying I make it through the stress of moving........this will be the last time for sure. 

Happy Fall

July 15, 2016

Antique Fun

I have not been antiquing or put anything new in the house for a while because I have been doing nothing but working and taking care of children for the past nine months.  It was so nice to be able to spend some time this summer to poke around a few antique shops and find some treasures.  My favorite  places to shop include: The Jailhouse Antique store in Bear Lake Idaho, The Rusty Cow Antique Shoppe in Cloverdale Oregon, Real Deals, and believe it or not Deseret Book here in Twin Falls.  They have a whole section dedicated to early pioneer decor.   

At the Jailhouse I found this pretty little counter scale.  I had been looking a long time and was so excited to see they had several nice one's.  Coincidently the hanging scale I have in the dining room came from there too.  I am a sucker for patina so of course the box was grabbed up and I love the blue canning jars so that had to be bought as well.  

 It was girl's day out in Oregon so the first stop was at the Rusty Cow.  Any shop that mixes antiques with modern day decor really appeals to me because that's how I have my home.  I found a hand crochetted doily, a mint condition butter mold (which she sold me for a really good price comparitivly), a really sweet set of utensils with cup, baking powder tin, and a pioneer doll. 

Someday I think it would be fun to own my own little shop filled with the things I love.  It would be a dream to spend all day there moving things around and making displays. 

June 30, 2016

Americana 2016

My most favorite time of the year to decorate for is the Summer.  I put up Americana on June 21 which is the summer solstice and also my birthday.  It stays until the week after school starts.  A lot of my little bowl fillers and shelf sitters were given to me by dear blogging friends and it's so nice to look into nooks and crannies and be reminded of such love. 

 For Christmas my husband bought me my first set of China including wine glasses and silverware.  I needed a place to display them and looked for a long time for a hutch that was just perfect.  I looked all over the internet and and in furniture stores and nothing ever was good enough.  I had all but given up the hunt.  Then one Saturday we stopped at Real Deals just for fun.  That's when I saw this pretty hutch and immediately I knew that was it.  It only took me two seconds to know and two more hours to have it in the house and filled. 
Hoping your are enjoying your Summer

April 22, 2016

Spring 2016

Spring decor went up a little late this year.  With holding a job that takes me away from the house all day, it got put on the back burner.  It took having company to push me to really get it done.  

This little bird's name is Honesty.  We were in a home decor store and Baby had picked it up and was flying it around as we shopped. As we were leaving I told her to put it down and then she dropped it on the floor. It's back tail broke off and part of the beak got chipped.  It was a learning opportunity for her to be honest.  So we told the cashier what had happened through a bought of tears.  Baby was so afraid of getting in trouble.  The manager told us it was ok and that we didn't need to pay, but I said no because we needed to fix the mistake.  So we bought the broken bird, named her Honesty, and fixed her tail.  She sits in our home by the front door to remind us all to be honest in all we do.

Thank goodness it's Spring!

March 17, 2016


For years I've always wanted to capture the sun through the trees while they are bare.  I am usually in the car driving without a camera anytime I see the breathtaking beautiful silhouettes.  On this chilly March morning, I was driving the kids to school when the sun was just right.  I knew I only had moments until the light was gone and sped my way into the school parking lot for some shots.  Only problem was I didn't have my good camera, just my phone. I am still pleased with the photos I got.  I photo shopped the second one just for fun and the third is a bit washed out, but the first is my favorite and the one I am most proud of. 

Wishing you a chilly March morning

February 05, 2016

Primitive Love

I don't usually add too much in for Valentin's Day, but it is fun to have some splashes of red and some hearts here and there.  I am not a heart lover, but for Valentine's Day I'll make an ecception. 

Happy Valentine's Day

October 01, 2015

Fall 2015

Summer decor goes down and Fall decor goes up the week after school starts.  The first of October is when I add the Halloween touches in.  This is my entry way and I have loved priming this corner out each new season and holiday. The little ladder was a gift from my Sister-in-Law.   I made the shelf sitter witch a couple of years ago and named her Tula.  Every piece I own has a story and a memory and I love that my house has so much meaning to me.  

 Happy Fall Y'All.