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How I’m learning how to quilt

When our oldest son was born, my Grandma gave him the cutest baby quilt that had little farmer men on it.  She had given me one when I was born too.  It had those Holly Hobbie looking boys and girls on it because they didn’t know what my…

Gardening in Colorado {links to some good info for us CO garden newbies}

I have grown up around gardens.  When I was a young girl, we lived next door to my Grandma who had a very large garden behind our house.  Since we lived in a rural community, it wasn’t unusual for people to invite us over to pick from their…

About the blog {garden & hobbies}

Gardening has always been in my blood.  My Grandpa’s Dad was a rice farmer and my Grandma’s Dad was a cotton farmer.  When I was little, I spent time outside working with my Grandma in her garden.  One of my fondest memories is one where we…

Goals {June}

Here we are half way through the month of June, and I’m just now setting my goals for the month!  However late I may be, having a few goals set, and then posting them here on the blog, gives me some focus and accountability…and my life…

May goals

On Friday, I was accused of over-reacting by one of my teenagers. You see, I have a small fear of thunderstorms.  (Could it be because lightning struck my childhood home, and caught the guest bedroom on fire?  I think so.) But as the sky darkened, the thunder clapped,  the…

Using actions to simplify photo editing {and my favorite actions}

About a year or so ago, I decided to dip my toe into starting a photography business.  Before I began the business, I wanted to be completely comfortable with my equipment and with the editing of photos.  So I have made an effort to practice with my camera and learn…

Granny squares {are easy}

  I am mom to five busy kids, which means I often find myself sitting and waiting.  And as much as I love to read, it is incredibly hard for me concentrate on a book in a room full of people holding conversations.  So I needed something to do while…

{Prudent Cottage Living} Spray paint magic

I have discovered the magic of spray paint!   It can turn the plain or ugly-colored into the perfect piece for our little cottage. Months ago we brought two little owl figurines home from a garage sale.  They were cute little brown owls, but I wanted them to pop and…

It’s all in the family { photoshoot }

So you may or may not know that I’ve been trying to get a photography business off of the ground.  And I was thrilled to have my first-ever, “real” (that is…not my own kids) family photoshoot a few weeks ago.   My kids were…