Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #133

DSCN3546Happy Fall!  I feel like with the time change it has really hit me that autumn is here and Thanksgiving is around the corner.  I LOVE Thanksgiving.  It is my favorite of all holidays. I am finding myself in a total nest mode this week! Shortly I will transition to holiday mode and I will be baking, cooking, crafting, sewing and decorating.  For now, I will take just getting things in order around here.

Speaking of getting things in order makes me think of renovations and remodels since we are in the midst of those too. That explains why I was so taken by this AWESOME idea from Dawna at Prairie Girl. 

Look at this fantabulous decorating idea she and her hubby had in a room they are renovating!  Is this not the best?  It makes me want to go out to the pole barn and find a ladder, a wall and transform it to be as cute as this!

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What is happening with you this week?  Are you nesting or trying something new?  Are you geared up already for holidays or are you in a mood for tea and a magazine or book?  Whatever you are up to, share it with us on this week’s blog hop!

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE FARMGIRL SISTERHOOD to join the FARMGIRL/BOY FRIDAY BLOG HOP.  But why would you not want to be? I feel like I have “found my people” here! 🙂 

Friday Blog Hop

 

So let’s get going!

Who are your hostesses? Be sure to visit them and see what they are up to.  Say “hello” while you are there!”

Deb of Dandelion House (our blog hop founder and hostess primo)
And the rules…. simple, but here they are:
1.) Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Share what being a farmgirl means to you. Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals,  quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!
2). Leave your entry in the  Linky tools space to your  Farmgirl Friday post.
3). Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends!
4.) Enter up to three entries per hop!

Be sure to leave a note if you’re new to the hop! If you haven’t clicked that follow button yet, please join us and be sure to stop by our FACEBOOK page and like us there too!

As always, thank you for your continued participation and welcome to our new friends and followers! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! See you on the hop!

PS. This is a blog hop, so please share it with your friends by copying the code at the bottom of this post and including it into your weekly entry! 

Fall Birthday Day Trip

DSCN3540I love having a birthday in the fall!  It is such a beautiful time of year, weather is great and the season just screams for a day trip.  Being in Indiana, we ventured to Brown County and Nashville Indiana for a day to celebrate my birthday and the fall.  Brown Country has parks and trails gallore.  And Nashville is a wonderful craft filled town with rows of shops and yummy places to grab a bite or treat.

 

 

The weather was perfect for our venture and we started by hiking and just taking in the view.  Leaves are turning and falling from the trees.  I could not have written a better script than what was given to us that day.  Simply beautiful.

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On our hike we stumbled upon this great outdoor amphitheater.  We must look up to see what goes on here.  Isn’t it lovely?

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We went into Nashville then for an afternoon of browsing and shopping.  Nashville is what I like to refer to as an artsy town.  There is so much creative energy flowing.  It inspires a “non shopper” like me to shop and gives me oodles of ideas to try at home.  Here is hubby with his new found friend. that welcomed him into her shop to view (and buy) her wares!

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The shops show off their merchandise inside and out.  Isn’t this so cute?  It makes you want every single item on your porch at home!  I will show you pics of my selections at the end of my day when I unpacked at home! (so keep reading)

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On the way home, we stopped to buy pumpkins.  This barn was awesome.  You can also pick your own pumpkins here.  We were a little late to do that, so we just got some that were already on display.

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The real surprise however were the alpacas that they have!  Aren’t they wonderful?

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We headed back home and it was so fun to unpack my goodies that we had gotten.  Since I have a new found love for chickens, but we don’t have any yet, I have been finding other ways to enjoy them.  (Remember Gus the Rooster on my pole barn?).  Take a look at these cuties for my kitchen:

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BUT the craftiness doesn’t stop in Nashville.  I received awesome gifts from my daughters for our gardens.  Look at these great veggie markers from spoons, corks and hemp.  I love them and cannot wait to put them outside.

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Also for our garden are number markers.  I have 7 beds currently and I am starting to get them confused!  Here are a couple of the bed markers so I can keep them straight.  How great are these?  What wonderful gifts for my gardens and me!

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And what would a day trip be without a visit to Life is Good and a new T shirt?  Look at the PERFECT one that I found!

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Appropriate for our muddy cool weather are the great MUCKS that hubby got me!  I cannot wait to slosh around in the dirt with these babies!

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So happy birthday to me!

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And Happy FALL to ALL!  Thank you for reading and sharing in my fun day!

 

 

 

Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #129

treesHappy Fall (again!).  I just love fall so much!!!!!

Are you feeling crafty?  I am  I have been making stuffed pumpkins for decoration, fall bandannas for the pups and some bird feeders from our sunflowers.  What have you been doing to “get your craft on???”  I would love to see what you are doing .

 

Speaking of Crafts, my favorite from last week (or the one that really inspired action on my part) was the burlap wreath from Blueberry CottageOh check out this pretty fall craft if you did not see it last week.  She inspired me to give it a try…

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What have you been doing to “get your craft on???”  I would love to see what you are doing to celebrate fall– whether that is in your craft room, in your kitchen, in the outdoors or just in your living room by the fireplace!  Share with all of us today on the HOP!

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE FARMGIRL SISTERHOOD to join the FARMGIRL/BOY FRIDAY BLOG HOP although I highly recommend you check it out if you like the idea of earning badges for all the fun farmgirl activities you already do, and the new ones you will try your hand at in the future!  I love being a part of the Farmgirl Sisterhood and finding MJs Farm helped me and is helping me discover and embrace all the things I love!  

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Everyone that plays in the dirt, craft room, kitchen, farmyard (and pole barn) are welcome– whether you have seen frost this year or not! So get ready to hop and link up!

So, who are your hostesses? Be sure to visit them and say “hello!”

Here are some rules:
1.) Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Share what being a farmgirl means to you. Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals,  quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!
2). Leave your entry in the  Linky tools space to your  Farmgirl Friday post.
3). Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends!
4.) Enter up to three entries per hop!

DON’T BE SHY~

Be sure to leave a note if you’re new to the hop! If you haven’t clicked that follow button yet, please join us and be sure to stop by our FACEBOOK page and like us there too!

As always, thank you for your continued participation and welcome to our new friends and followers! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! See you on the hop!

PS. This is a blog hop, so please share it with your friends by copying the code at the bottom of this post and including it into your weekly entry! 

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Fall Images

DSCN3520We had such an amazing weather weekend.  I continue to say that we are in transition between summer and fall here in southern Indiana and that was never more true than this weekend!

Friday was a sunny day that hit the mid 80’s.  I was in the garden and after a few hours I had to come inside to do some inside farmgirlin’!  I was just hot and sweaty and it was simply wearing me out after a few hours out there!  Not at all like a few days prior when it was in the 60’s and I went 10+ hours outside piddling in the dirt.

Saturday brought clouds and rain.  AND lots of it.  We went to an art fair and when we left we were soaked!  We ended up stomping in puddles and totally enjoying the sloppiness of the situation.  The ride home was drippy!!!!  Sunday we had 5 inches of rain.  Pools of water everywhere and cool temps. A little thunder arrived with it.  I must admit I totally love storms and rain so Sunday felt like a cozy fall day to me and I really enjoyed the restful feeling  that it  brought.

Sunday evening the clouds and rain moved out and we got views of a spectacular sunset and leaves beginning to turn.  I love that we have such a great view.  We have dubbed our home “Big Sky Acres” because we have tremendous views of the sky all around us.  It lends itself to beautiful sunrises, sunsets, seeing storms moving in, clouds rolling across it and endless stars on a clear evening.

Here are some pictures from Sunday night.  I just could not get enough of the view and I hope the view makes you smile and feel like fall is a coming too!

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We thought we had seen it all, and then a double rainbow appeared in the sky.

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 The weekend was such a symphony of colors, temperatures and weather fronts! What is happening your way? Full fall? Snow?  Warm temps?

Happy unleashing today as you enjoy whatever the season is bringing to you!