200th Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop Anniversary AND Giveaway!

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WOW! 200th Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop! Some of you have been here since hop #1 and some (like me) joined in sometime between then and now. Whenever you started hopping with us, we are just glad you did!

Every week we have such an array of great blogs, tips, fun and creativity. Deb and I love reading them and feeling connected to you all.

Hop over to Deb’s to see where her inspiration came from for our blog hop (I am sure many of you can guess it is MaryJane Butters). She inspired Deb to start our blog hop.

A little known fact is that when we decided to move to the country the very first magazine I bought was a MaryJanesFarm Magazine. I had never heard of this magazine in the “city” but I ate it up–every page and have been a loyal reader and part of the Farmgirl Sisterhood ever since.

So it only makes sense that on this, our 200th Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop that Deb and I are giving away TWO 1 year subscriptions to MaryJanesFarm Magazine!

Do I hear a YIPEE??

We know ya’ll are busy, busy, busy!  It is summer time right??? So, simply leave a comment on my blog and Deb’s and finish the statement

“You might be a farmgirl if…..”

I can’t wait to see how ya’ll finish that one. For me it would be “You might be a farmgirl if you have more dirt under your nails than polish on top.”

What about you? Visit Deb and I and leave your antic! Good Luck!

Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #180 and A Little Giveaway from Santa Claus!

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Welcome to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

I found the cutest little cowgirl boot ornament in Santa Claus, Indiana last weekend and have been running a little giveaway this week for it.

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It’s not too late to enter; as a matter of fact I want all of our farmgirl sisters to have a chance to have this cutie pie on your tree! So read here about Santa Claus Indiana and how to enter to win! 

Deb has spent her morning catching up on all the postings from last week. Be sure to stop by and give her a big ol’ howdy today!

And as Deb said on her post, we are both so grateful for all of the sharing each of you do each week here.  We love seeing all that you do and all the incredible talent you have.

And I quote Deb here, “FARMGIRLS ROCK!

Have a wonderful day and week!

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Giveaway from Santa Claus

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Yes, you read that right. I have a little giveaway direct from Santa Claus– Indiana that is.  Did you know that there is a Santa Claus, Indiana? It is in fact the only place you can get a post mark from Santa Claus in the world!

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Of course we had to visit the huge Christmas store. I have never seen so many decorations and ornaments in one place.  It was pretty incredible.

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It was in this shop that I found the perfect Christmas ornament for my farmgirl sisters. Take a look at this adorable ornament!

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Now what farmgirl doesn’t need a cute cowgirl boot on her tree?!

How do you get this? SIMPLE.

Good Luck!

FGU

Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #178

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Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop! I know it was yesterday, but we are still celebrating and visiting. We will have a 2nd round of dinner tonight and I can’t wait. I love the leftovers and spending time with family. An added bonus is that much of our food came from our garden this year. For me that made everything taste better! Celebrating with the kids and our first grandson was (and is) glorious!

Deb has been busy this week moving her mom in and decluttering on top of celebrating Thanksgiving! Oh that word… I love the feeling after decluttering but can procrastinate that one pretty successfully. We try to declutter an area, drawer, cabinet or something for 30 minutes a couple times a week. We have much still to go through since our move and although this does not get it done quickly it does move it forward. How about you? How do you do all the stuff you normally do and still find time to declutter those areas that just seem to hold onto things?

I am thoroughly enjoying fall. I am playing around with low tunnels and cold frames outside. Hopefully we will reap a harvest from those efforts.

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What about you? How was your Thanksgiving? Are you making gifts for the holiday? Do you bake lots of cookies and yummies? So glad you are spending part of your day with us. Please share what you are up to!apron

Be sure to stop by Deb’s and see who won the giveaway and say hello! Thanks for joining us!

 

 

Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #177 & A Giveaway!

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Happy Farmgirl Friday! Deb has an AWESOME giveaway of her beautiful Christmas Coop Cards! How fun is that??? The images are so inviting; they make me want to jump through the image and look at that hen house in the snow in person. Take a look and enter to win!

My excitement is endless this week! We have finished a glorious two week vacation.

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We were home for a few days and my daughter and her family came for a visit with that adorable grandson of mine. We visited my parents and introduced them to their first great grandson. That was a moving moment that was priceless!

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AND I MADE CHEESE! How about that? Read about my fun time with Laura here.

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What’s going on in your world?  Link up and share with all of us. AND don’t forget to enter to win! It is so good to be back in the saddle and blogging and sharing. Can’t wait to see what you are doing!

 

Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #171 & a Giveaway!

Hello to all and welcome. Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop seems to always be a little more exciting when there is a giveaway! Wouldn’t you agree?? Deb and I really love the wonderful artwork of Sarah Hudock of Lighthearted Art. AND Sarah is also a farmgirl sister! She is obviously talented, but also is a chicken keeper, gardener and more.

Her artwork is hand-painted in watercolor, gouache, and sometimes acrylic paint, and she loves to digitally play with her work as well. Her paintings are sometimes wholly hand-painted, and sometimes done with a combination of digital effects and scans of odd materials she finds visually interesting. She’s a girl living her dream, sharing her HEART and her ART with the world and us!  ” I am the luckiest person in the world “, says Sarah.

This week,Sarah is generously giving away one of her darling tin signs, titled:  Blessings ( see top photo ) This sign is beautiful enough to hang inside your home and yet durable enough to weather the elements and hang outdoors on your chicken coop or next to your front door. Sign measures 11.25″ x 11.25″. The corners are rounded and holes are already drilled for easy hanging.

See Deb’s blog this week for more on Sarah and also keep you eyes open for an article in MaryJanesFarm Magazine where we will learn more about here. And visit Sarah’s website to see more of her whimsical chicken art.

Do you want to know how to enter? It is easy:

1. Simply leave a comment here on my blog or over at Dandelion House.

2. Head over to Sarah’s Facebook page and give her a new like.

I know you will enter this contest right away.  When you are done, don’t forget to come back for Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

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We would love to see what you are up to this week. Visit Deb also over at Dandelion House. I never tire at looking at her gorgeous photos-right now so many of colorful blooms! While Deb has been making eye popping with color bouquets, I have been bringing in the harvest and have been sharing lots of photos and recipes. So stop by and say hi to both of us!

What are you up to farmgirl??? Share on our hop so we can be inspired. We thank you for joining in!

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Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #150 and a Celebration!

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It’s a celebration! It’s a party! It’s a milestone!

AND it’s a GIVEAWAY!

A special message from Deb:

“Can you believe it? Today marks 150 weeks for the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!
Where does the time go?  I know exactly where it goes! We farmgirls mark time by the seasons. Planting season, breeding season, fresh egg season, farm baby season, growing season, and harvest season. And somehow in between we manage to raise families, nurture friendships, craft, run businesses, go glamping, volunteer, work, and spend time with our elders. And it’s time well spent in my book! When we follow our heart we are always right where we should be.”
Head over to Dandelion House for the rest of the message and the full details on the giveaway.  BUT here’s a snippet!
Deb, Heidi, Dolly and myself have all put together a great giveaway!  I wish that I could enter to win!!!
Here’s a bit of a tease:
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and then…
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and still more…
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and yes more…
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and there are a few other goodies pictured thrown in also.  If that doesn’t get your farmgirl spirit hee hawing I don’t know what would!
One comment on all four blogs gives you 4 chances to win the whole lot!
GOOD LUCK!
It’s still Farmgirl Friday so don’t forget to enter your posts and
HAPPY SPRING from all of your Farmgirl Friday hostesses!

Deb of Dandelion House (our blog hop founder and hostess primo)

Heidi of My Simple Country Living  

and White Wolf Summit Farmgirl Blog

Dolly of  Hibiscus House and Dolly is Cooking

and me, Debbie of Farmgirl Unleashed

Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #144

apronHappy Farmgirl Friday sisters ( and brothers ) !  WOW, last week we had 71 amazing entries on the hop. This week Heidi hosted an all day Scavenger hunt providing 6 fun farmgirl clue’s to get our members to share more about themselves. I am catching up on that today because I was away from my computer much of the day yesterday.  BUT the food question was asked this morning so I jumped on it!
Deb has been hosting contests so make sure to check out Cock of the Walk Rooster Modeling Contest.
AND, that’s not all… There’s still time to enter Deb’s Waggin’ Delights Artisans Dog Treats Giveaway!  Waggin’ Delights is my doggie treat business and Deb has been gracious in hosting this giveaway!  Check it out and maybe you will be the winner of a nice little package for you and your pup.
Last week I loved the share on 10 Easy Uses for Coconut Oil.  I have just recently started using this so this gave me some awesome and easy ideas!
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Ready to blog hop and get it going today? We are so happy to have you in our community.  If you are new, WELCOME and if you have been visiting for awhile it is good to be with you again.

Stop by each of our hostesses and say hello!

Deb of Dandelion House (our blog hop founder and hostess primo)

Heidi of My Simple Country Living  

and me, Debbie of Farmgirl Unleashed

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!
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! 

Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #137 & Giveaway Winner Announcement!

apronWelcome to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!  I cannot believe it is almost Christmas, although the cold and snow tells me it must  be time for Santa to arrive!  I cannot tell you how excited I am to see the white stuff out there in December.  And the icicles that are dripping around the house.  I just love it all; puts me in the holiday spirit.

Speaking of holiday spirit, we have a winner to announce!  I love reading MaryJanesFarm and am so happy to share this with Karla of http://www.karlauphoff.com/.  Karla is new to the hop and has lovely artwork on her blog.  Hop over to see her and tell her congrats!  Karla, I have your email and will email you for your address and info!  Enjoy the subscription!

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With the holidays and change of season there are so many recipes, crafts and just fun ideas and tips on the hop.  A favorite of mine from last week was the Snowmen Kits Making Our Sustainable Life. They are adorable.  I cannot wait til my up and coming grandbaby is old enough for one of these!  Really terrific!

Love all the farmgirl holiday spirit that is out there.  I can’t wait to see more of your creative, yummy and fun ideas today!

So let’s get hopping!

Your hostesses are….

Deb of Dandelion House (our blog hop founder and hostess primo)

Be sure to stop by each of them and say hello!

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 blessed Thanksgiving!

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! 



Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #136 PLUS a Holiday Giveaway!

Welcome to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop-ping through the snow!  We are covered in ice and are expecting 8 inches of snow by the end of the day.  Do I sound down about it??? NOT AT ALL!  Cold, snow and ice and being “trapped” inside means Christmas crafts, reading your great blogs and making some chili for tonight.  Sounds like a perfect day to me!

We have a FANTASTIC giveaway this week.  Deb, Dolly, Heidi and I are EACH giving away a ONE YEAR subscription to MARYJANESFARM Magazine!

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How great is that!  Four lucky farmgirls/boys will be the happy recipients of 6 issues of this magazine that is my “go to” magazine for everything Farmgirl!

I discovered MJ’s magazine after I moved from the city to the country. I shortly thereafter (pretty much immediately) had to be a member of the Farmgirl Sisterhood.  I am Farmgirl #4393 and being a member has definitely been an intricate part of my “unleashing” of my inner farmgirl. So, I wish you luck in winning!

Here’s what you do to enter: It is simple.  Make a comment on the hostesses page of your choice.  You can comment on multiples too!  THEN head on over to MaryJanesFarm Facebook page and “like” it if you haven’t already done so.  We will share the winners next week!

Then come back here please and join in the hop!  We were apart last week for the holiday so we have lots to hear about!

Your hostesses:

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 blessed Thanksgiving!

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!