Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Days Like Today

*Sorry for the lack of photos.  For whatever reason, my computer, or my internet, hates me, and won't let me add any more.*

It's days like today, that I reflect on my life and what I want for myself.

I want land for my dogs to run free and my children to safely play.
I want a barn where I can hold barn parties, my animals can take shelter from the weather, and we can "camp out" when we just feel like it.
I want 4 goats and a burrow.
I want the ability to stay home and take care of it all.

Here's to dreamin'!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Things I Love: Fall

While it was in still the 80's yesterday, I can just feel fall coming.  I love the "transition seasons" (at least that's what I call them), and this weather is putting a smile on my face.

Here's what I love about fall:

  • Picnics-My favorite way to have a Sabbath lunch
  • Hiking-My favorite form of exercise.  My dogs love it, too!
  • Camping-As long as I don't have to pee in the woods
  • Smells of Spice Everywhere-People start burning their pumpkin and apple candles...yum!
  • Driving with My Windows Down-  It makes me feel so free!
  • Fairs, Festivals, and Barn Parties-  I wish I went to more of these
  • The Holidays are Around the Corner-This brings out my inner decorator and gives me an excuse to start on making my Christmas gifts.
Don't you just love fall?!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

An Entertainment Center Gets a New Life

When we moved into our house, this was in our basement.   It's terribly ugly, in my opinion.  My mom says it looked like it belonged in a home bar.  I'd been using it to store extra food (when I was couponing and had a "stockpile"), cleaning supplies, etc.

But, after a while, I sort of forgot about everything in it and it was just sitting there.  I wanted to use it to make my new laundry area more functional (I will post about that soon).  So I cleaned it out, and primed it.