7.18.2019

want/ need/ hear/ see

want:
I want to begin my next flooring project in the workshop this weekend..... This floor will be more colorful, as it is going in a room that is hot pink, yellow, and teal....

need:
to get my baking groove back.
I guess I lost it pretty much when I lost the ability to have a mixtape here, so I am thinking this weekend for the "Sunday Sweet Stuff" segment, I will be making something buttery, cakey, and complimentary for my morning coffee.... The sweets on Sunday is perfect way for me to avoid the Sunday sadness of having to get ready for another work week. Do you guys have this happen to you? Every Sunday, without fail, as the weekend is winding down, unless I have some cool project to keep me creatively engaged, I get it... Baking on Sundays has been a longtime way of avoiding this, whether it is bread, cookies, cakes, or other goodies, so I am bringing it back. 
hear:
I have always loved this song... It is a good summertime, floating-in-the-pool-while-looking-up-at-the-trees song....

see:
Fleabag. This is one of those shows that you can binge in one sitting. The first season came out a few years ago, and the second season just came out this year. We watched it in one weekend, as it is only 6 episodes and highly addictive. This season "Fleabag" falls for a young, cool priest who curses, drinks, and flirts with temptations a bit too much, but if you know Fleabag, this is right up her alley...
Check it out, have a laugh, and I am betting you'll be hooked and waiting for more like we are....
I am super happy to have the Thursday "want/ need" segment back! Isn't it crazy what little things like a weekly mixtape can influence? The last several months blogging has been bleh and now I know why!!!! 

Next week's 'see' will be swapped out for a 'read', and the book is really funny and great. Tomorrow is Friday, and I am already setting things up in the shop to make my floor-painting dreams come true very soon! 

xo

-s

7.17.2019

midweek mixtape! YESSSSSS!

I am hoping this sticks. We had a glitch with the other player, and lost all of the other mixes. Boooo.
I am very excited about this mix, and I hope next Wednesday I get to bring you another one!!! Thank you, Christian!!!!




We have almost made it to the halfway point!! You have no idea how inspiring it is to have this segment back, so now you can expect the regular blogging, as this is my blogging glue....

xo

-s

7.12.2019

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Wow! I am in disbelief that it is Friday already! This week flew by, and I wasn't able to get to a few things I had wanted, like seeing my ol' buddy Deere at the boarding facility while his farm is on vacay.

Lots of dog stuff, not too many farm pics because it has just been SO HUMID. Aside from the dog walks, I haven't been spending too much time outside...

A couple of my shelter pups that I work with are in temporary foster homes, and thriving! Hopefully with all this new info gained by being in a home, they will get adopted soon.

I am posting a few pics from the last week, and will be back tomorrow with the Saturday snapshots, and will be back more regularly after today, as I now have a little schedule going (again) for my blogging. The move from the loft in the house to doing most of my creative thinking, sewing, painting of the floors, and potion-making in the workshop took a little hiatus simply because it is so easy to snuggle with Reece instead....

This weekend I am gonna mend a few pieces of clothing, plan out the next week in posts, and hopefully re-list my stuff on etsy. I have been making all the bills just fine without the need for the etsy sales, but it would be nice to get a little ahead and move some of this inventory.

I also still have about 40 square feet of floor to paint in an new colorful chevron pattern.... I'd like to start planning that very soon!

So with all of the above, I also have a training session for Reece, a walk date with a shelter pup and her sister who is now in foster, and will be meeting a few volunteers at the shelter to help them work with a dog who is just scared of everything.



Last weekend was pretty non eventful, as it was my four day weekend and I decided I didn't want to do much but be lazy... ha! I did manage to make it to my favorite place for all things antique and vintage and found a few dresses that I need to alter, which I will do thins weekend so I can wear soon!

Anyway....

Happy Friday! I will update farm happenings very soon...

xo

-s















7.05.2019

HIATUS. Long weekend!

I am back from an unintentional hiatus from this blog...

I give you this. The brand new unused float in my pool (it will be used plenty today!). Maybe I've been busy. Maybe I've been lazy. Maybe I put my hands in too many pots to be able to keep up. I am here. Now. Here is a little recap in pics and a little summary of what my day-to-day has been looking like......

Every morning I wake up, I brew just enough coffee for me. I drink this from a handmade mug made by Christian.

Then I put Eddie's harness on him and we go out into the almost lit morning. He is allowed to take the slowest, most time-consuming walk, with no expectations while he munches on grass, stops to scratch, sits to watch the bunnies, and sometimes leaps to try to catch the one feral cat that roams the farm..... he isn't getting any younger, and I want the rest of his life to be golden....

After Eddie gets walked, then it is Reece's turn. He LOVES going on walks. We muzzle up, harness up, and go out. He is so used to the horses, goats, and chickens, but still gets very excited about the bunnies and the one feral cat on the farm. Then we eat breakfast......

After Reece & breakfast it is time for showering and getting ready for work. Where I literally SIT from 8 - 5 with the exception of my lunch break that is used for a quick trip home to walk and love on the canine boys, both Reece & Eddie love some lunchtime walkin'.....

At 5:01pm each day, I am on the road to home. Our farm. My most favorite place on earth. My place of peace. Yeah I have farm chores, but most of them are like meditation (for me).... Scrubbing water troughs on hot summer evenings is peaceful, and I usually end up playing in the water myself, so that chore turns into cooling off a bit... Walking the dogs isn't so bad at all because most of the walking trails are shaded by the hardwoods and lush greenery we have. It really is like my very own wonderland.

After all is done, and all the goats, horses, chickens, and dogs have been tended to, it is time for lounging and watching the tube. Our most recent binge was 'Fleabag'.

I am SO looking forward to the rest of the long weekend ahead....  Yesterday Eddie and I went on a little drive to visit my mom - he LOVES car rides......

the rest of the weekend holds more little fun things. When you are typically a hermit outside of workdays, it doesn't take much to make ya happy....A few planned things are:

a trip to my favorite antique place...

a few farm visitors

early morning baking! It is like magic! I love taking powders and liquids and concocting something like cinnamon rolls that make your lips curl up at the edges - baking or alchemy?

a little cleaning in the workshop and a little planning on the floor for the front room....

Oddly enough the fireworks last night were at a minimum. The least amount of booms we have ever heard since living here. It was almost a little strange. Anyway, I am off to the shelter to give my boy Cloudi a bath!

xo

-s