Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Marry Me

As we prepare for the Big Day.. here’s a quick video share of random engagement photos taken a year ago for our special couple. The year has just flown by, and the big event is nearly here!

marry-me-vimeo from tammy williams on Vimeo.

Hope to be back next week with some wedding pictures.. and shouse update (cabinets are being installed by the Blacksmith as we speak!).

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Evening Drive: Olde Homestead

The Blacksmith and I have taken more time the last several weeks for evening drives once or twice a week. We have an open air “buggy” now which is great for nature photography (and getting a super dusty lens, but I’m okay with that). Here are a few snaps from a couple eve’s ago.


Neighbors’ bean field


As long as I live, I will never tire of seeing these beauties.


A favorite old homestead in the neighborhood.

Hope your week is going well! We are getting some much-needed rain today!

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Jeremiah 5:24 (NIV)

24 They do not say to themselves,
‘Let us fear the Lord our God,
who gives autumn and spring rains in season,
who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.’

Monday, September 29, 2014

A Bit of Nostalgia.. with a side of Freaky

We had some business to take care of today.. up the road, a few miles from home. The Blacksmith decided we’d take the scenic route home.

Cute little gas station, right? Hey, since I’m a Blogger again.. I must stop and take some pics, right?!

Seems legit.. so cute and nostalgic.

Dig these prices..

Now, fair warning, things start to get creepy.

(oops, unplanned selfie below.. can you see it?!)

Let’s not EVEN talk about the neighborhood…

… or this guy.

Yikes!! It IS a pretty cool historic display.. albeit kind of spooky!

This old advertising wall in town caught our attention.

That’s our tour of neighborhood oddities for the day ;) What interesting displays do you have in your neck of the woods?

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Headin’ for a Weddin’

I won’t bore you with the “I’ve been so busy.” “Life has been so complicated.” Excuses, excuses.. In the weeks to come, I will make an honest effort at blogging more, and reading my buddies’ blogs as well.

I’ve really missed posting and reading. So here goes our biggest news….

This wonderful couple, our son the Fiddler and his beautiful Sweetheart will be married next month. We are excited… SO very excited and happy about all of this. The bonus is, they will soon be our new neighbors here on the Farm. Lots of work to do in the meantime, but it will all be worth it!! Love these two!!

JJ-atParis

Amongst other happenings and events this year, The Blacksmith and I have been working on fixing up the Cottage,(aka Shouse). We plan to move in this Fall. We had never gotten around to putting in a kitchen, bedroom, or finishing trim and a few other (okay, LOTS of) details. But, at long last, we WILL be moving there before the coldest winter winds hit (we hope!). My plan is to share pictures of the kitchen and other projects as they are complete. You can read all the previous “Barn Cottage” posts here.

And, of course.. there will be wedding pictures coming in the near future!

Hope all is well with each of you!

Till next time….

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"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." -Philippians 4:6-7

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Total Lunar Eclipse



It was hard to capture a good photograph, but awesome to watch live in person! Were you able to catch it live yesterday?

Another reminder that our God is an Awesome God!

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy Birthday to this fella

This Fiddler (shown here at about age 4) is celebrating a b-day today. He really hasn’t changed that much over the past several years – he still loves dogs. Instead of a terrier, he has a beloved pug.

J-Ginger

Happy Birthday with much ♥

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fiddle Dee Dee–it’s been too long!

Why oh why do I wait so long between posts?!

Let’s get right to it then….
Back before Christmas, a sweet Blogger friend sent the best gift! An awesome sign!

A long overdue shout-out (and thanks again) to dear Jenny Matlock – methinks she knows us purty well!! We love it!
{Psssst… I happen to know that Jenny has a fabulous Etsy shop as well!}

From there, where do I begin? Oh yes.. the weather, always the weather. Like much of the U.S., here in Missouri we’ve had a dreadfully cold winter. In this old farmhouse, it’s kinda been a matter of survival. And, of course, keeping the critters in good shape. It has at times seemed like Winter would go on forever. So bleak, so miserable. Has anyone else had the winter blahs and blues?

We’ve had a fair amount of the white stuff. It was pretty. At first.


Full golden moon from earlier this week.

On the brighter side, we’re enjoying a nice little break from the cold. 50’s! Today the Mr. and I enjoyed a trip to the woods with Goldie. We left our other two chubby and senior sweet pups behind so they didn’t have to struggle through the remnants of snow and ice (not to worry – the old girls took short walks later).

Today we enjoyed some nice previews to Spring. A bit of thawing at the creek…

pre-Spring thaw at Flat Creek

Goldie enjoyed herself immensely.

Every one needs a break now and then though.

Lo and behold, several Robins were hanging out in the woods.

Know what? I do believe this Spring thang could happen after all. There is hope, always.

Oh – one more thing - I can’t leave without mentioning my favorite evening pastime over the past few weeks. No t.v. for me – just owl watching! There are now three beautiful and adorable little owlets on Alessondra’s OKC Owl Cam. Check them out here!

Have a great remainder of the week, Friends!

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Super Cute Mini Quilt Pendants!

My friend, Patti, over at Osage Bluff Quilter is making the tiniest little hand-pieced quilt pendants. They are encased in glass and hand-soldered also. She has made several of these and they are now for sale!

I’m borrowing one of Patti’s photos to show you an example of these cuties.This is only one section that she has – several more are available. Some of these have already sold and she has the ones available now listed on her blog post.


Per Patti – “They are 1 1/2 inches square. These are two sided glass. On the back side you will see the paper piece pattern and all the tiny stitches.  Some have the pieces numbered.”

quilt charms page 1a

These are even prettier in person. I should know because I have a honeybee quilt charm all my own!

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