A Simple Buttons and Love-Themed Craft Project

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I have promised myself that this year, I will spend even more time in the space in which I get so very much enjoyment and fulfillment in; my art studio. And so this past Sunday, that’s just what I did for myself!

In anticipating our home mantels decor, for the month of February, I wanted to create something love-themed, in celebration St. Valentine’s Day, of course.  I chose to do this simple project, using buttons. I have a certain kind of love-thing, for buttons!  Do you, too? [Continue reading]

Thoughts on a Happy New Year!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!! Or we certainly hope and pray so! Right? Come the end of every calendar year, we all wish each other a ‘Happy New Year!’. Naturally, that truly is our wish for each other, and in fact, ourselves. And damn if it doesn't … [Continue reading]

Vanilla and Wild Orange Sugar Scrub | Free Tags

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I don't know about you, but I just love my personal care routines!  It's a bit of 'me-time' that I embrace and look forward to each day.  I choose to take my daily showers before a little reading time and bed every night, and it works out perfect for … [Continue reading]

Flock Photography Fun!

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Hello, Friends! Welcome. We'll have something more....helpful, for you later this week.  But we thought we'd start your week off light, and just share some recent photos I've taken of our rooster and hens. There are many, so please let them all … [Continue reading]

A Kinder Kind of Egg.

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Let's talk about EGGS. Eggs are a staple food item, in most anyone's kitchen. They are quite popular for breakfast: as scrambled, over-easy, hard-boiled, poached, or omelet style! They make incredible egg salads for lunch, and are called for in … [Continue reading]

Simple & Savory Homemade Applesauce (Recipe)

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With the Fall season, comes apple season!  And we all know there are innumerable wonderful and delicious things, that can be made with apples! They really are a fruit of so many gifts. But some recipes take a lot more ambition, than others! If you … [Continue reading]

Old/Antique Bottles

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My family and I live on the south shore of Massachusetts, now. But I (Laura) was born and raised out in western MA, in the city of Westfield. Most times when I go back home to my parent's house, my father urges me to take anything in the house that I … [Continue reading]

Goodbye, Boston.

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 Last night, we re-homed one of our cockerels; Boston. He was our Americauna Easter Egger. We knew in time, we were in all likelihood, going to have to get rid of one, if not both, of the roosters. We never intended on having one in the first … [Continue reading]

It’s the Chicken Coop Reveal!

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Finally, we are ready to show you the chicken coop that has been in the works for 2 months! We know many of you have been waiting to see it, and we have to tell you, we're pretty darn excited to show it to you! PLEASE NOTE: There are many photos in … [Continue reading]

A Countdown Pillow

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There is nothing like using crafts as a coping skill! Sometimes, you need to. And that is just what the 3 littles and I did this summer. My oldest daughter, Alexis Grace, (17)(and the littles' big sister), went away for 2 weeks!! (To a summer … [Continue reading]

Back-To-School Mantels / Home Decorating Ideas

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There is something about the back-to-school season, that I have always loved.  With all of the fresh new supplies and clothes, and the whole new school year stretched out before us, with so much yet to be learned, it's just always been an exciting … [Continue reading]

Our 8 Four Week Old Chickens, and One Sad Surprise

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Well Friends, our sincere hopes and intentions were to let those of you who were interested, watch the chickens grow up, with us. But what I have found is, they grow in size faster than I can possibly keep up with! It's crazy!  Sometimes the growth … [Continue reading]