Wind is changing…

My poor little blog has been neglected for quite some time. After meeting with a dear friend today, I am freshening up this place per her suggestion. I have some ideas on how to make this place more of my own that I’ll put into place very soon. Change is good.


Happy Mother’s Day – Early

I came home to these little lovelies today. I’ve wanted chickens for a while and we talked about getting them. Well, the hubby took the plunge and surprised me with these adorable birds. I spent a better portion of the evening hanging out with them, all of just getting used to each other. I’m in love with all of them already and look forward to the reaping of chicken and duck eggs and a loving companionship.

Three of the chickens have this gorgeous coat of two tone feathers. Pictures do not do them justice. Then there are two redheads. One a lighter shade than the other. The darker of the two seemed to establish herself to be the leader of the pack….er flock. She was the most courageous of the lot when it came to exploring and is quite friendly. The other redhead started getting more comfortable as time passed. The other three were a little more standoffish but I have no doubt that they will become quite comfortable. 



And then there are these three little cuties. Oh my goodness are they ever precious. They are 6 days old and follow my husband and youngest son all over the yard. They get just enough underfoot as you walk to make me worry but they’ll gain size in no time, so that won’t be an issue for too long.Image



I wish I had gotten some pictures of my dog Cassie. She did not appreciate the other dogs coming around this new addition to the family. She tends to be territorial with the ones she loves. She’s very sweet with all 8 of these lovelies. I’m certain I’ll get some pictures this week. There’s something about witnessing animals of different species getting along. I don’t care what anyone says, animals have incredible personalities and thought processes. There is no denying it. At least not in my household. Everyone of us, even the fish, have some sort of voice.

Sunday Reflections

I had the loveliest of weekends. Time spent with family was quality and a wonderful reminder of all the good that surrounds me.

My little family went on a hike after indulging in Easter dinner. I hadn’t realized how long it had been since we have done that. At least since last summer. We used to go so often.


P.S. Yes I have jumped on the Instagram bandwagon and I’m quite happy about it.

Happy Wednesday

It’s Wednesday and it’s supposed to be gloriously beautiful today. 

Enjoying my tea, waiting on the sun to get up high in the sky

In the meantime I’m watching The Biggest Loser and chillin’ with my homies


Photo Dump

The other day I spent some time with the son of a friend. He’s 4 and boy do I miss that age. We did a lot of this….

And the weekend before last my hubby brought this home to me….a gorgeous coffee table and tiered…something or other

This week I am on a week of vacation and I’m LOVING it! The weather is amazing and not feeling pressed with too much to do….it’s doing wonders for my soul.

One of my goals this week is to get my Etsy shop updated and going again. I’ve already started and hope to have a full stock of inventory listed by the middle of this week. Some of what is going in my shop are lined zippered pouches I worked on over the last year.

(please forgive the lighting of these photos – a high school gymnasium does not provide the best lighting for photographs)

and also going in the shop soon, fun bookmarks! Who doesn’t love a cute bookmark?