Saturday, October 29, 2011

not the Rockies...

...but beautiful in their own way...

Thursday, October 27, 2011

too early!!

Went out to do the barn chores tonight only to find it was snowing. I'm SOOOO not ready for snow I've still got SOOOO much to do!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

too excited!

I'm TOOOOOO excited about next years soap of the month club scents!

Tahitian Waterfall, Tibetan Amber, Sun and San and Coconut lime verbena to name a few!

I'm taking enrollments now and space is limited so if you're interested or thinking about giving this as a gift for Christmas please email me at for details!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

yesterday's project

This house used to be a kennel and dog grooming business and had this room as the grooming room for the former owners business, it has been very underutilized while we figured out what to do with it. Well with the soap business starting to really take off and needing to have a place to cure and store it all and needing to have the area in the sun room back as living space, not soap curing space I though about that room even more. You see, it's not part of the living space of the house, it's a room off the garage and breezeway connecting the house and garage and would be just perfect for something like this. What's even more exciting about this is the fact that the cabinets were built by my mothers father and have recently come out of a house of a dear friend of mine who is remodeling her house, I nabbed them for "the shop" and installed them yesterday after painting the wall. I had some leftover paint from another room in the house and since this room had previously not been painted and was just plain chipboard wood I thought it needed some color... soooo I grabbed a paintbrush, the paint and a screwdriver and got to work. I had the wall painted (I have only one wall painted, the rest will be done shortly) and shelving up and loaded with some of my product in the couple hours I was home alone yesterday afternoon. We're getting ready for an Open Farm Day here next month and this was something I'd wanted to do for that. Lots more things to get done between now and then, but we're really excited about it!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

LOVE LOVE LOVE this set!

This is the most recent set off my needles, and as soon it was done it went immediately onto the head and hands of the new owner. Saw the hat pattern in a book, and fell in love with it, made the hat and had enough left over to make some hand warmers, so I designed these to go with the great hat! So pleased at how they all came out, what do you think?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Our yearly hike

I've mentioned here before that we take a yearly hike to the top of this hill to get some pictures of the foliage and of course my beautiful children, this year despite all it's obstacles was not exception. The bonus was that Ron felt well enough to come along too! First up was Andrew, looking back at the other photos on here makes me want to cry, he's growing up so quickly but he's turning into a fine young man.

Next up was Faith, no longer a child, a  beautiful young lady on the inside and out. She's come a long way from an itty bitty preemie... Poor girl, 4th bout of poison ivy this year!
 Then came Ron's turn. I'm so thankful to have this picture of him

 I wanted a couple shots of each of us with the kids and love how these came out.

But this is my favorite shot!
 Well, this might be a second favorite, if I'm being honest.

We all had a nice time and enjoyed the view of Mt. Washington, the delightful fall foliage and the time spent together in the company of loved ones. I have no idea why God has chosen to bless me with such a wonderful family, but I am eternally thankful.

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Houston?? I think we have a problem... fact I know there is a problem - on the comment section of the blog. I know that there are comments being made and not coming through, so if you've been commenting and they are not showing up I do apologize, I have no idea why this is happening.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Now this is what I call sportsmanship! Tonight after loosing their game again, Andrew saw a member of the other team headed to his car and said to him, "Good game! I hope you win more games!" My heart exploded with pride! Between that and the pink shoelaces he's wearing (all his thought and doing) in memory of a family friend who passed away from cancer, I don't think I could be more proud of him!

ready to head to the spinning mill!

I've finally got all the fleeces weighed and ready to head to the spinning mill on Monday and will have yarn for sale mid November! Really looking forward to this, finally!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

good quote

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” ~ Thomas Edison

Saturday, October 8, 2011


What a beautiful doe!