Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Shouse Update–Cabinet Progress

Here is where we are today in our quest for a kitchen in the BarnCottage, aka Shouse. The Blacksmith is working on plumbing and other details today. We’ll measure for countertops within the next couple of days and order. I have cabinet trim pieces and some cabinet hardware to paint. Plus, a large pantry cabinet needs painting to match the Valspar Woodlawn Colonial Gray (the color choice for the cabinets). The additional boards you see will be concealed by barn wood at some point (soon, I hope). They were necessary to support the cabinets really well in this pole barn.


I’m a-lovin’ the colander light fixture over the sink.

Guess who I see now when I look out my new kitchen window? My girls! (This is Gracie.. Ruby was around the corner).

Hope you’re having a fabulous Hump Day! I’ll post more shouse updates and wedding pics as they become available ;)


Tuesday, October 28, 2014


extremely happy; full of joy.
providing perfect happiness or great joy.
synonyms: ecstatic, happy, euphoric, joyful, elated, rapturous, delighted, thrilled, overjoyed, joyous, on cloud nine, in seventh heaven, over the moon,on top of the world

This pretty much describes our special couple’s wedding day and evening, which was held on Saturday. God smiled upon us with a splendid Fall day! And, with that, everything else fell into place.

Special thanks to dear friend D who was our videographer. She also snapped several pics so we could have a sneak preview. Here is one!


We’ll be back with more pics soon!

Song of Solomon 3:4 MSG
The Message
No sooner had I left them than I found him, found my dear lost love. I threw my arms around him and held him tight, wouldn't let him go until I had him home again, safe at home beside the fire.

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!


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?


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!!


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….


"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!


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.


Happy Birthday with much ♥

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