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'Twas The Week Before Thanksgiving

I've been gathering up ideas for Christmas (I might have gone overboard on the plaid...nah)

Picking up goodies here and there, new and old

Planning and working on an ornament painting party I'll be teaching in December - can you tell what they will be?

Working on Christmas projects
All in anticipation of decorating the farmhouse for the Holiday season!

I'm making wooden house ornaments

Wood signs  from old fence pickets - they are going in a special place!

Wooden blocks and a wood sled getting repainted as well

And various other Christmas things I've picked up (these are from my trip to see Cecilia of My Thrift Store Addiction).


And I've been sewing as well - red checked curtain for the dining room window

And adding length to the shower curtain (we have an oversized shower so a regular curtain is too short).

I hope you've enjoyed this sneak peek at my Christmas decor. Come back after Thanksgiving to see my farmhouse tour which is part of the Cozy at Christmas H…

Warm and Cozy - A Special Gift

Having the wedding at our farm was so special. We enjoyed getting to know Megan and Dylan's friends and meeting Dylan's family.

One nice surprise we received was from Dylan's dad. He made us this wonderful fire pit.

He decorated it with Megan and Dylan's wedding date,

Texas, The Lone Star State

And the B Farm with bees

We fired it up last weekend since it was cold.

And it worked perfectly! In no time, we had a roaring fire and were toasty warm.

Thank you, Greg! We'll enjoy it for years to come.

Recharging and Celebrating Friendships

I haven't been doing much since the wedding. Pretty much just taking it easy and recharging after all the work we did getting ready for the big day.

I finally picked up the paint brush yesterday. It felt good - really good to put paint to canvas. I'm determined to finish this painting so I can start something new. I'm looking to stretch myself and learn a new technique or two. :)
(I'm so close to being done! This is from our friend trip last year to Boston and Beyond)
A visit to Cecilia from My Thrift Store Addiction combined with thrifting was perfect for recharging. Our birthdays are close together so we celebrated with a yummy French toast breakfast my last day there.
But I'm getting ahead of myself.

First of all, Audrey of Timeless Treasures invited the two of us over to go through her linens and generously let us keep whatever we wanted! I found some great pieces - placemats and napkins, crocheted bits, fabrics, and more. Thank you, sweet Audrey! I am looking…