Festive Fall in New Mexico

My New Mexico friend sent these photos of road side stands outside of Taos. Simply put: these photos made me ever so happy. Seriously, I wanted to hop an airplane to New Mexico so I could view all the festive fall decorations first hand. My devoted thanks to my friend M. for sharing her photos with me […]

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Chili Ristras

I love nearly everything about New Mexico. I love New Mexico’s geography and landscapes. Love the vast expanses of land. Love the road-runners. Love the decor. Love the Spanish and Indian history. Love the traditions. This time of year in New Mexico you will see Chili Ristras everywhere. I remember as a child visiting my grandmother and I […]

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Soothing Sunflowers

We all know how I love sunflowers. The continued drought this spring and summer has been so disappointing when it came to finding the beauty in local wildflowers. I could not even plant sunflowers this spring. I am already looking forward to the flowers of coming springs and very much hoping the drought will break […]

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Flipside is Fun

It seems this winter I cannot turn around without something breaking or needing repair. We have had more than our share of broken “things” and cowboy has an on-going list of items to repair. Farm life is like that. Working fine one day and totally useless the next. Last week one of our most important items in […]

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New Raggy

The farmhouse is sporting a beautiful new addition to the sun-room. My wonderful Montana quilting friends made a new flannel raggy for me to use in the sun-room when I am reading. Look at the wonderful browns, golds, yellows and creams in all the squares. It is so very soft and simply perfect for reading and watching TV. […]

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Not Just A Lamp

I just made a lamp of memories. The lamp part was easy as Pottery Barn sells this darling lamp that you can fill with special mementos. This is the story of my new lamp: Many years ago my mother and father in- law were going on a very special trip with friends. The friends had […]

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Country Antique Fair

Cowboy took me to a neighboring town for an antique fair in May. He would have rather been shot…really! This event had been highly publicized so I was dying  to see the antique dealers that were participating. The town is small and  I was not sure what to expect, but it was a fabulous and successful antique show. Huge white tents had been erected and […]

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Caution: Yard Art

In the country it seems everyone has beautiful old vintage galvanized buckets, tubs, pails, minnow buckets, watering buckets, old galvanized water coolers and laundry wash tubs. They all are vintage and range from a nice patina to being completely rusty. They make wonderful yard art. I have seen them displayed on the side of barns or old […]

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Darling Donkey Decor

I found a fantastic new website and for all you nature people out there who live in the country, northwest, ski or beach areas or simply have a weekend cabin/farmhouse/lake house. This site is definitely for you. Chandler 4 Corners offers beautiful hand hooked pillows as well as rugs, runners and throws. Great for cowboy, lodge/log cabin, farmhouse. I […]

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Girl’s Road Trip

Yesterday I took a day road trip with a good friend. We drove to see a dear friend who lives in a small country town nearly two hours away. The town has 4,000 people with many beautiful old homes from the 1800s sprinkled here and there. It has a relaxed lazy feel, although I must say that […]

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Island Margarita Room Scent

One of my favorite luxuries is having room scent plug ins to make my house smell wonderful. I tend to lean toward the subtle citrus smells, rather than flowery scents. Bath and Body Works makes my all time favorite. It is called Island Margarita and resembles a Key Lime type of scent. I really enjoy […]

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Mississippi Porch

I love front porches and the chairs/rockers that they display. I especially love when beautiful colors have been used whether it be the wooden floors, shutters or the chairs/rockers. When on a girl’s trip, a few years ago, I took a quick photo of this house which had been converted into a restaurant. We had made reservations to dine […]

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McDonald Lodge Chairs

McDonald Lodge, also known as the Lewis Glacier Hotel, is the second oldest lodge in Glacier Park. It was built in 1913 by John E. Lewis. Lake McDonald Lodge is one of the finest examples of a Swiss Chalet hotel remaining in the United States. One of my favorite things at the lodge are the hickory-type […]

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Heirloom Quilt

I love vintage quilts. I am fortunate to have a few from both my side of the family and also from my husband’s family. My father’s grandmother and great grandmother were excellent quilt makers and I enjoy having a few from them. My husband’s grandmother made many quilts to pass on to future generations. I […]

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