Friday, 11 April 2014

Feels like Foreverrrrrr





Just posting random photos of my home life
Waiting for the issue of Prairie Style seems to feel like forever right now!
Above is our Hello Kitty in my daughters room~she is a pretty persian.



Who just happens to have the ugliest hair cut EVERRR right now! (below)
I know! I know! Horror, nausea, laughter, sorrow.
It's OK!
We also experienced multiple feelings but she was in need of a haircut. and like they always say
IT WILL GROW BACK! 

Here is Smeagol, in the laundry room
he is our blue point himalayan~such pretty eyes.

Smeags on my bed.
My middle child. My eldest of 2 daughters.
She is (hopefully) featured in Prairie Style.
We can't wait for the issue to come out!!
It's one of those situations where waiting seems like FOREVERRR

Friday, 28 March 2014

Sneak Peek~Prairie Style~pre-order your copy today!

 Fifi sent me a few sneak peek photos of her upcoming magazine..... Prairie Style!
On newsstands May 1st ~or~you can pre-order today and get your copy early!
I am posting links just in case you would like to order a copy (or two!)
 It is going to be filled with so much prairie goodness!
When it's coming to you via Fifi you know it will be good!



 We are so lucky to have our home featured in this come-back issue!
I can't wait to see it!!! Gonna have to get quite a few copies myself!!
~Mel

single issues
http://www.samplermagazines.com/Country_Sampler_s_Prairie_Style_The_New_American_C_p/sip314b001-01.htm


bulk orders
http://www.samplermagazines.com/category_s/217.htm

Saturday, 22 March 2014

here an egg~there an egg

around here~most of the time~the chickens just kind of roam where they wish
now that it is spring~they are starting to lay more frequently
and that means~they lay where they wish
we find eggs all over around the place~the flowerbeds~under the kids play center~the recycle box!
but mostly they go and lay back in the coop
the kids love collecting eggs~my 11 year old son is a chicken whisperer
this was our breaky this morning
it was rather tasty!
we have had eggs for breaky almost every day this past week~
at some point I will NOT want eggs for breaky for a while
but when baking my recipes usually call for eggs
or we can sell some as well
HOW DO YOU EAT YOUR EGGS?

Monday, 17 March 2014

~Lemon Verbena~

Today I did some laundry with Mrs. Meyer's Lemon Verbena laundry soap
with the lovely smell of that stuff how can doing laundry be a chore?
(well, we all know it is-but this stuff makes it WAY more enjoyable!)
I have used Mrs. Meyer's Lavender laundry soap as well and I think these products are wonderful!
~So fragrant~aromatherapeutic is right!~
So we are just weeks away from Country Sampler's Prairie Style magazine coming out
and I don't know about you, but I am SURE excited!
Can't wait to see it! 

My laundry room here will be in the issue!
Styled a little differently of course!


I kind of forgot about this old iron board~so I thought I would give it some attention today!
NOT that I was actually ironing! LOL  I just thought I would take a couple nice photos of it!

Love vintage linens.
There is something so comforting about them I find.

Well, I am not here in blogland all that often.
As some of you know I have a facebook page that I am usually posting on and
I am now heading towards 10,000 fans! Fun Fun Fun!
Now the only thing left to do is get myself an INSTAGRAM account!
Have you seen some of those photos!? WOW!
Hope all is well!
~Mel

Monday, 17 February 2014

Country Sampler's *PRAIRIE STYLE* order your early copy today!

Do you love historic farmhouses, converted barns, prairie homesteads? Then this new special publication from Country Sampler is for you! Country Sampler's Prairie Style is an oversize, full-color beautiful publication from romantic prairie-style goddess Fifi O'Neill. You'll love immersing yourself in this new American style!

Country Sampler's Prairie Style will be on newsstands in May, but you can pre-order yours today and have it shipped directly to you starting mid-April. 


Well, here it is!! This is the magazine our home will be featured in!!
I hope you grab a copy because I think we can all agree ~
that if it involves Fifi O'Neill there is going to be a lot of eye candy!!

I can't wait~so excited!!

Pre-order Country Sampler's Prairie Style: The New American Country here: http://bit.ly/CS_PrairieStyleOrder


Friday, 7 February 2014

FINALLY a New Camera!!

 Oh I have longed for the day when I actually got myself a DECENT camera!!
 and now I have one! It's a CANON Rebel T3i
and it takes WAAYYYY better photos than my other cameras!!
 I went around testing it out today
(don't mind the half dead herbs please-even they show up better with this camera!)
 I love the sound it makes too when you click to take the photo! lol
 Colors & details of the photos are so clear compared to before I am just amazed!
 I have asked several other bloggers and this camera seemed to be quite popular.
 There is a button that can make the background more blurry-which I like.


 In this photo the flash popped up and scared me! lol
 Oh I think I'm going to have some fun!

I would love to find one of those books FOR DUMMIES about it. lol
My husband keeps asking me how I like it and wanted to see my first photos-he knew I had been wanting a new camera for so LONG now! So he is happy too.
Now, I have been known to drop my cameras-so he has asked me to wear the shoulder strap or wrap it around my wrist. I did purchase an extra warranty-where even if I run it over with my car-they will replace it! ~but it's about proving to my hubby that I won't dare drop this one! (I hope!?!)
Our niece went to school for photography and she said right off that she got in the habit of wrapping the strap around her wrist-She spent about $5,000!! for her camera- so I would have hired it a body guard as well! lol
Here is my youngest with her Kitty. She hugs her every chance she gets!
This is my Jerz-z
She is in heat at the moment and has been cordoned off for a while-poor girl.
What kind of camera do you use??~Mel
UPDATE:
*I APPRECIATE ALL OF THE COMMENTS THAT YOU LEAVE!!!
I AM HAVING SO MUCH TROUBLE RESPONDING!
IT TOOK ME FOREVER TO RESPOND TO 4 COMMENTS BELOW-
MY COMPUTER KEPT PUTTING MY RESPONSES IN AS COMMENTS-
I HAD TO DELETE THEM.
I WILL TRY TO RESPOND TO THE REST OF THE COMMENTS ON THIS POST
AND MY PREVIOUS POSTS ASAP*
THANK YOU! ~Mel

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

PRAIRIE STYLE!!

I am so thrilled to announce that Fifi O'neill has done it again~
with another magazine called PRAIRIE STYLE on newstands May 1st!
Our home will be featured and I was so excited to get this collage~
Fifi  made it for me of the shots from our shoot~
so that I could FINALLY announce the good news!!
Hope you will grab a copy! I think it's gonna be GOOOOD! ;)