Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Year 2017...

My word from last year was Absolve. I feel like I have used this in my life through out the year. I have let go of a lot of things and promised myself to try to let go and move on. I have been thinking and praying for a week on deciding what this years word will be. I have finally decided on Change: 

  1. 1
    make or become different.
    "a proposal to change the law"
  2. 2
    take or use another instead of.
    "she decided to change her name"
  1. 1
    the act or instance of making or becoming different.
    "the change from a nomadic to an agricultural society"
coins as opposed to paper currency.
"a handful of loose change"
synonyms:coins, loose/small change, silverMore

I really want to make change in 2017. In the past I have made little changes but I have not completed all that I need to do. I want to put God in my life first before anything else. I want him to be my first thought when I wake up and my last thought before I go to bed. I want my body to change and I want to be healthy, slimmer and less aches and pains. 

I have set some goals for 2017:

  • I am going to read the bible through again
  • Track my food better
  • Drink a gallon of water a day
  • Eat at least 1 veggie a day (try for lots more)
  • Eat at least 1 fruit a day
  • Walk 10,000 steps a day. (really would like to walk/jog/run the 5k next spring)
  • Limit time on computer
  • Try to get rid of some clutter
Hope all is good with everyone. 
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Do you have a really good friend? Friends are hard to come by and I have been through several in my life. Friends come and go and leave special places in our hearts and memories while other well if we can not say something nice it is better not to say anything. My friend I have right now is the best we have known each other for several years but in the last 3 to 4 years we have gotten really close. We text about everyday. We are devotional buddies, exercise buddies, and motivation buddies. She is a good christian friend that has helped me become a better person. I have gotten closer with God with her.

Here we are after exercise. 

Well is everyone ready for Christmas? I am I am really trying to stay in the spirit this year and so far so good. with 4 days until Christmas I thankful for the blessing that God has given me all year. Merry Christmas and God bless you all. 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Made a Messy Bun Hat!

Well I am a big Facebook fan and I love keeping up with family and friends on there. Well I have been seeing a crochet hat on there and I just wanted to try it. So I did.

The hole in top is for you bun to stick out.

My hair is so baby fine I don't really have a messy bun

My mother in law did this. I really look like my dad. 
Not much going on around here. Trying to finish getting ready for Christmas. We sell chickens Tuesday night and I am so glad. I have been keeping up with my exercise. I have one more week of 21 day fix.  I start my new beach body dvd the day after Christmas. This is the day my family is suppose to come for christmas so I might have to wait until Tuesday. I don't know yet. 

Well I will try to post again soon. Thanks for stoping by.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Anniversary, Hair and other stuff.

Tomorrow I will be married to the Farmer for 27 years! Where does the time go? The day we got married it was sleeting and freezing rain. It was a mess but beautiful. We only had a handful of people to make it the wedding which included mostly of the Farmer's family that lived in the area. Every one made it safely and no one slide down afterwards. We did not get to go anywhere for our honeymoon by six o'clock there was no power and everything in the area had closed. Tomorrow is suppose to be cold but no sleet in the forecast. I am hoping that we will go out to eat and do a little stocking stuffing christmas shopping. 

I have been feeling really lonely and down since Thanksgiving. I know a lot of it has to do with this time of the year missing my parents and grandparents. Time changing and it getting dark so early. I would love to have a new hair do. I just love this! I know I have natural dark brown hair but it is turning gray really fast. I have to color it every nine weeks by then my roots are so bad I can not stand it anymore. It is getting close to the time to color it now. The only thing holding me back from doing this is the gray, the cost and I would never be able to style it like this. The older I get the thiner my hair gets. Also the fact I have never had this light of hair, and I never fix my hair anymore since I am a stay at home mom/housewife. So this makes me feel like it would be a waste of money. I think it is just a woman thing but I like to change the way I look ever so often and it has been over 4 years since I have made any drastic hair changes. The last time I cut my hair off really short. I don't really want to do that I like my long hair but the ends really need a trim they are so thin and have dead ends.  I don't know I really love this hair. What do you all think? 

I am on my 5th day of 21 day fix. I have been so sore in my thighs and but that I have hardly been able to sit or walk. I have worked off some of the pain today I have been feeling a little less. I am working really hard to lose 5 lbs to 8lbs before January. I bought me a new pair of leggings yesterday. They are blue and have elephants on them. I have never owned a pair of print leggings. I try not to enhance my big but but I just thought these were so cute. Now I have got to find me a long top to wear with them. 

Well I guess I will close here. I might write another entry tomorrow to let you know more about my anniversary. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Starting to look like Christmas around here.

I am slowly working myself into the Christmas spirit. I put up 4 trees this year again. I love decorations and ornaments. I bought me some new owls for my tree.

My new what feathered owl big. 

a little white owl 

another big owl

Little felt owl

My new bear

My new red bird for my hubby. Reminds him of his grandma. 
My new moose. Love him!
my new bird with hat and scarf.

This is in my den. It has a lot of snowmen on it.

I put this one in the kitchen. It has my little dough critters on it.

My little tree with miniature ornaments. It needs a topper.

My big tree in the living room. 

I had a nativity scene painted on an old board from out of one of grandma's buildings. I love it! I tried making a pattern to do one for gifts but it did not work out to good. I have decided I want a craft cutter. Just for my own use. I see stuff all the time I want to make and it would be so easy to do with one of the cutters. I am thinking the silhouette. I need to do some research.

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I made a cork angel. I bought some clothes pins to make some ornaments but I have gotten slack. I need to get back on the ball. I need to get up earlier and get my exercise out of the way.
cork angel

Well that is about all I have got tonight. Hope all is well with everyone. God bless you all.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Thanksgiving came and went. I shed a few tears and got on my knees and prayed a lot. I have so much to be grateful for. I made a lot of food. Spiral ham, roasted chicken, dressing, potato salad, gravy, green beans, cream corn,  sweet potato casserole, collards and rolls.

I have kept up my exercise, but my diet has fell to the wayside. I start my new challenge December 1 and I am really going to get myself on track. I just want to lose 6 or 7 lbs before the beginning of the year. I wish I could come to a fix for me and my emotions. I have turned to God and prayed for him to take control of every aspects of my life. I need a Prayer Warriors on my side. I know that God has the answers I just have to have patience and be still and know that he is God. I am still exercising and I do start back 21 day fix on Monday, December 5. I have also bought Hammer and chisel that is another exercise video from beach body. This challenge is a series of 4 different exercising  and it will end March 16 a month before my 50th birthday. I have got to get it together. 

Ok that is enough about myself. Here some stuff that is going on around the farm. The leaves are falling. This is the pile of leaves I swept off the deck this morning. 

some volunteer petunias cam up and are blooming.

some volunteer petunias came up and are blooming. 

Oh yeah we did something fun. We have been going to little antique/junk consignment stores. I love it. We went to one in Albemarle NC the other day and spent 2 hours in there. The boys even enjoyed it. 

I will share what I bought next post. God bless you all and stop for stopping by. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Family pictures...

It is so hard to get a good family picture. We have learned over the years though it is easier to set the timer on the camera and the Farmer run and get in his place. Today we did not pick the best place to take the picture but we did managed to get a  good one.

Thanksgiving is a few days away and every year it gets harder and harder to deal with. Family keeps dwindling away. The mood of depression seems to grow. I have many things to be grateful for and to give thanks for. I just wish everyone else could find the same.  Thanksgiving will never be the same. Last years was a disaster with Clay getting upset and having a meltdown as soon as we got there and we had to leave. This year the family is not getting along and so Thanksgiving will be our family. This makes me happy and sad for all kinds of reasons I rather not share. I just wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving and may there be love in all of your families. 

Thanksgiving 2014 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Just another day on the farm...

We have been have some nice days on the farm. I love fall weather and spring there is beauty in both. We finally had our fist frost. It got all the flowers and my little fig tree that the figs never got ripe. I dd not think that they would but I was hoping. They grew some but that is the end for them.

We have been seeing a couple of snakes. Yesterday the Farmer saw this Eastern hognose snake when walking to his deer stand. He said it was hissing at him. Two days ago we saw a little tiny snake. Not sure what kind it was. 

We got us some new furniture about a week ago. Our old furniture was used when we got it and was almost wore out then. We went to Big Lots and got this. It is really nice and sits good. We also got a 3 year warranty with it. 

we got the sofa and love seat
I found some little carolers that I want to make and hang on my tree. You need the old kind of clothes pins to make them. I had to ordered them off of Amazon. They did not have them at any of the local stores. Are they not just so cute. I found them on Pinterest. I am also going to try to make some big ones like. I am making my own big clothes pins my aunt Henny Penny shared with me. I am excited to see how they turn out. I hope they won't be to hard. 

This is the beginning of them

Yesterday the Farmer gave the cows some hay and Clay wanted to ride on the tractor with him. 

I got out Monday night and took a picture of the super moon. I love taking pictures of the moon. 

Quick update on my devotion. I am still loving the book and it is really making me think. I still do not have my eating under control, but I am confident with Gods help and prayers that I will succeed. I ordered me a new exercise program to start. I am starting a new challenge December 5th with the Beach Body coach Autumn Calabrese. I am excited. I have one more program I need to order to do it. 

I hope that I am up to this!! Already feeling tired. 

I have got to get my eating under control. Fifty is getting nearer and nearer. I still have 30 more pounds to lose and I am determined to do it. Please pray for me. 

Well thanks for stoping by. Also thank you to my new followers. I will try to write more often now that I have new followers. Thanks.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Beautiful Fall Day...

I am loving this cooler weather and really am looking forward to the first frost. It has been so dry around here that the leaves are not turning a really pretty colors. They are turning yellow and brown with some yellows. We have a frost advisory for tonight and I am hoping that it will get the persimmons to fall on off the tree. Just look at how many are on the tree still.

My brother and his family came for a surprise visit today! I am walking on cloud nine just wish my sister could have came to. I love it when all my family is together. 

We got to ride on the mule, cracked some pecans and they rode on the tractor. It was a great day.

Clay loves riding on the tractor also. Look at Jacks cute face.

Judson looking so cute!

My brother trying out the tractor. 

I am loving the new devotional I am reading. 

Today was day 7 and it made me think. I have only been reading and studying my bible for the last 2 years. and I am trying to make senses and applying everything to  my life.

Thanks for stoping by.