Sunday, October 30, 2016

Fall Long Table Party

The Long Table Party is quickly becoming our favorite way to entertain in the Big Woods.  My Lynchburg Sister and I set up this party to entertain a favorite group of ladies from our church called the Hope Circle.

 We chose a nice spot in the field beside our barn to set up the tables.

 It was my Lynchburg Sister who was the creative brains behind this adventure.

 The colorful napkins are from the Pioneer Woman line and tied with jute.  

 The awesome lanterns came from the Spotted Cow store in our local town.

 The church ladies seemed to really enjoy sitting around the table and visiting.

 My favorite part of the night was the program presented by our leader about the importance of sitting around a table with your family at every meal.  It is something my family has always done, and I cherish that time.

 Every guest left with a lovely miniature succulent that was setting at their place at the table.

 And now, we all have great memories of a relaxing evening gathered around a table.



Saturday, October 29, 2016

Long Table Party



Just one of the many pictures taken at our latest Long Table Party.  
More pictures to come soon.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Wicker Rocker



Kudos to my Lynchburg Sister!!!
She found this awesome wicker rocker and table for my screened in porch.


Just needed a little scrubbing and some time in the sun.

...And a little inspiration from Country Cottage magazine.


Succulent Source



I am super excited that my package of succulents arrived today.  They came all the way from California from a nursery called The Succulent Source.


I began to worry after I placed the order that the heat might be too much for them.  I could just imagine a box full of shriveled up plants.

But as you can see, they arrived in perfect condition.  I could not have been more pleased with my order.

The people who own The Succulent Source choose the plants that make up your order.  So it was great fun opening the box and being surprised by each one.


I used a paint brush to remove any dust and dirt from the leaves.

And then it was time to plant.

Project #1








Project #2



Project #3


I am loving these succulents. 
I learned about The Succulent Source from watching videos called Garden Answers.  
Check it out!!!
www.thesucculentsource.com





Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Succulent Garden

I just created this succulent garden in one of the hypertufa pots my sisters and I made two summers ago.  I decided to take some of my individual plants and put them together to make this garden.

I really like the way this turned out.  I think I will enjoy the succulents a lot more this way.  I have several succulents ordered from a place in California.  I can't wait until they arrive, and I can make more mini gardens.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Beautiful Flowers

Spring has arrived in the Big Woods.
My Sewing Sister helped it arrive by adding some lovely flowers to my screen porch.



 Very few flowers will bloom in the Big Woods, 
so it is nice that my Sewing Sister shares from her beautiful cut flower garden.



Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Blogging

Christmas 2015 has come and gone in the Big Woods.  
The week after Christmas is my very favorite of the season.  The rush of getting ready for Christmas has suddenly come to a stop, and we are now 
spending time together as a family.  
Life is easy and slow. 
 This is the week that I have time to catch up on things that 
I enjoy, but never seem to have time to do.  
Some years, that is crocheting or crafting.  
This year, it is blogging.  
Hopefully, I have some of the kinks worked out in my blogging routines, so that I can begin to post again.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Big Woods.



Saturday, September 5, 2015

Monster Cookies

I made these monster cookies today, and my family cannot stay out of them.  The recipe is super easy, and they fall apart when you are eating them.
The recipe came from a blog that I can't wait to spend a little time looking through,
There are several recipes on this blog that I hope to try soon.
Enjoy.

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