Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Gift I Wouldn’t Have Picked

Josh: You’ll never guess what I got you for your birthday! (big grin) Me: You’re right. I give up. Can I just have it? (I’m quite curious by now) Josh goes to the basement where he’s hidden it for months … Continue reading

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Fresh Pasta (in Pictures)

  Sometimes the best gifts are the ones that give back.  😉  I gave Josh a pasta maker, and this is what I get in return.      

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Oma’s Lace

This piece of lace stretched across my picture window. It’s intricate. It’s delicate. It’s handmade. I look at it and questions flood my mind. When did my Oma make this? Was she a busy young mother, snatching in some moments … Continue reading

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A Respectable Bird

“The turkey is in comparison a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America… He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a bird of courage, and would not hesitate to attack a grenadier of … Continue reading

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Cord Cover

Another small change that made a big impact in our dining room (along with the door, church pew, and farmhouse table) was moving our dining room chandelier.  It was originally in the middle of our dining room, which would have … Continue reading

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Dining Room Table and Chairs

In my previous post, I shared how we painted a church pew and used it in our dining room. It works out perfectly with our “new” dining room table. This table was a dream of mine… …it’s an old, rustic … Continue reading

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