• Hamscher Homestead,  sneak peek

    Butterfly Beauty Anniversary Card for Joe.

    Butterfly Beauty Anniversary card It has been a week since this Butterfly Beauty Anniversary card was given to Joe. I am happy because it is still sitting on his dresser. Silly I am sure, but still. It is kinda funny because some years the card idea come quick. This year, I kinda struggled. Well, I guess after 11 years it is bound to happen a time or two. Here is where I started… Always butterflies. It is a “thing” for us. Typically there is green and purple. His favorite color and mine. This year it is Granny Apple Green and Highland Heather. I wanted to share last years card but…

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    Ohh kittens getting busy and adventurous too!

    Ohhh kittens getting busy but no you could not tell by this photo. It sure has been fun to watch them play, learn and mimic Cuddles. They have been trying to balance while cleaning their paws. Tonight they started climbing and playing with some of the toys I found in the toy bin. However Mooch and the others have been amused with all this going on. Much sleeping and hanging out in the bed has been happening. They are warming up to the idea, although there has been some hissing in the process. I do sure know how Cuddles feels. She does not always want to just be a sofa,…

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    Chicks and more babies, ohhh my goodness

    Chicks and more babies Can you believe it the Chicks and more babies too. Holy Cow they have gotten soo big. They really need to move outside, but the crazy weather the last few days has me kinda nervous about it. I decided that they will have an adventure on Tuesday and then again on Friday. Friday could be for good. I know I can put the warmer out there, but… it really seems too soon. Plus they have been moving the screen around too. I know I know it is time. I am overprotective and I know it. That comes from loosing a few I guess. Yes, it is…

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    Happy Birthday to Trevor, He is getting old.

    Happy Birthday to Trevor I really wan to say Happy Birthday to Trevor. For those that have not met him, this is my adult child. Or as I lovingly call him my P.I.T.A. (pain in the….) He is off in the big bad world and I sure hope that he has a great day today!! Here are lots of memories in all of these photos. It really was tough to pick… I do think my favorites were when he was little … a lot less sassy!! Dad I blame you.. that is my story. Trevor, Mom loves you… Happy Birthday!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead,  In-Colors

    Quick Visit with Mom and Homestead stuff.

    Quick Visit with Mom This last weekend I had a Quick Visit with Mom. That was on Saturday after Coffee and Cards. These days I do try and find any reason to take at least one photo every time I visit. For some reason she was having trouble smiling. The first photo I took she looked angry. Thankfully this one was better. I have talked before about my mom. However, you guys it really is getting more difficult to see these little struggles. The bigger ones I expect. Dementia Sucks!! I know you guys agree. I miss the fun mom and I used to have. Going to Garage Sales and…

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    Happy First Day of Spring, everyone!

    Happy First Day of Spring Ohhh so much excitement, Happy First Day of Spring everyone!! I know I am ready to get my hand in the dirt and start planning… How about you?? Do you plant flowers or veggies. I do both… however lately it sure has been more weeds then plants. <insert shoulder shrug> Yes, I am hoping that this year for more plants. I do have a little bit more balance then in years past. Thankfully!! I have some pretty big plans though. Flower seeds are waiting to be planted. Veggie seeds are ready to plant. Just waiting for the right time…. Fingers crossed. Hugs and Have a…

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    Love birds enjoying Dinner together

    Love birds enjoying Dinner Guys, I have to tell you these two Love birds enjoying Dinner together, just makes me smile. They have been hanging out again. Running around the yard together. But especially enjoying the warmer weather. I know when that sun comes out it helps me smile bigger. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! I want to say a special Thank You to those that took advantage of the FREE shipping yesterday… I will be emailing you this AMAZING tutorial bundle the end of the month.

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    Fuzzy Furries and Greenery on the homestead.

    Fuzzy Furries and Greenery This week on the homestead we had Fuzzy Furries and Greenery sprout up. haha Starting off with the Fuzzy. Isn’t she just tooo cute!! This one is very brave. If I had to guess the leader of the trouble makers. She is an escape artist. Yup, I thought I sent them all to Kendra. Apparently NOT!! This picture was from earlier this weekend. She has neck feathers coming in now too. I can not wait to see all the colors. Ohh poor Mr Bigglesworth he is just soo exhausted. From what?? I have no clue. You know it is very rough being a kitty on the…

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    Chicks Kitties and Eggs to start the week…

    Chicks Kitties and Eggs. Starting off the week with Chicks Kitties and Eggs. Ohh but there is always more… Right?? Joe was home the last part of the week, yeah. He decided that Mooch needed a new friend. This little cutie needed someone warm. Yes, they both feel asleep for over 3 hours. I did keep tabs on things, trust me. Snoopervisor and chick sitter, wonder what his next title will be. I am happy to report that both White Sox and Penelope have been sharing. Nicely too! The heated kitty bed. There are times that Penelope is NOT happy about it. However, she does not get nasty about it.…

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    Helper Baby Chicks Snoopervisor all at it again.

    Helper Baby Chicks Snoopervisor It has been a fun week full of a Helper Baby Chicks Snoopervisor all through the week!! First up is Logan… My helper. He was sooo excited to help me go pick up the baby chicks!! I bet you can tell by that smile!! They sure are a quiet bunch… seriously… DANG!! These now 13 chicks have been here for five days and only a few complaints from them. Meaning loud chirping…. Not because they are cold or hungry I promise you that, but someone is stepping on another or for just no reason that I can find. I need to add that the leg stretching…

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    Eggs Birds and Snoopervisors on Homestead

    Eggs Birds and Snoopervisors This week it is all about Eggs Birds and Snoopervisors. Starting off with eggs. It has been awhile since the Homestead had dark brown and green eggs. This means that the last of the chicks from fall have started to lay. WoooHOOOO!! With new chicks on the way too… These girls need to earn their keep, haha. We have gotten two dark brown and 4 green eggs so far this week. I sure am glad that we figured out the light situation. I have to tell you a funny story… The photo on the left is the girl that lays the dark brown eggs and she…

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    Snow Snoopervisor and Smooches on the homestead.

    Snow, Snoopervisor and Smooches. Yup, this one is all about the cold, Snow Snoopervisor and Smooches. This was the beginning of the 4 days of snow. And we have more to come. And now there is no open water. The temperatures have dropped below zero for the last several nights also. Do not hate… I am loving it. Thankfully I am not alone… Yes, she really does like the snow. Her Snow Princess title stands. She does like to keep me company, even though she does not keep me on task!! However, she does not mind doing some dirty work. Cuddles was the first to check and be sure that…

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    Visiting Snow and Building a new cat house.

    Visiting Snow and Building Visiting, Snow and Building a new cat house before the BITTER cold. First, a visit with Mom and Dad was a must. I have not been out there since Mom’s Birthday over a month ago. It is funny actually mom always talks how much fun it would be to work for me. Yup, until I put her to work. No I am not a slave driver. I know that she gets overwhelmed and anxious. However, she is very engaged. I miss seeing you more, Mom! More work to bring out next time Mom!! I sure hop you are ready?? I have a big surprise planned for…

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    Working Snow new Snoopervisor on the Homestead

    Working Snow new Snoopervisor Joe Working, Snow, new Snoopervisor all on the Homestead. No, we have not decided what to do with that light yet. However, Joe was able to seal up that ceiling above the cabinets this last week. Ohhh you bet I was excited! Not only that but the electrical is complete with means that the wall has a coat of primer too. Although we have not decided what color we are going to paint. hummm, I like the thought of neutral wall, but sounds kinda boring too. I need some more time to think about it. Maybe I will think on that while enjoying a double batch…

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    Cuddles Birds and Snow, but not yet.

    Cuddles, Birds and Snow?? This post is all about Cuddles, Birds and Snow but not yet. The dark figure is Mr. Bigglesworth. He was not sure at first if he wanted Cuddles at our house. He has since decided that she was cute. However, Cuddles in true kitty fashion is taking over. She talked Joe into moving the old “treehouse” up on the porch. It was from the bedroom that was moved outside during Christmas. To say that she likes it is an understatement. She can see over the rail and all around. Yes, she can even see in the house. Well, of course. Dare I add that her little…

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    Snowy Critters on Homestead pond, coop and…

    Snowy Critters on Homestead Woke up to this Heron looking for a meal along with other Snowy Critters on the Homestead. No it did not stick around very long. I was happy to have caught this one photo. Yes, it really has been this deary here. I need the Sun to pop out for a little bit. And thankful that it did for about an hour. Caught this one while hanging with the flock during feeding time. This really could be a new romance for the coop. I really can not wait to see what beautiful babies these two will eventually make. She (on the left) is a green egg…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  sneak peek

    A super fun weekend and a peak at the new kitty.

    A super fun weekend You bet I had a super fun weekend at my event. No sleep, no kitties and no husbands either. I did miss them, but … I know I was kinda quiet on this things this weekend. No, not just teaching but learning too. Kendra and I were talking, brainstorming and planning for soo many ideas. Yes, my head is still spinning. Notice all those pretties behind me?? Well it took over a week to get all of that together. Created ALL by me. Yes, I will be sharing several of these projects with you… but not YET!! No, not really to be a teaser, but just…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  sneak peek,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Hey Birthday Chick information, and Hey, Chick

    Hey Birthday Chick information The stamp set Hey, Birthday Chick information includes soo much. To say that I am excited is a total UNDERSTATEMENT!! This post is all about those cute little chickens. Did you see my live on Saturday?? You bet we talked all about chickens. Plus, all the basic information about what is coming SOON!! However, we made a card too!! Ohhh Yes!! How, because the Hey, Chick is a set that I just could not part with. If you were not around back in 2017 that is okay… it is being released, AGAIN!! Not just the stamp set but there are … DIES too!! Now do you…

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    Frozen trees and chickens on the Homestead

    Frozen trees and chickens I am not sure about where you live, but Frozen trees and chickens is what this post is all about. Here at the Hamscher Homestead there is a layer of ice on EVERYTHING! And I really do mean everything, even the chicken coop, vehicles, the poor trees are struggling to hold their branches. Even the poor little birdies where struggling at first to stay on the perches. The storm happened on Friday, all day. These photos were from Saturday and the temp was 37. Holy cow, I see on broken branch I hope that the others do not snap. You can see the one in the…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Uncategorized

    2021 Plot just part… Sunday Funnies.

    2021 Plot just part… Ohh, come on I am not the only one, 2021 Plot just part.. It would be good to know right?? Not only because of the extra Craft supplies, but jeans or pajama pants?? I sure hope you know that I am only half kidding. Are you in need of another Sunday Funny? Check here. Ohh, in case you did not know, the shoes are a must. I do love me some shoes. Happy Sunday everyone!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! I would love to have you subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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    Happy New Year Everyone, may 2021 be better for us all.

    Happy New Year Everyone!! I would like to say Happy New Year Everyone!! May 2021 be a better year for us all!! My wish for you is that everyone who reads this stays healthy and crafty!! My other wish is that you can hug your families any time YOU wish.. Happy New Year Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    The one Christmas Candle interesting meaning…

    The one Christmas Candle Do you know the meaning behind The one Christmas Candle?? I knew part of it, but hoped to find the whole story. And yes, I sure did look it up. I knew that is was a way to help loved ones find the house. I also knew that it was also a sign of good news. Finally I also knew that it meant that someone was away. However… I did not know that this goes all the way back to 1691 and Ireland. Yes, this peaked my interest because I am Irish. Are you ready?? Here is where things get interesting, at least to me. The…

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    Merry Christmas from US! Joe and I critters too!

    Merry Christmas from US. Joe, the critters plus myself want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas from us! We enjoyed a pretty lazy day. Joe cooked ham and I made sweet potatoes, garlic mashed, green beans and rolls. Cookies… Is how we started the day! Ohh yes, cookies and coffee! Cranberry bars, peanut blossoms, Christmas crack (no photo) and Chex krispies. Add in several cups of coffee… ohh YES! The day has been pretty lazy. Chilling by the fire and doing video gift opening with the nieces and nephews. Even the kitties are chilling. Sleeping and even snoring. Christmas Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Home Decor

    Happy week of Christmas, pretties, furies and food.

    Happy week of Christmas Finally, we made it, Happy week of Christmas. Mooch is putting in his two cents. I was going to skip the tree, BUT he would not have it. Only two slimline trees AND no ornaments. I will find him sitting under them any minute. Mooch decided that I was not moving fast enough and took a nap. While he was napping I was able to get this and several other things done. Including two Christmas trees. A bunch of dusting and lots of sneezing too. haha. Check out last years decorations, here. The face… He wants more attention and I was not spooning out the food…

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    Sad looking Hamscher Homestead, just sad!

    Sad looking Hamscher Homestead Things are really sad looking at the Hamscher Homestead, right??? Guys it is the 14th. This is the only decorations that I have up so far. Usually things are all decked out. I know I go a little Christmas Crazy, but this is just a drastic opposite for me!! YIKES!! So every year the VERY first thing that comes out is Mooch’s Christmas chair. You can see it in the background of this photo. I actually have only seen him on it once in three days. Which makes me sad actually. But maybe it is because he is waiting for all the rest of the crazy…

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    Mom are you done yet?? Mooch needs attention.

    Mom are you done yet?? Mooch has been trying to tell me… Mom are you done yet?? He has been super patient, but last time I went past he chirped at me. Apparently, he wants to watch TV with me. However, guys I have been working in the craft room ALL afternoon and evening. First I have been working on the Inky Whisper Sisters Christmas party. Second, I did a few posts for a party. Lastly, all the information for the Jan-June Paper Share. Although you will want to check out those things coming your way later this week. I look forward to sharing all these things!! I am going…

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    Homestead Birds Craft room update and reminder.

    Homestead Birds Craft room updates… Thankful for all the Homestead Birds and Craft room updates to share with you today!! There is at least one cardinal couple that I have seen already. I do enjoy the birds. The kitties enjoy the entertainment as well. YES, the birds are safe. Not even Junior is a bird eater. Thankful for that!! Can you see him?? Look for the Red head. That is one of our usual Woodpeckers. I have to look him up and see what the female looks like. A new woodpecker that stopped by. I am thinking it just might be this ones wife. However, Who knows…. Junior and I…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Thanksgiving breakdown and Kitty wants attention

    Thanksgiving Breakdown and Kitty How about a Thanksgiving Breakdown and Kitty. Starting the night before with the drying of the bread. I was thinking for a second about making my own bread. Yes, just a second. I think I originally was thinking I would feel better then I actually did. Starting off the day with how we would end the day. Pies. I know how do two people need two pies. Well, I love Pumpkin and Joe loves Apple. So two pies. The pumpkin was cut and big part of it went into the freezer. You guys saw the crazy smoke here, right?? Adding to the lineup, mashed potatoes, green…

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    Last Sunday of November, Grateful and getting excited.

    Last Sunday of November With this being the Last Sunday of November the month has been full of thanks. Tonight’s post covers a big week of Gratitude. Joe being home, lots of snuggles from kitties. And finally I was able to pet Junior. No we did not get to enjoy our Thanksgiving Feast with all of the family. We did get to video chat and see everyone. However from four different houses. Thankful for modern technology. So that I could at least see Mom and Dad, all my siblings, their spouses and all eight of the munchkins. Needs hugs but, soon, fingers crossed! You guys know that I am a…