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    Hello there Eggs and Kitties getting in trouble.

    Hello there Eggs and Kitties Well, it has been a bit since I said hello… This week is all about trouble makers. Yes, even me… hahaha. Hello there Eggs and Kitties ALL getting into trouble. I went on a small adventure and I wanted to be sure to “capture” the fun of all these AMAZING butterflies. I love these sunglasses and YES i do actually wear them!! The coffee cup and scarf are gifts from two different friends. I am sooo lucky!! Do they know me or what!! Purple and butterflies make me smile! Here is something else that makes me smile!! Junior has been inside for a month now.…

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    Kitties and forgetting things before my travels.

    Kitties and forgetting things before So much to get together this week. It was however a Kitties and forgetting things before leaving week. I did not even get out of the driveway before I saw this. Donnie was “scratching” at the storm door wanting to talk with Mr. Gorilla Cookies. He was there long enough for me to notice, park the truck and grab my phone. It was still going on when I continued on. I am hoping that it is a friendly display. However, I am not sure. I will be sure to share a few things from my weekend of shenanigans later this week. I am do not…

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    Owl Kitties and colored Eggs all this week

    Owl Kitties and colored Eggs Joe and I started the week with a warm day and an Owl House. We are super hopeful that our little Screech Owl find it in time to maybe have a clutch inside. Fun part is that we can see the house from the kitchen slider. Sooo excited to see what happens! All this week is about Owl Kitties and colored Eggs. Here is Mr Gorilla Cookies. He is a sweet boy. Not afraid of people at all!! He has some ear issues that I am working on but soooo sweet!! With all the activity going on here I need to find a good loving…

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    Bald Eagle for the New Year and Junior too.

    Bald Eagle for the New Year We are still so excited to end the year with this. However, for me it really was an amazing sight to start the year too. Joe and I have spoken about where we hope out land to go. But seriously a Bald Eagle for the New Year was soo much more then we hoped for. Joe is really hoping to see it again. You know we have some yummy fish here. Just ask the White Tail Deer (and fawn), Giant Blue Heron and Black Crowned Night Heron. They stop by all the time!! Even our resident Green Heron has made this it’s home. Well,…

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    A White and Cold Christmas baking and kitties.

    A White and Cold Christmas baking Here is where we are going to start this week. A White and Cold Christmas baking and sooo much more!! Starting with the “Blizzard” that did not happen. Okay, it was cold and windy. However when I think blizzard I think a TON of snow. Yeah that did not happen. Although we did get enough that I did not have to see brown for Christmas. WoooHOOOO!! You guys are familiar with Junior, as the outdoor cat. Well, I want to welcome Junior as the house cat. Yes, Mr Bigglesworth is taking very good care of him as you can see here. Sharing his toys,…

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    May this Christmas Eve be Truly AMAZING!

    May this Christmas Eve First, both Joe and I wish that you have a truly AMAZING holiday. May this Christmas Eve be filled with love, hugs and lots of shenanigans!! Joe and I started shenanigans early today, Friday. However, I will share more about that on Monday. Tonight was all about making the last of the refrigerator cookies. I was soo excited that he wanted to help. Not just today, but yesterday too. And NO he did not eat any of the kisses!! Happy Christmas Eve!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    More Christmas on the Homestead outside too.

    More Christmas on the Homestead outside Here we are one week before Christmas and all through the house all is lite and festive. ow about a bit More Christmas on the Homestead outside too. Last of the light went up this last week. Yes, even the Chicken Coop is now festive. It did not get done with the others because I need to get the electrician to fix my lights. Somehow the plug part was missing. Gee, I wonder why?? haha. So I know the lights are mostly around the pen area, but to me that counts. Here is what I have been waiting to do. Joe and I were…

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    Christmas Decorations inside the Homestead

    Christmas Decorations inside the Homestead It is getting later, but I still have a few more touches to add to the outside. Today is all about Christmas Decorations inside the Homestead. No not all of them, however, A LOT!!. This first photo was how I ended my day yesterday. The outside was neglected for sure!! Not any more though. Check back next week. I am sure it will be done by then. Here is what you came to see… I am sorry this is not all the decoration, however, several key areas. I usually start with the fireplace, but not this year. After the village was all put up, top…

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    Cookies inside Flowers and Decorations peek

    Cookies inside Flowers and Decorations Here we are at Monday again… This week on the Homestead has been filled with Cookies inside Flowers and Decorations. Starting Things off was Joe and his Ginger Cookies. He wanted to be sure that my sister knew that he loved them. He also wanted to say thank you! I was working in the craft room and be brought me as plate. They were actually pretty good. Now to find where I can get the package again. Why?? Because Joe does not typically back. Remember the “rolls” from Thanksgiving?? Disaster!! But he has many other GREAT qualities! Guys, I am soo excited!! Sherri gave me…

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    Goodbye to Fall Hello to Winter all in a week.

    Goodbye to Fall Hello to Winter Ohh what a week. Between Thanksgiving and the nice weather I had a ton to do!! We are not only saying Goodbye to Fall Hello to Winter. Penelope decided it was too long since she sat in the front door. I was very excited to see her there. This was Wednesday, I was running around cleaning things up around the porch. So now all 1050 bulbs have been planted… I figured 7 different daffodils, 3 tulips 2 different alliums, and snowdrops. Ohh bring on spring!! I also had 5 trees and a bush left to plant. A maple from my dad, 2 Pink Flowering…

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    The Christmas Decorating has begun, Village

    The Christmas Decorating And The Christmas Decorating has begun, Starting off with the Village. I will be super busy for the next few days working on all the Wintery things!! Be sure to check back often. You know you will see plenty more. No, not of these boxes, however what was inside of them. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    Happy Thanksgiving to You and your Family

    Happy Thanksgiving to You My family and I want to wish you and your family a happy holiday season. Especially Happy Thanksgiving to You and your family. May your day be filled with laughter, hugs and good food. May everyone arrive safe and healthy. Lastly, may your smile fill the room and bring smiles to everyone you see. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Look for information this weekend!!

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    Snow kitties and Sherri Adventure all week.

    Snow kitties and Sherri Adventure The day started with not much, however…. Snow kitties and Sherri Adventure. By the time the snow stopped we had no grass to be found. I know not everyone is excited about it. But it really is time for the white stuff. However, I still have bulbs to plant. I will add that later this week there will be a warm up. I am sure that I can get the last of the bulbs planted. Yes, I am laughing out loud. You should be too!! I love watching they two rough house. All the loud thuds and pitter patter of those big feet. These two…

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    More Bulbs tough Decisions and no decisions.

    More Bulbs tough Decisions Here we are starting another week. So much, but so little going on I hate to admit. This week is about More Bulbs tough Decisions, I am super excited that the second bulb delivery arrived. This bring the total bulb count up to 1050. Mostly Daffodils, some Tulips and some Alliums. The last order is for the front three flower beds. Two on either side of the walkway and for the Memorial garden. With that being said, I am soo dang excited to see what happens this spring. I literally planted from front to back. You know I will share when things start to pop. It…

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    Junior House and Bulb Updates are here…

    Junior House and Bulb Updates I have some fun news to share. Today is about Junior House and Bulb Updates. Starting off with this. Junior has been visiting us inside. He is struggling with some BIG choices we think. He actually has been having breakfast inside too. I am hoping that he comes to a decision soon. However, this warm weather we had this Saturday and Sunday is not helping us get him inside. See what I mean. Yes, look closely, that is him and he is suntanning his belly. This was while I was planting bulbs on Friday. No I do not want it to snow yet, but still……

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    Fall color Bulbs and Kitties for you this week.

    Fall color Bulbs and Kitties There is so much color this year. Have you been enjoying it too?? Today is about Fall color Bulbs and Kitties. Starting off with the Fall color. Here is the Sugar Maple showing off. Amazing how the color is around the top… as if it is not quite ready to let go. However I think my favorite is the different colors as this tree turns. AMAZING!! Apparently this Maple did not want to be missed either. It is almost as red as the Burning Bushes. Humm, I did I show you those yet?? Just wait. This tree is off the deck. This was my view…

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    Painting Snoopervisor getting closer to done.

    Painting Snoopervisor getting closer I can say that tomorrow is going to be my last day painting. Not only because of the weather, but I am done!! I can no wait to show you… First off here is my Painting Snoopervisor getting closer then he should to those spindles. I was petting him here… and of course guiding him away from the wet paint. Joe and I decided that am the touch up painter. I kept finding things. I hate to admit that I found a couple spots today. And no I did NOT get the garnet paint back out. I will have it out tomorrow for the trim on…

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    Bugs Red and little things happening this week.

    Bugs Red and little things This week has been BUSY! Not just about Bugs Red and little things EVERYWHERE!! Starting with this little cutie. I posted this on facebook so that I could find out what this will be when it grows up. Apparently it will be a Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly. She was moved it to a safe place and fingers crossed it will be a new butterfly next year. I also found these two Honeybees on a new blooming sunflower. I do love nature. It is truly amazing. Here are the bazillion little things. New storm door handle is only one of the new handles. Yes, the front door…

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    Deer Junior and Welcome Fall to the Homestead

    Deer Junior and Welcome Fall This has been a super busy week on the Homestead, With Joe working on other things and going back to work. No updates on the painting this week. However, Deer Junior and Welcome Fall is what I have to share. There are three Deer butts in this photo. Momma and the twins were foraging on the other side of the pond. Poor Joe missed it. He was down by the pond. I am ALWAYS grateful to see all the critters. Yes, even the fox up by the chicken coop. That was a few weeks ago. They were actually back there for several minutes. With the…

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    Red Theme for this week on the Homestead.

    Red Theme for this week So more progress and the Red Theme for this week. The color is called Red Garnet. That is what the post,. rails, spindles, shutters and front door trim. I was working all day on Sunday to get the top of the posts painted. Check out the difference. That is only one coat of the Red Garnet on the right. There is now a second coat on that and the left is now painted also. Here is the thing. A 5 gallon bucket of paint was not enough. Joe is using a new sprayer and there has been a learning curve shall we say. Anyway, there…

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    Progress is slow on the Homestead this week.

    Progress is slow on the Homestead Is it just me has everyone had a weird week?? Friday was especially rough, as you know. We are missing Mooch. Although Progress is slow on the Homestead, things are moving forward. Yes, photo was picked for this post. Why?? Well, because I want to share but not tooo much. haha. All the prep and organizing. Supplies and STUFF is here. Not I need the weather and all that to cooperate. Sound familiar?? I bet it does. You are not alone. The best laid plans, right?? Remember the pile of wood mess that I shared last week?? Well those that guessed it was about…

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    Weekly Deals week two and a Good-bye note …

    Weekly Deals week two Today is about the Weekly Deals week two. It will be basic info on that. I am super excited to share the list of things that are included this week. There are eleven items this week…. Texture Chic Memories and More Texture Chic Cards and Envelopes Rose Gold foil paper Trinket Adhesive Flowers Soft Succulent Satin Shimmer ribbon Slimline Envelopes White Frayed Ribbon White Velvet Sheets Real Red Ruffled ribbon Soft Pastels Assortment Fresh Freesia ribbon All of these items, dang are any of these on your wish list?? I am looking at the Texture Chic Memories and More items. However, Memories and More are always…

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    Memory Lane First Dates Do you remember?

    Memory Lane First Date Both Joe and I lost track of the date. I had a class tonight. I was looking to see when the next class was and saw the date. Came home and asked Joe if he saw the date. We have been busy doing a bizilloin things. Happy First Date Anniversary! You guys, I had to go waaay back, two years, to find this photo. Apparently I need to get on that! Joe is home for another week. Fingers crossed a lunch date! Question, do you remember your first date with your spouse or significant other? Tell us about it in the comments! Joe and I met…

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    Joe has a new Tool, plus big plans for more work.

    Joe has a new Tool I was happy to have a visitor at the Homestead. Christine and her Mom were able to stop on their way home from Shipshewana. We had a very nice, short visit and dinner. Joe outdid himself with smoked pork. So happy that they could stop. However more about Joe has a new Tool. Trust me lots have been going on. I will admit not by me. Wanna see what he got?? Here is the first of his new “toys”. With wanting to paint and clean up the house. This is a way to move faster and get it done. He has already cleaned up the…

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    Flowers and Dads Birthday Visit and dinner.

    Flowers and Dads Birthday Visit I wanted to go to Illinois for a visit on Thursday, but Joe was working. So Monday we went to bring Flowers and Dads Birthday Visit, plus of course we took them to dinner. Do you remember last weeks post?? That bud that was starting to open. Here it is… amazing and beautiful. If you come to the house you can not miss it. Right off the porch. I am really looking forward to the rest of the blooms on this and the one on the other side. However, I do not remember the name of this one. I have several different ones and this…

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    A Mouse Flowers and small Harvest this week.

    A Mouse Flowers and small Harvest It has been a week… let me tell you about A Mouse Flowers and small Harvest. Starting off here… with Clyde. I found him over here several times. Sent this picture to Joe. He pulled out the oven on Friday night. Saw nothing. Still Clyde and Cuddles would sit here. With that we went proactive. Got some traps and steel wool. Before it even got a chance to arrive. Joe found Cuddle “playing” with a mouse in the master bath. Yup, I have no clue who actually did the deed. However, I am grateful to have mousers in the house again. I knew one…

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    Frog Grapes Seedling and Flowers of course.

    Frog Grapes Seedling and Flowers Another crazy week here on the Homestead. Frog Grapes Seedling and Flowers is what I have or you. This poor little Tree Frog spooked me. I went out the door to toss the trash. Came back around and saw him. He was on the Front door frame. I am sure he was trying to enjoy the breeze. Dang it has been hot. Here is an update on the Grape vines. I have this Concord that has grapes. However the second one is too small yet. I will share that the irrigation has been a huge help. These grapes are going to be soo yummy!! This…

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    Smiling Sunday with Zinnias from the Garden.

    Smiling Sunday with Zinnias I figured on a Monday, Sunday funnies is good. However Smiling Sunday with Zinnias and Sunflowers would be even better. Why?? Because of the Smiles of course!! All of these pretties are from my gardens here on the Homestead. It sure has been a LONG time since I could make an arrangement with flowers from my garden. YES, I am excited!! There are soo many that I had a difficult time picking. Those Lemon Yellow Sunflowers were a last minute addition. What do you think?? When I got done… I called my neighbor and went to her house and put one together for her also. I…