Friday, September 27, 2013

It's Fall Y'all ~ It's Official !!! Pumpkin Pickin' and hayrides by: Sugarpie Farmhouse

Well a Great Big Hello and Howdy from here at the Farmhouse ..
 
Can you believe it's officially Fall !
 
Yep .. even the weather seems to be cooperating right now with cool mornings ~ Warm Days ~ and Cool Evenings ..Yippee my favorite time of the year ..
 
Now only if I were living back in the mid west or east or south ..I would be enjoying those beautiful changing of colors on all the trees but since I'm not .. I'll just have to surround myself with all the beautiful fall decorations and enjoy all the lovely pictures of fall in it's complete glory on pinterest ..
 
Today I wanted to share my Sweet Friend Aunt Ruthie with you.. Well many of you already know her blog and follow it faithfully but for those of you who don't well you need to hop on over and start enjoying her wonderful blog filled with lot's of wonderful recipes ~ how to's ~ and Faith Filled posts that are such a pleasure. As I've heard someone say before they can just spend hours reading her posts and looking through her photos.
 
Aunt Ruthie also has a few books she has published over the years .. One of which is just perfection for the fall ...
 
 
"PUMPKIN PICKIN' & HAYRIDES"  BY: Ruthann Winans ..AKA Aunt Ruthie
 
 
 
 The front cover or her  fall book is just so adorable and ever so charming with her two sweet little grandsons dressed in their country boy shorty-overalls bringing in their wagon load of pumpkins fresh from the crop ...




 the 96 page book ..Yes you read correctly 96 pages .. is plumb full of vintage photos, and stunning photography of Sugarpie Farmhouse ...along with ...



fun family traditions, yummy recipes and Nostalgic Delights as Auth Ruthie says.




I love her Section Titled "Tips for Tidying up your Home" ... where you'll find 22 fabulous easy, uplifting and encouraging tips for keeping  a home ...!


In the "Festive Harvest Home" Time to Decorate... section Aunt Ruthie shares several pages of wonderful and simple ways to make your home ready for the fall ...One of my favorites being
 
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"BLACKBOARDS WITH JOYFUL MESSAGES

set a happy theme in


your home! I have several throughout my house. You can use them as
a backdrop to showcase your fall d├ęcor. Place a row of pumpkins in
front or arch twigs and tiny, white lights along the top. Write a
scripture, a seasonal quote, your supper menu or a love note to your
family!"
 
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And if you are looking for some wonderful recipes .. "Raising my hand here" .. well above in this scrumptious chipped and tattered yummy blue chair .. is a scrumptious and yummy bowl full of  ... "Granny's Secret Apple Pudding Cake" ... I'll take the whole pan Please !
 
 
And Yes ... the Recipe is included along with many other "Country Fall Fixins" that will make your tummy rumble in a good way ...!!!


These Few pictures are only a small little glimpse into this wonderful book ... These are just 8 of 96 pages .. so you can imagine how wonderful the other 89 pages are ... and you'll enjoy reading all the homemaking tips .. homemaking wisdom, decorating ideas, Recipes and so much more that will make you delighted with excitement.
 
Pumpkin Pickin' & Hayrides is simply Charming.. Delightful .. and Uplifiting for the Soul.
 



 
So head on over to Sugarpie Farmhouse .. Meet Aunt Ruthie and Grab yourself a copy of her Fall book ... "Pumpkin Pickin' & Hayrides" ...HERE

 
(Please Note all Images are the sole property of Sugarpie Farmhouse.. please obtain permission for use from Aunt Ruthie ...)
 
 
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Oh What a Beautiful Morning ...

 
Hi there .. Hope this post finds you all having a beautiful September Day !
 
This morning is absolutely glorious here at the farmhouse ... I awoke to an overcast and foggy morning with just the perfect coolness I would say even a bit of the Ocean air was carried inland overnight in fog and has sprinkled a bit of it's lovely saltiness on us this morning ..
 
It's such an amazingly nice break from the scorching heat that has not given us a break for several weeks now ..
 
It's always a bit funny to go from such hot weather to such cool weather .. From no blanket to "where's a blanket?"  from Peeling off your clothes trying to get cool .. to " I need a sweatshirt" .. from barefoot 24hours a day to  " now what did I do with my slippers?" .... And it's only in the 70's this morning from the way we are acting you just might think we are preparing for a snow storm ..LOL ! ...
 
Well it's been a long time since I have got to regularly post here on our blog.. and I have truly missed it and missed chatting with you all. For those of you who leave us comments .. Thanks So Much each and every one are so appreciated and please know that even when I don't get back with you ..
 
Our lives the last 6 months between work and family illness as I have mentioned previously has really been all consuming.
 
Trying to keep business moving forward and keeping up with orders etc .. and opposite that we have been at Dr.s and Hospitals .. any addtl. time has been spent running errands ..and grabbing an hour here and there to just rest.
 
And the Next few months ahead do not appear to be sparing us any change from the months that have passed. They have finally come to a conclusion on my Dad's illness and we will be embarking on a new journey with him which I will share more about in the next month.
 
I have always said life comes in seasons .. and this has been and shall continue for a while longer to be a season of our lives. The Beauty is each season doesn't last forever and a new season comes bringing new beauties, wonders, difficulties, joys, sadness, strengths and weaknesses.
 
My Joy is that with each season I know I have one true thing that never changes and that is the Lord. For me I cannot imagine life without him. A friend that I have, recently reminisced the same sentiment to me. She has walked a long arduous path the last 3 years .. she did not know the Lord as her savior but came to know him in that 3 years and she told me a week back that she could not have made it through her difficulties without knowing him... I am so happy for her !
 
 
 
 
 
 
So I will keep moving ahead .. enjoying each new day as the sun rises or the flog rolls in or even if the unrelenting heat returns !!!
 
Each day I will "Put on my Big Girl Panties and Deal with it " .. LOL !!!
 
Take Care .. and Be sure to always Smile ..it's hard to be mad or angry when your smiling ~ Put your arms around the one's you love and tell them how much you love them ~ Spend time with your parents and show them you care ~ enjoy your children they'll be flying from the nest quicker than you ever imagine ~ enjoy each new day for whatever it brings because we are all so very blessed in so many ways .. !
 
 
Have a Great Week ..!
 
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Many Thanks To Rita And Christie of The Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks

 
 
Well it's been a whirlwind of a last month .. but it's been a good whirlwind !
 
Last month about 3 weeks before the Market we had to call Rita and Christie and graciously cancel being there ..which was really hard to do. I'm one of those people that once I make a commitment I don't like to break it. But this was a situation that just couldn't be helped.
 
Well a few days later Rita came up with an idea for us to be able to come and sell at the market ..
They have a vintage truck at the entrance for a cute display ..and she thought that us selling out of the truck would make it easier on us so we didn't have the huge 2 tent setup we normally do. I immediately took her up on it .. they were trying to meet us halfway to get us there and I most definitely wanted to meet them halfway to get there.
 
So it all worked out .. I ended up going on my own .. and setting up  and selling which worked out beautifully.
 
Oh my heavens was it ever a hot hot weekend in the high 90's and 100's and being near that black asphalt was no dream ..but hey I was just thankful to be there. So on Friday in the afternoon when it got way too hot ..Should I say Sweltering ! ... I got a bag of Ice and plopped it into the plastic tub my merchandise bags were in ."yes I took the bags out" .. and put my feet down in all that ice ... and  within minutes I was feeling so much better. Saturday Proved to be another day of icing the feet ..and my mini foot pool caught on with some of the other sellers ..galvanized pans were being bought and sold from seller to seller for mini foot pools .. LOL !
 
Thank You To Rita and Christie for offering up a way to sell at the Market ! ...I had the best time and really enjoyed setting up in the Vintage Truck !
 
Thanks to Dean and Sylvia and Rita and Christie and everyone else who came and checked on me periodically for food and water .. you were all such a blessing !
 
And A big Thanks to everyone who came out in the "Sweltering" heat and once again shopped and supported all the small business that makes up "The Vintage Marketplace" ... I cannot tell you all how much it means not only to myself but each seller out there to have you all come !
 
So for those of you who live to far off or who couldn't make it to this market .. Here's picts of our setup in the Vintage Truck  next to the entrance of the Market ..
 
 
 
 









 
 
For Picts of the Entire Market be sure to visit "The Vintage Marketplace" FB page HERE
 
 
And Look for new offerings being Listed in our ETSY shop .. Starting this Saturday Sept 14th 2013.
 
 
Have a Great Weekend ..
 
 
 
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

We Remember !!!


 
 
 
 
On This September 11th of the year 2013 ..

Sweet Magnolias Farm

has "NEVER" Forgotten

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I shall always hold the memory of that day as I awoke here on the west coast while staying at my Sisters Home when we turned on the t.v. that morning and in disbelief viewed the tragedy before our eyes that was being captured live.

It was an absolute Horror and Atrocity that I pray shall never happen again.

We as citizens are responsible for making sure this  never happens again by voting for officials that have our best interest as a nation in their hearts and minds and by making sure that this history stays alive in the youth of our country so that they shall be on alert to not fall complacent in the future.

To All those who lost a loved one our hearts still ache with yours for their loss and even though we may not know them by name their life shall be etched on our hearts and minds forever

Let's no let 911 happen ever again !

Fight to keep America Safe !
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Vintage Marketplace .. 2 days and the fun begins !

All ...
 
Well we have been on standby mode all week not knowing if we were going to make it in the end to The Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks ..and today we got the green light !
 
YIPPEE !!!
 
As I mentioned in my last post things have been a bit back and forth for us lately due to family illnesses. One being my Dad .. He's still not well .. but he's a trooper and want to come help me at the market so as long as he is up to it he'll be there as always to help out ..
 
I thought I would give you all one last sneek peek ..
 
Of our 2013 version of our Sweet Magnolias Farm "Farmhouse Pumpkins" ...
 
 
We will have a limited amount of these this year. Abbey is hard at work still getting them ready it's been very last minute for her with all that's been going on with my dad ..
 
 
Come Join us Friday Morning .. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. ...

 
 
Oh and P.S. we won't be in our normal space under the trees ! But don't worry you can't miss us .. we'll be greeting you all this time right at the entrance ...Look for the Vintage Truck and there you'll find us !
 
Hugs and Blessings to you All !
 
 
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