Thursday, December 12, 2019

Failures and Perserverance ~ Never Give Up

Absolutely .. my failures in life are too numerous to count or even remember .. and even when I just wanted to sit down and quit which I tried on some occasions for a short time.. then realized I had to get up and keep going and it's been worth it. I've learned so much in life by persevering... The Lord has brought me through so many failures and blessed me in ways I would never imagine.

12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12: 1-3
Don't Stop - Don't Give up - Failures, Doubts are part of life. They are there to mold and shape us and help us to look inside ourselves and then look around and ask what can I do better, How can I change the direction of the path I'm on , and then continue on with a new vision a new hope and renewed faith in God that he is able and willing if we will surrender and follow his leading. 
Until Next Time
Sweet Farmhouse Blessings

Monday, December 9, 2019

All new Farm Girl Fancies Upcycled Flannel Shirts ...

All new Farm Girl Fancies upcycled Flannels are now available in my Etsy shop ... 
Each shirt is curated, designed and then sewn by me  .. No 2 are alike as they are all custom and made from castoffs, vintage, and antique materials, laces, trims etc. that I have collected throughout the years.

Here's a sneak peek at what's awaiting you...

You can visit my Etsy shop HERE

Until Next Time

Wishing you 
Sweet Farmhouse Blessings


Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving from the Sweet Magnolias ..

It's a cold wintery day here in the Ozarks with rain falling and the temps in the 30's .. to me it's a perfect day to be cooking, baking, and curled up on the couch.

Our Tiny Turkey for 3 is just headed into the oven .. but the most important part of the dinner is complete .. I made my Grandma's delicious Chocolate Cream pie with graham cracker crust this morning and it's in the fridge chillin'. So far it's just been a lovely relaxing day here for us which I am so grateful and thankful for. I hope you've all had a beautiful day too be it with family or friends ... 

Wishing you all a very beautiful Thanksgiving Day from the 
Sweet Magnolias ... Sara & Abbey.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

When we all get to Heaven ...

I must admit I reminisce about the past more often than maybe I ought to.  I find the older I grow my mind reaches back to the memories of my yesteryears. And as I've sat sick in bed and on the couch the last few days too exhausted feeling to do more than make it to the kitchen or the bathroom .. I've found myself remembering back to a simpler time that I thoroughly enjoyed.

And one of those memories which I've shared on many occassions is singing hymns in Church growing up. As a young girl I found them endearing and of all the music I have ever encountered in my life .. Hymns have always stuck with me. I think it's because words are very important to me. Words can make or break, Can encourage or discourage, enlighten, empower, words can be full of passion, empathy, understanding, rejoicing ....and so on .. Words are powerful...

She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26

20 From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled;
    with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.
21 The tongue has the power of life and death,
    and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Proverbs 18: 20 - 21

For me Hymns have great meaning wrapped in them. They speak truth.. and carry a simple straight forward heartfelt message. 

When we all get to Heaven .. I can hear the entire congregation belting this one out on Sunday morning .. it didn't matter what your age this one song brought everyone to their feet, bellowing out the words and shouting out at the end "V - I - C - T - O - R - Y" .. Each person had the joy in their heart that one day that one special day when they left this earth and entered in to heaven that it would be without a doubt a day of rejoicing in heaven.  .. 

One day we'll all rejoice together ...

In the meantime I'll rejoice here thinking about the day I get to meet Jesus face to face .. 

For now I'll enjoy the life he has blessed me with here, The gifts he has bestowed on me, The blessings he has so generously given me, The lessons he has taught me, and how thankful I am to know him as my sweet saviour.

May you all have a beautiful and Blessed Sunday and week ahead.. 

May our prayer this week be: 
(  lyrics from another song)

                                              Make me a servant, Humble and meek,
                                             Lord, let me lift up those who are weak,
                                          And may the prayer of my heart always be:
                                                        Make me a servant today.


Wishing you all
Sweet Farmhouse Blessings


Friday, November 8, 2019

Flour Sack Christmas Towels have arrived in our Etsy shop ...

Our Christmas Flour Sack towels are back this year .. 

We have 11 designs to choose from 

in our Etsy Shop... 
 Our beautiful farmhouse flour sack towels are handmade by Lil' ol' us. As well the Graphic designs are made here at the farmhouse so you won't find these at your local stores. 

Each Flour sack towel is 100% cotton, is Low Linting, soft, absorbent and generous in size 28 x 29 inches not including the 5-1/2 inch ruffle.

Here's a sneak peek at a few of the 11 that are available .. 

You can find these and several other designs in our Etsy Shop HERE
Our Towels make wonderful gifts and of course will fill your home sweet homes with Christmas Cheer .. 

Sweet Farmhouse Blessings