Thursday, April 30, 2009


Opens Tomorrow !!!!

Make Sure to come and be part of our Grand Opening ..Tomorrow Friday, May 1st.

At last count we recieved there were 28 artisans taking part in the Early Works Mercantile there will be Lots of wonderful items to choose from ..a Great diversity of offerings that will not dissapoint we are sure.

Be sure to visit Our Early Works Page "Sweet Magnolias Farm" ..We will post a live link tomorrow for you right here on our blog ..

Can't wait to see you all there !!

Blessings ...Sara & Abbey

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Preparing all new offerings for Our Web Site

A Sneek Peek at just part of what's coming Soon
Sweet Magnolias Farm

It's been a busy 2 days so far ..we have been preparing our web site "Sweet Magnolias Farm" ..with all new offerings.

When we had Sara of Graphic Pretties collaborate on creating our new graphics ..I told her just get rid of everything ..we are starting Fresh. Well this starting Fresh is quite the job. But will be well worth it in the end I am sure. We were looking for a different layout and style ..something more US ..Our last graphics were a choice based on ..Gee this will do the job to get started none they were very nice Sara Created those too ..but they just weren't us in the end.

You wouldn't believe the pile I have on my desk right now ..of offerings I have taken picts of and am writing descriptions on and pricing. I was looking at it thinking oh my gosh look at all this ..then I started counting up what was here ..and Oh my Gosh's not even a dent in what actually needs to be done !! LOL !!

So ...Today will be full of more picture taking ..more offerings added work work !!

I want their to be a huge amount of offerings all different and unique ..not just the same thing over and over again.

In the meantime while I sit here working ...Maggie is laying beside me as she always does ..keeping watch of the Kitchen .. She is a foodaholic ...Not that we let her be ..but she keeps watch for the smallest crumb to fall and then she is off and on to it quicker than a bee on a flower.

The last few days she has been getting a treat she loves ..Beef Rib Bones ...a week ago we went to our favorite BBQ joint out here Lucilles and the bigger part of our family loves Beef Ribs ..I always make everyone save the bones and ask for a huge take home box then store them in the frig and dole them about between Maggie and Scout ...over a few weeks time. Oh you should see them when we pull the box out of the frig ...doing the Happy Dog Dance.

It's a bit messy so I have some extra white flat sheets that I use for drop cloths etc. ..I lay one of those out they get on and go to chewing like they have had no better treat ever. They clean up what us humans didn't get off and then start to chewing the bone and knawing it down. I will tell you it's one way we have learned to keep the Vet Bill down. The Bones clean their teeth beautifully ,,which in turns helps their gums with gingivitis and the Marrow of the bone is super healthy for them. So It's a win win situation.

Well this morning we have had quite the blunder here at home. We have always used a pressure cooker ..for cooking meats. More now than ever ..since my dad had his heart surgery and we keep to a healthier diet. Anyhow ...this morning Whole chickens were being pressure cooked for the Dogs ..that is part of their meal at night. Well we got to chatting and forgot to turn the fire down under the pot ..the rocker was rocking beautifully ..then all of a sudden we heard terrible hissing ..of course we were upstairs we came down running find Chicken broth spewing and spitting clear up in the kitchen the ceiling, walls, Everything...we got the fire turned off and ..well it's been an hour and Abbey is still cleaning. We have NEVER had this happen in over 30 yrs of using a pressure cooker. Thank Goodness the Lid didn't blow off ..Abbey turned it on and just forgot to turn the flame down before coming up and then we got to talking and Well that's what's called and "ACCIDENT' !!! ...that's how they happen.

So it's been an eventful morning here ..if you love the smell of chicken ..well you would love our house right now ..Poor Maggie ..I had to pull her out of the kitchen ....she was trying to lick the tile flooring. LOL !!!

I guess it's time to get back to work nothing is going to happen all by itself ...Darn was hoping to wiggle my nose and it would all be done ..LOL !!

By the way Thanks to all of you who re-added yourself as a follower and re-added my new blog to your blog ...and Thanks to those who have left comments ..we have appreciated them GREATLY !!!! We are looking forward to newcomers too ..and welcome everyone to be part of The Sweet Magnolias Farm Blog

Blessings to you all ...Your Kindred Friend ...Sara

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Our New Blog

Welcome To the New Sweet Magnolias Farm Blog.

As I posted recently on our Sweet Magnolias Antiques and Primitives blog ..we would be changing over all of our sites to the SweetMagnolias Farm name ...we are doing the same with our Blog ... Trying to get everything in line with the same name to make things easier all they way around and it sure makes it easier for everyone to find us.
We would be most grateful to those who have posted us as a favorite blog ..if you would take a moment of your time and add our new URL address in place of the old one as we will be discontinuing that blog. our new address here you can see in your address bar at the top.
Previously on the old blog ..I was the one and only person posting ...I will continue to post as I always have ....and will be welcoming my Partner Abbey (Mom) ..
We have been partners all along ...However she has been busy with so much else that taking time to blog wasn't on her agenda ..although she most likely won't post all the time ..she will pop in from time to time and share with you as I have. I can't wait for her to do so ..she always has great tidbits of info. that I never think of.
So we Welcome you to our blog and look forward to sharing with you throughout the week each week ..all about what we are doing, where we are selling , when and where new items are being posted ..and so on and so on.
Oh a be sure to re-sign up as a follower over here ..because I can't carry you over ...So wish that was an option.
Well here's to our new journey on our new blog ..May this be ever so fun for all !!!

With Warmest Regards ...your Kindred Friend ...Sara