Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pumpkin Pickin' & Hayrides ..by our Very Own Aunt Ruthie of Sugar Pie Farmhouse

Many years ago yes dating to the late 90's early 2000's ... I had the pleasure of meeting Sweet "Aunt Ruthie" or "Ruthann" of "SUGARPIE FARMHOUSE"
We met at the local antique mall where Abbey and I had 3 shops. She and Summer ( her daughter) used to come in and walk the aisles looking for just that special something. If you have visited Sugarpie Farmhouse then you'll know by the photos of her home that she truly does pick out some wonderful and amazing pieces to decorate her home.. and if you haven't visited Sugarpie Farmhouse then I urge you to take some time and visit ...you won't be dissapointed.
Our dear sweet Aunt Ruthie has an amazing talent for words, wisdom, and homemaking which you'll find throughout her website and in the several books she has written.
Aunt Ruthie is full of good old fashioned wisdom that spans the ages .. she shares her love for the Lord, for her family and for the blessed life she has.
I have had the priveledge and honor to receive an early copy of her newest book which is debuting today for the first time on her website...
When I received my early edition copy ..I was absolutely thrilled ..and just a peak at the first photos made my heart skip a few beats with complete excitement.
So here's to:
"PUMPKIN PICKIN' & HAYRIDES"  BY: Ruthann Winans ..AKA Aunt Ruthie
 The front cover or her new 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


set a happy theme in

your home! I have several throughout my house. You can use them as
a backdrop to showcase your fall décor. 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

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 new 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 ...)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sometimes you just need a Smile in Life .. The Flossie Chronicles Tails of an English Springer Spaniel...

Well this is just a quick post today ... as I am rather exhausted .. from all the hubub of our Yard Sale and the week following of doing nothing but cleaning and organizing for 6 days straight inside and outside and this week it's been catch up with orders ...
Today as Abbey headed out the back sliders to do some work ... Flossie stopped and sat down ... Abbey told me you have got to look at her .. and I can't believe it but she actually sat there while I got my camera and never moved an inch and still yet she sat long enough for us to grab a picture of her ...
What a silly little gal she is ... she sat down right under the curtains .. and as she picked her head up they feel ever so perfectly as to look like she had dawned a vail ... She's possibly trying out to become a nun ..  ??? ... LOL !
Well On a day I really needed a smile .. Flossie just didn't disappoint .. She truly is a little Angel God sent us from heaven.  10 months old and she's the sweetest little girl .. Such a blessing from above ..
Hope she put a smile on your face too .. if she did ..well she's doing her job and hopefully her job to be. I hope very soon to begin training Flossie to become a Therapy Dog .. because I know she would be a joy and a healing presence for those who are Lonely .. those who are sick .. and those who need recovery .. Her spirit is truly one of healing and Joy ...
Wishing you all a beautiful .. and Happy week full of many smiles !

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Many Thanks ...... And Glitterfest ....

Abbey and I wanted to say a GREAT BIG ......
to all of those who came out this last week and weekend to our Ginormous Yard Sale !
To all the TVM Gals that came by and took home treasures .. to the blog followers who came... to those who found us off craigslist and through our PennySaver Add ...
Our Yard Sale was a great success and we were able to close up by Noon on Saturday with literally only 6 boxes full of smalls left out of all we had out ... So Amazing .. and Such a Blessing !
Now we are working to get the house back in order and the back yard put back in order so life feels a bit more shall we say less chaotic and more in control.... for however long that lasts ..LOL !
Please don't forget ...
Yes it's this Saturday ... in Santa Ana, CA ... One day Only ! ...
No Abbey and I will not be there this time ..but many of our friends such as:
Lisa Loria
Rita Reade of Mammabellarte
Amber of Black Rooster Cottage
Jamie and Lori Martin of Two Wild Roses
Beck Wimbs
Robin Dudley Howes
and Many others
Be sure and go have a fun Day ...and even make it more fun by enjoying lunch and hitting a few shops in downtown Orange at the circle ..a great place to find some unique antiques.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sweet Magnolias Farm ... Annual "YARD SALE" ... THIS WEEK !!!

It's that Time again !!!!
Yes it's time for the "Sweet Magnolias Farm"  annual
We're Cleaning out every nook and cranny and Boy Howdy do we ever have alot of Nooks and Crannies !
Some of our close friends know we refer to the house as the "Warehouse" ... well "Warehouse" we shall not refer to it anymore ... This Sale is going to be a whopper ... !!!
Yes we are unloading the back Yard the Storage Shed .. the Garage .. all the Storage ... and it's all up for grabs !!!
Lots of Antique and Vintage goods .. with just a dash of everyday junk...
From Old Wood Crates ... to metal Utility Carts ... Stacks of Old books.... Furniture .... Glassware ... some pottery pieces .... Vanity Mirrors ... Old baby shoes ... vintage Desk wares ... Old cameras ... Wire baskets galore..... Big metal store rack ... vintage Clothing ... vintage lamps and floor lamps ....and lots of odds and ends that are too numerous to even mention  ...
See Ya all this week ....