Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Enjoy and Have a Blessed Day !

Time for a little down home feel good entertainment today ....

Monday, October 20, 2014

Vintage Christmas Present, Gift, Package ~ Sweet Magnolias Farm Free Printables & Clip Art

For this weeks Free Printable .. I found this charming Vintage Card in our stash of  fun paper goods .
A Beautiful Christmas Gift Wrapped Package.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Join Sweet Magnolias Farm for "Christmas at the Farmhouse" Sunday October 19th

Well Howdy you all ...
We just wanted to let you all know that
"Christmas at the Farmhouse"
Starts this Sunday October 19th at 9:00 a.m. PT.
Because of so many requests we are beginning the Christmas offerings a few weeks earlier than normal in the shop this year. Thank You to all you Gals who keep us on our toes ... !

The shop will be Merry and Bright with our Christmas Flour Sack Towels , Burlap Runners, Our New for 2014 One of a Kind Christmas Trees , One of a kind Christmas Wreaths,  Lace and Burlap Ornaments, Rustic Stars, and More...
We'll be filling the shop with wonderful One of a kind pieces to Deck Your Halls with ...
Plus it's the time to get an early start on Christmas gifts ...Or so we've been hearing from so many of you ... Our Flour Sack Towels make Great Gifts For:  Mom, Sis, Grandma, Aunty, Girlfriends, and Perfect for Christmas Parties...  Need something a little more personal .. then check out our Burlap Runners .. these are sure to delight that special someone ... and if you're just needing a little cheer added to your own Farmhouse Christmas you'll want to check out our One of a Kind Christmas Offerings To Make your Home Merry and Bright.

Please Note If you don't make it on Sunday to the Shop... well don't get your Tinsel in a Tangle because .. we will continue adding New Christmas Offerings each week so be sure and check back often.

Start Your Christmas Shopping  HERE Sunday October19th ...
Have a Beautiful and Blessed weekend ..

Monday, October 13, 2014

Vintage Helms Bakeries Reciept - Sweet Magnolias Farm Free Printables & Clip Art

Good Monday Morning to you all ..
Another Day, Another Week and a Fresh Start Once again ... to have a beautiful week.
I Love this old Helms Bakeries Receipt...
I came across a few pads of these several years ago .. and am down to one of them. I use them for sending notes and greetings to customers in their packages ..
However it would be charming to add a cute saying or write in some baked goods with prices etc. and the print it out and frame it for your kitchen ...
Or these would make adorable tags for Home Baked Christmas Gifts this year ..
The original receipt is in white w/blue lettering as shown ..
I am also providing it in this beautiful Sepia Tone Lettering and Lines ... which would look great on a brown paper wrapped package !
Enjoy !

Friday, October 10, 2014

Choosing Joyful and Prayerful ...

Hey you all .. hope you are having a Beautiful Friday ..a lovely start to your weekend.
You may have noticed my blog posts came to a roaring halt the last couple of weeks .. well once again .. I feel like a broken record ..but My Dad's been ill again.
Well I guess I can't say again.. it's more like he never fully recovered from his Surgery last October and having Sepsis in January of this year ..
He did well for a few months although he was severely anemic. The Doctors kept hoping his body would just kick back in and start making it's own blood again ..
But ... alas after waiting all these months it never has. Last month he started looking white, chalky and pail .. and feeling worse than ever back to the Dr.s  only to find out his blood levels had plummeted again.
We are now taking him to see a hematologist ..(blood dr,) .. which will be testing him for malnutrition which can occur from the fact part of his stomach was removed .. and therefore he can't absorb any nutrients including iron for his body to make blood .. So in the next week or so they will be testing him for that .. and then the next course of action will be taken which will be something called Iron infusions and possibly other treatments. As well they are giving him another endoscopy to check for bleeding too ..
I think earlier this year I titled my post about him "A Long and Tiring Journey" ... well that journey seems to continue and it most definitely has been a long Journey now nearing the 2 year mark .. and Tiring . .. yes most definitely.
Sometimes I get so frustrated that I just want him well again and for all of this to end .. and then I have to scold myself and realize what a poor attitude that is .. The Lord never promised that he will never give us more than we can handle but what he did promise is that..... In Matthew 19:26 Jesus said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”No matter what life hands us, just know that God will never give us more than HE can handle. We can’t do it all, but He can .....and I know that to be true throughout my life, he has never given me more than I can handle without his help .. so this too I know shall be the same.
I also know that there are people out there in this world going through far worse situations.. right down to losing a loved one that they desperately want back in this world and they would give everything to have them even if that meant going to Dr.s and hospitals etc ..There are families out there struggling every day right now because they have a child with cancer .. etc.. I can go on and on about the suffering that many people are enduring each day...   So every now and again I give myself a little pep talk and remind myself to get out of self and start thinking about others and remembering that God is always faithful, that he always meet my needs and even blesses me with the desires of my heart .. and that I can learn a great deal from this journey I am on. It's up to me to look for the things I can learn ... and to have the right attitude .. and when I don't to start over again ..  Attitude is everything .. you can either fight the journey and be miserable or you can have a joyful and prayerful attitude and make the journey so much smoother.  It doesn't mean you don't get frustrated, tired, weary, or that things will turn out the way we want them too , but it does mean that the Lord will be by my side to help me through each moment no matter what.
I'm choosing Joyful and Prayerful today !
Until Next Time ...

Monday, October 6, 2014

Vintage Thanksgiving Postcard ~ Sweet Magnolias Farm Free Clip Art and Printables

Hey You all .. Well it's been well over a week since I last posted .. This last week has been super busy getting the business ready for Christmas .. It's always strange for me to be designing and making Christmas in 100 degree heat .. It was like I needed a snow machine and to turn the AC on high so I could put on a sweater and pretend it was cold out..LOL !
I wanted to start today out with this Beautiful Thanksgiving Postcard from the early 1900's .. I love these old style cards with the glitter on them ..
This would be such a beautiful piece turned into a small plaque .. if you don't have the tools to cut wood can buy premade plaques at your local craft store ( michaels, jo anns and hobby lobby) Even Home Depot has a section of precut wood pieces. 
Simply Print this out to the size you would like .. then Use Modge Podge  to apply.  Add the Modge Podge directly to the wood . then lay your print on top and smooth it out gently with your hand making sure it applies evenly so there are no bubbles. Wait for it to Dry. Then coat the top with Modge Podge .... Drill a couple holes in the top corners and add your hanger ( ribbon, twine, wire etc) Or if you aren't handy with the drill Use Ribbon or Twine and hot glue the ends to each top corner on the back.   Then add some glitter to the front.. and you have a lovely Fall Plaque to enjoy that's been Made by You.
Check out our other Free Printables by clicking on the Free Printables tab right under our Header !