Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines Day !

Well it's here ...
It that Sweet Time of the Year ..
" Happy Valentines Day"
From Sweet Magnolias Farm

It's Time to share some sweetness with your sweetheart ...

To tell them how much you love them !

Show your love with  some farm fresh flowers ....

And take time to share a Lovely Sunset with that special someone in your life today  ....
Happy Valentines Day to all our Sweet Friends ... May you have a day blessed with Lots of Love from friends and family ...
( all picts courtesy of our bless your heart pin board)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

It's been a bit Quiet here on the Blog and there's a good reason why ...!

Well Hey There You all ..
Yep it's been quiet here on the blog .. pinterest and our twitter account for a while now and there's a good reason why...
About a week ago ... we came home to a sweet little note on our front door ..
The owners of the home we rent have decided to sell it after 7 years of us being here. And we literally have 60 days to vacate...
It's funny when we first moved into this house it was supposed to be for 1 yr ... to give us time after coming back from out of state to find a home to buy. Well after being here for just 3 weeks my Dad ended up having a triple bi-pass and then the story just lingers there after with his health issues to present day.( for those of you that don't know my parents and I share a home together)  I think we went 1 year out of the 7 where all was good with his health and we were just deciding to make the leap and find a home 2 years ago when his health took a turn for the worst again ...So 7 years in a home we only planned to stay 1 year in ... and here we are with literally 60 days to figure out where we are going .. can we buy something we love in that time and get moved ..
I'll be the first to admit I'm overwhelmed and even though I know God's in control and all will come out right it always has ... well that fear of the unknown is still creeping in to my mind .. the stress of looking around and seeing all that needs to be sold, packed and moved has been a constant battle the last week .. I'm praying .. I'm giving it to the Lord and taking it back and giving it back and taking it back ... LOL ! ...
Anyhow we have a big move ahead of us .. the days ahead are going to be full .. while we continue to keep the business up and running as long as we are able and we prepare to move ..
The part that excites us is to finally be buying a home again, getting into a place that is ours where we can actually paint and decorate it and make it a home of our own which we haven't been able to do in this home. It's been 7 long years of Navajo white walls .. and tile floors we detest . So in the new house  "No Tile Floors"  Please ... LOL ! ..
The biggest question is where ? We have considered moving out of state back to MO ..which is a place we have lived before .. but the question is, is that the right place for us or is staying here in CA the right choice .. so please pray that we will receive direction and we will make wise choices .....
I'll keep you all updated on where we end up ..
In the Meantime you all take care !

Monday, January 26, 2015

2nd Round of Vintage Valentines ~ Free Printables Clip Art

Well another Beautiful Monday Morning has rolled around once again here at the farmhouse. I hope you all had a beautiful weekend ..
I spent 12 hours on Saturday taking a Photography Class. Learning how to get out of "Auto" mode and into manual mode. I had a wonderful day .. Learned so much and can't wait to start applying all I have learned to my photos .. Well needless to say that long of a day and all that learning really tuckered me out so Yesterday I just spent the day resting and playing with Flossie.
 Looks like all of you in the South and East are in for quite storm ... well while you are whittling away your hours waiting for the storm to pass this is the perfect time to jump right in and get some cute Valentine projects made.
Well we are on the countdown to another fun Holiday ... "Valentines"...  I remember when I was a little girl I loved going to the store with my mom and picking out a pack of valentines. In my era they came wrapped in a little thin cardboard box wrapped in a decorative cellophane outer. I still actually have many that were given to me. In one class my teacher had us make large heart pockets out of construction paper and pasted them together so we had a place to keep all the valentines we were given in exchange in class ..  I still have that heart and all the valentines in it .. Abbey was always such a great mom and allowed me to keep many of the things I made in school. Today they are all tucked away in a trunk .. beautiful memories that I love to cherish.
So today here are 4 more Valentines that I found in our collection that I thought were just charming .. and I think these would be so great mixed with the other 4 I offered last week HERE ... for making valentine banners .. Print and cut them out and punch holes in each side and string them with some pretty ribbon or bakers twine ..  Or how about some simple placemats .. Print them on cardstock cut them out .. and then paste them into the center of a piece of construction paper or one of those paper doily placemats you can pick up at Wal-Mart etc.  There are so many ways to decorate with Vintage Valentines just let your imagination Soar ...

Don't forget to check out our "Free Printables" page HERE for more great items to use in your Craft Projects.

Monday, January 19, 2015

It's time for some Free Vintage Valentines ...

Good Monday Morning to you all ... !
Well it's another beautiful day here at the farmhouse .. ready to kick off a full day's work ..
Since we are a little less than a month away from Valentines Day .. I thought this was the perfect time to offer you all a few of our Vintage Valentines..
As I was going through the manila envelope marked Valentines yesterday ..I was shocked at how many we had .. it's been several years since I have peeked in that envelope ... so I'm excited to have these 4 to offer and more to come ..

Enjoy !

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A Fantastic Free Wedding Giveaway over at Touched by Time Vintage Rentals...

Hey there guys and gals ...
Well we are calling all Brides and Grooms to be today on behalf of our friends over at
Touched by Time Vintage Rentals ..
Touched by Time is having a "Free" Wedding Giveaway ..
They do this once each year ..
From having your Wedding Styled by TBT Vintage Rentals to having your make-up professionally done, A beautiful Wedding Cake, Videographer, Photographer, Flowers and "MORE" all donated by Professionals that will make a Brides dreams come true and no less ... at a beautiful Event Setting "Owl Creek Farms"
Read about it below..
Nancy and Kelly of TBT Vintage Rentals are a mother and daughter team that have a love for styling and a heart for making dreams come true. From Weddings, Engagements, Parties, Holiday Shoots ... and so much more this duo is on the road most days of the week either dragging their trailer behind them headed to event destinations for set up "yes they are hands on" .. or traveling the roads and highways adding vintage pieces to their warehouse making their inventory grow with fabulous unique pieces to offer their clients ..
Here are just a few of their Wedding Sweetheart Tables they have set up... From Rustic to Glamour ... they have the gift for making dreams happen...

If you would like to Enter their Giveaway .. stop in at their FB Page ... and do so HERE
You can Visit their website ..and view weddings they have styled ..and many but not all of the props they offer ... HERE

Monday, January 5, 2015

A Fun Weekend and New Additions to the Shop ...

Good Monday Morning to you all !
It was a beautiful weekend here at the farmhouse . Cool Crisp Mornings, Warm Afternoons, and Sunny Skies ...
Yesterday I spent the day with 4 friends .. we enjoyed a fun day flea marketing and having lunch together ... We Traveled about 2 hours from home .. and shopped the morning away. Filling our carts with Vintage Quilts, Old Dresses, Vintage Hats covered in Millinery Roses, Garden Furniture and so much more... we all came home with some fun finds. Some of those finds were to keep and some of those finds will be making it to the next "Vintage Marketplace at the "Oaks" in March.
Well can you believe we are already at the 5th day of the New Year .. !  Time already seems to be flying by ! Which means ... that yes Valentines is right around the corner .. and Spring won't be far behind it ..
We've been filling the shop with many new items .. including new Valentine Designs .. Some, One of a Kind Hand Mades.. and Some fun Vintage Finds ..
Here's a sneek peek ...

All of our new additions to the shop can be found HERE
Wishing you all a Blessed and Beautiful Week !

Friday, January 2, 2015

A New Year Start ~ Stength for Today and Hope For Tomorrow !

 A beautiful Friday Morning Devotion
As Your Days…

As your days, so shall your strength be.
Deuteronomy 33:25
Recommended Reading
Deuteronomy 33:24-27
Only one man is listed twice among the presidents—Grover Cleveland. He served two non-consecutive terms, so he’s listed as the twenty-second and the twenty-fourth president. Cleveland was a Presbyterian preacher’s kid who was trained in Christian truth. He faced a lot of troubles in office, but was considered honest. His dying words seem to have summed up his life: “I have tried so hard to do right.”
Cleveland had a motto he lived by, and it hung directly over his bed where he would see it every night on retiring and every morning when awakening. He once said, “If I have any coat of arms and emblem, it is that.” It was a verse of Scripture—Deuteronomy 33:25: “As your days, so shall your strength be.”

That’s a verse for you too. As we face a new year, none of us knows the challenges ahead. But if we have God, we have the passion of God’s power and strength within us. He will give us strength for each new day. In Him, you’ll always find strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow.

At home or abroad, on the land, on the sea, as thy days may demand shall thy strength ever be.
From the hymn “How Firm a Foundation,” attributed to John Keene.
Devotion By: Dr.David Jeremiah, Shadow Mountain Church, El Cajon, Ca
Wishing you all a Beautiful New Year .. May your Strength be enough to walk through each day and may you have bright hope for all your tomorrows of this New Year. Our Lives can be overflowing and with joy and yet equally overflowing with sorrows .. God never told us life would be easy but he did promise to help us through it.  I know sometimes there are great chasms where we have felt like God is not there, or does not hear us, but I have learned that he is there and he does here. These are times he requires our patience and trust in him. A time for growth in our life.
Isaiah 40:31
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
The Lord is always there through our times of unending joy to the moments of our deep sorrows and pain, we may not always "feel" his presence but he is there. He will give your strength for today and Hope for tomorrow...
Blessings .. Saa