Showing posts with label Simply at Home. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Simply at Home. Show all posts

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Happy Anniversary

This month was our 36th Wedding Anniversary.

Many has asked us what is the secret to a long marriage.
It takes God being the center of your marriage.
Builting our marriage on Christ and His scriptures.
Being filled with His Holy Spirit.
Praying together.
To allow Christ to work on your hearts.
Being that godly man and wife we all need to be.

Thank you hubby for still being in love with me.
after all these years. I will always love you.

This one man and me, I believe we are going to 
keep on grown old together.

To God be All the Glory!



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Autumn Reflections

Autumn is waiting in the shadows of summer, waiting to fill our eyes with its beauty.


Fall has found its way into our farmhouse.  
I am slowly replacing our fall decoration, I love the white pumpkins.
Lately, I have being seeing blue pumpkins in town, they are so cute.

What is there not to like about this season?  I can't think of anything can you?

Each season, and each day is ordered by God.
 Fall brings changes in our little farmhouse of warmth, 
cozy soups, fall dish towels, and plenty of baking.
A cup of pumpkin latte, a cozy blanket,
and a good book to take us to places 
that we only dream of.

Cable knit sweaters
Hunter boots
Apple cider
Fall leaves
Cozy Fires 


(The woods near our back yard)

These Autumn walks of golden sunlight and golden leaves are slowly coming our way. 



God brings us the beauty of Autumn, and reminds us that change will come,
and that He is with us.


Wishing you the loveliest fall day,  an apple-y kind of day.


I would love to hear from you.
The Farmhouse.



Friday, September 1, 2017

A Rainy Day At The Farmhouse

Tropical Storm Harvey blew in our area last night, it has been raining all day today. 
I believe it should be out of here by Saturday afternoon.
We have flooding in the area, but nothing to compare 
to the ones in the south who were hit hard.
Many prayers for them all.

We  needed the rain, so thankful it came this way.
With this rain came some cooler temperatures, which made our day feel a little like fall.   
Rainy days are great for baking!

Little  La La (nickname) who is eight,  is making her very first pumpkin roll.


 She is doing a great job!
After baking it for 15 minutes, its time to roll it up, and let it cool.

What a great job she did, for her very first try at making a pumpkin roll.
We have been invited over to our older daughters beautiful home this evening, to enjoy soup, and sandwiches on this rainy evening. We are taking this pumpkin roll to help out. 

 I love watching the rain fall out of her beautiful windows.
Not to mention loving all over those grand babies.
(yes, we designed this house plan)

Have a lovely afternoon, are you getting the rain as well?

Hugs from the farmhouse!
Recipe will follow soon.

Friday, August 25, 2017

A Picnic Within The Greenhouse

While the girls were busy with school, I secretly went out to the greenhouse 
to set it up for a picnic. They were very curious, and I no longer could keep it a secret.  
When they found out, they were excited about having a picnic for lunch in the greenhouse.  
Only one thing they had to do, they could not come in until I had completely set it up.



Setting the table oh, how fun!


Sitting among the plants.

The table is spread with a tasty little lunch.




My guests have arrived, and they are very excited about it.

(hubby doesn't like their photo's online, a little mask will do)

This is what spoons are for after all, silly little girl.

We enjoyed watching the butterflies just outside the door.
A few flew in and landed among us.  What fun it was to have them around!

We have a new guest!

Another little guest waited patiently to be invited in.
She eventually made her way in towards the end of our picnic.
I wonder if it was because the girls kept tossing pieces of their lunch to her. *-  (wink)

Leaving the table within, I am very sure we will be back really soon.

Thank you for coming along on our picnic!
Hugs from the farmhouse.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Early







   





Quietness fills my early morning. The whiteness of clouds called dew kisses the grass.
Sweet praises begin to ring out from many birds who have their little chest 
puffed out worshiping their Creator.

"There is nothing more beautiful than nature early in the morning."

Just me resting in the midst of this beautiful quiet, cool morning.
Gently swaying in the porch swing with puffy pillows cozily surrounding me.
My bare-feet resting on a soft area rug while I slip on hot cocoa.

This day, this beautiful, quite morning is before me.
The wonder of it all and the beauty is in the stillness.
A wonderful hush is all around; here is where I find my peace.
Here is where I breathe deep.

Summer mornings quickly pass by, and then slowly fade away.
Fall gently replaces summer with the coolness of each new morning.
These mornings on the porch will be a moment in time.
Fall days of brilliant colors push their way through. While winter
awaits in the balance for his turn, to kiss the ground with snow.
A time to slow down and be still in Him.

These are the moments in time; simply take time to see the wonder. 

No matter our age we anticipate the next season of our lives....
Are we ready to rush into the next season? 
I should think not.

When we rush to the next season of our lives,
we will miss out on what God has for us this season.
Live life in the moment for this moment is all you have.

In this moment, in this season allow God to work in your life, guide and teach you.
He wants to prepare you with strength for what may come.

Those new seasons will come, and when they do
you will be ready to embrace whatever they may bring to you.

Autumn
Winter 
Spring
Summer
These seasons are what a symphony ought to be:
four perfect movements in harmony with each other;
each season in Him prepares each of us for the next.


~ bloom with grace,
Simply Farmhouse


Saturday, June 17, 2017

A Better Tomorrow




Over many trails and errors, I have learned that I was to serve the Lord in all areas of my life and that I was to serve Him with gladness even when I was cleaning my home or cooking meals.  He desires all the praise and all the glory in my every day life. 

What is true worship in our daily lives? It is through our conduct, living a pure and holy life before Him, it is how we treat each other, and it is through the words we say. It is teaching our children of Him, and it is when we take the time to pray and read. Its when we give to God and others. When we sing praises.  It is in our daily lives that we should give God the glory and praise. This worship is the highest worship until God.

Serving and pleasing God in this wonderful ministry that He has called each of us to do.


I would love to hear from you.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Herbs







Yesterday, I set the farmhouse table up with empty pots, soil, and herbs.  Nothing is so relaxing than planting herbs or a garden. These herbs have a place  in my home. A plan is in mind, one that will take some time to completed.  However, when the place and room is finished you will see these herbs displayed in this planned place.   Just a little thought that will keep you wondering.

May your day be restful and cozy,

Monday, February 20, 2017

Spring Teasing..

This is my peach tree, it is in full buds.  It is four years old  and it is old enough to put out peaches. Each year the freeze kills all the blooms, and we have not had any peaches.  We are waiting to see what this month and next month will do to it.  Maybe, we will get some peaches this year!?


Climbing rose bush is leaving out, everything is so confused.



Near 90 degrees in the greenhouse today.

I have really enjoyed slipping out to the green house this past winter.
A great place to sit and enjoy the warmth, and sunshine on cold winter days.



I have been taking advance of these beautiful spring days.
I am painting my rocking chairs and swing today. Giving my front porch a fresh new look.

This year I am going to have to replace my pillows for the porch.
After three years using the same pillows, they are in need of replacing.

So, a new look for the front porch this spring...Yay, I am kind of excited about that.

As much as I love springtime, in my heart I am saying this can't be good.  Spring temps in the winter?
Could this mean winter in the spring? Or very severe storms with tornadoes treats?

Simply remembering that
 "This is the day that the Lord has made, 
I will rejoice and be glad in it"

What have you been doing?  Are you having early spring like weather in your area?

Hugs, from the farmhouse.