Thursday, November 8, 2018

Here's the Church and Here's the Steeple

Today, was a memento day because our new church got the steeple put on.
 I took these photo's of this special event.   I can not tell you how much we
love our church families...this is an amazing church who loves the Lord with
all their hearts. I am so thankful to be a part of it.

The Lord is building this church, we put it all in His hands. Trusting fully in Him.

Blessings to your homes,
Simply Farmhouse

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Photo Shoot

Today, the girls and I went across the road to a soybean field and to a wooded
park to take some photos.You may or may not know this about me, but I used to be a full-time photographer.

I have taken some time off in the last few years, and I just take photo's of my girls and grands.

(Hubby and I don't like their photo's on line so a little mask will do.)

La la got tired of taking pictures, and when I said I was done, she ran all the way to the house.  Silly girl!

She's out of here.

My family has been doing great, I am so thankful for our blessings of family, home, and good health.  We have been enjoying slow days of just being home and homeschooling.. Our weather has been in the 60's with a mix of sun and rainy days.  How have you been?  Take care, and  I hope this post finds your family blessed and well.

Simply Farmhouse.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Simplicity of Fall

 I have purged all my old fall decor, and my goal is to keep my fall decor simple, light, and inexpensive. The pumpkin on the end table and the plaid blanket scarf came from Target dollar section.  As well as the little ceramic pumpkin shown below.  Less stuff, less storage.

Today, I purged my kitchen. I kept only a set of eight white dinnerware, eight mugs, and eight drinking glasses.  I also kept only one white casserole dish, and six white serving bowls and plates.  The rest has been purged. 

Then there's the love for throw pillows, oh my goodness, they are the easiest and fastest way to change up the living room or bedroom and even the front porch.  The only problem is where do you store them all?

I have purged a lot of my throw pillows and limited the amount in each room. The pillows do not have to be stored, they stay in their places. Instead of rows of pillows in my closet taken up a lot of space, I now have one simple little bin of pillow covers.   More to come as I keep working on living with less.

Wishing you the loveliest soon to be fall days🍁

Simply Farmhouse

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

At Home

My home is the most important institution in the world to me. If we really think about it home sustains us it fulfills our deepest needs for love and understanding, it gives us emotional stability, and it teaches us to live with others.  A wonderful place to retreat to after a day away and it is comforting to know that love awaits us.

Here is where life's hurts are healed, here we find new strength for the next day.  Isn't home a wonderful place to be!  We must see that the true values in life and in the home are not material but spiritual. 

It doesn't matter how much money a family has or how many comforts, the only thing matters that there is love and Christ in the home.  At the end of the day, all that matters is the affection and understanding that each of us share as a family.

A home where moral values are taught such as "The Ten Commandments, The Beatitudes, The Golden Rule, and The Fruit of the Spirits. In our home hubby/dad is the head of the home, there must be this loving and godly authority in the home.

In my home my goal is to have a attractive as possible home not with wealth but clean and clutter free.  A place where dad can't wait to get home to and our children never hesitate to invite a friend over.

When I was growing up there were two brothers who lived across the road from us in a very fine home. We lived in a little farmhouse nothing fancy.  They loved coming over to our little farmhouse, because of the love and home feeling they felt when they visited.  Sometimes my mom would cook breakfast for supper these brothers loved mom's homemade biscuits and gravy served with fresh garden tomatoes. Our little farmhouse left a lasting impression on them.  See it's not the finest comforts we have to offer it is the love and the warmth our home gives to others.

After all home is where our children learn the real meaning of love.

Be vigilant and guard your home, it is the little foxes that spoil the vine. Little things that take away from our lives of devotion and worship with God in the home and at church. 

Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.  Ps 127

Love to hear from you.
Simply Farmhouse

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Slow Days

Be at home more.....

Guard your time wisely....

Slow your days.....intentionally.

Organize, and purge your home....leaving only the beauty.

August where are your going?  

This month has been intentionally full of  slow days...  After all slow days just don't happen that have to be planned. I look around to see our littlest playing dolls in her room while our oldest is curl up under a cozy blanket reading a book.  Hubby put out some landscape creek rocks for me across the front of the house this morning.  I love being home!  I could never get tried of this life that I have been so blessed with.

Slow down, enjoy your home, and your family.  It is a wonderful place to be.
Simply Farmhouse

“The woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies.”  
J. R. Miller