Sheila Rumney

Nada Farm Sale May 2013

I’m sad it’s over!!!  I had the BEST time this past weekend at the Nada Farm Sale!  I had so much fun preparing for the show and traveling with BLUE LUNA!  We cruised down the highway singing and laughing.  I told my SIL it was so nice traveling with girls when we could stop for a garage sale or for restroom breaks.  We saw some darling towns and searched high and low for my constant supply of sWeeT tEA!!!!!

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Blue Luna (SIL April, niece Lauren, & I at the sale)

 

There was a FORD tractor inside one of the grocery stores we stopped at!

There was a FORD tractor inside one of the grocery stores we stopped at!

these awesome tomatoes were the first items to sell

these awesome tomatoes were the first items to sell

 

April holding down the fort.  Literally.  Friday night was SO windy!!!

April holding down the fort. Literally. Friday night was SO windy!!!

 

candles!!!

candles!!!

 

 I first heard about Anne Marie’s blog, Nada Farm, from my sweet friend Sheila Rumney.  Sheila is my encourager and inspiration so much of the time.  She always brings me joy and her amazing designs inspire me so much!  I am so glad she introduced me to Anne’s blog.

some of Sheila's goodies we had for sale

some of Sheila’s goodies we had for sale

I just love Anne Marie and her blog, her farm and her family.  Talk about genuine.  And true.  And beautiful.  Everything about her and her family & farm is full of natural beauty.  It was almost magical.  Every detail was thought out.  From the fabulous balloons, to the wanna be unicorn.  From the amazing bakery and the treasures it held, to the art painted on the walls of the barn.  From the sweet laundry line, to the amazing face painting set up.  Even the bathroom area was displayed cutely!  It was everything I imagined it would be and more!

Jordan the wanna be unicorn

Jordan the wanna be unicorn

 

 

part of the face painting station.  all of the kiddos were precious!

part of the face painting station. all of the kiddos were precious!

 

what a lovely vignette

what a lovely vignette

 

Anne Marie herself inspires me to no end.  The photos on her blog are full of beauty and the words as well.  She inspires me to be a better mother and cook.  To keep a better home and spend more time learning to be a better photographer.  A better friend and a stronger believer.  I felt such a connection when I met her and I wished we could have spent the weekend talking, as we have much in common.  I just may have to make the 450 mile trip again someday!

Anne Marie was the food stylist for PieOGraphy. Isn't she lovely?!

Anne Marie was the food stylist for PieOGraphy.
Isn’t she lovely?!

 

what was left of the delicious chocolate cake we had!

what was left of the delicious chocolate cake we had!

 

Another fun part of the weekend was the wonderful people I met.  Each vendor was so sweet and had gorgeous booth displays.  It was AmAzInG to meet the lovely and talented Traci Thorson who is an accomplished photographer!  She signed my PieOgraphy book:  Love, Peace, Pie!  How cute is that?!

She's so pretty!!!

She’s so pretty!!!

If you ever get the chance to go the sale I strongly encourage you to do so …. you won’t be disappointed.  And the moral of this blog is:  Life is short.  Life is beautiful.  You are worth the time and energy to make your dreams come true.  As much work as doing a show can be for this one I was able to enjoy every minute of. I got to spend time surrounded by all of my favorite things (I love junk!) and eating delicious food (oh the raspberry croissant from Java Jive…) and hanging out with wonderful people in a lovely setting.  So very worth it.

Comments are welcome!

Vintage Egg Carton Swap

Miss Rachel filled this trove with farmy goodness for me!

Miss Rachel filled this trove with farmy goodness for me!

I have had so much fun with this Easter Swap!  Finding sweet treasures, creating and of course receiving my packages!  And I’ve even made some new friends!  Swaps are a wonderful way to carve out time to be creative.  I hope you will consider participating in the next one.  Please be sure and check out these blogs from some of my new friends:

chippycottagecharmhouse , blessedanddistressed  thespeckledegg and  themarmeladegypsy

I hope you enjoy all of the fun photos below that were sent in.  I apologize that I was not able to use all of them as some files were too large.

 

 

My own mama got creative with vintage jewels, lace & ribbons

My own mama got creative with vintage jewels, lace & ribbons

 

I love the clothespin on these vintage greeting cards from Kelly

I love the clothespin on these vintage greeting cards from Kelly

 

I chose a theme for each of my recipients.  Miss Lindy loves horses so I was sure to include some buttons I purchased from Speckled Egg

I chose a theme for each of my recipients. Miss Lindy loves horses so I was sure to include some buttons I purchased from Speckled Egg

 

I love the photobooth miniature pics I found at a local antique store:  The Rusty Chandelier

I love the photobooth miniature pics I found at a local antique store: The Rusty Chandelier

 

Here I fringed some fun tissue paper to frame the carton

Here I fringed some fun tissue paper to frame the carton

 

You can't go wrong with glitter, tulle & lace

You can’t go wrong with glitter, tulle & lace

 

 

This lovely carton was created by Miss Michelle Donnelly

This lovely carton was created by Miss Michelle Donnelly

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This treasure was created by Kelly

This treasure was created by Kelly

 

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This beauty was made by Miss Sheila Rumney

This beauty was made by Miss Sheila Rumney

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Comments are welcome!

Pick Me Ups

I’m in need of a little pick me up today how about you?  What brings joy to your heart?  A smile to your face?

New life? Hope? A sweet face?

 

A cup of your favorite drink? A new sweater? A moment to relish.

 

A season? The great outdoors? A certain color that calms you?

 

Creating? Connecting with a friend? Shopping?

Sometimes when life doesn’t give me a choice in what I want to persue or how I want to spend my time I NEED a pick me up.  As silly as it sounds I find that in my own online journal full of things I want to do, places I want to go.  Where if time & money were no object I could create this dream world full of all that inspires me.  I updated my facebook status the other day to say:  “I wish I lived in my Pintrest world.  Ate my Pintrest food.  Lived in my Pintrest house.  On my Pintrest farm.  Made all the little Pintrest crafts.  At least I’m inspired!!!  : )”  And it’s true.  When I’m feeling down I can look at my Boards and see where my heart really lies.  The things that bring me joy.  That inspire me.  How I dream.  My little Pick Me Ups.

Comments are welcome!

The Gathering Sneak Peak in Pictures

The Gathering is going to be amazing.  PLEASE make sure to attend this event.  Not just to support me (I love you all & appreciate your support; thank you!) but also to support all of the AmAzInG, lOcAl, BeAuTiFuL, cReAtIvE wOmEn who are making this possible by being a vendor, an instructor, a chef, a volunteer, a sponsor, an advertiser, a friend, an artist, the list goes on.  There are not a lot of events out there like this one in our area and one that is so passionate about supporting women and their local businesses.  Y’all know I think women are amazing and I applaud each of you out there reading this and I thank you.  No matter where you are in life and what you are doing – YOU are amazing.  YOU are worth it.  YOU are loved!

Here is just a sampling of the talent you will see at The Gathering.  Just the tip of the iceberg.  I cannot wait to see you there!

Luminous Layers Class

 

Blue Luna

 

Journal Class

 

Carol Spinski – Guest Speaker

 

Tarnished Royalty

 

Jewelry Class

 

All That Jazz

 

Pottery By Laura

 

Just Claudia

 

bon*fiber

 

Housecat’s Hats

 

MockingBird Heights

 

Comments are welcome!
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