Friday, December 31, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
This past summer we took care of my brother and sister-in-law's farm so they could take a much needed vacation. After a brief "training session" we were left to tend to the animals. Sounds daunting, huh?
Truth be told, we felt like we were the ones on vacation. We made some fast friends with the animals...the chickens in particular. As we got out of our Jeep each morning, they were there to greet us with their cheerful clucking. I fell in love with those chickens.
We often took family and friends along to share in our joy. On one occasion, my mom joined us and got to witness first hand those welcoming chickens, the whinnying horse, the playful goats, and Truman the cantankerous donkey. Still, there was something special about those chickens. Mom saw it...mom understood.
Now fast-forward to Christmas 2010.
Beautiful gifts...too blessed to count! Yet one stands out for its pure simplicity and for embracing the true spirit of giving.
Take a look.
Can you see the chicks in the picture?
Keep looking because this gift is too big to wrap!
It reads, "To: Jenny "The Chicken Keeper" From: Mom. I bought 10 chickens for a needy family in your name." A family in need now has daily access to food, compost, and a source of income!
The tears welled up as they do now.
Wow Mom...thank you.
Thanks for being my mom and for totally getting me.
I love you to pieces!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
You know I have a weakness for denim.
A perfect pocket for sharing little love notes or a
This particular pillow went to the shop, but I liked it
so much I made myself another.
I call this one...
I like the look of the pillows piled under my rustic
little Christmas tree.
What are your creative alternatives to the traditional
I'd love to hear from you!