Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hello again!

Hello, to any precious person who may have stumbled upon this desolate blog.

We had a nice summer full of painfully hard work building fences, gardening, learning the ins and outs of livestock and everything else that pertains to starting a homestead.  It was so full, we didn't have the time to work much on the house other than do a few of the ugly but necessary type things (not really worth blogging about to me.)  However, we did add transoms over the master bedroom and bathroom doors using glass Jeff salvaged from a building demo.  It's the kind of glass with wire between two panes of glass.  When we've finished trimming it out and painting, I'll be sure to show you all.

The next project we'll soon be starting is the second floor.  It's entirely unfinished right now but the kids have been using it as their bedroom anyway.  For now, the plan is to do one bedroom start to finish then the other bedroom, but we'll see.  Those rooms will be decked out with painted pine walls and built-in twin beds so I'm really looking forward to seeing them done.

Now that fall is here, the kids and I are back to school which seems way more difficult and time consuming than ever before.  It's quite the balancing act, teaching three grade and caring for two little bitty ones plus all the regular day to day stuff, but I'm enjoying it.  It's forcing me to be a bit more structured and efficient with my time which is good for me...I think.

So, what is it that has pulled me out of the deep, dark recesses of life?  A giveaway.  Have you heard about all the Cabbages and Roses fabric giveaways going on right now? I'm sure lots of you have and maybe your posting about it too for all those extra chances to win! There are four give aways in all.

                       These pretty red fabrics are being given away
                                             at Dreamy Whites

these are at My Sweet Savannah

these lovely blues are at French Larkspur

and lastly, these are at Lobster and Swan.

I love them all, don't you?  Pillows come to mind first, of coarse, but I bet there are a multitude of things that could be done with them.

Good luck to all of you who are entering.

See you again soon, I hope!


  1. Hi,
    Glad you're back! I'm having a little giveaway over at my place but nothing so exciting I'm afraid.

  2. Glad you are back, if only for a giveaway. Sounds like you have been pretty busy. The windows with the wire sound delightful, looking forward to seeing the pictures.

  3. Welcome back! Looking forward to your future posts. I took a break from blogging, too. That is the awesome aspect of being a blogger:you can take a little time off to focus on other things in your life! hugs, Cathy

  4. Celeste,

    I check your blog often to see how you are and where you've been. Happy to hear all is well in your world and that your absence is due to tending to life's details. Thank you for the heads up on the fabric give-away. I'll be hosting one soon I'm sure you'll like. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by those you love most.

    Your Friend,

  5. Welcome back!! I would of loved to hear how to start a homestead. Maybe you can write us a book? You are living my dream right now did you know that??? I would love to move to the country and start a farm. We of course have no real experience doing this so it's awesome to hear you can start from scratch!!

  6. Hey friends! Thanks for the warm welcome back!
    ☺ Celeste

  7. Honestly I cannot even begin to understand how you balance all of that!

  8. I missed you. Hope to see some photos soon of your progress. Have a happy Christmas and enjoy a little down time.