Wednesday, June 30, 2010

We're Featured in Romantic Homes!

Our Canvas Bordeaux Buckets shown above

We're over the moon about being featured in the August issue of Romantic Homes Magazine.
In the article, "A Vintage Year" you can see our Canvas Bordeaux Buckets, Galvanized Tin Pedestal, and our Zinc Place Cards. It's available on newstands, so we hope you'll check it out.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Don't Let Flies Bug You

Don't let pesky flies bug you during your 4th of July outdoor celebrations. Our new Willow and Glass Fly Catcher takes care of these pests the old-fashioned way--without harmful toxins. This vintage style fly catcher will have guests buzzing as your garden becomes a fly free zone. It has a hole in the bottom. Fill it with something tantalizing. Flies get in but they can’t get out. A good all-natural fly catching recipe, based on the old adage, “you can catch more flies with molasses than vinegar”, is a simple mixture of equal parts molasses and water. It's especially helpful for those annoying fruit flies, too.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Glassware Caddy--perfect for summer

When the warm weather embraces us, my family does a ton of outdoor entertaining. Our patio basically becomes our daily living/dining room. I get tired of lugging things in and out of the house though, which is why our new Wire Glassware Caddy is my new best friend. Forget having glasses slip and slide all over trays. The caddy keeps them safe and sound for easy, convenient transport to our outdoor world. Available at Farmhouse Wares.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Life's a Picnic

I must have this vintage style picnic tin. It comes with all the goodies you see here. Its red, white and blue colors make it perfect for a 4th of July picnic.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Fluffy's Annual Hair Do

Some of you may recall my post last year about Mr. Fluffy's annual shave. Well, it's that time again, and he's looking smart with his new hair-do. (Many of my friends like to refer to it as a "hair-don't.)
He was turning into quite the furball, and he really suffered during those few hot days we had, so here he is--not so fluffy right now. He's getting a ton of extra love and attention too. You know how it is with a new buzz just can't stop running your hands over it. He's loving every minute of that.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Help Save the Gulf Coast

My friend Lindsey of A Great Full Day is asking for our help. Like all of us, Lindsey is searching for a way to reach out and offer support to those affected by this devastating oil crisis. As a lifelong Louisiana resident, Lindsey's heart aches over the Gulf tragedy that is unfolding around her beloved coast. She's decided to donate 100% of the proceeds of this beatiful photo print to the Audobon Society who is helping preserve wetlands, heal animals and clean up the mess. Lindsey's seashell print is a reminder of the fragile beauty that is at risk here. Lindsey is also offering free shipping on this print when you purchase by midnight June 14, just mention this blog post in the message to seller section during checkout from her etsy shop.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My New Favorite Treat

Have you tried greek yogurt yet? OMG! It is pure, creamy heaven. Greek yogurt is a lot thicker than the yogurt we all know and love, and it's packed with protein. My favorite is Chobani, and they say there's "a jaw-dropping 14-18g of protein in every 6oz cup of Chobani." I like to dress mine up with Agave Nectar (known as honey water and also a very good treat). This has been such a busy week, running here and there. Greek yogurt has come to my rescue, keeping my engine running. When I'm this busy, I usually get all droopy by afternoon, with a low-blood sugar feeling, but not since I found Chobani. Sweet!

Monday, June 7, 2010

New! Enamel Pitcher

I'm pretty crazy about the casual country style of enamelware, and nothing says country living quite like our new Vintage Style Enamel Pitcher. The simple charm of this enamel pitcher fits right in with any decor, but every farmhouse needs at least one. Inspired by flea market finds, our white enamel pitcher has black trim and a generous spout.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Best Pick for the Weekend

The warm spring around these parts is bringing an early crop of fresh strawberries. This is a good weekend to find a pick-your-own berry farm and stock up on these juicy fruits before they pass. You can even freeze them for smoothies and other treats later. Support your family farms and check out Local Harvest for a farm near you. Happy weekend!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Gem of a Deal

I've been eyeing this Ruby storage cube by Lexie Barnes. A great way to tote those towels out to the pool this summer, the Ruby features sturdy handles, water-resistant waxed canvas, a wipeable lining, and a durable black ballistic nylon bottom. They're 50% off, too. I love the red and white of this Kiri fabric for summer, but Lexie has other fun fabrics available. Yup, the Ruby is a real gem.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Beach Hair

Yesterday, I whined to you all about how I miss the beach. One of the things I love most about being around the ocean is that my hair always looks fabulous. There's something about that salty air that reacts well with my hair. It gets all its bounce back and my natural waves seem to be...well, wavy again. But since this girl is too busy for the beach, with all my chickens and country chores, I found a way to get that beachy look every day. John Master's Sea Mist is a miracle product. Made with natural sea salt and certified organic lavender, Sea Mist gives me the beach hair look that I long for. I may not feel the relaxing glow from a day at the beach, but my hair looks good, and that makes me happy.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The (unofficial) Start to Summer

Hope you all had a lovely start to your summer with plenty of Memorial Day festivities. We were supposed to head to the beach for the weekend, but a massive storm ripped through here last Thursday night and changed everything. It was the scariest storm I had ever experienced in this house. The wind was whirling around in every direction, and all we could hear were trees cracking and glass breaking. My patio umbrella and table went flying across the lawn, smashing all my glass candle holders along the way. In the flashes of lightening, I could see that the huge tree behind our chicken coop was no longer there, but we couldn't see if the coop was damaged. I woke my daughter and brought her downstairs, because the sound of tree branches scraping against her window was too much for me. Soon after, the winds calmed and we could see through the bright strikes of lightening that our Memorial Day would consist of a lot of clean up and little relaxation. We had no power or Internet access for the following two days, so today I'm playing catch up with work, plus I'm pretty exhausted from hauling tree limbs. The good news is the tree just missed the coop, but did damage the run. I'm still in shock, and even today, I could see the sky turn black again, so I ran out to salvage some of my peonies. They're just blooming, and I knew a hard rain would destroy them. I'm so thankful everyone is OK. I would like a do-over though on this whole long-weekend thing, 'cause I sure could use that beach break.