Gathered Wildflower Fall Wreath

Gathered Wildflower Fall Wreath

The mornings have become much cooler and the sunsets just a little earlier these days. I walked outside on September 1 and the low valleys were filled with a heavy fog that hung down to earth. Craddled through the tall trees was the brightest golden yellow sun peeking through in all of its autumn beauty. I grabbed my cellphone to take a photo but nothing truly captures the awe of that moment. That moment set the Autumn mood for me and I knew that I had the desire to create that morning.

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Drying Sunflowers for Natural Autumn Decor

Drying Sunflowers for Natural Autumn Decor

Our youngest daughter has a love of gardening and earlier this summer she asked about planting Sunflowers in the garden. We were at the store one day when she spotted the spinning rack of seeds and I let her pick out her favorite packet of seeds. With a smile on her face and joy in her heart she just couldn't hardly wait to get home and plant her seeds. 

We have enjoyed the sunflowers in mason jar bouquets for the last few weeks but I wanted to continue to enjoy them through the Autumn season so join me as I tell you how I dry sunflowers to use in our Autumn décor. 

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The Battle for Contentment

The Battle for Contentment

con·tent·ment
noun: contentment
1.
a state of happiness and satisfaction

We live in a world where very few get everything they want. I suppose there are the extremely rich who could buy anything that their hearts desired but I often wonder if that brings the contentment that they may seek. New vehicles, big houses, the best clothes, lavish vacation destinations can all sound appealing but do we ever truly find contentment in those things? Contentment is a state of happiness and satisfaction. A deep down true form of contentment is what my soul yearns for, that peace with what we have and where we are right now. That to me is a form of wealth that no money can buy.

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DIY Rustic American Flag Holder Centerpiece

DIY Rustic American Flag Holder Centerpiece

When I think of Independence Day my mind goes back to photos of old farmhouses that proudly wave the American Flag from their porches and family get togethers that last until well after dark. Fireworks, laughter, food and great times celebrating our great nation. I wanted to create something that gave that old American Farmhouse style so I headed off to Lowes where I purchased this back in the table leg section.

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All Natural DIY Sunscreen

All Natural DIY Sunscreen

Fair skin and many many freckles is what my skin looks like and guess what? I love the sun! For many years I have spent so many hours in the sun and unfortunately I have burnt and I also spent time in a tanning bed. I do not believe that the sun is bad because it provides the Vitamin D for our body that we need however burning is not a wise thing. Now that I am older, I am visiting the dermatologist on a regular basis and have had quite a few spots removed. I have been very cautious about what goes on my body and therefore I have avoided the chemicals that is found in most traditional sunscreens. I have tried this recipe out several times on myself and I feel that I can finally share knowing that it has worked for me.

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