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And we have snow.

View from my front door looking at my drive.  It’s right there next to the lamp post.

See our sad tree?

Being house bound for the day – which ended up being very good for us since our week was going non-stop again – we made goat cheese.   We had never made it before, but someone had given us a pint or so of raw goats milk, which no one was really eating, so we decided to give it a try.  My eldest did it all her self and I just stood over her shoulders taking pictures – you know how that is 🙂

heating the milk to 180*

Adding the acid - apple cider vinegar

straining the whey.

finished product! She is so proud!

Other than it needing a bit a salt  – It was awesome cheese!  I see more cheese making in our home.

Off to “not back to school day” at our local City Museum!

Bright Blessings 🙂

Just realized that this photo was turned!!  I can’t figure out how to fix it  – I’m working on it!


I decided to join a sew along!   Casey over at Elegant Musings:                                           is starting a sew along using one of the patterns I’ve been wanting to try for a while.

I saw this pattern when I ordered this one : for a Time Traveler’s ball I went to in October.

I can’t wait!  I ordered the pattern this morning and hopefully will get it some time next week. Then it’s off to the fabric store to find a suitable fabric.

I was going to leave you with a picture of the dress I made for the ball.. Which I can’t find now for the life of me..

SO, I’m leaving you with a picture of Amelia Earhart.. (J from our barn Halloween/anniversary parade)

Bright Blessings!




So…. we’ve been keeping busy here at our little house.. Doing projects, school and of course doing nothing. You know how busy you can get doing nothing:)

I only have several goals for this year so far.   Do yoga. I love doing yoga, but for some reason I ALWAYS talk myself out of doing any type of yoga – why?  Who knows..  So #1 on my agenda is that.  Have I done anything with this? Nope.  But I will!  By the end of January I will be doing yoga at home at least 3 times a week – working up from there. Now I’ve put it in writing – keep pestering me please!

#2 – sew more things, start and etsy shoppe that’s actually profitable. I have one but I’ve only sold one item.. So, find my niche – get started.  I have 2 girls and I love vintage clothing and patterns!  So – I’m combining the two.. More as I progress.

#3 participate in the online things I’ve signed up for – Toy Society for one.. Last night I pulled out a pattern book to pick the exact toy I’m going to sew and leave for someone.

#4 Learn how to knit and crochet.

Some pictures of goings ons in December.

Baking cookies

Painting Sumi-e. Our Winter Solstice gift.

Winter Solstice cake. Welcoming back the sun! Longer days and shorter nights.

J's steampunk skirt. Can you see the bustle?

Some of R's things. I made the bag and my SIL gave her the blanket.

thrifted typewriter. That they've been FIGHTING over! Too Funny!

Making belated christmas presents. R had to change her plans since the original idea fell through when we received the wrong order.

Anyone know where I can buy more typewriter ribbon?  Cheap?  I don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for more ribbon..

We’re off to spend the day in the cold – cleaning stalls at our barn!  Send warm vibes!

Bright Blessings and have a great day!