OLD FRENCH PROVERB ...





I'm "fall cleaning"

My kitchen today ...
Learned that from my mama!

"Anyone can clean house better than her mother til she trieth" 
Old French Proverb

Do you "fall clean?"

oh btw … I love Citrisolv for this project


click the link if you wish


pretty picture

A GIRL AND HER GLOVES ...




If you know me at all
 you know I love  french mani
AND 
I wear pickin' gloves
all day every day!





dealing in junk and rust all day
these puppies help a girls hands stay lovely!


you can find great gloves here



http://amzn.to/1oDbIhg




MARKET YOURSELF MONDAY …



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MARKET YOURSELF MONDAY
~toot your own horn
~hobnob a little
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WACKY FOR WELLIES …




summer may be spotty and
 unpredictable but fall is always on time!

be sure you have your "ralph boots"!

I'm wacky for wellies



MARKET YOURSELF MONDAY





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MARKET YOURSELF MONDAY
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~hobnob a little
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PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS …







… truth be told, Long BEFORE a show I start thinking about the "outfit" that will click with what ever show I'm doing … I'm thinking Nashville …
um yeah!


penny for your thoughts!

photo credit
tumblr
{vintage tablecloth turned skirt}


GIVEAWAY WINNER AND A POP UPSHOW




SHE'S THE "WON"…

I can't believe this many days went by …
 I've been busy busy busy

"random number generator" gave us this
special lady as the winner of
the July issue of the magazine!
"Ruffles and Relics"
yay … she's the "won"
~~~ onto more business of the day …
have you heard the word on 
the street about this book?

Get to know the uber talented lady
Carolyn Westbrook!
I cannot even formulate a sentence that would describe
how exciting it will be to meet her in Nashville

please please please link over and "meet" her today
at
city farmhouse 
on Facebook 

tell Kim we sent ya!

AND if at all possible make your plans now
for this over the top show Oct 17-18

you can pre~order the book,  if you click on this image
see ya in Nashville!




ruffles and relics …. email me your mailing address …
congratulations

ROMANTIC PRAIRIE STYLE … and NINE YEARS OF BLOGGING






NINE YEARS OF BLOGGING 


fond memories came flooding in today
as I walked the gardens



memories of the 
nine years, all the posts,
 the friends 
and the umpteen times I wanted to quit!
blah blah blah … 
of all the perks and pleasures I believe
the friends part stands out among all the rest!

you know who you are …
blogs come and they go to they change so much
one can hardly recognize them as blogs …

connections connections connections
six degrees of separation 
and all that jazz … yeah its true.

Fifi O'Neill discovered our home through
a scout Kim from Daisy Cottage … who sent 
a disc of pictures to Fifi …  
(the disc sat on Fifi's desk for a year)
after introductions and a myriad of emails back and forth
 just over four years ago
Fifi and crew did a photo shoot here
for ROMANTIC PRAIRIE STYLE …

of course it went zooming to the top of the charts
and the rest is history
if you don't have this book … you will want it
Timeless and comforting … I still see something new
every time I pick it up
click on the image to order

here's to nine more years of blogging
and a well read book!




A GIRL AND HER BOOTS ...







I've talked myself in to believing that
I need these for Nashville in October … 
 penny for your thoughts?

If you click on the boots, we might just end up 
with the same boots …

see ya in Nashville!




THRIFTIN' ON A THURSDAY




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funky and fun curiosities for sale
from our latest picks!






and if you LOVE blue ticking
you'll want to check out this darling shower curtain!
~I'm very tempted~


FRIDAY GIVEAWAY ...




FRIDAY GIVEAWAY

I am happy and sad to announce that after September we 
will no longer be carrying the
Jeanne d'Arc Living Magazine …
~~~
happy because in its place,
as available, we will become distributors 
for the new paint and stencil line
they are producing!


with that said … 
please know that we have quite a back stock
of issues from this year.
You can buy them thru our on line store

Friday, July 11
I will be giving away
a copy of the July issue.


You have a chance to win on this blog or
on our Facebook page linked on the sidebar.
The giveaway will end at midnight on July 11
and begins with comments left today.
Leave as many comments as you wish if you are a 
follower of this blog.
US shipping only please
The Facebook giveaway will begin and end on Friday.

 ~~~ and speaking of stencils
a LOT of you ask the whereabouts of my sources
here's one I LOVE!
useful and affordable
takes a redesign project to a whole new level!

click over 

TRIM HEALTHY MAMA






TRIM HEALTHY MAMA
can we talk?
 …  another quick rant about this
fabulous book …
( mostly because every day is like new life)
… not sure, but I'd say it's most likely at top 
of the charts by now.

My life and mental outlook 
concerning weight
and weight loss has been forever changed.
Cravings are gone
all the white stuff has been
 purged from my cupboards
bmi index is at 19
size 10 converted to size 4
... still in awe and amazed
 every single day that passes

 yadda
 yadda
 yadda
see for yourself
please, please please for the sake of your
family and the ultimate in knowledge
on insulin and the effects of over production
 read this book.
If you feel so led, then implement the plan!
for three-four years I was stuck in the high 140's
no matter what I did,
 I could not break away from that spot.
thank you Cindy for leading me to this 
lifestyle change … love ya
(we're both headed to 61 in a few short weeks)


~~~
simple and easy shopping
always at Amazon!

MEET NINA HARTMANN






I am IN LOVE …
like head over heels,
 like swooning … did I mention I'm in love?

I am not sure where I even found this picture …
I do know that I found six deconstructed chairs a while back
and I'm planning our entire booth around them 
for the Cityfarmhouse Pop Up Sale
 October 17-18, 2014
I truly hope you'll consider adding this show to your
autumn plans … we've got our room booked already.
Come on down and meet Nina Hartmann
and Matthew Mead!



I'm hunting and gathering every day like a mad woman.
Smalls, linens, zinc, farm tables, ironstone, cubbies, chandeliers and the like!


oh and lookie what else I just found on Amazon!


click the banner and feast 
your eyes on these beautiful linens!