Monday, November 21, 2011

Good Morning.....And It Is Girlhood Home Companion Party Day!

Good Morning Sweet Ladies,

Oh my, this farm girl is so happy today. Home and lovin it!!!!!!!!!! Talk about a wonderful evening last night and then to know I didn't have to get up at 5 was soooooo wonderful!!!!!! I got to skype/facebook with my sis, have you tried it? It really is neat and it lets me feel like she is sitting right in my front room! Anyway.......I have to show you something. Yesterday I went out to check on the little Cochin's that live down in the little milk barn, to see if my girls had laid anymore eggs. Yup! One was in the same place I had found one the last time I checked. I turned to look in the other nesting place and look who I found. 


One of my Red Cochin Bantam girlies sitting in a huge planting pot filled with straw.........talk about excited. She has been the one that has been laying the eggs for me this last week. 


Do you remember my Little Miss Fluff, she was killed by one of the dogs? She was always laying on eggs and giving me babies. Well now I have a new Little Miss Fluff Momma. I hope by next spring she will be sitting as my older girlie did! She looks promising don't you think? 


 Now for the giveaway party.  I have a precious friend, Jill Novak, who is the owner along with her precious family, of the Girlhood Home Companion Magazine. Jill was a gift sent to me from the Lord at just the right time when I needed one!!!!!! You know what that is like I am sure. I can't tell you enough how beautiful these magazines are. They are perfect for Grandmothers, Mommas and Daughters. I have been able to write and designed crafts for her magazine since we met. God blessed us both with a friendship that has been a blessing. Right now Jill and her husband Bob are caring for her Father who they moved into their home to care for all of his needs. It has been a transition for them, but a delight! You can pray for their family as they care for him. It is a huge commitment, but such an act of honor! Their family has grown much though this time! 

A few weeks ago I recieved the newest issue of the Girlhood Home Companion Magazine in the mail,  the  Secret Garden Issue 


The article I wrote was called "The Gift", it is about my sweet friend at the nursing home Miss Clarice, where my Momma lives. I think you will like the story. 


Jill also has a bundle that is available for $21.85. It includes the Secret Garden magazine,  scrapbook, notebook and journal embellishments and an audio CD with a Mother-Daughter Conversation.  (order here) She had a giveaway, but we missed the deadline (sorry), but she can get the order out to you just in time for CHRISTmas, if you need that special gift for a young lady! You will not be disappointed with their products.


And if that isn't enough.......I spoke with Jill this morning and they have been gifted with another beautiful magazine that she is finishing up now and will be  going to the printer very soon. The magazine will be centered around "Little Women". I am working on a craft idea for it, so please pray for me. The magazine will be ready for shipping by December 12th, so if you want to order now it will be to you before CHRISTmas. You may reserved your copy here

Wow that was a lot to tell you I know, but I love to keep you posted as to what is going on in Jill's life. 

Okay now for the voting, since I am home we can have more ways for you to win.

We will have 3 different ladies who will receive a copy of the
 "Secret Garden Issue".


Party starts today and ends, 
Saturday November 26th at noon.

1st vote
If you could spend some free time reading, which magazine
do would you read?

2nd vote
tell me how long you have been a follower
of Prairie Flower Farm, if you are not you can 
sign up along side bar.

3rd vote
If you are a subscriber to my blog emails, if not you are welcome
to subscribe on the side bar.

4th
Are you a friend on Facebook, if not you may sign up on 
side bar.

5th
If you would like to blog or facebook about our party,
you may take the party photo, use it and direct back to the party.
Thank you!!!!!

Hope you enjoy the giveaway! I always love to see who comes.


Please be sure to leave me an email addy, if you don't have a blog so I can get ahold of you! Overseas are welcome! 
Thank you!

 I am cleaning and getting ready for Thanksgiving. It will be a special one. We will have Vitaliy. He is here today with us on the farm.......he told me he loved me. Then his Poppa Phil told him to tell his Babushka good bye. He walked by me and said, "Das isss fawny", with his broken English.  Then he went out the door to go help his Poppa with the horses. Trusting the Lord will make Vitaliy into a man who loves Jesus. I will pray and teach! 

Hugs from my HOME,

Linda


71 comments:

  1. LOVE READING MY BIBLE!
    SECOND I REALLY LIKE READING JOHN PIPER'S BOOKS! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

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  2. FOLLOWING YOU HAPPILY JUST A SHORT WHILE!
    GLAD I FOUND YOUR BLOG>IT'S LIKE HAVING A PEN-PAL! HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL !

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  3. RECEIVING YOUR SUBSCRIPTION!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  4. Oh This is a great party you have.
    My girl would be happy if I shoud win and me too of course.
    Be blessed my dear Linda
    Sandra from France

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  5. I would read mercantile gatherings, taste of home, and country sampler.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  6. I've been following about a year.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  7. I enjoy Good Housekeeping magazine..especially for the short stories in the back...then Woman's Day and Family Circle of course..since I was a kid.
    Nancy Narma tenderheart@echoes.net

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  8. I am a subsciber to your blog.
    Nancy Narma tenderheart@echoes.net

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  9. You and I are 'friends" on Facebook.

    Nancy Narma tenderheart@echoes.net

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  10. What a lovely give away! I enjoy reading any wholesome, recipe, pattern and beautiful photography filled magazines when I have time. Some favorites are Mary Jane's Farm, Above Rubies,and Herb Companion. I have been eyeing Girlhood Companion for several years now but haven't had the privilege of reading it yet. Since I have 6 daughters, I'm sure it would be well loved and read by many here at our house!

    Thank you and have a blessed day!
    Susanne

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  11. Oh my gosh Linda..I can't reminder when I started visiting your site..but I feel like I've known you & your family forever! But if I had to guess i'd probably say about 2 years!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  12. Linda..I love reading 'Our iowa' magazine...Taste of Home...Simple & Delicious.

    Blessings my dear friend!
    Gert

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  13. I love to read Taste of Home and Southern Living.

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  14. I can't remember how long I've been a follower....at least a year I think. Love your blog.

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  15. I'm a FB friend.(Susan Brown Hatcher)

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  16. I shared the giveaway on my FB wall. (Susan Brown Hatcher)

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  17. does a craft magazine count
    I love pack-o-fun and family fun


    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  18. I've been following your blog a long time now. I know over a year. don't know how long


    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  19. email subscriber


    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  20. blogged about party

    http://abis-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2011/11/party-annoucement.html

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  21. Hi Linda
    I thought I'd drop in to say Hello & I get the added bonus of being able to enter your party!! I'm so excited that you're going to have another Mummy hen this year ~ I know you missed your other one. Have a wonderful time with V ~ how precious to have this special bonding time!
    Enjoy your holidays
    Blessings
    Renata:)

    Oh wait ~ the party. I would enjoy them all ( I get their emails & would love to get the magazines), however if I had to choose the little woman one looks great! Could you pass onto your friend ~ is it possible to get it digital? I've been enjoying reading some US magazines online ~ it means we can afford to get them otherwise the postage is too much!
    Thanks XO

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  22. Vote 2 ~ I'm not sure ~ a fair while though :)
    A year?...more?... slightly less?...no idea :)

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  23. I am a follower! Maybe 6 months to a year?

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  24. So many magazines to choose from....I really enjoy Girlhood Home Companion, Create and Decorate, Shabby Lane, Joy, Life Beautiful, so many inspirational ones there!

    If I could get your blog mailed to me monthly I'd subscribe!!

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  25. I love Jill's magazines- I have a bunch of them for my daughter, but not these newest ones. I also like to read Joyous Home put out by Theresa Powers. If I could toot my own horn for just a moment, I really enjoyed the magazine I used to write, edit, publish called TG magazine for teen girls. I had a lot of trouble with it (mostly because I did it pretty much alone, but also because of finances), but it is in the process of being purchased by a wonderful lady in Texas.

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  26. I have been a follower for a while not, not sure exactly, but I think it's been over a year.

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  27. Good morning.........oh how nice to see all you precious ladies here at the party! Thank you so much for coming over! Today I will be going to go pick up the 12 boxes of mason jars. I can't wait!!!!! I have enjoyed seeing what mag's you read. Have a nice day! Oh and guess who is a sleep at our home? Vitaliy. He stayed with us yesterday and last night. Gave his momma a little rest. We got the blessing! Hugs!!!!!!!!!

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  28. If I had extra time, I'd enjoy reading cooking, farming or homeschooling magazines.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Nancy at mom2jebj@gmail.com

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  29. I've been a follower to Prairie Flower Farm for about a month now. I've enjoyed it very much.

    Nancy at mom2jebj@gmail.com

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  30. I think I have been a follower for over a year now.

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  31. If I had the time, I would probably read Country Woman magazine. There are always wonderful articles and great recipes in them.

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  32. Well, I usually read recipe magazines or seed cataloges. I love to plan the next garden.

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  33. Hmmm free time reading... for gardening ideas I take a quick peek at Fine Gardening or Mother Earth News at the grocery or the library.

    Been following for about 2 years now.

    jcr at gmail com

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  34. I am a subscriber to this blog by email and enjoying reading it very much .So glad that Vitaliy has become a part of your loving family.

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  35. I like to read Harrowsmith Country magazine when I have time .

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  36. I always look forward to getting my Better Homes & Gardens in the mail!

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  37. I've been receiving your blog for about a year now, I think.

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  38. I follow you on facebook, too!

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  39. No matter how bad you think the geese photo is, it was so fun for me! I LOVE to watch and listen to the geese in the fall! And I'm missing them this year as my husband and I are in Argentina for a few months (short-term volunteer mission assignment). It's almost summer here!
    Enjoy those mason jars!
    Thanks for that photo!

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  40. Hi Linda,
    4 votes for me today:
    1st vote--Home Educating Family--so thought provoking :)
    2nd vote--I think about as long as I've gotten your blog emails and that was....
    3rd vote--since 12-14-09 WOW! I was amazed...it sure doesn't seem that long
    4th vote--we are indeed "friends" on Facebook

    Blessings on your Thanksgiving :)
    Connie

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  41. When I have time I read a gift subscription I received to Hobby Farm Home.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  42. I think I have been a follower for at least a year now.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  43. I am an email subscriber.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  44. Hi Linda~
    I've been trying for ages to comment on your blog, but my ISP is so fickle! I'm sure hoping it will let me today! I would love to be entered in this sweet giveaway. I have a sweet daughter, mom to my three sweet granddaughters, who I would love to pass these along to!
    I love to read gardening magazines ~ especially Country Gardens and The English Garden, but I enjoy so many such as Country, Taste of Home, Country Living, MaryJanes Farm and Victoria and on and on!
    Thanks for the party!

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  45. I have been a follower since 2009!

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  46. Hey Linda,
    I hope you are having a lovely day with V. I am so glad that you found the link to the Russian Bible, it is awesome. Last year I went to Russia and found the language fascinating, and the whole place, it was amazing to go see.

    My favourite magazine at present is Home and Antique's put out by the BBC. It is beautiful, and interesting and informative as well. Otherwise I also read TIME every week.

    I don't do any of the following things, cos I have your blog on a big favourites page that shows when all my favourite blogs update.

    Have a great time,
    Selina.

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  47. Oh my gosh, what a wonderful giveaway. I subscribe to two magazine right now, one is Better homes and gardens American Patchwork and Quilting and the other is Birds and Blooms. Though I really enjoy the quilting magazine, my favorite to read is Birds and Blooms with all the gloriously beautiful gardens and birds in it. I learned how to attract my sweet hummingbirds to my yard through this magazine and I truly enjoy nothing more than sitting outside, watching and listening to the beautiful birds God has blessed us with, especially the little hummers flitting around as I sit at stitch or read. Hugs...

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  48. I have been a follower of your wonderful blog since I discovered it about a week ago. OH how I wish I had found you sooner...but I'm here now!!! Hugs...

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  49. I also subscribed to your emails as soon as I found your blog. So that will be it for me, just the three votes because I shy away from facebook and I don't have a blog of my own. Thanks so very much for a chance in this giveaway. More hugs coming to you...

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  50. 1st vote - I read Mary Jane's Farmgirl Magazine.
    2nd vote - Oh girl, for years. I don't know how long. You are truly my favorite inspiration!
    3rd vote - I am a subscriber to your emails, but I don't do Facebook and I don't have a blog. I love Miss Clarice. I copied her pretty little crocheted flowers on a tea towel, and her crochetted edging. I'm Brenda.

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  51. I came over in November 2009 when I started blogging Been here since that time!

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  52. I love readinn! My bible first and anything else after that!

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  53. I like your friend Jill and family. I will pray for them. Caring for an elderly parent is a difficult job but the Lord will always guide us.

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  54. Happy Thanksgiving Linda and family! I have taken a hiatus from magazines due to a lack of time, but with a few extra days around the holidays or when we are snowed in, I hope to catch up on some. I would like to read the relatively new magazine Molly Makes.

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  55. I have been a follower of Prairie Flower Farm for a couple of years I think. Thank you for your lovely blog!

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  56. I am a subscriber to your blog e-mails.

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  57. 1st vote - I like reading Old Schoolhouse Magazine.
    2nd vote - I think I've been a follower 3 years now. I love reading your blog Linda. Your family is in my prayers.

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  58. Hi Linda,

    Let's see, if I had free time to read a magazine, I enjoy reading Mary Jane's Farm magazine, especially all of the DIY articles :) :) I also really enjoy reading Country Woman and The Girlhood Home Companion. I can get lost in those pages :)

    Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

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  59. I am a follower of your blog....for quite awhile now ;) :) You were the very first blog that I started following :)

    Love and hugs from the ocean shores, Heather :)

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  60. I also subscribe to your blog via the email updates :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores, Heather :)

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  61. I also follow Prairie Flower Farm on Facebook :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores, Heather

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