Monday, November 19, 2012

Thankful for YOU!

Hello sweet ladies, 

It has been a very sweet morning. This was my view out my front window towards the east........makes my heart smile that I am home.....all cozy this brisk morning! Didn't have to get up at 5 and get ready to head off to serve at the college......I got to get up at 6 instead.....

and went to let the chickens out at farm life. The sun was shining on the milk house.......on the door there is a sign that says simplicity......says it all in the morning on a farm before work starts. 

When I went to go check on Emma and Tilly....look who I found........Mr. Pippin! Silly cat.....he was inside the cage I have for the girls to go into to stay toasty warm. Pippin decided to take the space over....she didn't care.......she walked right inside and just stared at him.......this is the thing I miss most about leaving everyday and not being at home like I use to. When I do though it  makes me so much more grateful when I am HOME! God has been good to give us the job where we have breaks during the school year! Especially when I like can have some time to get ready for the holiday seasons! 

This morning I put up on my Prairie Flower Farm facebook the question......what is a favorite scripture verse? The precious part is the interaction that goes on between ladies. If you are not a part of my fb.... please join in we would love to have you! I can't believe the interaction that goes on between PFFgirls! It is a precious thing! 

Okay.....remember I said I would tell what went on at the Back to Basics that my daughter in love had at her home last Saturday. I have to say it was a time of "Sweetness"! We had ladies from the age of 13 to 60. The interaction that went on between all of us was a gift from the Lord. Tonya had her home decorated very beautiful. The theme was to use burlap, and fall colors. Pumpkins,  gourds, berries.....leaves, baskets....table runners made from strips of burlap and don't have to have expensive things. 

We had simple giveaways. You can find inexpensive gifts at Target in the dollar section or at the dollar store. Your gifts don't have to be expensive.......packaging makes the difference and ladies love to be pampered. Notepads/cards, room spray and candles. Easy! 

When the ladies started to arrive they were encouraged to have some snacks. Again very simple. Bowl full of grapes and strawberries. 

Tea and coffee.......look how she covered her thermos. CUTENESS! 

The snacks consisted of ritz crackers, cut cheese and sausage. 

Tonya and seen on Pinterest how to take a plain water bottle with the label taken off and replaced with decorated duck tape......isn't this cute? 

We went in the front room to listened to the Reclaiming God's Plan for Women. 
precious time is all I can say........there was lots of encouragement that went on through out the day. One thing for sure we have decided that we will do more of this in the future. As we do we will share with. Maybe you can start something like this fellowship in your home. Young and old were meant to work and learn together. 

 Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,  to be sensible, pure,workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored. Titus 2:3-5

Precious verse given to ladies from their Father!

I demonstrated how to make homemade applesauce,  how to grind wheat and how to dress up a plain mason jar to give as gifts during the holiday season. Great little housewarming gift! 

During lunch time we ate out of  little lunch boxes and we filled with homemade pita bread stuffed with leafy lettuce and chicken salad with chopped walnuts and cut purple grapes.  We also put a pickle, chips and a homemade Chocolate Chip cookie Dough cupcake courtesy of our daughters. OH NUM! I ripped a piece of cotton fabric into long strips 2" wide. Then I wrapped around each side and tied into a bow. I used old pieces of cardboard and cut into a rectangle. Cut the top edge to look like a tag, punched a hole and wrote the ladies name. Easy! my time has been getting away from me. I will be having the party tomorrow with the tutorial! I will make it fun~ 

Hugs to your day and thank you for being a part of PFF! 

New followers........YOU ARE SO WELCOME! You have been sooooo me!


CHRISTmas Soaps

Oh one more thing......I have a sweet friend named Judy....... who has a blog called Cranberry Morning, go here.......she is having a giveaway party! You must go over and see her soaps. They are truly the most beautiful ones I have seen. Love the way she presents them! If you go over......please tell her Prairie Flower sent you! Thanks! 


  1. Those burlap bows are really sweet. I also enjoy your signature homespun fabric ties and bows as well. Enjoy your time at home and have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Take care.

  2. Looking forward to you tutorial & party tomorrow. So glad you are able to be home all this week. I have one grandson today, then off rest of week. Have 23 coming for lunch Thurs. all w/bring sides, so not too bad.
    I fell last week, flat on my face, so 2 black eyes, stitches in forehead, look like a monster. Doing good though. Enjoy your home time.

  3. Oh Linda, I wish I had been there with you at the party! It sounds like such an amazing time! Can't wait until tomorrow is so fun to have you home!


  4. Hello Linda! This was such a sweet post! Loving the farm life is beautiful! Your Mr. Pippin looks like my Mr. Skittles aka..Mr. Pickles. They look like twins! I have to say, such a NICE thing to have women time "fellowship" together. I loved the water bottle-duct tape idea...must borrow that! Have a BLESSED and BEAUTIFUL THANKSGIVING! Roxie

  5. LOL. Linda, you are the best! :-) Thanks for sending the troops over to my Giveaway!

    Sounds like you ladies had a lovely time. And again, I was so blessed by our sweet conversation!!!♥

  6. Sounds like you had fun, I know you are enjoying your vacation!
    Linda, please pray for us, our grands have gotten broncitus, I got it from them, felt better yesterday, worse today, so my sweet husband insisted on taking me to dr today at 3. So we just canceled our dinner for awhile. I hate this! Everyone getting sick, even d-i-l's parents and brother are sick, so canceling was a wise choice, just decided a few minutes ago.
    I hope you and yours stays healthy!
    And have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hugs and blessings,

  7. I love this post! You are blessed with so many wonderful people around you! Feeling a little blue today! Waiting for Nick who arrives tomorrow afternoon. They don't get as much time off as you do! I love the Book of Ephesians. If I don't put on the full armor of God I am lost each day! Hugs and Blessings, Anne

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