Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Birthday Gift!

Hello Sweet Ladies, Hope your weekend was a blessing.

For the last few months Taylor (on the left) has been training Tressa's (on the right) horse Kiowa for her as a gift for Tressa's birthday. Saturday our family went out to the corral. This is what happened.
Tressa was told to love on her horse like she always does.
Then she was told to please sit..........and watch!

Taylor started to do ground work with Kiowa and give commands. Kiowa did some amazing things. I looked over at Tressa.........she was smiling.

Taylor is a natural with horses. A true gift! She has been teaching Kiowa to trust her. It was beautiful to watch. Isn't she a pretty Paint.

Then it was time to show that she would allow a blanket to be put on her back. To watch Tay and the patience that is needed to work with a horse was precious.

Then she put on the saddle. Was really a neat thing to watch. Hours and hours
to get to this stage.

Tressa mounted her horse! See the flip flops? Not recommended! It felt good to Tress after waiting for 3 years.

A precious birthday gift from her sister.........I am a blessed Momma. The girls have been together all of their life. It has been wonderful! It has been a blessing for them.

From the first day that Kiowa was born Tressa has gotten real close to Kiowa's nose and let
her breathe Tressa's smell. It is really a neat thing to watch. She has been with Tressa all of her life.......they are very good friends.

Now Taylor will help Tressa with training her horse. Soon Tressa will take over.
We have been waiting
for a long time to get Kiowa to this point. We will enjoy the fruits of their labor!

Just thought you would like to see what happened on our farm Saturday morning.

Hugs and may the Lord bless your week,



Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hope You Are Having A NIce DAY!

Poppa and our littlest grandson.........talkin........about very important matters!
Our Nation needs our prayers..........please vote on Tuesday! We are praying......God will hear from a repentant heart! I am in awe of His Mercy and forgiveness......I blow it everyday.......I am in such need! He gives it........doesn't He?

Dear Sweeties, Thank you for the prayers for our co-worker!!!!!!! You got your prayers answered in a huge way! You are amazing and so faithful to the needs around our family and I thank you so much!!!!!!! God rocked the heavens.........He is so precious to hear us and answer us!!!! The chains that surround us at times can only be broken by the power of God. That is in praying the strongholds down!

It is Saturday...........I am loving it.........again the sunshine woke me up this felt so good to know that I did not have to leave my HOME and go to the kitchen. Hmmmmm I appreciate my HOME more now.......not that I didn't before.......I just realize what I miss when I am gone during each day. I am doing better with the "content thing"...........I see that I am going out and trusting that if it is only prayers I give to my precious co workers in a day........that is enough....for that day. They have no doubt that I am a believer! I share when I can.........but my actions of LOVE will be taken more to heart "In Jesus Name". Thanksgiving Season is coming is a perfect way to GIVE. I have will involve cooking.......with a sweet little tag hanging off the side..........I know that MUCH! Do you have someone that needs a gift? Someone you would consider not your favorite person in the world. Smile! I am sure that is the one you are supposed to love on in some way! WE all need that little encouragement to do the right thing. So glad I have friends that help me in that area. I have those "not so favorite people" also. I have one precious friend named Mary......that gently tells me the things I don't always want to hear. She loves me! In Jesus name! Smile!

Have a sweet day my precious friends!!!!!!!! I will. I will be right by my Honey's side working on the fence. I can't wait until that is built!

What are you doing today........anything special?
Heart you all, IN JESUS NAME!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

I Will Follow You!

Hello sweet ladies.......

I am putting this up on Thursday night.

This morning while at work I noticed one of my coworkers was having a really tough day. I didn't say anything I just prayed. Right then this song (below) came on. It overwhelmed me with the need for Christ in this world. I looked around..........lots and lots with hurts. I know there are a lot of people who have a blessed life......but I also know that some live everyday in hardship.....because of unwise decisions. My honey and I were talking the other day........he thinks that it was God's timing that we have now gone into the world .......together.........I agree. Even though leaving our little farm has been very hard for me as a mom............I see that the fields are ready and we need to start loving Jesus Name. Does anyone notice how hard it is getting out there?

Hope you enjoyed this will be a favorite for me for a while. I want to be used...........there are so many who need love. Praying for our coworker.........wanting to know what the Lord wants us to do.

Yesterday I received an email...........from a friend from my college days (it lasted 6 months for me). Tonight we were able to was like 40 years had never happened between the last time we saw each other. We giggled........"40 YEARS?" We don't feel that old! We was sweet........she was the most precious did we loose track of each other............not anymore! God is so good.......He is a REDEEMER........ is He not? If you haven't called an old it is wonderful!

Oh and Deb.........if you read this...........I have my jar.........I put some money in it.......and I am saving for an airplane ticket........for come to my farm.........what a wonderful thought! We can stay up and laugh like the old days........I will take you around my can gather my chicken eggs.....we can go out in our pj's...........we can sit on my front porch and we can read His Word.......and pray together......that will be a special day. We have asked the Lord for His we can wait.........on Him! Can't wait to see what He has in store!

Hugs sweet ladies........thank you for the comments that you left today!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

You will like!

You can use this picture and spread the word about this magazine if you like
on your blog!

Hello...........if you sweet ladies like to gifts for the holidays...........hug on peoples lives and bless them ..........well I have an idea for you! I found this magazine called "food gifts" at the store for $10.00 (it is well worth it) and I have been going through it............. tons and tons of times. I think it will help me in planning my holiday cooking.... and gift giving..............a lot! It has tons of recipes.........crafty ideas on how to present them in containers.......on JARS (if you get the cute jars I showed could use those).......bags and tons of other is jammed packed with ideas and really good recipes. You can look at the pages and it will make you think of ways to do it with your own ideas! I am going to have a lot of fun with it. I will be doing a lot of serious cooking over the Thanksgiving holiday. We get to be home for one whole week! I can hardly wait!!!!! Do you know that we just got an order for two of our patterns, the MY ABC's Book and Quiet Book Two and the order amount will help us during that week.We won't get paid for the week we are off. If I had the time I would tell you the story about one of the patterns....... but we took our Tressa out for dinner for her birthday and I am going to have to get to bed soon. smile! Anyway......the Lord is taking care of our needs..........I love Him........not just because of that.........but I just do. Can't imagine my life without HIM! He is my Dad and He always knows just what His children need! I am sure you all have the same stories. I would love to hear some!

Okay back to the magazine! I get off sometimes........but that is okay right?

They use every kind of plate...........cutting boards.....boxes.......old containers. Doesn't it look so cute? Just at least look at it at the will see what I mean!

Cute cute cute!!!!!

This idea is cute..........I am going to do it............can't wait. I think I am going to ask my two bosses if we can do something for the President of the College. I have some ideas to pass by them..........hope they let us bakery girls......that would be me, Tressa and Taylor!

Well hope you like!!!!! I really think you would like it..........look for it at the supermarket......that is where I found mine.

Thank you so much for wishing and blessing my sweet girl with a Happy Birthday.........she smiled! It made this Momma feel very special that you would take the time out and leave a comment! I know that you are the BEST!


Sleep tight!

Hugs from my FARM HOME to your HOME!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Tressy Joy!

Momma made you stage for this when we were on our mini vacation...remember? it is one of my favorite pic's!

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!

Today was such a wonderful day for this Momma and Daddy 19 years ago. The first girl after all those boys.......... it was wonderful! I would just look into your sweet little face with all those beautiful curls and long hair even at one day old for hours and hours.....days and days.....months and months and now it has grown into years and years! What a precious young Christian woman you have become. Your faith amazes us. When I am weak you have always been there to point me to theFather with His faith that encouraged my soul! Our prayer for you is that God will use you mightily for His purposes and that we would never stand in the way of the plans He has for you. You brighten up our families life and have been such a blessing, sweet girl. Never change the passion, conviction and boldness you have for Christ. You are a Princess of the KING! We are thankful to call you our own......for....... forever!

This is our prayer........"that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight. So that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ--to the glory and praise of God." Philippians 1:9-11

May the Lord Bless You real good today!


Hugs and kisses, Momma and Daddy

These Have To Be The Cutest Jars I Have Ever Seen!

Have you seen these? They are soooooo adorable! This is pint size......tinted green.......

cute cute cute!

Hello Sweet Ladies!!!! Thank you for the sweet comments. I so appreciate your comments........I check in on mini breaks at work and it just makes my day go faster!

As you know I am a jar freak! I don't know why..........I just love them though. I use them for everything.......... old clothes pins..... sewing items...........ribbon...........embroidery thread...........wire..........spools of twine.......glue sticks.........buttons........string..........lace.......... also I have taken wire and wrapped it around the top of the jar rim and then put a wire hanger and attack to each side of the wire. They are adorable when you put a votive or tea light candle in the inside. I'll try to make one up and show you. Other ideas I use my jars for are to put my soups.........jams..........canning foods and then use them for special times like fixing love baskets up for families in need or as a gift. I also like to use wide mouth pint jars for drinking glasses.....they are great for when I entertain outside! All that to tell you I found the cutest pint size canning jars seen up above! They are from Better Homes and Gardens. When I got home I opened the box to find the cutest jars ever......... and I just flipped (doesn't take much to get me excited). I took a picture outside hoping to let you see the green tint on them and a little red check lid and white ring............what do you think? Have you seen these?

Here is the box that the jars came in. You can find them at Wal-mart.

What would you use them for?

I love to give my grandchildren their own little pitchers for their milk when they eat cereal at night time when they stay at our farm. They love to pour their own milk.................I think these will work perfect!

This evening (Tuesday) I actually stayed home and sewed on felt so good. It always relaxes me to sit and stitch or sew on the sewing machine. Are any of you getting CHRISTmas gifts going? If you have something I would like to hear your ideas.

I was able to pick out the fabric for the Winter All Year Long Mini Quilt Fabric. The colors will go with the same color of the blocks. Red work with Red and so on. I have the quilt design done.........just need to sew it up. I wish my time was different so I could do all the things I used to do........I just have to be patient.....I am talking about me!

Thank you for your prayers......they are so appreciated! I feel like I have strength through the day that is not my own.

Hugs and blessings...........I trust all is well with you and your families. Praying for
you all every day!


Monday, October 25, 2010

Thank you for Praying!

Dear Sweet are sooooo precious!!!!!!! Thank you for the prayers, comments and emails today. You really blessed my life...... like you wouldn't believe. God met two people today and gave them freedom!

I just walked in from being at the fencing site. I am a little tired to say the least, because now we are having to go in a half and hour earlier and I mean earlier then we did when we started working. I am not sure why.......but I want to hang in there and just do my job! I take little power naps on the way home! Sweet husband nice of him!

Anyway I am going to make this a little short.......wish I had the time back from before we worked outside the HOME! Complainer that I am!!!!!!! Forgive me LORD! I am working on it!

When my coworker came in (I had already been at work for 2 1/2 hours......I asked if we could go off to the side room. Like I say this young man is very precious to our family. I was a little nervous well a lot would be more on target! I told him I was so sorry for "ignoring" him last Friday! I explained why and that I new that I needed to keep my mouth shut......because I used to not keep quiet and would end up hurting people with my words. I didn't want to do that because I would never want to hurt him or be able to take those words back. He was so kind and forgave me.......and then after I explained why I was so upset he asked for forgiveness also. I was thankful that the Lord helped me. The thing I kept hearing in my mind was the scripture that says "A quiet answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1 I am so thankful I didn't open up my mouth on Friday! There was more to the conversation and by the time we were done we both had a ton off our shoulders. He felt bad that his actions had caused hardship for the weekend. I am learning all the time how to better love those that make me not happy. I think that it was a good thing.......he learned and I learned some things. He told me that I could write him up........for what he was not that big of deal....just kind of creepy......remember it is Halloween and people think differently about it then I do. Anyway I told him that scripture told me I needed to come to him and not to anyone else in dealing with situations like this. He said some very kind things about that he needed to have some better qualities in his life. I so want him to love Jesus again.........I can trust my God with the whole situation can't I. It was kind of precious because he seemed to be happier.....during the day.......he was singing away at different times! It blessed my heart.......I said......"you sure are happy!" I think he was! God will meet him.......we are praying.

Thank you again for listening to my ramblings. You are all very very special and I love you all......bunches!

Ladies are sending cookie recipes.........keep them coming! For the Prairie Flower Farm CHRISTmas CookieCookbook! In a free download for everyone.

Oh also........ welcome to the new followers!!! You have been me.

Hugs to you all!


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hope you have a good week!

when I was in Lawrence the ladies we stayed with had quilts........beautiful quilts.....I took this wasn't light enough.....but love the tint I put on it......thought it looked neat. Love this are welcome to use the pic on your blog if you like.

Dear sweet ladies,

I had a post..........I lost it..........not nice of my late to start another one........sooooo this will have to do............just know that you are in my prayers and I would appreciate yours for me.... as I talk to my coworker on Monday!

I pray that this verse will be real for me. I want to be His disciple! I want HIS

for others.......not mine.........He will give it! He never FAILS.

Hugs to you all from my FARM to your HOME!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

and The Winner IS...................

You are welcome to use this picture if you like on your blog.

This is one of my allllll time favorite little flowers. Almost pure red and in the fall it is the most gorgeous color deep color red. Just a hint of white in the middle. It is right out my back door and it greats me everyday when I get to come back to my HOME!

Thought I would share some flowers with you! It is called a Scarlet Red Verbena. It is
For YOU!

Okay now we have all been waiting for the second contest winner and it is


she said:

I love that magazine and congratulations for winning 2nd place and being featured in the magazine. I have just been looking at that magazine for the past few months and have really enjoyed it. I love to make old fashioned sugar cut out cookies at Christmas. I makes me think of my Mom when we bake them.


Thank you ladies from the bottom of my heart for joining in on both of the parties!!!! I so loved having you all on my front porch! Smile! The talk was wonderful and I thought the punch that was brought was delicious! Course we really had to use our imagination on that one!!!!!!

I am already thinking of my next party. This post is my 408 post never thought I would do that!

Please....... please.... yup I am begging! Send me your cookie recipes for the Prairie Flower Farm Cookie Cookbook! I have received about 6 so far and we had a ton of ladies tell us their favorite CHRISTmas Cookie! Just the recipe is fine........picture if you like..little note why......anything you want to say! The cookbook will be a! Can't beat that!

Send to my email along the side bar!

Love you all bunches......until the next party!

Wrote this while out at the fencing site between helpng My Phil.......just some thoughts.

Today we worked at the fence is so lovely out here. A friend is helping us for a few hours which will be such a blessing for my Phil. I just looked over and whispered to my God that the time the men have will be productive. I was thinking how wonderful it is to be able to pray for our husbands. Last night I was over at Homestead Revival her name is Amy. The Lord is walking with this precious family through a very difficult time. I know that our God is faithful and will meet them every step of the way. On her site she talked about prayer and what the Lord is teaching her. At the time we are walking these things it sometimes feels like we can’t see any growth..........but Amy’s words had lots of wisdom in them. I would love for my Prairie Flower blog family to run over and encourage her if you have a minute. It would be such a blessing to her. Read some of her posts (looks like she has put up a new one)........they are wonderful. She is caring for her precious husband and the time is not here right now for her to do the research needed soooooo she can’t post like she used to. I know the Lord has not left her and her family.............He is holding them very tight at this time.............just like He is holding you..... if you feel like the bottom of your life has dropped out! I was reading in James the other morning on the way to work. He says in James 1 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” Wow. God will be doing that for Amy and her family.......we can trust Him. Not easy at the time we are walking it. Well, I didn’t realize as I was writing this and had to look in my Bible for the scripture so I could type it. I read the commentary to see what it said...... it is. “We can’t really know the depth of our character until we see how we react under pressure. It is easy to be kind to others when everything is going well, but can we still be kind when others are treating us unfairly? God wants to make us mature and complete, not to keep us from all pain. Instead of complaining about our struggles we should see them as opportunities for growth. Thank you God for promising to be with us in rough times. Ask Him to help you solve your problems or to give you the strength to endure them. Then be patient. God will not leave you alone with your problems; He will stay close and help you grow.” OH MY! You know when you are going through something yourself...........and you read the word and it jumps out at you? Well right now that is what is happening to me. I have been praying about a situation that happened at work last Friday. I won’t mention names.......but a young person did something kind of weird this last friday. I thought it to be quite strange........just kind of creepy. With Halloween and all I guess he thought it was funny. I did all! When I asked if he had left the item on my work table he said “maybe.” I was really not happy! Something inside me just felt creeped out! So I said "I thought it was really not nice"............and decided to ignore him for the next 20 minutes until I would be leaving for the weekend. Tay, my daughter said..........."Mom..........I think he knows that you were not happy". Well I was......not happy........but now that I read this commentary...........I am thinking I kind of blew it!!!!!!! Oh I have to go to work and say that I am sorry.........for not being kind........ not that I was mean.... I just didn’t talk. Not that it excuses his behavior (he probably doesn’t think a thing about what he did) it was just that I was going to make it obvious that he was not on my “happy list of people” right at that time. Anyone relate out there? You can pray for me as I go. It isn’t hard to apologize ........because if the Lord shows me I am wrong........I so want to please HIM..........I just need the relationship restored. The person used to have a walk with the he does not..............I pray for him all the time.......found out that his family had really been hurt by the church..........been there done that.........they haven’t gone back. That should never keep us long from the Father’s House. So please pray for Amy and her situation with her sweet honey and for me with my co-worker! I would so appreciate it............ Thank you sweet friends!

Have a wonderful wonderful Son'sDay! He made can rest in it!

Hugs from my FARM to your HOME!


You STILL Have Until NOON!

Hello Sweet Ladies...............anyone notice it is Saturday........hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.........I woke up to little granddaughters wanting to wear the girls and my aprons...........what a wonderful feeling! We are off to see a football game that our grandson, Ian is playing! I love it when I can be HOME to do that........I will be drawing for the contest at noon! I won't be HOME by then.........but I will put it up tomorrow!

You doing anything special this weekend? Thank you so much for participating in my Prairie Flower Farm Cookie Contest! I sooooooo enjoyed you all and I was able to meet a lot of new sweet ladies........that was the best part!

Hugs from the FARM to your HOME! and may the





Thursday, October 21, 2010

God So Loves To Bless Us!!!!!!

Hello Sweet Ladies..........

Thank you for all the new sign ups to our second Prairie Flower Farm Giveaway Party!!!!! I am glad that ladies are still coming to our party! Would love for you to sign up!!!!!!!

I told you I would tell you of some of the places that I went to on our little trip this last weekend. It was sooooo fun. When I was up in Lawrence I received a comment from a blogger friend Kelli from Each New Day........she told me about a place called Locust Street Marketplace. She said I would like and guess what............I DID! But there was a reason that Kelli told me to go to this know how God is always in the details. We drove over to LSM........when we got there it looked like it was closed. Asked the next door neighbor....... she said it was still open! My Phil was determined to see that I see this place. We had driven about 15 minutes! He is a hunter!

I walked in the front door............oh my! I was going to have fun here......just like Kelli told me I would!

Look at this adorable porch swing hanging from the ceiling!!!!! I love it!!!!!!

The shop has places all sectioned off as you walk through it. Wonderful antiques tucked everywhere!

When I came in the front door this was greeting me. It was a very long beautiful mirror. See the hangers on the bottom edge?

I have a weakness for old suitcases! I have been collecting them.......need a few more for what I want to do!

Isn't that Fresh Vegetables sign adorable?

See this little chair? I was able to buy it........I so wanted it for my little people who come to the farm. It is oak and the price was unreal!!!! I will strip it.........because the decal on the top of the chair is not what I want. I can't wait!

Thought this white wash shutter was so cute! If I had it I would hang it on my kitchen cupboard for a recipe holder.

Thought these old trunks would have made really neat coffee tables. My Momma always thought it was so funny that I liked really old things!!!!!

The Locust Street Marketplace has tons of room!!!!!!!!!
The two Amy's really do a wonderful job of decorating. If you ever can go.....
it is a must........I am sure you will find something to decorate with because the selection is wonderful!

Like..........a lot!

If you can imagine........this whole set was $49.50. It was a quilt.....sheets...... that were soooo soft.......and pillow shams. I wish I had more money you identify? The quilt was patchwork......very cute!

This white buffet was the cutest!! That little glass lamp..........I wish I would have seen it.
I love it!

Thought the window behind this looked so fun! I really like to decorate with windows.
Soooooo did you like?

Now I have to finish with the story...........we get in the store. We started talking with one of the owner's Amy Ballinger........she is from Nickerson, Kansas.........7 minutes from our home. The most precious Christian lady! She had my Phil's Momma for a teacher.......couldn't believe it! She looked at our girls and told them that she was the best teacher........what a blessing! Our girls were never able to meet their Grandma Jo!!!!!!!! That was frosting on top of the cake. I was able to hear about Amy's dreams..... to help foster parents and parents who have lost their children to foster car...........she dreams big..........she wants to help families. The Lord will direct her to make those dreams happen!

As I was walking around the shop I heard this...."Is that you Linda Stubbs?" Yikes who was that? There stood a girl who originally lived in our home town.i I had not seen her for quite some time. It was like a family reunion!!!!!!!! Talk about a divine appointment! Her Momma and sister were also there! It was so wonderful! Think of the odds of us meeting each other just at the right time........amazing!
A gift for us. Thank you Jesus....... I so appreciate your gifts!!!!

I hope you enjoyed my little tour. If you ever get to Lawrence be sure to look up Locust St. is WONDERFUL! It is open Fridays and Saturdays from 9-6. If you go to the web page it will show you a map! As you can see Lawrence is a very fun place to go to! Not only is it the home of the Jayhawks.......but a lot of fun places to go also!

Hope the pictures give you some ideas........would love to hear what you think~

Hugs from the FARM to your HOME!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Dear Sweet Ladies,

Today we drew our winner for the Create & Decorate Magazine and

Homemade Homespun Snowman Cookie Party!

We are so excited that

Tracy Suzanne


I was on Tracy's blog today to tell her she had won. She had me up on her side bar and had written about my party. I noticed that I had put the drawing for October 23rd. OOPS! I had two days in mind when I started the party.........the 20th and the 23rd. God used todays drawing to have Tracy win! It was a good mistake on my part!!!!!!! Sometimes the Lord allows our mistakes like this to happen...... so others can be blessed! Tracy's comment blessed me so much and her post also! It was a good thing for me to think it was today!

I am happy to say we are going to continue the party to make it fair for those of you who were looking forward to the October 23 drawing and maybe had not signed up yet.

I am saving all the names and entries from the beginning and will add any new entries from now on..... to the "bowl." I will draw another name on the

23rd of October at noon.

won't mess up on this one! Well.. Lord willing., smile!

You will receive a Create and Decorate Magazine

and a homemade Homespun Snowman Cookie.

I will announce the second winner on Sunday.

We will have the same rules.

To enter just leave me a comment......tell me one of your favorite Cookies that you bake
for CHRISTmas.

2. become a subscriber or tell me you already are one

3. become a follower or tell me you already are one

4. become a facebook friend

5. post about the party!


So, if you would like to sign up...... please leave a comment!

If you would like to have the recipe please go Here. Hope you have fun with my little snowman cookie!

Hugs from the FARM to your HOME!