Monday, September 15, 2014

My Tour Through Blogland

In case you haven't heard, there's this little thing going around the blogging world called the "Tour Through Blogland". It's where you get invited by another blogger to answer a few questions about yourself, your home and your blog. Then, in your tour you nominate the next blogger to do her "Tour Through Blogland". Are you confused yet? The purpose is to get to know one another a little bit better. Well, it's my turn and I'm just thrilled to share a little about me and this blog. 

I was invited to participate by a dear, fellow blogger over at Home Remedies. Her name is Amy, too! I just adore her because she's thrifty. She knows how to find a bargain and re-purpose it to fit her style. Love that! If you haven't been by her blog yet, run by and take a look y'all.

And now I'll share a little about myself. I'm a wife and mom of four. My husband and I have been married for twenty three years. We started homeschooling our children sixteen years ago and we still just love the lifestyle. Our youngest is now seven, and I finally felt like I had enough free time to search for my passion. Almost six months ago, I started this little blog and I'm having so much fun. I've finally figured out what I wanna be when I grow up! A blogger!!
I write about lots of REAL life here, homeschooling/unschooling, DIY projects, recipes and plenty of living a full life on less. And now to answer some questions.....

1. What am I working on? 

Right at this moment, I'm working on a guest post for another blogger that will post in October. I'm doing a Fall Porch Makeover that is keeping me pretty busy! It'll be the second time I've posted on her blog and I'm just having so much fun on this project right now. Stay tuned for more details on that soon!

2. How does my work differ from others of it's genre?

I do this firstly because I LOVE it so and secondly because I think that EVERYONE has a story to tell. Yes, there are thousands of blogs out there written by waaaaay more qualified people than little ol' me, but our life is unique because it's our story told in our way and I believe transparency resonates with lots of people. This world would be a very different place if we were all a little more REAL. That's why this blog is unique, it's real life, the good, the bad, and sometimes, the ugly.

3. Why do I write/create what I do?

As life happens over here,  it gets photographed and written about. That's why this blog is named "The Little Farm Diary". This is where I share OUR story.  Life moves so fast, but if you write it all down, it really helps to freeze all those  ordinary moments that make up this wonderful life of ours. It keeps our life from whizzing by so quickly.

4.  How does your writing/creating process work?

When I began this blog, it had been nearly twenty years since I'd written steadily. Writing got lost somewhere in marriage and motherhood. I really had to dust off the cobwebs in my brain and learn how to write again, shoot, I'm still learning every day! But, with each day that passes, it becomes a little more enjoyable and I find that I'm drawn to writing like I used to be back in my college days. I'm learning to listen to the little voices inside my head and go with the flow. It's wonderful to be passionate again about something that's just mine. I love all the mommy stuff, but I'm at a great place in my life where there's finally room for just me sometimes. So grateful!

Well, that's kind of me in a nutshell right now. Thank you all so much for taking the time to stop by and listen to me ramble on and on. I appreciate each and every one of you stopping by each day. It's such a blessing to be able to share with you all!

AND, I'd like to introduce you to Heather from The Heathered Nest. She and her husband Dave LOVE a re-do!

Just take a look at some of their recent projects...

O.K., WOW, right? That's just the tip of the iceberg y'all. Remember to follow this link over to her blog on Monday September 22nd for Heather's Tour Through Blogland.

Thanks for visiting today y'all and have a great week!

Friday, September 12, 2014

DIY: Easy Felt Leaf Banner

I'm ready to get busy with some fall crafting. Are you starting to get that itch too? This is a super easy craft that I've had bookmarked for weeks just waiting for the crafting bug to bite. Well, it bit, so here we go y'all! I originally found this leaf banner on a blog {A Beautiful Mess} that I adore. If you haven't been by, for heavens sakes, swing by soon! For this craft you'll need some felt in your choice of colors, some yarn or thread and a needle to stitch. Ready? Let's get started....

1. Cut leaves. I ran outside and pulled a Dogwood leaf off of a tree and traced it onto some card stock and used that as my template. Easy and free.

2. Stitch the leaves together using yarn or embroidery thread. I chose a fine gauge yarn and an embroidery needle to stitch. Remember to knot the ends so as not to lose any leaves. And like the ladies over at A Beautiful Mess suggest, this is a great craft to do while watching  t.v.! 

3. You can make it as long or short as you like. That's it! You can now sit back and enjoy your Felt Leaf Banner. So easy!

I had lots of fun trying it out in different places around the house. It really brightened up the chalkboard and also looked right at home on our antique hutch. Maybe I should make more than one! I hope you enjoyed this super easy banner craft. Have a great weekend y'all!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

How About A Little Fall Inspiration???

September is moving right along and I've been trolling Pinterest for some fall porch inspiration. Wow! There are some great ideas out there. Let's take a look at a few, and see if you are feeling as inspired as I am!

I'm in LOVE! This porch from The Maine House has me swooning! All the lights are fantastic. Don't you think so? I could just linger there for the longest time! Oh, and that screened door....

Don't you just want to have a cup of coffee there? It's so inviting. This porch is from Common Ground.

This porch from Our Vintage Home Love is simply beautiful. Just look at that painted porch floor and those stenciled burlap pillows.... love!

Show your door some love, from Horse Country Chic. I love the unexpected. Using a live plant as door decor instead of the regular fare... wonderful.

Perfect door color for fall! This porch is from Organized Clutter. Ever thought of painting your door for the seasons? Maybe?

Feeling it yet? These are some great inspirations! If it EVER cools down here in Georgia, it might help me to feel a bit more fall-i-er, that's a word right? I hope that these porches are getting you in the mood for fall. Remember that it's not all about going out and buying new. For me, it's always about shopping my house and moving things to new places like my front porch. Think outside the box a little, and a new fall porch might just be in your near future. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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