Showing posts with label guest post. Show all posts
Showing posts with label guest post. Show all posts

Friday, October 10, 2014

I'm At "Blissful And Domestic'" Today

Good morning and happy Friday y'all! This is a really special day for me because I'm doing a guest post over at "Blissful And Domestic". I've had so much fun re-doing our front porch for fall and I'll be sharing all the details over on Danielle's blog, so follow this link to read more....{Blissful And Domestic}

And in other news..... some more cutie items in the shop! I've added these cheerful little oilcloth flags to my Etsy shop. They're great for adding a little bit of fun to your party or even just spicing up your everyday. They really dressed up my little old colander filled with pine-cones in my dining area. I love bringing the outside in for fall and winter decorating and these little flags added just the perfect little whimsical touch. I just adore whimsy! Also, working on some seasonal banners for the shop right now, so stay tuned!

Have a beautiful weekend in your little neck of the woods y'all! See you right back here Monday morning!

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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!

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Carissa's Creamy Spaghetti Recipe

Today y'all, I've got a special treat! Visiting today is Carissa over from her blog All In All, and she's sharing this easy and delicious meal to add to your meal planners for the month. Not only is it easy but it's kid-tested and approved! Score! This is also a great pack-able meal, perfect for sharing with a friend in need or taking to a pot-luck dinner.  ENJOY!


I love to cook! It's really a passion of mine. I create recipes, I look forward to the huge holiday meals that I plan for weeks, and I get super excited about cooking something awesome for a potluck... but I still don't want to cook dinner some nights! It's like 6PM hits, I haven't thawed any meat, I'm hungry and  totally exhausted. You probably know the feeling well.

My answer to the I-don't-want-to-cook evenings is Creamy Spaghetti! I've been making this for years and it is my husbands favorite pasta dish. Now with a picky little one in the family I'm so happy to have ONE meal we all love!

I actually use angel hair pasta instead of spaghetti. No specific reason other than that we prefer the thin pasta. You can use whatever you like best. For the pasta sauce I like to use the Aldi brand basic sauce or Prego traditional. Again, use what you like the best.

One of the best things about this meal is that it takes 20 minutes to prepare from start to finish!
1 pound of angel hair pasta
2 jars of pasta sauce
8 oz block of cream cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (from the can, not fresh)

Cook the pasta in boiling water just until al dente. Drain in a colander and set aside. In the same pot that you cooked the pasta in, melt the cream cheese into the pasta sauce. This takes a few minutes and a lot of stirring. Once the cream cheese begins to break down, use a whisk to stir the cream cheese in very well. Stir in the grated parmesan cheese. Pour the pasta into the pot and coat well in the sauce.
Serves 6 (but it is really yummy, so maybe more like 4!)

I serve our creamy spaghetti with green beans and garlic toast. Yum!




Thank you Carissa and y'all be sure to stop by her blog for MANY more yummy inspirations! 
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