by laura janning

Showing posts with label random updates. Show all posts
Showing posts with label random updates. Show all posts

Christmas Shopping for My Man

November 24, 2014

Don't hate me but......... my Christmas cards are getting ready to be addressed and the shopping for the kids is just about completed. Last December when I was completely crazed and running around like a wild woman, I told myself that December was going to be a month of enjoying everything that makes the season so festive...... and I meant it.

And one more thing....

Why We Are Thankful....

November 5, 2014

I am putting aside my paint brush, the stories from the farm, jokes about my donkey and the project list today, in order to bring you something much more gratifying and from my heart. 

I am very thankful and blessed ..... that my children have grateful hearts. A core belief that my husband and I walk through our life with daily. We remain conscious of the gifts and feeling of thankfulness in our lives.

Trick or Treat....Where does time go?

October 29, 2014

How did I go from lil pumpkins.........

To a super hero, skeleton and a bumble bee!

Still waiting for this years costumes to arrive in the mail. After much conversation and debate and a bit of mom  input on some of the ideas particular with my 8 year old, we will have  007, a zombie and a cat. 

Monday Musings

October 20, 2014

What my house lacks in 'halloweenish' decorations this year, my kids will make up for in candy. This is the only thing in the house resembling the holiday.  My BFF made this. Too cute!

Monday Musings

September 29, 2014

It's fall break this week and the family is beyond excited. We are finally getting to do something that I had to postpone last winter when we were snowed in, then again cancel in the Spring because Lily broke her foot, and again cancel over the summer because dad had a business trip. The kids still don't think it's gonna happen....but it is, even though....there is rain in the forecast. I am handy, I will build a boat if I have to!

Finding Beauty in The Most Strangest Places

September 3, 2014

A few weeks ago I was out in the garden and happen to look over at the tractor, which we affectionately call Bubba. I noticed something inside the engine compartment and quickly called my husband as I thought perhaps it was a snake, and I am a bit to wimpy for those things.

Monday Musings....Furniture makeover,wasp sting, and more from the Funny Farm.

September 1, 2014

Doesn't look like much now but when I get finished with this cabinet's going to look amazing. I will be installing some pattern to the back, some side panels and attach some awesome hardware. My vision makes me excited.

Monday Musings

August 25, 2014

Hi sweet friends! Welcome to another week of randomness at my real life funny farm at Top This Top That.

Our property and pastures get dusted every year, so our grass is nice and green. A bit stinky, but we always love the results and it's totally organic. Any guesses to what is being spread?

The Good and Bad News

August 22, 2014

Happy Friday. I will start with the good news since it is Friday and all, and that may be enough for some of you.....

One of our chickens finally laid an egg

The bad.....

Monday Musings- Best scent for summer, garden produce and a birthday celebration

August 4, 2014

Today will mark the second day that the kids have been back to school. Friday, I walked around dazed and confused not knowing what to do with myself and hearing screams that really didn't exist..... although I did manage a well needed mani and pedi.
We celebrated the twins 6th birthday last week with a party at the house. The kids had an amazing time with this water slide that we rented for the day.

This is what I am doing today

July 31, 2014

Don't worry..... I am fine. It's been a couple of days and I didn't want you to think that I got swallowed up by a vortex of school supplies sitting on the dining room table.

Summer Time Bliss

July 19, 2014

"I close my eyes
as to dream of this
a day of fun
a day of bliss
This is my sunshine that fills my day
This is the happy that wants to play

This is the vision of what summers should be
Carefree thoughts
 for you
for me"

                                                - mom

Enjoy your blissful summer day!

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Monday tile, pumpkins and no eggs yet

July 14, 2014

I found this tile at Home Depot on clearance a few months back and decided to do a few updates in the laundry room.  I need to cut and place a few more tiles around the electrical outlets ( one more unfinished project to add to the list)  and then I can show you what I have done to the space. 

A few weeks back when I was ordering these for the front porch, I went ahead and ordered this 'cake plate'.  Ha. Not sure what size cake they eat, but doubtful any cake that I make will fit on it, so I am using it to hold my favorite candles instead. I should have known better when the price was $6.95. Still, super cute.

Getting ready to make a pineapple upside down cake for my husbands birthday... his favorite. Hmmm, I wonder if it will fit on that 'cake plate' ?

This year, I am growing pumpkins in my garden. Should be a lot of fun in the fall to have our own Pumpkin patch for the kids and their friends. If you want to grow them, they require a lot of space in the garden and if they are planted by July, should be ready to pick in the fall.

Remember these guys, they have have really grown...... No eggs yet.

Got any tidbits you want to share?

Have a great rest of the week!

Good rain for the garden...and the chickens

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