Thursday, March 26, 2009

On the Road~ Historic Champ Clark Home

Pete and I both enjoy history~ which means we explore the back roads, getting off the main highway to check out landmarks, even cemeterys, they are full of history.

Coming home from a mini weekend in Kentucky the drive home took us thru Missouri. As we approched Bowling Green a roadside sign said: Historical home of Champ Clark.

My dad had told me my grand father's nick name was Champ, so we drove into town to check out this historical home and read about the politican from Missouri.

Love lil mini trips with no particular place or destination, stopping on a whim to explore an area.

Posted the link to the website at the bottom of the pictures. Interesting read if you love history.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Fridays Finds~ The WaterRose ~ On Etsy

One of my favorite shops on Etsy is the Waterrose~ Her workmanship with textiles and embroidery is outstanding. Love how she combines old school with a new twist-look. She's created her own unique style, calling them handcrafted obsessions. Go check out her shop, you won't be dissapointed.

Sheet Music Cuff Hand Embroidery

Pansy Appliqued Wool Felt Cuff

Queen Annes Lace Earrings

Queen Annes Lace Necklace

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

3000 Hearts Give-a-Way on Etsy

We had a secret contest going~ The person who gave us our 3000th heart would win a free gift from us. So today I'm sending out this birdhouse with stainless steel rod to the winner from New Jersey.

This is the beginning of more such secret contests for our blog, love paying it forward so to speak. Hopefully this birdhouse will bring a smile to it's new owner.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Crash of our Computer~

One can survive these days enduring the crash or breakdown of a home computer with the help of public library's. I could get my daily fix perusing Etsy, keeping up with emails, and other general info. I've driven many miles to 4 nearby towns to use there public library this past week, and found them incredible.

Two of them were only a couple of years old, another has been around 50 plus years, the closest to our farm home is the smallest and open only a couple of hours 3 times a week. We are lucky to have this library which shares a tiny structure with the city snow truck, now boasts 2 computers, storytime for children, a reading area, newspapers, magazines, movie rentals, and you can request a book, all of this in a town of 128 people. It's a happening place during those two hours.

I've missed a unique world by not checking out library's, it's not a boring place, we need to continue to support them so they don't become extinct. My humble suggestion this week, peruse a library~

Computer Code Crashed Chenille Baby Bib

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Carrie Bradshaw's Quotes Computer Crash
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Mini - Wall Art - Arbitrary Word = Crashed
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Computer Epic Fail Vinly Decal

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