Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Keep the Faith ~ Inspiration

To those that may be struggling with disappointments, life, diet, lack of results…

inspiration

Bacon

bacon

 

Silhouette Cameo Vinyl Cutter

I’m having a blast with my new Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter!

Here’s just a few samples of designs I’ve been cutting.

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I cut my daughter’s initial along with a chevron background.  I must say this was my first tightly registered multi-colored design and it was a pain!  lol  It’s going to take more practice to be comfortable cutting these successfully.

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Here’s a little logo supporting my fave baseball team!

stl cards

Here’s a monogram for a friend.  I added different size dots on the cup though they’re not very visible on this photo.

monogram

This last cup sports a Tennessee Tri-Star design in honor of my home state.

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Do you have a Silhouette vinyl cutting machine?

Being new at this, I can use all the tips I can get!  Like a great place to get vinyl at great prices.  Tips for layering multi-colors would be helpful, too.  😀

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To check out the Silhouette Cameo, click on the link below.

SILHOUETTE CAMEO with vinyl cutting bundle kit

Vinyl for craft cutters

Double wall acrylic tumblers

 

DISCLAIMER: If you purchase from the links in this post you are helping support Heart of a Country Home at no extra charge to yourself.  Thank you!

 

Too Hot to Cook

Let’s be honest…we all feel this way some days.

too hot to cook

Saying Grace

When my children were little, we always said this simple blessing before our meal.

 

Southern Grace

Our hands we fold, Our heads we bow,

For food and drink, We thank Thee now.

SayingGrace-prayers

Do you have a favorite family blessing?

Miracles

miracle

I don’t know of anyone who WANTS to go through hard times, but sometimes the ending results are amazing!  #keepthefaith

My Journey 6.23.15

race to the finish

Beautiful Gulf Coast ~ Setting Sun

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Some places are hard to leave behind.

Gulf Shores sunset framed

Spring 2015 ~ Randomness

Some peeks into my Spring.

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The hostas I planted in 2013 and forgot about came up again.   Love me some hostas because they’re so easy to grow.

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Eating supper on the front porch can be so relaxing after spending the day inside.

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My oldest daughter has fallen in love with gardening.  She has planted so many beautiful flowers this Spring.  Now I need to get her interested in veggies. 🙂

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OWLMUG2015

After an extensive search, I was so excited to find this cute owl mug for only .25 at the thrift store!

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meat&veggies2015

I love it when my hubby cranks up the grill.  I know some yummy food is on the way.  He prepared enough for us to eat on through the week and when the grilled veggies were gone, I pan roasted these in the oven.  Real food and good eatin’!

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reelfoot2015

After my last post on that beautiful Spring day,  I found out my oldest brother had died suddenly.  He left a void in the lives of his daughters, grandchildren, siblings, and father.  I think of him often and miss him daily.  Some of my family made the trip to Reelfoot Lake in his memory.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Spring

So happy to see these pink blossoms on this beautiful Spring day!

flower earth laughs

Behr’s Silver Strand paint

So I decided to go with Behr’s Silver Strand paint in my kitchen.

Do you think this was a good choice?

behr

What color is your kitchen?

See my Kitchens board on Pinterest.

Making Memories

memories

Make those special memories while your little ones are still little.

My girls are older now, but I hope they never forget.

Time to do a little cleaning out!

Do y’all have the “cleaning out” bug?

I do!  I think the bug is going around.

Check out my friend, Kelli, over at Along the Dirt Road.

She has a lovely farmhouse and is sharing about Clean Surfaces today.

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Goal for 2015

These 2 things I need to do!

KEEP CALM

Happy Friday! ~ Randomosity ~

I’m hoping you’re having a wonderful Spring!  It’s one of my favorite seasons!  And it’s Friday!  So I’m sharing some random thoughts and goodies today.

One reason I adore Spring is because of St. Louis Cardinal Baseball!  🙂  I listen on the radio while I’m cooking supper and doing the dishes.  Mike Shannon is the best!  I ♥ this Vintage Style STL Cardinal Iphone case!  and I just found these STL Cardinals Salt and Pepper Shakers!  lol  I need these.  I wonder if my Morkie would like this Doggie Serving Dish?!  It’s too cute!  ok, ok, I’ll stop!  I know you can’t stand the cuteness.

Check out these FREE Kindle books for KIDS!  (for a limited time only)

Terry Treetop and the Lost Egg

Tongue Twisters for Kids

Lily Lemon Blossom Welcome to Lily’s Room

The Ugly Ducking

Here’s some FREE Kindle Cookbooks. (for a limited time only)

Easy Appetizer Recipes

Our Quirky Potluck Recipes

40 Top Paleo Recipes

Savvy Autumn Entertaining

Just Desserts   (oh, boy – I may need to stay away from this one!;))

If you missed my free Spring printable, you can get it here.

Happy Spring, y’all!

spring flag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get this beautiful Spring Owl Garden Flag here.