Monday, November 30, 2015

I Didn't Drop Off The Face Of The Earth

So  I haven't posted in a long long time. I can't explain why,I think one reason is  because I couldn't find the energy.  I know it wasn't fair to all of you who so faithfully prayed and followed our story with Toby's cancer so please forgive me. I just couldn't keep posting about it, it became too hard. His cancer is back and it has invaded the nerves in his brain. He has been getting chemo and Proton (radiation) therapy and he had a bout with pneumonia and a skin infection that put him in the hospital for a few weeks. But I want you to know that he is back home and  done with his Chemotherapy and  Proton Therapy treatments, we won't know for about three months when they do another scan how effective it was against the  cancer cells. God alone knows what the ultimate outcome will be.
We ended up selling our home in Alabama. We put all of our things in storage where it still remains but we were able to put a down payment on another home in Texas, we knew we needed to be near M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for the long haul. We are trying to figure out when and how to get our things here. We picked up a few second hand items to get us by until we get our stuff.  Here is a picture of our new home.

It has a cabin feel too it, much smaller than our other house but it's all we need. It backs up to a national forest and we often see deer grazing close by. It's very peaceful and we need some quiet and peace in our lives right now.

I think we are going to enjoy the wrap around porch.

 The Living area with a wood burning fireplace, The house has lots of windows to let in the light, I like that.

A view looking into the dining room from the kitchen area. Again, I love all the windows.

Another view of the dining room.

The kitchen with open shelving and garden window.

The master bedroom, I like the bay window in here too.
Extra bedroom.

It's near a lake so that Toby will be able to enjoy fishing so that makes me happy. I miss my old house but if I've learned anything from traveling this cancer journey with my Toby is that it's only stuff and really meaningless when it comes down to it. As long as you are with the ones you love that's really all that matters. I just want to make a home for him to enjoy and to be comfortable in. I'll keep you posted as best I can.  I want to thank all of you again for your emails and the love you have shown us. It was your prayers, emails and kind thoughts that kept us going when it often seemed  too hard. So for that I thank you all and I will always hold you close in my heart for your kindness, each and every one of you are so dear to me.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

You Can Never Have Too Many Cloches

Along with my obsession with farm animals that I posted about HERE
I've discovered I have an obsession with cloches too!

Wire cloches
Glass cloches
Litte cloches
Big cloches
Cloches to hold dishes
And more dishes
and even toilet tissue :)
Do you love cloches? What type of things do you 'cloche'? 

Monday, February 9, 2015

My Obession With Farm Animals

I would have one of these cow heads in every room if my husband would let me!

I don't know what it is about cows. Perhaps it's the soulful eyes or the gentleness they portray, whatever it is, I love them! This one was done by the fabulous Cindy Austin from Pinkgloves2

Horses hold a fascination for me too, they are such magnificent creatures, made perfectly for a human to ride.

Cows and chickens, a farmhouse staple!

The wonderfully creative blogger Kris from
Junk Cottage Chic gave me this awesome cow sign.

If you want country or farmhouse style, cows are the answer!

Love the shade on my rooster lamp.

In my opinion you can never have too many cows, or any farm animals for that matter!

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Brrrrrr Baby It's Cold Outside

We may live in the South but tonight you would never know it, it's going into the 20's  and my little buddy is in his cold weather curl, all comfy with his blankie....

Stay warm!


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