Treasure Hunting on the Farm

A lot of bloggers I follow often talk about the great deals they find when they’re out shopping garage sales, antique shops, flea markets and so forth.   Living in or near a large metropolitan area seems to afford them ready access to a plethora of resources for potential DIY and upcycling projects.  It’s one of the few things I miss about living in the city.  (Are you shocked that Farm Mama used to be a big city dweller?  😉  And Continue Reading

When Husbands Go Online, Part 1

Sassy Girl

This post was most recently updated on July 11th, 2015I have recently become one of those people. You know, the people you hear talk about how they traveled to other states to buy cars or horses, or who have recently returned from a jaunt to a far flung location to look at real estate?  Well, ‘those people’ are me.  Allow me to explain … As y’all are aware, I enjoy online shopping.  For me, the Continue Reading

Cooking Without Cash

This post was most recently updated on May 18th, 2015Over the course of our 16+ year marriage, there have been many challenges of various sorts.  There have been health issues, growing pains as we adjusted to sharing space, bruised feelings … and periods of financial stress.  Sometimes the lack of funds came because of an unexpected repair or emergency.  Sometimes, unemployment or slow periods of business made it hard to make two ends meet.  And Continue Reading

Order from Chaos

This post was most recently updated on May 17th, 2015I like order. I like schedules, lists, calendars, neatly filed papers, organized pantries, folded laundry and tidy surfaces. I am, unfortunately, the only member of my household who feels this way. My husband has never met a flat surface he didn’t want to cover with piles of stuff. This is why, if you were to visit my home, you would wonder, “Where are the end tables Continue Reading

The Magic Word

This post was most recently updated on May 17th, 2015When I was younger (and newly married, with only a part time job and no kids), I was busy all the time, doing things for other people. Need someone to work an extra shift? Sure! Want a volunteer to help staff a charitable event? You bet! Looking for someone to spend hours editing your organization’s publicity article for the newspaper and then to just rewrite it? Continue Reading

Clouds in My Coffee

This post was most recently updated on May 17th, 2015This is the family room I dream about: It’s so light and airy.  It’s clean and bright and soothing …so deliciously clutter free.  <3 And this is my current family room … Okay, not really.  This is a random image I borrowed from PhotoBucket because I’m too embarrassed to show you my real house. Don’t judge.  But my existing family room is crowded. We are, after all, Continue Reading