Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Milk Can Feed

Last weekend we hosted Mark and Jessica's family dinner/present opening here at our place. Since they had family that came from all over the US we wanted them to all be able to come together one more time before they all departed for their various homes. Mark is from Alaska and Jessica had family from California, Montana and Colorado. We had a great time! 


                                            The decorations made the barn look so festive!
One of the neat things that Mark and Jessica did was that they had people sign a little table instead of a wedding book. What a great idea!
For the food they wanted a milk can feed so Jessica's dad, grandma and grandpa cooked it all up.  If you don't know what a milk can feed is, it is where you cook sausage, carrots, potatoes, onions and cabbage all together in a milk can over a open fire. This is something you don't see everyday and it was SO good!




                     It was so fun to visit with family and friends that we haven't seen in forever!




At the end of the evening it was time for the bride and groom to open their gifts. As I was listening to Jeff (Jessica's dad) talk about His favorite verse Proverbs 3: 5-6 where it says "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on our own understanding. In all our ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths."  I was reminded how thankful I am that I have a Saviour that loves me enough to not only watch over me but directs me in the way I should go. He wants the very best for me, and how even though I screw up A LOT He still loves me no matter what and when we seek Him our lives are blessed beyond measure! It was so awesome to see that in Mark and Jessica's lives how God directed their paths to meet and become one! Congrats you two, we hope you enjoyed your day here on the farm.





Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mark and Jessica

Last weekend the milkman and I attended Mark and Jessica's wedding. It was a sunset wedding, which the weather can be kind of tricky this time of year but this night was perfect! No wind (which there always is wind it seems like in KS) and the temperature was very pleasant. 
 It was so fun to see everyone all spiffed up! Jessica looked amazing! Her talent is awesome, she made her own wedding dress. Beautiful!




 Congrats Mark and Jessica we are so excited for you both as you begin your lives together as husband and wife. We look forward to seeing what God has in store for you. I hope you always remember your wedding day and when times get rough in your marriage you will remember this day and how God brought you two together. Congratulation!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Vendor List

I had several people contact me for information on my vendors I had in the Barn Sale. So here it is.
 Gale Nation rubyslippers2007@yahoo.com or on Instagram as galenation.  Just one of the items in her booth were the signs below.
 The Barn at Sedgwick you can find on FaceBook and Flint Hills Cowgirl on Instagram had some of the beauties in the picture below.

 Dawn's instagram rekindledpleasures. Her etsy shop is called the same name rekindled pleasures.
                                         denae.villines@att.net made the pretties below.
                                Treena at onlocationphoto@yahoo had the cute stuff below.
                          Stacie had the signs and wreaths below. staciejnichols@gmail.com
I didn't get a picture of every vendor but here are the rest of them. 
*Ellen's etsy shop is called "initially impressed" or her e-mail is joerohl@juno.com
*Paula prairielakesphotograhy@gmail.com
*Shirley had the most amazing brittle. sjdelk9853@msn.com
*Teresa's etsy shop is called "jolie junebug boutique" she had such cute travel and make up bags
*Nancy turloose@gmail.com She had beautiful crocheted blankets and items.
*Liz lizavogel@sbcglobal.net had jewelry and home decor
*Sharleen had 31bags sharleen44@hotmail.com 
These are most of my vendors. If you have any other questions or didn't see something that you remembered at the sale please let me know. Have a great day!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Vintage Friday #37 IT'S BACK!!!


Welcome to Vintage Friday!
 What is Vintage Friday? It is where I will list some vintage items that I want to sell.
Here is how it works:  If you see an item or items that you want simply leave me a comment with the # of the item (s) you want to purchase and your e-mail (so I can send you a payment request) and zip code (so I will know how much to charge for shipping it to you).
The first person to leave me their e-mail with their item # and zip wins!!  Your paid item(s) will be mailed out Monday. I will also combine items to make shipping cheaper for you.

#1. A 9x13 Pyrex Friendship pattern with red birds baking dish. It is in perfect condition no chips, dings or scratches. $30 + shipping.

#2. A Fisher Price Family Brown Tudor house. It is in great condition all the decals are intact. $20 + shipping.

#3. A Granny Square Afghan. It is in great condition and measures 6'3"x 4'9". $20 + shipping.
SOLD!!!

#4. A Enamelware teapot with wooden handle. It is in great condition and is 7" tall to the top of the handle. $10 + shipping.

#5. A Black Bell Rotary Telephone. It is in great condition. $25 + shipping.

#6. A Wilenour purple and pink flower linen tablecloth. It is in amazing condition. I have looked over it several times and I can't find any blemish on it. So pretty. $15 + shipping.


#7. 2 Tonka trucks, they have a little wear due to age but still in great condition. $10+shipping.
SOLD!!!

#8. A Built-Rite Sta-N-Plance Puzzle, it meausres at 1'3" x 11" it has a little wear due to age but still has years of play left in it. $5 + shipping.

#9. A Pyrex 1 1/2 quart Golden Scroll casserole dish with lid. It is in great condition no chips, dings or scratches. $12 + shipping.

#10. A 1960 Follett Beginner reader "Christopher Columbus" by Clara Ingram Judson. This book is in good condtion the 2nd picture below shows what the pages look like inside. $5 + shipping.


#11. A 1961 Follett Beginner reader "George Washington". It is in good condition $5 + shipping.


#12. A 1964 See and Read John Fitzgerald Kenney book. It does have a little wear due to age on the corner of the binding but otherwise in good condition. The 2nd picture below shows what the pages look like. $5 + shipping.

Thanks so much for stopping by I hope you all have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Boys and Their Toys

Once in awhile I still can see a glimpse of Kenton as he was when he was a little boy. Since we had a number of extra kiddos in and out of our house the week of the barn sale the little farm trucks and tractors came up from the basement. When I came in from the barn one evening this is what I encountered. It was SO fun to see Kenton and Sam playing just like they did when they were little boys. What I loved about it even more is that even though they have become young men (Freshman in High School) they were still content to play "farm". Once again it made me realize how fast time flies and how much I have to pay attention to the here and now!





Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Few Tears

 About half way through the Barn Sale I saw my momma talking to my friend Denae's guy Jarrod. It looked like mom had him in an intense conversation and I thought to myself I need to go and save him because my mom can tell a story with lots and lots of rabbit trails. Mom's stories can and will last for a very long time (this is just something us women do in my family, in fact the milkman often says to me is the point anywhere in the near future? Pitiful!) I wasn't able to get back over there to "help" Jarrod out because I was so busy with the Barn Sale.  After the sale they came over to me and we were talking I said "So sorry about mom I hope she didn't talk your leg off". Immediately this big grown up guy started tearing up, then I looked to Denae and she also started to tear up. Jarrod said "your mom is awesome!" She told me all about her Parkinson and how it is progressing faster then she was expecting and how frustrating it was to even to be able to do the little things anymore. Meanwhile as Jarrod is retelling this story a few more of my friends had gathered in a circle to hear what mom had told him. Then as he became really choked up, this big burly guy, we all started getting teary eyed. He said "she told me how the other day how she was having a hard time with getting her arm through her shirt and buttoned and how my dad came to the rescue". She said to my dad I am so sorry that I am becoming so helpless and my dad stopped looked her in the eyes and said it is always a privilege to be able to take care of you! Lets just say that everyone in the circle was more then a little teary eyed when he was done telling this to us. I know I am very blessed by the folks I have been given but it is so amazing when others see what an awesome example of what marriage looks like. 47 years they have been together and they still love each other SO much! Thank you Jarrod for sharing this story it is one that I will always treasure!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Barn Sale

                The day of the barn sale started off a little chilly but it warmed up very nicely.
I was blessed that some of my family was able to come from near and far for the sale. My sister-in-law and niece came all the way from Arkansas, my mom and Aunt came from the promise land (Oklahoma), my sister, nephew and niece came up from Texas. It was so great to see them.


 My crazy friend Robin, whom I have known since the summer before our Freshman year in high school came along with her husband and daughter. They were great help with all of the clean up we were very thankful!
                                       I had amazing vendors again this sale. So much talent!!









                                      Taryn was so happy with all of the vendors as well! Ha!


 These 3 boys were such GREAT help the morning of the barn sale. I'm serious. All of the last minute details were done perfectly because of these 3. Thank you guys, you rocked!
  It was so great 5 of my vendors were instagram friends. It was SO awesome to meet them in real life!  I was SO grateful for God giving us an amazing day and for all of the friends, family and everyone in between that helped make the day so successful we could NOT have done it without each and everyone of them. Thank you to everyone that came out it was so great to see and meet so many of you. If you missed this sale no worries the Spring sale is set for the 1st Saturday of April so mark your calendars! I hope to see you then!