Friday, November 16, 2018

Where Have You Been

Life doesn't slow down at all does it?

The year is almost over. November is here. We are dealing with cooler temps. I missed my 70 degree days this fall. Here in Indiana it went from Summer straight to Winter-like temps. The leaves are changing colors finally, and I love it. It has been rainy, which makes for good days to curl up and read or take a nap.

Daylight savings time has me still messed up. I'm wanting to go to bed around 7 these days. Can't quite do that. :)

I know I've not done a great job here lately keeping y'all updated on what's been going on.

Another bullcalf!



We are still in calving season. I think we're almost done. I love seeing all the little girls and guys run around the pasture. I need some of their energy.

Miss Snow White.

Ariel, R, was the first to eat from my hand.


They love their cake!


I've been working with our heifers to get them to be calmer around people. I have been giving them cake, or round cubes as they're often called. It is an extra source of protein for them. We have seven heifers in a pen right now. I have two that will eat from my hands. Another couple are interested that I have the cubes and will take it from my hand, but haven't quite got the part down to keep it in their mouths. The others wait patiently for me to dump it in their feeder. So I've made some good progress.

Trey just started a new job that is much closer to home, so that will be great having him get home at an earlier time.



I also started something new. In October, I signed up to be a Mary Kay consultant. I've been using the products for a good year now, and it can get expensive. I can now earn my product at cost, which is great. I have already made a few sales, and hopefully will continue to branch out. I love the skin care line, make-up, etc! It really is a great company.

I will try to get back on this thing! If not, Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Where Does Time Go

Oh my goodness. It's October. Time is just going by so fast these days. Life has definitely ramped up its speed, and I'm holding on for dear life. Do I have time to sit down and write? Of course. Have I done so? Nope.

I recently watched a video on YouTube by Jordan Page (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BKuSlstIBM ) about how to block schedule your day. She went through and talked about her schedule and what she does in each of her blocks. I was drawn in because I have been searching for some type of a more structured schedule. A lot of times I feel like I have all of this open time at home, and have plenty to do but when it comes down to it, I don't do it. When you schedule in blocks, you know exactly what you are supposed to be doing for that time.

She is a SAHM, so for those of us who do work, she even gives a block schedule for that.

After watching, I printed off a blank calendar (just Google it) and wrote down my schedule. Of course I write in pencil because I may change things further down the road. I write most things in pencil nowdays cause you just never know when you need to move things or misspell or whatever the case may be.

Here is my schedule:


I don't know if you can see that up close or not. But yes, I get up at 4. Ugh. The earlier I can get to work, the earlier I can leave. :) I work 9 hours, with every other Friday off. Love that perk! I've had this system going for about a month or so. Do I have it perfected? Not quite yet. I'm still using social media when I'm not supposed to. I don't always unload our dish drying racks in the morning. I don't always get supper ready by 6:30. That one I may have to adjust. But I do like the idea of having block scheduling. I have an idea of what I am supposed to be doing in certain time frames.

I have alarms set on my phone so I know when one block ends, and I can move onto the next. They are mostly silent, but it is good to see "oh hey it's time to move on!"

Would you benefit from block scheduling? Even if you don't use it, you could write down your schedule to see how your days go. I know when I did, it was interesting to see how I spent my time.

If you find it hard to adjust, just do the best you can if you decide to try. Like I said I do not have mine down pat yet. Work in progress! :)

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

Linking up with Whitney today! 

Monday, October 22, 2018

Fall Decorating 2018

I love fall! Every year around my birthday I get excited knowing that it is around the corner. As soon as the calendar shows September, I'm ready to go crazy with pumpkins, mums, leaves, and all things red, orange, green and yellow.

I will take you on a little tour of what I have decorated this year. I tend to just stick with decorating my living room and our porch. I'm content with that.




In the living room I mainly have pumpkins scattered everywhere. I painted these cheap pumpkins purple to go with our cows' purple ear tags. I thought about painting cows on them, but I like the solid purple.



I got this iron pumpkin back when I was in college.




The ceramic pumpkins are from Dollar Tree!



I got this painted sign from a local festival called the Covered Bridge.

I love buying mums! They are so pretty. The purple are my faves! I got them along with my live pumkins at a local Amish greenery. Straw bales we already had. I bought the wagon last year and use it in all of my outdoor decor.






I made these pumpkins this year. I've had these turbines that often go on roofs for air vents in attics. My dad had them sitting around and I scooped them up a few years ago after I saw the idea on Pinterest. I finally painted them this year. I had these wreaths since college.



I also made a scarcrow wreath for the door. I already had the hat; I bought it for mowing, but it would never stay on in the wind! You could also use an actual straw hat. I bought the leaves and flowers at Dollar Tree, and the straw-like material and buttons at JoAnn's. I used a hot glue gun to keep everything together. I used a marker for the smile. The cheeks and nose I just cut up a leaf. I thought it turned out great.

What are some of your favorite ways to decorate for fall?


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Praise YOU In This Storm


A little motivation for you today. Though times may be hard or good, praising God should be a part of your day. I don't know what you're going through, but I hope you can find some comfort in this song.

I was sure by now
God You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away
Stepped in and saved the day
But once again, I say “Amen”, and it’s still raining

As the thunder rolls
I barely hear Your whisper through the rain
“I’m with you”
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away

And I’ll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I’ve cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I remember when
I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry to you
And you raised me up again
My strength is almost gone
How can I carry on
If I can’t find You

But as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain
“I’m with you”
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away

And I’ll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I’ve cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
The Maker of Heaven and Earth

And I’ll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I’ve cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

 And I’ll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I’ve cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm