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Friday, April 26, 2013

Home again.. Home again..











Happy Weekend everyone...
Hope all is well with you wherever you may be.. 

I have returned home from Shonda's where I had a lovely time.. 

I have posted a few pics from around her home.. 
My camera has broken a piece off of it and we spent time trying to fix it with crazy glue but did not have much success..
I had to bring it home and hope dear hubby can do it... smile.. 

Perhaps my friend, Karen, who blogs 
HERE AT MY COLONIAL HOME  will notice some of her own wonderful hand work.. smile.. 

There are a few pics for you anyway.. 

It is greening up outside a lot the last few days and Spring has arrived.. It rained the whole time I was there ...

I left here very early and picked up a couple of Tim Horton's coffees when I was almost there.. Shonda was already and we took off for Calais, Maine.. 

We had such fun shopping and enjoyed a lovely Bistro type restaurant that I did not even know was there.. 

I was so blessed to walk into Mardens and find a new shipment of homespun fabrics in..
 Oh joy...
 I use a lot of this in the things that I make for the shop.. 
I hope to make some homespun type buntings (my newest like in crafts), cushions, table runners, etc.. 

They also had the wonderful big containers for $8.00.. 
We each bought one.. 
Perhaps a terrarium....ummm,,, not sure yet.. 
I have been wanting to get a betta fish and put it in one of the bottles along with a bunch of herb cuttings.. 
We shall see.. smile..

Then we arrived home in time to make supper for the grandsons.. 
Shepherd's Pie.. 
So good.. 

Shonda just cooked up some hamburger and mashed potatoes.. Heated up some frozen veggies.. corn, peas and carrots.. 
Then layered it in a casserole dish.. 

First layer.. a can of tomato soup mixed with the heated veggies.. 
Second Layer is the hamburger cooked up with garlic and onions.. 
Third layer is mashed potatoes mixed with butter and cream.. 
Butter the top with a bit of parsley and heat up for half an hour till nice and hot.. 


It was great to go to Bible Study with her and the boys..
It was wonderful teaching and so nice to see everyone.. 
We mostly attend their church once we go to the cottage as it is so much closer.. 
We enjoy attending with her family for a few months as we go with our boys and their families when we are home.. 

Yesterday morning we just sat around and had coffee and chatted.. 
We discussed the new plans for the shop and she gave me some of her opinions.. It was great to talk to someone who has the same type of ideas as I do and knows where I am coming from.. 
Having a work spot at the front of the shop made sense to her so I am hoping it works out.. smile..  
She suggested that I start a Facebook page for the shop. 
What do you think?

Then, of course, it was good to get home again and see hubby.. I know he missed me..smile.. I must say that I still find it hard to accept that Sammi is not at the door waiting for me, too.. 
Sad, eh?

I just read this to Terry and he said to tell you all that he is living the dog's life now.. 
I would say he has it made then, eh?  grin.. 

Well, sweet friends, thank you so much for your visit and your lovely comments.. 
You ladies make my heart sing with your kind words.. 


Take care and we will chat again soon..   

17 comments:

  1. Shonda has a beautiful home, everything just so, like her Mom. Her dog is so cute too. Maybe you need to adopt a pup? ;-) I also think you should do a Facebook page for your shop, and online link too. xo

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  2. So glad you had a wonderful visit with Shonda. Her home is beautiful.

    Felicia

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  3. Shonda has a beautiful home indeed. Glad you had a good visit....its always nice to get away,but very good to return home once again :) Blessings

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  4. she does have a beautiful home!
    loved seeing all the photos,
    the recipe sounds so good.
    facebook, I have a love/ hate with that.
    I use it for the yard sale pages here,
    and just a tiny bit with family & friends
    mostly i would rather leave it alone for good
    however this is the only way to connect with some.folks.
    if you do start up your page i will certainly be a regular reader of it,
    I love everything you do here on the blog, and I'm sure your page would be very pleasant too!
    have a great weekend!

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  5. Hi Faye, Just did the mother's heart good to spend some time with Shonda and boys....am I right?I am so glad this all worked out for yu and you had that quality tie together. And you were able to go to Bible /study with them, too. That must have made you feel so good.

    I would love to see your shop on Facebook. Seems as though that would definitely bring in more customers. I can't wait to see the work area. Is it for just you or others can join in also...or will you be teaching classes? Even though this girl can not attend...tooo far away. But I am very interested in the things you do.

    Blessings to you and all of your family,

    Susannah

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  6. What a beautiful home. Glad to hear you had a great trip. It's always good to see our kids.

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  7. Hey Faye. I just want to tell you that you have a wonderful blog and I have been looking in here every ones in a while for some time now but now I am your newest follower. ;)
    If you want my apinion on the Facebook matter, then I think it would do your shop good. I would follow that side.
    Hugs from Iceland

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  8. hello faye,
    shonda has a wonderful home. thanks for sharing.
    have a nice weekend,
    blessings regina

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  9. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time, with your lovely daughter and grandsons. Sitting around and drinking coffee - discussing shop plans - going shopping (for fabric, at that!) -

    I couldn't imagine a more fun time.

    Enjoy - the Lord's day tomorrow!

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  10. Shonda has a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. I'm glad you had a nice visit. Enjoy your days and God bless.

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  11. Hi Faye;

    It is good to have you back! It sounds like you had lots of fun with Shonda and her family.

    A dog's life, that mightn't be too bad. :o)

    Laurie

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  12. I'm glad you had such a good time. Her house is beautiful. It is nice to have someone to "bounce off" ideas of - especially one who understands your vision. I have resisted the facebook page so far - however, it is the way customers find out what you are doing. I was hoping the blog would do it for me, but I can see the purpose of a business page. Blessings from Wisconsin.

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  13. Sounds like you had a wonderful visit. She has such a pretty home! I love spending time with my mom also. I think the FB page would be great but also more to keep up with. Hope you have a great weekend!
    -Holly

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  14. Kim from Saint JohnApril 27, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Hi Faye:

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. Lovely home:)

    Take care,

    Kim

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  15. Wow, what a lovely home! I'm so glad you guys had a nice time. And yes, you should definitely start a facebook page for your shop! :)

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  16. Faye, what a lovely home and trip you had! Such a blessing to have family to visit with and loving husband waiting for you to come home :)

    I look forward to hearing about the shop and all that summer holds for you. You ask about Facebook, I would love to give my opinion...if you wouldn't mind. I think if FB could help your business and not take up to much time that would be great. YOU JUST MUST PROMISE 1 THING, here it is....You cannot leave this blog behind. Over the past several years I have seen so many encouraging blogs shut down and go to FB only...it was very sad to me and I know others who don't have a FB.

    I very much enjoy your blog, I find encouragement, Godly advice, inspiration, and a sense of friendship when I visit here...something that is hard to find these day, I thank you for that! So please continue to blog even if you go to FB :)

    Blessings~
    Laura

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  17. Hello my friend,
    I think having a Facebook page for your shop is an excellent idea, many shops do that. You could also have a website for it, if you wanted to.
    Shonda has a very pretty house, she has her mother's ability to create a warm, welcoming and cozy home.
    Your trip across the line sounds like a lot of fun. I love spending time with my daughter, she is like yours in that she gets where I'm coming from. It helps that her style is like mine, too.
    Have a good week. Cindy

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