Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sale Announcement!

There is a sale in my shop available until late July.  Great chance to get large prints.
More info here:  The Gallivanting Girl.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Nothing like a barnyard strip.

Holy cow, I was out opening a gate to let the horses out into the pasture this morning, and this horrible pain started radiating out of my upper thigh.  So what is a girl to do?  I kicked my boot off, undid my belt, and jerked my ever-loving leg out of the jeans.  There was a huge welt starting on my inner thigh from what I assume to be a wasp-sting.  Although the little darling was no where to be seen.

Two things:  (a) I'm very glad we don't have any neighbors, and that the barn was between me and the road.  (b) Wasp stings hurt more than any little tiny stinging insect should be able to inflict.

So please get a good laugh out of the image of my wasp-dance in the pasture this morning.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I love Etsy: My Birthday Wishlist.

My birthday is in August, so a long way off, and I don't expect anybody to spend the kind of money asked for on this page, but golly I'd own each and every one of these pieces if I had the cash to spend.  What fantastic items there are on Etsy.  I swoon every time I window shop.  I like the idea of a wishlist, so I wanted to showcase all these awesome items.  Enjoy.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Another Cozamia Giveaway via Kiki's List.

Night Peonies in Blue by Cozamia.
(this is my favorite)
Yes, I'm entering yet another Cozamia giveaway--odds are eventually I'll win one.  I love her work so much, but don't have the budget to buy artwork yet (we still need drywall, floors, and such, ha).  This one is via Kiki's List, and if you feel the way I do about Cozamia prints, then you can enter too.  Details on the giveaway here.

Friday, June 1, 2012

A Life-Sized Dollhouse.

The farmhouse from a recent gallivant.
If I ever had extra money.  I mean a ton of extra money.  This beauty would be mine in a heartbeat.  I would fix it up and visit on the weekends.  It'd be a superb guesthouse even if it happens to be about 10 minutes away from my farm.  It would be a showpiece after I'd get done restoring every inch.

I love the summer kitchen.  I love the two-story porch.  I love the extra long windows.  I love the rolling pastures that surround it.  I love the must-be-ancient tree that grew up beside of it.

I don't know anything about it.  I think it's sitting vacant, but perhaps someone lives there.  I do know that someone keeps cattle back behind it, but there never seems to be any vehicles in the drive or other signs of someone living there.  They keep the grass mowed and that's about it.

Sigh, someday.