Monday, May 10, 2021

Some Things I've Been Up To

 


Hey y'all, just a quick pop in to tell you some things I've been up to lately. Just one of those friendly chat kind of posts! 

  • I'm slowly writing a cookbook which I may end up selling on the blog.
  • I'm trying to cook and eat with much less sugar and flour.
  • I'm doing paperwork to help my husband with his business.
  • I discovered my style now has a name—cottage core. I love floral prints, lace, sheers on the windows, plants, crafts, books, candles, handmade items, quilts, home baking, and anything cozy!
  • I've been knitting pair after pair of plain vanilla socks. I'm trying to get good at this style before moving on to another style.
  • I love sewing. I've been organizing my supplies. I cleaned my sewing table. I want to sew some project bags and pouches of different kinds. I'm almost done with my mending.
  • I've been reading and writing. No arithmetic!
  • I'm learning more about blogging. I want to update Harvest Lane Cottage a bit. Maybe I'll even have a little online shop someday.
  • I got a much needed pedicure!
  • I've been hanging out with my darling Lowell. We'll celebrate 35 years of marriage on May 24!
  • Bucket list 
  • Reading list

So tell me, what have you been up to?

Blessings,

Laura

19 comments:

  1. Hello dear! Love the picture of you two and all the things you are up to also. Happy anniversary! Jack and I celebrate 41 years June 6th.

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    1. That's terrific Michelle! Congratulations!

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    2. Michelle! So good to see your name!

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  2. We have been trying to clear out some things but end up adding more! Love the photo of the two of you! I'm also glad to see a comment from Michelle-ozark crafter as I have been concerned about her and Jack after their COVID stint.

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    1. I agree Nancy. I'm glad Michelle and her husband are doing better. Thanks for writing to me!

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  3. You've been busy girl! I've been reading a ton of books lately. I plan on getting back to crocheting again. I sewed a practice bodice for a dress to see if I need to adjust the pattern. I hope to at least cut out the dress itself if I can get over my fabric cutting anxiety!

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  4. A cookbook! That sounds amazing! I would be your first customer! Hugs!

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    1. Working on it Billie Jo, just need to get more consistent!

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  5. Thank you for the beautiful cards! I save each one! They always seem to arrive on days that I need a hug! Writing a cookbook sounds like fun! I've been running the past few months, I always seem to be constantly reacting to something happening in our family. Mom's house is cleaned out and we have a buyer. Mom is doing well adjusting to being at St. Lukes. We cleaned and purged this winter only to have to move her stuff in so I can go through it. Hope you are feeling well! ` jackie

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  6. Deb in Florida (formerly from Carthage)May 11, 2021 at 6:22 PM

    I mostly take care of my parents now, not FT, but definitely a large amount of time (and a lot of space in my brain!) haha

    AND....my in-laws just decided to move here as well, so in a couple of months, we will have BOTH sets of parents here.

    I am reading "The Making of Biblical Womanhood" which I completely disagree with, but good to stretch this old brain and think about what I believe and why. Also using the DWELL app to listen to the Sermon on the Mount for my Ladies Bible Study.

    Going to power wash as soon as we get our new roof put on.

    Filled out all the paperwork (digitally) for refinancing today.

    Going to start spring cleaning VERY soon. But it kinda already feels like summer here! ;)

    MISS YOU LAURA! And I love your hair, it always looks so good, mine not so much!

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    1. Deb in FL (formerly in Carthage)May 14, 2021 at 3:48 PM

      I should clarify that the book is by a SUPER liberal professor and she thinks that history teaches that women should be pastors! ;) Name might be deceptive. Author is Beth Allison Barr.

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    2. Thanks for the heads up Deb. I won't put it on my to read list just yet.
      Happy weekend!

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    3. Hey my friend, Sounds like your plate overfloweth! God bless you and give you peace and grace! Sounds like you're going to be busy with family and with the house for a good while. Hugs to you from a friend who would love to come visit some day.Laura

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  7. Oh good for you! I've said to people before if they want to feel better and loose weight there are 2 things to cut back on (sugar and flour). It's easier said than done. After the initial withdrawal (they have addictive properties) you will feel better. - So happy for your there. I need to pick up my knitting again - am kinda stuck. Things are beginning to open up a little here so maybe I can find someone to help me a bit. I have a stack of books to get to but haven't had much time. Little by little:-) Have a beautiful day.

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    1. I pick up and put down the sugar and flour. I need to just put it down!

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  8. Happy Anniversary! And yes! On the cookbook!! Go for it. I think my style is eclectic country cottage. ☺️☺️☺️

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    1. Hi Penny, I'll announce on the blog when I finally finish the cookbook! I think eclectic country cottage would work for me, too!

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  9. A cookbook! That would be amazing. A great goal and I look forward to it! xxx

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    1. Golly, with all the comments, I guess I should be working more diligently on it!

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