Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Glam at our Iowa Farmhouse

My daughter has created a a glam look in her bedroom. Here are some images she's taken of her Christmas tree and decorated room. She has the most beautiful God given voice and uses to to his glory.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Frosty Morning

We awoke up Dec. 27th to a frosty morning here in Iowa. After a beautiful snow on Christmas Eve the trees had turned to a winter wonderland.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Making Christmas Cookies in the Iowa Farmhouse

It's time to make Christmas Cookies. Just like the little girl on this adorable Christmas tin... I can't wait to roll out some sugar cookies and use all my Christmas Cookie Cutters...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Birth Place of Herbert Hoover

this is a true early Iowa Farmhouse.... the birth place of Iowa's only President Herbert Hoover. Located in West Branch Iowa... it's a must see, just off the interstate.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Iowa Pioneer Woman

This Pioneer Woman actor was from the Pioneer Village at the Old Threshers Show in Mount Pleasant Iowa this summer. She was spinning on the porch of the 1800's log cabin. It was so peaceful to watch her spin her wool.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Remembering the Good Old Days on an Iowa Farm

Every winter our neighbors would get out their bobsled and we would all go for a ride. My mother , grandmother and sister are in the sled as well as our neighbor's wife and their older daughter.

I'm the curious one looking over the edge of the sled at the runners. Outside the sled is my Grandfather and my Neighbor. What great memories I had growing up.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Remebering My Roots on an Iowa Farm

This picture is of myself, the small bald one being held by my Grandmother. Others in the photo are my Grandfather and my two cousins from Indiana. I grew up on a Farm in western Iowa. This picture was taken in 1963.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Every Iowa Farmhouse Had a Singer Sewing Machine

This Classic Singer Sewing Machine was like the one that I learned to sew on from my Grandmother. It was in excellent condition and had all the original paperwork. A wonderful Iowa Farm wife purchased this machine in 1948 for $165!!! That was a lot of money back then.

One of the most Beautiful Singer Treadle machines that I had ever seen.

I recently acquired these two wonderful Singer Sewing Machines at Barntiques Antique Mall. I wanted to keep them, but I don't have the room, so they went up for sale. A wonderful local quilter bought both machines as she loves sewing machines as much as I do. At least I know they went to a good home where they will be love.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Life is Good In the Iowa Farmhouse

Life is Good is one of my most Favorite Quotes. This signs sits above this great plastic rooster which holds colorful measuring spoons. A great vintage Kitchen piece.
An Iowa Farmhouse staple.... Folgers Coffee.... That's the brand we always had growing up. We never heard of these fancy smancy flavored coffees.

A True Iowa Product.... Tones Spices... still in business located near Ankeny, Iowa. I love these colored old metal tins.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mrs. Kerr's Modern Homemaker

I love vintage Kitchen wares from the 40's & 50's in their bright colors. Look how proud the "Modern Housewife" is of her canned peaches!!!
"New Recipes" for Good Eating..... Donuts... Now that's Good Eating!!!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Our Annual Christmas Visit to Chicago's Marshall Field's or Now Macy's

Jessica and Nolan visiting Santa at Marshall Field's on State Street in Chicago.
The Walnut Room's 3 story Christmas tree. This year it was done in Red's.

This was Nolan's favorite part of the trip... a visit to the Lego store on Michigan ave. Here he is with Darth!!

Ever since Jessica was little we would make a quick trip to Chicago to visit Marshall Field's and eat in the "Walnut Room". It' such a great tradition to see that beautiful 3 story Christmas tree. This year back in 2008 Nolan came along. It was just the 3 of us as no one else could come. Nolan has fun, but his highlight was the Lego store on Michigan Avenue.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Iowa Farmhouses in Amana Iowa.. German Heritage

Amana, Iowa is a real treasure. It's seven villages dot the beautiful Iowa countryside with it's charming Iowa farmhouses. If you have never been there it's an Iowa must.

Friday, September 10, 2010

My Farmhouse Winter View out My Kitchen Window

Iowa Winters can be long, but yet they are beautiful, I love looking out my kitchen window to view the changing seasons.

Monday, September 6, 2010

A Bumper Crop of Cherries

Unfortunately this bumper crop of sour cherries was from a past year. Our little cherry tree in the orchard really gave it all it had.... it made the most wonderful cherry pies and jam that year. This year it didn't hardly produce anything.... Why is that? weather conditions, pollination etc???

Saturday, September 4, 2010

A True Iowa Farmhouse... The Herbert Hoover Birth Place in West Branch Iowa

Just down the road from Iowa City is the Herbert Hoover Birth place town of West Branch Iowa. Every year the kids and I try to make a visit. It's such a wonderful treasure!


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