Thee Farm Wife

Thee Farm Wife

Friday, November 22, 2013

So I really have no idea what I am doing with this amazing new camera - but I sure am having fun trying to capture life's little moments. Like the random photos here...I bought fresh flowers for myself to add a little sunshine to my life...and images from my kitchen, the heart of our home...and AJ resting...and our fireplace, my absolute favorite spot in the whole house...and all of the colors of fall...captured. Along with my extra cheesy, extra sloppy lasagna.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A time to rest

The poor Farmer has gotten himself exhausted. Not just the "I need a nap" kind of exhausted. But the "I worked myself half to death" exhausted. He has been working both the ammo factory and in the fields and it caught up with him. Sent him to bed and haven't heard a peep out of him. Just a sec, I better go check and make sure he's ok!!!

Ha.

I spent the day clearing off my kitchen counters. I get so sick of seeing the clutter. Plus, I got a new Kitchen Aid mixer and I needed to make room for it. (Gotta love the Bayer points system for farmers. That means the Farm Wife can order anything she wants. For freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!)

So, if you know me, I am NOT a baker. I set out to make a cake with my new mixer. From a box. And a miracle happened. It baked just right and was fluffy. But it still tasted like a made-from-a-box cake. However, cake is cake. And it is chocolate. With frosting-from-a-can. My mission? Learn to bake from scratch. Someday. For now, I plan on making bread dough with my mixer. And hope to use my Thirty-One commission checks to buy a pasta maker attachment thingie.

I am really enjoying selling Thirty-One. Most of my business is done online. Because I hate parties. Well, really, I hate asking my friends to host parties. So I set it up online and you can order whenever, whatever you want. And if you want to see what something looks like or how to use it you can come to the house. Because I now literally almost have every product. Every. Single. One. We use them for everything. This has been my year to get my butt in gear and get organized. We have totes for the car. Totes for makeup and brushes. Laundry. Toilet paper. Toys. Movies. All sorted and organized.

Now, I hope to have time to write more. I am working on a book. And I want to blog to inspire. Pretty soon I will post about organizing, books I am reading, and things that inspire me.

Pictures will soon accompany my posts more often. I got this fancy schmancy SLR camera. I am going to take a class. I see and feel things in pictures and can't wait to share my view of the world with you.

Until then,
Carolyn

p.s. you can follow me on Twitter @farmwife4life and on Pinterest, too. Just look my name up. Because right now I have no idea how to link to anything. But I am learning. Because I have more time. Because I got organized.

www.mythirtyone.com/carolynwhite

Saturday, November 9, 2013

A book review

If you are looking for a great, down-to-earth devotional, this is THEE ONE! I love learning about the Amish and their simple lifestyle. Using this devotional allows me to take a moment to slow down each morning and not only spend time in the Word, but also catch a glimpse of Amish life and learn some Amish wisdom. Tricia Goyer is a well-respected Christian author and I just love her writing style.
 
 
 

 

The One Year® Book of Amish Peace


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In our instantly connected world, it’s surprisingly easy to lose our connection to God. This devotional taps Amish wisdom in order to help us draw closer to God and hear his voice. In The One Year® Book of Amish Peace, you’ll get a daily taste of Amish values and wisdom. Tricia Goyer shares her fascination with the Amish in a way that will inspire and encourage believers to carve out more time in each day to listen to God and experience his presence. This daily devotional contains interesting facts about the Amish, recipes, and information about the way the Amish handle money, rear their children, and center their lives on faith in God. You’ll be inspired to slow down and find ways to simplify so that you, too, can experience God in the ordinary.
Links to the book:
Here is a link to a sample of the book!

http://www.scribd.com/doc/171009821/The-One-Year%C2%AE-Book-of-Amish-Peace-Sampler

*I received a free copy of this book for publishing this review, just so you know.