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Friday, January 24, 2014


Welcome to the Party.......

This is my party surprise face....:)
Just wanted you to know how excited I am you came to visit....

Yep, that me....
I live in the beautiful bluegrass state of Kentucky....

I love, love, love to blog about the things that make me happy......
I love to count my blessings........
In My home...
In My Garden....
In My family......
Finding treasures as I junk around......
My ministry opportunities.......
and I love to slip in a beautiful scripture from God's Word...
After all,
It is life to me.....

As of late,
I am in the middle of yet another remodel....
Yes, me and my hubby love to make old homes into things of beauty.....

From this......

To this.....

and now we are working on this beautiful old farmhouse....

We just moved from the Mountains of Kentucky
to the rolling hills and beautiful pasture land
Of Kentucky.......

and Here she is........
Our new project.......
She is a beauty from a distance...
but needs lots of TLC.....
See more here at our Farmhouse makeover:

She sits on 3 acres of nothing but pure Kentucky joy!

 So these days around my house there are lots of stacks of stuff.....

All waiting for the perfect place........

and a lot of this.......

 Yes that is paint and a brush rolled up in an old grocery bag...
It helps keep the brush soft until the next project......
and right now......
There are lots of  "next projects"........

There are a few places that seem to be coming together........

a few beautiful vignettes....you might say...

As you can see I love Farmhouse decor...
with a little prim...
and a little Bling sometimes too.....
What does that make me a
 "farmhouse prim blinger"....

I am so excited about meeting new friends......
and I am looking forward to visiting with many of you....
Come on lets Grow Together.........
in the Second annual
"Grow Your Blog"
Applause and cheers!



Isaiah 26:3-4
You keep him in perfect peace 
whose mind is stayed on you, 
because he trusts in you. 
Trust in the Lord forever,
 for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.

2 Bags Full


  1. Best wishes!!!! That home and surrounding area is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Enjoy

  2. I love reading MORE about you - this way. Since, I'm fairly a new follower to your blog - I guess, I can say that! I love that you flip houses like that... so pretty!! It's amazing what can be done with some caulk and a can of paint. Amen?

    I love your farmhouse bling prim style... and oh, so your a basket gal too!! You've got some pretty neat ones..

    Enjoy your weekend... and blessings to you and yours!!

  3. Hello and good Morning !I am Your newest follower from 2 bags full party.So glad to find Your blog and You:) Please drop by for a cup of whatever You like,a chat and fellowship.Blessings Denise

  4. What a beautiful area you live in! Best of luck with your renovation projects :)

    1. Oops, I forgot to say earlier: I am one of Vicki's Volunteers - sort of a welcome wagon to the Party! And I love your party surprise face :)
      Have fun at the Grow Your Blog Party 2014!

  5. Thank You for dropping by and meeting Me and following.I too am following You.I'm slightly confused though because I thought I already came by early this morning to say hello and follow My new found friend ?I looked around and found I hadn't.Oooo dear Me! I am getting old.I love where You live.I have always loved God's great mountains.Yes I suppose I love His ocean too but sometimes it scares Me and His gorgeous Mountains never give Me the creeps.How blessed You are to go from home to home decorating Your heart out.I'll be visiting You again Denise

  6. My, my Patty, you and your hubby did a beautiful job restoring the bungalow. I'm looking forward to seeing the farmhouse transformed. I enjoyed all your photos and the tidbits of your life.


  7. I am visiting from the grow your blog party. I have seen my share of paintbrushes wrapped in old grocery bags!! The little bungalow looks so pretty and welcoming. It will be fun to see how your next project turns out.

  8. Hi Patty,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is so nice to meet you and see your surprise face! I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

  9. Well Patty! i am visiting from Grow your Blog, and i too love the mountains and have a wonderful cabin in the ouachita mountains of oklahoma. Will be your newest follower and will look forward to all that you are going to do with your new project. My husband and I built our cabin from scratch, so not much remodeling there but have had plenty of paint brushes in my hands. Will look forward to getting to know you, and have fun at this party.

  10. I can't imagine remodeling home after home, so much work and dedication! Surely it's a treat seeing the end results!

  11. Wow, what ambitious projects you and your husband take one. The transformations are lovely.

    I'll have to explore some of your older posts and see what you are up to.

    Thanks for dropping by and checking out my blog. I visited your lovely state several years ago to go to visit Paducah and then wished I had gone during the quilt show time...maybe another year. Those green rolling hills and winding rivers stay in my memory.

  12. Hi my new friend! My husband and i sort of do the same thing...we bought a 1970's home 20 years ago, remodeled the heck out of it inside and out...and we just purchased a new old home...another 1970's build mountain home...in need of much love and updating! Both myself and my husband enjoy this work...i saw the pictures of the inside of your home...and you updated it yet? Need to snoop around your blog more. :) ~karen

  13. Hi Patty! It's so nice to meet you and explore your lovely blog! Love visiting KY! Such a beautiful state!

  14. HI, Patty! Here I am, another new follower. Isn't Grow Your Blog wonderful? I love the before and after pictures of your house. I'm going to enjoy seeing more of your life there. We know about farm makeovers here; we have had to do a great deal since moving here 3 years ago, and there's always more to do. Have a blessedly bountiful and bountifully blessed rest of the day.

  15. WOW!!! I am so thrilled you popped by my blog because your projects are absolutely outstanding!!!! And 3 acres!!! What a dream!!! I can not wait to follow along with you on this adventure! A very wonderful weekend to you! PS...loved the happy face! Nicole

  16. What a wonderful introduction to you and your world - you have a great decorating eye! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier today. Cheers, Elaine

  17. Stopping by from the bloghop and added myself as a GFC follower! Nice to meet ya! Stop by: myplvl.blogspot.com

  18. Hello Patty,
    Thank you so much for your very kind words. Yes, I think we have things in common too :). I love your farmhouse and earlier home. Wonderful!! We also lived twice in a farmhouse that needed a lot of care, rebuilding and decorating. So great to read about your faith. Thank you so much for following !

    Your party surprise face is so beautiful :) !

    Blessings to you !!
    Wilma, Shabby Royale.

  19. Hello Patty, Returning your visit.Your blog looks interesting, and I will be back again to read it properly. (It's late here now in Spain) best wishes. Sheryl

  20. Patty, you have such a beautiful smile! Wow you and your husbands remodel work is amazing! I am a new follower and look forward to reading more of your blog post! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following! The Grow Your Blog party has been a lot of fun and I'm enjoying meeting new people!

  21. I love the farmhouse. Hubby has said this house we live in will be the last fixer upper we have, but we do plan on moving one more time after his retirement and I think he will change his mind. HA! HA!

  22. Patty - I ADORE your party face!
    You are a beauty and a special soul.
    Love your gratitude and attitude.
    And look forward to exploring your blog.

    Have fun at the party. I know you will as you seem like someone who has fun wherever she is.

    I am really loving this blog hopping.

    go easy ~p

  23. I love your happy party face! so fun! and what a beautiful house and land in Kentucky.You are so blessed to be living in such a pretty place. thanks for stopping by my blog too.

  24. I feel so blessed that you stopped by for a visit with me, and that you have decided to follow along with me as I love gaining new Sisters in Christ through Blogland . I love your blog and look forward to popping back for a longer visit..........yes, I will be following along with you also
    Hugs Sharm xo

  25. Hi Patty! Gorgeous farmhouse and I know you must be having fun decorating it. We remodeled our old farmhouse in 2003 before we moved into it -- so I know how much hard work this involves. The reward is so worth it! Happy to be a new follower here. xo

  26. Hi Patty! Nice to meet you. I've already learned a few things about remodeling and decorating from your blog. Definitely will follow your blog!

  27. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  28. great to 'meet' you i love getting new blogs to follow Hugs barbara@wonttobequilter

  29. What a beautiful home! Beautiful photos.

    Thank you for stopping by Plum Hollow via Grow Your Blog. I'm following you as well. I just wish I'd come across your blog earlier. I'd have been a regular for sure! :-)

    We don't live too far away from one another. I'm just south of Huntington, West Virginia.

    Wishing you a beautiful and blessed weekend.

  30. Such a beautiful home, Patty! I love to read the encouraging words from the Bible and follow you with your newest renovations! It is a blessing to have gotten to know you as a blogging sister~~~Roxie

  31. I just love what you did with your last home, so I can't wait to see what you do with the new home! Although I think it looks pretty great already :) Hope you had a good weekend!

  32. found/followed you from the gyb party. we're doing some remodeling as well. it's never-ending, isn't it? lol...

    hope you'll stop and visit me as well!

  33. Good morning from lovely, green, WA state!
    Thank you for sharing the charming pictures of your new home! You have talent in decorating.
    Your blog looks wonderful and who doesn't need wonderful reminders of God in their life?

  34. Hello neighbor, I'm a Vicki helper as well and come to visit...love your party face! Your new home is beautiful and would love to find something like that...or a brick rustic ranch...so I can sell, move, buy, relocate. Since you're a Christian, you're a praying woman, as God brings it to mind, would you please keep me in prayer? I loved visiting your blog...peaceful, serene, calm but I know that's Jesus and not the paint brush -lol-. Take care, stay true and see you on the other side if not before. God bless the work of your hands and heart. Sandra

  35. Hi, you look like you love in a stunning place:) Glad blogging is such a blessing to you:) Vicky

  36. Hi Patty, what a beautiful blog you have! I have really enjoyed reading your stories and looking at your beautiful pictures. I'm sure I'll be visiting again real soon xxx

  37. Hello from the Yukon! I hope you're enjoining this party as much as I do :)
    Evalina, This and that...

  38. What a beautiful home you have. Now if my towering mountains were in the background it would be perfect for me. The house looks so inviting. I'm glad I stopped by via GYB. Thank you for helping Vickie make the great endeavor happen.

  39. What a beautiful setting - now if it had my towering mountains it would be Heaven. A welcoming house! Glad to be here via GYB. Thank you for helping Vicki with the great endeavor.

  40. Hello from snowy cold New Brunswick Canada (east coast). Just dropping by on the GYB party. I'm finally getting towards the end of that long list! lol Hope you'll visit me too and enter my Giveaway. You have a beautiful home, what a wonderful project!

  41. Thanks for sharing. Your blog is lovely.

  42. Wow I love my visit. Forgive me for coming to the party at the last minute, But 600 blog reading was a little tasking. I wanted to read and get to know the girls so I did read everyone's bio. Your my 510 blog and 24 hours left to go. If you like come visit My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/and contact info is http://ovr_brd@yahoo.com I believe inspiration comes from all facets of life even knowing the great people out there with wisdom and knowledge the do's and don'ts and even the wonders of life from a personal point of view. I liked you following you on goggle connect and Bloglovin you. hope to see you in the cyber neighborhood I am new to blogging so I don't have a lot posted because I got side tract with GYB party. Kind of felt it was important to have some one read my silly chatter. I can't remember a time I didn't dabble in something creative. I tried a little of everything. But, my new love these days is Card making I just love it.


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