Friday, August 23, 2013

"What does it look like in heaven"....

I came across this song from it being re posted on Facebook.  I love the lyrics and it is beautifully sung by this young artist.  I hope you enjoy it too.  I have listened to it over and over and thought about a few people that I will be seeing again when I reach heaven.  I guess then I can ask them, "so, what have you been doing in heaven?"

Also posting some of my favorite black eyed susan pictures.

Have a great day everyone!
Thanks for stopping by the country.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Friday Fences and Carrying on the Peaceful Prairie theme

This is a long forgotten playground just a few miles from the farm we used to live at.  Some old, forgotten play ground equipment, and an old section of fence.  Swings blowing in the wind instead of the sound of children playing are the sounds you will hear at this peaceful prairie playground.

Life was simple, you went outside to play, without the thought of checking your facebook page or sending a text.  I kinda miss those days .....

Hope you enjoy the prairie playground  :)

I am sure many kids at fun blowing these puffy seeds around

My favorite shot of a sunflower, the color turned out so pretty!
I love sunflowers, and they are a reminder that fall weather is around the corner...

Posting to the Friday Fences  over at Jan and Jerry's

Have a great week end everyone!
Thanks for stopping by the country.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Notecard Wednesday - Prairie Stillness

It is time for another Notecard Wednesday hosted by Vee!  I hope you will pop over to her site and see what creative notecards you can find!

These are some of my favorite prairie shots.  Stillness, vastness, and wide open spaces come to mind.   The one of the clothes on the line is one of my favorite shots.  You can read about it here.

Country Church in Montana

Grafitti Grainery near Beiseker

Country grave yard near Spondin

 Clothes on the line at Plover Lake Bible Camp

Linking up to Notecard Wednesday

Barn Charming in Alberta

Had some fun in Picmonkey editing these shots for Barn Charm.   It looks like the wind has already started to make this barn lean a little bit!  I quite liked the blue birdhouse that was along the fence line.  Maybe we could start a "birdhouse charm" !

I am liking the "polaroid " picture frame in Picmonkey. 

I just noticed now, the triangle window at the top of the barn...I like it!!

Have a great day everyone.  Hard to believe that our summer is winding down.  We have accomplished a fair bit on our new property, the year has gone by fast.  Thank you to my hubby who works so hard to bring all of our "ideas" for this new place to life!  Hope you will check in often to see what is happening in the country! 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Before n After - dining room

Well, it has been 1 year and 12 days ago that we officially moved to our new property.  We have been busy renovating the house, cleaning up the yard, and just making this place our own.  I really don't know where to start with posting some of our before and after pictures, but will start with the dining room area.   Kudos to all you bloggers that can take great pictures of your spaces...some of these before pictures were taken the first time we looked at the house, some are with my Iphone and some are just terrible!!

We have basically opened up the kitchen, dining and a sitting area to be one big open concept room.  This is the room that I will show you today.  This picture was taken the day we looked inside the house for the first time.   Carpet, a very awkward corner, and half wall separated this sitting room from the kitchen.


We knew this half wall would be going asap!  but I tried to make that little awkward corner work a little bit!  You can just see the edge of the curtain in this picture, that is the skinny little window in the above picture.  Keep that as a reference point for future.

The half wall that I could barely see over!  Lots of good counter space, but we knew our plans for a big island would take care of that in the new kitchen.

Thank goodness there is always an ~AFTER~ when you are a DIYjunky!!

The half wall is gone!!  and I am giving you just a sneak peak at the kitchen in this picture.  You will have to stay tuned as I tweak my pictures for that post!  We decided to have the dining room on this side of the room, instead of the sitting area.  One of my favorite blogs is For the Love of a House!  I have drooled and looked at this beautiful house over and over!  Grey Owl is the paint color of the walls throughout our house, that inspiration came from for the love of a house as well.  New hardwood floors throughout the upstairs, love them!  but the darker color sure shows the dust!  YIKES!!

Here is the skinny window that I told you to use as a reference point from the before picture.  I love looking out this little window and seeing the countryside.  I knew that a white "modern country" feel to the kitchen would be the right feeling for this home.  

We splurged a little on our dining room light and the matching lights that are over our island.  I liked the advertising for the lighting place we purchased them from..."jewellery for your home"  These were the first lights I was drawn to when I went into the store and I am glad we went with them.

Finding new places for one of my favorite "country" things,,,,white jugs!

Of course, the best part of a dining room is sharing meals with family and friends.  Whether it is during renos or after!!  I am blessed to be closer to family and look forward to many meals shared at our table!

Thanks for stopping by the country today.  

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mountain Barn Charm

We spent the long week end at our favorite spot in Fernie...Birch Meadow BnB.  Great friends, great food, lots of laughs, crisp moutain air, some sunshine and of course,,,,too little time!

Barn charm was on my mind as I snapped some photos of the barn that is on the property.  I hope you enjoy them for this posting to Barn Charm, and that you take time to visit the other interesting pictures at this fun blog hop!

Thanks for stopping by the country today!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Little Church on the Prairies

Today, Darrell and I went to Havre Montana....just a 2 hour drive from our place.   Thought we would travel on some roads we have never been on before.   Well, lets just say, I don't think I have to return to Havre anytime soon!  We did get in on a BOGO sale on shoes though!!

I forgot to take my camera, but thank goodness for Iphones!  This little forgotten church on the prairies caught our eye.   It was in the middle of nowhere!  I just wonder what it was like to have people attending it and where they would have come from on a Sunday morning?  Old buildings always make me wonder about the people that used them....hmmm.

I hope you enjoy the solitude of the photos I captured.

Have a great long week end everyone!
Thanks for stopping by the country.
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