Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Now this is what I was talking about.....

......those things that make me happy!

Here is my newly upcycled potting shelf for my potting shed, OOPS,

potting porch. It is an old entertainment center that I saw the potential for some greater use one day. Danny however did not see any potential in the piece and thought I had lost my cotton-picking mind over this one! LOL

It came with the mobile home, The Fairy's Rest.

I found a great used TV and TV stand on Craigslist and did not need this one so I kept it.

I am glad I did!

Robin bought me these darling bird drawer pulls at Hobby Lobby in Atlanta and brought them to me for Mothers Day! Cool kid, huh?

I saw them when we were there visiting Lillie but they were very pricey so I left them, reluctantly. But in a couple weeks they showed up at my doorstep!

The water spigot hooks HAD to come home with me.


This will be put to good use along with my Pouting Pany's Potting Bench/Table from last year.

I will paint it green to match the shelf and call it all a potting porch!

Storage on the back side for all my garden tools. Well the small ones anyway, need to figure out what to do with the big shovels and such....hmmm??

I love this picture!


I had to play around with Picasa and I like this one too!

So this is what I was talking about in my last post when i mentioned doing what I like to do....did I say when I like to do it too?

I have officially quit my fulltime job as of last Friday, however, I must have had a senior moment when they asked if I could fill in one day a week til they could get someone hired and trained for my position, and I said "Yes, I will be more than happy to work every Wednesday for four weeks!" What was I smoking that day?

It's Ok though!

I can do anything for eight hours a week, right?

I have had such a great time in the past 4 days and have accomplished so much that I do not want to mess up my streak by going to work tomorrow!! URGH!!!

I think I can.....I think I can....I think I can......

Saturday, May 7, 2011


New ideas, new decor, new career, new friends

and a renewed sense of self worth!

I have finally made the decision to give up nursing for real.

That really wasn't a hard decision, actually!

Yes, nursing has it's moments but the field has really changed
in the past 12 years that I have been practicing.

Nurses are nothing but paper pushers (even in this day of computerized medical records, trust me it's easier to write down a quick statement/note on paper)

and we are also the complaint department.

Having spent this whole year in a cardiology office, I couldn't begin to tell you how many phone calls that I have recieved. When I checked my voice mail in between patients, as I am the only nurse, I would have as many as 16 voicemails! OMG!!!

Any way I looked at it there was NOT enough of me to go around.

My stress level was/is at it's highest in my whole life!

So I decided that I had to take care of me!

Hence the decision to use my resources and fall back on my first career/degree which is cosmetology. Of course I have been up and running in my little salon in my yard for a couple years now working very part time at it.

However I have owned much bigger salons in the "city" in the years past but I am ready to settle down here on the farm and plow away at making friends, family and new clients beautiful with each service that I can drag them in here for!! LOL

I know that I have posted my salon name in the past as "Another Wild Hair" but I did not do enough research on that name and I have decided on my new name for my new salon to be

"Hair In The Country"

I think it fits perfectly since the location couldn't get much further off the beaten path!

Hey don't judge, we farmgirls like it that way, right?

I offer hairstyling while specializing in coloring. I guess that's the artist in me!

I am also offering Facial Waxing and Natural Nail Care....

think Tea Tree Oil Nail Soak and a Lavender Mint Manicure.......

Sound Yummy???

I think so and would like one of those myself. Maybe I could talk my girls into treating me as a client in my salon! I am sure they will partake in my services!!

I think I will top it off with a Hot Paraffin Wax Hand Dip in Grape Seed Oil Wax!!

Ooh Laaaaa Laaaaa!!

Would you take a drive to the country for this type of service?

Would you "stay" in the country instead of driving into the city for those services?

Gasoline is only $4 a gallon my friends!

I guess we will find out on or after June 1st!

That is the day scheduled for opening day.

Wow I have a lot of work to do before then.

Oh I also have to work out my 30 day notice at work, three more weeks to go and then I am my own boss again. I can set my own hours and work at my own pace.

All that right here on my farm, just exactly where I need to be!!!

Here's to a new me!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Some have spots, some have not!

My new baby goat Karo has lots of spots!
Even tho it took Danny a while to see them!
Maybe he should wear his glasses?
She is my first of the season, single birth to Belle who is my BEST!
I really have high hopes for this young lady.

She is the sweetest and friendliest baby ever born here on my farm.
I think she thinks that I am her mother the way she wants to cuddle with me!
She is still being raised by her mother and I am getting almost a gallon of milk a day from Belle on top of the baby!
I couldn't be happier unless I had 10 like her mother!

Then there is my other baby Lillie!
Need I say more?
Do you see that precious little mouth and chin?
Well that's our kissy spot!

She likes me too!
She was here for a few days Easter weekend.
She is coming back tomorrow for a whole week with Granny Becky kissing her chin!
I could just lick her!
Nuf said!