Tuesday, 13 September 2016

♥Country Diary Entry ~ September♥

 Spring has Sprung

A glimpse into my world...inspired by my dear friend, Elizabeth....

Dreaming of...
Our Spring Tea this coming Friday...what a pleasant morning it promises to be!  I have invited several young ladies between the ages of 9 and 17 and have a few delightful activities up my sleeve...I hope to share photographs of the event...{{smiles}}  Oh and the new Shining Stars magazine which ought to arrive in the mail within the next week or so...dear readers, if you are not yet subscribed to this wonderful magazine for young ladies, might I encourage you to hop over to their website and take a sneak peek at the up and coming issue?

I am currently enjoying season 2 of Jill & Jessa Counting On...I love seeing how their little ones have grown and all the changes that have taken place in their family.  I find it inspiring to see how they treat one another and love being around each other...it encourages me to invest in my relationships with my siblings...

Listening to...♥
Anyone who knows me also knows how greatly I enjoy beautiful music!  {{smiles}}  
Whilst busy at my sewing machine, I find it wonderfully uplifting to have music playing in the background...I think I am in need of some fresh music, though...  Josh Groban has been my favourite once again this week...

I have been creating pretty paper butterfly bunting for our Spring Tea and hope to make a paper flower wreath for the special occasion too...photographs to follow very soon...{{smiles}}

 As usual, my sewing machine has been humming pretty much everyday...I continue to work on stock for my market and hope to add a couple new items to my little Etsy shoppe too, which reminds me...  Heart♥made on Etsy celebrates its first anniversary this Thursday!  {{smiles}}

Currently loving...♥
My beautiful new blog design done by my creative and very dear friend, Elizabeth from The Daisy Fields.  She and I have enjoyed sweet friendship for about 2 1/2 years now and hope that someday we can meet in person!  {{Smiles}}  She was so kind to do Beautiful Girlhood's design which I loved...and again sweetly agreed to help me with this one!  What do you think, dear friends...? 

Glimpses into my day...♥
My dear mom, sisters and I have been Spring cleaning and doing a spot of decluttering...  What a good feeling to work diligently all day to behold a spotless home!  {{smiles}}  And did I ever mention how much I love clean windows?  In preparation for our tea party and the arrival of Spring, we decided to dust away the cobwebs and make our little home look all fresh and pretty for the coming season! 

In the Garden...♥
I have been very busy sowing Spring seeds and keeping the ground moist during the day...  Thus far I have zucchini popping up as well as baby spinach, radish, Swiss Chard and beetroot...  My butternut, melon and cucumber have yet to poke their leafy heads above the ground, though...  Sadly I just discovered that my potato plants have developed blight...thankfully they were just about at the end of their growing season so the crop is not a complete failure...I can still harvest baby and medium sized potatoes for our kitchen...

What I am reading...♥
I will confess that I am not a good reader...I read every so often and if it happens to be a particularly wonderful, absorbing book, I actually do find it quite challenging to put it down!  {{smiles}}  However, I have just begun reading Kidnapped at my sister's insistance but I don't know how far I will get...  I did read a truly inspiring book the other day called In All These Things by Marjorie Buckingham and would highly recommend it to every believer!

Favourite post from this week...♥
I enjoyed this beautiful post written by JES from Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth...  I love her writing and find myself both challenged and inspired through what she shares on her wonderful, God-honouring blog...   Do you sometimes find yourself envying the carefree life of ''everyone else''?   Read JES' wise words over here...

Thankful for...♥
A good cup of coffee after a good day's work...  Time spent with the LORD...  Another order for Heartmade...  Mailing packages and letters to dear friends across the globe...
A shopping excursion with Mom, Caleb and Beth...

Happy Wednesday week, dear friends...  I know I have been somewhat absent of late but I hope to remedy that very soon...{{smiles}}



  1. Dear Kelly Anne,
    First off I must say that your new blog design is so pretty. I love reading your updates. The tea party sounds like such fun-I hope you all have a sweetly marvelous time with the other girls. :)
    Since you have grown potatoes, I thought I'd ask you about them. My sister and I planted regular and sweet potatoes last month. I was wondering, when the leaves sprout up, how big are they supposed to get before the potatoes are ready to be picked? Do the plants spread out at all? How do you know when to pick them?
    love in Christ,


  2. How lovely to read this post, my friend! I so enjoyed hearing about what's been going on in your corner of the world...and that picture! Ah, so pretty ♥

    I hope your upcoming tea party is loads of fun and that all the girls enjoy themselves, and I cannot wait to hear all about it and see pictures! You and your sisters are so sweet to be putting it on for everyone.

    Wishing you a beautiful remainder of the week....sending love and hugs!

  3. Ohhh your blog design is GORGEOUS! It's so pretty. Well done! I loved this post, too. Praise the Lord for simple, beautiful things.

  4. I'm loving your pretty new blog design, especially the purple butterflies!

    Josh Groban has an amazing voice and has quite a sharp sense of humor!

  5. I do love your pretty new blog design! What a blessing to have a friend who is willing to help you! I'm looking forward to hearing how your tea goes and pray you will have the best of weather fo it! So funny to think you are experiencing Spring as we head into Fall. I'm so ready for our temperatures to cool off. We are heading to the coast Friday - taking my sweet Mother-in-law there for her birthday but first a birthday dinner for her at my home tomorrow night. Both kids and my daughter's fiancé will be here and are contributing to the meal. It should be much fun and I know she will be thrilled to spend time with her grandchildren. :-) I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week. Many blessings,

  6. The blog is beautiful! Elizabeth did a great job! Sending you love and hugs, sweet Kelly-Anne. :)

  7. I love your new blog design...and you have been blessed with beautiful things in your life :)
    Have a wonderful day my friend!

  8. Everything sounds lovely! :) Your new blog design is beautiful; she did a great design job! Also, what a pretty header photo!

  9. Your new blog design is simply delightful! I love fresh gentle touches and of course, turquoise is one of my favorite colors! I must pop over and visit your friend's site! I enjoyed hearing what was happening with you today. I am sorry your potatoes got the blight, but at least you did get a nice crop of them! Fall days are here in full swing now, and we are enjoying some nice rain today, which is greatly needed. Will look forward to reading about your tea party, it sounds absolutely lovely! I can just imagine the delight the lovely girls who come will experience with your crafty handiwork in making it a special time :) Hugs to you today my dear!

  10. I thoroughly enjoyed this post, Kelly-Anne! It was so creative and interesting! I love your new blog design, the lady who did it did a great job!


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