It’s a dogs life…

It’s a dogs life…

He was napping here taking it Eazy he’s still a baby and my other dog Stubs continues to growl every time Eazy gets near him he growls and I hope they make friends or brothers soon!

We have church in the morning and my son will be here. He wanted the dog but I’m keeping him no matter what. At times my son had been known to move around and live with room mates or live with friends and even travel so Eazy will have a good life here with all of us.

This is the litter of all of them and I thought the back and white puppies were so cute even though all of them were adorable!

A lady from my church Gabe me this dog. He’s S bulldog and I knew hell get nice and plump here in the Garland farm! He’s so lovable and I’m so happy to have him in our home and I thought I would share some more pictures. A dog really is a man’s best friend!

What a cute face!

Our New Addition…

Our New Addition…

I hope everyone is having a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving weekend!

This is our newest member of the family and he’s a bulldog and so loveable.

As I’m in the progress of writing in my blog yes, I took a break but my phone will let me in and my desktop won’t so as I figure this out bare with me and have a great weekend !

I just had to share about our new dog!

Happy First Day of Fall: Goals For Fall Season…

Happy First Day of Fall: Goals For Fall Season…

Happy First Day of Fall to all!

Well there have been some things I have been unsuccessful at thus far thought our summer here in the country here in KY.

We tried our hand at raising chickens and all were gotten by predators but we do plan to try again in the Spring. I had a mama that had 18 babies and all were gotten by predators. So sad but that’s what we learn to do move on, try again and not give up.

I’m am planning to have several projects going on through out for Fall and Winter.

I want to paint our entire house with my husband and myself being the painters of course.

I have an extra bedroom here in our mobile home and it has a big bay window and the bedroom has no much more light and of course I’m thinking of moving our bedroom in there.

I’m planning to take all decor down off my walls and paint, paint, paint, until our little hearts are content and bring some fresh style into our home.

I’m really leaning towards transitioning into the farm house style and look for our home.

We live in a mobile home on 3 acres and I am in love with all things vintage, farmhouse and old so this should be fun and entertaining to say the least.

I haven’t been writing much I am in need of a new laptop and I will be purchasing one soon. I’ve been researching and reading reviews on this as I want to get the best deal. This is why I haven’t been blogging so much but I plan to get back to it.

I figure it will take me through Fall and Winter to bring this new loom into my home and I will share my journey along the way.

There are several shops here and a vendors mall because I surely won’t be running out buying all things brand new I am a thrifty, frugal shopper after all and I like and enjoy things that have some wear to them and they always look great in my home.

I’m also planning to add some different furniture to our living room. My husband and I have had the same living room suite since we got married years ago. We now have a sectional and I’m thinking a couch and recliner would work just fine for us and honestly I am so tired of this sectional!

I could add a different touch to our kitchen because actually with just my husband and I, we could definitely use a smaller dinette set in our kitchen. I’m thinking and island on wheels well see!

Before I can do any of these things I hope to do through out Fall and Winter the painting has to be done first and then I’ll work on adding a little bit at a time.

I believe I’ve been in a rut and it’s time to get a grasp on ten projects I’ve been so desperately pining about each and every day.

I’ve had a battle with depression over the last few months also. I know I’ve heard it said that this time of year others battle with seasonal depression and I’m trying not to allow it to keep me this way for long.

I’ve read many, many books through out the summer season and many Amish novels to. I have to say I just love their simple way of life!

What are your plans as far as goals or transitioning into Fall and Winter. I always try to change or decor up in some way as the season change even using what I already have at times. Yes, I’ve done this many times in my home and you’d be surprised how easy it is to change the look in your home with what you already have.

This is all I have for now and great day to everyone and thank for stopping by!

These photos are from Google and Pinterest…

Pre-Historic Towns: Near or Where We Live…

Pre-Historic Towns: Near or Where We Live…

I had an old friend call me yesterday and ask me if I wanted to have lunch or the way she put it was “would you like to go have a steak with me”? She’s a lovely lady a little older than me and its always great conversation with her. I missed church but we had a lovely time!

The first stop stop was for lunch at “The Whistle Stop Cafe” and if your not familiar with the movie Fried Green Tomatoes this is where the name of the restaurant came from I’m more than sure.

This is the inside of Whistle Stop Cafe AMD it was late, late, in the day almost dinner time so they weren’t crowded at all. There was just one other table there. They had photos all across the wall and I took a walk around The Whistle Stop and had a look at then while my friend finished her lunch. I had a Ceaser salad, sirloin and loaded baked potatoes and it was heaven! I told my husband we’ll have to go there and I had never been I told my friend.

Here’s our late lunch! Yum and I don’t have steak often. My husbands a huge meat eater. I could live on vegetables.

There were photos of the coal mine when it was open here and I wish I had taken photos for you to see bit when I went for my walk around the restaurant I left my phone on the table. The were pretty amazing! There has been talk and newspaper articles here about reopening the mines Her but I don’t know if they ever will reopen.

This is inside the train depot here in Stearns, Ky. My husband and I live in Whitley City but it’s not far at all. Maybe 15 minutes or less. Stearns has a train anyone can ride and see all of historic Stearns, KY. Here and it takes you all the way through and around prehistoric Stearns, KY. And people are able to see all the prehistoric scenery and buildings that Stearns had managed to preserve.

These are down of the buildings they’ve manged to preserve here for history and they also have a museum here others can visit Mcreary County Museum and it let’s others know all about Mcreary County here.

This is a dress shop and other clothing here in Stearns called Choo Choo’s. I thought these were fantastic and honestly I wish more clothing and attire was like this to date. I love these dresses and clothing. I plan to go back sometime and shop and I’m sure I can find some comfortable clothing for a housewife.

The brown building here is where we have The Vendors Mall. It’s funny of booths and a person can find really great deals here and I do have decor here in my home I have purchased here.

It’s pretty amazing how they’ve managed to preserve all this here. Stearns I’d in the national prehistoric registry and I believe the heritage foundation.

I hope you’ve enjoyed all I’ve shown you here on the blog and written about today and if you are ever in the eastern Ky. Area it would be a wonderful place for the family to stop and visit and we also have huge South Fork park here. I’ll try and write a blog about South Fork sometime when after I get photos. The history of a town and preserving it is always so interesting to me.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by the blog today!


Summer is passing us by and ready for fall…

Summer is passing us by and ready for fall…

It’s been a summer of full humidity here in Whitley City, KY. I’ve been trying to garden or form flowers somewhat this year. It’s been a rough year due to my COPD and I’ve did what I could around here as fat as planting and growing. It’s been a rough road this year especially after I got sick for a couple weeks.

The flower to the left is the one I’ve been most concerned about. I brought it home or was a beautiful violet color and very bright bit it’s as if the color has drained right out of it. The others are doing wonderful. It’s a cherry Zinnias I believe it said, and the white flower I’d a peony I believe it said in the tag. The basil well it aways grows fantastic and it’s wonderful to have fresh basil to cook with especially! I also have my Passions Garden Journal I’m using again this year because if YIY ever purchase this garden journal it can be used more than one year and I’m so glad I’m eve to get more use out of it. Of course, I do not have a huge, huge garden of flowers or vegetable here even though that is my goal one day!

Here are some photos of the Passions Garden Journal and log that I’ve used in this year.

It has a very well made cover with all of the little trinkets for gardening on it. Comes with all of your tabs, three book markers, just in case you want to mark certain areas. It does have an index to. You have all of your tabs for what ever it may be you like to use these for in gardening and there’s even a place for photos, personal journalist and I tried to look up photos of others using this garden journal but not many out there of this one. I’m trying to educate myself a little more than year about this garden journal and the different areas it has such as hardiness zones. Where we live and the temperatures and humidity have so much to do with what hardiness zone were actually in and how well all plants, veggies, and flowers will grow. This garden journal has several different areas of expertise and it will be quite a while before I fill it all in.

I’ve been stung by a wasp am my husband called the EMT’s and today at my doctor visit she even prescribed me an epi pen! I like from when I got stung I took a two benedryl but she’s I couldn’t get a deep breathe, and I felt dizzy my husband said it was time to call the professionals. He took my blood pressure and said it was very low but allergies will cost blood pressure to be low so that answered this question for us or anyone else that needs to know this.

My computer is on the brink of being junk so a new one is on my list. This is the main reason I’ve cut back on blogging some but it won’t be long until I have a new one.

God has poured some blessings on us lately and that’s what life is about learning how to love a generous life. I wanted to write and blog about using my garden journal for another year because it makes me content that I’m able to get this much use out of it. It’s made just like a moleskin and it’s a very well made garden journal well bonded and all. You can find them on Amazon and at any gardening website I’m sure!

Until next time continue enjoying your summer. I am ready for fall. It is my favorite season. Until I blog again God bless!

The 20 Question Book Tag…

The 20 Question Book Tag…

When is clicked on this blog post I had to be a part of this book tag because at 53, yes, I am a bookworm and I enjoy reading on a daily basis so here goes and I hope you enjoy! I look forward to reading your book tags to!

How many books is to many books in a series?

1. It would definitely depend on the author but I read the Virginia River series by Robyn Carr and there were many books in this series and loved it!

2. How do you feel about cliff hangers? I don’t really mind them but give me something to go on please.

3. Hardback or Paperback? I love both but I’m leaning towards hardback for my library at home.

4. Favorite book? A Walk To Remember

5. Least favorite book? Lasher by Anne Rice. I purchased this book and I just couldn’t get it to keep me interested or grab my attention and it’s on my book shelf. Yes, I purchased it. A friends boyfriend went on and on about her but I didn’t see it in this book.

6. Love triangles? I don’t mind them at times I’m a sucker for a good romance novel what can I say!

7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish? Dangerous Depths by Colleen Cobles she’s a great writer I love her books but let’s just say enough about Bree and I just couldn’t finish the last book in the series.

8. A book your currently reading? The Lying Game by Ruth Ware and The Marriage Challenge by Art Rainer. Yes, at times I read 2 books!

9. Last book you recommended to someone? The Great Alone it was magnificent! I even wrote a review parts 1 and 2 right here on my blog.

10. Oldest book you’ve read? I would have to say Anne of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery 1939. Who doesn’t love Anne of Greene Gables!

11. Newest book you’ve read? To the Moon and Back by Karen Kingsbury June 2018.

12. Favorite author? Karen Kingsbury

13. Buying books or borrowing? Both!

14. A book you disliked that everyone else seemed to love? Scarlet Feather Mauve Bunchy others raved about this book but it just didn’t keep me interested. Sorry Mauve!

15. Bookmark or dog ears? Oh my bookmark always. Never, never, dog ears!

16. A book you can always re-read? The Holy Bible!

17. Can you read while listening to music? Absolutely not. I like to have complete silence when I read!

18. One POV or Multiple POV = Point of View? The more the merrier.

19. Do you read a book in one sitting? I have read several in one sitting when I have the time but not always.

20. A book you read because of the cover? The Cooking Class by Wanda Braunswetter and it was a great book! I hope I spelled that right!

Who else do you tag? Ill the book worms out there and anyone else who would like to participate! Let’s have some fun and enjoy this!

The Great Alone – Part 2 and Review

The Great Alone – Part 2 and Review

Yes I finished this book the following night and other than what I had to do around my home, laundry, cooking up recipes I was reading and I had my nose in this book. If not for all that I would have never stopped and someone would not been able to pry it away from me.

How the book start out in 1974 but is in to parts and goes into 1978 in the second part and Leni is now 17 years old, and is happy and content living in Alaska and does not ever want to have to leave and the way Kristin Hannah writes about the beauty of Alaska you’ll feel like your there.

Things are falling downhill as they are to sinking deeply into despair or at least this is how there feeling with no way out and Leni’s father despises the Walkers and Matthew is her best friend and is a Walker and she is sneaking and seeing him in secret.

Large Meg who used to be his attorney tells Ernt Leni’s father a story.

Sit down and your lucky we don’t just take you outside and kill you right now and this is after they see what he’s done to Leni’s mother and her condition and black and blue face. She goes onto to tell Ernt Leni’s father “I had a sister and she loved her husband very much but he used to hit her and I called the police one time she begged me not to ever do it again. He ended up taking a hammer to my sister and killed her and he told them she came at him with it. We couldn’t even have an open casket service and he’s out there walking around free. I came up here to get away from all of that and now your here. This is what your going to do! I know about Vietnam and what it’s done to many of our soldiers but your afraid of the dark Ernt aren‘t you? Your going to pack your shit and go north for the winter and work for the pipeline for very good money which your family needs. Ernt says “I can’t leave my family alone”. And of course she replies “I’m moving in pack your shit”.

Things are going so well and out of the blue he comes home one day says he was fired from his job for drinking and promises he wasn’t. They all know he’s lying. Life goes on and continues to worse for Leni’s mother and they know it’s just a matter of time. He’s up in the middle of the night having them pack their bug bags, has Leni taking apart guns and putting them back together. She could do it in her sleep.

Leni is still seeing Matthew and her father wants all to go against the town because he wants it basically to remain like a compound and no new insiders in and no new business when they all won’t side with him he really loses it and has Leni and her mother caged in behind this wall he’s built and that’s when they realize this really is The Great Alone and Leni tells her mother we could leave and they do after he beats her when he’s passes put drink only they wreck the VW van and Mr. Walker saves Leni’s mother for it is the first person Leni runs to for help. Her mother doesn’t press charges and through a night of passion Leni becomes pregnant. She hates her father and won’t even speak to him or talk to him and when she goes home one night tells him and he flies into a rage beating Leni her mother does the only thing she knows to do to protect them and screams

“Not my Leni! She shoots him and kills him and then they put the body on the snow mobile take it out into the wild drill holes in the ice and throw him in. No one will ever know we’ll say he disappeared the think or Leni’s been talked into this by her mother because she always had been and she loves her mother.

Marge tells them they must leave because police, judges, and juries do not feel sorry for battered women and of course they tell Marge that they don’t know where he is that he’s disappeared. They leave Alaska and go to Settle back to her mother’s parents and are living fine had things they have never had. The finest clothes they love Leni’s son and they have a good life until her mother gets sick with cancer and is dying. She writes Leni a letter and tells her to go home to Alaska confessing. What will happen when Leni returns to Alaska with Matthew son?

I don’t want to tell you all of the book there still so much more great reading to do. This book was rated number 1 on amazon. com for best book this year! It’s a sure book you’ll want to read this year! I promise!

Until next time I hope you’ve enjoyed this review!

You can go to here to read reviews at goodreads. com

It’s my favorite book so far this year and yes it’s that great of a read!

I loved this book…