Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hello, Fall!

 Well hello there, fall.  I have been waiting for this time of year for, oh, about 10 months.  It is my favorite time of year when I can sit out on the porch with a cup of coffee or hot apple cider and enjoy the smells and sounds of autumn.  It was a great year for my fall flowers and I added a few new things this year.
Jacob made this cute little pumpkin for me out of horse shoes.  Isn't it adorable?!

My front porch decor

Isn't the flowers just beautiful this year?

 I added this sign this year.  I created the design using the Silhouette software.  I used the bottom of a whiskey barrel, cut our vinyl on my Silhouette to use as a stencil, and brushed a layer of mod podge over before my paint.  I mixed my own color of paint from left over paint I had (if anyone knows my hubby, he has put me on a paint ban until we use up some of our 40 partial gallons downstairs :) ).  Then I dabbed the paint on with an almost dry brush, waited until almost dry and peeled the stencil off.

 In front of our garage.  I got 2 cedar planter boxes for dirt cheap (no pun intended) and stained them to match our porch swing.

And... I've been putting off buying candy corn for quite awhile now, because J is addicted to the stuff, but decided on a way to make it last a little longer.  The napkin in the picture is so you can tell how big the dish really is.  It is a tealight candle holder.  I believe his words when he came home and saw this were, "I love you, but that's just mean!"
The guys got in a couple days of corn harvest before it rained again, so Jacob has been working on some side jobs cleaning seed.  Today we finished up some more rye.

Could you all do us a favor and pray for a good week of dry weather so we can get the corn out and some rye in?  Thank ya!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Random Pictures and Sentences

My nieces and nephew sure know how to help make turning 30 less painful.

 Skipper has claimed the porch swing as his throne.
 We have really enjoyed the picnic table we got from Grandpa Luthi.
 Relaxing grilling out nights are the best.
 These two have a special bond.
 Roasted okra for the win!
 We took these two to the county fair rodeo and had to try fried oreos.  Gavin doesn't look like he's too sure of this combination.
 We had fun with these two cowboys.
 The National Anthem brings tears to my eyes every time.
 We have been getting in some good days of fishing these last couple weeks.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Creative Touch Designs

Creative Touch Designs is the part of my business that focuses solely on digital designing.  I have been playing with digital design for several years now and have had so much fun creating custom party invitations, birth announcements, wedding invitations, graduation announcements, and anything else that someone might want.  I most recently worked on a logo for my sister-in-law's bakery business.  Check out her new website below!

Here are just a few things I have designed in the past.

Click HERE for the free fall printable.

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather we have been having!  We have been busy, busy, BUSY!  As you can tell, I wasn't going to win any blogging awards this summer :)