Friday, April 22, 2011

Strange Pregnancy Symptom?


  So, for those of you who don't know, I am expecting my fourth child in July. However, this is only my second pregnancy, so I am still kind of on a learning curve on the subject. For the last couple of months, I have been feeling, almost constantly, as if I am breathing in cigarette smoke. I have never smoked a day in my life, and my husband doesn't smoke, either. No one is allowed to smoke in our home. Could this be some odd pregnancy symptom? The last time I experienced this was when I was pregnant with my daughter. It only happened a few times with her, but I know that every pregnancy is unique.  Has anyone out there ever experienced this?

What strange pregnancy symptoms did you have? Do you have any funny pregnancy stories you would like to share? I would love to hear them!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Gooseberry Patch Slow Cooker Hop

Do you enjoy using your slow cooker? I have decided that I need to use mine much more. Let's explore the GBP Slow Cooker Hop together. Then, come back here, and let me know which is your favorite. Looking forward to your comments!

GBP Slow Cooker Recipe Hop  

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thank You!

    I want to send out a big "Thank You" to everyone who viewed my blog and left me a comment during the Ultimate Blog Party 2011! If you haven't heard back from me, you will soon. Things have been extremely hectic around here the last couple of weeks, but I hope to get back to each of you, and to blogging very shortly. Stay tuned for more...

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011


The Ulitmate Blog Party has begun! You can join me at the party by clicking on the link above. You don't need to have your own can just show up and read what others have to say!

If you're new to my blog, let me tell you a little about myself:

My name is Brandi, and first of all, I am a child of the King. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 15 years. I am a stay at home mom to three girls, and our first son is due to arrive this summer! I have varied interest, but my passion is crafting and home decorating. I love making things for my girls and my home. That's basically what my blog is, friends, faith, and anything else that's on my mind. This summer, I plan to launch my new business making boutique clothing and accessories for girls. You can be among the first to know when this happens by following my blog!

Feel free to leave me a comment. I look forward to meeting you!

~ Brandi ~

Friday, April 1, 2011

Some of my Favorite Things ~ Country Sampler Magazine


  I love so many different types of decorating styles, and I try to incorporate them all in my home in some way. But I think Country Sampler Magazine combines my favorites the best. Country, Primitive, Americana, Colonial, it's all there. You'll even find a few splashes of Cottage and Shabby Chic. 

  Any time I get my hands on a copy, I have a special ritual. First, I get a cup of tea or another beverage I enjoy, find a cozy place to sit, and then begin to flip through the pages quickly, to see what catches my eye first. Then, I go back to the favorites and pour over them, looking at every detail. There are great articles and decorating hints in the magazine, but those usually have to wait. The first order of business is all about the decorating eye candy! As I'm looking at each page, I try to think of ways to recreate the ideas I see, using what I already have in my home. I don't think I have ever looked at an issue of the magazine that didn't inspire me in some way. Finally, I read the decorating tips and articles about the homes and their owners. Eventually, I will tear my favorite pages out of the magazine. I have file folders dedicated to each different type of room. I sort the pages and file them away for the next time I need an extra dose of inspiration, or have a corner that needs to be filled. I have to be careful not to look at this magazine before bedtime, or the ideas swirl around in my head so much that I can't sleep!

  What is your favorite decorating magazine, and how do you like to use it?