Sunday, May 23, 2010

The "Farm" is growing

I have been missing from blogland for a few weeks now. It seems like every fun thing I've done I've forgotten to bring my camera along. I spent yesterday taking a few photos of the "growings" around our house. Let me preface this post by telling a little about myself. I graduated from college with a degree in fashion merchandising and dreams of working in a big city. I interviewed in NY, Boston and Atlanta. I moved back to my smallish hometown temporarily (not so much) and ended up never leaving the area. In fact, I moved 20 minutes farther away from "the hub". I had always thought I'd be a city girl in the fashion world. Well, life and circumstances change but my friends and I never thought there would be a day when I would be thrilled that my Mother's day gifts would be a beautiful pot of flowers (see above) and four baby chicks!! Well, that day is has arrived and I have to say, I love the way my goals have changed.
So ... two days ago were a big day here on the farm (not really a farm but close). One of our hens hatched four little chicks. It was very exciting!! Then yesterday, one of the eggs we moved to an incubator hatched. My boys have had such a wonderful experience with all of these goings on.

Here are a few of the chicks

These are my "designer" chicks I got as a gift. I just love their feather "hats".

Our puppy is growing like a weed and has brought such joy to our house. She needs a few lessons in sleeping like a lady though!!

I have been working too ... in between all of the activity. I love the style of this dresser. Vintage pieces have such beautiful detailing.

Thanks for visiting ... I do have lots of new goodies listed on my site. Stop by and take a peek if you have a minute.


Patricia said...

Kim, what a great post. I love the baby chicks. We have hens but no rooster, so no baby chicks here. That sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day gift. Your puppy is so cute, she sure did get big in a hurry! Strange how our dreams get changed and it always seems to be for the better - go figure. That dresser is so pretty, What a nice makeover.
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Mary Patterson said...

What a fun Mother's Day gift and now look what you have. I LOVE the designer chicks - how cute with the crown of feathers.Your 'puppy' is so pretty (handsome)as is your son. Thanks for sharing.
Mary Patterson

Lisa said...


What a wonderful post, I loved learning something new about you.

Your right that little lady of yours is growing up fast. Bernie sleeps the same way, it cracks me up.

Love the new furniture pieces, I would be in trouble if I lived closer to you. :)

Hope your having a great weekend.


House and Garden Boutique said...

Your flowers are gorgeous, the chicks are so cute & the photo of your son is precious.....looks like life turned out pretty good for you! Have a great weekend!

the sassy beach said...

I loved your story and the pics thanks for sharing your life with us, have fun with the baby chicks!
hugs sassy gail

LisasCreativeHome said...

Oh I Love the chicks. I have always wanted to live on a small "farm". Someplace out in the country where I can have a horse and some chickens! Right now I live in a subdivision so no chickens or horses for me. Maybe someday!

Elyse said...

awwwwww, i love the baby chicks. and thanks so much for sharing some of your story. so interesting. our lives have so many twists and turns, it's all fascinating.

i always enjoy seeing your furniture transformations.


gail said...

Hi Jennifer!! How are you this week? I have gotten so many compliments on my shoes. :)
I love your chickens, they are adorable! And your puppy is the cutest thing ever!!! I love being around animals.
I hope you have a wonderful week. (()) gail

Marie said...

Hi Jennifer.
Loved reading your post. The flowers are beautiful and the baby chicks are so sweet. Also a great picture of your son and the dog.

I also wanted to say how much I loved your shop. I wish I lived closer.


Nishant said...

what a great post.
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Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Jennifer,

What beautiful pictures. I love those baby chicks too. So sweet. And you have a magic touch when it comes to transforming pieces of furniture. So pretty.
Hope you have a great day,
Janet's Creative Pillows

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Jennifer,

Oh how cute! Love all the pics you posted. Your son is handsome,the chicks are adorable and those puppies are way too cute. I had fun visiting you pinkie.
Hope you have a great weekend,
Janet's Creative Pillows