Lillie Mae Acres

Lillie Mae Acres

Friday, December 23, 2011

Just A Simple Wish For You

I just want to take a minute to send a simple but sincere and loving Merry Christmas to each of you and your families.

Thank you so much for your beautiful blog posts allowing me inside your lovely decorated homes and celebration plans to honor CHRIST and all that He means to us.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Do You Pin?

Do you pin? Are addicted to Pinterest? I just got started and am loving the great ideas I am able to see and save for future use.
Join me!

At some point soon, we plan to close in the old small back porch for a much needed mud room. At some point we plan to remodel and enlarge our bathroom. Hopefully these two construction projects will happen sooner than later. It's not too early to start gathering ideas and pinning them to my board on Pinterest so Wayne can actually see what I'm describing that I want.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Let The Baking Begin

On the way home from a day in town this afternoon, I mailed off the stack of Christmas cards. One more thing that I was able to check off the "To-do Before Christmas" list.

That can only mean one thing...let the baking begin!

Bring on the huge jar of peanut butter, the bags of chocolate and butterscotch morsels, the sticks of butter, the pounds of confectioners sugar, the cookie cutters, baking pans, and parchment paper. Bring it all on, I'm ready!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Are You Enjoying This Beautiful Season?

Our beautiful rusty barbed wire wreath bids a Christmas welcome to everyone as you enter Lillie Mae Acres as it continues to adorn the gateway. Come on in, sit for some Christian fellowship along with piping hot coffee and maybe a piece of something yummy to nibble on.

Are you enjoying this beautiful season, beautiful time of the year? I'm getting loose ends tied up as they say. Our small nativity scene adorns the center area of our living room. The small wooden stable, straw, and little glass figurines representing that special night. The scent of a Mulberry candle fills the air, Christmas carols in the background, household chores getting done with a cheerier step. I haven't started baking/making goodies yet but will next week.

I want to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas now, just in case we get so busy with family and friends that I don't get a chance to write another post before Christmas. May God's blessings fill your lovely homes, lives, and families keeping each of you safe and warm.

Thank you all for being such faithful readers, followers, and friends throughout 2011. Thank you for your wonderful blogs lettting each of us into a small piece of your lives. Love and hugs from our little country farmhouse to your lovely homes!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Another Little Building Project

What's been on Lillie Mae's sweet honey-do list for a long time now? A mud room and remodeled bathroom! What just got built? One side of the wrap around porch.

I'm not ungrateful, I sincerely do count my blessings and thank God for my two favorite hard working guys and their skills. It's just that the wrap around porch came out of the blue. Honestly it seems like one day my sweet hubby asked be to go outside and look at something (the side of the house) and he told me what he was fixing to do. Then practically the next day he picked up the (pre-ordered) cypress and lumber from the sawmill and my guys went to town building. Hmmm, pre-ordered? That means this idea was rolling around in his head and actually planned out as I was showing him pictures off the internet of my new mud room and bathroom desires. Hmmm, them men sure are sneaky!

Of course I had a flower garden that was going to interfere with this side of the wrap around, so I had to get out there and move it. No problem, the weather was beautiful both days I worked on it.

Here are a few pictures of the new porch. We do plan to bring the roof line over to cover it in the near future and when we buy two new rocking chairs for the front porch, we will bring the Adirondack furniture my dad built over to this side of the porch.

In the above picture, I've labeled the things we still plan to get out there and do before it's too cold! Bringing the roof line over will probably not happen anytime soon.

Our weather is finally cool and sometimes cold, so the Christmas spirit is flowing. I think I'll start my baking soon. Have you already started yours?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Good Morning from the Christmas Kitchen

Here's a few more pictures for you. Here's our Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen. This just happens to be my favorite room in the house, if you've been following Lillie Mae Acres for a while you already know that.

I do love to make our small home comfortable and cozy for us. I think home should be your favorite place to be, the place you look forward to going to after being away. The place where love, respect, and peace overflows and almost drowns you (but it's a good thing).

Enjoy your blessed day and come back soon.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Whoo, It's Gettin' C*O*L*D

This is what I woke up to this morning.

It got down to the high 20s last night but quickly warmed up today. We saw 58 degrees and it was so SONny and beautiful. I thought it was nice that our first dusting of frost was on December 1st.

Thanksgiving is such a wonderful day and we had a great one this year but doesn't it seem like time flies way too fast after Thanksgiving? I want to enjoy every second of the festivities and decorations. I enjoyed a day of shopping out of town yesterday with my mom and step dad. I've been enjoying decorating and making our home warm and cozy for the season, and I'm already thinking about what goodies I want to bake for us to enjoy and share.

YUM, hot coffee while looking out over the frosty grounds.

I'm collecting the Cracker Barrel coffee mugs below. As soon as I seen them, I just knew I had to have them. One side has the famous logo and the other has a well recognized item from CB. Yesterday I found the rooster weathervane and thought it was the end of the collection but my good friend Benita sent me the CB site today showing a bunch of different pictures. I've lost count, there seems to be at least one to please almost anyone on your gift list. There's no way I can collect all of them. I've already squeezed seven in my cupboard. My other coffee mugs are shamed, they are not near as beautiful as these not even hubby's John Deere ones.

I'll be back soon with more Christmas decor pictures. Take care and come back soon!