Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Chatting with Charity ~ 18

Sometimes life is HARD!

Good morning!  Today, I want to talk about one of the jobs of being a wife and mother that I am not always good at!  Our life lately has been hard.  You know what I mean?  Nothing awful has happened to us but life has been filled with disappointments, and frustrations, and people around us, close to us, are suffering with deep hurts and loses.  We have been feeling the weight of this for at least a full two months and we know there are more hard things coming....a dear friend moving away.  The weight of all of this has slowly changed the mood in our home, we are not as light hearted and joyful as normal.  I was praying about how I could help get us back to that place and that is when God started reminding me to be a fun wife and momma!  This is not something that comes naturally to me, I like quiet and order but I knew it was my job!  I am well aware that as wives and mothers we have great power over the mood of our homes....if momma ain't happy ain't nobody happy!  This week I have on purpose set aside time to be fun.  I even used our kitchen chalkboard to write a fun message on!  I am happy to report, It has worked!  We are not without cares, they are all still there, but we are having fun and finding joy in our day to day life!

Has your family recently gone through anything like this?  What did you do to lighten the mood?  Or if you are a fun mom, what are some of your favorite fun things you do for your family?


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Good Morning!  I am not sure about you guys but I have to tell you that I am feeling my age!  All this weeding and such in the garden has me sore from hat to stake! I was so thankful when my friend Samantha brought over some Deep Blue essential oil!  It has helped a ton and I have to say I am smelling much fresher too! You can get your Deep Blue from Samantha, just email her at  And she has promised to include a special surprise in every order! Have a great weekend!
Clarence, The Scarecrow

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Chatting with Charity - 17

Father's Day Gift

Sentimental Penny Keychain
Sentimental Penny Key Chain
This keychain makes a great sentimental gift for all the men in your life. Find pennies with your sentimental years (birth of your kids, when you got married, etc.…).  Then, gather all the other supplies and get busy making yours.


Supply List
  • Pennies with sentimental years 
  • Hammer 
  • Nails 
  • Scrap block of wood 
  • 6mm or larger jump ring 
  • Keychain jump ring 
  • Brillo Pad 
Use the Brillo pad to clean the pennies.

Grab a handful of small nails, a hammer and a scrap block of wood and hammer a hole into each of your pennies.
If you have trouble getting the nail all the way through, flip the penny over and hammer from that side.
This not hard but you will bend a few nails, just be prepared with extra nails.
Use a small jump ring to go through the pennies and then attach to the keychain.

This makes a great gift for the men in your life!!


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Our Junk. Your Trunk.

Good Saturday Morning!!!!
I have been up since before the rooster crowed dreaming about redoing the barn this winter.  Last week I got in touch with my friend Coleen about some new furniture.  She is a pro at making vintage and antique pieces look new and modern.  I pretty much LOVE every single piece that she does.  I am thinking one of these pieces would make a great addition to the I just need to decide if I want to stay more traditional or go fun and modern. Hmmm!  Well, the good news is I will be stuck here for a few more months and have plenty of time to think about it.  If you need a new piece of furniture for your barn...I mean home, please get in touch with my friend Coleen and see what she has in stock!  You can find her on Facebook at Our Junk. Your Trunk.​ and Instagram @ourjunk.yourtrunk
Clarence, The Scarecrow

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Chatting with Charity 16

Good morning! 
Do you ever struggle with what to get the person who has everything???
I recently had this struggle! My precious grandmother was about to turn 80 and I had NO IDEA what to get her!  She has everything she needs and is downsizing what she has constantly.  I love my grandmother deeply and I wanted to mark this occasion with a meaningful gift, one she would treasure.  That is when the idea came to me... I would make her a memory jar.  It was a simple project to make.  I gathered a large jar, scrapbook paper, scissors, and a print out of what I wanted on the jar made from vinyl.  If you do not have a vinyl machine you could easily do this with stickers from the craft store.  I put the words on the front of the jar and cut the paper into strips.  Then we got busy writing our favorite memories with my grandmother and rolled them up and put them inside of the jar.  By the time we were finished the jar was full.  I have to tell you that this gift was to her exactly what I wanted it to be!  After she opened the gift she gave me this great piece of advice, when you are young you need to gather all the memories that you can so that when you are old you can sit and "unpack" them!   Now, I have a new memory to add to the jar!
This is her telling me about collecting memories.


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