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Warm Pie Happy Home

My Farmhouse Favorites and a GIVEAWAY!

Written by Aunt Ruthie on January 27th, 2018

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Howdy Do Sugar Pies! I’m excited to share some more old-fashioned goodness with you today! You know I’m all about making home as farmy-cozy as I can to create an atmosphere of comfort and joy to bless my family.  I get asked all of the time where I get the things I use to decorate with, so, I’ve gathered a few of my farmhouse-style favorites to share with you! Some of these things I already have and LOVE… and some are things I’d LOVE TO HAVE! Lol! ( you can find all these goodies through my affiliate link here!) AND THE CHERRY-ON-TOP IS I’M HAVING A GIVEAWAY! A $100 AMAZON GIFT CARD WILL GO TO ONE BLESSED GAL! I’ll give you all the details at the end of this post!

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For fun, turn on the kitchen “Farmhouse Radio”  to add a little nostalgia for your browsing pleasure! Click Here, it will take you to Youtube and automatically turn on the sounds of the 1940’s, then come right on back!

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I love this photo of this sweet granny gathering her farm-fresh eggs, probably for breakfast. Along with her scrambled eggs,  I imagine she probably served thick slices of sizzling country ham with gravy, buttermilk biscuits, hot from the oven, with plenty of freshly churned butter to slather on them and a jar of homemade blackberry jam for a touch of sweetness. A simple but hearty meal for her family to enjoy with a steaming pot of good coffee around the sun-warmed kitchen table. That’s love on the farm! That’s the feeling I want to fill my home with! Nourishment. Comfort. Joy.

There’s something about farmhouse decorating that is so comforting.  It’s cozy, cheerful and makes your home a place you love to be! We can’t all live on a farm but we can decorate our homes with old-fashioned farmy goodness…like glass milk bottles, old white enamel dishpans, creamy colored pitchers, vintage linens, well-worn breadboards, old coffee pots and bread boxes, canning jars, and white-washed picnic baskets, just to name a few! Things that remind us of the good-old-days…wholesome days…honest-to-goodness, breath-of-fresh-air days. It’s good for us to surround ourselves with sweet little reminders of farm-fresh goodness because it warms our heart and soul…and that makes us happy…and a happy mama makes a happy home!farmhouse faves2

Let’s take a look at some of my Farmhouse Favorites…how cute and farmy is this Farm Fresh Eggs sign? It would look so cute hanging in the kitchen. I have something similar hanging above my stove. And of course, that white enamel bowl with the red rim is farmhouse-dreamy! I have a couple of those. They are perfect for using as mixing bowls of course but also for filling them with a fresh, chopped salad and storing in the fridge until suppertime.The enameled metal keeps the lettuce cold and crisp. And that cow butter dish! I have that too! On Instagram, I saw that the Pioneer Woman sells them in her Mercantile shop…I love her stuff! And the two-tier galvanized tray with the wooden handle would be perfect in the kitchen or bathroom. You can find all of theses farmy goodies here at my Amazon Farmhouse Store.

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Back in the day, a typical farm wife would have her own signature recipes for pies, cookies, and cakes. According to my sweet mama-in-law who grew up on a farm in Oklahoma, there were numerous occasions that a farm wife would need to bring a sweet treat to… like, a church picnic, community cake-walk, barn raising, home-going (funeral),  party, hoedown, feeding farmhands and for when company was comin’.   Those old-fashioned recipes from our Mama’s, Aunt’s, Grandma’s and the sweet neighbor lady down the road are treasures for sure! And now with wonderful cookbooks and yummy recipes online, we have so much to choose from to bless our family and friends. Wouldn’t you love to sit and talk recipes with this sweet grandma?

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This darlin’ Southern Cakes Cookbook is a wonderful resource if you are just starting to learn how to make cakes from scratch or even if you’re a pro. I love the old southern charm and warm feelings this cookbook evokes. I want to live in it! Lol! How beautiful would your made-from-scratch cake look on this darling galvanized metal cake stand? And if you’re going to travel to a gathering you can bake-and-take your cake in this adorable retro carrier! One of these darling fruit-themed floursack tea-towels would be darling to line a basket for your muffins or cupcakes too. I use these same ones to line my Prayer Basket that holds my bible, journal and other good stuff…I’ll share more about that in another post! Goodness, I love that cute jadeite green kitchen timer! So old-timey!  Adding beauty to every area of our lives makes life so much more enjoyable! Beauty delights our eyes and hearts! Click here to check out these farmy goodies and more!

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Ahh! Fried Green Tomatoes has got to be one of my most favorite movies! I love the time period, the clothing and the old stories that the elderly Mrs. Threadgood told to sweet Evelyn Couch. The clips above were from the “Bee Charmer” scene with Idgy and Ruth. If you love honey or the charm of bees then here are some goodies you just might love that would fit perfectly with your farmhouse decor …

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My grandkids call me Honey so I’m always drawn to honey-themed things. The old-timey Bees and Honey poster would make a quaint wall hanging with this wood poster hanger. The Wild Honey Nectar candle is scented with orange blossoms and honey-sweetened vanilla…sounds like a delightful scent as we move into springtime! Oh, that purse! That spring-is-in-the-air, let’s-stroll-through-the-park-under-the-magnolia trees, charming wicker purse! I think it would look so cute with a cluster of vintage millenary fruit or flowers tied to the bow! (You can find millenary embellishments on Ebay!)

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“Wash up for supper!” That’s something that I’m sure every farm-mama told her youngin’s as she was giving her beef stew a final stir and pulling the golden cornbread out of the hot oven. The photo of the cute boy washing his hands in the enamel basin is charming but I have to say that I’m so thankful for running water! Lol!
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I’m loving that galvanized overhead lamp, it would look so darling in a bathroom especially paired with the old-fashioned Soap & Water sign! I think that black and white is such a classic look. It really pops when you add some fresh greens with it like this boxwood wreath. The black and white MILK HAND-WASH from Archipelago is as good as it looks. How cute is the mason-jar soap dispensers in the old-timey faucet tray? Adorbs! You know me and white enamelware! Love that SOAPS bowl!  I use mine in the kitchen…I put my pump soap right inside. You can find all these goodies at my Farmhouse Country Store here!

DSC02411As I mentioned at the beginning of this post… I’m having a GIVEAWAY!! One blessed gal is going to win a $100 gift card to Amazon so she can shop to her heart’s delight! Here’s how to enter:

  1. CLICK “SHARE”  on my Giveaway post over at my Sugar Pie Farmhouse Facebook page, or repost my  Instagram post with the cute granny photo, or share on your Twitter account (you can repost my post ). If you don’t have a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account, you can email this blog post to share with a friend. 
  2.  Leave a comment below to tell me how you’ve shared. 
  3. If you haven’t already, sign up to join the Sugar Pie Sisterhood here . All that means is I’ll let you know when I have a new blog post or a recipe to share (I’ll need your email to contact you if you’re the winner!) 
  4. To better your chances of winning you can enter once a day by leaving a comment below.  

I will be announcing the

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on February 9th, 2018. YIPPEEEEEE!

HUGS Y’ALL

“BLESS YOUR FAMILY…MAKE HOME SWEET!”

~AUNT RUTHIE

 

 

 

 

 

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Warm Pie Happy Home

Family Fun At Sugar Pie Farmhouse!

Written by Aunt Ruthie on January 13th, 2018

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Well hello Sugar Pie-Biscuit Dumplin’! I’m finally coming up for air since the Holidays! I believe I mentioned in one of my recent blog posts that my son JJ, daughter in-love Tiffany, and baby grand-girls, Ivy and Olive were flying in from California to Missouri to be with us for a week to ring in the Happy New Year! Yay!!

So, every day for a week my hubby and I got to have all our kids and grands at the house! It was loud and a bit crazy but we had so much fun cooking, eating, playing games, talking and laughing. We also took a trip to the pediatrician when some of the littles came down with a fever to test for the flu. Fortunately, it only lasted for 24 hours and the tests came back negative…no flu! Thank the Lord!  The day after JJ and Tiff left I got sick with a bad cold all week so my house has been a bit of a mess and I still have some Christmas stuff to put away, but thankfully I’m on the mend now and I’m ready to get my house back in order!

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Here’s my little dumpling, Ivy James!

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You know, I get inspired to cozy up my home when I have cute things to look at when I’m cooking or cleaning. In the photo above, I placed this adorable box of Biscuit + Dumpling Mix inside a little vintage red-rimmed enamel pan, I added a red-handled rolling pin, and then filled an old milk bottle with some flowers. Simple and sweet. It kinda makes my heart leap for joy! The Biscuit mix is from Cracker Barrel. I couldn’t resist the darling simple and farmy packaging. So, for a few dollars I decided to buy it to decorate with. And the bonus is …well, Biscuits and Dumplings of course! Lol! Yummy!

So, in the next few days as I’m sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, washing sheets and towels, and restocking the fridge and looking at my cute biscuit box, I’ll be thanking and praising the Lord for the happy memories of time with family. I shared some quick little videos on instagram of some of those precious moments, so I want to share them with you too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here’s my big fat happy family!

My dream come true “Miracle Kids” and “Miracle Grand kids”!

I call them miracles because back in the day I struggled with infertility and miscarriage. Sometimes when we go through a dark time we think it’s always going to be that way. Oh, but God has a plan and He has wonderful promises. If we will just wait and trust Him we will see the goodness of The Lord! My family is living proof.

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Polly, Kade, Ember, Olive, Sawyer, Zealand, Johnny, Ivy.

Here’s what’s amazing to me…I gave birth to two boys and two girls…a blessing in and of itself. But God has given me a double blessing of four grandson’s and four granddaughters! Yeah, God is good! All the time!

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Little Sawer in the middle was all done! Lol!

So tell me my Sugar-Pie-Biscuit-Dumpling…do you pick a Word for the Year? I’d love to hear what your Word is if you do! On my next blog post, I’ll share all about mine! 

Love and hugs to you sweeties!

Bless your family…make home sweet!

Aunt Ruthie

 

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