Friday, April 13, 2012


Visiting a local orchard for inspiration
Welcome to my Blog!  I am an Iowa girl born and raised, married to my high school sweetheart.  We have 5 children and our life has been nothing short of adventurous.  My husband's job has taken us from Iowa to Wisconsin, back to Iowa, on to Indiana and now we are settled (permanently) in small town Illinois!  We are back in the country, lovin' every minute of it, and enjoy making our own little homestead on 4 acres. We are truly blessed!  I have always been in love with apple orchards.  When we moved into this house, there was one thing I knew for sure.  I was going to plant my own little apple orchard up on top of the hill.  Well, one year later, looking out my window, I see a hill covered in apple trees and they are in full bloom and gorgeous! (Okay, so they are still kind of small, but I have a dream :)

 With this blog, I hope to inspire others with my passion for gardening, cooking, homeschooling (which was new to us this year), and organizing!  I also love antiques and hope to share my finds and creations with you all!  Whatever I can dream up, my handy husband can build it!  So I am excited to share some of our past, present and future projects!  Enjoy !!

♥ Shannon


  1. Shannon -- what a lovely blog and how blessed you are with those apple trees and your beautiful blossoms pictured in your side bar. Welcome to the world of blogging :)


    P.S. I am following you :)

  2. You're space looks great! Welcome to blog land!

  3. Welcome to blogging! Great looking family, apple trees and blog!

  4. Thanks to you all! Please feel free to share!!