We take care of the land...it takes care of us.

We're just a couple of country dwellers......

that love nature, hunting, fishing, gardening, campfires, crafting, cooking, canning, laughter and living!!

Ya just never know what I'll blog about next...

So visit us often!

Monday, February 29, 2016

"Hittin' the Bottle" Workshop

Let's get together for another
bottle painting session!

The first one was so much fun
and the projects turned out so FAB!!

I'll do some more bottle hunting,
so you can hit it with paint and your imagination!

Join us Thursday afternoon,
at The Prairie Preservationist
357 Dakota Huron, SD

This Thursday or Next Thursday!
Here's where you can sign up...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Don't you love it when the perfect message
comes to you in an unexpected way!

thank you Instagram
and the person that posted this verse
 and a lovely picture of the sun 
popping through some trees...

the photo caught my eye
and these words caught my attention...

See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop
 and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains.
 You too, be patient and stand firm. James 5:7-8

Patience has been non-existent here lately,

I would never make a good farmer.
(however, standing firm is easy)

Happy Wednesday,

Monday, February 22, 2016

Old Letters & Lace Part 2

(a link to my original post, click HERE)

Because I am a nostalgic sap...

Because my sentimental heart breaks
when I find old photos LOST on an auction table...

Because my mother taught me to
appreciate fine things...

and because, as time goes by...

My memories fade and life means more...

 and that is why
it's important
to keep the memories alive

and displaying them in 
a special way shows
their meaning is 
much more than just a sigh!

I just love the way this "Memory Frame"
turned out. Not sure I'll be able to part with it,
as I originally made it to sell at 

Back to the studio,

Thursday, February 11, 2016

She's Been Hittin' the Bottle

I've been stock piling these
empty whiskey bottles
from the neighborhood pub...
(emphasis on "empty")

thinking ,all the while, 
just what to do with them???

I just knew they could 
be painted and recycled...

and my dream came true!

Now I'm looking at every glass
Whiskey, Wine, and old Medicine BOTTLE
with new eyes...

Let your imagination run wild...

Ever think of old flatware
as jewelry??

Enter, Tim Holtz's vintage silverware print
and bracelets from Prairie Flair Designs...

these bracelets are so cute to wear
are wearing
a necklace too...


Let's get together and "Hit the Bottle"
with some creativity...

When: February 18th at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Prairie Preservationist

See you soon!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Old Letters and Lace

Long winter days
can be very inspiring...

snowy white horizons...

shades of ecrus and tans...

seeing snowflakes everywhere...

Long days to think and create
instead of hoe and weed...

the Prairie Preservationist in me 
wants to turn this old frame and vintage fabric and linens
into something wonderful!

Stay tuned...
Happy Wednesday!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Happy Friday

 Some hit the road running...

anxious for every new 
hill to climb,

Some are born for adventure...

and some just get stuck thinking about it.

Happy Friday!