Friday, February 25, 2011

Simplicity Saturdays (LINK UP) #3

Welcome to our third week of Simplicity Saturday.

A couple of years ago I took several photos using scrabble letters with phrases like simplicity, love, and more....never knowing that one day it would be a button for Simplicity Saturdays.  In-fact as I was going through my photo albums I spotted that picture and it sparked the idea for this link up.

This week I wrote in my 'Farm Journal' of some things we are wanting to do this Saturday.

1.  Call a local farmer for free poop (found on craigslist)
2. Call and set up time to get some barred rock chicks
3. Call two farmers here locally, I found selling chemical free chickens to eat. :)

Healthy Breakfast

This morning I made my favorite whole wheat oatmeal pancakes, recipe found here.

I served them without syrup, I usually make homemade syrup but I am trying to cut out the sugar.  They topped them with peanut butter, and I didn't get too many complaints. :)

I'd like to tell you about my cheap kitchen island. I purchased an antique sewing machine cabinet for $8 at a thrift store, the machine doesn't work. My hubby bought me a Paula Deen dough/cutting board and it fit almost perfectly. I have a super small kitchen so this is the perfect size for an island. I've always wanted one. The kids keep a little chair by it to help me cook.



We have yet to assemble it. Hubby is showing if off here for you...ha ha ha.  It's not a John Deer but it's green. :) We cannot wait to use it!!!

It has an easy adjuster to set the height you want to cut the grass!!!

Tell me about your Simplicity Saturday, be sure to link back here.. please. I have a beautiful button on the right with the code underneath so you can easily add it to your post. :)




  1. Hi, Marie, I'm so excited to see that you're starting a link-up! I hope it really does well! I shared what I'll be doing this Saturday - dreaming about my future garden. I hope this qualifies for the topic. :)
    I'm very much enjoying your blog, especially your gorgeous buttons. You should do a button-making tutorial post!
    Thanks again for hosting this!

  2. Danielle,
    Hi!!! Thank you sooo much for stopping by, commenting and linking up!!! I cannot wait to read your post and yes it certainly qualifies!! :)
    Thank you so very much for the compliment on the buttons, i was actually planning on writing about that...and you have encouraged me to do it much sooner!!! I will try to make that my next blog post!
    Blessings...Marie :)

  3. The little kitchen island is sweet; I love the mower too!

    Thanks for hosting this blog hop!

  4. What a wonderful idea for an island in a small kitchen. I was lucky enough to find one of these at a local thrift store for $3. It's going to get a coat of aqua and a little distressing, then it's off to the craft room.

    Lovely blog!


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