Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Hand made Cards Link Party


My sweet Handsome Husband is a complete sucker for home made Valentines.  He gets the cutest goofy grin on his face each year when I give him what I've created.



Tuesday, January 30, 2018

It's Party Time! Tuesdays with a Twist Link Party

Our news this week...  Our little greenhouse got some attention this weekend.  I refreshed my largest planter with rabbit litter, leaves, dirt from the garden and then potting soil.  Each layer was watered thoroughly.  Then came the seeds!  I planted radishes, carrots and chard.  We are looking forward to the first salad of Spring!


Tomorrow, I will be co-hosting a link party for handmade cards.  'Hope you have time to join the fun!  I am so glad you are here to party today!  There is no limit on links as long as they are family friendly including giveaways, Etsy shops and other link parties.  Please remember to visit some fellow party animals and leave positive comments!



Monday, January 29, 2018

Home made Scented Valentines


Valentine's Day, the celebration of love and affection.

This year, I wanted my Valentines to be simple, affordable, rustic AND scented.  Easy peasy, right?  ;-)  My project began by using an idea from The Winter Holiday Link Party Features.



You're the Star Blog Hop {February} Week 1

Have you had a lovely January?

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Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to invite everyone back tomorrow for Tuesdays with a Twist link party AND on Wednesday when I will be co-hosting a link party for handmade cards.


Sunday, January 28, 2018

Travels with Marci and Other Passengers

My full time job (besides blogging) has me on the road quite a bit these days, regularly buzzing around eight different counties here in Arkansas.  I am so very blessed to live in a beautiful area.  When something catches my eye, I snap a picture or two with my phone.  Let me begin by saying this is not a post about animals being left in hot cars.  These shots were taken on mild, overcast days.  Being a dog lover who is in and out of parking lots, of course I notice who might be in the car next to me.  'So many cute faces! 


These two were just looking around while the driver was inside.


Friday, January 26, 2018

Maybe We should talk about Sweet Tea?

In my interview at Grammy's Grid, I mention my favorite beverage is Sweet Tea.  There's also a question about my first blog post, which happens to be My Recipe for Sweet Tea.


So, there's a little trick to it.  Some people think you just add sugar.  That's not it at all.  First the sugar is melted into the water to make a simple syrup and then you add the tea.

If you're new to Sweet Tea or just curious how I do it, here's my recipe.


I hope you have a blessed day! 

;-)  -Marci

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Grammy's Grid Feature

Grammy Dee of  Grammy's Grid  has an ongoing series of posts about Blogging Grandmothers.  Can you guess who is being featured today?  Me!


If you would like to see the post, just click


It is such an honor to be a part of the series!  Thank you, Dee!

;-)  -Marci

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Hey, Party People! It's Tuesdays with a Twist

Our news this week...  I rescued a little white hen.  The poor thing was on the side of the road a few blocks from a processing plant.  I whipped into a side street and went back to her.  She was so cold and scared, she didn't even try to run or struggle.  Her right leg was scuffed and swollen so I wasn't sure if she would make it.  So far, she's doing well, living in my green house until her leg can heal.  I've named her Halli.

We spent a weekend at Big Cedar Lodge near Branson in December.  Here is the view at sunset.

 I am so glad you are here to party today!  There is no limit on links as long as they are family friendly including giveaways, Etsy shops and other link parties.  Please remember to visit some fellow party animals and leave positive comments!



Monday, January 22, 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Travels with Marci at Veterans Administration Hospital

My full time job (besides blogging) has me on the road quite a bit these days, regularly buzzing around eight different counties here in Arkansas.  I am so very blessed to live in a beautiful area.  When something catches my eye, I pull over for a sec and snap a picture or two with my phone.


This grand building is part of the Veterans Administration Campus in Fayetteville.



Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesdays with a Twist Link Party

Our news this week...  Yesterday was a busy day for my humble, little blog with three posts being published in one day.  WHEW!  ;-)  That's a lot for me!  You may already know I co-host You're the Star Blog Hop each Monday.  The second post was an Upcycled Craft Challenge and the third post was a Craft Room De Stash Challenge.  I love how these challenges from other bloggers inspire projects that might not have crossed my mind.


Winter Sunrise

 I am so glad you are here today!  There is no limit on links as long as they are family friendly including giveaways, Etsy shops and other link parties.  Please remember to visit some fellow party animals and leave positive comments!




Monday, January 15, 2018

Mug Rugs for the De Stash Challenge and Blog Hop


I've dipped into my fabric stash again.  This time for Mug Rugs.  "What is a Mug Rug?", you might ask.


A Thrifted Vase and Frog for The Upcycle Challenge

The idea of this particular challenge is to upcycle an item found in a thrift store.  These talented bloggers are in on the fun today:

It's exciting to see everyone put their spin on the challenge!  Here's mine.  You may remember these dusty items I found waaaay back in the summer!


You're the Star {January} Week 3

Welcome to Week #3 of the Blog Hop!  It is cold and snowy here in Arkansas.  I hope your home is warm and cozy!. Thank you for visiting my Stone Cottage today!

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I recently published this post about all my De Stash Challenges of 2017.  So you'd think my craft room would be empty, right?  ;-)  Nope!  Another de stash challenge will be posted later today.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Travels with Marci and The Cows on Hwy 127

My full time job (besides blogging) has me on the road quite a bit these days, regularly buzzing around eight different counties here in Arkansas.  I am so very blessed to live in a beautiful area.  When something catches my eye, I pull over for a sec and snap a picture or two with my phone.


I've posted tractors, barns, and churches as well as sunrises, mountains and trees.




Saturday, January 13, 2018

Twirling Skirt Feature

If you've been reading my blog for very long, you already know whenever I need a specific sewing pattern or tutorial, the first place I look is Threading My Way blog.  I am so very honored to have one of my posts featured there today!


These TWIRLING SKIRTS were sewn using one of Pam's tutorials at Threading My Way.


Thank you, Pam, for all the sewing inspiration and information!


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;-)  -Marci

Thursday, January 11, 2018

De Stashing Challenges from 2017

What a year it has been for de-stashing my crazy, cram-packed craft room!


Maybe there won't be an avalanche in there now?  It's hard to say!  ;-)



Here are all the links for these projects!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

We Have a Winner!! Congrats to...

Gardening is one of my favorite pastimes.  I love the feel of dirt in my hands.  It's wonderful to watch the plants grow and change each day.  We have a greenhouse and vegetable garden.  Part of our yard is specifically for attracting native birds while another area is an open invitation to butterflies.  Plants that attract butterflies are also helpful to bees and other pollinators.


Have you noticed my little blog has a page all about gardening?

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Calling all Party Animals! It's time for Tuesdays with a Twist

Our news this week...  Handsome Husband asked for pie.  There's something about gloomy weather that makes baking even better.  My kitchen has really gotten a workout!  Chicken Enchiladas were already on the menu, so the oven was on most of the weekend.  I made both vanilla cream and lemon meringue pies.  That sweet man I married is one happy fellow!


 I am so glad you are here today!  There is no limit on links as long as they are family friendly including giveaways, Etsy shops and other link parties.  Please remember to visit some fellow party animals and leave positive comments!




Monday, January 8, 2018

You're the Star {January} Week 2

I still want to say "Happy New Year" to everyone!  When should I stop?  ;-)  Welcome to today's party!  If you would like to join our team of co-hosts, simply complete the form below!  Party Animals, please remember to come back tomorrow when I co-host Tuesdays with a Twist link party!

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Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:

Dollar Store Craft Challenges of 2017



Sunday, January 7, 2018

Travels with Marci Barn near Bentonville

My full time job (besides blogging) has me on the road quite a bit these days, regularly buzzing around eight different counties here in Arkansas.  I am so very blessed to live in a beautiful area.  When something catches my eye, I snap a picture or two with my phone.


This lovely old barn is just west of Bentonville.

Where have you been lately?

;-)  -Marci

Friday, January 5, 2018

Only 2 Days Left to Enter!

Have you noticed 


being sponsored by Mary's Heirloom Seeds?  There are only two days left to enter.  Click HERE for your chance to win!


It's an awesome prize!

;-)  -Marci

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Dollar Store Craft Challenges of 2017

Craft challenges are a GREAT way to inspire new projects!


Here's a look back at creations from our local Dollar Store.  Some were successful, others, not so much!  ;-)



Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Enter the Giveaway!

Have you noticed the GIVEAWAY  that began on Monday?  It's being sponsored by 


Click  HERE  to enter!  




I hope you win!

;-)  -Marci

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Tuesdays with a Twist Link Party #

Our news this week...  Two of our grand daughters spent the weekend with us!  They are so much fun!  The movie, Ferdinand, was playing nearby so we went to see it.  Handsome Husband remembers reading that book when he was a child.  Did you notice the giveaway that began yesterday?  Click HERE to enter!

Love notes in pie crust ;-)  I brushed them with egg white and added some sprinkles.

 I am so glad you are here today!  There is no limit on links as long as they are family friendly including giveaways, Etsy shops and other link parties.  Please remember to visit some fellow party animals and leave positive comments!




Monday, January 1, 2018

You're the Star {January} Week 1

Is it really January?  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  Do you know I am hosting a giveaway?  Click HERE to enter!

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WELCOME to the January 2018 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!


G I V E A W A Y ! !

I LOVE Giveaways!!!!
As promised,  Mary's Heirloom Seeds is sponsoring Another Giveaway.  Are you ready for the big win?