Farming is a Family Lifestyle That Combines Work and Play

Farming is a Family Lifestyle That Combines Work and Play

When I think of farm life so many things come to mind. The big farmhouse is always #1 with it's giant wrap around porch and sweeping pastures. A big giant red barn would be another vision I have in my head with a split rail fence that holds cows, a few horses, and maybe goats or pigs. Also, a chicken coop...a farm HAS to have a chicken coop right?  
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25 Winter Activities for all to Enjoy

25 Winter Activities for all to Enjoy

There are a few things that are winter highlights for me, and the first snowfall is one of them. Christmas is another one of course. Decorating the house, making cookies, gathering around the table with family, and tackling those special traditions. If you are short on ideas of what things to do with your family this winter, we've compiled a list of activities that you can either do this year or make a tradition from year to year that the whole family will look forward to.    
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The Ultimate List of Shabby Chic Wedding Ideas

The Ultimate List of Shabby Chic Wedding Ideas

Shabby chic is the perfect theme for a wedding. Whether you want to buy your décor or DIY some pieces, guests are sure to immerse themselves in your ideas. From color schemes to lighting, see how to tie it all together...
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Our Favorite Christmas Traditions

Our Favorite Christmas Traditions

It’s that time of year again…’tis the season to be jolly…  When people think of Christmas it may mean different things to different people. Celebrating Christmas is unique to each family. We all cherish favorite family traditions and memories from our childhood and some of those very same traditions with our own children today. As we consider Christmas and our Savior's birth here at Primitive Star Quilt Shop, our team would like to share some of our traditions/memories with you,...
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Origins of 5 Popular Christmas Traditions

Origins of 5 Popular Christmas Traditions

December is that time of the year when everyone in the Christendom appears to be in a merry mood. There is indeed plenty of reason to be happy, as the Yuletide means reunion with family and friends, going on a well-deserved vacation, indulging on the most delicious treats, and for children, lights ablaze and the promise of a stocking filled with gifts from Santa Claus.Below are some of the most...
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Proverbs 3 and Why I Love Thanksgiving!

Proverbs 3 and Why I Love Thanksgiving!

My alarm went off this morning and I snoozed a couple of times but I couldn’t go back to sleep. However, I wasn’t ready to tackle my day either. I was all snug as bug in a rug under my flannel sheets! I checked the forecast on my phone only to see chilly temps for the rest of the week and possible snow the latter half of the week. When the weather starts to change all I want to do is bake, and bake some more. I started thinking of all the things that were on my agenda for the day and decided ...
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Some Interesting Historical And Prescriptive Threads About Quilts And Fabrics

Some Interesting Historical And Prescriptive Threads About Quilts And Fabrics

During the American civil war the ladies in the South would raise funds for their soldiers by sewing and selling quilts. Well, the war went on a lot longer than anyone had anticipated and the ladies quilting changed from fundraising to bedding. In fact, itgot so bad that there ended up being a shortage of quilting fabrics. Near the end of the war, people were...
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We are so blessed!

We are so blessed!

There haven't been many blog posts lately or new products as we were preparing for a very special event in our family. Our son's wedding was this weekend! What a beautiful day for a great couple! Both Kyle and Aubrey played soccer all during school and in college as did their bridesmaids and groomsmen. They added a unique twist to their wedding by having the entire bridal party wear...
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The beauty of flower gardening

The beauty of flower gardening

We have several flower gardens around our house. Most of these I started by dumping several inches, you need at least 6, of sawdust right on the grass. The sawdust kills the grass and you can plant right in it. It acts like mulch and keeps the weeds down. You want to look for older sawdust that is not too acidic. Lime can also be mixed in with the sawdust to balance out the acidity. This is very economical too. We live near a sawmill. They have a huge mound of sawdust that available for the t...
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