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Oh my, what a busy week! It seems as though October is always sneakily busy. This week has been overflowing with adventure…

Changing seasons mean growing children & having to raise the swings by a link or two.

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The corn in the field next door has been harvested & our favorite cows are now grazing through & sending us their greetings.

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Perfectly centering moments to think & celebrate nature on my favorite back road tunnel of trees.

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Tip-toeing back into the working world.

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My children doing incredibly odd things at their hair appointments. Seriously. Odd.

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Precious moments of savoring this fabulous fall weather, textures, colors & temps.

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If you’re on Instagram, you can find me @maeusa for more nature, herby, crafty & family adventure filled snapshots.

Happy Friday,
Mae

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InstaFriday {Antiquing Adventures Edition}

Friday mornings after my coffee date with the girls, I take $20 & see just how far I can get it to stretch in the thrift & antique shops that are scattered around our little town. I love looking for Pyrex, blue Ball jars, crates & vintage materials to upcycle for work projects. Some days those are easier to find than others, but regardless of the purchases I make, the adventures in antiquing are never ending. Interesting shops, owners & items bring about interesting stories, bargaining skills are always tweaked & reading people & guessing stories behind objects is always a great form of entertainment. Here are a few snapshots from today.

An insanely cool Jack Daniels photobooth.

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Lots of great Pyrex pieces. I scored a great pie plate in coral for $8.

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This fabulous Singer sewing machine in a shop whose prices were astronomical.

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Tons of cast iron from the past few decades.

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A “field phone” in mint condition. I was intrigued.

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What I ended up emptying my (quite shallow) pocket over: pyrex & a Coke crate. Both of which will be utilized in my kitchen & market booth. Total spent: $28.

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Are you a fan of vintage / thrifting / antiquing? What are your favorite finds?

Have a wonderful weekend & may the prices be on your side.
Mae

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Holy smokes, is it Friday already?! These days are flying by & no matter how much I plan, I never seem to accomplish all that covers my beloved post it note lists. With craft show season quickly approaching {my 1st show is in 2 weeks!!!}, I’m spending a lot of time working in the studio, gathering herbs & drying them for herbal concoctions.

A little sample of our week:

Looking in antique shops for booth decor & storage.

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Items from the studio.

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Fresh, organic herbs from the garden.

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Thoroughly enjoying cool mornings for coffee breaks & yummy muffins.

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Have a fabulous weekend, all! What’s on your agenda for welcoming Fall?
Mae

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It’s finally Friday & this tired Mommy couldn’t be happier for a long weekend to get some good ol’ r ‘n r.

We kicked off last weekend with a night of backyard camping {for the girls only} & the Tooth Fairy found us thanks to H leaving an oh-so-bright flashlight shining on the lost body part.

I love watching the fog roll out on early mornings as I get to enjoy coffee before everyone starts waking. Country living is a gift.

My poor little sick one has been a trooper. He takes whatever I give him & while the herbs have helped tremendously, I can’t get the mucus in his chest to break up & move out for anything. Off to the doc we go for some allopathic assistance.

Here’s to a weekend of recovery & seriously delicious, healing foods.
Mae

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It’s been a FULL week in Hale. From a few good hours on the trails to gymnastics swim team, homework & house work, I’m more than excited to have an evening of no plans or scheduled activities. I’m slowly getting used to the overly quiet hours of a childless house, & have been planning more business things & securing booths for fall craft shows. Our busy season has kicked off with a bang!

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Happy Friday,
Mae

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Camping, bonfires, & s’mores.

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An end of season swim team party, complete with a huge storm & power outage.

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Opening day @ school

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And some time for me to work on new projects.

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{Lots of upcycling: a yarn wreath with flowers made from a shirt & two cafe aprons made from a dress.}

I’m looking forward to some trail time over the weekend & enjoying our last few lazy days of summer before jumping into the hustle-bustle of a school routine.

Happy weekending & Instagramming moments,
Mae

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What we’ve been up to recently:

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Enjoying sunsets.

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Spending time with dear friends.

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Introducing H & my nieces to the magic of great live music @ the Grand Ole Opry.

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Easing back into the crafting studio.

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And enjoying evenings when Daddy makes it home before bedtime.

Today we’re heading out to camp for a few days & then it’s back to the school routine & figuring out what to do with myself while both kids are in kindy & 1st grade.

May your summer days be full of adventure & family time,
Mae

InstaFriday {Week 2}

Gah! Seriously? It’s the last week of January & I’m already behind on InstaFriday posts? Oopsie! This picture taking fiend needs to get on the ball. Without further adu…

Ties, trails, Chipmunks @ church, silly children, a seriously cold post run crazy face, the return of swim team & everything in between.