Why, hello there.  I have been completely MIA this week.  My little girl is sick.  It’s so hard to see them so ill and miserable when there’s nothing more you can do for them.  Thankfully, after a few trips to see a doctor, I think we might be on the right road.  I gotta say, what a little trooper that Hannah is.  She has been feeling so utterly miserable but manages to solider on.  Her whole face just reads misery.  Thankfully, it’s just a ear and throat infection at this stage.  We have medicine, Advil, time and snuggles.

When your babies are sick, it’s hard to focus and be present for much else.  I feel like it’s been a whirlwind week of sleepless nights, loads of laundry, and checking the clock to see when she could have her next dose of Advil.  The house has suffered, Lena, I’m sure, is feeling neglected, pretty sure the animals have been fed but really not much else has happened around here.

IMG_8909The house certainly isn’t decorated for Christmas.  Nothing is up except the ducks on the front railing. I did a fun Christmas craft last night with a friend, I’ll share that tomorrow.  But I know it’s time to get this place looking a little more festive.  So, as I was laying in bed, listening to Hannah cough, debating whether I stay under the covers for a bit more or start my day, I had a thought.  I’m going to throw out a another Thrift Store Challenge.

You know as well as I do that the thrift stores are always loaded with Christmas decorations.  I’m challenging you to find something Christmasy and give it a makeover!  Think tacky reindeer, old Santas, Christmas bulbs, a sweet nativity that needs to be brought to this era, anything!!  Send me before and after pictures and let’s recycle some old goodies and help me feel a little more festive!!

If you are taking pictures, use the hashtag #farmfreshthriftchallenge so we can all see what you are up to!  And please, drop me a line if you are going to play along!!  I’d love to know who is in!

Here’s to better, more festive days ahead!!

To be continued,