Sunday, March 29, 2015

a cozy chat...

 ...with a friend or two.

Happy Spring to you all.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Christmas at Rise and Shine Farm

Hello friends...

Here are some pictures of my Christmas at home.
I hope you all had a wonderful and joy filled Christmas!

My very first Gingerbread House.

I also made wreaths and wrapped lots of presents.

Cousin Olive knitted this adorable stocking for me with my name. ♥

Miss Fanny gave me these Christmas Goodies in a little box she made with separate compartments for each kind of cookie! 

She also made this Pomander that smells divinely like cloves! 
Ah! Christmas to me is made up of mostly smells. :) Fir trees, spices, warm cookies, oranges and freshly fallen snow...

Miss Fanny also made me the Nativity Christmas card, above, and this adorable rose hip garland which I have placed on my tree! Thank you Miss Fan!
After I take down my tree it will go at the top of my kitchen hutch!

The view from my armchair...

Here are five more Christmases if you would like to see more Christmas pictures as well as a video we made {click on the 2012 link}.

I would love to hear about your Christmas too, leave a link in the comments!

I am thrilled for this new year! I hope we shall all be able to meet very often. (Oh! Is that a Mr. Willoughby-ism? Well, it must be a Jane Austenism anyway.)  :)

Thank you, my faithful readers. Until next time...
xo Emaline

Thursday, January 8, 2015

hello there!

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I have some Christmas pictures for you and will put them up here as soon as I am able!

Love to you all...
xo Em

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


"A cloudless sky; a world of heather,
Purple of foxglove; yellow of broom
We two among it, wading together
Shaking out honey, treading perfume.
Crowds of bees are giddy with clover,
Crowds of grasshoppers skip at our feet,
Crowds of larks at their matins hang over,
Thanking the Lord for a life so sweet."
Jean Ingelow


Friday, September 26, 2014

Summer Scrapbook - part VI - Forest Reverie

Forest Reverie

                           "Nestled at his root 
Is beauty, such as blooms not in the glare 
Of the broad sun. That delicate forest flower 
With scented breath, and look so like a smile,
Seems, as it issues from the shapeless mould, 
An emanation of the indwelling Life, 
A visible token of the upholding Love, 
That are the soul of this wide universe."

Excerpt from A Forest Hymn
by William Cullen Bryant 

I hope you've enjoyed my Summer Scrapbook! 
There shall be more to come for Autumn! See you around!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Summer Scrapbook - part IV - Camouflage


Of all the things I did on my camping trip, putting this outfit together was the most fun!
The only thing I started with was hemp cord.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Summer Scrapbook - part III - S'mores

Bonfire + S'mores

Toast, smush, enjoy.


ps This photo shoot took me, 2 of my sisters and my Mom all working for several minutes to get the fire going. Who knew mini fires were so hard to get going! Ah.. good memories. =]

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hobbit Day!

Hullo my Happy Hobbits!

I hope you are having a marvelous day! I would love to hear what you do today! Please do tell!

Do you plan to stay at home? 

Or shall you go on an adventure? 

I don't know what I shall do yet... I suppose it depends on who may knock on my door today...
For now, I shall leave you with a quote from one of my all time favorite books....

The Hobbit
There and Back Again

With that he put on Bilbo a small coat of mail, wrought for some young elf-prince long ago. It was of silver-steel, which the elves call mithril, and with it went a belt of pearls and crystals. A light helm of figured leather, strengthened beneath with hoops of steel, and studded about the brim with white gems, was set upon the hobbit's head.
"I feel Magnificent," he thought; "but I expect I look rather absurd. How they would laugh on the Hill at home! Still I wish there was a looking-glass handy!"

I laughed so hard when I got to this part. I love Bilbo's thoughts.

"Good-bye and good luck, wherever you fare! If ever you are passing my way, don't wait to knock! Tea is at four; but any of you are welcome at any time!"


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Summer Scrapbook - part II - Swimming

Swimming in the River + Basking in the Sun

It is the last weekend of Summer.... 
I shall be sad to let it go, but oh so happy to welcome Beautiful Autumn!

I am so looking forward to all the tastiness of Fall in all it's golden glory!
(Here's a preview of  the next Summer Scrapbook post!)


p.s. Remember, tomorrow (September 22) is Hobbit Day!
A good reason to go barefoot, climb a tree, eat a whole pie, pick apples, have a Birthday party, or whatever you feel like doing to celebrate life! Be happy!