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Linette ~ Cottage Farmhouse  ~ preserver of memories and treasures๐Ÿƒ I love old stuff!๐Ÿƒ child of God ~ a heart for Jesus ๐Ÿƒ Blessed~Wife~Mom~Grammy โ™ก๐Ÿƒ#athomeonsweetcreek

๐Ÿƒ happy Monday to ya, sweet friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I'm going to be taking a little break from posting this week. Our grandblessing's are staying with us and I want to soak up as much of them as I can. You might just see a pic or two pop up in my stories here and there. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I'll be back next week! Blessings abundant! ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿƒ .
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๐Ÿƒ Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. .
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Colossians 3:12-14 ๐Ÿ’š
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Love. The bond of perfection. I'm really sinking into those words this morning. I've read them before. But this morning, the Lord made me stop and ponder about that "bond of perfection". He's trying to show me something deeper than what I've seen before. If I follow His lead and dig into His word, He'll shine light on things I may have missed before or help me to better understand the meaning of what I'm reading, even if I thought I already knew. My thoughts about who He is and who I am, as a child of the King, become clearer, more profound, and even more astounding. I love when He does this! Being led by the author and finisher of all things, in a private lesson. My heart sings, " Who am I that He is thinking of me? How He loves me! It's amazing!!!" ๐Ÿ™Œ .
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Sit with Him and follow His lead. He will show you great things. Blessings abundant, sweet friends! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿƒ .
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Wonderful old church pic, found on Pintrest ๐Ÿƒ

๐Ÿƒfireplace curtain 2.0....
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Last year, I sewed up a drop cloth curtain for the opening of the fireplace, after being inspired by Sarahโ€™s (@littlevintagenest) cute curtain. Well, my linen closet seems to have eaten the curtain I made last year, and being a bit too busy to sew up another one. I saw these flour sack dish towels in my linen closet and decided to try them instead. They are no sew! I just laid them over a tension rod. I actually like them even better than the drop cloth! Though, it remains to be seen how much heat coming down the chimney, theyโ€™ll block. What do you think? .
Off to the Junk in the Trunk show in a bit! @junkinthetrunkvintagemarket Iโ€™m so excited!!! Have a wonderful Saturday, friends! Whatever you may be up to!! Blessings abundant!! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿƒ
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๐Ÿƒ good morning sunshine. .. Walking out from our bedroom, I am greeted by the sunshine almost every morning. On rare occasions, it will be raining (yep! Every once in a while, we get rain!! ๐ŸŒง ๐Ÿ˜‰) but the light still pours in through the windows. When we bought our home 29 years ago, the doors that were here, were solid. It was really dark in the entry way because of it. Replacing those doors was one of the first things we did. And we've never regretted it! These doors could use some love, for sure. They need to be sanded down and re stained. They have deep gouges from years of the dogs scratching to get in or out, scratches and marks from three children who grew up here, and are now adults. Lots of furniture and appliances have been moved in and out of the house through them. Even bathtubs! They're a humble style and not the best of the best, but I love all the stories and memories attached to them. ๐Ÿ’š If we ever were to decide to trade them out or move, I would have to hold onto them! Tony would be so pleased! Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ Is there something in your home you couldn't leave behind if you moved?
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Happy Friday, sweet friends!! Blessings upon blessings! ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿƒ .
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#entryway #sunshine๐ŸŒž #frontdoor #letthesunshinein #diy #lightandbright #whiteandwood #cottagefarmhouse #antiquefurniture #homesweethome #mycountryhome #cottagecharm #fleamarketstyle #livingroominspo #myhomestyle #vintagefarmhouse #houseandhome #memorymakers #entrywaydecor #makehomematter #decorcrushing #simplystyleyourspace #neutralstyledhome #athomeonsweetcreek

๐Ÿƒwindows open or windows closed..... that is the question ???
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I finally opened our windows last night. It's been so hot here, the air conditioner has been running for days on end. I love the fresh air. ๐Ÿƒ Even though it's still toasty, when it's been triple digits, the high 80's to mid 90's seem somehow like a relief. lol My biggest issue is the heat combined with humidity. Now, we don't get crazy humidity, like a lit of you do. I would be a melted blob every time I went outside, if that were the case. But when we do get humidity, I'm a big baby and close everything back up and sit under the air conditioning vent like I just ran a marathon or something. I'm hoping today won't be humid and I can let that fresh air flow. ๐Ÿ˜Š Of course, the beach is only a short drive away too..... .
What's your game plan in heat and humidity? I've heard some people actually like it! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Well, whatever your weather, I hope your day is beautiful and blessed, sweet friends ! ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿƒ .
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๐Ÿƒ I love this little scene right here. It makes me ponder of quiet moments, writing letters to loved ones. Who sat at this little desk and wrote of their daily lives, to those no longer near enough to see it in person. The beautiful marble top, smooth under their paper. (Much nicer to write on than the scrub top table in the dining room ๐Ÿ˜‰) The art of writing letters has been slowly dying out. It's a real shame. I plan to start putting pen to paper and keep the tradition alive, even if only for a while. I mean, who doesn't love getting a letter in the mail?! It's exciting! And the receiver has to slow down from their busy schedule to read it, just as the writer had to take time to write it. And those are both good things. Who's with me?!
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Have a blessed day, sweet friends! ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿƒ (Are you going write a letter?)
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#writealetter #putpentopaper #thewrittenword #marbletop #cottagestyle #frenchantiques #taketime #farmhousestyle #chippywhite #cottagefarmhouse #farmhousesimplicity #aquietstyle #plainandsimple #romantichomes #shabbychichome #cornerofmyhome #myhomestyle #guestroom #bedroominspo #cottageliving #theslowdowncollective #smallmomentsofcalm #farmhousecharm #athomeonsweetcreek

๐ŸƒFor I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
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Romans 1:16
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His perfect sacrifice saved my soul. I am eternally grateful. Humbly thankful. And love my Savior with all of my heart. ๐Ÿ’— His love for us is so pure and deep, it cannot be described. The closer I get to Him, the more I recognize Him working in my life. Itโ€™s amazing and beautiful. .
God is real! If you feel youโ€™ve been searching for something, but you arenโ€™t sure what that thing is, itโ€™s Him! He created us. We have a built in desire to be close to Him. Talk to Him, Heโ€™s always listening. Always there. ๐Ÿ’š
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Grace and peace to you, sweet friends. And blessings abundant! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿƒ
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Pic credit: a-joyfuljourney ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿƒ
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๐Ÿƒ home....
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I've been home from our road trip for a couple of days. Soaking up my family and playing catch up with laundry. My doll of a daughter in law (@kaydeepalmer) cleaned the house for me before I got home. What a huge blessing that was!! Instead of cleaning, there were cuddles and family time. ๐Ÿ˜Š .

The white water rafting was so much fun!! It was my first experience with rafting. We went down the Lochsa River in Idaho. There were some pretty serious rapids. You can look up the run on youtube, if you like. Dearest and I did, before we booked the run. Honestly, we were scared off by the intensity of it. But, long story short, we made it!! And we didn't get thrown from the raft!! So, bonus!! ๐Ÿ˜‚
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I have so many pictures on my phone of gorgeous landscape, beautiful old houses and weathered barns!! It was a fun and adventure filled trip. And we got to visit with family, tell stories and explore. We only stopped at a couple of antique shops, and I didn't walk away with much, but it's always fun to hunt! I'm happy to be back in my home sweet home, with my family and my pups. .
Have a beautiful Saturday, sweet friends! Blessings abundant! ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿƒ .
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God bless America!! .
The parade is just getting set up here in Spirit Lake, Idaho. It makes my heart so happy to see people, young and old celebrating our country! ๐Ÿ’™โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ’™
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Happy 4th of July, sweet friends!! .
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#oldhouses #oldchurch #fourthofjuly #smalltownusa #godblesstheusa #godblessamerica #godshedhisgraceonthee #smalltown #saveourhistory #roadtripping #exploreamerica #farmcountry #spiritlakeidaho #idaho #usa #countrylife #farmhousedecor #iloveamerica #proudamerican #starsandstripesforever #longmayshewave #athomeonsweetcreek

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Happy Independence Day!! ..
As we were driving around this beautiful countryside, we passed an old barn with a huge American flag gracing the front of its old, weathered boards. I wasnโ€™t fast enough with my camera to capture the shot, so Iโ€™m sharing this beautiful capture by @kateosborne. That old barn we passed brought me to a humble and thankful place in my heart. Iโ€™m so very thankful for those who fight and have fought for our freedom. And to our great God, who pours out His grace on us. โ™ฅ๏ธ
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I hope your 4th of July is filled with joy, laughter, and memory making. God bless America! ๐Ÿ’™โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ’™
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๐Ÿƒ oh my gracious.... this landscape is breathtaking. Iโ€™m taking in every tree, every mountain, every big puffy cloud and every creature. โ˜บ๏ธ
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I hope you all had a restful and wonderful weekend. We drove around yesterday, drinking in the wonder of the Lordโ€™s creation and breathing in all the fresh, clean air. ๐Ÿƒ Driving down the roads less traveled, getting out and waking around, just to listen to the quiet and the sounds of nature. We ended our day with a visit to see my sister and brother in law, who live in Spokane. We had dinner, reminisced and laughed until we cried. It was awesome! .

Today weโ€™re going flying! Iโ€™ll be seeing this view from a different perspective! ๐ŸŒฒ
Have a blessed and beautiful day, sweet friends!! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿƒ
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๐Ÿƒโ€œBehold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.
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Matthew 10:16
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Being wise doesnโ€™t mean to throw your weight around as if youโ€™re better than someone else. Thatโ€™s arrogance.
The dictionary defines wisdom as โ€œthe ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting.โ€ Knowledge, however, is โ€œinformation gained through experience, reasoning, or acquaintance.โ€ Knowledge can exist without wisdom, but not the other way around. A person can be knowledgeable without being wise.
Always choose to be kind and use words wisely. They are powerful and stick. They have the ability to tear down or to build up. Itโ€™s up to us as to which of those two scenarios we want to be a part of. Wisdom and kindness; two attributes of Jesus I truly desire to emulate. .
I hope your day is wonderfully blessed, sweet friends! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿƒ
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