Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Lazy Days of Summer

I'm BAAAACK! I really never intended to be gone so long. In fact, I don't know where time has gone. All I can say is that I've been really busy... I am so behind in blogging and need an entire Saturday dedicated to nothing but getting caught up with all of you. Sorry if I haven't been by lately, but will be checking in with everyone in the next few days. In the meantime, this is what I've been up to:

1. We've partnered with a few new retailers! Very exciting - can't wait to tell you more!
2. Got my hair cut. I asked for short and sassy, but got boring and frumpy.
3. My frumpy haircut led me to the conclusion that maybe it's ME, not my hair, that's frumpy.
4. Started a low-carb diet. I figure if I announce my low-carb diet to the entire world wide web I will be more obligated to be held to it. So internet, I'M ON A DIET!!!!
5. We had a family reunion last weekend - much fun!
6. Remember a while back when I told y'all about my idea of formulating a Lavender Facial Mist? I think I might be down to my final prototype! I have to give some samples to my girlfriends for their approval, and if they all agree that this is the ONE, we'll be good to go! I'll keep you posted. For a sneak preview, I will tell you this: It's a facial mist that is great for setting your mineral makeup and for a quick pick-me-up to hydrate your tired, worn-out, pollutant-soaked skin. It will also fight off all those nasty free radicals that are swarming your pores. My final prototype (hope it's my final), is aloe based of course, and is loaded with antioxidants to fight off those free radicals. It's loaded with Green Tea, Papaya, Citrus, and Myrrh. How relaxing!
7. Lastly, we have new visitors, longhorns that is:

Look at this mama and baby! We actually have several new mama's out here. A neighboring rancher's place was devastated by fire a few weeks ago. Do we ever need rain! Anyway, as a result of the fire, he needed to relocate his livestock. Sadly, one of his longhorns died in the fire, but were very pleased that all the others were saved.

Hummingbird Farms is the new temporary home of these precious babies. Is that not the sweetest face?

Our girls are getting along nicely with the visitors. Bob, in the meantime, has hit his terrible two's. He's extremely curious and territorial - you know the age, it's all about "mine, mine, mine!"

He has this thing for our cat, Bubba. Anytime he sees Bubba he goes running to it. He's so curious! He really wants Bubba to be his friend...

All animals at Hummingbird Farms get blessed by St. Francis!

This is what the front yard of our house looks like every morning at about 10:00. The longhorns have decided that this is the perfect morning nap spot. I'm loving it!

We're really bonding to our new visitors. The rancher that owns these cows says he's selling them all. So - I'm trying to figure out how I can buy them all....

I'm already attached.

I promise I will be in touch again real soon. Sorry I've been MIA for so long. Can't wait to visit with all of you and get caught up!



Theresa said...

YAY!!! An update AND long-horn pics all in the same post!!!

So, sorry about your neighbor's fire, but I'm so glad that you all were able to provide a place for his long-horns to stay.

Hopefully, Bob will grow thru his "terrible twos" much faster than human babies do!! It is fun to see him investigating Bubba!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Glad to hear about the facial mist -- and the longhorns are AWESOME!

justabeachkat said...

Well, it's about time you posted!! Welcome back.

You frumpy? Never.

I've done the low carb diet...about 4 years ago. It really worked for me. A quick piece of advice - keep some nuts with you at all times. It really helps tide you over. And when they put the bread on the table, push it away and reach for the nuts.

Your visitors are incredibly beautiful.


LivingTheLife said...

I am so glad to see you back...I've been wondering about you!

Well, you are right...that is one of the cutest little baby faces I've ever precious...and look at all her freckles!! he cute or what? And to be so curious about Bubba...maybe Bob thinks he's a dog or human? We had a goat once...thought he was a dog...ate our dogs food...hung out with the dogs...and even followed us wherever we walked on the farm...we named him..."Puppy"...I know...goofy...but so fitting for him!

The lavender mist sounds all your products are...if you need another friend to test it on...I'm game. It sounds like something that would be great for traveling, too...especially flying...the air in those cabins...well, it's just not good...and I think the lavender mist would not only be would be healthful for mind, body and skin!

Glad you're all your new brood, too (so glad you have given them shelter...they look like they enjoy the trees)...I hope there is a way you can at least keep a few of those darlins!


Penny said...

I LOVE your blog. You're just the coolest chick to love these cows the way you do. They're downright adorable to me too.


Anonymous said...

Hey there! I was thinking about you last night as I was reading lavender recipes in a magazine. The pound cake looked great but I have never cooked with lavender before. Any suggestions?