Welcome to The Farmhouse Friday Link Party!
Happy New Year! I hope you had a great holiday season!
The hubs and I were sick over the holidays with that stupid respiratory virus that’s going around. We stayed home for Christmas and New Years as we didn’t want to get anyone else sick. This virus is a doozy as it hangs on for a few weeks. My hubs is finally getting over it, but I’m still in the middle of it. I’m happy I decided to take the holiday week off beforehand because apparently, I needed it for sick time.
We also had to stay goodbye to our oldest cat, Klepta. A few weeks ago we found out she had cancer in her liver and intestines. We made her last weeks on earth as comfortable as possible before we took her to the vet last Saturday to cross the rainbow bridge. She was an awesome cat (as all cats are) and she will be missed very much.
One of our other cats will be joining her sister over the rainbow bridge soon as she has been fighting an injection site carcinoma over the last year caused from one of her vaccine shots. It only happens to every one in 15,000 cats (lucky us). But we are lucky to have awesome veterinarians that through surgery and herbal supplements were able to give her great quality of life for over another year after diagnosis
I’m sorry to start off the first party of the year on such a bummer note, but I want to be authentic here as I possibly can. Life has its ups and downs, and I don’t want to come across as everything always being all golly-gee good as it’s just not how real life works. And unfortunately, the bad things in life don’t take the holidays off. But when the bad stuff happens, it reminds me to be especially thankful for all the blessings I have in my life. It’s been a rough couple of weeks, but things could be a hell of a lot worse.
This Week’s Features:
Since I skipped last week’s party, this week’s features are going to be Christmas linkups from the week before. I apologize to those who are done with the holiday
Diana shares a ton of inpsiration for combining mini Christmas wreaths with vintage goodies to create darling Christmas decor.
Marie shares her super-cute holiday gift wrap
Jody put together this gorgeous front porch to greet her guests this holiday season. I just adore the sled with the ice skates!
Lora always comes up with the cutest ideas for decorating vintage goodies for the holidays, and this bedspring tree is no exception!
The party rules are super simple! Link up your favorite DIY projects, decor projects, and crafts that are farmhouse style. If it doesn’t fit into that description, please don’t link it up. Please, no food/recipe posts. You can link up your new and old posts alike as long as you only link them up here once.
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Thanks so much for joining us at Farmhouse Friday this week! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and I’ll see you back here next Friday!