A Snowy Weekend in the Middle

Hey there friend!

Did you have a good weekend? I hope you found some time to relax doing something you enjoyed. I often times find it difficult being idle and rest for me often times looks like doing something that is different from what I do during the week. Sometimes that is doing something creative, getting a chore tackled, or helping my husband on a project around the house. However, this weekend was one that I really took things slow and enjoyed some time watching some tv, doing a little reading, and enjoying a lot of time around the fire because wouldn’t you know we woke up to a wonderful surprise on Saturday morning that made it really easy to stay in and relax-Snow!

Blizzard channeling his inner dog 🙂

The snow was heavy for most the morning and part of the afternoon, leaving us with a beautiful blanket that was of eventually full of tracks and sled marks from our kiddos. I always love looking out the kitchen window to see all the branches of the trees with snow outlining them making them the standout more than they ever do. I have to admit, it kind of made me get a little bit excited for decorating for Christmas, but those boxes will have to wait until after we host Thanksgiving Day. Then we will spend the following weekend decking the halls around the homestead in our pajamas and listening to our favorite Christmas music and movies.

Do you purchase special pj’s for this time of year?

I have always purchased special Christmas pj’s to give to our children for the day after Thanksgiving when we gather around the tree and watch Home Alone. This year, I was introduced to Holy Pals Pajamas, and they are by far the best quality pajamas that are so soft and stretchy. The pajamas come in an array of prints which are focused on keeping Jesus the reason for the season. Stitched on the right arm of all their pajamas is a small label with the Bible passage the pajama is displaying and is a reminder to the child and the parents if they’d like to look up the story and read it together.

Another perk to these sweet pj’s is they are available for the entire family and when you purchase, each purchase goes towards sending PJs to the children of The Littlest Lamb Orphanage. You can visit this link to shop and can use code DANIELLE10 to save 10% on your order.

On that note, I have to go! I hope you’ll stop by on instagram or facebook this week to chat!

Xo,

Something to ponder this week

New this week on Grounded in the Middle podcast

If you’re on the go this week, you can tune into this week’s latest episode on Grounded in the Middle podcast. Would you consider yourself a pretty positive person? Or do you feel like there is room for some improvement? In today’s episode, I’m going to be sharing the benefits of being positive and things you can incorporate into your day that may just lead you to more positive thinking each day! After you tune in, I’d appreciate if you would rate the podcast. It will help others, like you, find my podcast.

Johnny + Christina Cison-What it's like to go against the grain. Grounded in the Middle.

Have you ever heard of the Old House community? If you aren't familiar, there is a large social media community who own or just love old houses and every day they gather around the world to chat about their experiences and share what they've learned about restoring and living in their old house. In today's episode, you're going to get to meet Johnny and Christian from the account @ourcornerofcurrituck and who were also one of my first old house friends when we moved out here to the middle. They are opening up today on why they chose to leave suburbia and their new build home for old house life and homesteading. Connect with me on social media @farmhousestoryteller Have a question or want to be on the show? Email me at thefederalfarmhouse@gmail.com  — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/danielle-foulk/support

Farmhouse Storyteller Playlist

If you’d like to tune in to what I’m listening to out here in the middle, you can join me on Spotify where I have a playlist titled, Farmhouse Storyteller. You can easily find the station by directly clicking play to the right or searching for Farmhouse Storyteller on the Spotify app.

Recent publications

Link2Us Magazine published their Fall ’22 issue and it includes an article I wrote titled, Reawakening Traditions at the Homestead. While my article will give you a peek into our holiday traditions, you will also learn of the traditions that came before us! You can request a digital copy here or you can pick up a copy at your local Barnes and Nobles, Kroger, Books a Million, Fred Meyers stores, Albertsons, Hyvee, Kmart, and Amazon.

In addition, you can also read another article I wrote, Restoration in the Farmhouse, about how we found our way out here to the country on Make Me Available which is a website out of London, England. You can click here to read.

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