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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Horse hair necklace and bracelet from the owner's horse is one of the most heart felt gifts. This set was made for a woman who's horse was going to have to be put down do to illness. The arrow head was carved by her son.
The horse pin at the bottom is made from Toile paper mache.

My dining room redo

My sister's craft

Friday, November 11, 2011

almost done

After ripping up the carpet and exposing a terrible looking half pine half oak wood floor I painted it! White to be exact. But I didn't stop there, the mantel turned white also.
The tall concrete light post was drug out of a trash pile and the china dolls in the photo frame were DUG out of the ground. Yes, I said DUG. When my pool was being put in the dolls were found.
I am still working on the room and will post pictures when it is finally done.
Working a full time job is hampering my renovations.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

On my travels through the mountain on horse back I meet a lot of different people. These are the many faces of Appalachia. It is a culture of strong willed, hard working and determined individuals. The mountains have been their home for many years.
This woman is a self proclaimed "Healer". She is a God's right hand, so to speak. She lives as if she was still in the 1800's. She has no running water or electricity and is quick to tell you that she "draws nothing from the government". God, she tells me takes care of all her needs and feeds her when she is hungry and warms her when she is cold.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I smell fall

It is that time of year again. The leaves are turning bright colors and the air has that certain chill.

Cabin Cat

This is my Cabin Cat. I have to say he is the best cat to have! I don't ever have to worry that he is not being fed, and he never seems to run in!

Mosier Cabin

Awwww.. I can finally sit back and enjoy the cabin. It has been a long drawn out process, but it is finally finished. I will admit it gets rather cold in the out house during the winter, that will change soon! The bathroom will be installed this winter. I do have electric in the out house, not so scary in the night anymore!
All roads lead to the little cabin in the hollow or if you are from Kentucky, holler. So come on down, sit a spell on my porch.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Let us not forget!

Of the 6,500 Union troops who went into battle, some 4,300 were taken prisoner and more than 1,000 were either killed or wounded.  The Confederates, who were some 6,600 strong, lost only  128 men — 118 who were killed and 10 listed as missing in action.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Time!

This is just one of the many reasons I have not been blogging! Summer time calls out to me and I just have to go! My summer vacation started about 2 weeks ago. I have tried to do everything possible since then! Swimming, horseback riding, caving, you name it..

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Live your dreams: Beauty

Live your dreams: Beauty: "Make yor own coffee scrub: WHY? Applied topically ground coffee beans help redistribute fat cells to decrease the look of cellulite an..."

Another's man's trash is my treasure

So I love to get what is old and turn it into something new. I think is something I HAD to do at one time, you know when you are first starting out in life.
I left my comfortable family home at 21 and married my sweetheart. We thought we could live on love, don't we all?
I use to go home to visit my mom and dad and go upstairs and lay in my old bedroom and wonder what on earth I was thinking. But of course when we are young we think we know everything. Okay enough of that, I need to get on with why I redo someone else's trash..
It started out as a way of getting my home furnished when I was young. People would give me their old things and I would turn it into something different. My little house began to take shape with others throw aways.
When I finally was able to afford nice new things, I realized I didn't really need them after all. I would rather go on the hunt for something unique than spend a lot of money on something that will go out of style or break down in a couple of years. Face it folks, the new stuff is not made like the old. So with that being said, I continue to do what I have always done. Now I do it out of love and enjoyment instead of having to.
This room in my house was furnished with all old things that I have reworked. The table was an oak table my husband inherited when his grandmother passed. I painted it , much to my mother in law's dismay and my mother gave me the chairs. The old fireplace mantel topper in the background came from a yard sale for 5.00. I painted it, and hung old plates in the center. The concrete, yes that is concrete, light post in the corner was salvaged from a friends junk pile. The window brackets are the trim from the porch posts that once stood on my house.

{sweet pickins}: {Sewing desk/Side table} - SOLD

{sweet pickins}: {Sewing desk/Side table} - SOLD: "This sewing desk has been refinished in a creamy white and then distressed. Top has been heavily distressed to add a little character. Fal..."

How unique is this?

While looking around on the internet I found this! I can almost see myself sitting in this drinking coffee.

Monday, May 2, 2011

rocky mountain

Rooster Mayhem

I was given two roosters the other day. Who knew they couldn't get along with one another. If this keeps up I think I will start charging admission to back garden! My son says it is better than television, I have to agree, kind of. With all the racket and fighting they do, I have to admit it has been worth it. I do love to hear them cackle and crow in the morning.

New Life for a old bed

This was something a friend of mine made for his yard. I was pretty impressed at how easy this was done! Who would have ever thought?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tulips and Horses

Spring has finally arrived at the Mosier home. My tulips are in bloom and my horse is well groomed! haha
I have not been on here in a while, the warm weather has taken me out of the house and on to the back of my trusty stead!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sticks,nuts and stain glass

 My son wanted a sign above his cabin bedroom. A few twigs and some nuts later this it what I gave him!
A head board for my cabin bed? Yep! you guessed it. I was lucky to grab this at a flea market! I just love the colors!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Momma doesn't always know best!

When my son kept getting his dirt bike hung up in the mud, well... I was bound and determined to show him how
"it" was done.
"Get off that dirt bike, I will show you". Yes.. those were my exact words.
Going through the mud holes was not the problem, stopping a run a way dirt bike was the problem! My jacket got stuck in the throttle and away I went! Going down a logging road at 50 mph is not my choice of excitement!
I had a split second decision to make. I could either choose to wreck the bike or go over a 30 foot drop off. I chose to wreck it, mainly because I really didn't see myself pulling a super stunt at 46 years of age. After digging the dirt and a stick out of my leg and packing mud on the wound, the bleeding finally stopped.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Little bit of Heaven

Every Friday I sat with anticipation waiting for the clock to hit 4pm. I lock my office door and hurry to my Jeep as fast as my legs can carry me. Why, you might ask? Because the mountains are calling me!
The silence in the mountains is hard to explain if you have never been there. You hear nothing but nature at its finest. You smell nothing but the scent of the trees and grasses beneath your feet. Night time in the mountains is so lovely that it almost takes your breath away! The stars are brighter, the air cooler and the moon seems larger.
Tree frogs sing their melodies through out the night and from a distance you can hear the barn owl calling for his mate.
It is Wednesday, Friday is right around the corner. My office door will be locked, keys in hand I will sprint to my Jeep with great joy.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Rocking Chair

Oh! If this old rocking chair could speak the stories it could tell. My husband thought I was crazy when I drug this old chair to the cabin. The arm had fallen off and it was covered in dirt and spider webs, but it had a beauty hidden deep within it. The chair drew me to it, calling me with its unusual appeal. After a good cleaning and reattaching the arm I sat in it for a trial run.
The seat sat perfect and the arms were the right height. It was the most comfortable chair I had ever sat in. Better than any high price chair from a furniture store, it had found a new home.
This weekend I sat proudly in my old worn chair, running my fingers across the arms and imagining who probably sat in it from days gone by. How many babies had that chair put to sleep,  how many Bible stories were read while softly rocking? Who's tears had it helped soothe and sleepiness nights did it endure?
Yes, it has found a new home, on my cabin porch.

Third Mode of Transportation

Okay, me being the nature loving,tree hugging, environmentalist that I am...I bought two ATVS. I loved getting back to nature with my husband and son, but the Jeep could only take us so far.(Husband complained when I got it stuck) Now I can enjoy nature with my husband and son on the weekends. Neither one of them will ride a horse, they are absolutely scared of my four legged friends! Bobby fell off of one at age 12 and never got over the fear of riding. Zach was thrown from one at age 10 and swears he will never ride again.
An ATV is a bit different for me, I was always use to a dirt bike so I find this huge contraption tricky. Sure these things can go almost any where but not as well as my trusty stead. They are faster and will cover more ground, but unlike my horse they will tip over on if you lean just a certain way. Another down side to a ATV is the fact they eat gas and are louder than my horse.
I would rather load a 1,000 pound horse and saddle her up than load a ATV and have to buy gas. But the up side of the situation is now get to take my family along for the ride.
I guess it is worth it after hearing my husband say," I had the most fun I have had a very long time."

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Nature is free

I think paying $20 for a grape vine wreath is a bit of a rip off. It took me about 1 hour to make this after gathering the grapevine in the forest around our cabin.. Didn't cost me a dime, just my time, and that was well spent!

From the Past

I was on one of my many adventures and came across an old barn that had fallen in. Being the curious sort that I am I began to look around. Low and behold in the debris I caught a glimpse of a metal can! With a little digging and much dirt under my nails, I uncovered my treasure! I can only imagine the hands that once filled these old watering cans.
Did the hands belong to woman? Did she carry water to her garden,chickens or flowers?
They are now hanging proudly on my picket fence at the cabin safely away from the fallen barn.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

My Son

My son came into this world smiling, no kidding! This little boy looked at me and produced the biggest smile I have ever seen. The nurse said it was just from gas, but I have to tell you, I have never smiled when I had gas.
He has never stopped smiling, he has the best since of humor one could ever ask for. He is a "do gooder" , always wanting to please and do the right thing. His heart is made of pure gold, and always tries to see the good in everyone. 
He never ceases to amaze me with his since of humor and his quirky little ways. I know he will grow into a fine gentleman someday.

Friday, March 18, 2011

My Daughter

When I was raising my daughter I thought it was the hardest job I ever had and would often wonder if I was raising her right.
She was a little girl with a since of adventure. If it was a challenge, well she was up for it!
She loved tea parties and Barbie dolls, but you could also find her playing in the dirt with her cars and trucks.
 She could be a little lady one day and a tom boy the next.
My little girl is all grown up now. I can honestly say I have no doubt that I raised her right..

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

AWWWW spring time

The weather man said the temperatures were going to be in the 70's tomorrow! Oh wow! I truly can't wait to be able to walk out of the house without freezing too death!
Kentucky weather is so unpredictable. Raining one hour, snowing the next and maybe a tornado thrown in there some where. Our weather gets weirder by the years, or is it that I am just older and tend to watch it more.
When you are a little kid the weather means nothing. If it snows, GREAT. If it rains, GREAT. If it is 100 degrees out, GREAT. Kids don't care what kind of weather we have, they always seem to find something to do with it.
Snow means no school and snow ball fights. Rain simply means flooded ditches and creeks, great for making a mess! When the temperatures soars to 100 degrees and sweat is running down your legs, well... to a kid, that just means they have to lick those Popsicles a bit faster.
Maybe I need to start thinking like a kid again. Maybe I should not care what the weather is doing outside and just be glad I am a live to witness its ever changing status.
Being middle age puts life in a whole different perspective, doesn't it?

wash or warsh

Okay, so I am pretty aware of the fact that wash does not have an R in it. I might be a bit country but I am by no means ignorant. Yes, I slip up sometimes and throw an extra letter in a common word. I can't help it, just my accent.
It really gets my goat when a another adult points out your mis pronunciations. I am sure they are not the most perfect human alive.
So, with that being said, I have some "warshing to get done".

Timber Rattler

What do you do with a 5 foot Timber Rattler? You skin it, make a few belts and if your from Kentucky you eat the rest! Hey! don't knock it until you try it.. taste like chicken!

Instant table

When I was a little girl this fan sat proudly on my grandparents table. My grandfather used this fan on the L&N caboose. This fan has to weigh about 30 pounds or more! The blades are solid brass and would most likely cut your arm off when in full motion!
I purchased the three suitcases at a yard sale several years ago... it all just kinda pulled together.

Painted animals on just about anything.

Painting Rocks

I find myself looking at all rocks and seeing animals. Big rocks, little rocks... it is a constant obsession.

Stepping stone for a friend.

I was ask to paint a Ky Wildcat on a huge slab of concrete... this is the end result.
People in Kentucky actually think a U.K. ball game is a National holiday. They stop everything they are doing to stay glued to the television set.
Me, on the other hand have to admit I really am not that into it. I do love to paint the cat though!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Cate's Gap

Sometimes in life you will come across a "Cate's Gap". Full of briar's, brush, rocks and straight down hill. How you get through that "Cate's Gap" is entirely up to you. You can maneuver through it complaining, stumbling and falling or you can get off your high horse, grab a stick and carefully make your way down it.
Giving up is not an option, if you give up you are left at the top of the hill while every one else moves on.
I compare life challenges with "Cate's Gap", hard to go through but rewarding when you finally get to the end.
Don't let life's briar's, rocks and steep hills keep you from reaching your goals.
Get off that horse, grab a large stick and take the challenge!
I am not one who talks a lot about my better half, mainly I guess because I figure know one really cares.
I think I will take this time to brag a bit on the man in my life.
I met him almost 30 years ago, I never thought in a million years I would have married him.
Of course we never know what life has in store for us, that is the excitement of living, I guess.
We fell in love and married 13 years ago, he was my salvation.
My husband loves me for who I am, which is saying a lot!
He is quite, hates my off road "sunday drives", horses, and hiking.
I am loud, talkative and would rather take the road no one travels
We are complete opposites and it seems to work.
Two years ago I became very ill, a routine "less evasive operation" turned into a total nightmare for me.
Honestly, I didn't think I would pull through, I found myself at the gates of pure hell.
But my husband, whom I have referred to as my knight in wrangler jeans pulled me through.
His undivided devotion, his sleepless nights, his loving touch and his quite prayers brought me back to my health once again.
He might not be wealthy, drive a Porsche, buy me diamonds and furs, but to me he is the richest man alive.

Good Grief, SMILE!

If you don’t like the way you’re feeling, act as you’d like to feel—and your feelings will change. It’s uncanny.
So if you want to have warmer relationships with people, act more warmly.
When I meet someone, I try to imagine that he or she is a long-last pal from yesteryear. Not only does this strategy make me feel more friendly to that person, it also makes that person feel more friendly in return.
In a nutshell: by acting friendly, we make ourselves feel more friendly, and as a consequence, others respond in a friendly way.
When I was in sixth grade, my classroom had a poster that said, “If you want to make a friend, be a friend.” I guess that just because a piece of advice can be found on a Snoopy poster doesn’t mean that it’s not worth trying.


I was so blessed to have my granddaddy with me until I was 41. Granddaddy passed away at the age of 95, having lived a long and wonderful life.
He born on St. Patricks Day in 1909 in Indian Territory Oklahoma. He was the last of his brothers and sisters to pass away and he passed with the dignity that he so much honored in his life.
Granddaddy retired from the L&N railroad after my Grandmother passed away at the young age of 59. He loved to travel and kept busy traveling between Oklahoma and Kentucky until his age slowed him down.
Granddaddy came to Kentucky with his family in 1923-24 by way of a Prairie Schooner, or covered wagon.
He said it took them 6 months to make it to Kentucky and along the way he seen his first automobile.
His parents suffered many hardships while he was growing up, but I think it made him all the more determined to prevail in is life.

Why horses are better then men..

1. A horse understands why shoes must come in sets of four
2. If a horse starts to stray, all you have to do is throw a rope over their neck.
3. A horse feels no need to sew his oats. He simply eats them.
4. You can lead a horse to water, but a man will insist on driving and get hopelessly lost
5. Next to a horse, a man must feel some how inadequate.
6. Horses are into a "stable" relationship
7. A woman can always be sure that her horse is properly groomed.
8. Horses are easier to "saddle"
9. A horse is never too busy to spend time with you
10. You can ride a horse all day long and will never get a complaint.

Spring time at the cabin

The grass is slow to arrive but the buttercups have sprouted up quickly. Hello Spring, I am so glad to see you have finally made it!

Brown packing paper

Faux leather with brown paper, the kind you use for shipping packages make a inexpensive wall covering.
Simply dip the paper in wall paper paste and hang it on the wall by tearing it in pieces and randomly places it one piece over the other. Quick and easy and fools the eye!