Friday, July 1, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

My Etsy shop is getting full! Been so busy, but having so much fun......More to come! Happy Monday...

Monday, June 6, 2011

Well Good Morning Monday....

Sitting here trying to wake up, drinking my coffee....Mike has the kids so it is an easy morning..I do have a kiln full of bisque that I think I can pull off and glaze and turn in on before I open the shop doors to Botanica...I like a challenge..
Been busy this weekend. making things, taking pictures, listing on Etsy..I feel like my old life is slowly emerging..Spring is is good...a little hard at times, but that is what makes us who we are. So i am told. ha... Here are some photos to brighten up your Monday..

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Sunday..i actually get some rest. But do I rest? not really..i try. I think I will watch the French Open..Last day.

 I have been busy listing on Etsy working at the shop, making pots, making candles. Have I told you my new love of silk flowers lately? I know..i can't believe I even said that..well, let me tell you...I am in LOVE...The look real, feel real...I get the highest quality and am VERY picky.. I am the flower snob you know. There is nothing like fresh..let me tell you..i am still growing and digging and that will always be there..So here are a few things I want to share..Have a happy Sunday friends...

Friday, June 3, 2011

Spring is still here..

 I am at it again..getting my hands dirty, along with my clothes and everything else i touch..Check out my Etsy...i have been making some soy candles ...They are really good if i don't say so myself. They sell out of the shop (my little store in Eagle Idaho called Botanica)..

 These tulips looked like peony. They make me happy. How could they not?
And....these are the soy..I make them in these old terra cotta pots, glass jars and little mini votives..I have tuberose, pink grapefruit, lemon sugar and honeysuckle at the moment.
Have a great day :)

Monday, April 18, 2011


some recent pottery i made...gotta love the black and white. happy Monday to all..

Sunday, April 10, 2011

flowers, governor , and stuff like that.

Hi..I am still pumping out the pots..I actually just got it going again early this year. I took a good year off..It feels good...i am planning on getting some on Etsy real soon.

Spring flowers for a special darling sweet client who looks like Eva Longoria but with blonde hair. for reals...
love this pic. this is Mimi..she is an amazing designer and friend...and cracks me up daily. makes my job fun. We did these for the Governors office ..there were four bull horn things. I liked them . They were really cool. Our Governor is a cowboy. Very fitting.
We have fun, can you tell??  Can you tell that I am tired..I am..more to come this week. i missed you little blog world and blog friends...this is fun. Good Night.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

It has been too long...

I forgot how much time it takes when you open up a business...I am here. I am doing great. The flower shop is growing and it feels so good to be back...
Just wanted to pop in and say hello...hi!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

My Flower shop

Thought I would show you what my little flower shop looked at night! I love it..I hope you do too!! Julie

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

candles and gift cards..

Hi..i am tell you the truth, i missed blogging and the ritual of it all. it is such a creative outlet for me. i think of all the stuff i went thru i just could not really bare to divulge or pretend it was all OK. but i think  i am seeing the i wonder if anyone even cares what i have to i won't say much tonight and just tell you a few little things..
i think i am going to keep my farmerjulie blog and combine the two...
i designed gift cards for the shop. it feels so professional! i love it if i say so myself.

and i am making candles..oh so many candles. the wax is taking over my kitchen..things are not getting done...but my house smells good and i am coming up with some beautiful
Winter in Idaho
Crimson Currant
Cinnamon (can't think of anything clever besides just cinnamon)
French Lavender
and a few more..
I just got my stickers ..i am naming them Botanica Soy is a picture of some tuberose..they are available now at the shop..only $12.00 and yes i will ship.! 
Have a great weekend..!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

hey its me! and ben ! and greer!

love this blurry look..hides the wrinkles really good.
i love these kiddos..ben and greer. almost been three years since they were diagnosed with type one diabetes..they are doing great and happy even with the teenage hormones flying around.
if you want to see a few of my flower photos go over to  my botanica blog. i am getting a wee bit better on blogging. i am making candles and having a ball with that. will post photos soon..we are good, hope you are too! xoxox

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Working away!


The shop is going well...working my tail are a few pics to let you know i am still alive and well!
More to come..have a great week!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Hi....Sunday night. I slept most of the day. This work thing takes a lot out of me! ...Shop was busy. We did a wedding and then I had a senior photo shoot. The weather is changing. I can feel Fall is just around the corner. I do not have many trees in my yard so clean up will be a breeze. That is good and bad. I miss that.

Just wanted to say hello..i am still here. Thank you all for your sweet comments on my last post. You all mean so much to me. Thank you for your kindness. I know that I am not alone.

Back with some flower shop photos soon.! Have a great week!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010


It seems i post when things are going well for you can see I rarely post here anymore...Things have changed. Lots of different things..SOme good some not so good..
I will do it easy and make a list of what it is that is happening around my little world. This is not the easiest thing for me to share..but here goes.

1. I am newly divorced.
2. That was hard to say.
3. I opened a flower shop.
4. I love it.
5. I do not live at my farm house anymore..
6. I still get to go and cut my flowers and bring them to my shop.
7. I am still doing pottery, just not as much as before.
8. My kids are doing great, and the diabetes is still a challenge since they are now growing and in high school and middle school..hormones make our lives wacky and  the emotions  effects their insulin levels. I am proud of them and how they handle it. Like it is no big deal.
9. It has been two years since they were diagnosed with type one and I am finally accepting the disease and not feeling overwhelmed, resentful and angry..
10. i live in a small house that is easy to clean :)
11. I have great people who have come into my life since i opened the shop. I feel more alive than I have in years..
12. I work , work. work!
13. But i dont let it control me like i did with my old flower shops.
14. Still doing the photography...getting busy with some shoots this Fall.
15. That is all so  far. I am not sure I will keep this blog or move it over to my flower shop site. I am still thinking about it.
16. I count my blessings everyday..i am grateful...
17.That is all....Hope all is well in your little world!


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