I am changing things up a bit.  I have been working on a new site for fadedfarm

Although it is not completely finished the bones are there and I am moving on over

Check me out here!


Pintrest and Dresses, Oh My!

It has been a crazy week around here:  extreme humidity, storms, and 4 am days at work.  Needless to say I have not been lurking around the web as much as I usually do, but I can not blame that on busyness.  I can blame it on . . . . . . .


I got invited this week and joined to see what the fuss is about.  I. Am. Loving. It.

This is defiantly worth checking out!

I am also looking for a cheaper summer dress (lots of wedding this summer).  Any suggestions on were to shop online?

Tara on Negativity

If you don’t know Tara, you should!  Check her out here and here

new (about) me

I am picking away at the new website.  I have fussing about my about page.  Here is a rough draft.  What do you think?

Welcome to fadedfarm!  My name is Cassie and it is great to see you.  I grew up, along with my two sisters, on the sunny fields and pastures of my parent’s farm.  Although life as a farm-girl was not always idyllic, we grew up strong, independent, and hardworking.

When my hubby, Jesse, and I were dating and started to have the serious ‘What do you want out of life?’ talks, we both wanted something similar to the way we grew up.   Where foods are home-grown, meals are home-made, the folks in town know your parents, and your neighbors . . . . Well, they may know more of your business than you would like.  (It is a small town thing, you get used to it after awhile).  We are taking the ‘getting back to your roots’ thing seriously.  Next summer we are going to put our house on the market and move back to my family’s farm.  I will be the 6th generation to live there.

So you can read about the home farm, check out my garden, and try out some of the families recipes (along with some of my own).  I will share some DIY projects, and when DIY is not an option, I will share crafters and artisans who can do-it-for-you.  I will share pictures and stories about my family and my attempts at sewing, crocheting, and knitting

Spring in MN

a beautiful weekend!

PS My Dad bought a motorcycle!

FadedFarm Friday Finds

Hello everyone and Happy Friday!  We are finally going to have a little sun and yard work beckons, not before enjoying some good company and cocktails.  (everyone wants to check out the new floor).

Here are some interesting things going on around the interweb this week:

Check out Jenna’s post on farm snobbery.  She is right:  it is not a hobby.

I came across this cool site this week:  One Dress Protest.  Here it is in her words, “One Dress Protest is me, Kristy Powell, wearing one dress for one year in order to protest the ideas and motivations behind how and why I wear my clothes. Over the year I aim to challenge the ways identity is constructed through clothing, what sustainability means for consumption, how our perception of others is so often based on external presentation, and what “fashion” ultimately means for me going forward.”

Check out the Meal Planning 101 post by Oh Buckets on Going Home to Roost.  I love making lists!  (Check out pics of Bonnie’s new CA home while you are over there, beautiful.)

I was super excited to get Megan’s Best of Crafting an MBA.  Two words:  Awesome and Inspiring

Check out the article over at Inc Mag Can Rob Kalin Scale Etsy?  And then head over to Scoutie Girl and check out her interview with Julie Boyles.

On a personal note . . . .

When I started blogging I really just wanted an outlet for writing, which was something I always enjoyed doing, but a teacher, whom I loved, told me that becoming a writer, and being able to live off what you make, is nearly impossible.  I was no James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell or Mary Higgins Clark right?

So I started blogging and after a couple of false starts I really started to enjoy it.  The art of writing everyday, sharing beautiful pictures and interesting people with others.  Putting yourself out there can be thrilling.

But this week I am tired.

On April 11th I started Tara Gentile’s Website Kick Start.  I have been working on creating the new and improved FadedFarm.  I have pretty much be freaking out about it and driving my husband crazy. Not being able to sleep because I am thinking about my header, or what fonts I should use, or feel crappy after looking at the other students sites.

I am getting off that, ‘She is so talented and I am just a slub’ train.  (Is slub a word? Well it is my word now!)

I am past most of the technical bits, as I messed around for 2 hours last night trying to get all the fonts, spacing, etc right.  And I realized I needed to set a goal, a cut of point, and here it is:

The new site will be launching June 5th!