Thursday, February 2, 2012

Montana Farmhouse Soaps Coming Soon..... Antique Ceiling Tin Memory Board


Hello!
I wanted to tell you about a soap line I will soon be carrying in the shop.....
I was born and raised in Montana,  and luckily grew up in a large family of 10 children.....
My brother, Merle lives in Manhattain, Montana with his wife, Nancy, and two daughters Katie and Amelia....  
My nieces Katie and Amelia raise nubian goats and show their goats at the county fair every year....
Nancy and the girls have been working on developing an all natural soap line using their 
goat's milk....


I have been using her soap and love it....
My entire family loves it as well....
Nancy is getting ready to launch her line, Montana Farmhouse Soaps soon.....
You will be able to purchase her soaps in my shop....
The above pictures are of my daughter Bethany and our nubian goat, Dolly.
Dolly has been apart of our family for 11 years and is well loved....

On another note....

I wanted to show you a quick way to make a memory board out of an antique ceiling tin.....
My sister actually makes the prettiest pictures frames using antique tin tiles....
Since I am not that handy I decided to use clothes pins to hold the pictures in place....


All you need is a ceiling tin....
A couple of clothes pins...
I was lucky and found some vintage french clothes pins....
This is a 12" x 12" square so I only clipped on two pictures of my adorable niece....


Prop the tin up on a shelf and you have a unique memory board...

I added a few of these to my shop  and will be adding more tiles tonight.

I also wanted to Congratulate Sara Duckett, Sara will be on the Nate Show tomorrow, February 3rd!
Be sure and watch tomorrow's show....
I will be sharing an interview with Sara in the near future along with a fun giveaway!

Enjoy the rest of your day!
I am unfortunately headed back to the Apple Store today.... : (


Take Care,
Maria




36 comments:

cowparsley said...

Oh how I adore the photos. It reminds me so much of 2 gorgeous goats we used to have, and how much my daughter loved them, when she was only a toddler she would dress them in Father Christmas hats!
Your stunning blog is always an inspiration.

xx

Jeannine said...

My sister raised Nubians, 30+years ago! We made cheese but had never gotten to making soap. I may have to try your family's soap. Thanks for sharing.

Elly said...

I am very interested in the new soap line! How neat! I will make sure to check it out :)

Passione Helena said...

What a wonderful pictures, so beautiful!
And the tile is so well done.

Warm greetings
Helena

Just White said...

Very exciting news!
Looking forward for the soaps!

Petie said...

I love goats. But when my daughter choose one as a 4-H project, I couldn't wait to get rid of it, due to all the noise that it made. Trust me, I was raised around animals all my life, sheep, cattle, chickens, pigs, dogs, cats...but the noise from the goat drove me crazy. So what is your secret to keeping a goat for 11 years?

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh, I can't wait for your sister-in-law's soap line to come out! I love goat's milk, it's great for your skin.
Love the ceiling tin memory board, I have a large one in my home I use with magnets, but I like the clothes pin idea as well!
Hope you are doing well Maria, and have a great weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Hayley said...

Stunning pics as always Maria!
We had goats as pets growing up...My Mum knew of someone who was planning on eating a pair of kids for Christmas dinner and she persuaded him to sell them to us instead- we knew nothing about goats! We named them Billy and Lily, they became best pals with our horses and lived to be 18.Goats are great fun xx

Jill Elaine said...

Like the ceiling tin idea;)

Debbie said...

Your daughter is adorable, Maria.
This reminds me of our goats we raised when the kids were little.
Cute memory board idea.
xxoo

Le Vert Logis said...

Great pleausure to go to your little world !
A bientôt

Vintage Home said...

Great news...soap sounds wonderful!
Your tin bulletin board is a great! Thanks for sharing!

Deena said...

Love your blog, the picture of the little girl and goat is adorable. I am a photographer so I always notice pictures like this. I just started my new blog this week. I hope you will stop by and join as a follower. It's a lot about farm life, cooking, decorating, projects, animals, etc

Ashley said...

How exciting!! I can't wait to check out the soaps!! Xoxoxo

M.B. Captured said...

Loving that ceiling tin board/frame. So creative.

Sara Duckett said...

Thank you Maria! That goat looks like such fun! You have one talented family! :o) xoxo

Carrie Rowe said...

FUN! I live in Kalispell, so it's fun to see your adventures in Montana. Looking forward to the soap!

Melaine Thompson said...

so excited to see Sara!

Silvina Soave said...

hermosas fotografías! y hermoso tu blog! saludos desde Argentina!!

keity said...

Wow,using the ceiling tin as a flame?
What a nice idea!!!
And your photo is always beautiful:)

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

I adore goats and used to have two Pygmy goats, Noah and Molly. I love the tin memory board and I'll be visiting your shop to check out those tins. What a great idea! P.S. Montana is beautiful country — one of my favorite places.

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Stumbled upon your blog and can't believe I haven't seen it before....but so glad I found you. Beautiful photos...just love them. What a fun and busy life you have. Thanks for sharing so much of your life through such beautiful photography :-)

Best Wishes
Elizabeth :-)

June said...

I love the memory board Maria. And oh---the goat photos are darling. I wish her great luck with the new line of soaps.
I had no idea your family was so large. How fun to have 9 siblings! I thought my six was a lot :)

WhiteWhispers2u said...

I love anything ceiling tile! I have a soft spot for Montana my husband was raised there, we lived there for 6 years and my youngest was born there.It was very east though and western Montana is so much prettier.
So I would love to try the soaps. I know there are many talented people living in Montana.~Cheers Kim

electric scooters said...

I really like this blog.This one prettiest pictures frame using antique tin tiles.It look so fabulous.I really like this babies.

Esther said...

Love your blog!
Thanks for sharing.

sheepy hollow said...

You have a beautiful extended family, 4-legged included (we also raise dairy goats - they are the sweetest!)

I love to drop-in and visit...

Sending love your way!

Gaffey Productions said...

such a simple but yet great idea.. has to be admired. I am a big fan of your site :)

Rie said...

cute idea Maria! can't wait for the soaps. i'm going to have to try them. i'm such a sucker for that sort of thing!! i was at whole foods today and bought some goat milk soap (almond scented) on impulse!

Deserae said...

Can't wait to try to the soaps...love the memory board too! I am now following you on blogger..so glad I found your blog!!!
~Des

Amber said...

Just found your blog and I love it! Gonna have to come back when the boys nap so I can read past posts! :)

Little Leslie said...

I love the frames, and I also love goat's milk soap. It's so rich and creamy. I buy it for my mother in law, and she says it's the best for her skin. I guess I'll have to buy it from you now.
Let me know how much.
Les

Tracy said...

Awwwww I miss living in the country and getting to have animals/pets like goats and chickens. :(

Love the ceiling tin idea! Too cute!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for sharing the ceiling tile idea. I've had one sitting here and didn't know what to do with it. Now I have something. Sometimes the simplest projects are the best ones.

Judy said...

You have a gorgeous blog. I just say you featured over at Janell's and had to stop by. I am your latest follower. Looking forward to keeping up with your blog.

Michele said...

Your blog has truly been an inspiration to me. I just recently started one.