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Farm Chicks time is nearing and I couldn't be more excited. Each year, it feels like it's more fun than the last, and each year it continues to just brings out the JOY in all of us. This year we'll... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Farm Chicks
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When we built our dream home, our beloved farmhouse, I never imagined I'd be saying the words that we're moving away, but it's true. We are. Sometimes unexpected dreams develop and it's time to start a new life chapter. That's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
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We were really looking forward to seeing the country outside of Amsterdam, imagining it would be pretty picturesque. We sailed through the night aboard our Viking River Cruise ship and arrived at Hoorn early the next morning. This little harbor... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
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In my blog post yesterday, I shared that Colin and I just returned from the Tulips and Windmills Viking River Cruise which began and ended in Amsterdam. Our flight arrived at about 11am and a Viking representative was at the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
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Colin and I just returned from a Viking River Cruise aboard the Viking Mimir through the Netherlands and Belgium. I was a little worried that Colin might go slightly stir-crazy on a river cruise but he (and I!) had a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
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Going back to my earliest memories, I've always loved a theme, and if you've followed along with me for a while you know that each year I plan a theme for The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair and bring... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
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I held the Poster Release Party for this year's Farm Chicks Fair last weekend at Madeleine's Cafe and Patisserie in downtown Spokane. The treats were so delicious, the setting so darling, and I loved getting to celebrate with everyone who... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
Hi Shawn, What a fun evening! You guys were great at the game. :) Happy new year, Serena
Hi Jennie, thank you for asking. You are welcome to share and link.
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2018 on Treat Bags! at The Farm Chicks
Thank you, Monica. It’s always so fun bringing it all together!
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I'm so happy to release this year's Farm Chicks Fair poster! The Farm Chicks Fair is an annual vintage and handmade fair in Spokane, Washington. You can find all the details here, and watch for details on the upcoming Poster... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
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When I started my Farm Chicks dream in 2002, we were living in an small old schoolhouse at the base of Mt. Spokane and all of my work was done from the sofa and kitchen table. After we built our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at The Farm Chicks
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While MaryJane and I were visiting the Christmas markets, I was so completely inspired by all of the gingerbread and decided I wanted to make a big gingerbread statement piece when I returned. Every year I have so much fun... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at The Farm Chicks
Hi Cheryl, For the most part, the markets run from December 1 - just before Christmas, varying on the market. I didn't buy a lot, a few small gifts and household items. The trip was completely for the experience. I traveled with my mother-in-law because it was a special opportunity to have the time and experience together. We've never had a chance to travel together until now. My husband and I do a lot of traveling and have plans to visit the markets together in the future. :) All best, Serena
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2017 on Budapest at The Farm Chicks
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A few years ago, my friend Tiffany and I visited New York City during the holidays. It’s such a beautiful time of the year to visit, with the charm of the urban tree lots, Union Square Holiday Market (which is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at The Farm Chicks
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I just returned from a Viking Christmas Market River Cruise on the Danube River traveling through Hungary, Austria, and Germany. I thought I'd share my recommendations on what to pack for visiting the markets in winter while on a river... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2017 at The Farm Chicks
Hi Michelle, No, it was not a sponsored trip. I would have definitely disclosed if it was. A couple of our excursions were sponsored and I disclosed that in my post about the excursions. :) It's important to me to always be transparent when writing about my experiences. Truthfully, I won't write about something unless it's something I recommend because I don't want my blog to be about things I don't like. I hope that Viking takes my recommendations as well. I didn't meet anyone on the cruise that wasn't there with the main purpose being to visit the Christmas markets. Merry Christmas to you as well. Serena
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2017 on My Viking River Cruise at The Farm Chicks
I'm glad you enjoyed following along, Sara. :)
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2017 on Budapest at The Farm Chicks
I was so glad we were with Barbara too. She is lovely and the farm stole my heart!
It was really fun! I wrote a whole recap of the cruise portion if you're interested. http://www.thefarmchicks.com/farmchicks/2017/12/my-viking-river-cruise.html Merry Christmas, Monica! Hugs, Serena
Hi Michelle, Thanks for your questions. I have covered them in my blog post today. You can find it here: http://www.thefarmchicks.com/farmchicks/2017/12/my-viking-river-cruise.html :) Serena
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2017 on Regensburg, Germany at The Farm Chicks
Colin wasn't with me :) I was with my mother-in-law, MaryJane. We both tried the treats and loved what we had. Cute and delicious!
What fun decorations to have!
We were on the Viking Egil.
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2017 on My Viking River Cruise at The Farm Chicks
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I first heard about Viking River Cruises from my friend, Elaine, who highly recommended Viking, has traveled the world extensively, and been on countless ocean and river cruises. I've never been interested in an ocean cruise but a river cruise... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2017 at The Farm Chicks