September 16, 2016


so, much for a super awesome 33'rd birthday.

or if awesome equals having a swollen t-rex arm that just kind of hangs there...then...well, i'm pretty awesome.

and to make things worse, my farmer's birthday was a few days ago. he didn't even get any birthday lovin'. poor guy.

but you know what he did get? a cake from whole foods (because i wasn't about to attempt to bake a cake one handed) and i hung a birthday banner. i REALLY wanted to blow up balloons...but that is yet another task that can't be accomplished with one hand.

oh! in case you missed it - read all about how i broke my elbow last saturday.

but before you do that...

1 | grab this here snazzy summer-themed button and link back to Sept. Farm.
2 | link up your post at the bottom of this post.
3 | tell all your friends + have a fantastic friday.

my five - 

1 | did you see?

i totally opened up another little etsy shop! i have two.

i have my first shop - Karli Bell Branding & Design where i take care of all your blogging / small business needs. and then i opened another one!

Wink & Ink Paperie is going to be a little invitation / announcement / party paper goods shoppe. oh! and i'm going to do all the designing / printing / cutting / packaging...right here on the farm.

just waiting on that first sale...

tick tock tick tock.

2 | designs
oh! you want to see a few designs? so happy to oblige!

3 | big farm accident
you guys - yesterday as my farmer was driving back with the girls from mccall i received a phone call from one of our employees. all i heard was, "you need to come here. i'm by the rodeo grounds."

i was like...yeah. okay. 

admittedly, i'm never one to blow things up until i have time to assess for myself. i always assume things aren't as bad as what someone is making them out to be. i'm not sure what that's called, but in this case, i was dead wrong. 

as i was approaching the scene a firetruck slowed me down and told me to "be careful. there's an accident up ahead." i drove around the curve, and there it was. 
our tractor and baler were kind of pulled off to the side and then a truck facing the wrong was was completely smashed in. i parked, jumped out and got all the details. 
long story short - we were all surprised the driver of the truck walked away with no injuries. also...our employee was completely fine. just super shook he should have been. he thought he killed the guy. and lastly - it was the truck driver's fault. we're not sure if he fell asleep or has a medical condition or what...but he was in the oncoming lane going about 50 mph. our employee tried to steer out of his way...but tractors don't exactly turn on a dime. he slammed into our baler and spun. the road was blocked up for a good 20 minutes...but it's a situation like that that makes you appreciate living in a super small town. i knew both the sheriff and the paramedic - which was super reassuring.
4 | my gals are home
there is nothing sweeter than a reunion. yesterday, after the accident situation, my farmer brought my two best gals back to me. i was greeted with squeals and hugs and "mama!" and kisses was glorious. 

later on...i couldn't make dinner and i couldn't change sawyer's disgusting diaper. and while i did offer all the verbal support, it was kind of nice. don't tell my farmer. here's to four weeks of no diaper duty!

in my defense - i totally did the dishes.

5 | happy weekend!
here's to a little champagne sippin', birthday cake eatin', cuddle my best gals weekend!

link up time!


  1. I'm not one to blow things up before I know what's going on, either. But holy crap, that does NOT look like a minor accident!! I'm glad everyone is okay, and on a happier note, I love your invitation designs! - Dorrie @ Rt 1 US 1

  2. Girl! You've had a crazy week. So glad no one was injured and you have your gals back. Happy Friday!

  3. Girl! You've had a crazy week. So glad no one was injured and you have your gals back. Happy Friday!

  4. Dang, girl! Here's to hopefully an uneventful weekend! Hang in there!

  5. I'm so sorry you got hurt. I hope it heals quickly! Thank God everyone was okay in that accident. The truck does not look good!

  6. Wow, so glad everyone is ok! What a crazy accident. Enjoy being back with your girls and hopefully they are giving mommy extra loving with her hurt arm. Beautifully Candid

  7. So glad noone was seriously injured!!

  8. Oh my goodness, I am so happy to hear that everyone is okay! I hope you are always feeling better soon. I hope you have some time to relax this weekend :)

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  9. Yay for a new shop! Congrats, I hope it does well! And wow that is quite the accident. Your poor employee, seeing it coming and not being able to do anything about it! Super scary! Yay for weekends, enjoy, as much as one can enjoy a weekend with a broken elbow, boo!

  10. Oh my goodness, that accident looks so scary, so glad everyone is ok! And yay weekend!!!

  11. Holy cow, that is terrifying! SO glad everyone is okay. Not only should you be celebrating no diaper duty for the next four weeks, but you also need the most, low-key and relaxing four weeks after everything going on! Yikes!

  12. Bless your hearts. Praying your arms heals quickly.

  13. My word . . . you deserve some really awesome things to come your way after the motorcycle accident and now the tractor incident. Phew, glad the other gentleman was okay too! Hope you relaxed this weekend!

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  15. Wow, I'm glad that nobody was hurt in that accident, it could have been really bad. Eeek!

    Hope that the elbow is getting better & better with each day.


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