Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday 25% off sale!

Today only ... 25% OFF Total Purchase! (sorry, not good on previous purchases).

Check out our latest artwork!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We did!! Here was us yesterday:

Have fun with your holiday shopping! I hope you get lots of great deals on-line and in the stores!

Therese ;-)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Costume Contest Winner!

Here is our adorable little winner! There were so many GREAT entries ... ADORABLE!! Thank you to all that entered. Even my judges had a hard time picking their favorite!

Our judges:

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Best Costume Contest!

Wow, did this year go fast! It feels like I just did this the other month! Remember our cute little winner from last year? What a cutie!

Enter your child in our "Best Costume Contest." Send your child's photo to Therese or visit our Facebook Page and attach your photo there. (BTW, did you know by becoming a fan on our facebook page we have secret sales that pop up for a day?!)

Anyhoo...Winner will receive a $25 gift certificate if photo is chosen! The judges (my daughter & son) will pick their favorites and then those two favs will be put into a hat. Enter your photo by November 2nd. Winner will be announced on Nov. 3rd.

Looking forward to seeing your kids! Good Luck!! Oh... got some new Teacher items coming this week!

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Alphabet & Number Art!

New Alphabet & Number Artwork listed on the website today.....

Don't see your theme listed? Just order one of these: Design your Own Alphabet Wall Art .... OR .... Design your Own Numbers Art.

I came across this site which I think is adorable!! What a great idea for a shower!!

Join me on Facebook & Twitter!

(I said I didn't think I was a twittering type of girl .. but actually it's fun!).

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Elizabeth Toile Artwork ~ NEW

Have you ever in your life seen such a dramatic crib? Fit for a princess ... no joke! Ok... so I'm a little jealous .. I wish my little one had that in her nursery!! ;o)

I finally finished some Elizabeth Toile artwork someone requested me to do. It coordinates with PBK's bedding ... which is getting harder to find .. it is a popular bedding .. and you can see why! If you just love pastels ... pinks especially ... this Toile bedding is for you! I see there is plenty available on ebay. If you have a little girl and don't know what theme to go with ... I am suggesting the Elizabeth Toile ... you can't go wrong with a fairytale room or nursery!

Five Random things about me this week:

1. Just bought a fun work out book! I LOVE it!

2. McDonald's is my favorite fast food place (I know... kind of crazy with Chic-fil-A here in the South) .. I love their lattes!

3. I love purses! I don't need another purse .. I just want one for the Fall! ;-)

4. I am still BF with my HS friends! Even if we are 700 miles away from each other!

5. Come 6:00 pm Friday I will be pouring myself a big glass of red wine. ;-)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Newest Items

Have you seen our newest items yet? NAME ART in both matte paper prints ready to frame and in ready to hang canvas. You choose a QUOTE or SCRIPTURE or anything you want to go under the name and initial. (of course you don't have to any wording there ... but that is what makes these so unique).

Also added is our new ANGEL Canvas Art: A unique PERSONALIZED CANVAS WALL ART PRINT made especially for YOUR child! I painted the Angel holding a Banner waiting for your Daughter's name. I also used several fabrics (some by pbk) to finish off the designs.

You also get to choose your options: hair color/eye color/etc. These little angels are meant to look like your little angel! See more details on the website!

5 Random things about me:

1. Fall is my favorite time of the year ... my favorite colors.

2. I love ETSY! (Have you been there?)

3. I don't know if I'm a twittering type of girl ?

4. I am the 5th of 6 children.

5. I have lived in the South for almost 27 years now.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Brooke Owl Sale this Week!

All Brooke items on sale this week!
(sorry, sale does not apply to previous purchases).

We moms are always looking for something NEW to put on the dinner table aren't we? Well, I found the BEST One-Pot Chicken recipe that I LOVE and my children LOVE (how awesome is that?). I am now on the hunt for more EASY one-pot recipes!!! Does anyone have one they would like to share??

Here is the recipe:

Pesto Chicken Bake

In a large roasting pan, mix 2.5 lbs of chicken (I use skinless boneless strips) ... you can use bone-in thighs or drumsticks or breasts too! 1.5 lbs of BABY RED potatoes, a pint of grape or cherry tomatoes, 1/2 cup (or 1/2 jar) of pesto (found in the deli or produce section), 2 tbsp of water, 2 tsp of olive oil, salt & pepper to taste. Mix everything in the pan and bake at 425 for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

I brought this to a friend who just had surgery and she immediately texted me and asked for the recipe. It is soooo yummy!! I look forward to getting some new one-pot recipes from you!

Five (5) Random things about me:

1. I don't like to cook that much!
2. I am actually sticking to my walking routine now.
3. My dog goes everywhere with me!
4. I have become addicted to Facebook.
5. I love unsweet ice tea with lots of lemon!

Monday, August 10, 2009

New Product Line & 15% OFF Sale!

I am really excited to bring a new product line to the store .... CLOCKS!

These are all vivid in color and will brighten up any nursery or bedroom. Each wooden clock is handcrafted and features brass accents, black hands with quartz movement for accurate time keeping.

You see so many kid's clocks out there that are plastic .. and I didn't want to go that route ... I wanted the clocks to have a boutique feel to them so I decided to make them on wood. These will coordinate with my canvas wall art and nail covers. They will complete the room for sure! I know when I had my nurseries I had to have a clock! Each of my kids have asked me for clocks as they were growing up... everyone likes to know what time it is! Please be sure to check them out .. especially now while our 15% Sale is going on!

When I go out of town I put on a 15% total off SALE for the inconvenience of waiting for your items. I will be closed Tuesday, August 11th through Tuesday, August 18th.

Simply type this code in check out to redeem your discount: OOTSale0809.

All items will ship between August 20-28.

I thought it would be fun to share some random things about myself once a week so you can get to know me better.

Here are five random things this week!

1. I CAN'T start a day without coffee.

2. I'm a Fox News watcher.

3. I am a night owl and love to sleep in.

4. I love to bake.

5. My favorite books to read are about nutrition and health (even though I can be a junk food junkie!).

I will check my emails periodically while I am gone ... so if you need to ask me something I will get back with you as soon as I can. I am shipping out all orders that were placed .. so no worries about any orders placed before today.

Thanks for blogging with me! --Therese ;-)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Custom Boutique Nap Mat Covers

With school around the corner ... and I mean around the corner (next week where I live!) ... this may interest some of my mom readers! I just LOVE these! My good friend, Eloisa, of creates these one of a kind nap mat covers. The colors are scrumptious!

With so many uses, Nap Mats are a must have accessory to have for any child. Use them for sleep overs, child care, school and more!

Will fit over KinderMat {Tm} nap mats: measuring about 22" x 47" with enough room to slide the mat inside.

Fully padded and lined: to add comfort and stable construction for your child.

Velcro {Tm} closures: Easy open and close for better cleaning, all you do is slip the mat on and off through the Velcro {Tm} closures for washing.

Easy carrying design: they have 2 handles for your little one to carry as a suitcase, and also 2 tie around straps with Velcro {Tm} closures so your little one can easily open and close it plus light, compact design.

Choose from any of our fabric combination, first fabric for the cover and second fabric for the handles and ties. {Minky fabric cannot be used for the straps and handles}

Choose to purchase the cover only or the cover and the KinderMat {Tm} together. {We carry the "Earth Friendly" KinderMat Tm design}

Recommended Ages:Appropriate for toddlers, preschool children and some school age children.

Assembly:Some Assembly Required

Get 20% off your nap mat NOW!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

On Vacation .. 15% OFF SALE

I am back from California ... and oh did we have a great time at my niece's wedding! I have never been to Wine Country before! I met my 5 siblings there and it sure was nice getting together again for a happy occasion! (it was my dad's funeral the last time).

This is my sister and I:

So, it has been a busy few days around here getting orders processed so they can be shipped before my next trip! I am leaving to drive with my 2 kids to Chicago (gulp!) to go see my mom. My mom hasn't seen the kids in several years (she doesn't travel anymore). It's about a 13 hr drive, so I will probably do it in 2 days .... why hurry?!

Farmhousefive will reopen on July 14th .... but during the week of July 5th through July 13th we are running a 15% off your total purchase sale! Just type JulySale in check out to get the percentage taken off. (sorry, sale doesn't apply to previous purchases).

Hope you had a wonderful 4th! Our's was low key spending the day with family.

Please click here to read about a precious little girl ... Kate ...

She is a friend of one of my customers, and really needs everyone's prayers! She had brain surgery on July 3rd for an aggressive malignant tumor. Please click here to read more about her and specific prayer requests on the right side of our blog (Caring Bridge) . The video is really touching .... be sure to have a kleenex handy. Thank you so much!

Monday, June 22, 2009


Hello!! We hope you are enjoying your summer so far! We have closed the store until July 1st. Our Store will reopen July 2 and close again on July 6 through July 13.

10% off Entire Purchase: Enter Code: Ship-by-July-5

Therese's niece is getting married outside of Santa Rosa, California on June 27 .. so that is where we will be the first part of our store closing. After we come home for several days, Therese will take her kids, grab her new Garmin, and drive up to Chicago to see her Mom for a week. Mom hasn't seen the kids in several years ... so I decided to take the plunge and drive. We will be leaving hubby and dog behind, so I am glad to have the Garmin for this trip. (I told you in my last blog I bought it for him, but truthfully I bought it for me ... LOL ... don't tell him!).

I am not leaving until Thursday (June 25) so if you have any questions, please email me. Otherwise I will not be near a computer so it will be July 2nd.

Hope you have a great week!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Weekly Sale

Hi.. I hope the summer finds you well! School is just about over everywhere .. yeah~!

We are back from our first little family vacation (visiting the in-laws and then to a beach destination) .. it was wonderful. I thought I'd surprise my husband with a brand new Garmin (GPS) for our trip. The kids enjoyed it more than him I think! Anyhow, we plugged in his parent's address (about 600 miles away) and off we went! We started driving the way we normally take but then the Garmin told us to take a left. We were like "should we?" and thought "why not!" So, it took us through every little town through Southern Georgia and every little town through Florida! We didn't take one major highway ... not one! When we saw I-95 off in the distance we were wondering why it didn't take us onto the interstate .. weird. So, we finally got there ... about 2 extra hours of driving because of the Garmin ... but we enjoyed the slow pace of the towns. When we stopped at a store about a block away from his parents, my son was looking at the set up of the Garmin and realized we were set up for walking mode! Oh my gosh, we laughed so hard ... no wonder we were on all side streets! We were sure to set it up correctly on the way home.... ;-) Other than that I love this GPS ... I plan on using it a lot (since I tend to get lost a lot!).

There is a sale on everything in the store... check it out! For my bloggers put this code in check out and get an additional 5% off too: GARMIN

I made these swim party invitations for my daughter ... I think they turned out cute! I can do something like this for your child if you are interested... just pick one of my themes.

Katherine McBride was our May GiveawayWinner! She won a $25 gift certificate. Congratulations, Katherine!!! This month we are giving away an 11x14 letter print of your choice:

Melissa O'Regan was our May Review winner and gets a $25 gift certificate. Thank you, Melissa! Be sure to leave a review on the item(s) you purchased so you can be entered too.

Have a great week!


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

15% Off Sale!

Summer is here in Georgia! I can't believe my kids are out of school ALREADY! Well, they're happy! I'm happy! I love being out of the drive to school routine. ;-) We are closing the store for a week to go to Florida to visit my husband's parents and then off to another area to vacation. Please enjoy a 15% discount off your TOTAL purchase while the store is closed. All orders will be processed and shipped after June 2nd. All emails will be answered after June 2nd.

The code to use in check out to get your 15% off is: Summer

Sorry, this sale is not applied to previous purchases. Sale starts Tuesday, May 26 and runs thru June 2.

Check out the homepage ... new Pirate artwork is up. Next in line is Kitty Cat artwork....
Have a good week!


Friday, May 15, 2009

15% off sale!

Enjoy a 15% discount on your total purchase at now through Thursday, May 21st! We will be closed Monday through Thursday due to illustration deadlines that need to be met! I'll give you a hint on what the book is about ... "Bugs!" One of my favorite things to draw.

The code to enter in check out is: BUGS0509

(Sorry... this does NOT apply to previous purchases.)

For those of you that have placed orders this past week.. no worries, your items will be shipped early next week. Look how cute this Teacher Print is on canvas:

Thanks to Kimberley who wrote me after she received her canvas:

You Rock!!!!! I love the canvas and can't wait for her to see it! Perfect as usual!!! Thanks so much!!! Kimberley B.

I appreciate getting emails and reviews so I know that you are happy with your purchase. Please be sure to leave a review when you receive your item (and you'll be entered into our monthly drawing).

This month we are giving away another $25 gift certificate. Last month we had a record number of entries for the gift certificate so we decided to give it away again for May. Enter here.

My kids are out of school a week from today! I can't believe it.... can you? Where did this school year go? Looking forward to a wonderful summer .. we have a lot of little trips planned to see family and friends.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

New Items & Weekly Sale

New Cat in the Hat Items:

Weekly Sale: Wood Signs, Nail Covers/Knobs, Letter Wall Art and Door Hangers.

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Teacher Appreciation Week!

Did you know it was Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-9th ? Check out this cute sign to give to her from her "little monkeys":

Just order "Design your Own" Wood Sign and let us know exactly what you would like on the sign for her.

Very cute on her desk!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Store Closed enjoy 15% off

Our store will be closed for my dad's funeral and family time. Please enjoy 15% OFF your total purchase until we return, April 21st. Simply enter 41520 in check out ( All emails will be responded to next week. Thank you! ---Therese

Sunday, April 12, 2009

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Little did I know when I closed the store for "Spring Break" that I would lose my Dad. After suffering with Parkinson's for the last few months, his heart gave way while he was sleeping and he died peacefully. He passed away on Palm Sunday. (My son was born one Palm Sunday morning 16 years ago). He died the day after my son's birthday, and I'm so glad it wasn't on my son's birthday. Busy week celebrating my 2 kid's birthdays.... and mourning in-between them. God always has perfect timing because I was caught up with work and put the store on closed-mode and then it happened. He was cremated and my siblings (I am one of six) .. are coming in for the funeral on Thursday. I will be closing the store again on Wednesday thru Tuesday (4/14-21).

Meanwhile we have lots of orders and will get them out as fast as we can. Some of you left notes about needing them for showers, etc., so if you did order something and it is needed quickly, please email me. All orders will ship as quickly as possible.

"And with your final heartbeat Kiss the world goodbye Then go in peace, and laugh on Glory's side, and Fly to Jesus... Fly to Jesus.... Fly to Jesus and live!"

Me & My Dad
My Sister, Dad, & Me

Dad '08
Thanks for listening. Hope you had a blessed Easter weekend! xoxox --Therese

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spring Break 20% OFF

It's spring break ... and I'm ready! My two kids have birthdays (the 4th and the 8th) and this farmhouse needs major cleaning and organizing! I am looking forward to spending time with the kids and doing things around town and celebrating birthdays and baking 2 cakes (well, maybe not!).

Whenever I close the store I offer a store-wide discount to my bloggers and my website newsletter subscribers. Take 20% off your next purchase at Offer good April 3-10. Code in check out is SpringFling.

Here are a few NEW items:

"Reach for the Stars"

Ladybug Baby that coordinates with Kidsline I've added a blonde girl hugging her horse after several requests:

Here she is on a letter print:

March Monthly Drawing winner was Michelle Marlow! She won 2 door hangers of her choice. The monthly review winner was Kate Mandel! She won a $25 gift certificate to FH5. All you have to do is leave a review for the item(s) you purchased & received and you are automatically entered into our monthly drawing.

April's monthly drawing is giving away a $25 gift certificate to our site:

I think most of you will be having your spring break next week too .. so I hope you have a wonderful & safe week! All emails will be responded to after April 10th. No worries if you placed an order this week, it will be shipped before we close.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Letter SALE!

Hello! Just want to let you know that there is a LETTER SALE going on now thru Friday! Upgrade your letter print to canvas and get the discount too! (sorry, sale is not applied to previous purchases).

Gave the website and blog a little facelift over the weekend. ;o) The background is so ME!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sweet Little Peas!

How adorable is this picture?!! I met a new friend this week through ebay and she became a gramma to these PRECIOUS triplet girls a few weeks ago! What sweet little peas! She sent me the most adorable photos of them ... loved looking at each one .. so artistic and sweet! If I had babies again this is what I would do ... find a creative photographer and get really unique shots! It would be so worth the money to capture these moments for a lifetime!

Funny thing is I had done some sweet pea artwork awhile back and never did anything with it and I just made a door hanger and a baby birth print the same day she mailed me this photo! I had to ask her if I could use it!

The door hanger is generic, but of course I can put any name or saying on it! So, I have this one sitting here without a little doorknob to hang on ... how about I give it away this weekend? Sunday and Monday you can enter into our Sweet Pea Door Hanger Giveaway. On Tuesday morning a random name will be drawn and the winner will get this sweet pea door hanger sent to them! I love this because it will go in any girl's nursery ... the colors are simple enough to go with any bedding. It will look cute on the closet door or nursery door ... even hanging from a dresser drawer. So... just click here to enter and please put your name along with "Sweet Pea" next to it so we don't get it confused with our monthly drawing. Have you seen our March drawing? We are giving away two (2) door hangers in your theme. One to keep and one to give away as a gift.

Congratulations to Jennifer Temple. She was our February Winner! She won a 8x10 Canvas Print of her choice & a coordinating Nail Cover. We've added a few new nail covers ... check them out.

Diane M. was our February monthly review winner. She won a $25 gift certificate to farmhousefive. If you purchased and are happy with your item(s) please be sure to leave a review(s). You are entered for each item you leave a review on. Your odds of winning are better than the lottery .... LOL!

My SIL sent me this email about all the things you can do with coffee filters. Who would know? I have them posted on the right side of the blog. We tried a few things, such as draining oil thru the filter (for our fry daddy) ... worked great. If you have fun tips you'd like to share, please email me and I'll post them. That is one reason I like the blog "Steals & Deals" ... Mandy & Abby find great deals ... and we are all trying to save money these days ... so the more tips the better!

Have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

3 Days Left

Canvas Wall Art is on Sale thru Saturday, March 7th. 10% off any canvas or canvas set. Type code Canvas10 in check out. Have a great weekend!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Some new items

Spring is almost here and that means summer is around the corner! YEAH! I love the warmer weather! Sleeping in ... and going to the pool! A customer asked if I would do a swim team type letter art ... and I thought ... yes, that would be fun .... my daughter has several friends on a swim team and these would make cute & original gifts.

Another customer told me she needed a Name Meaning Sign for a mother that just gave birth to twins! A girl & a boy! (notice the birth info underneath the names). If you ever need a gift for twins .. keep this in mind ... ;0)

A new theme we carry .... Jungle LUV: