I would like to welcome you to my blog. I am very flattered that you came for a visit. I would like to invite to grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back, and enjoy your visit.
Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day! And know that you made my day blessed by stopping by. :D

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I've been tagged! :D

I've been tagged by Cathy Jean at
of Home Sweet Home, Noble. So now to follow
the way of things...
First you should go check her out if you haven't
already. She is such a sweet lady!! :D

Now, for the rules... as follows...

Rule #1 ~ Link to the person that tagged you.
Rule #2 ~ Post the rules on your Blog.
Rule #3 ~ Write 6 random things about yourself.
Rule #4 ~ Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
Rule #5 ~ Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their Blog. Rule #6 ~ Let the tagger know your entry is up.

#1. I love to read blogs!!! I know... no kidding... as everyone can tell.
Just look at my sidebar and all of them listed! I could spent a total
24 hours doing so. (Minus the time needed to get sustenance....
and visiting the Powder Room.) lol I have made soooooo many new friends
because of this!! And who doesn't love having friends?

#2. I enjoy cooking for a big group. Just don't get much chance to
do this anymore. Our children grew up... we don't have their friends
trekking in anymore. My hubby had a heart attack last year in July...
so all I get to cook now is healthy foods... (which don't get me wrong is good,
but I LOVE to cook the comfort foods!!) So I only get to cook this when it
is the holidays.

#3. I could spend a whole day doing nothing but sitting in a my rocking
chair, reading a good book. I love a good book!!! And it could be anything
from a good fiction, to a romance novel, to a how to {if it has pictures ;-)} lol

#4. I really should have had this one as number 1, but my brain ain't very quick
today... I love to spend time with my hubby, he is soo sweet, (even thou he doesn't
like to mentioned much) he is always thinking of ways to surprise me! (one example,
doesn't tell me when he is taking days off work) Sometimes this is like all things, good
and others it can be a pain. BUT God did give a wonderful one to charish!!!
(THANK YOU!) I love to also spend time with my children, and grandchildren,
which I sure everyone can tell by reading the rest of my blog lol.

#5. My favorite food is....... oh how I am having fun right this moment trying to
decide on just one!! So I would have to say I have more than one! Chocolate...
Ice cream... potato chips... Cinnamon rolls... and of course COOKIES of any sort!
(Best ones are... Grandma Fisher's Oatmeal Cookies... andGrandma Lydia's
Peppernut Cookies!!) The peppernuts recipe I will give you later... maybe.
I have to check with my mother in law to see if it is okay to give it out!!
(It was her hubby's mothers recipe... Some of them they don't give out...
so if I want to stay in the family... I had better check!!) But I am hoping to
share it anyway.

#6. Last but not least.... my house is never completely a finished
work. It is always under new remodeling or redecorating!! I must
have ADD or ADHD... I can't stand to have things stay the same
forever. I only seem to be happy when changing something about
my house... whether it be just painting... redo the wall art... or
making a new slip cover for the couch.... changing the top cover on
the beds... making different curtains for rooms... or just taking it
apart and putting it back together again!! (My children and husband
told me a long time ago... "We don't come into a dark room and just
sit.... We WILL be sitting on the floor, or a table, anything but the
chair that was there this morning!!!")

I hope everyone enjoys reading the ramblings of this nut ;D
And yes Cathy Jean, this is Hard work to think of 6 things
to tell everyone. lol. But I did it!! :D

And now for passing it on....

1. Scoti at http://redcinnamonprims.blogspot.com/

2. Monica S. at http://monicas-english-version.blogspot.com/

3. Pam at http://basketsnprims.blogspot.com/

4. Cinde at http://cindeesgarden.blogspot.com/

5. Jill at http://athomeinthecountryjill.blogspot.com/

and last but not least!!
6. Lea at http://farmhouseblessings.blogspot.com/

it really is hard to pick JUST six!!
I want to know more about everyone!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderfully blessed day!!!
I am off to a family nite at Taryn's school... I am working
so Scoti can enjoy it with the kids!! :D

Also don't forget to SMILE...
You will get on in return!!!
Remember to Live well, Laugh often,
and to LOVE much!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Wedding bench pics

Here is a couple of photos of my bench I made for our neighbors daughter, she was wed last Saturday to her lovely husband. Anyway... I promised pics...
This was her wedding gift for our house to hers!

I had to cut each side with a hand saw to get them to fit snuggly.
(Boy, I had no idea how satisfing this could be... :D)
I found out from her family that this is her favorite saying...
So, it was meant to be!
The bench has storage under the seat!!
The cushion has a brown material
with daisies on it...
and the words to the Daisy crazy song!!
saying that I love you daisy...
Kinda a given for a wedding huh?
I hope you all having a wonderfully blessed day!!
Also don't forget to SMILE...
You will get on in return!!!
Remember to Live well, Laugh often,
and to LOVE much!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I got my Christmas Stocking!!! :D Sue 100th post too!!

A quick addition!! Sue is posting her 100th post today!! Please run over and check it out!!

Oh my goodness!! I am soooooooo HAPPY!! I got a box from Sue, http://sue-thecottonpatch.blogspot.com/ , its my Christmas stocking swap partner!! (BTW Robin dear, THANK YOU!!!! You did a wonderful job matching us up!!! :D)
Anyway, back to my box... I got sooooooo excited... I forgot to take a pic before I opened the box!!! But my head did come back... and I remember to take a pic right after I opened it!!!

Here is box of goodies!!!

Look at this box FULL!!

I calmly... (HAHAHA) unpacked it put it out on my table to take a pic....

Look at all of this!!! Don't you just love!!! that stocking!!!
Oh Sue!! Such a beautiful handmade stocking!!!

This is everything unwrapped!!
Check it all out....

My stocking...
(It's already hung for Christmas!!!)
Did I mention... I LOVE IT!!!!! ??

O what a great Santa!! He's a tea light!!
AND he has already found his home too!!

Sue, how did you know I wear CHRISTMAS SOCKS??!!!
I have several pairs that I start wearing two weeks before...
Some of which are now thread bare...
and my card with a lovely message is next :D
(Sue dear, your sooooo sweet!!)
And a note pad... its magnetic!!! :D
So I can put it on the frig for notes!!!

OH do you remember these adorable little fellows??
She made these wonderfully adorable little gingerbread ornies!!
When I opened them... THEY SMELLED SOOOOOO GOOD!!! :D

They say "Taryn" "b" and "Brock"
Aren't they just to die for!!!!?
Sue you are such a dear!!! :D
These handmade ornies will be on my tree for the rest of my life!!!!
(I will ALWAYS think of you my dear!!)

And this wonderful sign!! I already have it up too!! :D
AND GIRLS... do remember these wonderful ornies?
She also made these beautiful Santa ornies!!
She has a how to tutorial on her blog!!

the jellies she made for me!!
One is Muscadine Jelly!!
Kinda tastes like grape... but BETTER!!)
I know what I will be having for breakfast for quite a while now!! :D
and Peach preserves!!! (My hubby's FAVORITE!!)

and this magnificent throw blanket!!!
She put our name on it!!! :D
And oooooooo it is sooooooo warm!!! and SOFT!!!!! :D

And here is me with this magnificent throw!!
(Sorry for the yellow background!! No Flash!
And if you look really close to my right wrist...
you will know why I haven't been blogging for a day or two!)
I messed it up... not sure how... just turned it...
and it snapped... and now it hurts to lift... or anything else!!
BTW... Can you see that BIG SMILE???
Sue you put it there!!! :D
That is also why... it takes me sooooo long to type...
SOOO I Called Sue to tell her THANK YOU!!!
She has a beautiful southern accent!!
And her personality... makes you just want to reach out and
For making my day soooooo special!!
And for the record... I think she has been to my house for Christmas too!
All of the ornies are going on our tree this year will be hand made...
And hers are going to be the first to go on!! :D
Thank you my very special friend!! :D
My heart is soooo full of love and joy!!!!!!!!!
God blessed me with a wonderful new friend!!
(And Robin... Thank you again dear for hosting,
so as I could meet this wonderful new friend too!
and introducing us too! :D)

Remember to say Thank you daily to everyone around you!!
They are precious today... yesterday... and even more so tomorrow!!
Give them a big hug today!!

I hope all of you are as specially blessed as I am today!! :D

Also don't forget to SMILE...
You will get on in return!!!
Remember to Live well, Laugh often,
and to LOVE much!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

And the WINNERS ARE.....

Well all... I know I am a day late...
but for those that know me...
Anyway... for all of you waiting to see who wins..
I had nine people sign up...
I would like to say THANK YOU!! So much for signing up!!

Here are what we were drawing for...

The glass for one... and the prims for two...

Taryn drew for the glass...

Brock drew for the prims...

Enough of the suspense huh? Well the winners are..

Kim from Simple Needs won the prim items...
A sign... a wall hanging...
five salt dough ornies... and three cinna-minis
Congratulations KIM!!! :D

Robin from The Robin's Nest won the glass items...
two glass platters... Hohoho... Peace...
and three green ornies.
Congratulation to Robin too!!! :D

Thank you to all that entered...
it meant so much to me that you all entered!!
Your all very sweet!! Thank you for your comments
all through out the year!!!
Looking forward to seeing and hearing more from everyone.
I hope you all have a wonderful day!!

To all a very Happy day!! :D

Also don't forget to SMILE...
You will get on in return!!!
Remember to Live well, Laugh often,
and to LOVE much!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

HURRY!!!!!!!!! Little more than 12 hours left to sign up for GIveaway!! and Fat Friday too!!

There is less than 12 hours left to sign up for my 50th post Giveaway!!!
Taryn will draw for the glass and Brock will draw for the prims at Noon
on Saturday... so you need to hurry and sign up. When you do... please tell
me if you want prims or glass!! Good luck!!! :D Here are the prims... a sign that reads "Home is where the story begins." , five salt dougn ornies,
three cinna-minis, and a Christmas wall hanging...(has to be coffee stained... and framed) that reads, "Please Santa, no coal!"
And the glass, which includes three green Christmas ornies, a red Hohoho, a green Peace, and two glass platters.
Now hurry and sign up!! Looking forward to the drawing tomorrow! :D
Turtle Cake
1 German Chocolate cake mix
14 ounce caramels
1/2 cup evaporated milk
3/4 cup butter (1 stick and 4 Tablespoons)
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
Heath Bar chips (optional)

Mix German chocolate cake mix according to directions on box and pour half of the batter into a 9x13 inch cake pan, bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Melt the caramels with the evaporated milk and butter, spread this mixture over the half of batter baked above. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and pecans. Pour remaining batter into pan and bake for 20 minutes. Cool completely. Frost and sprinkle with Heath Bar chips, if desired. Now for the fun part... lets eat!!! :D

Hope everyone is having a wonderfully blessed Friday!!! I did!!
I finished my bench for the wedding today...
on time!!!
Pics next weekend...
(Bride won't get to see it until then, at her parents! :D)

Also don't forget to SMILE...
You will get on in return!!!
Remember to Live well, Laugh often,
and to LOVE much!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veteran's Day!!! MY THANKS!! and some giveaway info!!!

First of all I would like to take this time so say "THANK YOU!!" to all our country's veteran!!
We owe you soooooo much for the freedoms that we sometimes take for granted!!! I went to a Veteran's day celebration today at Taryn's school... SCC... and it was soooo great to see the youngsters of our community taking the time to learn about what the veteran of the country has done for them... and the celebration that they took the time to do was sooo great!! Taryn's school sang songs... the high school students put together a program to say their thanks!!! I took a video for Papa to see... he couldn't get off work. (He is a veteran, of the Vietnam conflict) and Taryn had invited him... so he gets to view the video of her singing (and the rest of the grade school) "Remember" . It was very touching!! My dad was a veteran of the Korean war. Dad has been gone now for 30 years this last March. So it means a lot to me to see them celebrating all the armed forces!!! My brother was in the Army too. My step dad was in the Army also. SO you can see how dear this celebration was to me!! When they honored the fallen soldiers... I CRIED TOO!!! That was such a touching tribute!!!! So when you see a veteran... don't forget to tell them "THANK YOU" too. :D

Taryn has had a rough five days now....(She almost missed the celebration at school today... She is suffering with hives...) The dear sweet little one has them on the inside! She just gets all jumpy and starts crying!!! I can't imagine not being able to itch them!!! And being little... well just not FAIR!! Scoti is trying to find out what she is allergic too... but it is a slow process. We have started with the laundry soap... and the soap at school (hand washing). I just hope for her sake that we can figure it out soon!!! Scoti called doc again today... (Taryn went to docs on Monday... that is when we found out about them... and is taking benedryl for the itching effect. But the benedryl doesn't seem to be working very good.) Her teacher called Scoti... to come give her some more medicine... but because of day care... Scoti couldn't take all the kids... so she called me. And I took her medicine. She was having a rough time of it... but went to music class. I came home to get my camera for the program.... got back to school... and she was still itching!!! Her teacher said she was leaning against the wall... sliding up and down... trying to itch herself!!! We took her home to mom... (the whole time... Taryn was crying that she wanted to sing!!) When Scoti talked to doc... they can't see her again until tomorrow. Scoti called ER... the ER nurse told her she would just have to wait to see the doc tomorrow. I don't like that idea... neither does Scoti... but what can you do??? I am hoping the doc gives her some Steroids tomorrow!!! She shouldn't have to live like that!!! (My youngest had hives, she started at 6 mos. and didn't stop til she was 19!!! I know it is no fun to have a child in pain!!) I hope Taryn gets to where she is better!!! I will post more as we find out.

I would love to post some pics of what I am working on tomorrow... but it is a wedding gift... so it will have to wait until after the wedding is over!!! I will post some then!!

Here is a give away from Susan at http://primandproperfolks.blogspot.com/2008/11/happy-holiday-giveaway.html zip on over and enter for this really adorable snowman!!!

And don't forget to zip down to my 50th post on November 10th... and enter my give away!!!
Check out the rules... and have fun!!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderfully blessed day!!!!!

Also don't forget to SMILE...
You will get on in return!!!
Remember to Live well, Laugh often,
and to LOVE much!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

50th Post Giveaway Added extra chances to win!!!

Ok all... here we go!!!
Sorry it took so long...
(Last week was really busy... explain more next post!!!)
ANYWAY... I would love to show you
what I have for the giveaway...
I will be having two...
One for the glass crowd...
And one for the prim crowd!!
The reason for this...
I couldn't decide what to giveaway...
So I will do both!!! :D
I hope you all will enjoy...
And sign up letting me know which one you wish
to be entered in!!! :D
If you don't have a blog...
please leave an e-mail address!!
Sorry for all of you that are overseas...
But it is open to only those in the U.S.A.
If you post the giveaway on your blog...
Then you will get a second chance to win!!!
When you post it on your blog if you let me know...
you will get a third chance to win!!!
I will close the drawing on Saturday of this week...
November 16th at Noon
Taryn will get to draw for the glass...
Brock will get to draw for the prims!!
Good luck everyone!!

Now for the pics of what you can win...

The glass one includes...
Two platters... a hohoho sign...
a peace sign... and three green Christmas ornaments!!!

The prim one includes...

A sign (Home is where your story begins.)
Made by me!!
Here is a better pic of the sign :D
sorry about the background lol

A wall hanging... (please Santa no coal)
Which I made... but still need to coffee stain... and frame!!
three cinnabon rolls... made by my daughter... Scoti!!
and five salt dough ornaments...
made by grands and me :D

I hope everyone enjoys this giveaway as much as I did
putting it together!!
Good luck!!

I hope everyone has a truly blessed day!!!

Also don't forget to SMILE...
You will get on in return!!!
Remember to Live well, Laugh often,
and to LOVE much!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A gift made for my Christmans Stocking for my swap partner :D She got it so I can post! And kitchen help???

Here is the project I have been dieing to share -
My Christmas Stocking Swap Partner got
her stocking in the mail on Monday...
so now I can share what I made for her!!
My first painting project for her
was this rooster!!
And can I tell you this is my first attempt
at painting a ROOSTER!!
I didn't think I could do it...
I spray painted the background BLACK lol..
then painted the crackle medium...
let it dry for 4 hours...
(that was 1 am when it was ready
for the coat of white) lol
Did I mention that I have a tendency
to be a night owl??!! lol
Then waited for all of it to dry...
I found a picture of the rooster I liked...
and started drawing the rooster on...
after I was satisfied with the rooster...
he got painted!!
And Voila!! Here he is!!!

Now I had to figure out what I wanted him to say!! :D
This is what won!!

I hope Sue (of The Cotton Patch)
will get many hours of enjoyment!!
And Sue dear... if you would like...
to make him look more primitive...
and sand his edges... go for it!!
I promise it won't hurt my feelings!!! :D
Now a few weeks (or maybe even a month ago)..
I said something about wanting some help
with my kitchen!!!
I would like to know what you would do
with these cabinets!!
And please don't say rip them out :(
I love my cabinets... just wish there were more of them!!

This is the south wall of upper cabinets... when I moved in the refrigerator was below them... but with the refrigerators growing as the do... it is now too tall!!! So I had to move it...
The result is to place some other cabinets below!!

This is them.... I want to paint them... to match whatever I do with the rest of them... but below the cabinets I hung some spice racks (they are meant to stand inside the pantry cabinets... I turned them sideways... put a new strip across the bottom... and I have two of them!!! ) I love it!! I need about two more for all of my spices!! I don't like the yellow peeking through on the wall...

This one is on the west wall upper... and around the window!! I don't know what to do with the valance... I loved it once... but thinking about something different now....

Here are the cabinets on the north wall... upper lol. I still love my butterfly!! I had my microwave on the shelf above the stove... but like the refrigerator... it also grew!! So it had to find a new home too... It got moved to the pie safe on the east wall... with frig... and cabinet with bookshelf on bottom... ( These are the ones I painted umbrella black... which are blue... lol... in the post I talked about showing the rest of kitchen lol) Anyway... as you can tell I took off the doors in hopes that it would make me do a better job of being tidy!! LOLOLOLOL!!! But I don't think I want everyone to know what is in my cabinets at a glance... so I kept the doors... but would lke to put punched tin lower upper ones... with glass in the ones way up high!! (maybe I can quit dusting everything!) lol.

see the little door...

that is where I took the dead space cover... and put hinges on it to hold my cutting boards...
and wire racks!!! :D

AND here is the lower cabinet that is on the west and north wall beside the stove... I most definitely HATE the avocado green!! That is still a hold over from the old kitchen 20 years ago... hubby didn't want me to paint the metal cabinet!! But now he is okay with it!! YEAHHHHH!!! I want to put some more punched tin on the two doors on the north wall... and I don't know what to do with the metal cabinet...

So now everyone has seen my kitchen... tell me what you would do???!!!! I really need some help... and ALL IDEAS are WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! So don't be shy... all wall flowers please put your two cents in too!! :D

I would also like to take this time to say THANK YOU to all who come for a visit... I love all of your comments!! I try to get to all of your blogs to let you know... but there doesn't seem to always be enough time in the days!!! So once again... THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderfully blessed day!!! I know I am!! :D

Hey everyone the next post will be # 50!!! I can't wait!!! Don't forget to come back and see what the giveaway will be!!! :D SEE you soon!!

Also don't forget to SMILE...
You will get on in return!!!
Remember to Live well, Laugh often,
and to LOVE much!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

GIveraways... I sold my first item!!!!

I sold my first item!!! Ali came and got her new table and chairs!!
She LOVED THEM!!! She was very happy with them... her and
her hubby took them home to put them on their deck out back!!
I am so happy the they loved them too!!! I am $35.00 richer too!!!

Giveaways Here is one from Home Sweet Home, Noble... http://auntdaisyscottage.blogspot.com/2008/10/my-100th-post-giveaway.html
check it out!!! Congratulate her!! :D

And then Angie is having her giveaway for her BIRTHDAY!! Zip on over and wish her
Happy Birthday!!! Hers ends on Monday!!! Nov. 3rd... so hurry!!

Kim of Simple Needs had a post about business cards... free!!! I am quoting her post here...
I thought some of you might be interested in this freebie for business cards. I ordered some for my blog. My thinking was they would be great to include with swaps, giveaways and even sending a card. :)http://www.magicprints.com/free-cards quote from their site.........."Just select any of our business card designs. When you are done, you will be able to put a single order of 10 cards in your cart. Standard shipping will be free, just like it is for all our orders.Note: only one order of free cards per customer." GO check it out!!! I did... I designed my own... I will show you them when they come in!!!

Also don't forget to SMILE...

You will get on in return!!!

Remember to Live well, Laugh often,

and to LOVE much!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

My trick or treaters!! A Finished project... needs help!! Questions for everyone!!!

For Oct 31st... first of all yesterday... was my grandparents anniversary!!
They were married on that day... in 1935! That way my grandfather
would NEVER forget his anniversary! :D I think of them on that
morning every year!! And how I miss them! They are both gone now...
but I have many GREAT memories with both of them in my life!! AND
I am truely blessed for that too!!!

On this day, now I being the grandparent... have to make some
memories with my grandchildren... so when they are my age...
hopefully their lives will feel like they have been blessed!!
Once again... I know mine has!!!

Here is Taryn as a witch!! She is at school on their annual
parade of costumes!! She is with a little boy that is in her mom's
daycare... his mom is the room mother for this party!!
Don't they look sooooo adorable!!??

Here are my two wonderful grandchildren when they come to Nana's house
Look at that smile!!!

And here are the treats they got from Nana!!

Brock eating his!! Or should I say... licking the icing off!!! :DTaryn eating hers!! :D

Ok all I know I have shown you pics of this project already...I do like it... but I am not happy with it yet!! I want to makeit look more primative!! Do you think if I sanded down the sidesof everything... drawers and doors included...around the handles...(remember there is white paint one coat below... a brown below that...and white again below that... then the wood.) Where the white showed...do you think I could use a faux painting techinque to cover it up???I need some help... anyone and everyone!!!

Also don't forget to SMILE...
You will get on in return!!!
Remember to Live well, Laugh often,
and to LOVE much!!