Wednesday, July 27, 2011

great blog giveaway

Hello friends,
There is an awesome blog, Old lady Morgan!
She is doing an awesome giveaway. One of the requirements is to post what makes your heart skip a beat.
I have several, my husband and best friend. We have been together for over 32 years. We will celebrate our thirty year anniversary 10/15/2012!!! Seeing my son in his Army uniform makes my heart skip a beat! Seeing the kind of care and respect that my darling daughter Dana gives to her patients makes my heart skip a beat. Watching my fur babies play makes my heart skip a beat. Watching my great nephew, Tavien, hit a home run makes my heart skip a beat. Watching my great nephew, Jadison, squeal with delight that his Dusweezee came to see him(my husband's name is Duane but Jadison calls him Dusweezee) makes my heart skip a beat. Jadison will be three in December and he loves Duane like a grandpa which is a good thing as we do not have grand babies yet so we can spoil Jadison!! Hearing my Mom tell stories of her childhood growing up in the Western North Carolina mountains, story of her meeting my father and them falling in love makes my heart skip a beat. My father, Larry Ray Kirby died when I was 18 months old. He was killed in a horrible accident, he fell off the back of a pick up truck when he was helping his brother move.

finding the perfect old, vintage, item to add to my home makes my heart skip a beat. One of my favorite things to bring home are old teddy bears. I see them in antique stores, thrift stores, or junk stores and some times one will just speak to me and I just have to bring it home. I need another teddy bear like I need a hole in my head LOL but I bring them home anyways.

Please take a moment and look at the list to the right on my blog. I have some new unused scrapbook and stamping items that I am wanting to trade for primitive handmade items, vintage items, labels for jars, items that you may no longer want. The Slice die cut machine by Making Memories is brand new and never used. It retailed for over 200.00. It is not the one you can buy in the craft stores, it was a special model that was sold on an infomerical. I bought it while in the hospital during my 4Th back surgery. I had forgotten that I bought it until I found it about 4 months after I bought it and it was too late to send it back. I already had the Cricut die cut machine so I did not need this one LOL I bought it while on really good pain pump LOL I would love to trade it for some awesome items for my home and for it to go to someone that would use it. It comes with two cartridges with an alphabet and phrase, and one that has images on it.

Please email me or leave a comment if you would like to trade or swap.
hugs and have a great day,

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wanna swap

Please look at the list of new in the box or package scrapbooking and stamp supplies listed on the side of my blog. I would love to trade these items for some primitive decor items for my home.

Please stay cool and say a prayer for our friend Linda. One of your furbabies is sick.

Take care and have a blessed day.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Christmas in July

It is so hot and I am longing for chilly cold days where we have a fire in the fire place and all the furbabies are laying on their bed in front of the fireplace sleeping and soaking up them warmth from the fire. We could heat our home with gas or oil but my hubby rather use the fire place and the wood stove in the basement. You see the furbabies grand furbabies included love to lay in front of the fire. They are truly spoilt!!!!
I hope you enjoy my Christmas pictures as much as we do.
Santa visits every year to take pictures with the furbabies. What can I say, they are SPOILT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Boy,it is still so hot in our part of North Carolina! God did bless us with two small showers over the weekend. I am so ready for cooler weather. I went to some yard sales on Saturday and paid for it Saturday night. My old back does not like it when I do lots of walking. Hopefully the drs will get it fixed soon.
I hope you all have a great week.
I have lots of scrapbooking and stamping supplies for trade or swap if anyone is interested in those types of items. New stampin up set and close to my heart stamp sets, ink pads, paper,a little of everything that you need to scrapbook or stamp with. Just leave a comment if you would like a list of what I have.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Awesome Give away

Hello Friends,
Please click on the picture in my side bar and visit Brenda at the Rusty Thimble. She is having an awesome give away in August. She is giving away 8 of her awesome handmade primitive goodies. I hope that I win. August is my birthday month so maybe I will win one of them.
Have a great day!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Living Room

Here are some photos of my living room. I love my little house!!!

Hello Friends

I have posted several pictures on the side of my blog. These are items that I have for trade or swap with anyone that would like to swap with me. I would love to trade for ditty bags, ornies, tarts, bowl fillers, salt dough ornies, beeswax items, old grungy cans, old tags, and anything old LOL I love all things old and primitive. I have a mixture of old pieces and reproductions in my collections. I am more country farm house than a colonial home. I am blessed to have a hubby that shares my love for old things and the things he brings home from his travels make me smile. I am also blessed that he is a handy man. We will celebrate our 30th anniversary next year. In all that time, I have never had to pay for a car repair, appliance repair,and home improvements. He can do it all. I am truly blessed.

I would love to swap with anybody willing to give me a chance. I know I am new to the primitive bloggers but I have been active in scrapbooking and stamping since 2004. I have done tons of pal swaps on I am a great swapping partner. I love to shop for and to give to others. My pals were always thrilled with their packages. I tend to go over the dollar limit. I just like to spoil people. I treat my pals the way I want to be treated and that way I never disappoint anyone.

I hope all of you are staying cool during this heat wave we are having. Please remember to leave a bowl or two of water outside for our animal friends.

Please leave a comment or email me if you would like to swap with me.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Boy it is HOT

Hello Friends,
I have been busy straightening up the house today. It is so hot and humid outside. The furbabies go outside and start panting as soon as their paws hit the porch. They are most content to lay in the house and enjoy the AC!!

Please remember the Elliott family from Raleigh, NC in your prayers. I met Patti a few years ago when I helped to start a local chapter of the Blue Star Mothers of America. Her son, Lucas, was killed this past weekend serving our country in Iraq!!! Ever since Eric joined the Army that has been my greatest fear, getting that visit telling me my son was gone. My heart breaks for Patti and her family. My family will honor Lucas and his memory by never forgetting that He GAVE HIS ALL FOR OUR COUNTRY!
May God surround Patti and her family with love, peace, and understanding during this time and as their lives go one without Lucas.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

hello Friends

OMG!! I have had a fun time lately. I have spent hours surfing on the internet exploring all kinds of primitive blogs!!! I have found so many wonderful blogs out there!! I have contacted a few ladies and they have emailed me back. I joined my first primitive swap and my pal is Amy from Bumble Bee Lane. I am so excited to have a new prim friend. I met Linda at the Parker's Paradise and she shares my love of dachshunds. I have 4 and she has 9. So, she really has the Wienne Ranch lol. I met a wonderful lady at Backdoor Primitives and she sent me some of the handmade firecrackers. I love Americana and my house is decorated with that theme right now. I change out my bowl ornies with the seasons and I change the mantle decorations each season also. Right now, we are working on redoing our bathroom. I am waiting for hubby to put up new beadboard in the bathroom. Then I want to paint it antique white. I have been searching for barn star towel bars and barn stars hangers for the room. I also want him to build me a big shelf to go into the window opening since we no longer have a window in there. He closed that in years ago when he built a room addition onto our house. I love our country porch that he built me. It is wonderful. It is so big and there is a roof over it so we sit out there alot in the evenings. We eat meals out there and we sit and watch our furbabies play.

I am wanting to learn how to make pantry cakes and dip them in wax. If anyone has the instructions please let me know. I look forward to making lots of new prim friends.