Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to take a moment and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I have been busy today making fudge and baking cookies. Got some cheese dip in one slow cooker and little smokies in the other. Hubby, I , and the furbabies are enjoying a rainy Christmas Eve together. We have been watching Moonshiners on the Discovery Channel most of the day and can't wait till the 24 hours of the Christmas Story starts on TBS. We have done this for years, we turn every tv in the house on to the TBS channel and watch or listen to the 24 hours of the Christmas story. Just one of those silly traditions that started at least the last 10 years maybe longer. Hubby and I no longer exchange presents at Christmas, we buy what we need or want all year and we just enjoy spending time together at Christmas. Tomorrow will be spent with our niece and her family for Christmas. My children are spending Christmas with their significant others families, but that is ok. We love them and want them to do what makes them happy. We made a decision that hurt a lot of the family feelings when the kids were small. We quit going anywhere on Christmas Day. We told everyone we would gladly get together on Christmas Eve or any other time, but Christmas Day was family time. We would wake up way before the sun came up, opened gifts, cleaned up all the wrapping paper, made a big Christmas breakfast, and then the kids would play with their new presents and we would all take a nap LOL so, no hard feelings here this Christmas.

Enjoy your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Happy Birthday Jesus! Remember the Reason for the Season!
Lynn, Pebbles, Bella, Sarge, and Cocoa Puff

Friday, December 14, 2012

Praying for the families in CT

My heart is broken like so many of my fellow Americans tonight. Please remember those families in CT who were victims of this senseless tragic event. I can't begin to imagine what these families are feeling tonight. I have cried, prayed, cried some more, and tried to make sense of this, but I can not. I know for sure that these sweet children are now in the arms of a loving God and they will be forever taken care of by our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Things like this make you stop and remember what is really important in life. It is not about the presents, the decorations, the parties, and all the wonderful things we celebrate at Christmas but it is Jesus Christ and how He came to earth to give us life.

Hug your family a little tighter tonight. Please pray for all involved this mess.

Monday, December 3, 2012

please help if possible

I am selling some of the treasures I have purchased from ebay, etsy, antique stores, and other places we have visited.
I have to take pictures of all of the handmade and vintage pot holders that I have purchased from ebay. I also have toys for sale, the red chime apple from Fisher Price, Little Golden Books, and other vintage books, vintage Christmas cards, vintage Valentines, Mary E. magazines, vintage cake decorations, a Irmi Mobile I bought from ebay and never opened the box.

pictures are from Creative Breathing Etsy's page and Kris Hurst's etsy page

I am also selling the items I bought from Elizabeth of Creative breathing.

The two items I purchased from Elizabeth were 12.00 each and the first one was 5.00 for shipping and the second one was 4.00 for shipping. The third picture is a set of Christmas crafting items from Kris Hurst. I paid 34.00 plus 4.00 for shipping.
I also have a Fourth of July Sparkler chcharacter from Elizabeth. I paid 15.00 for it and that included shipping. All items from Elizabeth are still in the packaging I received them in.
If you are interested in the items pictures or any of the list of items that I need to photograph, please just email me and let me know or leave a comment. I am selling my items to earn money to do a home improvement project we want to do. I also have several baby themed planters if anyone would like to see pictures of those.
I also have lots of scrapbook supplies, stamping supplies, and stamp sets that I would love to sell, so if you are interested in any of those items just let me know and I will take photos and send them to you.

Thanks so much and thanks for the kind words and good thoughts send my way.  I will share why I need to step away and why I need to purge items from my massive collections. I am in constant pain, there is not a moment that I do not feel it. At times, it is so sharp it takes my breath away. I can no longer do simple household chores without being in tears.The drs answers are to keep increasing the dosage and amount of pills they want me to take. Lets just say that I am miserable!

I want to publicly apologize to Erica and the lady that I was paired with in the putz house swap. I have the house and I got it painted but that was as far as I got. I never saw a reply to my emails and Erica has told me the lady sent me emails but I never got them. I have went back and looked at old mail and spam mail folder rs on my account and there are not there so I am not sure what happened. Erica told me the lady got my address from an online friend and mailed me a house. It has not arrived yet but when it does, I will return it. I can't keep the house, it would not be the right thing to do. I am very ashamed, this is the first swap since I began online swapping in 2004 that I didn't complete the swap. I am so sorry..

Please email me if you are interested in purchasing any of the items pictured above or are interested in any of the many items I have listed for sale. I am wanting to redo my bathroom to make it fit more with my primitive style of decorating. I want to put bead board on the walls, reproduction tin ceiling tiles, and hubby wants to do ceramic tile around the top of the shower and tub. I have found the shower curtain and bath accessories that I want to use and just those are going to be around 300.00. So, I have a lot of stuff to sale to get to that plus all the materials for the redo. It is giving me something to focus my attention on and that is good. So, I am selling all of my retro collections-crochet pot holders and hot pads, vintage toys and children's books, baby planters and nursery items, I have a few aprons to sell that were not gifts, tons of scrapbook and stamping supplies, Mary E. magazines, vintage Christmas cards, Vintage birthday, anniversary, get well, welcome baby, an valentine cards, vintage cake and cupcake decorations, vintage Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books, vintage office supplies, vintage office stamp holder, vintage office stamps, vintage tins, and vintage sewing supplies. So, if you are interested in something just leave me a comment or email me at and I will take photos of what you are wanting to see. I am selling items for what I paid for them.

A special thank you to those of you who have sent up prayers for. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
Lynn, Pebbles, Bella, Sarge, and Cocoa