Thursday, December 31, 2009
After we were done everything we made a final stop at Maryanne's which is a country store. I didnt expect to find much but ended up coming home with these goodies! A great tea towel with a wreath on it and some tin buckets I paid $1.79 for.
I also got the 3 foot skinny tree for $14 and the flag for outside was half price as well. I was quite pleased with myself for the bargains!
Oh and thanks Dave(hubby) for holding the flag for pics!! I just couldnt seem to get a good pic of it otherwise.
Hope everyone has a great New years eve...drive safe if you are out partying take a cab or have a designated driver!
Monday, December 28, 2009
My husbands passion in Christmas decorating is his Dickens Christmas village. It is a Department 56 collection and Im sure he has thousands of dollars worth now that we have gotten over the years. He spends days getting it up there with every piece placed just so. Very hard to get a pic of....there is even a skating rink with skaters that go around.
This is a pic of my tree....because I have a terrible camera it wouldnt take one with the lights on that was decent. We have over 400 ornaments on the tree....some dated back to the early 1900's that belonged to my husbands great grand parents!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Also in my front hall...next to the door and at the foot of my stairs. I love the snow ladt sitting on the chair. Im not sure if you can see her but she is very prim.
Well its almost Midnight here so I am going to bed. I will add a few more pics tomorrow! Have a good night everyone!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
My 6th and final tree is almost complete and I think Im ready as far as shopping and decorating goes. I still have baking to do and I work tomorrow....my last day until the New Year I hope!
I went out early this morning with some coupons I got online for free bags of Pedigree dog food. I picked up 4 bags totally free and then donated them to the local animal shelter. While there I of course wanted to bring home every kitten and puppy! I wish I could....breaks my heart to see them all.
I am off to bed after being at the cold rink watching my son play hockey. They won and it was a great game but now its time for momma to hit the hay. I will post some more Christmas pics in the next couple days. Hope you all are having a good weekend.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
This is one of my trees and the only one I have up so far. Its actually three trees on one base. Its hard to see the ornaments but most are primitive wooden ones. Under the tree are two pieces of my Boyds collection. I just love the Santa bear with his list.
I couldnt resist this guy when I was out shopping a few weeks ago. He is hanging on the front of an old armoire that sits in my livingroom. He may be grungy but looks so festive in his hat!
Now for a yummy recipe. This is so easy and soooo good!
Candy Cane Bark
1 package Bakers semi sweet chocolate
1 package Bakers white chocolate
2 candy canes
Spread wax paper on a large cookie sheet.
Melt Semi sweet chocolate and spread it over the sheet.
Melt white chocolate and drip it over the dark chocolate.
Using a butter knife swirl white and dark chocolate together.
Spread crushed candy canes over the chocolate mixture to flavor.
Place in fridge until hardened.
Crack into bark like pieces and freeze.
Here is a pic of mine....it wont last long. It is sooo good and took me about 10 minutes to make.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
I also wanted to mention to you all to go check out Deb's giveaway at Goat Creek. Even though I secretly hope I win because I want those recipes I think you all should participate! I have had the opportunity to taste her cooking and she makes very tastey things!
I am always mentioning that I am working at a gift shop and even though its not prim I thought I would share a few pics of where I am blogging from today. Some of them turned out a little blurry but it will give you an idea of what we sell here.
Above is one of the windows with some Christmas ornaments hanging on it. Most are made by local artisans. Alot of wood things!
This Santa is made of a pine cone and a piece of drift wood that people collect from the seashores of Nova Scotia. There is another one below but for some reason the pics didnt load together!Every woman loves purses and scarves!! My favorite corner of the store.
I dont know if you can read the night shirt or not but it says..... *A Canadian Winter Coat is not shaving your legs from Thanksgiving to Easter* hehe!
Hope you enjoyed the little tour! Have a great weekend everyone.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Not much to share this morning as its early and Im getting ready for work. My husband is hopefully recovered from the flu both him and my son had so he can work on the steps for the back porch. Winter is fast approaching and we still have one set of steps to complete on the new porch deck. Since he had a couple days off school I thought I would put him to work...then the flu hit!
Yesterday I stacked wood and threw in some more and today my body is feeling it! I also picked up all the pumpkins and some leaves and discarded of them,baked chocolate chip cookies,did laundry and made some yummy chicken for supper. It was a busy day and now back to work for today. Of course I will leave hubby a list....still lots of projects he can do!!
Have a great day everyone!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.
Veterans Motorcycle club.....
I also have another reason to remember today. My sister,Kelly, has this special day as a birthday! Happy birthday Kel....we went out for dinner last night with a whole group of girls and it was great. A nice Irish Pub and the food was fantastic.
I hope everyone has a great day and finds time not only today but every day to remember to thank a Veteran!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I also bought these cute little ornies. I loved them and thought they would look good on my skinny tree! I know I could make them myself but I really just dont have the time and these were a good price.
The owner of the shop had also made two cheese balls from mixes she sells there. We bought a salsa cabana one as that is the one we tried and it was so good! Very spicy but we like hot spicy things. All in all it was a good evening and I even picked out some christmas presents for my husband to buy me! He better take the hint and go back and get them!
Today I am working at the gift shop and it is soon time to go home. Its a cool but sunny day in Nova Scotia...no snow yet. I hope you have all had a good weekend. Time for me to go home by the fire!
Friday, November 6, 2009
I decided to be different and give this guy a funky nose. It got varying comments....most not fit to be posted about! LOL!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
About a week ago I noticed a new store had popped up in the town next to ours. Well since it is called *Simply Primitive* you know I had to check it out! I was working in that area the other day so I stopped in and of course came home with a couple goodies. Loved this painted spoon and it will look great hanging in my kitchen when I EVER get my cabinets painted!
I also bought this box for my kitchen utensils. I may sand it a little more...I loved it and the colors match mine but I think I want it a little more prim.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Love this little Angel....kind of cut her halo off. Im a terrible photographer!!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Yesterday our town held its annual yard sale and my sister and I did a big sale in my yard. It was great to get out and see everyone and the day went well. I made a few extra dollars which I will put into my Christmas fund! I hope everyone is doing well. I am off to catch up on my reading so I know what you are all up to! Have a great week!
Monday, August 31, 2009
About a month ago mom and I went to do some thrift store shopping. Here there is a chain of used clothing/thrift stores called Frenchy's. I found these Crooksville China pieces there. There are 4 cups,5 bread and butter plates,and 5 fruit/dessert bowls. I paid 25 cents each for them and at the time I dont know why I even bought them. Just thought they were pretty. Well they have sat in the bag wrapped up all this time. I decided to sell them on ebay or kijiji today and upon doing a little research discovered they are kinda rare! Havent been made since 1939 and it seems they are worth way more than the 25 cents I paid!! Now Im excited and hope someone buys them!Hope everyone has a great week. Cloudy here today but looks like a good week. Im off to do some laundry and maybe read a few blogs!