The ramblings of a rooster collecting, cowboy lovin', country girl with a little renovating and crafting thrown in too!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

A little Shopping trip....

Yesterday I had to work a few hours and take my son to get his passport. Along the way we made a few stops to shop which I didnt really intend to do but now Im glad I did! My husband had returned something he bought for me and I had $45 to spend. I went to one of my favorite clothing stores and ended up getting 2 sweaters and pj's for $39. The total would have been $170 if they hadnt been on sale...thats my kinda deal!

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 safe if you are out partying take a cab or have a designated driver!


Monday, December 28, 2009

More Christmas pics!

Well today is December 28 and my birthday! We will keep mt age a secret for the day...hehe! I am just adding a few more pics from Christmas and then thats it for the season. Of course Pearse always makes his way into my pics as he is the love of my life! He is in his chair with a blanket my mom gave him from the humane society.
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.


And More......

And as you can see its on top of the entertainment case......which is full of my Boyds bears!

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!

This great star piece I bought before Christmas at a crafters open house. It is made in an old barrel top and I loved it!

My little tree in the turn of my stairs.....

My set of three trees lit up......

And looking thru my french doors....kind of messy there! But I wanted to show you the lanterns we hang from there and the other entrance to the livingroom. The garland I bought and has nice rusty bells on it and berries...again not a great pic!

Hope everyone has a great day....Im off to watch my son play hockey! Happy Birthday to me!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Decorating and my giveaway goodies!

I hope everyone is having a great holiday and getting lots of time to rest and spend with family. I have been reading blogs this evening and finally trying to find time to post some pics of my house. This first one is looking from my diningroom towards the front door. You can see my set of three trees from a different angle.
Also in my front 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.
This is another tree and is in my diningroom with my favotite Boyd's Santa sitting beside it.

These guys were a Christmas gift from my mom and I LOVE them so much I had to share with you! Two little Santa asleep on top of the tree and the other on top of Santa's sack. The sack is made of a piece of old quilt tea stained and the tree is also tea stained. Arent they adorable?? If you havent guessed I kinda like crows!
Maybe with a few days off I will actually catch up!! I promised to show you the goodies I won in the give away from Under the Wild Cherry Trees. So here they are!! I LOVE the snowman and you will probably notice everything thru out my Christmas pics too! Thank you again Loretta!

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

Merry Christmas Everyone!

My wish for you is lots of good food and family,friends and love! Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! I finally pulled it altogether and I think I am ready. Sometime next week I will post more pics of decorating and the wonderful things I won in Loretta's giveaway from Under the Wild Cherry trees. Until then Merry Christmas all, and to all a good night... Let 2010 find: For your enemies - Forgiveness. For your opponents - Tolerance. For your friends - love. For your children - A good example. For yourself - Respect....


Sunday, December 20, 2009

My Harley

I decided I should have a Christmasy blog for at least a week! So I changed the background and added a picture of Harley my cat hiding in a box of ornaments.He loves to get into boxes and hide. As we removed ornaments he investigated every box and eventually fell asleep in this one.

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 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

A yummy recipe and a few Christmas pics

Im finally getting a few things done around here! These pics dont do justice to my house at all. I really need a new camera. I decided to keep my mantle simple this year. I will be glad when we get rid of those lights!
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 wont last long. It is sooo good and took me about 10 minutes to make.

Have a great week everyone. I hope to get back for another post soon. More pics when my house is actually decorated and clean!


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Where have I been??!!

Soooo long since I have posted! And this will be short and sweet. I have been working 12 hours a day and 6-7 days a week,plus decorating,cleaning and all the usual everyday household things. I hope to get some pics in the next few days to share with all of you and to finish the decorating! I might even eventually get the presents wrapped. Hope everyone is not as rushed as I am and is enjoying the winter weather.