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

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Prim Pals

Well you are ALL my Prim Pals but Im talking about the forum group. When I joined the group it was a few of us just wanting to share ideas and swap and chat. A few minutes ago I logged onto the forum and was just looking around. As I scrolled down I realised we have 426 members!! How did that happen? In less than a year!!

I just want to say congrats to TJ and Debbie who started this venture and thank you to all who have joined and supported! I am looking forward to 2011 and our first gathering in June! Oh and to all the swaps and decorating pics and ideas. Last but not least I have made some wonderful friends at Prim Pals and I so look forward to chatting with you all each week. I get excited when I see more people joining and posting. The more ideas we get the more prosperous it makes all of those who have selling blogs.

Thanks girls for being there this past year....we have had our ups and downs... and together we have managed to get thru it all. Many of us have had to deal with deaths and sickness and job loss....then there were new babies and grandbabies and even furbabies! We prayed together and crafted together and formed a bond that I think will last a long time.

Hugs to all my Prim Sistas! Especially Deb and Tj and Donna and Bailey and Karen and Jeanne and Kay and Jan and gen and Mel!!! Did I miss anyone?? hehe!You know I luvs ya'll!

P.S. Any of you reading that dont belong....what are you waiting for?? We love new Sistas and brothers too! Come on and join our fun! Maybe the next time I look we will have reached that 500 member mark!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010


Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. No Christmas in our house is complete with out pics of our boys of course. Pearse and Chance waiting for treats! My husband has ornaments on our tree that were his great grandparents....a gift when they were married. This tree is full of antigue ornaments and ones we have collected over the years. This is actually 3 trees on one base....I call them my funky trees and they have alot of my prim prnaments on them. Some from our swap over at Prim Pals and many wooden ones my mom made. It sits in my front hall. Below you can see a glimpse of a Boyds Santa bear holding his list! This is a little boyds tree across the hall from the other tree. Above is a mirror my brother gave me and hanging is pics of our dogs and cat!
This isnt a great pic but it is the fireplace and Mantle and Chance getting warmed up. Im unsure how to add more pics but I am going to try and get some up at Prim pals forum so feel free to have a look there! Hugs to you all! Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Swap Time!!

I know Christmas isnt over but check out Prim Pals and Join this awesome swap!! There is also an ornie swap for those of you who leave your tree up and do seasonal ornies. Come on over and join....have some fun with all the wonderful ladies there!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Swap Goodies and more!

I have been so busy decorating and cleaning and working I havent posted in forever! But today I had to stop and show you some wonderful things! The pics are terrible as usual but bear with me cause the story is great! All these goodies below came from my best friend and *Sister* Debbie from News from Goat Creek. We have known each other for many years and been thru so much together. I got a box this week that included my ornies from the swap at Prim Pals and Deb had added some things for me. I got one of the snowman nodders she makes on an old bed spring,some rusty bells for my tree and some crow and sunflower salt dough bowl fillers. best of all was the book you see in the pic. Debbie is a fantastic cook and she sent me a recipe book filled with all her family recipes. When I opened the book and started to read her note I was so overwhelmed with emotion I cried. Such a wonderful heartfelt gift. Thanks Deb from the bottom of my heart...again! Love ya! The very next day I get another package and it is my swap package from Lorna at Live Oak Primitive Peddler. We did the Christmas swap at Prim Pals Forum and I was so pleased to have Lorna as a partner! I LOVE the wreath and she of course knew I loved Crows. I have it hung on my french doors and will take more pics later. She also made me the cutest gingerbread man and a crow and candy cane ornie. Thanks so much Lorna I love everything! You can see what I sent Lorna over at her blog!
My son is home from University! Im so excited to have him home even though he wasnt too far away and I did get to see him. As you can see Chance(the 85 pound lap dog) is happy he is home too! We missed having Aidan here to add some life to this big ole house! Now....if I could just get him to do some work for me...hehe!
Hope you have all had a great week! I am off to do more cleaning and decorating and maybe even a little wrapping! Hugs!