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

Monday, February 28, 2011

And the winner is.......

I know I was supposed to do this last night but I was too tired! Thank you SO much to each of you for following me and especially to those of you who have been around for the two years I have been blogging. The answer I was looking for regarding the bonus entries was Canada....the Royal couple will spend some honeymoon time in Canada!

So here is what I did......I wrote everyones name down and gave you all a number. Beside your name I added up the number of times you were entered. Then I wrote all those numbers on paper.........
And cut them up and put them in a bowl...... Mixed them all around and had my Mother in law draw one out since she has no idea who any of you are! And she drew out Number 21...Amy of Cottage Prims you won my giveaway!!! Then since I had such a great response and got many new followers which put me over 200 I decided to draw another number. This time my Mother in Law drew out number 43 and that is Tina from Frontier Home! Tina I will be sending you a little gift as well! Thank you again to all of you who joined! Amy and Tina please email me your info so I can get your goodies in the mail! My email address is

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Last Day to sign up!!!!

Last day to sign up to win my goodies!!!! Im so excited to draw tomorrow so get your names in there! Thank you so much to all my loyal followers and welcome to all the new ones. I am almost to 200 followers now I cant believe it! Its been a great 2 years and I am so blessed to call each of you friends. Looking forward to many more!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Only a few more days!

Thats right just a few more days and I make my giveaway draw! Please sign up on the post below which is the giveaway post! You have until Sunday.

Also remember the Prim Pals giveaways one on Facebook to be drawn this week and our BIG Anniversary one to be drawn in March. Come on over to the forum and join us for chat tonight....we would love to have you! 7pm CST.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Its been 2 years! Giveaway Time!!!

Time really does fly when your having fun! I cant believe it has been two years and ya'll are still following my crazy ramblings! I just want to say thank you so much. I love each and every one of you for following me and making me feel welcome in blog land. I have made such wonderful friends and hope to continue to do so. You inspire me every day with all of your many talents. So much has happened in two son has graduated high school and is almost done his first year of university. I have a new fur baby(Chance). My husband finally finished school and got a job last year. We are STILL renovating our home(some things never change). I belong to a great forum and have met so many new friends and talented ladies there. Thanks for having me Prim Pals Forum! OK I know you are all thinking get to the good part!! On to the giveaway! Pictured above are the goodies you will all get a chance to win! Great smelling Farmhouse Crumbles, A pillow stitched with Old thyme primitives, a framed stitchery and a cute rabbit for spring(he is not handmade by me).

Now for a few rules:

1.Anyone can enter as long as they are a follower of my blog,it doesnt matter to me where you live! New Members are welcome.
2. If you post this on your sidebar you will get a second entry.
3. If you are a member of Prim Pals forum or become one you will get a 3rd entry.
4. If you sign up for a chance to win the Anniversary giveaway at Prim Pals forum you will get FIVE extra entries(All of their rules still apply to that giveaway).

Now thats potentially 8 entries! Just for fun I will give you two more entries for a total of 10 if you do everything, if you can tell me Where the Royal couple getting married this year are rumored to be spending some of their honeymoon!???

Now you only have a week so get to it lol! Im making the draw next Sunday Night,February 27th!

Have fun everyone and thank you again to all of my followers for a great 2 years!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Eagle Watch

Every February Eagles come to our area. They nest not far from where we are and Im not sure if they are just passing thru or if they like the cold winters! Local Chicken farmers feed them birds that have died for whatever reason. The community hosts what they call Eagle Watch Weekend and there are thousands of Eagles feeding and probably as many people watching! here are some eating. Always amazes me to see so many in one place. They are a beautiful bird far away but rather ugly up close! The community also has an interpretive center and they teach people about the eagles. They host a breakfast to raise funds for the local area and it is truly a weekend that is full of activity. Coldddd but fun! The last pic is of one lone Eagle soaring in a blue sky. Couldnt resist that shot! I hope everyone is having a great week. Dont forget the giveaways and swaps over at Prim Pals! Lots of chances to win the Anniversay one since there will be at least 5 prizes! Check it out! Have a great day and keep praying for will show up soon!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Prim Pals Facebook Giveaway!!

We all love giveaways so Check this one out!!! Jan from Primouthouse has generously donated this great Prim doll for a giveaway on Prim Pals facebook Page. Chances of winning are good right now because only ONE person has entered! Check out the details below and go on over to facebook and enter!Prim Pals has reached 1000+ Followers On Facebook!!!
That calls for a giveaway!!
We are offering the above picture A 1800's Style Church/Handkerchief Doll!

The rules are simple,

Be A Follower on our Facebook page.

Post On Facebook Under The Giveaway and
Tell Us Something About Yourself And That You Want To Enter!
(We would like to get to know our followers)

Simple as That!! =)

You can obtain an extra entry, if you also become an active member of our forum!

Good Luck To Everyone Who Enters!!

P.S.~ We also have a few other exciting things in the works on the forum be sure to be on the look out!!

Prim Pals Facebook

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Thrift Shop Goodies

Last Saturday when Hubby and I went to the market we also went to a thrift/antique shop my sister had told me about. It was a little out of the way but I wanted to check it out. She had alot of what I would call *junk* but she definately had a few jewels too! I picked up this great rolling pin and two wooden bowls. I love rolling pics and although Im not sure this is old at all I love that it was made in Canada and its a very long heavy one which I dont have one like! The bowls were unfinished and I should have bought all 5 that were there as I only paid $1.50 each. I will paint them and they are a great size for bowl fillers or rosehips. Again I dont know if you can read the stamp but they were made right here in Nova Scotia! So rare to find things like that here. We had a great day and my sister and I are already planning a trip back there when it warms up a bit. We got more snow last night and then ice and wind. So needless to say roads were terrible and I stayed home from work again today. Hope you are all having a great day.

While your blog hopping stop over to Prim Pals and check out the TWO....yes TWO swaps we have on the go! A quilt block and a spring time swap! Lots of new things going on at the forum so come join the fun! A link on my sidebar will take you there!

Monday, February 7, 2011

A New Swap Idea at Prim Pals!

Ladies you have to check this one out! You dont have to even be a member of the forum to join. Go to Prim Pals Forum or Prim Pals Blog which is on my sidebar and check out the latest swap. We are going to do a quilt block swap! Everyone who signs up will do a simple signature quilt block and we will work it just like the ornie swaps. The number of blocks you have to make will depend on the number of participants.

All of the details including a tutorial on the block are on the forum. Stop by and check it out! We hope to have enough people to at least make a lap quilt. Come join in the fun!!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A trip to the Market

Yesterday was a great day here in Nova Scotia. It was sunny and above freezing so hubby and I decided to take a drive to Halifax to a weekend market. We had never been before and everyone was raving about it so off we went. This is a picture from the second level and doesnt even come close to showing you how many people were there selling and buying! This is looking in the opposite direction and sort of gives you the idea of how big the place is. There was everything there from fruits and veggies and baking to beef and fish and sausage and the best cheese I have had in a long time. All from local farmers and growers and producers. Then there were many local crafters selling their wares. I saw some beautiful carved wooden bowls and so much more eye candy! I wanted to bring it all home!
After we left there we ran a few errands and visited a little antique/thrift shop I had heard about. I did pick up a few things there that I will share with you at a later date. When we got home this is what we found in front of the fireplace. My our furbabies have such a hard life! Harley outgrew the little cat bed a long time ago but I washed it recently thinking I would add it to the yard sale box this spring. Apparently that wont be happening as he has been sleeping in it ever since! He is adorable all curled up in it ...or hanging out of it. He isnt real impressed if either dog gets near it either. I guess he doesnt like to share!
And of course Pearse and Chance love the heat of the fireplace and dont go too far from it when we have it on. Which is all the time from about October until April! Sometimes I wish I could just flop down and relax like they do. I hope you have all had a great weekend. Be watching soon for a giveaway here....oh and check out Prim Pals forum for an exciting new swap! Especially all you quilters...this one is going to be great fun!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A little tweaking and SNOW!!

I have had two days in the house because of the snow so I have been walking around tweaking things and moving stuff around. I dont decorate much for Valentines but I do have these cute pillow tucks in a stack of bowls and scosps on my diningroom table. I added the heart shaped measuring spoons my swap partner Jan sent me to them and an old milk bottle which I obviously cut off in the pic! Then I moved on to this little box....I had the fabric sunflowers and crows last spring and added the great salt dough ones Debbie from Goat Creek sent me at Christmas. It really brightened up the box and I love them. Thanks again Sis! And this last pic is the reason I am inside!! This is my back yard this morning when I let the dogs out. The bench is nearly buried to the seat! It has drifted higher than that in places but it is so pretty and white right now. I do like winter and I enjoy the snow. Just dont want to have to drive in it! The dogs and I will go out for a play later Im sure. They just love it and it is sunny out and not too windy or cold today.
Hope you all have a great day! Stay in out of the cold by the warm fire or make some nice hot soup...oohhh now there is a plan I think I know what will be for lunch today. Talk to you all soon!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Groundhog Day and a give away!

Check out this giveaway!! What great goodies Becky at the Crows Nest is giving away! But you have to work for it if you want it! Becky is trying to build her followers so please go on over there and sign up and make sure you tell her I sent you so I get a chance to win this great giveaway!
Today is Ground Hog day and we have a ground hog just 10 minutes from me who gives his prediction every year! Shubenacadie Sam did not see his shadow today so early spring!! Yay Sam!! I hope you are all safe and warm with this is hitting us they say starting around noon today. So glad I have a wood stove for heat if we lose power! Which reminds me I think I will cook something early today just in case!

Stay safe and warm everyone and have a great day!