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

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A little Help for My friends....

I was browsing thru blogs and over at Prim Pals forum and drooling over all the great things everyone is making. I have some very talented friends and Id like to share a few of them with you today. Most of you will know them but take a minute and check out their selling blogs or etsy such talent among us! Check out these felt bunnies! Debbie from Goat Creek Mercantile made these and I think they are adorable! Debbie also makes beautiful table runners and chocolate bunnies and room sprays. Not to mention the penny mats! Then we have Jan from Primitive outhouse . I love these flowers and crows in Jans etsy shop! Jan also paints on old skates and they are beautiful! Check out Jans shop and her blog. I just met Traci on Prim Pals forum and I am so impressed with her work. She has so many great bears and dolls on her site I didnt know which picture to *borrow* to show ya'll!! I chose the cutest bear ever!!! Traci owns York Mountain Mercantile and she also has a website. Check out all her wonderful offerings.

These are just a few of my talented friends. There are so many of you and I hope to from time to time try to focus on each of you! There are some spring sales going on out in blog land as well. Dont forget to check out Brenda's sale at the Rusty Thimble

Thank you to all my great followers!!! I love each of you!

Monday, March 28, 2011

ALMOST a completed project!

Oh the joys of home renovations! Especially when you have a husband who procrastinates. This is a picture of him finally painting the hall upstairs. It is old plaster and a few posts back I showed you the work we had done. Well this weekend we finally got to the painting stage. This is the finished color! Its a hard place to get a good pic but the color is actually called Balmoral Mist. Its a taupy tan color and good for the hall. I didnt want it too dark because the lighting up there is already bad. Now we just have to get the floor boards stained which will be waiting til summer when we get the master bedroom sanded and ready to stain at the same time. I have been so swamped with work I havent blogged or crafted much at all. I hope to get back into the swing of things this week. It should be a short week with work and I hope to sneak in a day or two off. I will be sure to post pics when I get the pictures back up on the walls and the hall more complete! Next room for a paint job is my livingroom. Hope you all had a good weekend and are headed into a great week! Holli

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Weight watcher Wednesday!

Yup weigh in day....I lost just over 1 pound this week. Slow but sure! I have been away for 3 days working and promise to get in a better blog post in the next few days! Hope all is well with all my faithful blog friends. Thank you so much for following me. And thanks for the support during my weight loss!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Paddy's Day everyone!

May the luck of the Irish be with you!

Short post on my way to work...I lost another 2 pounds at weight watchers this week! Now if I would just exercise...uugghhh!!!

Hope you all have a great day.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Remember to Say I love You

Today I want to encourage you all to remember to tell those around you how much they mean to you and how much you love them. Always remember that tomorrow isnt promised to any of us and in a moment your whole world can change.
The picture above is of a fathers hands and my post is in support of a dear friend and fellow blogger who lost her dad this weekend. TJ from Willowbend Prims and co-owner and creator of Prim Pals forum could use a few prayers from all of us. I thought of all of you and I knew as Prim Sisters and brothers we would be there for her as we always are for each other.

I lost my dad 10 years ago so I know all too well what TJ must be going thru. In her time of loss I wish her comfort and peace and love. Im going to share a poem and again remind you all Say *I love You* even when you are busy or tired or angry! You never know when you wont get to say it again.

You never said "I'm leaving"
You never said goodbye
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knew why.

A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried
If Love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.

In Life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place,
That no one could ever fill

Hugs and Prayers for TJ and family.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pay it Forward

Pay it forward....what a wonderful concept! I have done this before and Im not sure who started it this time but I have hooked up with Kat from Primitive Echos-Treasures of the past for a Blogger Pay it Forward! Here is how it works......

The first 5 people who comment on this post will receive a handmade gift from me.
In return you must FIRST write a blog post explaining Pay it Forward 2011. Then you send out a handmade gift to the first five visitors who leave a comment on your post. Take your dont need to send them all out today or tomorrow.
This is a great way to connect with friends and to meet new ones...sharing something we have created with our hands and heart.
Its not the size of the gift that matters,but the spirit of paying it forward.
Lets do it friends!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Weight Watchers and giveaways!

Just a quick post to let you know a few things! I am still attending Weight Watchers and to date have lost 14 pounds. I am pleased with that but I am struggling to keep on track. I have a long ways to go yet! Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Also wanted to remind you all that Prim Pals has extended the draw date on the giveaway. It will be next Monday the 14th. Stop over to the forum and sign up. You can also see a sneak peek of some of the other items being given away. And then the very next day I believe the PAFA giveaway ends! Going to be some happy winners next week woohoo!

I hope spring is arriving in your town....although its been sunny here it is still very cool. I cant wait for it to warm up!! Have a great week everyone. Its almost friday! YAY!!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Happy Friday Everyone!! Almost time for Prim Pals to draw for this one and we only have a few signed up! Someone is going to win a $25 gift card to one of our great crafters etsy or selling blog or store!! That means you get to pick your prize! Hurry over and sign up I know lots of you are members of Prim Pals!
And just to add more fun here is a little peek at one of the other items being given away!! Come on enter the giveaway! You cant win if you dont enter!!
Its friday and I hope everyone has an awesome weekend! Im home for the day and so happy about that. Its very cold here so I already have a fire roaring in the fireplace! Have a great day everyone.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Primitive and Folk Artist Giveaway

All I can say is wow!! The wonderful members of this group have out done themselves with this giveaway! Go on over to their blog and check it out! PAFA Blog

Hope everyone has had a great was sunny here but soooo cold! Come on Spring!!!