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Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Busy Busy

 Just wanted to stop in and say Hi! Seems life has been so busy lately. Fall flew right by now we are heading into the Holiday season. The girls just turned 14 oh how I miss them being little.LoL..Grandma had her 80th birthday Saturday and my baby sister got married. The girls were attendants in the wedding wanted to show how pretty they look since they never dress up...smile...Sad their mom missed out on them as they are such beautiful young ladies...Better for them I guess... The wedding was Beautiful but I was to busy enjoying to take many pics...
The temps have really turned to cold this week.We were spoiled with a mild fall. Thanksgiving is just a few more days. We will make dinner here then go to my cousins he and his family are excited to host.It will be so different not going to Grandma's old farmhouse but it really is alot on her since there are so many grands and great grands.Then next week Hubby and I have birthdays. I'm ready for some nesting and down time but not sure it'll happen for a few months...smile...Well just wanted to stop in for a short visit seems I don't get much blogging time lately and I truly do miss it so many wonderful friends. Also wanted to let the girls in the Ornie swap know all are mailed and should arrive by the end of the week.I'll be back on in a few days to share mine.Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!~Amy

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Happy Halloween and Some Decorating

 Boy October went by fast! We've been enjoying the cooler temps and beautiful color changes. Oh my do I love the colors of fall..Burnt oranges,browns,crimson red. Here in PA nature really does put on the show. We've been taking the dogs for lots of walks at the Park and enjoying the season changes there as well. Issaboo will be dressing up like a pumpkin and greating the trick or treaters Halloween. She loves seeing all the kids...I of course waiting till the last minute to pick up candy so I'll pick it up in the morning...
 A few pics of the Fall/Halloween decor many touches were added since the pics. Tuesday the turkeys will parade into the vignettes and the Holiday season will officially begin...smile....

 Warm scents to make home feel cozy....Soft blankets to curl up in...Yummy food slow cooking all day....

Hope everyone is enjoying Autumn... The ornie swap is posted there is still time to join in the fun.Just click on older post it's the next post after this if you want to join in. Well off to snuggle up on the couch with some Hallmark channel.~Amy

Monday, October 10, 2016

Annual Homespun Ornie Swap sign up

 Hi girls! It's time for our Homespun Ornament Swap. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun as long as you follow the rules posted below...Alot of the swaps I host are closed to regulars so this is a good way to get in on the fun and be able to join in on the seasonal swaps...You are welcome to copy the above image with a link back to this post to post on your blog...The images below are ideas on what to send. All are Etsy sellers with their names posted with the ornament so you can visit their shop....
 Rules~

  • You must be a follower of my blog (new followers are welcome)
  • The ornies must be handmade you can purchase or make them but they must be handmade
  • You can send 1-4 ornies how ever many you send is what will be returned to you.
  • Open to USA and Canada The postal rates have went up so you must include with your package a check, money order or of course cash makes no enemies (we have never had any problems with loss in the mail).. USA is $7 Canada will be $9 US for the return shipping of the ornies...If there is any money left it will go to the local food bank which gives out Christmas dinners for families.Some will be over some under but it usually evens out in the end
  • You must include a return address label or hand written paper so I can mail it back to you. 
  • Ornies must be packaged with a tag on each one that has your blog url so people can thank you when they post the Thank You post

  • They must be in clear bag (ziplock or cellophane) so I can see them
  • Must be Mailed by Nov 5th for US... Canada needs to be mailed by Oct 28th
  • I'll be sorting and shipping so it reaches you by Thanksgiving week...I do not keep track of who gets whos ornies. It is the receivers responsibility to Thank the girls either via a blog post or email.
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  • All are welcome but this is a primitive,country,colonial, farmhouse swap so only sign up if you like those styles
  • To sign up leave a comment on this post then email me for my address after checking your blog(I'm only checking for spammers) I will email my address to you. My email is cottageprims@hotmail.com I will email you back within 48 hours if you do not hear back from me it didn't reach me so try again.
  • If your package does not arrive to me before Nov 12th I will have to return to sender.Let's get them mailed on time.
Any questions I'm here to help. Let's have fun.~Amy

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fall Goodies from Debbie

 For the Harvest Gatherings Swap Debbie of Barefoot Primitives was my partner. She really spoiled me. I love the cloth Jack o Lantern light. (Her own pattern)... Tucked in the little box are Halloween spool ornies with tinsel trim.....
 Amazed with the high button shoe pinkeep. Debbie made the shoe with cloth and it's hard to tell the difference between my 100 year old antique ones. Such talent my sweet friend has.
Thank you Debbie for the absolutely beautiful gifts!   I'll be back on in a few days with a few pics of my fall decor. Also will posting the Ornie swap the beginning of next week. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun.~Amy