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Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Friday, January 16, 2015

Some Catching Up

Well Christmas has come and gone.I'm never quite prepared for the arrival the last few years. It was spent at Grandma's old farmhouse cluttered with family but cozy being surrounded by the ones you love. News Years resolutions and goals have been set mostly the same every year but this year I'm going to really make the efforts..smile... Everyone picks a word nowadays so mine I've decided will be "Let Go" which is very hard for me.I hold on to things and have a hard time with forgiveness. I'm the type of person who always does the right thing and I expect others to as well,but I've come to realize that others aren't me and aren't giving a second thought to what they've done.I need to learn to let go of the anger and hurt and move on. It really hurts no one but yourself. I won't let people continue to cause conflict or Drama though I'm just going to move on and not let them intrude on my happiness. Anyhow I'm making really good strides on this already with one person... I'm a baby steps person so little by little.....
So before Christmas Misi  and I exchanged gifts. I am so lucky to have such a sweet friend. She truly is a thoughtful and giving person. All wrapped so beautifully but I forgot to take pics but it was made so special... Everything smelled of cinnamon and pine..I received not 1 but 2 of her beautiful handcrafted boxes!!!! This beautiful dome one will stay out all year.You'll see it when I show my Valentines decorating....
These Georges will be wonderful for a small summer feather tree or patriotic banner....
Love everything!! Big Hugs sweet friend!!!   I always love this time of year. Some time to nest and just enjoy the simple things...Read, Dream, Cook,Bake and enjoy the little things we are normally to busy for...Thank You to all the girls who sent prayers and well wishes for Dad. He is still in the hospital but out of critical care. His low  blood pressure has been stabilized and now he is fighting the pneumonia  it takes a little more for his body since the cancer but he will be Ok.. Looking forward to tomorrow my first yard sale of the year. It's in a fire hall thankfully because it has been freezing. Well friends hope you are staying cozy! Warm Blessings!~Amy

Monday, January 12, 2015

Stopping in to say Hi!

Hi Girls! Thanks for all your emails.Life sometimes just gets in the way.My Dad has been in critical care.They say he is stable now and will be moving him to another room today.Extra frustrating because of the crazy woman he married and believe me I have tried so hard to make the best of her because for me Dad's happiness is number one. It's not just me several other members of his family have called me worried. Anyhoo I don't normally tread lightly but with her I bite my tongue alot  so I don't put any more distance between my dad and I.We have always been close as I'm his only child.. Day by day...smile... We have been freezing and icy here.It was a mild winter up till this month.No big resolutions started here.I have a few things I'm working on but some of those have been in the works for awhile so can't really call them a resolution.Well girls I just wanted to stop in and say Hi! I know a few of you were wondering. To my swap girls I haven't had time to get The Humble Heart swap organized so I won't have this months swap. I will do our Spring swap early and get it listed the first week of February. Hope everyone is staying cozy! Warm Blessings!~Amy

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Here Comes Santa Claus

Ready or not Christmas is here...smile...Don't you just love visiting all your friends homes through the wonderful internet. Like being able to sit down with your warm cuppa and enjoying some good company...
My favorite cupboard the childs little red and blue stepback...
On top of the mercantile cabinet...
Everyone needs a elf to report back to Santa....


The tree stand..Hubby's victorian sled and a giant firkin...
Basket ' O ' Santas...


Antique Trencher....

Christmas gift from my SIL....
Not as drool worthy as some of your homes but it's my cozy Home sweet Home and I'm thankful for my cozy nest. Hubby and I will be making Lasagna tonite so we don't have to cook on Christmas plus there is plenty if someone drops by in the evening. We'll spend Christmas at Grandma's old farmhouse.. No snow this year they say maybe some flurries. Today I'm all caught up so grabbing a warm cup of tea (salted caramel with vanilla creamer) and enjoying a marathon of The Great Christmas Light Fight. A week ago I would have never thought I'd be done.LoL. Cookies are baked,house is clean,gifts are ready even had time to make some extra goodies.Wishing all of my wonderful friends a Very Merry Christmas.Let's keep the true meaning in our hearts. Jesus is the reason for the Season..Warm Blessings!~Amy

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Big Thank You Post

I gotta say I'm always so Thankful for my blog friends. So many kindred spirits that you truly never would have met without the internet brought together in a very special community. Always there for the fun, chit chat, visits and if you need a hug in the bad times. I am so grateful to have such wonderful people to call friends.  I'm always surprised at the mailbox for the holidays so many surprises..smile... Here are a few
Sweet Santa Ornie from Danice Homespun Hannahs Blog.. She is always so very thoughtful..  Lots of cards letting me know I'm thought of makes the holidays even brighter. Many more have arrived since the picture..
My swap with Francine http://primitivestars.blogspot.com/   All wrapped so pretty...
Santa, Ornies, yummy chocolate. She also included some potpourri and cocoa.  Thank you so much for everything Francine. You have always been such a very sweet friend and I'm very glad you took the leap into blogging so I can visit with you daily...
Oh and sweet Kendra The Stone House Primitives blog sent me some of her turtles. Seriously these are the best thing in the whole world....
So glad to have you girls in my life.I'm finally all caught up for Christmas as of today..smile...Can you believe the post office delivered packages on Sunday? We are small town too..LoL.. Now I can enjoy the season and relax. Will try to share some decorating pics tomorrow. Warm Blessings!~Amy