Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Secret Sister Strikes Again Prof Muzzle Scruff and No Good Pictures for Easter

Char over at The Pickled Pepper Patch hosted a Secret Sister Swap.You had to commit to a package each month (and if you want some little extras) Then in December you find out who your partner is.My Secret Sister is soooo fun and thoughtful.No clue who it is but when we are done I'm going to send her a nice present..smile...This months Theme was In The Garden.She sent me some wonderful garden gloves aren't they pretty..Some seeds, going to plant the zinnia's today since it went from cold to hot here no spring just odd weather this year...Southern Lady magazine which most of you don't know I was raised in the south and now live in PA so love old southern traditions and charm...And this wonderful homespun apron.... Look at the little rake in the pocket...Loved everything!!!

Then Traci http://yorkmountainprimitives.blogspot.com/ had a name the bear contest so I told hubby to pick a good name he picked Professor Muzzle Scruff and we won.The only thing he ever won in his life..smile..He smells yummy everytime I walk through the room..Thanks Traci for the fun contest...

Easter was a beautiful day.I made a special Coconut Cream Cake to take to grandma's farmhouse.My Pap Pap loved coconut and I always made him candy.This was our second Easter without him he was a big part of my life.So I made the cake in memory of him.It was sooo good,grandma said he would have loved it.It went with a missing piece though cause hubby decided to test it in the middle of the night.Guess he wanted to make sure it was good enough..smile...Well the girls were wild up from the chocolate bunny breakfast and cookies,cupcakes and cake at grandma chickens house so no good pictures of them.Luckily it was nice weather so they could go outside and hide eggs over and over and run and play..See the type of pics I got.....

Here is my cousin Heidi Hubby and I helped raise her..

My good sister,yes I have a evil sister too.Her son Jayson and Brianna.Jayson has been grumpy he's been sick on and off since december so he is going to have his tonsils removed soon...

It was really a nice Easter..I've been busy otherwise.Getting seeds started,working in the garden, treasure hunting I found some goodies will try to share soon,and finishing up some swap stuff.We haven't did fleamarket with Easter and the week before we took off due to the weather.This week we'll be setting up I can't wait to go searching.I've been trying to clean out my computer room it's piled floor to ceiling with stuff I've bought home.Truth be told as I'm going through it half the stuff I forgot I even had.I'll never be able to list everything as the loft is full to so sending some of it to fleamarket.Well hope everyone is having a great week.Tons of yard and community sales here over the next few days so I'll be out junking umm treasure hunting.Warm Blessings!~Amy


Angela said...

Love your goodies from your secret sister. The aporn is so prim. I too love Southern Lady Mag. Love their recipes. That coconut cake sounds great. I love coconut. A beautiful family. Glad you had great weather. So did we, but so many folks were not that blessed. Can't wait to see the treasures you find at flea market and junkin! Have a great week.

The Moonlit Stitch said...

The Professor looks right at home! Glad you had a wonderful holiday with your family! Can't wait to see your finds! ~*~Lisa

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Hi Amy, love the bear name, Hubby did good!! Like your swap items, especially the apron.
Hope you have nice weather for the fleamarket.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Wow - that was a packed post! Loving everything....that apron is so, so, sweet!! And the professor - ahh - give him a big squeeze for me and tell him he can come visit again anytime he likes (or the wind blows him this way!!!) (Those are dang cute little yellow chicks keeping him company too!!) You sound busy as always - have fun!! Smiles, hugs & blessings Girl!! Robin

Traci said...

Hi Amy... I can't wait to find out who your Secret Sister is either! She sent you such goodies....

Your comment about hubby and "the only thing he ever won in his life" reminds me of the movie, A Christmas Story. The beloved "Leg Lamp", LOL..

Glad to hear you and your family got to enjoy your Easter Gathering!

Blessings, Traci

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Wow, you have been a busy bumble bee!
I hope you have great weather for the flea market. We still don't have garage sales or flea markets here. Won't be long though. The Professor looks right at home there!
Your family is beautiful. And the swaps are awesome--every month?! How cool is that?

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Wonderful goodies~ So cute your husband named Muzzle Scruff and you won!! Way to go Hubby!!( the bear is so cute!!)
Sounds like a fun Easter~ the cake YUM~ I would of been stealing a piece too!!
Love all the family pics~ looks real!!

renee said...

Hey Amy!
Great goodies you got! Your cake sounds yummy and a great time was had by all!
I don't know any kids that don't OD on candy at Halloween and Easter! LOL!
At least they can burn it off! What is my excuse?
I wish you luck on the hunting and selling of your wares!
Hugs and blessings,

Marydon said...

Love your swap gifts, Amy. You have a very generous 'giver', Darlings pics of the family ... had to laugh at the 'evil sister'. I say that about one of mine.

Have a beautiful eve ~

~Madalynne~ said...

I love that Teddy Bear you won! Your hubby is so funny with his midnight taste test. Who could resist coconut cake! Yummy!