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Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween and Some Belated Thank You's and Swap from Cindi

 Wanted to stop in and wish you all a Happy Halloween.With the storm I'm not sure if we will have trick or treat this evening.I'll be making the girls and Jayson goodie bags.Hubby and I are going to lunch and will probly go to the antique mall to browse....Well it's been forever since I won something but seems I went on a lucky steak.Above the Jack candle holder by Jody He is just awesome and I'm going to let him out till Thanksgiving because I love seeing his whimsical face.Even hubby thought he was wonderful.I am truely honored to own one of Jody's OOAK creations....
 Next up is this wonderful snowman from Vicky Vicky is very generous and is always sharing here talents.
 Brenda over at the Rusty Thimble hosted a multi bloggers giveaway and I was the lucky winner of this santa from Lisa   Thank all of you wonderful artist for your sharing.I am blessed to own this special pieces..
Next up is my Thanks for Giving Swap hosted by Wendy  My partner was Cindi  She is such a kind hearted person.She sent some wonderful goodies.I am one of those people who decorates for Thanksgiving so was just tickled with the Turkey's.I love the little tealight holder he'll be on the riser display on the kitchen table.Of course Cindi wanted to make sure I was happy with everything and include a bag of my favorite Dove caramel chocolates (they are not in the pic because of course I had to eat some right away..smile..)  Thank You Cindi for being my partner and the sweet gifts you sent.Yours is going out this afternoon.. Thanks to Wendy for putting it together.Also thanks for all the girls who emailed and left comments as we weathered the storm.Our little house was spared any damage and we luckily had electric.I know a few of our neighbors had some slight damage.I'll be going out to Grandma's old farmhouse today to make sure she didn't have any damage like to the roof or trees since she can't really check it.Will also be getting my blood results back today.I guess I should have just titled this The Big Thank You Post.LoL..Warm Blessings!~Amy

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

So far so good

As you can see the dogs are all snuggled in for Sandy.Poor things I hate to have to make them go out in it..smile...We've only lost electric so far for a few minutes.Fingers crossed because there are over 3000 in our county without electric and they say if it goes out might be a week till they get it back.So far we are weathering the storm ok.Today still high winds,rain and they say snow.Alot of roads flooded and closed as well.Most of the local goverment offices are closed till at least wednesday.I was surprised the mail went.Poor mailman out walking all day in this just brutal weather.I certainly would have waited for my mail,I didn't even want to go to the mailbox sent hubby..smile....I will leave the blog sale up for today yet.I know a few emailed and said they were preping for the storm and wanted to look.There are 3 pages just go to the bottom and hit older post..Also girls in the ornie swap I understand if you are a few days behind with the storm,I would not go out in it either,so just make sure it's out by thursday..Hope all are safe and snug were you are.Warm Blessings!~Amy.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

A few things

 Happy Saturday! We are preparing for the storm coming so been busy.We are expecting very high winds, heavy rain and they say possibly snow.Funny last year we got our first snow Halloween.I'm not to worried except about the freezers as I don't have a generator.But otherwise if the power goes out for a few days we are good.We have a gas stove.We have a small gas heater on the sunporch that will also keep the living room warm so we can camp out in there if need be.Plus have plenty of battery and real candles...The pic above I took on my country drive a few days ago.Headless horseman on a giant horse.The horse used to be a advertising piece,you can also see all the pretty colors on the mountains in the background...I also wanted to give you a heads up, I'll be posting a blog sale this evening and tomorrow.Lots of good prims at fair prices..I have this antique childs set going....
 Plus butter paddles, Old carriers and boxes,a wood trencher bowl,masher, breadboard, antique cookie cutters, watering can, crocks,dolls and tons more..Lots and lots of prims I usually don't list online..
I also wanted to let you know about
She is looking for some new followers and is hosting a giveaway as soon as she hits 50 followers.If you could stop over for a visit,follower her and let her know Amy Bumble Bee Lane sent you I'd appreciate it.Here is the link Sweet Vintage Home and Garden  Now I'm off to get pics for the blog sale talk with you all later..smile..

Monday, October 22, 2012

Reminder for Mailing Homespun Ornie Swap

 Just Popping in to Remind you girls that your ornies need to be mailed to me within a week.Canada girls should have theirs in the mail no later than Wednesday so they arrive in time.Also PLEASE remember to tag your ornies with your blog and name so the girls can thank you for your ornies.I've received several so far without a tag.I'll fix them but let's try to remember alot of girls signed up and I want you all to know who your gifts are from....Alot of really cute ornies so far you girls have done just lovely work...Warm Blessings!~Amy

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fall Decorating

 Well it seems my blogging is getting less time to chat with all you wonderful girls.Just a few more weeks and things will slow down and nesting season will begin for me...smile....Wanted to share my Halloween decorating around the house.Didn't do alot outside just some simple prim touches and some pumpkins of course.Spicy candles burning everyday, today pumpkin pie and maple syrup..Yummm...
 Today will be a Pj day rain falling and nowhere to run.House is straight and baked cookies yesterday.Curling up with some hot tea and catching up on some of my shows and reading some prim mags..Will figure out something slow to pop in the oven for dinner maybe beef tips and onions over garlic cheese toast...
 Might work on some ornies later for mine and Old lady morgans swaps...I was tempted to go to a sale but figured it was raining and gas would be to high for just one sale so glad I didn't go now...Yes I need to remind myself Relax...
 Went with grandma for the blood work it was funny she thought she remembered the way from before but took me on a wrong turn and we ended up at the prison.We had to go the whole way around just to get out.They were transporting prisoners so armed guards everywhere.Grandma is yelling get me outta here.LoL.The lady that did my blood was wonderful.I ask her if she was good and she said yes.I said I'm not good with needles.She said don't worry and was right didn't hurt at all.That was the first time it didn't hurt or they didn't miss the vein.I won't have the results back till next week sometime.
 The leaves are at their peek here,so tomorrow plan on taking a drive.PA has so many beautiful farms and houses.Love to just drive and daydream...

 The girls just had their Birthday..Yikes..The big 10 they are becoming so independant and really have their own personalities...Love them with all my heart...
 They both had "Best Friends" this year...
They had the party at the bowling alley so they had a blast.Well girls hope you all have a great weekend.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tuesdays Display Chain Patina

Well today is our last display chain for awhile.Always so fun when Misi host.Todays theme is Patina..I love aged patina's that can only come with time...
Such history here....
Someone's stand at market..Crackled Baby and pewter..
My Favorite Patina is old wood....

My weekend find..smile...It is huge!
Now hop on over to http://1890gablehousemusings.blogspot.com/2012/10/tuesday-display-chain-patinapatina.html and visit the other links....On another note I finally am going for blood work tomorrow..Hubby is more worried than me says he's afraid that they might find something.Me I'd rather know so I can get it taking care of unlike my dad who kept putting things off.If you could just say a prayer or send out some good vibes that everything comes back ok.Gotta tell you a funny story though I am scared to death of needles so yes I would have put it off awhile longer but my grandma called and said you're taking me for my bloodwork right I said yes, but I'm not going yet.She said I've already scheduled you too.So me and grandma are going together.She wants to help pay for it since I have never ask for anything and all the other grandkids got over the years.I told her she doesn't have to but she is pretty insistant on it so I might let her help.I am so Thankful to still be able to have her...Also wanted to remind the girls in the ornie swap you have a little less than 2 weeks to get your ornies out.The ones that came so far are wonderful.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tuesdays Display Chain See It Do It

Well today is Display Chain I honestly didn't think I'd make it in time,but Hooray for me I did..smile...Hosted by Misi our theme this week is See It  ~ Do It   Something that you saw and did or created from that inspiration.I've always loved these pretty stenciled boxes.But I always got the brush to wet or rushed it and smeared them up..This one is from http://americanheritageshop.com/accessories.htm and I just loved it........
So it inspired me to try again.I took my time and let each layer dry completely.This is how it turned out....


                              
I think it turned out nicely.I will try some more as time permits as they are quit pricey to buy.Now hop over to Misi's and visit the other links.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Swaps with Sara and Christina

 Good morning Girls! Just stopping in to thank Sara of Salmon Falls and Christina of Pendleton Prims for their gifts.I've been very busy some good,some bad but nothing to concerning.Thanks to those who have emailed.I'll do a regular post soon..So on to the fun stuff..First up is from Sara.Let me say she totally spoiled me! Look how pretty everything is wrapped..She does her own wood working and sells on etsy so if you girls are drooling you can stop over her etsy and purchase..(Salmon Falls)
 She sent me this beautiful table riser.I was so excited this is just perfect! Even hubby thought it was great.The Give Thanks pumpkin is wonderful.I don't have alot of Thanksgiving decor.The little pumpkins and spoon are wax and cinnamon and smell so yummy...
 A blue jean pocket arrangement..Sara hand painted the harvest moon sign no stencil used.The paddle board I think I'm going to mount a smaller hooked rug on to display it..
 Sara really went above and beyond even with a sweet new grandbaby and her husband being sick(send up a little prayer for him if you can).Thank you sara for your friendship and all the beautiful gifts...
Next up is Christina Pendleton Prims  She has 3 kiddos and loves to get them involved in everything.She has a fun family blog with lots of projects she creates...Banner and pumpkin head pick added to the door shutter..

 Some of her wonderful pillow tucks and a journal for fall.I just love that spooky pumpkin head pillow.Brianna keeps asking for the journal for school.So far I've said no but I'm not good at the no thing so if she keeps bugging I might say yes.Actually I think I'm going to buy some supplies so her and Hannah can make one as I know it will be a fight if one has one and one doesn't...
Thank You Christina for swapping and sending the extra pillow special...A few have asked about the Christmas Swap.I will be posting it in a few weeks so we have plenty of time to work on it...I've been visiting everyone and commenting as I have time.Loving all the prim fall decorating and ideas.Warm Blessings!~Amy