Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Hello everybody. I'm Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously, I want to apologize to all of my blog friends out there for not posting lately. My LCD screen to my computer went out and we didn't have the money to replace it yet. I was going on my Mom's computer, but she didn't have the software to upload pictures on hers. So finally my dear husband Joe hooked the computer to our Flat Screen TV in the living room. So I am up and running on my make shift TV.
I want to apologize to my swap partner of the Black cat and pumpkin swap. I have not been able to post any pictures of her swap items I made for her. She has them posted on her blog and I am so glad she liked everything I made her. I promise tomorrow I will get those pics up so everybody can see them.
In other news, I went antiquing in the great city of Eden N.C. I will also post some pics of my finds tomorrow also.
Again, it is great to be back and I will get to blogging like crazy starting tomorrow.
P.S. Don't you just love the Halloween picture above. It reminds me of Michael Myers or the Halloween movies. I am a horror freak and I love watching all of the Halloween series this time of year. My husband just shakes his head, because after I watch these scary movies I don't like to be up by myself. Tell me what is your favorite horror movie? I would love to know.
This is the trailer to the original Halloween movie. If stuff like this bothers you, please please don't watch it because I don't want to offend anybody. I just thought some of you would enjoy.
Many Blessing to you all.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

It's Swap Receiving Time!!

Hey everybody!! Last week, I received the most wonderful package in the mail. It was from my Swap partner from the Black Cat & Pumpkin Swap. Her name is Tricia from Vintage Bliss. She is a wonderful artist and I sure hope she likes what I make her.

Below check out the square sampler that she made for me. Also she made me a Halloween necklace and threw in some Mary Engelbreit Orange Hot Chocolate.

Here's the wonderful sampler she made.
Here's my fabulous necklace. I can't wait to wear this!!
I am finishing up on her swap goodies and I will get those mailed out this week. When she receives them, I will post pics for all of you to see. I hope everybody had a great Sunday.

Monday, September 10, 2007

My Thrifting and I Have Been Offically Tagged!!!!!!!!

A week before last I was coming home from the local college and found this wonderful yard sale. A elderly couple had passed away and their family was getting rid of alot of their stuff. I went looking through everything and found a few items. First, above, I found this vintage calender notebook that fits in your back pocket. I bet you could have gotten them at the local feed and seed market. Notice below, the date is 1948.

Here I found inside of a shaving kit was a skeleton key with a wooden key chain, with the initials M. The lady said this was her father's key and she remembered it as a child and she also remembered the calender. She said it brought back memories. I wish I could see those memories myself.

Last but not least, I found this air purifier. I have always wanted one of this brand. They sell these for about $600.00 a pop, but I grabbed this one up for $5.00. It works great, literally brand new to me.

Before I leave, I wanted to share with you, that I got tagged. It is my first time ever!!!! Yeah Baby!!!!!!! I got tagged by Laura of My Little Orange Kitchen. She is the nicest person. I am suppose to tell you something about myself in the letters of my middle name. Well if you must know, my middle name is Marie. I am named after my Grandmother and my mother. Well lets get started shall we.
M = I am Married to my wonderful husband named Joe and I am also a Mother of 2 wonderful children named Joey and Abigail.
A = is for Allergies, I have alot of them. My doctor says I am one of the worst patients he has every had.

R = I am Religious. I love God and Jesus.
I = Imaginative, I loved to day dream as a child and I do sometimes now. I had a hard time paying attention in school because my mind would wander about all the time.
E = Elaborate, because when I tell a story, I go into the most elaborate details of every second of the story and never finish telling the story.
Well that all for tonight, but I hope you all have a great night.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

I Won, I Won, I Won

Can you believe it!!! I signed up for the giveaway at Glitter and Grunge Blog and I won. I think I have been realy lucky lately. Glitter and Grunge is a great website that different artist make things and sell them there. It was started by Missy Ballance of Crafty Carnival. She makes the most adorable mohair bears and alot of other neat goodies also. The artist that donated my beautiful crown is Melissa Valeriote of The Holiday Queen. She makes the most wonderful Halloween items that are to die for!!! Just Kidding!!!!!!!! Please, Please go and check out these wonderful artists and tell them I sent ya!!!!!!!

Here's a pic of my crown by itself. It's so lovely!!!!!!!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Today was my son Joey's first day of school. He is in the 1st grade this year. Here he is sitting on his daddy's motorcycle. I feel like I just gave birth to Joey and here he is starting 1st grade. Boy, do the years fly by!! Enjoy every moment with your children because they are a blessing from God.
I just signed up for my second swap. I am so excited because I love Halloween. This is a Black Cat & Pumpkin Swap hosted by Debra Schoch of HopHopJingleBoo. She is a wonderful artist and I hope to purchase some of her work someday. Go and check her out, you will be amazed.
Till next time,
God Bless,

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I LOVE Swaps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Look what came in the mail for me today!!!! Whoopee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I told you about my swap partner Laura of the My Little Orange Kitchen. This was my first swap and it was hers too. She did a wonderful job. I could have not asked for a better swap partner. She wrapped them so beautifully that I didn't want to open them and mess them up.
Here's me taking my sweet time opening up my goodies. It was like Christmas!!!!
My favorite color is pink. She did oh so fabulous!!! Check this out, she got me this Depression glass creamer in the Manhattan pattern. Laura says that this one is very hard to find in Pink!!

She got me a vintage egg beater that is a beautiful pink. I have never seen one of these in pink before. I will cherish this forever!!

These are all vintage cookbooks dating back to the 1930s. She also got me a Duro Decal dating back to the 40s.

These lovely tea towels look wonderful in my kitchen!!!

I just love my pink Pyrex serving dish. I have never had or seen one of these before. I am in LOVE!!!

I used all of the ribbon she used to wrap my goodies in and put them around my two magnets she made for me. She made them out of vintage cook books. Also look at the wonderful salt shaker!! Then take a look at the vintage birthday candle holders and the wonderful sachet she put them in.

I will always cherish this swap given by Garb-oodles Soup. It was my first and I know it won't be my last. Last by not least, Thank you Laura for being such a wonderful person and a great swap partner. She was so generous and I hope you liked what I got you also.

Tootles for know,

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Goodies for my Swap Partner, Laura

Hi everybody!! I am so excited. I sent off my package of swap goodies to my swap partner Laura of My Little Orange Kitchen. This was my 1st swap ever and it was her's too. She was a great Swap partner and I sure hope she likes everything I got her. Now lets begin showing you what I got for her

This 1st picture is of a vintage ceramic bowl.

This second picture is of vintage salt and pepper shakers that were made by Native Americans. Her kitchen is orange and I hope they go well.

The third picture is of a vintage Oriental tea pot and saucer.

The fourth picture is of a vintage coffee can that I hand sewed a liner in and hand sewed the lid also and added a vintage button to the top. I sure hope you like it. Also in the picture above you can see a vintage table cloth that I forgot to take a pic of by itself.

And this is my darling daughter Abi who wanted her picture taken with all of the goodies.

Well I better go, it's time for bed for my babies and I wanted to show what I got for Laura and when I receive my goodies I will post to show my goodies also. I hope everyone has a great weekend and many blessings.


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Feeling Under The Weather

I want to apologize for not blogging lately. My husband was sick all last week and Friday we took him to the doctor. They sent him to get a CT scan and blood work and we found out he had a appendicitis. They operated Saturday morning and we did not get home until Monday afternoon. He was in so much pain but as of today, he is feeling much better. He is sore of course. I am just thankful that God protected him and everything is much better.

Next I wanted you to see what I won. I put my name in the box at American General and they pulled out my name. I was so excited because I have seen this on the TV infomercial and wanted one but they were pretty expensive and I didn't have the money to get one.
Also I have been antique shopping and found the most wonderful items for my kitchen swap and I will post them in a day or two. I can't wait to show you what I found and what I also got for my self. Toodles till next time.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

I went to JoAnn Fabrics the other day and this is what I bought. I have heard so much about Somerset Studio Magazine and could not wait to buy one. Then they also had the new Somerset Home Magazine. If you get a chance, you would just love these magazines. They give you so much inspiration and ideas and even give great directions. If you love Altered Art and scrapbooking, then you will love these too. Do your best in whatever you do and God Bless.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

A Sunday Afternoon

I have to figure out how to get these pictures in the right spots. I meant for these 3 pictures to be in the last spot. Well sorry.

Who of you have heard about the Paper bag Scrapbooks? They are the new Craze!! I had never heard of them before and Nicole Ellison of Raggedy Old Annies was talking about such a nice person in Blog Land that had made 5oo of these pretties and was going to give a few away. Her name is Heidi of Everyday Cookies at Sweet Woodruff Acres. What a nice and generous person to do that and give people a chance to make one of their own. People are selling them on Etsy and Ebay already decorated and they are beautiful!!!! These Pics below is what she sent me and she also sent me such a beautiful hang tag. Thanks, so much Heidi!!!!!

Before I go, please check out both of these girls blogs. They are such talented people and Nicole has some great patterns and dolls for sale.

Sorry it took so long to post again. I have to get in the hang of things. First of all I want to give a big shout out to my new swap partner that I got paired up with in the Vintage Kitchen Swap. Laura is the nicest person and I can not wait to get started on her goodies. I have some great ideas and I will post some pictures when I get her swap items done. Also check out her blog.

I hope everybody in blog world had a great weekend and many blessings.