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Saturday, December 31, 2011

My one word for 2012

For a few years now I have heard of this "one word" thing buzzing around the internet. I always say I am going to do this..and being who I am..I never get around to picking my word. This year I prayed to God to give me the word that would help me most this year. 
While sitting in church a few sundays ago, I heard a few words that i thought would be great for me.

Prayer, Revival, obey, love, kindness, praise, give, the list goes on and on.
BUT I only need one word on that I can really focus on!
Then one night reading the bible the Lord spoke to me very very clear!
You  have good intentions with everything you "think" to do..You have such a clear passion in the beginning.
But you have always been a PROCRASTINATOR!
The WORD that the Lord was giving me was very clear
I have to be DILIGENT in everything the Lord gives me to do. I have missed many blessing and opportunities to help others and share the LOVE of Jesus because I wasnt being DILIGENT.
I need to be DILIGENT in all areas of my life! 

Will you join me and many others and choose your ONE WORD?   
Want to find out more, you can go here MY ONE WORD

Come back, let me know what your ONE WORD is. Lets make 2012 about doing what the LORD really wants us to do!

Monday, December 26, 2011

My blessings from the Lord above

My best friend since I was 16. ( he's 41 can you believe that LOL..such good genes!)

Our youngest son Justin..who's heart is bigger than anyone I know
Our oldest son Damian, so mature and handsome (even at 7:30am )

My nephew Zander and Niece Zoe...they are each others best friends
my little brother Kevin still teasing me after 37 years :)
My sister Danielle..wonderful Mom!!
 My son's Girlfriend Hannah...She is a smart beautiful young woman..
and our latest blessing..Ayva our Grand-daughter. Its been a LONG road to see this little one..but as always with GOD, the road has many lessons along the way and always ends up right where it should be. 
Little blonde pig tails :}
It is such a blessing to have children...and when you see your children...interacting with their children..the whole world comes full circle..and the LOVE is amazing. 

I am SO Thankful to the Lord above for my time on Christmas with all the blessings he has given to me. I thank him daily through prayer and song. The Lord is my everything, without Him..I would have no blessings.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Chistmas Yall

I pray that all of my blogging friends have a very Merry Christmas. Take time to enjoy who is around you this year. Remember Jesus in your Christmas this year.
He is not only the reason for the season, He is also the reason for Life!
See you soon...

Monday, December 19, 2011

Bloggerette Society Ornament swap

Are you like me and LOVE ornaments?? I always tell family..just buy me ornaments for Christmas LOL. 
Well, The Bloggerette Girls had a swap and I was so privileged to have Marsha over at Tattered Chick as my swap buddy.
This is what she sent me...
Now I LOVE snowmen! He is so adorable!!!
and this little santa..OMG he is so cute...he is on a cob body..LOOK
I sent this vintage looking ornament box to Marsha..I had fun making it! 
I made the tree from lace..and crocheted the flower tree topper. Printed out a little girl from The Graphics Fairy. This was really out of the norm for me..but i like how it turned out.
 I also got her a embroidered snowman ornie..BUT I didnt take a pic :(.  BUT you can visit Marshas blog to see it and all her wonderful creations!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Being an Auntie is fun!

 I So LOVE being an Auntie! My niece Zoe is always wanting to craft..and her brother Zander joins in once in a while..Tonight we made Sock Puppets. Oh..It was the funnest time ever! I am so glad I didnt toss my socks that had lost their mates!
  I have the best nephew and niece ever!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Busy as a woman can get

I have been so busy. I know..its Christmas ofcourse you are! My friend MJ and I have opened our selling blog. We have been listing things in our Etsy shop..its just been busy and fun. Here are a few things we have listed. Is it hard for yall to make something and not keep it for yourself? hehe.

Here is a Prim candy cane. These are so cute in person.

Vintage wall collage. Its so much fun creating these. Hope yall are having a great week!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

My win from Moss HIll Studio

A while back and I mean a while..I posted a comment on Joannas blog over at Moss Hill Studio
I won my choice of things from Joanna. I chose for her to make me one of her Fairy Girls.
Joannas blog was the first blog I ever start following before I started a blog. You know back when we use to just bookmark things.
Joanna is a very talented and inspirational artist. With every post, you can tell she put her heart and soul into it.
I got to know Joanna  through her blog...her art somehow lifted me up and gave me hope that one day I too could take a leap of FAITH and venture out into the world with my crafts.
Joanna is a wonderful child of God. Blessed by His hands to create with her heart.
This fairy now hangs on my tree..and soon she will go into my room on my shelf.
Joanna Thank you very much for the wonderful fairy! She is so precious and wonderful to me.
Joanna didnt know my favorite number was 8 when she created this for me, but God knew. 
vintage laces and fabrics make up this beauty. She has the word FAITH on her. That is this little fairys name now. Joanna didn't know but I have had to walk with great FAITH the past year in my life. God knew I needed that word on this little fairy. 
Here she adorable! all tattered and vintage.This little fairy has a loving home.
Thank you Joanna! God bless you!

Monday, November 28, 2011

even the kitty loves Christmas

We have 2 cats and a dog..and one of our cats is old. Her name is Zoe. We got here when our oldest son was 6, he is now 21. She has always been a loner except when it comes to my hubby.
She loves my hubby.
She also has an obessesion with paper...anything paper. So when the Christmas paper comes out..she is in kitty heaven. LOL.
Here she is snoozing on the lid of our wrapping paper storage bin.
Isn't she funny? Do your fur babies do anything weird?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

My Thanksgiving

Can you Believe, Turkey day is here.  I swear when I was younger..the holidays did not come this quickly :) 
My Thanksgiving is ALOT different this year.

We are not having a family gathering at home...instead my family is going to the church I attend and we are having it there.
I am so blessed to have found such a wonderful place and people.
This year its is truly about being Thankful for the blessings that God has given me.
I have learned to not take those for granted. 
 Thanksgiving is not so much about what is on the it is about who is at the table with you.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

What I'm working on

Just enjoying a relaxing Sunday and stitching up a shelf tuck.
This one says 
Love is patient  Love is kind
This is very true!

It is stitched on coffee dyed muslin.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway. I truly am blessed and READ every comment you put.

I wrote all the names down as they come in and picked a winner using

1st giveaway--for the 2 tags is ....OLD ROAD PRIMITIVES!
2nd giveaway-for the hand stitched snowman ornament is--- THE FARMERS ATTIC!

CONGRATS to both of you!!! Please email me at with your home address and these will go out in the mail to you!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Old Christmas Crafts ITEMS for sale

Good evening all....As most of you know I am participating in the online
Christmas Craft Show!!! Below are some items I have for sale. 
If you are interested in purchasing them, please email me and I will send you an invoice.
I will ship all purchases on Wednesday if Paying by PAYPAL
If you have any questions PLEASE email also...once an item has sold I will post that it is sold.
Thanks again for making a stop at my blog!
Fabric ball ornament with old fashioned prim tag and vintage lace. It is made by hand with lots and lots of pins. Looks great hanging in a tree or on an ornament holder.~~ $12.00
Another fabric ball ornament. Have vintage lace hanger and a tea dyed muslin bow. Fabric is a greenish brown. Used lots and lots of pins for this one as well.~~ $12.00
These are star ornaments.  They are made from thick chipboard. with vintage sheet music and the flowers are handmade buy me using paper and burlap and linen. These are so cute in person! All 3 for $12.00
Adorable mini felt christmas stocking ornaments. All three are sewn by hand. You could put a little candy cane in each and hand on the tree Approx. 5 inches long.~~ $12.00 for all 3
Set of 3 mini felt stocking ornaments. Hand sewn. Approx 5 inches long. $12.00 for all 3.
Set of 2. These are hand sewn. Once says PEACE on says BELIEVE sewn onto burlap. There is burlap on the back. These are approx 6 inches long. ~~ $10.00 for both

All hearts come home for Christmas Wall Hanging. Made with scrapbook papers and hand made rosettes. Held together by jute. This picture does not do this cute in person. It measures APPROX 15 inches.~~ $16.00

Thank you very much for looking! 
my email is

PLEASE see my side bar for others participating!! You could finish up your Christmas shopping this weekend..hehe...This has been alot of fun!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

2nd Giveaway

Snowmen are my FAVORTIE holiday decoration!
SO I am giving away this hand stitched snowman ornament.
The pattern is from Primitive Blessings.

He is stitched on dyed warm and natural and sewn onto felt. He is so cute in person! With a jute hanger.
Here is one up close

I will pick a winner this Saturday!

Good luck to all!..remember this weekends starts the HOLIDAY SHOPPING!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Kick off Christmas Giveaway!

Next weekend is the BIG Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Show!
I am so excited!! get things started I am having 2 giveaways!

My first giveaway is the 2 tags below! I have to say..tags hanging in my tree is my favorite way to decorate!

All you have to do is leave a comment. Yep that is it!  You dont have to be a follower..although you could be!
If you'd like to post on your blog..please do!!!

Tuesday I will list me 2nd giveaway! I cant wait...its so PRIM!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Lynn's 3 year blogging giveaway

Do yall know Lynn?  No???  Well she is a WONDERFUL artist over at 
I became a follower of Lynn shortly after starting a blog myself. Lynn has a way of taking ordinary things and making them SUPER DOOPER treasures!
Here is one of the many things Lynn is giving away...

See what I mean! Gorgeous! 

And as a BONUS she is giving away a huge pile of foam unmounted stamps
See! I HOPE I win these too!
So pop on over and see Lynn..leave a comment...and peek around her blog!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Is it Just me....

Is it the busy time of year..or it just me?
Halloween came...and went...
I think there is another Holiday coming up...Thanksgiving?? 
Are you like me...go straight to Christmas Mode?

AHHHH I knew I wasn't the only one.

For me...Christmas is different this year..its more about Jesus...and giving...spending time...
My kids are am I...the hussle and bussle I use to know...doesn't seem to be there anymore.
It is more....PEACE...hummm...

Jesus said he left me with his PEACE...maybe that is where it is coming from.

I really want to start sharing on this from now til will see more of me and what I am doing....please tell me you will come and visit....

First thing I want to share is a good ole recepie that I made for bible study last night.  It was super easy...and if yall know me....I don't like to cook! BUT this was simple and rewarding.  Give it a try! 

(pic from Paula Dean)
This is called Wayne's Beef Macaroni and Cheese..from Paula Dean!
Seriously can you go wrong with anything she makes.
Here is the link that will take you there..if you try it...let me know what you think!