Friday, October 25, 2013

25th Anniversary--Catch up

Monday the 21st was our 25th Anniversary. This picture is when we first started dating, I'm 19 and Jim is 21, so it's been 30 years total for us..

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pinned it Made It! Monday/Tuesday

I was inspired by this post and pumpkin picture.

Photo from Primitive Life In An English Cottage

I also made these for a swap the same one the harvest sign from last week was included in. I still like the above ones better--I forgot to go back and compare them till now. The stitching might have been glued, I forgot to add a safety pin or anything around the stem.
I still want to make a few for myself.

I'm linking up with Tammy at Country Girl at Home!

Sunday, October 20, 2013


Everyday Ruralty

I'm linking up with Patrice at Everyday Ruralty.


1. How many animals do you have?
Too many cats! :-)
2.Have you begun Christmas plans, travel, decorations, crafts, menus, etc?
I've been thinking about Christmas crafts and gifts
3.Do you celebrate harvest season or Halloween?
4. How do you heat your house?
We have a gas furnace, but I'd love to get a wood burning stove and or solar panels.
5.Do you like dishes with white centers or centers with patterns?
I have solid color dishes, but never thought about which I like better.

Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf, So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day Nothing gold can stay.
     Pinned from Pinterest

Monday, October 14, 2013

Pinned It, Made It! Monday

diy sign tutorial for JOY  Like this for one side of the front door and old sled & skates on other side
Picture from  DIY Network
I've been wanting to try my hand at sign making, I love this big JOY sign I pinned, this post shows you how to make it, I definitely want to make this soon. I was working on a much smaller piece of wood, here is my smaller version for a swap I made.

I bought these little wooden pieces in a package from JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby a few years ago. I painted it black and then I used duct tape for the letters I cut and ripped, I of course didn't go for perfect or measured any of it . Once the tape was on I used red craft paint that needed to be thrown away, I wiped what I could off and painted over it with the orange.  Once it dried I peeled the tape off and wiped on brown. The red ended up showing through, I liked the finished sign. 

I'm linking up with Tammy at Country Girl at Home.

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Everyday Ruralty

I'm linking up with Patrice at Everyday Ruralty.


1.Are you doing any crafts or DYI projects now?
I've pulled out four Halloween wall hangings I made years ago, I need to bind them.

2.If I could snap my fingers I would make_____for dinner?
Grilled steak, green beans, baked potatoes, sauteed mushrooms

3.What author would you like to have lunch with? (It doesn't have to be someone alive now. We could use a time machine or something.
Jane Austen

4.I wanted to tell all you folks at chats______________.
Hi, thanks for checking out my blog.

5.__________________has been on my mind a lot lately.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Everyday Ruralty

I'm linking up with Patrice at Everyday Ruralty.


1. When you pass the salt, do you automatically send the pepper with it?
I don't because I never want the salt, just pass me the pepper. My daughter, Kaitlyn said that you are suppose to pass both if asked for one.

2. How many fingers do you usually type with?
all of them

3.Do you keep interesting coins when you run across them?
I do-- I use to run across them more often, when I worked at a bank.

4. Did you enjoy September, or did it fly by quickly?
Wow --where did September go??? I think I enjoyed a few days but it sure passed fast.

5.If I could__________, I'd get more done everyday?
Stay off the computer!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Harvest Gathering Swap

 Amy from Bumble Bee Lane hosted the Harvest Gathering Swap, she was also my swap partner. I received my swap goodies last week from her and finally uploaded the pictures.

She sent this sweet pumpkin man

     this apron, I need since I'm always making a mess.
                  These cute sunflowers
                  the spider and kitty are extra cute
Amy also included a pumpkin candle and tart, notepad and fall towel. Thank you so much Amy, it was a fun swap and I love all the goodies.