Monday, December 27, 2010

Remember to Carry Your Dreams, and Tote Your Secret Wishes Into the New Year.

You just have to take a little bit of time and go visit a really pretty treasury over at Etsy.
Hill Top Times featured my, "either you love it or hate it," vintage cake saver.  It fits right in with all the other lovely items.  This is a must see.

click here for a visit:

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Clementines, Collander and New Cannon

I just listed this little enamelware gem on Etsy.
Oh my gosh am I ever having fun with my camera.

Merry Christmas

I hope your Christmas was grand.
I began the day with breakfast and gifts at my youngest son's home.
I Put puzzles together, painted nails, tried on clothes until...
I realized it was almost noon and I needed to get home.
My other two sons, wives, and children came to the Coop in the late afternoon.
We ate until ...
that's what happens when you get a really nice, big, deep fat fryer,
played with babies until...
they almost, almost fell asleep,
took pictures until...
the deer on the mountain ran off,
( Yes! a new camera).
Then everyone went home and I was left with the happiest heart ever.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Before My Camera Broke

I would really appreciate any advice on what camera to purchase since my little ole' Sony Cyber Shot broke.  I can still take photos but I can't view them.  Ya, sort of a vintage feel. You don't know what you're getting until you download them.  I know the quality of my photos could and should improve if I keep blogging and doing the Etsy thing... everyone would appreciate that.  But what do I get,  a Cannon Rebel, another Sony?  Help. 

Until then, enjoy the day and stay warm and busy.  
(I took this picture before the Sony went on the fritz)

Okay, I am dreaming of a white Christmas AND a new camera.
Hugs to you all.

Monday, December 13, 2010

It's a Little Frosty on the Back Porch

This past weekend,
 I spent most of my time cleaning house.
  I started in the basement,
then moved upstairs,
washed everything imaginable in my new washing machine and dryer.
 (it sings to me)
  Finally, after sorting through clothing,
Christmas decor, and unfinished craft projects,
 I decided to add a little country to my back porch beginning with my snowman collection. 
(A snowman is better than no-man... right?) 
The little stuffed guy was on a big wreath that I got at the Good Will.  I brought him home, ripped him off the wreath, and we have
been an item for many a
I am all
about the
 country look,
but I had to live it up, once again,
old school country style, on the back porch with my, "man."  

  See what I mean... lots and lots of stuff

A very popular guy...

Little wooden guys with the cutest tin accessories

Ah...  He melts my heart.
xoxo have a great night-all.

This post is linked to two beautiful Blogs.  One called, Common Ground, and the other, Funky Junk who is doing her Saturday Nite Special #61, the Christmas full home reveal edition!
Click the links below to hurry, quick, go see:
or you can click Funky Junk's button on my side bar

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Great Give Away at Lee La La's

As I was reading the most recent blogs this morning one caught my eye.  It was Lee La La.  She always blogs about the sweetest things and today she is sponsoring a giveaway from an Etsy shop called, Good Day.  You must go check it out.  Cute, cute stuff we can all use and need. Use the link below to go to Lee La La.

Aren't these tags cute?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Festival of Trees

Ah, last night I was a volunteer at Santa's Workshop at the annual Festival of Trees here in Pocatello.  After a long day teaching, my dear friend Steffanie, fellow teacher and I braved the crowds as children came to the workshop for fun crafts.  Totally awesome teens from various service groups helped too.  Steffanie and I were the supervisors and the teacher in us came to the forefront to help the little kids create.  We had a ball.
We were across from who else...?   Santa, in the flesh!  I got such a kick out of the serious expressions lil' guys had as they mounted his knee in utter confidence, requesting only what was really at the top of their  lists. 

Like a dork I forgot my camera and didn't get one picture of the trees.  I spent all day trying to recreate a tree I saw with lots of natural elements.  I mean all day- between laundry and sorting through Etsy stuff that is scattered from one place to the other in my small abode, I spent an entire day doing and then redoing.  To my dismay, I ran out of lights at the bottom of the tree.  I had the last strand on and then saw a bare wire- Oh my!  Corrected the problem, plugged them in and suddenly the outlet wouldn't work.  So for now, I have a half-@#$* tree  and a bright orange extension cord running the full length of the living room to the nearest working outlet.  Let us pray that I get the tree finished and take a decent picture to post... 

Wishing you a fantastic weekend.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fantastic Wreath Giveaway

A fellow blogger, Lee La La and Wintersteen Farms are having a special wreath giveaway for Lee La La readers.  
A little REAL greenery would be lovely and just in time for the holidays!
 Wintersteen Farms, A family owned business in Oregon creates the most beautiful all natural wreaths. 
The link below takes you right to their shop.

        They are also having a special sale on wreaths so hop on over to 
to check it out.