Monday, March 28, 2011

What a giveaway!

A Primitive Place Magazine is hosting an awesome giveaway!  
The winner will receive this wonderful tobacco basket made by Pam from .  

Click here to go to the giveaway post.  But you have to hurry - the giveaway ends at 9:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 30th!

And if you haven't visited Pam's website, you really should.  I recently ordered some blackened beeswax ornies from her and they are prim perfect!  I am working on my display for them and then I'll be back to share some photos.  

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Aaaaahhhh Snow day, sweet, sweet, snow day....

Today was a snow day for my school, so I had a day where I could just "be".  I really enjoyed having some time to goof off.  And yes, there were a million things I should have done.  They'll still be there waiting later on.  But today I did some things I've been wanting to do.  I got my swap package in the mail - hurray!  I love beating a deadline. :)
And I spent some time making cards to have on hand when I need one just because.  I used two rubber stamps I already had, and some scrapbooking paper I had on hand as well.  I love the little saying from the rubber stamp - "Wishing you a day filled with good things."  Perfect for any occasion wouldn't you say? 

Now I am off to my niece's birthday pizza dinner.  She is turning 5 tomorrow and she told me that she wants blue earrings.  So I put wires through two big blue Easter eggs.  They hang over the ear nicely. :D  I can't wait to see her face.  (The real earrings are inside the eggs along with some kisses - of the Hershey variety.)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Let's just pretend it hasn't been over a month since I last posted....

I know it's been a crazy amount of time since I last posted. Lots to do, lots going on, lots of excuses I could make...   The one thing I can say is that I gave myself a blogging time-out until I had my swap things ready to send.  The box is all packed and now I just have to write a little note to pop in, and I can get it in the mail on Wednesday.  What a relief!  I really stressed over whether my end of the swap is good enough.  Does anyone else out there have that problem?

I noticed that Misi's Tuesday display chain is newly acquired so I thought I'd join in for the first time and share a few new-to-me treasures.

Big sale at the "Gigglin Pig" - Yes, that's the real name of the store.
I "needed" this lantern...
I bought this wreath when I bought the lantern above.
It was around the base of the lantern, and now I can't get it back on there.
Will deal with that later....

My husband found this fragile little nest in my Dad's driveway.
So I found the little bird to put in it.
Makes me smile every time I look at it on my kitchen windowsill.

I bought this little broken tin bird cookie cutter last weekend for $2.00.
I just really liked it...

My new breadbox - just what I've been searching for
so I can hide my tissue box and some daily medicines.

I found this at a little store that I can't wait to go back to visit soon.
There were many, many treasures to be found in that place.
I'm going to see if they'll let me take some pictures next time I go.

I have wanted an egg basket for a long time.
This one was half price when I got to the register - just under $8.00!

Just got my little chicken coop thingy last week, too.
 I am not actually a big stuffed animal person, but I like these three for Spring.

Found him in the local pharmacy gift nook.
I like wood things that look like they might have been run over in the driveway a few times.

Found the middle sized egg several weeks ago on my birthday.
Went back to the same place and picked up the large and small ones a week later.
I have no idea why I wanted the set, but I am going to hang them together in my kitchen.
I found this little "tobacco slats" box (that's what the tag said on it) at an antique shop in Angelica, NY.
The  owner of the booth was going out of business so I got it for half price - score!
My husband thought he could help me make an arrangement for my new treasure.
I'm thinking he'll need to keep his day job until he gets a little more experience....