I want to wish all my blogging friends a safe, prosperous, and Happy New Year!!!
WOW!!! It’s been a long time since I blogged!!! Please forgive me for being away so long but I had a two day Christmas craft show and I had a ton of goodies to make and I had orders from my website. Thank you everybody for all of your orders I appreciate each and every one of them. I’m going to share some pictures from my show and some pictures of my Holiday Home 2011. I have a lot to share so bare with me this is going to be a long post.
Here’s a look at my booth….
Here’s a look at my home at Christmas Thyme……
YAY!!! I FINALLY got a Arnett Santa…..I LOVE him!!! :)
Olde fashioned peppermint sticks.
This is my seasonal tree in my kitchen that I keep out all year long.
Kitchen window sill.
Trees on my front porch.
My stove board.
Thank you so much for sticking it out with me!!! I know it was a long post. I want to wish all of my blogging friends a Very Merry Christmas!!! So many of you are like family to me an I LOVE ya’ll!! Enjoy every moment you have with your family because each one is so precious.
Until next time……Remember the REASON for the Season!!
This post is long overdue. This is a swap I had with my dear friend Tricia from over at Hillcrest Home Prims. We have started having seasonal swaps and they are so much fun.
Here’s a look at the goodies she sent…..
Tricia really spoiled me, she sent me some fall leaves to decorate with, a set of stacking boxes, three wall shelves, primitive bag, the cutest little pumpkin and a peg hanger with salt boxes!!!
This is a close up of the Fall sampler… I LOVE this!!!
This is the cutest pumpkin bag!!
Tricia I absolutely LOVE everything you sent me and I’m looking so forward to our Christmas swap!! We are planning a vacation to Tennessee next July and I’m so excited!! Freddie and I are so excited that we finally get to meet Tricia and Ken. We plan to stay a week with them so we’ll have a lot to blog about when we get back.
Tricia thank you so much for all of my Fall goodies…..this swap was so much fun and I’m looking forward to the next one.
Until next time….take care
If you are not using coupons you should definitely start!!!! It really makes a difference when you are trying to stay on a budget!! I’ve always used coupons. Most of the time I would forget them at home. But when I learned how to match up my coupons with the weekly sales ads it made such a BIG difference. Trust me I don’t forget them anymore. Coupons have got a bad rap lately because of the TLC Extreme Couponing show but believe me you don’t have to be that extreme to save your family money. I never pay full price for lotion, deodorant, shampoo, make up, laundry detergent, and many other health and beauty items.
The best places to to buy laundry items and health and beauty items is CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid. They all provide store coupons that you can use along with your manufacture’s coupons and that’s when you can really save! They also all have reward programs that you join that you can use as cash for purchasing anything in the store. I’ve also learned that organizing your coupons make a world of difference. I use a binder and put the coupons in baseball card sleeves. So, every week I take my sales papers and match them up with the things I need. I’ll check and see if I have a coupon and then I put them with my sales adds. You don’t have to take the binder in the store, just use it to store and organize your coupons.
This is my binder…….
I keep my sales ads organized in the divider pockets.
Here’s a look inside.
Remember coupon are just like cash money.
This is the best sources for coupons…..
All You magazine available only at Walmart.
Inserts from the Sunday newspaper.
I also have several websites that I print coupons from. If you are interested in any of them please email me and I’ll be happy to email you the web addresses. I hope some of this coupon info helps you. If you have any questions please let me know.
Until next time, take care!!!!
I recently made some new blackened beeswax items for my website and I'm having trouble posting pictures on there. So until I figure out the problem I thought would list them here on my blog for any one who might be interested.
First I have a large pineapple ornie measuring 6" X 3" . This will be priced at $6.99 ea.
Set of 3 blackened beeswax bowl fillers, they measure 31/2 X 2. You can also burn these in your tart burner. These will be priced at $7.99 for a set.
Here's a close up.... Sorry it's a little blurry.
I also have a set of 10 blackened beeswax strawberries that come in a vintage berry basket filled with grass. This makes a great display and you can also melt these in your tart burner and they smell like fresh strawberries!!! YUM! :) The price for this set will be $10.99. I only have 10 vintage baskets available.
Here's a close up.....
Last I have a American flag bowl filler and it measures
3 1/2 X 2 1/4 This also made in blackened beeswax aged with cinnamon. This will be $3.99 ea.
Thank you so much for taking a look at my new handmade goodies!! :) If you see anything you would like to purchase or if you have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Until next time....take care!! :)
My birthday was last weekend (July 31st) and as always my husband made it a special day for me. He started out by taking me to Carrabba's my favorite Italian restaurant and then surprised me with two dozen long stem roses and they where absolutely beautiful.
I also went to my my friend Janet's shop ( The Back Yard Barn) and picked out a few things with my birthday money. She has so much to choose from it's always hard to pick a few things!! :) I picked out this pillar candle....even though I make candles I LOVE to try new ones.
Also this colonial tin lamp.
I found these crocks when we went on vacation and I forgot to add them to that post. I LOVE these!!!
My dear friend Sarah from All Roads Lead Home sent me some of her new bowl fillers and they are awesome!!! She also added a prim bowl and a coverlet runner. Click on the link above and check out her blog she makes the BEST salt dough bowl fillers. Thank you so much Sarah I absolutely LOVE everything. It was so sweet and thoughtful for you to think about me. I am so thankful for you and our friendship. I took some close up pictures but they turned out so blurry so I'll take new pictures and post them on my next blog post.
THANK YOU SARAH!!! :)
Until next time ....take care. :)
Tricia from Hillcrest Home Prims and I did a fun Summer swap!!! Boy did she did good....she knows me well. Look at all the goodies she sent me!!!! :)
First is this prim lamp with the berry candle ring and the neatest candle sleeve with a star.
This AWESOME penny rug candle mat!! I was so surprised....LOVE it!!!
Last but not least this very prim Ragon house creamer, sugar cup with the cutest spoon, and Summer prim note pad.
This gorgeous bracelet wasn't a part of the swap. Tricia sent this to me a while back for no reason at all..... just from the kindness of her heart and it meant so much to me!! Thank you so much Tricia I will always cherish it!! :) Don't you just LOVE it!!! :)
Tricia I always look forward to our swaps they are so much fun and something to look forward to. I LOVED all my goodies and I hope you are enjoying the things I sent you.
Go visit with Tricia's great blog here's the link .....Hillcrest Home Prims.
Tricia I'm already getting things together for our next swap. Again thank you so much for all of my goodies. I cherish you and our friendship!!! :)
Until next time...take care!!