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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Give Aways

Hello blog friends I just felt the need to post a little blog about give aways since I am a little discouraged about the one I entered back at the beginning of April my one and only that I have entered so far. This paticular give away I had actually won and have as of yet received anything. I have contacted the person numorous times in the past few weeks and was assured again that items would be sent out, and still no results. Since then I haven't entered any more give aways since I didn't have good results with that one.I am sure most of you honor your give aways but it does look bad to us new fellow bloggers when things like this happen. I just needed to vent, hope I didn't offend anyone, everyone have a great sunday and God Bless!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thankful Friday!

Hello blog friends, sorry I haven't posted in a while been busy so I need to get back on track. Got some good news hubby is back to work...THANK GOD..... so I am being a stay at home wife for a while, he likes the term maid, I like the term domestic goddess my self heheheheh, but have been useing my time wisely, I have painted the living room, and my next project will either be stain our front porch or paint my kitchen cabinets black, hubby just gave me the "look" on that one. We shall see how it turns out. Hope all is well with everyone, hopefuly I can get some crafting in now that I have more time on my hands, take care everyone and God Bless!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

To My Mother

Another Mothers Day is here at last.
I remember others from my past.
Tho your gone,I still can see
your smile and words telling me
to always be kind, and things will work out
you loved me dearly I have no doubt.
I miss you Mom, even from above
tell Jesus hello, and enjoy Gods love!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sizzlin Saturday!

Hello blog frinds, it's suppose to be a warm one here today wooo whooo. Just wanted to share a short story about the power of prayer with you, I had been praying for a while now that hubby would get a job offer as you know he's been out of the mines since last sept. and last week he receives a call about a job and we are very hopeful, and I was also worried how he would get there since we share 1 car, and I came home yesterday evening from work and in the drive way sat a caprice that the preacher who had married us "GAVE" us, it had belonged to his wife and she doesn't drive it anymore and had been setting in their yard, all it needs is some minor tune up work! I told hubby that God was listening..... and I want to thank him for all he has done!Want to give a shout out about a give away, Donna over at is having a great giveaway, cute as can be stuff you need to go check out. Well better run gotta take Meg to work soon, hate she has to work but someone needs to do it... better her then me heheheheh Have a great weekend, God Bless!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Manic Monday!

Hello all my blogger friends, I am sorry I haven't posted a blog in over a week, starting my new job has taken most of my time and energy from I am posting a few pics of some things I have worked on and found. Me and hubby went to the flea market a few weeks back and I found this cute shelf for only $5.00 and it fits perfectly over one of my living room windows, I would like to find a larger one sometime to go over my double windows on the other side as well. I also got this wreath and put a berry and star thingy{ not sure what it's} around it and hung it on my front door. I also had hubby build me this window frame and I place some material behind it and a star, but am wanting to some other things to it, just need the time, so am sure that will change. Last but no least a pic of my Jersey, he's growing up on me gettin bigger and bigger, but he's still my baby. Today was a hectic Monday had just left our house and realized I had a flat tire, so had to return home and deal with that, when it rains it pours I One day down, 4 to go. I hope everyone has a Great week, take care and God Bless!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thankful Thursday!

Hello everyone, I hope you have had a great day.I had my interview this morning lasted 1hr and 45 min, whew it was a long one, but am happy to report it went well and I was called around 4:30 this afternoon and offered the position.... wooo whoooo, so I am very I have attempted to make a country bear from an E-pattern I printed off the blogs, so far it is sewn but the head resembles a moose for some reason or but then again it is my first time trying to make a bear, so practice makes perfect I guess. If anyone knows of a free e-pattern for a crow I would appreciate a shout out, I have been looking for one and so far no luck. I hope everyone has had a wonderful week so far, we're on the down hill slide now. Our neighbor came today and tilled our garden with his tractor { we have a big garden} so hubby seems to be in better spirits and for that I am grateful as well. Take care everyone and God Bless!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Warm Wednesday!

Hello my friends hope all is well. Today was just a beautiful day here in our little town, am so lovin the weather. I am excited I have a job interview tomorrow at a local medical clinic for medical records and I pray I get it, as you know I am a telemarketer, the people you love to hate and would LOVE to get out of that a few prayers would be greatly appreciated.I actually have the day off tomorrow and would love to get to just do some crafts all day but I have house work on top of house work, am actually trying now to get caught up on laundry as we speak.I would also ask for a few parayers for my hubby, he has been out of work since last Sept."he use to be a coal miner' and has had some serious health issues here recently and of this week has lost his truck, so we are barely hanging on, but hanging never the less, he was a part time preacher but has actually felt like he has lost the will to do that, so I am praying something good will come his way.Sorry to jabber on just felt the need, take care everyone and God Bless!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Another Shutter for Mother

Hello my friends I hope everyone has had a great weekend. I was off today and we had the kids so it was pretty crazy all day but I decide this evening to do a few more crafty projects. I went to walmart and got some .99 scrap material to make 2 star pillows and a heart pillow, then I broke out the trusty spray paint and painted another set of bifold doors. Hubby ask me if we where going to have some thru out the house..... I said maybe dear maybe then I had a cast iron skillet that I have only used a time or two and gave it a fresh spray of black paint and a star stencil so there ya go, I will attempt to post pics of the final results. I am excited to report I was the winner of Kathy Vintage Girls giveway, I can't wait to get the items, they are so cute, I may just hang some of it on my bifold door heheheh, well I guess thats it, hope everyone has a great week, take care and God Bless!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Happy Thursday!

Hello everyone I hope your week is going well. Yesterday I was off work and decided to rumage around in my husbands building outside to see what all I could refurbish, and I was lucky enough to find a set of old bifold doors and a long piece of wood so out came the spray paint.Since it was windy as all get out it took me a while to get it done, but I will attempt to post pics of the end results. I also made a sign for the living room with my trusty paint and stencils, also some twine to hang it with. Want to give a shout out to my cousin Donna who I visited last night and she helped me with my page, she is a wiz at this blogging and decorating. I hope everyone has a great day, take care and God Bless!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Hello my friends I hope everyone has had a wondrful easter, mine was ok was home most of the day by myself so I decided to run to walmart and get a few things to work on some crafts, I got some country material, 2 jars, a bag of popourri, 4 plain place mats, and a bag of raffia, then I drug out the trusty sewing machine and off I went. I ended up with 4 place mats, a candle holder center piece and had a enough left over material from my curtains and this to make a few small candle holders from some jelly jars I had here at home I will attempt to post pics.I hope everyone has a great week, enly this great weather, take care and God Bless!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Warm Wednesday

Hello everyone, wasn't todays weather just gorgous!!!! Hope everyone has had a good day. I am slap worn out from work and had to come home and do laundry, why it seems I can never catch up on that I don't know. My little Jersey man greated me at the door yellping and bouncing around he is the sweetest little thing. I want to give a shout out to my sister Karen, her birthday is tommorrow she was an April Fools baby... trust me folks I gave her a hard time growing up, but that was what little sisters where for but I love her and hope she has a wonderful birthday!Here I go again with another potatoe what a surprise right!

Tator Tot Casserole
1 lb hamburger meat browned
1 chopped green pepper
1 chopped onion
1 bag of tator tots unfrozen
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup of milk
3/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
Brown onion and pepper with hamburger, put in baking dish, cover with layor of tots
mix soups and milk and pour over tots, cover with cheese, bake 350 for 45-60 minutes... very yummy

I wish everyone a happy rest of the work week, may it fly by, take care and God Bless!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Misty Monday

Hello my friends it has been a misty day, but the weather is going to improve this week I hope. I want to start out by thanking everyone that has became a follower or posted such nice comments, they make a newby feel welcomed. Just got back from picking up my daughter from work, she works her butt off at a local retail store here in our town, I am very proud of her, but then of course she came home and I had to feed I have decided today to post a non potatoe recipe since it seems that I am overly fond of potatoes, this one was my mothers we fondly called Pink Stuff, but it just depends on what color jello you use, could be orange stuff, or green stuff etc.

2 cans of Fruit Cocktail drained
1 container of Cottage Cheese
1 container of Cool Whip
1 box of any flavor Jello unprepared
Mix all ingredients together, and then just refrigerate, easy peasy.....

I hope everyone has had a great start on the new work week, I am off one more day then back at it, take care and God Bless!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Soggy Sunday

Hello everyone, just got home from work and it's pouring the rain, computers went down and we got to leave early....woooo whoooo my LPH is safe for two more weeks only time will tell. Got home and the house looks like a bomb hit it thanks to the hubby and the I may have to line them all up and shoot them. I'm off work for the next two days and I hope they drag by. Am pondering on some crafts to make so hopefuly soon I'll have something done. Hope everyone has had a great weekend off, mine has just began!Take care and God Bless!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Finally Friday!

Hello my friends it is friday..... wooo whooo, even tho I have to work the next 2 days I am off Monday and Tuesday, so congrats to those of you who get the weekend off. Work was soso today, I finally passed quota but it may not be enough to raise my LPH (leeds per hour) for the week, tomorrow will tell.The newest baby in the family is wondering around, and we have the kids this weekend, so they are loving him to I have decide today to post my Bacon Mashed Potatoes, these are the bomb as my oldest says.
1 Large container of sour cream
2 Large containers of chewy bacon bits
1 large bag of shredded cheddar cheese
Mashed potatoes made as usual
Mix sour cream and bacon bits with mashed potatoes, put in casserole dish top with cheddar cheese and bake 350 until cheese is melted. My whole family LOVES this, I just realized alot of my receipes are made with Guess thats what you get from being a ole country girl at heart. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! God Bless!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thankful Thursday!

Hello everyone it is finally Thursday, and my hubby better be thankful that I didn't injure him when I came home and seen the puppy he brought home, but I have to admit he's as cute as a button, his name is Jersey and he weighs less then a pound. He is part jack russell terrier and part beagle. I will try to post a pic. He can fit into hubbys one pray for me people he wines...... but then again he is only 7 weeks old.I want to thank everyone that has posted such nice comments so far and has became followers of my blog, I have attempted to return the favor, but not sure if it worked if you could let me know that would be great.Work was UGH! as usual no better no worse I guess, hope all is well with everyone. I have decided to post my recipe for my Ham Roll Bites, great for an easy finger food for a party.
1 pack of ham sanwhich meat
1 pack of cream cheese room temp
1 pack of Hidden Valley Ranch Powder Dressing
mix cream cheese, dressing together, spread on slice of ham, roll ham and slice into bite size pieces, insert toothpick to hold together and chill....... very yummy!

Once I can really get this ball rolling,I will be making some crafts and having some giveaways, so please bare with me. Thannks again everyone and God Bless!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Whats for Dinner Wednesday!

For tonights dinner we are having Shepards Pie, super easy and my hubby and kids love it! Now take into consideration I am feeding 6 people with this so you may want to adjust the amount you want to make.
1-2lbs of browned hamburger meat
1-2 cans of corn drained
1-2 cans of greenbeans drained
1-2 cans of peas drained
mashed potatoes made the usual way
1-2 packs of shredded cheddar cheese
Mix together hamburger, veggies, and one pack of cheese, put in baking dish, spread potatoes over mixture and top with the rest of the cheese, bake 350 until cheese melts completely.

Today was ok I guess for a Wednesday, work has been rough lately I am the ever hated the people you hate to have call you and love to hang up on, but it pays the bills "barely", they are getting a little ridiculous with the rules at work, they make them up as they go along, they schedule your breaks for you, now our lunches, and now who you can set by. Oh well, things could be worse I guess, hope everyone has had a great day, and enjoyed this beautiful weather..... Take care and God bless!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hutch and random flea market finds

Mason Jars


Material for curtains

Here are the pictures......

Mondays Makeover

I know this is Tuesday, but this is what I did Monday. I have decided to make my kitchen over in the country theme, since that seems to be the trened now, I got alot of ideas from my cousin Donna, she has already done most of her house and it looks great. I bought 5 yards of material from a local fabric store and made 3 sets of curtains and a table scarf, will attempted to post a pic, and so far it's coming together nicely. I have a hutch in my kitchen that I placed a few country themed items on one being a set of mason jars painted and decorated. Is very easy to do, just take jars and paint inside with glass paint, any color you want then stencil on the outside a star or whatever you like and tie mouth of jar with any matching fabric and maybe add a small decorative item. Also in the jar you can add a few pieces of twigs and berries, or fake ivy, which ever you like. Hope you all enjoyed this, like I said I will attempted to post pics, hope everyone had a great day!

Welcome anyone and everyone!

Welcome everyone, My name is Mary and I live in a small town in Va. I live with my wonderful husband Chris, and my 18 year old daughter Megan. My husband has 3 children from a previous marriage that I am sure you will hear about, I am still adjusting to being a step mom of 3 little ones, it's like starting all over Please bare with me as this is the first time I have tried this so any suggestions would be appreciated. I work as a CSR in our small town, am sure you will hear about that too, but am also wanting to tell or trade any ideas of crafts, cooking, and general life journeys and maybe someone out there just might think "Now why didn't I think of that" so please take a few minutes of your day and come join me on this new journey, God bless you all!