Friday, December 20, 2013

My Giveaway Win

Hello everyone. Boy it sure has been a busy couple of weeks. I have been working, babysitting, going to doctor's appointments and I can't believe that Christmas is less than a week away.  I finally got all of my cards written out tonight and I will get them in the mail tomorrow. I have only gotten 3 cards, I guess it is a thing of the past.  Although when I have been checking my mailbox there hasn't been cards I did get my beautiful Santa from the giveaway Janice Prims by the Water had. When I read that I had won I was so excited that I actually got tears in my eyes, I felt so blessed. Here is my Santa, now you know why I felt so blessed! Thanks again Janice!
Enjoy your weekend everyone! Be blessed!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Little Christmas...

Hello everyone keeping warm. It sure has been cold here in Minnesota and tomorrow is suppose to be our coldest day yet with the temps struggling to get to zero and the wind chill at -25 to -30 degrees....wish I could stay home but I have to work.
We did get a few inches of snow so now it even looks like Christmas.
I have done a bit of Christmas decorating so I thought I would share some pictures

Well that is about it for now. Tomorrow we have Santa coming to my workplace for the kids so that will be fun and then Thursday I go to my nephews "winter" concert, he has a solo and is so excited.  Enjoy your days everyone! Be blessed.

Monday, December 2, 2013


Oh the excitement is in the is my favorite time of the year! I only wish we had some snow on the ground to really get me into the total Christmas spirit.
Before all of the Christmas things began I had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The whole family was together and it was a loud, fun time. When I got off work on Wednesday everyone was at my mom and dad's. We spent the night talking and laughing and of course Isaiah was the center of attention. On Thursday we had our meal at noon and did some more talking and visiting and all sat around and watched Isaiah entertain us. On Friday my sister, nephew and SIL went shopping early while I slept in a nice warm bed. I went out to mom and dad's and helped with Isaiah and then my other nephew and I went to my apartment and he helped me put up my tree and garland and the outside decorations. It was so nice to have a nice helper. We had a lot of fun too. I took him to Dairy Queen for a treat to thank him for helping me.

The rest if this weekend I have been slowly getting my decorations out. I was going to go and get some pine boughs today but I didn't get it done. I will have to go on Tuesday when I have a day off.

As this Holiday time draws near I can't help but think of the blogging friends that don't post anymore and I miss them so much! I sure hope they know that they are still loved!

Have a great week everyone I will be back with some decorating pictures soon. For now here is the star of our family!

 Isaiah having fun with cousin Michelle

 Isaiah drinking his first malt made by Grandpa.
 Oh how he loves to walk around....
Reading the ads with Grandpa and letting him know what he wants.

Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sisters in Tomah...

Hello everyone. I hope this post finds all of you doing great. The weather has changed from spring like temps last week to late fall temps this week. Brrrrr it is chilly.  You can now tell that winter is just around the corner.

To celebrate one of the last day of fall sunshine and the temps in the 70's my sister and I headed out to shop Tomah WI last Friday.  The drive there was just beautiful and the first stop we made was...Kwik Trip...LOL.  We got a little snack, used the bathroom, got something to drink and got all ready for the half block trip to The Market Place. Here is my sister on the porch...usually there is an awesome outhouse and wagon in the yard but they had just sold them a few days earlier so it looked kinda bare.

It was a great time there but alas even after dropping some dollars there we went to some other places. We were surprise at the other places in town that has Primitives...of course I got so excited that these were the last pictures I took.  We also went to Gatherings, Amish Country Corner, Country spirits and Tomah Cash Mercantile.  We then had a late lunch at the European Restaurant in Burnstad's Market.  It was a great time and we had a lot of laughs and just good sister talk.  On the way home we stopped in La Crosse and stopped at The Tree House. Here is some pictures of the things I got.
 A picture that was on sale for $10.00....SCORE!
 Billy Jacobs calendar that was 30% off...SCORE!
 Cute wooden ornaments...on sale for 25% off
 Two blocks I liked.
A cute snowman decoration. Everything was on sale so that is a good thing.  Of course the best part of the day was spending it with my sister.

Have a great day everyone!  Be blessed!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Swap with Michelle

Good morning everyone...October already, can you believe it?  We had a beautiful warm Sept. and the cooler air is coming in tomorrow. I have all my winter clothes ready and I think I will even need a jacket.

Thankfully Amy from Bumble Bee Lane hosted another swap for us. I am so happy that she does this and I thank you Amy from the bottom of my heart! I was paired with Michelle from Simple Pleasures. I got my envelope this time and was so happy to see all of the things inside. My sister was here when I was opening it and she couldn't believe it. Here is what I got.
 A bumble bee...thwo rag balls, a felted pumpkin and the bowl they are in and a crow croiss stitch.
 A leaf mat that is now on my table with a candle and some puka pods around it, a cute Autumn welcome sign and a bag that is so cute that I am pretty sure she made.
A primitive star mat in blue so it is  in my livingroom with c candle on it and the scarecrow plate.  See why my sister was amazed?  I also sent Michelle a package and I made sure my sister knew that too! LOL

Have a lovely fall day everyone, thanks again Amy and Michelle! Be blessed,

Saturday, September 28, 2013

A little Fall decorating....

Hello my friends, may this find all of you happy and enjoy all the moments that God has given us! The weather here has been just beautiful. Tomorrow it is suppose to be a bit chilly and rainy but we need the rain and then Sunday through next week in the low 70's again. Love it!

I have done some fall decorating so I thought I would take some pictures and show you what I have done.

That is about all I have done right now but I am planning to do the rest this weekend. My sister and I are also going to hit the Seasonal Boutiques that are open here for SeptOberfest. They usually have some cute prim things.

Have a great weekend everyone! Be blessed!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Fall Celebration...

Hello everyone. Well fall is in the air and my town is all decked out for our fall celebration SeptOberfest. It is celebrating fall and our German heritage. There is a group of people that work really hard to get the town all decorated and each weekend from now until Oct.27.. There are horse and carriage rides, German meals, music, pumpkin carving, pumpkin topiary contests, and all kinds of different events going on.   I have to say that it really brings people into town and they really have everything decorated really nice. Here are some of the displays I took a picture of..

The businesses even put up displays...

Also all along main street every other light post is decorated like this...
 There are also neat boutiques open during this time...The Attic. The Woodshed and Grandpa's Barn

It is a lot of fun and a great way to celebrate my favorite time of the year! I am almost done with my decorating so I will be back soon with photos of that. Have a great week! Be blessed!