Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Some Christmas Crafting

Last Friday night my friend Dana from Farm House Finds invited some friends out to her shop for a evening of crafting. It was so much fun meeting new friends and having an evening to create. Ok, who am I kidding I don't create I just create as I look at a pattern. Thank goodness Dana had all these little stations to show us what we were doing and how we were doing it otherwise I would have been lost.



                         She even had door prizes for us so thoughtful, I picked the polka dotted mug of course!



Thank you SO much Dana for inviting me. It was a great night full of laughter and crafting.  I'm so grateful for all the new friendship I made and the great time that was shared. 




Monday, November 24, 2014

A Free Book Giveaway!

Good Monday Morning! I thought I would kick off Thanksgiving week with a giveaway!! My friend Katie has written a great new kid's book called "My Family's Farm". She is giving one of my readers a free copy! Yay! Who doesn't LOVE free! All you have to do is leave me a comment here on my blog or if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you can leave your comment there telling me what you are most thankful for this Thanksgiving. I will select a winner randomly on Thanksgiving day. Great Job Katie and thank you SO much for sharing your talent with us. 




A note from me, the author:

My Family's Farm has been a dream of mine for over two years, since I realized that there are very few children's books showing today's livestock farms.  Farms have changed over the past 50 years, but their portrayal has not.  This book is an effort to change that.

The book is meant to appeal to a broad age range.  The text at the top of each page, from 6-year-old Adam's perspective, is for younger children, while the in-depth information at the bottom of each page is directed at older students and adults.



Friday, November 21, 2014

Vintage Friday #42


Welcome to Vintage Friday!
 What is Vintage Friday? It is where I will list some vintage items that I want to sell.
Here is how it works:  If you see an item or items that you want simply leave me a comment with the # of the item (s) you want to purchase and your e-mail (so I can send you a payment request) and zip code (so I will know how much to charge for shipping it to you).
The first person to leave me their e-mail with their item # and zip wins!!  Your paid item(s) will be mailed out Monday. I will also combine items to make shipping cheaper for you.

REMEMBER CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE Vintage Toys are a Perfect Gift!


#1. A Fisher Price School Bus. It is great condition. $15 + shipping.

SOLD!!!



#2. A Wooden Playskool bell toy. It stands 11" tall and in good condition so cute! $10 + shipping.




#3. A Fisher Price "Happy Birthday" music box. It is in great condition and works perfectly. The picture below shows you what the back looks like. $8 + shipping.SOLD!!!


#4. The Fisher Price Mini Bus. It is in great condition all of the decals intact. $5 + shipping.
SOLD!!!

#5. A Fisher Price Pop Up Camper the picture below shows what the camper looks like when it is folded up. This camper is in great condition. $10 + shipping.

 

#6. An Aqua Pyrex #443 2 1/2 quart Cinderella bowl. It is in great condition no chips or dings. $20 + shipping.
SOLD!!!

#7. A 5 piece Fisher Price items. They are all in good condition. $10 + shipping.

#8. A 3 piece set I think this is from the Fisher Price circus set. They are in great condition $8 + shipping.

#9. 2 Fisher Price cars, they are in great condition $6 + shipping.

#10. A Fisher Price Tractor and wagon. $5 + shipping.

SOLD!!!

#11. A Little Golden Book 123 Card Game, it is in good condition. $5 + shipping.

SOLD!!!

#12. A 1952 Peter Pan book by Wonder Books. It is in good condition with a little bit of wear on the binding due to age. The 2nd picture shows what the pages look like.
 $5 + shipping.
SOLD!!!


#13. 2 Pencil Fun activity books. They are made by Whitman and are in great condition. These would be great stocking stuffers. $5 + shipping.Thanks so much for stopping by I hope you all have a great weekend. See you back here on Monday!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Remembering Charlene

A week ago Saturday the milkman and I attended the funeral of our dear friend Brad's mother. Sad to say I have attended many funerals but this one will always stick out to me as a blessing. Let me explain Charlene was diagnosed with Huntington's in her mid 40's. She battled the disease for 16 years and as each one of her 4 children stood up and spoke at their mother's funeral there was not only this amazing love for her but so much respect. Each one talked about no matter how hard of a struggle it was for her she praised Jesus and they never heard her complain. First of all let me start off by saying I have been know to complain A LOT and I don't even have a horrible disease. They also spoke about how their mom showed them Jesus everyday in not only her words but her actions. Things like how they could always find her drinking her coffee in her favorite chair every morning while she was having her devotions, or how her acts of hospitality would show others around her, the love of Jesus. It was so beautiful how her children raised up and called her such a blessing to others in all she said and did. It made me think about my life and wonder how people will see me when I enter into glory but most importantly how will Jesus see me when I enter heaven. I know most times I let the busyness of my world crowd into my relationship with God, the milkman, my children and my friendships. Her life made me think about my own life and what kind of legacy am I going to leave. Will it be one of love, grace, kindness or gratitude? Most days not! It is amazing how God can reveal His message to you in something as sad as a funeral. Thank you Charlene and the Burkholder family for being an example that touched SO many lives especially mine. Charlene, I am so grateful that your life exemplified your love for Jesus, your family and friends even through the worst of times. Thank you for the example you were and how that example still lives on everyday in your children and grandchildren. I'm so blessed for just knowing a snippet of your amazing heart. You were and are such a blessing!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Flea Market Fun

This last weekend we went to the Flea Market to sell some of our vintage treasures. It helps to have a bunch of kiddos to help with loading and unloading that is for sure. Thanks you so much kiddos I couldn't have done it without you.

 Taryn and Tiana came with me and as we were driving it was snowing so hard and I was wondering just how good of an idea this was! But we made it and had everything set up in time for me to look around before the doors opened. Yay!






 It was a good day maybe not the best as far as selling but I left with more money then I came in with and that I would say is a plus.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Proverbs 31 Retreat

This last Saturday I had the privilege of helping in a very small part with our women's lady retreat at church. It is always such a blessing to get together with other women especially other moms and realize that we all struggle with the same things. It is always so good to hear from and pray with other sisters.Paige kicked it off with her talent of leading us in the song service and prayer. Then we went to our different sessions we had signed up for. I signed up for a paint class (I know I'm not crafty but once in awhile I like to try!) 




                 It was a small class which I liked it, was fun to visit while we were working.



This is what my paint job looked like when I was finished. The top "Give Thanks" picture was the example and the bottom one was the one I did. I think I might need a few more lessons. Ha!

Another session I was able to attend was how to manage stress (sorry the picture came out blurry) Elizabeth and Julie did an amazing job. Thank you so much for sharing your hearts and struggles and things you do to eliminate stress.
We also finished this session with this craft. It hangs in my kitchen now to remind me that no matter what happens in my life my God is Bigger to handle it all!
 We had a yummy lunch! Ladies, seriously doesn't food taste so much better when someone else is cooking? De-lish!

 Becky and I had our session after lunch, "How to stretch a Dollar". I didn't know Becky before we started working on this but I have to say she was and is such a blessing. And smart lets just say I learned a few things from her. It was so great to work with her and get to know a new sister!


 It was so good to visit with my neighbor, whom even though we live less then a mile apart as the crow flies we hardly ever see each other. It was so good to hug her neck and squeeze that little mister of hers. It was a great day! I so enjoyed stepping back from my crazy life and focusing back on the One who has given me SO many blessing. Thank you ladies' committee for putting together a great day, your hard work really payed off and I am SO grateful!



Friday, November 14, 2014

Vintage Friday #41

Welcome to Vintage Friday!
 What is Vintage Friday? It is where I will list some vintage items that I want to sell.
Here is how it works:  If you see an item or items that you want simply leave me a comment with the # of the item (s) you want to purchase and your e-mail (so I can send you a payment request) and zip code (so I will know how much to charge for shipping it to you).
The first person to leave me their e-mail with their item # and zip wins!!  Your paid item(s) will be mailed out Monday. I will also combine items to make shipping cheaper for you.


#1. A 1968 Amy Magic paper doll by Whitman. They are in great condition and there are around 30 items including everything from hats, P.J.'s, coats and everything in between. So cute! $12 + shipping.
SOLD!!!

#2. A Large World map. It measures 4 feet 4 inches wide by 2 feet 10 inches tall. It is in great condition. $12 + shipping.
SOLD!!!

#3. A Large Brown pottery mixing bowl. It is in great condition with no chips or dings. $10 + shipping.

#4. The First Thanksgiving book by Lena Barksdale. It has a copyright date of 1968. It is in good condition and the picture below shows what the pages look like on the inside. $5 + shipping.


#5. A Pythagoras game, complete with instructions. You can play this 179 different ways. $8 + shipping.

#6. A 3 piece metal Rooster children's plate set. They have some wear due to age but still so super cute. $5 + shipping.

#7. A Fisher Price Ambulance $5 + shipping.

#8. A Beginner Telling Time Bingo game. It is in great condition. $10 + shipping.

#9. A "How God Gives Us Bread" book by Mary LeBar illustrated by Vera Gohman. It is in good condition. The picture below shows you what the pages look like. $5 + shipping.


#10. A "Time for Tommy" by Imogene M. McPherson. It is in good condition and the picture below shows what the pages look like. $5 + shipping.


#11. 3 Vintage bottles of Glitter. I love the shape of these bottles and I LOVE the labels so cool! These would be perfect to decorate a craft room with. $8 + shipping.SOLD!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by I hope you have a great weekend. See you back here on Monday!