Christmas gatherings

Christmas gatherings

I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks

I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks
I have recipes in these six "Gooseberry Patch" cookbooks

My Hoosier Cabinet

My Hoosier Cabinet
I love decorating my hoosier for the different seasons.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Some Christmas around my house

Here are some pictures of Christmas around my house. We are on the count down now, one more week to go. Wishing all of my blogger friends a joyous and blessed Christmas! May we all slow down and remember that Jesus is the real reason for the season!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Awesome Read

I was given a free book to read by Bethany House. My only requirement is to give an honest book review. I was given the book, "The Sound of Rain", by Sarah Loudin Thomas. I just love this author,
this book was totally awesome. I just couldn't put it down.
 It was dear to my heart, because I grew up in WV and also have taken family vacations to Myrtle Beach, SC.
 The story takes place in the 1950's. It centers around a young coal miner Judd Markley, who
was in a coal mining accident in which his younger brother was killed and he was badly injured.
Judd has heard that there is work in timber in SC. So he decides to go there for work.
 The other character Larkin Heyward, is a well to do girl from Myrtle Beach, SC. But has always had dreams of helping poor Appalachia children from Kentucky.
 Drawn together in the wake of Hurricane Hazel that changes Myrtle Beach forever. Will their different dreams draw them together or tear them apart?
 You will have to read the book to find out. I recommend this book highly!!! You won't be dissapointed!!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Fun Trip!!!

Thur. Oct. 26th. was a bittersweet day, it was the one year anniversary date of my moms passing. My life will never be the same, how do I go on. I have no choice I have to go on. I miss my mom so much.I took a personal day off from school on Thur. and Friday was a teachers work day so  my best friend Shelia, and my three sisters and I took a road trip to Lancaster, Pa. We had a wonderful time as usual. We went shopping in many wonderful shops. We ate lots of comfort foods and on the way home we stopped in Chambersburg, Pa. at Grantstreet woolworks and visited that wonderful shop. I forgot to take a picture of the van we were in, how packed we had it, but I will share some pictures of our trip and some of my awesome finds.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Fun Wreath

I was wanting a new wreath and was checking them out on different sites. They were $50 and up for what I was wanting. I wanted a bigger full wreath.
 I watched several videos on you tube on making dollar tree wreaths.  I did find out that if you see the deco mesh at dollar tree, you better buy it that day or it will be sold out. I got some of the deco mesh at dollar tree and the ribbon and the sign in the middle of the wreath.
 I had some leftover burlap that I had in my stash and bought a big roll of deco mesh at Michaels.
I probably have $20 in my finished wreath.
 I would like to show my finished wreath. It is amazing all of the things you can learn on you tube.
Getting all the supplies ready for my wreath

The finished product

Welcome Fall

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Fun Day!!

Today my one sister Lina and I were fortunate to be able to attend the  "Gathering Of Friends", show
at Notforgotten Farm . 
Located in Amhurst, Va. It was beautiful at the farm, and there were many awesome crafters there.
We were also able to visit Lori's shop that has many of her creations on display.
 Afterwards we ate lunch at Cracker Barrel and we have no idea who it was, but someone paid for
our meal. Such a blessing! That really touched my heart! To think that a complete stranger would do that.  We bought coffee mugs there, since we are both Grandma's the coffee mugs were so appropriate. I will show a few photo's. Such a blessed day.

Entering the farm

Waiting in line for the show

Inside Lori's shop

Her shop is awesome

Love her farmhouse

people feeding the donkeys

Me and some of my goodies


My purchases

Just love this sampler

Love these cross stitch items
Don't you just love this mug

Lotion Lina bought me

Lina showing our mugs

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Jar with candle burning inside


Riley's Birthday Party

Riley's Birthday Party
Me, Ron, Riley and Cole

Me and baby Jake

Me and baby Jake
"Just what I ordered"! Rem. everytime a baby is born so is a Grandma!!


Mom, dad and my three beautiful sisters

Daughter Steph, Mat, Riley and Cole

Daughter Steph, Mat, Riley and Cole
What a beautiful family!

Celebrating parents 50th. Wedding anniversary

Celebrating parents 50th. Wedding anniversary
Me and my favorite granddaugher ( I only have one granddaughter!)]

Son with Applachian trail blanket

Son with Applachian trail blanket
Luke hiked the entire AT 2007, he's the man!

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I have been married to my sweetheart Ronnie for 30 years.We live in the beautiful shenandoah valley of Va. We have 2 beautiful children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. I am a christian, and am blessed with two wonderful jobs. I am a hairdresser and also a nurse, I am proud of my nursing degree which I got at age 47. I give the Lord much praise for this. I also enjoy primitive crafts, antiquing, cooking, reading and gardening. My husband and I bought an old farmhouse in WV five years ago and it was ancient, floor rotted out in the kitchen, no bathroom, bats flying around, mice. Scary, well now five years later we have most of it completed, working now on a roof for the wrap around porch.We sand blasted some of the walls so they would be original, we also took all the old weatherboarding off of the outside of the house, planed it and put it back on some of the inside walls. We also have added a wrap around porch. Since we have remodled the old farmhouse, that is how I came up with my blog name.