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

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Farmhouse Prims First Giveaway

Fellow bloggers, today is a milestone for me!!!! Today I have my 50th. follower!!! So to celebrate this I am offering a little giveaway. First I have the cutest little apron in the pattern of "Constance", made by Victorian Heart. Then a little cookbook by " Gooseberry Patch," " Road Trip Recipes", and a set of 4 adorable cookie cutters by " Gooseberry Patch". All you have to do to enter is be a follower (new followers are welcome to enter)  plus leave me a comment on this post. I will draw the winner on June 12th. Please make sure I have an email address, so that I can get a hold of you!!! Thanks for all the followers and wonderful friendships that I have made.
I remember our veterans today, who have sacrificed so that I can live in freedom. My father was a marine in the 1950's and was always so proud of this. My husband was in the army 76-80. My son Luke was actually born at the Ft. Belvoir, Va. army hospital. I want to thank all the service men and woman for serving our great country. God Bless America!!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

New farmhouse sign!!!!

Look at this awesome gift I received in the mail today from my dear friend Andy, from "Andy's Primitive Farmhouse", didn't she do a great job!!! I love it Andy!!!!! Thank-you!!!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Swap from Wendy "Primitives from the Attic"

OMG today I received my prairie doll from Wendy, "Primitives from the Attic", she is just sooooo cute and prim. I  was thrilled to do a swap with Wendy. I have admired her creations for a long time. I love, love, love this doll and feel very priviledged to own one of Wendy's dolls. Thanks, Wendy!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Rhubarb-Strawberry Dump Cake

While on my trip to Lancaster, Pa. I had to stop at a roadside stand and get some fresh rhubarb and strawberries. Here is a cake that I made:

4 cups cubed raw rhubarb
2 cups fresh sliced strawberries
3/4 cup sugar ( Splenda works)
3 oz. pkg. strawberry jello, dry ( diet works)
1 1/4 cup water
1/2 stick butter melted

Layer ingredients in order given in a 9 x 13 " baking pan. Do not mix. Bake in 350 degree oven for 35 min.
Serve plain or with cool whip on top. Makes 12 servings.

A Primitive Magazine that I Love

Please check out the new issue of  "A Simple Life Magazine" , such a wonderful prim magazine.http://www.asimplelifemagazine.com/

Saturday, May 22, 2010

A few pictures from Amish trip

I have added a small slide show of my recent Lancaster, Pa. trip. I admire their simple way of  life and love of family. Also only eight more people needed until I have a giveaway, keep checking.

Monday, May 10, 2010

My Prize Arrived from "A Primitive Place magazine"!!!!!!

My prize came today and I felt like a child opening a Christmas gift!!!! Everything is so cute and prim! I just love the sampler, it is the cutest!!!! And the bird and candle/candle pouch are adorable!!!! Thanks for the runner also. I feel like a queen!!!! Thank-you so much!!!! I love your website and can't wait for the magazine!!!http://www.aprimitiveplace.org/

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Today I was planting some flowers! Flowers remind me of all the precious mothers.I am so blessed to still have my mother. I am also getting ready for a trip to Lancaster Pa. with my BF Shelia  for some prim shopping. I am going to get some special goodies for a giveaway. I think I will have a giveaway whenever I have 50 followers. So keep checking back.

Friday, May 7, 2010

I am the WINNER!

I can't believe that I am the winner of a primitive place awesome giveaway.Check it out,aprimitiveplaceblog.blogspot.com I always said that I wouldn't win anything if my name was the only one in the pot. I just want to thank a primitive place so much and for all the sweet congratulations. Please check out their winner presentation. So awesome. I love a primitve place, their website is an inspiration to all of us prim lovers!!! I am so excited about their upcoming magazine also!!! Thank-you!!! Lecia

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Some other pictures of the prairie swags, the pictures didn't turn out very good yesterday. Hope these are better. What do you think?

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Some pictures taken on a week-end drive in the country in West Virginia

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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!!

Family

Family
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.