Farm Chores

Farm Chores

I have recipes in these seven Gooseberry Patch cookbooks

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

My Hoosier Cabinet

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

Monday, June 28, 2010

Swap items from "Primitives From the Attic"

Today I received my swap items from Wendy Turner, "Primitives From the Attic". I felt like a little girl opening a gift from Santa, when I received the package. I feel like Wendy always out gives me and I am the grand prize winner. Thank you Wendy I was expecting to receive one doll and to my surprise here was two. I love, love, love them Wendy, you are a sweetheart!!! Thank-you!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Coverlet or Homespun Blanket?

Blogger friends I need your help. I would love to have a coverlet but don't feel like I can afford to pay the price for one. I know that sometimes people use these homespun blankets for coverlets. I have black curtains with a cream design throughout the curtains. So which blanket should I pick the black/stripped or brick/stripped? Also what would you do for the pillowcase, two pillow cases or a bolster? Any prim suggestions will be appreciated!!! ( P.S. I forgot to mention, these bedrooms are pictures of the blankets that I like, they are not my bedrooms, I wish they were). Sorry I forgot to mention this earlier.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Prairie Bonnet

Here is a picture of a bonnet that I just got off e-bay. What do you think?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Today I pay tribute to all of the wonderful father's. I am so thankful that I have my dad. He is a  hard working country man who lots of times worked two jobs to provide for his family. He still sacrifices to help out one of his grandkids or kids in need. He taught me about the Lord, and to have good moral values. Most of all he taught me about love. Happy Father's Day to my husband who is a great dad and pappy!!! Here is a picture of my son, it makes me real proud to see him love his son like he does. I feel like my dad's love is being passed down though the generations .It make me proud!!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010


Yeepee, Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks has picked another one of my recipes for their awesome cookbooks. This recipe comes from the new Christmas cookbook ,"Homemade Christmas", It is a recipe that my sister Annabel gave me. I will share it with you:

Annabel's Pumpkin Cookies
1 c. canned pumpkin                     1 t. cinnamon
1/2 c. oil or applesauce                  1/2 t. salt
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten                                 1 t. baking soda
2 cups all purpose flour                  1 t. milk
2 t. baking powder                        1 t. vanilla
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine pumpkin, sugar, oil or applesauce and egg. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add pumpking mixture to flour mixture: stir well. Dissolve baking soda in milk: add to dough and mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 2 1/2 doz. Note: Due to the shortage of pumpkin in the grocery store, my sister says cooked mashed carrots work to substitute for the pumkin.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


This is an old bonnet that a friend gave me, no reproduction, isn't it awesome!

Saturday, June 12, 2010


My husband picked the winner today for my 50th. follower giveway. The winner is Ashley. Ashley, please send me your addresss so I can get your package out to you. I am not sure if Ashley has a blog or not, I would like to mention your blog if you do. Congratulations Ashley, and to all who entered the contest. I will have more contests in the future.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Last chance to sign up for my giveaway!!!

Just a reminder I will be picking the winner this Sat. June 12th. to celebrate my first 50 followers! Please leave me a comment on the orginal contest post or this one for a chance to win. The prize consists of a gooseberry patch cookbook, gooseberry patch cookie cutter (set), and a cute little apron made by victorian heart. I have to admit these are some great items!!!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Curtains to match my quilt

I have had this quilt "Star Dance", for a couple years, finally got curtains to match. I used only one panel for a window, with a star hook so I can pull them back. What do you think? But now since my collection is complete I want a coverlet and matching homespun sheets, just another prim dream.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Don't forget about my giveaway and new Farmhouse Photos

Just a reminder, don't forget to sign up for my giveaway, which ends June 12th. Also this week-end my husband and I went to our farmhouse in WV. Look on my blog for updated slide shows. This first picture is of an out building door, the second is the view of the mountains this morning. My husband and I went on a date last night, riding around on the back roads in the country.

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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.