Saturday, October 30, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
After stirring them around and around, my faithful helper (Mr. My Primitive Heart) reached in a pulled out the winning slip of paper!! I couldn't resist showing you his arm to add authenticity to the moment!!! And the winner is..............
Rhonda of Kattywhompus Primitives!!!
Congratulations to you Rhonda, and please send me an email with your address so I can mail this to you!!
I want to thank all of you that participated and let you know how much I enjoyed reading what blogging has meant to you personally!! Believe me when I say I wish I could have chosen each one of your names as I know how wonderful it is to receive a gift in the mail, but sadly, there can only be one winner this time!! There are SO MANY WONDERFUL GIVEAWAYS out there and I encourage you to keep blogging, and following and signing up for them!! Even when you don't win the actual prize, you gain so much in just participating and commenting and the one who is hosting it gains encouragement and joy in the giving!! It is a WIN WIN for everyone!!!
Blessings for a WINNING day~~
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The Giveaway I just won was hosted by Catherine Mahone of THE PRIMITIVE HEART!! She is a very talented folk artist who has wonderful patterns (I have most of them and LOVE them all) and a lovely blog and if you have not visited her, I would encourage you to do so!! I know she would love for you to stop by and say "Hi"!!
The package arrived yesterday while I was at work, so I did not know it was there till I got home!!! She had everything wrapped so nicely and the anticipation was building as I opened each piece!! What treasures awaited me!!! The first was a flicker light, that looks like a flame when you turn on your lamp. It gives off a warm orange glow...perfect for this time of year! Love it!! The next one was a small hanging pumpkin by Bethany Lowe, with the tiniest little blinking light to go inside! I have not seen one of these before.....so cute!!!!
Then all these wonderful coffees.....pumpkin spice, maple, caramel apple, autumn spice, and apple cobbler ! They are made by a family owned company called DOOR COUNTY Gourmet Coffee! I'm sure Catherine would be happy to tell you about them if you are interested!!
The next package was a darling coffee pot shaped lamp with a pierced tin shade....THAT was what the flicker bulb was for!!! It is really adorable and ended up on some stacked boxes on my mantel. I have a very small kitchen and the 2 places where I wanted to put it had NO outlets, but I love where it found a home!! The final item was one of her handmade pincushions, made from yummy smelling wax, orange and black cheesecloth, and filled with rusty pins and a wax pumpkin pin on the top!! I LOVE pincushions of all kinds and am so happy to add one of her HANDMADE ones to my collection!! Thank you so much Catherine for this special handmade creation, as well as for all the other gifts....all so lovely and know I will treasure each one!!
I wish each of you sunny Autumn days, filled with Special Blessings!
With a Grateful Heart~
Sunday, October 3, 2010
It was a HUGE Success!
We had LOTS of happy customers and LOTS of sales!
We had AMAZING CHOCOLATE BROWNIES and HOT APPLE CIDER!!! Yum!!
There were dancing scarecrows everywhere!
It was a LONG, fun-filled day from 10am-9pm! and most importantly.....
IT IS OVER!!!
In all seriousness, it is one of my favorite events of the year and it is so much fun to see old friends who have not been in for a while, but it is a very tiring night and I was really happy to get home and rest my poor, tired feet...and legs...and back.....and...well, you get the idea!!! My bed never felt SO GOOD!!!
This morning, after a somewhat restful night of slumber, my WH, (which stands for Wonderful Husband!) asked me how I was feeling and then said the 7 most magical words I could hope for......."How would you like an apple pancake?? Suddenly, my pains were gone and I was making a beeline for the ladies room to get ready!! I couldn't get ready fast enough!!!
All this fuss for an apple pancake,you ask?? Oh, but this is not just any ordinary pancake, this is THE BEST APPLE PANCAKE I have EVER eaten!!! EVER!! It is served at of all places, The Pancake House, naturally, and is a marvelous conglomeration of puffed dough, oozing with juicy, tart apples, dripping in buttery cinnamon glaze!!! You have to wait 20 minutes for one, but when it comes.......Oh My Goodness!!! It is a DELIGHT!! So the tiredness of yesterday was completely forgotten as I had my first LARGE forkful!!! DELICIOUS, DELIGHTFUL, DE LOVELY!!!
Now that I have shown you this culinary wonder I hope you all can find a place to help you meet this new craving you now have!! Maybe some of you even have a recipe for this and if you do, PLEASE SHARE IT with us!!!
After eating this fantastic breakfast, which also included scrambled eggs, home fries and bacon (I guess I worked up an appetite after my long work day) we stopped at a local store to pick up a favorite magazine I wanted, and I got to spend the day, just reading and enjoying the silence!! It doesn't get any better than that, does it??
Blessings and Apple Pancakes~