Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Saturday, December 10, 2016


Hello, dear friends!!

Reading is one of my favorite things to do so I was thrilled when 
I received a surprise in my mail box today!!

It is the new book by Stacy Droit called,

A Christmas Cabin
Presented by....Arnett's Country Store!

Have you seen it yet?
I only turned to the first page and then decided I needed to sit down with a snack, another one of my simple pleasures!

This is my absolute new favorite!!

It is called The Mix and is a combination of 
cheddar cheese and caramel corn....YUM!!!
We buy ours at Safeway here in AZ!
If you haven't tried it yet,


I have also been slowly working on my punch needle horse by Lori Rippey in the evenings
while watching Christmas movies,
 two more simple pleasures!

Here is my progress!

Hoping to get more of the background done tonight while we watch our next movie on the list!
I wonder what it will be tonight?

In the meantime,
  I am ready to sit down with my favorite snack
 and enjoy my new book!!!


Wishing you an abundance of Simple Pleasures, my friends~



Prims By The Water said...

Your winter horse is looking spectacular! I am watching a Christmas movie on Hallmark Channel and watching the cozy fire Bob started in our fireplace. Getting ready for about 7 inches of snow overnight. Janice

HomeSpunPrims said...

I got my book yesterday! I haven't had a chance to read it yet but it looks so good!! A treasure of a book. Your horse pull toy is looking good, Julie! Enjoy your evening. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend it!! Big hugs, Lori

marly said...

Your horse is fabulous!

The Eveningstitcher said...

Love your punch needle! And ....I got my book yesterday....I slightly skimmed through it last night, but haven't really had a chance to just sit and read every page, every picture....it is a beautiful book!!

moosecraft said...

You know... I always have difficulty choosing between the caramel and cheese popcorns? :-) Popcorn is my favorite snack! Have you tried Moose Munch? It's caramel corn with nuts and chocolate! Oh my... off to the store I go... :-)
Punchneedle is looking fabulous! Awesome design!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Thanks, friends!! The punchneedle is coming along and is such a fun piece! Can't wait to finish it!
The book is beautiful and I was just so sad that it was not longer!!
The Moose Crunch sounds fantastic and I will certainly have to look for it!
For those of you who are getting snow, please do stay safe and warm!
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week!
Heart Hugs~

old crow said...

My favorite snack! Only problem! It is so hard to stop!! Your punch needle is coming along beautifully! Love your colors! I must get that book! I just heard about it yesterday..... I love my Arnetts! Enjoy your cozy evening!
Merry Christmas!

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Julie, I love setting down with a good book and a cup of coffee and of course a snack. Love your new project. Your header is awesome, love the Santa's. Wishing you an awesome Christmas. hugs, Lecia

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Thanks Lecia and Mona! Snacks and books just go together, don't they?
I love the punch needle piece and it is a fun project! Finally working on the background and hope to get it done soon!
The book is great but just too short!! I wanted to keep turning pages!!
The Santas in my header were made by me a number of years ago and I really need to make one for myself!! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Christmas Hugs~

Rugs and Pugs said...

You are so talented. Those Santas are wonderful!
Lovin' your p/n horse.
Merry, merry :)

Winnie Nielsen said...

Can you post here where to purchase your new booK? I would love to buy one and I can't find it listed anywhere. Log Cabins are a favorite of mine and I bet this book is full of great ideas and photos. Thanks so much!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Thanks, ladies! For those of you who have asked about how to order the book, just called Arnett's at 618-932-6633 to purchase your copy!
Hope that helps!!
Christmas Hugs~

Winnie Nielsen said...

Thank-you so much, Julie!! Ordering right now and looking forward to reading this.

Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon Julie, looks like a great book, I want one!!!! Love your horse, so beautiful already.... Yum, will look for the popcorn here, wish me luck, lol.. Hugs Francine.

Winnie Nielsen said...

My book arrived and I enjoyed it very much! I am new to Arnetts Santas but they are beautiful heirloom treasures crafted by such a talented artist. Thank-you for sharing about it here on your blog.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

So happy you are enjoying the book, Winnie!! I'm happy you were able to learn about it from visiting my blog!
Christmas Hugs~