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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Belated Giveaway,,or Two...and Catching Up

Yes you read it right. Not one but two giveaways.  My one year blogger anniversary was on January 12th.  We were out of town so I decided to wait and do a giveaway once we were back home. But... more on the giveaways in a wee bit.  First things first.  This just might be a long post as it has been over a week since I have been on and chatted with all of you.  So come on in, get comfy, and I will be glad to give you a cup of coffee, or hot chocolate .  You can pick your choice of coffee available and making a cup is so simple with my new coffee maker.


Sometimes a girl has got to do what a girl needs  wants to do.  I have wanted one of the k-cup machines for a good while.  I kept going back and forth with should I, will I like it, will the coffee be too expensive,, you know trying to justify buying it.  But a few months ago I just did it, and I must say I have a new love affair with my coffee machine.  It came with an attatchment so that you can put your own coffee in and brew if you want, but I haven't used it yet.  And there is also a button for hot water which is great for hot cereal in the mornings.  Now I can try all the flavored coffees that Mr. P. is not too fond of.  Okay everyone got a cup if you wanted it?

Last week I was home everyday but one.  Mr. P. came home from his trip and his truck was torned up. He was working 10 hours and it was dark when he came in ,,, so he drove the car into work everyday.  Now if you are thinking I got lots done being home,,, well it just didn't happen.  I did manage to get my new bench the mister had made me into the bedroom.  This is a very special bench.  The back was made from Holly's baby bed.  She had used it with Darbee Rae as well and it has been in storage.  I still have to make a cushion for the seat and am looking for new pillows but couldn't wait to share it with you.



I have my grandmother's old ticking feather bed and I plan on cutting it up and making my cushion.  Want to wait until spring because feathers will be flying. 

The mail lady was kind to me  last week.  Maybe she knew I was home with no car to go roaming.  Even she knows I love to GO!!  I had won a sweet giveaway from Amy over at http://bumblebeelanecottage.blogspot.com/ a while back and she waited to mail it until I was home from the trip.

 

Aren't these little bunnies cute?  And you just need a scratch and sniff screen for these little fellows.  They smell heavenly.  Can't wait to put them out for Spring.  Until then they will join my other bunnies in the sunroom.  Thank you so much Amy.

And not only did I want to learn punch needle during this new year, I want to learn to do penny mats and rugs.  Sweet Cathy from http://tolentreasures.blogspot.com/ surprised me with some pennies in the mail. 


She enclosed a sweet note and told me maybe these already cut would make me want to begin.  Well Cathy this is on my very next to do list.  It was so sweet of you to share with me.  Can't wait to get started.

And lastly Miss Robin from http://thecrankycrow.blogspot.com/. shared with me a really good and informative book on punch needle.  I found it on internet and put my order in.  It also came this week and I must say it is everything Robin said it was.  Such great patterns and information.


If any of you ladies are like me and want to learn this craft, you will not go wrong purchasing this book.  Thank you Robin for suggesting it to me.

So,,,, are you still with me?  Now on to the giveaway(s).  Many of you commented on the post I did after visiting the Depot in SC.  You all seemed to like the waxed bag luminarie I had purchased.  So on Saturday before we left to come home I made a trip back and purchased one for a giveaway.


There will be a second drawing for another giveaway so everyone will have at least 2 chances to win.  Haven't decided what it will be yet, but will post before the deadline for the giveaway is over.  Will also be adding to the giveaways as the days come closer to the drawing date.  Yep, I am just that grateful to all of you who have followed along with me this past year.  I feel I had made some wonderful friends.  You have been with me through days of joy, times of sorrow, shared holidays, and visited on days when you will never know how good it was to smile.  I am forever grateful to each and every one of you.  Your commets and visit mean so much to me.

This giveaway is open to all my followers.  And as promised new followers are welcomed. I would appreciate it if you come over and are new to let me know in your comment.  It is open to all my friends in the U.S. and in Canada.  You may post of your sidebar or blog about it if you wish for one extra entry.  Please be sure to let me know if you do. If you enter , please be sure that I can get in touch with you through your blog or if you don't have a blog please share your e-mail. 
This giveaway will be open until February 14th at midnight.  I will draw the winners and post 
 the winner on my blog on Feb. 15th.  Good luck to each and every one.

Well that just about catches all of you up on my doings.  Yesterday Darbee Rae came home from church services with me.  We just needed a Darbee and Nana day as I haven't caught up  since being away.  We watched one of Holly's favorite movies from her childhood, "Annie"  She really loved all the singing and dancing in the movie.   Thought you might like to see where she watched most of the movie.


Guess Papa's shoulders sat  pretty good.  No wonder poor Papa couldn't hardly move this morning. (smile)
Well friends, thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to leave a comment or I will never know you visited with me .  Hoping you all have a great week planned.  Me..... well another road trip is on the horizon.  Have I told you I love to go?????   Until next time......

38 comments:

  1. Love love the bench. Such a sweet piece knowing it was my baby bed. Love all of your giveaway items too! Such sweet ladies. So glady you had a fun "Darbee day." Sure do want a "girls day" soon. A "girls trip" sounds much better though. *SMILE* Love you.

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  2. Hi Angela, Stopped by for a cup, I take mine with sugar, no cream ;) Your new bench is so special, I love that it holds memories for you. Lovely goodies you received from friends and your Darbee Rae Day sounds like it was a good one (poor Papa, LOL)

    Thanks for the coffee...♥Traci

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  3. Oh geesh...please do sign me up for your giveaway! You know where to find me... I'll post on my giveaway page too.. Hugs, Traci

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  4. Welcome home! Isn't that funny that you guys watched "Annie" the same weekend that Abbey was in it? Your bench is adorable, what a great way to hold onto those memories! Yup, I'd love to be in your drawing, love that bag. Thanks for the coffee and the "catch-up". I'll be taking pictures of the dolls and you can always order one from me and I'll ship. We'll talk again soon, Dawn

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  5. yes, please enter me in! sweet little thing, looks so cute perched up there!

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  6. Welcome Back Home...! I missed your posts:( I love love love the bench made from the crib..! And Darbee looks very comfortable on Papa's shoulders:)) Please enter me in your drawing and while your at it, I'll take a cup of coffee your serving up with a bit of cream, please! Have a great week....hugs, K

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  7. reminds me of watching my grands watching TV with their Poppa. aren't grands terrific? love how the MR recycled the crib. I'm really enjoying Holly's blog.
    Blessings......

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  8. Yes, a k-cup coffee maker is FAB-U-LOUS. It is a light in my day. lol. I have a Keurig, and I so enjoy it. Now cuisinart? Woohoo! Fancy shmancy!

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  9. l would like hot chocolate please, please enter me in the giveaway that is such a unique luminary.

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  10. Morning Friend
    Coffee for me please. Cream no sugar.
    What a sweet Mr. making you such a wonderful treasure.
    Filled with such wonderful memories. And great picture of your Sunshine with her Grandpa.
    Hugs
    Trace
    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  11. Great place to watch a movie. I LOVE the baby bed bench...hmmm. I know where my crib is stored from 30 years ago and bet my mom would love to have it out of her attic! Please enter me in your giveaway. Get stitching on those pennies!

    Cathy

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  12. What a truely special bench! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway.I'll post to my blog for a extra chance as well.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  13. Good morning Angela...such a great post...I love these kinds where there's lots going on.
    And you never disappoint!
    What a sweet and lovely bench - if only I had my children's cribs I would have done the same thing....although theirs was white...probably would have needed to be stripped and painted.
    Love the picture of Darbee and grandpa...how sweet.
    What a wonderful coffee machine - I know you will have many, many warm cups of warmth from it from now on..I had one of those one cup at a time ones and gave it to my son...just never made the kind of coffee I wanted - too strong. Maybe this one would be better.

    What special gifts from Amy, Cathy and Robin...such sweet blogger friends out there aren't there.

    Now on to the give away...what a nice thing to do...
    Please enter me for a chance...
    Karen

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  14. Hi Angela, Yes, love my new coffee machine also the kids gave me, great to experiment with different flavors. I love the idea of turning the crib into a bench, what a great way to preserve a memory. Please enter me in your give away. Hugs Vicky

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  15. Love the bench. What an idea. My family keeps telling me I need that coffee pot, but I always drink at least 3 cups when I make a pot. Please enter me in your give away. Love those luminaries!
    Can't wait until you get back to the Hen

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  16. Hello Angela...I am admiring the bench. Your hubby did a wonderful job. Santa brought us a new Cuisinart coffee maker and we love it. You will enjoy a great cup of coffee while reading your new book!!!

    Please enter me in your give-away. Thank you.

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  17. That bench is the coolest thing since Mac n' Cheese!! And it will look even more amazing with that ticking cushion on it. What a treasure. I'm surprised Holly isn't wanting to reclaim it! Congratulations on your win from Amy - she makes the cutest dang wax bunnies. Also very sweet of Cathy to send you pennies already cut....cutting is one of my least favorite parts. Glad you found the book and like it - I truly thought it was helpful - even though I didn't find it until figuring things out "the hard way."

    And what a wonderful giveaway!! That luminary is crow perfect!! Haven't ever seen anything like that before. I'd be honored to be entered....I have posted on my blog sidebar. And wishing you a happy, belated, blogiversary. Seems like many of us started around the same time....

    Love Darbee's movie perch!! But - oh - that makes my neck sore just looking at it!! ;o)

    Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  18. Happy blogaversary! How awesome. What a wonderful post with pics of your lovely bench and your sweet goodies from friends.

    Please enter me for a change to win the very interesting wax luminary bag. I am a crow lover for sure and would love to add this to my collection of primitive favorites.

    Thanks so much!!!!

    hugs and smiles,
    Carol

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  19. Hi Angela, Love the bench. That's a good idea and recycling yet to boot!!!! Love all the goodies you got.
    Please enter me in your giveaway and I'll post on my blog. Thanks for hosting a giveaway.
    Hugs,
    Lois

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  20. Hi Angela~

    The the bench the Mr made for you is just fabulous. It was nice catching up with you. Love the pic of Darbee watching the movie with her Papa!! Happy Blogiversary!! I would love to be entered for a chance to win.

    Have a wonderful evening~Becky

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  21. Hi Angela,
    Love the bench that you made from Holly's old bed!! Great goodies that you got!!
    Our little Peyton's favorite palce to be is on his grandpa's shoulders too.
    I would love to be entered into your giveaway.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  22. I am a new follower. I found you cute blog through The Firecracker Kid. I love your blog background. Please enter me in your giveaway, I love crows.

    Thanks
    Sue

    wickedfaerie13@gmail.com

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  23. I am posting your giveaway on my sidebar too.

    Sue

    wickedfaerie13@gmail.com

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  24. Love the bench!! Put my name in the pot...I love those waxed muslin luminaries.
    thanks,
    patti

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  25. Love the bench!! Put my name in the pot...I love those waxed muslin luminaries.
    thanks,
    patti

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  26. I LOVE hearing about your goodies you recieved. I have heard of penny rugs on Karens blog but don't know how they are made. I have got to find something to do with my hands that won't hurt them. Any ideas??? And I love giveaways!

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  27. Hello Angela-
    Happy Bloggiversary!
    Oh how I Love your bench. Beautiful.
    Darbee is so sweet there up on Papa's shoulders.
    I would Love to be enterd in your Giveaway.
    I will post on my sidebar.

    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  28. Morning Angela. Good to hear from you again. Please enter me in your giveaway. I have posted it on my sidebar.

    Felicia

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  29. Your bench is truly unique ... not like everyone elses ...LOVE IT!
    Yes, please include me in the give away. I would love to have one of those wax luminaries.

    with much Peace,

    Barb

    momshoresbarb@yahoo.com

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  30. What a wonderful Luminary. Thanks for the chance Angela. I will post it on my sidebar.
    -Steph-

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  31. I'm already a follower and would love to win your little luminary - crow ARE my favs! Thanks Angela for the chance to win.

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  32. I am an old follower from NZ. Love the baby bench it is gorgeous! Your little girl is growing up so fast (not that I need to tell you!) Please enter me into draw-only if international counts.
    Thanks Michelle

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  33. Hi! I am a follower and I love your bench too! I think I need that punching book, it looks awesome. Please enter me in your drawing! Thanks so much and have a Happy Valentine's Day!

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  34. Happy Valentines Day friend!
    Please enter me in your sweet drawing
    Hugs
    Earlene

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  35. Happy Valentines Day! What a fun giveaway! Please enter me!
    Hugs,
    Courtney

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  36. Happy Valentines day Angela! Love that bench. Please enter me, Thanks so much.
    Blessings,
    Jean

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  37. I could have Sworn I already signed up for this... yet I don't see it. So Please enter me! :)

    Carmen and the Primcats

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  38. OMG how could I have missed that lovely luminary from your previous post...love it and would love to have the chance to win it Angela. Also love your new goodies too!! Take care, Janice

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