Thursday, October 30, 2008
Now on a totally different note....and you might just want to leave now cause I just need a short soap box moment and then I promise I will leave this alone.
As I have said before, I am not telling you how to vote....you need to vote what your heart tells you...not the media, NOT Oprah, not "the sky is falling" fear.....but just the facts of what the election is about. It is not about race....and I think it takes away from both candidates when that is drug out and paraded around. I am looking forward to the day when race and sex never enter your mind when looking at a candidate.....but about who they are, what they have said, what they haven't said........their history, regardless of how they spin it.
I am really tired of being told one candidate is "The One" and given the reverance of a burning bush moment.....as a Christian, frankly, it makes me ill. Because of who we believe in and serve.....that will not change regardless of who is voted in.
I struggled with even putting this into my blog.....as I know voting is a personal issue...but so is blogging --a place to share what is on our minds and hearts.....
It is finished...I am through....now back to your regular programming......smile.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
First, courtesy of Tiff....Head over to Simple Needs to register to win this great group of fun stuff!!!
Then head over to The Nesting Place
You can register to win one of these great stars!!!!
After that head to Mabel's House there you can register to win this great book!
Now here is the only catch....if you win one of these great items, you have to share with me....
So what are you waiting on???? Go forth and win!!!!!
Have a great evening!!!
***HEY!! I just noticed that I have reached 3000 visitors!!! Heck, that is give-away worthy in itself, I guess I need to work on a give-away of my own!!! Check back soon to see what I come up with.
Monday, October 27, 2008
There were so many great items in this box...and there were 2 sets of cookie cutters, which are a fave of mine!! So I guess I better get out the recipe book to work on some cookies.
Thanks Noni, you're the best!!!!
AND we opened the blog for the new radio show.... Hearts For Home
We are working on keeping it updated with upcoming guests, recipes, home dec ideas and more. The show officially starts next Monday at 1:00 pm (eastern)...we would love to have you call in and say hello during our first show.
Hugs and Happy Monday!!!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
What am I late for??? Sadly, several things and I hope to make up for some in this post.
I received a great spiderweb scarf, fun mask, great Halloween stickers, candles with a sweet heart shaped holder, a fragrant bath bar, and a great book to read on a cold and stormy night!!!
Thank you Naomi for being my partner and getting to "meet" you!!!
The next item....I love the blog The Nesting Place...you will find a link to it on my side bar. She has lots of great decorating ideas. Wednesday she started a great post about women working creatively at home..and how to support them. She has over a 100 links to women who have online businesses. This is such a great thing to promote....it has been one of my passions over the years in supporting women to try to purchase as much as I can of handmade items and from women that are working from home to help their families. Please, please, please...go check out these links...I know you will find some wonderful treasures, especially for your holiday shopping!!! You will find it HERE
Today I received a great swap package from another partner...but that will have to wait till Monday.
This is what it looks like around here now:
Lots to do.....can someone find me about 72 more hours in the day???? I would really appreciate it!!! LOL
Have a great weekend....take some time to enjoy this beautiful Fall season!!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
HERE is where you will find the pilgrims listed, but be sure and check out my other auctions.
My ebay id is; folkheartfriends
Have a great evening......more soon!!!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
This is a new pattern for me to use..and I love it. I picked up several new ones from Country Whims and Country Friends...all of them are in the "to do" stack. Sadly, some that I have been wanting to do for awhile didn't make the cut cause there simply isn't enough time. But Snowman Giftcard Guy...there are 12 that are almost finished.... and so many more to do!!!
Have a great weekend!!!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
But we finally have a name and a start date....YEAH!!!
The winner of the name contest is: Ellen Smith
Ellen suggested that we go back to using the name of one of our earlier online groups...A Heart For Home. With that name already taken, we settled for Hearts For Home.
Thank you Ellen!!!
And thank you to the other women that offered some great choices too....trust me, we chatted about them all and appreciate your suggestions!!!
The show will begin on October 27th....Monday at 1 pm....we will have more information about it soon as we would love to have you all call in to chat with us that day.
Thanks again to Ellen!!!!
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Several of you asked about some of the items I was making for the Hodge Podge show...and if I would list some after the show.
I decided I would put them on here for sale...the items I only have a limited amount of, that way I don't have to mess with putting them on my "Pieces" blog and do the pay pal thing.
If you find something that you want....just email me and we can set up payment through paypal and figure shipping. If you order several items we can combine shipping costs to make it cheaper to send.
These are great "stress" gifts to give to co-workers and such. Placed in flannel bags with a cute moon tie on. The dream pillow is made up of: hops, lavendar, marigold, lemon balm, mugwort, marojam, clove, chamomile, orange peel.
Tie it to your bedpost or place under your pillow. $5.50
**Pocket Crow...great wall decoration! Pocket is filled with fragrant Sweet Annie....
1 available $11.95
**Kitty Candy Corn Treat bag...great pocket to fill with Halloween treats!!!!
2 available sale: $14.00 SOLD OUT
**Harvest Apples..... Fun decorating apples to use year round!!
**Pumpkin Girl and her Kitty.....
Love, love, love this little gal and her buddy!!! 1 left!!! $22.00
**Primitive Pears....These are fun to fill a basket or wooden crock with. While they are great for fall decorating, will really work year round. Stuffed muslin, painted, stained and rubbed down with cinnamon. 6 available $3.50
**FUN noisemakers!!!! I only have 4 of these fun guys left!!! I am going to use a couple in a metal container...stick the noisemakers in floral foam, fill the container with halloween treats to hand out to the trick or treaters. You could also use these in a fall floral arrangment or wreath...or just any other fun way you can think of!!!! $9.95
**Snowguy....THIS is my favorite snow fella!!! Such a simple guy but I just love him!!!! I only have 3 left of these sweeties!!!! $9.95
**Harvest Pumpkin......WONDERFUL Fall centerpiece!!! Great to use in entryway decorating too!!! 1 left! $12.00
**Witch Shelf Sitter....cute for decorating, just so simple and fun. 2 left $9.00
**Fall Favorite...Putka Pods.. Only 6 bags left for the season!!! $4.95
Whew.....there you go!!! If you have any questions or orders, just email me at:
firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get you fixed up!!!
Thanks so much for your interest!!!
Have a great day!!!
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
**Ok, I never know whether to write about the pictures above or below...so this time I am writing above...sort of a preview of what is coming.....smile!!!
The craft show was on Signal Mountain...the days we were there the weather was beautiful and so was the drive to and from.
**Starting to get the booth in order
**My business partner, Hope, working on the displays and pricing.
I took some pictures of some of the great booths that were there. Frankly, I didn't take a lot of close up shots...I have found crafters a bit wary of that since so many people tend to "copy" stuff and show up with it at the next craft show. But they were gracious enough to let me get a general booth shot to share with you!!!
This booth is by Becky Braddock..she did beautiful felted wool purses that I was really wanting to take one home. Sadly, I didn't, but I think I will have to look her up at the next show we are in! (http://www.bbraddock.etsy.com/)
This booth is by "The Ink Spot".....they had these framed pictures that are like scrapbook pages with all the cropping and embellishments. Some had simple words in the middle like, Pray - Dream - Inspire.....some had great scripture quotes and such. They were very pretty!!!
And last is Mary Beth McClure...she had beautiful glass pieces and she has a website:
All this "Fall Stuff" is making me crazed that I don't have my own Fall decorating done for home. I did pick up a couple of mums this weekend and a pumpkin...so I have a start but need to do more this week!!!
Hope you enjoyed the pictures...it was a great weekend, so much fun!!!