Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Farm Hussy ! Don't forget to check out my column every month & read all the great articles, tips & tutorials. Check out the suppliers section for a list of great places to get your craft supplies !
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
All you need to do is leave a comment on this post to enter! Pretty simple right? So, you're probably wondering what you can win....... 1st place for 100th post is an adorable Bearington Collectible Bear & 2nd place is a set of 2 Cookbooks from Cooking Club of America.....1st place for 100 followers is a Gift Set from my FAVORITE company (Farm Hussy) (after the giveaway ends, the winner can choose which scent they want & I will have it shipped directly from Farm Hussy) & 2nd place will get a collection of some of my favorite products (bath & body, candles, tarts, etc). Unfortunately, my darling daughter has my camera so I'll have to post pics of the prizes tomorrow. If you want extra entries here's what you can do:
Tweet & leave me a comment with your twitter name and/or Blog about the giveaway & leave a comment with a link to the post. Comments for the giveaways need to be left on THIS post !! Winners will be chosen on March 18th & notified on March 19th !
Friday, March 6, 2009
I took some time off from nursing after my Grandmother passed away in November of last year. To be honest, I wasn't sure I'd ever go back. I was physically & emotionally drained after caring for "My Princess" for 18 months (the last 7 months equaled 24 hour care & the last 4 months equaled Hospice care, all of which I did on my own, with the exception of the times my children & hubby helped). I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat to have her back, but her death left me feeling empty, like I had no more to give... I got my first job in a nursing home when I was 17 years old (I'm 34 now). Seventeen years of taking care of people. I'm not complaining, I always knew it was what I would do. Well, since I was 4 years old I knew, that's when my Grandmother & I decided my future, so that I could take care of her when she got older. Once I did that, I felt like "my job is done". Little did I know that after 17 years.... it's who I've become.... I take care of people.....and I'm good at it....and I'm kind of lost without it. My hubby pointed it out to me the other day....told me he thought I was ready.....that I'm miserable sitting at home all the time.....and listening to my friends talk about their day at work.... what this resident did.....what that resident said. So, yesterday, I filled out an application for a local nursing home that a friend of mine works at....I know the Director of Nursing there, I've worked with her before... not in this particular facility...she also works in another nursing home as an RN Supervisor. My girlfriend took my application in to work with her yesterday....and the DON called me yesterday & asked me to come in today for an interview....so, I sat & thought about it last night. Am I really ready? Yeah, I think I am. I think it's going to be hard at first.... alot of reminders of my time spent caring for my Grandmother.... but I'm a tough cookie.... I can handle it.... I'm sure some tears will be shed at first..... but it's who I am..... I need to take care of people..... my kids are young adults & pretty much do their own thing. I guess that's why I've been miserable... no one to really "take care" of. I made one other attempt to go back to nursing a little while after my Grandmother passed away.... I WAS NOT ready ! I pulled in to the parking lot of the nursing home I worked at before quitting to take care of my Grandmother, to ask them for my job back...and I burst into tears....I couldn't even get out of the car! I drove back home in tears & decided that that was it... nursing was over for me...guess I was wrong. The hubby noticed this morning, that I'm not as miserable as I have been lately, so I told him about the interview (I hadn't said anything to him...in case I couldn't do it...in case I burst into tears again before ever making it out of my car...in case I just wasn't ready yet). He had tears in his eyes as he hugged me before he left for work this morning.....told me he was glad I finally realized that this is what I NEED to do...that it's who I am.....so I just want to say Thank You to him....for always knowing me better than I know myself.....for knowing what I need before I ever realize it myself...and for supporting my decisions (1st when I needed the time away from nursing ~ he sucked it up big time to cover all the bills...and never once complained... and again for my decision to go back). Love ya Baby !!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Morning Glories and Moonflowers ! Wrapped so cute too ! Mmmmmmm chocolate.....
So, you want to know what you can win, right? Here are the pictures that Julie emailed to me of the gift package you'll receive (cows not included)! Gift package includes:
2 oz. Udderly Tickled Hand Lotion
2 oz. Sissy's Silo~tion
2 oz. Devine Bovine Butyere
2 oz. Whipped Soy Glace
4 oz. Cream of the Crop
Farm Hussy Mini Bath Bucket with loofah, sponge & brush
Hussy Bucks Coupons & Candy
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Here are the rules:
List 7 things that you love and then pass the award on to 7 people...tagging them and letting them know they won! You can copy the picture of the award and put it on your sideboard letting the whole wide world know you are KREATIV!
1. My family & friends
5. A nice hot bath with a glass of wine & a good book
6. ALL my bloggy friends
7. Yummy smelly things (candles, tarts, soaps, etc)
Here's who I'm tagging for this award: (in no particular order)
1.Sheila & Michelle @ 2crazychics
2.Kristin @ a ordinary life
3.Mandy @ auntmannyscreations
4.DiPaola Momma @ chickennuggetsofwisdom
5.Shari @ homespunandprimitives
6.Misty @ m-dcandles (just cuz I know she'll flip ~ lmao)
7.Keri @ primitivekountryhappenings
Ok ~ I'm off to let them know they have an award !
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The Best Blog Daily Thinker Award from Jenn @ The Village Peddler (BTW ~ she's the one that made my blog header for me). Thanks Jenn !! So now I have to pass it on to 10 other deserving bloggers. Here's my list (in no particular order):
1. Christine @ LiveLaughLove
2. Mindy @ HBK and Me
3. Dana @ MagickMoonSoapWurks
5. Sheila @ The Rusty Rooster
6. Keri @ Primitive Kountry Happenings
7. Mamarazzi @ Dandelion Wishes
8. Lynette @ Crazy Mind
9. Michelle @ Out of the Box Sampler
10. Audrey @ Audrey's Country Crafts
There ya have it ~ off to let them know they have an award !
Monday, February 23, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Out of the Box Sampler is my ADDICTION !! It ROCKS !! Keep up the Amazing job Michelle !
This is what the box looked like when I opened it up ~ Look at all the goodies !
Chocolate dipped pretzel stick from adrienne mason (this months box sponsor). It just screams Valentines Day ! Mmmmm I love white chocolate ! (this company is Veteran owned ~ big bonus in my book)
2 Yummy candies from Karen & Nancy Homemade Goodies ~ my daughter snagged these but she assures me they were delicious ~ lol.
Rest assured, each & every one of these delicious goodies were quickly devoured (by me) before my children could get their grubby little hands on them. Everything was packaged in a very cute take out box covered in glittery pink fabric (LOVED the packaging). First up was the chocolate covered cherry (sinful), Next was the red velvet cake bite dipped in white chocolate (OMG ~ I need about a 100 of these ~ my hips don't ,but I sure do ~ they are the most delicious piece of heaven). Onto the chocolate cake bite rolled in crushed pretzels (can you say yummy?), then the super creamy lemon candy (sooo good) & last but not least i popped that chocolate dipped fortune cookie into my mouth ( so light & crunchy ~ loved it). This little box of sin is from Vintage Confectiohttp://vintageconfections.etsy.com & I will so be doing some shopping there (diet? what diet?)
I Big Red Puffy Heart Memories By Olenka ~ this lady is truly talented (my picture does NOT do this justice). This is a 6x6 scrapbook layout & I LOVE it !! (she's such a sweetie too !)
I am a Prim addict ! These super cute cotton candy scented, hand-dipped grubby candles are sooo cute & smell sooo good ! They're from Strawberry Fields Candles.
WooHoo ~ JUMBO tart from Things That Make Scents in "shot through the heart" scent ! Add another scent to my list of favorites ! + a 30% discount (I'm all about discounts !)
Cherry Almond scented bath salts from Natural Goodies ~ Yep, you guessed it, another favorite scent!
HUGE Vanilla Bean scented Bath Bomb from The Rooster Mill (which I'll be taking upstairs shortly with a glass of wine & a book and heading to a nice hot soak in the tub).
Had to show the packaging ~ Love it ! (Purely-Mine)