21 December, 2014

Surprise Christmas RAK!

Good afternoon friends. 'Hope you are all happy and well. Today the winter solstice began, and the cooler weather has definitely arrived in Alabama. Pictured above are some lovely RAK gifts that: Laura of Rhodes Creations sent to me. Beautiful snowy deer scene in a box with a hanger, kitchen towel with cows images on it, bottle of Lavender Thyme Catnip, bottle of herbal Elixir, Vanilla Clove lip balm, Citrus Garden blend herbal bath salts, bag of Evening Repose herbal tea (Tisane), and a holidays Draw Me Nearer DVD. There is also a beautiful Christmas card. Wow! All are wonderful gifts that I really do appreciate. Sending many thanks to Laura. Prim winter blessings to you all.

19 December, 2014

Win from Cynzplace

Hey there friends. It's a cold day here in our town. Winter seems to be sneaking in a couple of days early. Pictured above is a darling holidays pillow that I won from: Cyn of Cynzplace Blog. She had asked us to suggest words that remind us of Christmas. The backing of this pillow is a pretty plaid in soft colors. Thank you so much Cyn. This pillow already has a place with my decorations. The stitching is so neatly done and beautiful. The embroidered words say it all, don't they?

18 December, 2014

Thrifty Thursday: Snowman Make-Do

This week's Thrifty Thursday item is the vintage brass candlestick pictured above. It was a real find at only $1.00 in a local thrift store. 'Love the tarnishing, don't you? The Snowman decoration is from a free tutorial by Willa at: The Old Cupboard Door Blog. The head is made from a styrofoam ball covered in joint compound and painted. Very crafty, right? Sending many thanks to Willa for this tutorial. I love how the snowman's neck is painted red & white like a candy cane. The great thing about snowmen is that they are nice decorations for all of winter, not just during the Christmas holidays. 'May have put a bit too much mica "snowflakes" on him though. What do you think? Prim autumn blessings.

15 December, 2014

*Merry Christmas Swap 2014 w/ Cindi*

Hi friends. I am so happy to share with you all the lovely gifts from: Bumblebee Lane Cottage's Merry Christmas Swap 2014. My partner was; Cindi of Cindi's Country Corner Blog. She really spoiled me! Pictured above are the items she sent: metal Christmas sign, green metal punched candle holder, metal "Freezie" snowman ornie, big santa wearing a knit suit holding a Christmas tree, prim box with a tree painted on top and filled with yummy candy, snowman doll holding a little black crow, orb with a snowman painted on it with a little pip wreath, and a green wooden block with "Believe" painted on the front. All such festive items- thank you so very much Cindi. Sending thanks to our Swap hostess, Amy, as well. Be sure to go check out and follow their awesome blogs. Another wonderful Christmas Swap makes me so happy. To see what I sent to Cindi, visit her blog and you can also follow the link below my signature.

14 December, 2014

Look at this Christmas tree!

Hey there friends. If you like decorating it super-sized for the holidays, this Christmas tree in our local downtown park fits that bill! It appears to be at least 20' tall, and is covered in lights and other decorations. Every year, the city decorates this whole historical park. This year's large tree just adds to the festive spirit, doesn't it? Are your local parks decorated for the holidays? Prim blessings,

11 December, 2014

*Winner of Homespun Holidays giveaway!*

Good morning to you all. Wow, it is only 2 weeks till Christmas. Guess what? It is also time to announce the winner of the *Homespun Holidays Giveaway*. Random Number Generator© selected #8, which is: Heather of The Country School Marm Blog. Heather said, "...the snow just blankets everything." Emailing you in a sec, Heather, to get your physical mailing address. Thank you all for entering. It has been another great year with blogging friends and happiness. Thank you all so much for the joy you bring to my life. Prim holiday blessings,

10 December, 2014

*Homespun Holidays Giveaway*: only 4 hrs. left!

There is only 4 hours/17 minutes CST left to enter the: *Homespun Holidays Giveaway*. Y'all better hurry on over to that post. Prim blessings,