Wednesday, June 30, 2010

100 Follower Giveaway We have the Winners!

The first Winner is  

said, "Tara your lovely giveaway is now on my sidebar so I know my great friends will be over to find your lovely site"
Maggie picked the Cameo necklace!
 The second Winner is
said,"I love pink #2 necklace! It was a hard choice though :)"
Ginny gets the pink shell necklace!

Sorry I just realized #2 was not a follower which was one of the rules! I feel horrible but I have to follow my own rules.

The new #2 is
Kathy said, "
Hi Tara! How pretty! I am a follower already and I love the gold tone necklace. I will post your giveaway on my sidebar just to help out! : )"

Both these lovely ladies also get some arm candy because they posted on their own blogs about the giveaway!
I want to say thank you to everyone who entered and you are all winners in my book!  I am so happy that you take your time and check out my lil corner of blog land.

Next giveaway when I reach 100 posts.  Whew that may take me a while!
(I used to generate the winners)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Oh the things I have seen! Rattle snakes and such.

As my profile says we live on 34 acres.  It is a beautiful piece of land with wonderful views of the valley.  We are truly blessed beyond measure to be able to live here but every once in a while I think a home in a well populated tract may be peaceful!  How ever the lack of screaming children, barking dogs, 12 cars at one home and neighbors looking in my back yard are other reasons I love where I live.

But we do have creatures!

like these
and these
even these
It is all part of living out of town.
I took my hubbys big dog to get shaved for the first time ever
(we usually do it our selves but finally got smart)
He looked so good!  Smelled so good! was smooth!  then that night he was sprayed by a skunk!  So yes we coexist with wildlife here.  I stood on the front porch and called my little dog to come and go potty but he would not come.  When I looked to my right I saw it!  You know it!
See it?  right behind my muck boot.
Here is a closer photo.
Oh yeah you know it!  A RATTLESNAKE!
Well I live in the country so I handled it the correct way and everything!

I ran screaming into the house, slammed the door and started yelling where's my phone!  Where's my phone!
My children came running and I did a few laps around the couch before I finally saw my phone on the counter.  I then called my hubby and told him there was a rattlesnake at the front door!  you know what he said???  Well do you?  He said, "Tara you are gonna have to kill it."  After I picked myself up off the floor I proceeded to let him know all the ways I was unqualified to do such a thing.  After a quick lesson in rattlesnake killing 101 I did venture out the back door to the front of the house all the while on the phone with hubby.  Well a failed attempt and some babyish screaming later my hubby to the rescue!
See his truck through the weeds?  He told me to stand guard and not let the snake get away!  Then he left the job he was on and came to save us all!
After my attempt the snake had crawled in a little crack in the concrete.  My Hubby had to pull it out then do the deed.
This is my hubby saving the world!  I never thought it could get worse but then there was this creature!  A murderer of fashion!

Yes!  It's Me!  I had not quite finished dressing at the time!
Oh it looks so bad!

In conclusion I would have to say that out of all the creatures I may be the scariest and I may not live in a neighborhood because I have been fully countrified!  Oh and I would probably get arrested by the fashion police!

Make sure and enter my 100 follower Giveaway that ends tomorrow!  Click HERE!


Monday, June 28, 2010

Don't forget my 100 Follower Giveaway!

My Giveaway ends This Wednesday at 12pm!
Click HERE to learn how to enter.
Hurry so you get your chance at  snagging yourself some bling bling!


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Just a Girl Silhouette Giveaway!

Okay has any one notticed the out break of Silhouette giveaways??  It is a plague that I hope spreads more!  I really am hoping to catch it.  What about you?
Any chance to win one of these machines is great! 
Just a Girl is having a giveaway now!  
Go go go!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

My New Addiction

So I admit it I have an addiction.  My addictions change though.  A few months ago it was Cream cheese and Sundried Tomato Wheat Thins!  Oh yeah that was good. 

Currently it is Gold Fish and Cream Cheese Frosting! 
 You say that sounds gross?
Okay okay I know it sounds bad but have you seen the gold fish grahams?  Yummy I tell you! 
 Oh look see vanilla and cinnamon grahams!  
Now try this at your own risk! 
I am not responsible for the extra lbs that may be a side affect of this addicting snack!

Whats your snack addiction??


Friday, June 25, 2010

Photo Fun!

If your kids are board you can try some fun photos.  Sunshine and I had fun with these.
 I used one of those popper things that looks like a half of a bouncy ball.
Here it looks like a giant is picking her up by her head.

Just something fun to share!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

100 Follower Giveaway!

Giveaway has ended

Okay so here it is a giveaway for all the lovely stalkers Followers out there!  I really do love ya!

I have looked far and near, near and far and this is what I came up with!
There will be 2 Winners!  Woo Hoo!

Just pick which necklace you want.
Gold Tone Necklace #1
Long Shell Necklaces
Pink #2 
Orange #3
Silver tone Photo Frame Heart #4
Cameo Lady #5

Okay here we go the "RULES"

To be eligible to win:
  1. Become a follower and let me know which Necklace you would like to win.
  2. If you're already a follower, leave a comment with your favorite necklace.
  3. Post about this on your blog, leave a comment and a link to your post telling me
 I will use to generate the winner.
If you Post to your blog and you are chosen as one of the two winners I will also include some arm candy!

Oh how fun! 
The Giveaway ends on Wednesday 6/30 at 12:00pm.
Good Luck!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I Have over 100 Followers!

I would like to thank the panel of judges!  Just kidding! 

I want to say thanks to everyone who thought my blog was good enought to follow.  It makes me happy! 

I sell jewelry so I am now off to check my stock to pick out some fun stuff for my 100 Follower Giveaway!
Woo Hoo!

Stay tuned for my Giveaway Post!


Silhouette giveaway at Southern Hospitality

How could I not blog about it?
Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality is having a Wonderful Giveaway!  The great prize is a Silhouette.  You know one of these
 What are you doing over here still!?! 

I hope I win but if I don't I hope you do!

Monday, June 21, 2010

An Award for lil ol ME?

Wow how sweet Heather from Straight Stitches gave me a lovely award.  Wanna see it?? 
 See it is pretty huh?  That was so nice of Heather!

So, to accept this award: I have to do 3 things.

One: thank the person who gave me this award.
Thank you so much Heather! Go check her out at her lovely blog Straight Stitches
Two: share 7 things about myself. Here it goes!
  • I am the most unorganized person on planet earth
  • I love making home made bread. yummy!
  • I was a strawberry blond but my hair turned blond. (not gray! blond)
  • I have 27 animals.   No not a hoarder!  We have  21 chickens, 1 llama, 2 dogs, 1 cow, and 2 horses. And if you count the kids that makes 29!  Ha
  • I love Pepsi!  I am addicted to Pepsi!  Pepsi makes me happy! If I get stressed out a Pepsi always calms me down.
  • I have yet to get an iphone.
  • I am very interested in trying to grind wheat to make my own flour.
Well I hope this doesn't scare anyone.  You know I don't judge you Coke drinkers out there! lol 
Three: pass it onto the bloggers that I have recently discovered.
I love all these blogs and know you will enjoy them too.  Click and go check them out!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summer Giveaway Winner. . .

Okay so I used to pick a winner but I can't figure out how to show the picture of the Number it picked.  The winner was #8 Lynne
  Tara, you are a MARVEL!!!!! I am so inspired by you. You are just amazing! -Lynne 
Thanks so much everyone! 
It looks like I may be getting close to 100 followers and I will have to have another giveaway! 
Hint: It will be jewelry!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cabinet Door Sample to Sign

When we were building our home I was given a couple door samples to help in my decising making process.  So I happen to have a couple samples laying around.  My Brother and Sis in Law just celebrated their 2nd Anniversary.  
Woo Hoo! 
We had to pay a lot for her to marry him I am so glad it is working out. 
Just kidding! 
She really does love him!

I wanted to make them a sign and could really never figure out my Pazzles machine so I gave up on the idea of anything vinyl.
This is what I did.
It took me a few tries on some different papers.  I wanted just the right color for the Kennedy and I also wanted the paper to look similar to the door.
I ended up using the one in the middle.  I just printed it out cut it to size and Mod Podged it on! 
Simple, Quick & Beautiful!
The finished project.
(forgot to take a photo w/o the ribbon sorry)
I was really loving how it turned out.  I did not even have to use a fancy machine or spend lots.  They thought it was great too!
Try this craft out even in a frame it will look great!

Have you done an easy project lately?


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