Saturday, May 31, 2008

Drink, Steal, Swear & Lie

I met this 90 yr old guy while I was in Virginia and he had a motto he lived by everyday. He said listen carefully and live by these 4 rules: Drink, Steal, Swear, & Lie.

I was shaking my head 'no', but he then told me to listen while he explained his four rules. So here they are:

1.. 'Drink' from the 'everlasting cup' every day.

2.. 'Steal' a moment to help someone that is in worse shape than you are.

3.. 'Swear' that you will be a better person today than yesterday.

4.. And last, but not least, when you 'lie' down at night thank God you live in America and have freedom.

I am not as good as I should be, I am not as good as I could be. but THANK GOD I am a lot better than I used to be!

Thanks Brenda

Friday, May 30, 2008

Aprons...Pockets...and...Rag Balls...Oh My !!!

Vintage aprons are really popular right now. I have a precious little yellow vintage apron listed in my Ebay Store right now. Check it out, along with some new Prim Pockets and Rag Balls I just listed. Some of these are made from matching fabric. They make a great in a foyer or bathroom or on the dresser in the bedroom. When you buy the Rag Balls AND the matching Prim Pocket, I'll ship the Prim Pocket for free. How cool is that? And with the price of's a real good deal.

Love all ya'll.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

And the winner is........................

Dani!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats girl. Please email me at and give me your address. This will go out tomorrow.

Thanks to all you precious ladies who entered this. I've really enjoyed meeting ya'll and reading your blogs. Let's all visit often, now that we've found each other.

If you didn't win this time, keep watching. I've had so much fun with this one, I might have to have another give away soon. And ya'll check out my Ebay store, Etsy and my online EZ Shoppe for more prims.

God Bless all ya'll :)

Hugs and Love,

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Prim Pocket Give Away

Hey ya'll. Since everyone is giving stuff away, I thought I'd get in on the action. I'm giving away one of my Prim Pockets. Just leave me a comment letting me know you're interested in the drawing. The drawing will take place next Thursday morning, May 29 at 9:00 a.m. DST, so make sure your comments are in before then. I'll post the winner shortly after that so you can email me with your address. I'd like to ship this to the winner on Friday morning, May 30.

While you're here, how 'bout checking out my sweet friends at GTPF. They're having a great give away too. Just click on the link in my previous post. And check out all our links for more great items and'll really enjoy these wonderful talented ladies.

This is a cute different door greeter. It's made from a black gingham pocket. It's full of Sweet Annie sprigs and has a grubby tag with "Welcome" fastened with a rusty safety pin. It also has a rusty wire hanger with a plaid homespun bow. It measures 4" wide and 5" high not including the hanger. This would look so cute on a door knob, or hung on a front door or stair case. It also can be hung on a peg. A cute addition to any prim decor.

Have fun....and God Bless :)


Monday, May 19, 2008

The Great GTPF Give Away

Hey ya'll. Ya'll really need to go over to the Glad Tidings Primitives and Folkart blog and check out their free give away. Just click on the link below and it should take you there.

Ya'll have fun :)

Love all ya'll

Saturday, May 17, 2008

I Had a Drug Problem

The other day, someone at a store in our town read that a Methamphetamine lab had been found in an old farmhouse in the adjoining county and he asked me a rhetorical question. "Why didn't we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?"

I replied, I had a drug problem when I was young: I was drug to church on Sunday morning. I was drug every night to church revivals.

I was drug by my ears to another room for a hard spanking when I was disrespectful to adults.

I was also drug to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents, told a lie, brought home a bad report card, spoke ill of my teacher or the preacher, or if I didn't do my best at everything I was told to do.

I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I uttered a profanity. I was drug to the kitchen to help Mother with the dishes and then drug to bed early to get a good rest.

I was drug out to pull weeds in mom's garden and flowerbeds and cocklebur's out of dad' s fields. Every Summer I was drug to the garden to hoe weeds and then mow the lawn around the house.

I was drug to the homes of family, friends and neighbors to help out some poor soul who had no one to mow the yard, repair the clothesline, or chop some firewood; and, if my mother found out I had taken one dime as a tip for this kindness, she would have drug me back to the woodshed.

Those drugs are still in my veins and they affect my behavior in everything I do, say, or think to this very day. They are stronger and more long lasting than cocaine, crack, or heroin; and, if today's children had the kind of drug problem we had back then, they wouldn't have the kind of drug problem they have today.

God bless the parents who drugged us.

~Author Unknown~

Thanks Julie

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I Am a "Kept" Woman

You see, there were a few times when I thought I would lose my mind, But GOD kept me sane. (Isa. 26:3)

There were times when I thought I could go no longer, But the LORD kept me moving. (Gen 28:15)

At times, I've wanted to lash out at those whom I felt had done me wrong, But the LORD kept my mouth shut. (Psa. 13)

Sometimes, I think the money just isn't enough, But GOD has helped me to keep the lights on, the water on, the car paid, the house paid, etc.., (Matt. 6:25 -34)

When I thought I would fall, HE kept me up. When I thought I was weak, HE kept me strong! (I Pet. 5:7, Matt. 11:28-30)

I could go on and on and on, but I'm sure you hear me! I'm blessed to be "kept".

Thanks Brenda

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Happy Mother's Day Ya'll

A newborn's conversation with God

A baby asked God, 'They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?' God said, 'Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.'

The child further inquired, 'But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.' God said, 'Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy.'

Again the child asked, 'And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language?' God said, 'Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.'

'And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?' God said, 'Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.'

'Who will protect me?' God said, 'Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life.'

'But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.' God said, 'Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.'

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, 'God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel's name.'God said, 'You will simply call her, 'Mom.'

Thanks Brenda