Saturday, December 31, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR and......

and a
to my middle son
(my New Year's Eve baby!)

Monday, December 26, 2011

13 years ago....

It was on this day,
Dec. 26th, 1998
13 years ago,
that you left us....
Heaven : Heart made from cloud in the blue sky
Who would of thought that
just the day before
(Christmas Day)
would've been our last
Christmas together.

You fought for 2 1/2 years
living with a severe head injury,
and left unable to walk.
I put all my heart and soul
into taking care of you
for those 2 1/2 years...
I prayed like I never prayed before...
But it wasn't enough...
God had other plans.
Didn't he know that you
were only 36 and I was 30?
Didn't he know we had
2 small children, ages 7 1/2 and 9?
What would I do without you!

I remember this day all to well...
As angry as I was at God
for taking you from us...
I knew in my heart that you
didn't want to live this way...
I since then forgave...
and I still pray everyday.

 Somehow, Life went on...
The boy's grew up...
Now ages 22 and 21.
But not a day goes by that we don't
think of you and miss you dearly,
especially this time of year.
Merry Christmas in Heaven, Randy!

In Loving Memory of my Husband
Randy Allen
June 16, 1962---Dec. 26, 1998

Heaven : White ladder extending to a bright sky against a background of green grass. Symbol of the road to heaven

If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane.
I would walk right up to Heaven
and bring you back again.

No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say "Goodbye".
You were gone before I knew it,
and only God knows why.

My heart still aches with sadness,
and secret tears still flow.
What it meant to love you -
No one can ever know.

But now I know you want me
to mourn for you no more;
To remember all the happy times
life still has much in store.

Since you'll never be forgotten,
I pledge to you today~
A hollowed place within my heart
is where you'll always stay.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Couple of Thank You's and a Win...

First Iwould like to say
"Thank You" to Angela from
for the Beautiful Christmas Card.
How thoughtful of you.
 A Big "Thank You" goes out
to Cathy from
for sending me my very first
I just LOVE it Cathy.
I will treasure it always.
(please ignore the table
it's on my list of makeovers)

And I won Pam's Giveaway over at
Everything was wrapped so nice....
Look at this adorable Snowman!
He found a perfect spot on my tree!
Also in the package was a
Mathews Wire Wick Dipper.
Sorry for the sideways picture.
Can't wait to try this.
I never seen one of these before.

Thanks again to all you ladies.
Enjoy your week!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

And the WINNER Is.......

to everyone that signed up for
my Quick Giveaway!
I wish I could send you all

The "WINNER" is....

TINA from

Congratulations Tina!
I sent you an e-mail,
 if you can get back to me ASAP...
I can get this out in the
mail today....

Have a wonderful weekend

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A QUICK Giveaway....

I wanted to do a Giveaway
a few weeks ago...
But a major household problem
(septic backed up into the basement)
got in the way!

Included in this package will be....
This snowman hanging...
(formerly, a cover for a burner)
Winter Cranberry handsoap from
Bath and Body Works...
A grunged mitten with greens...
A bag of  colored twine Candy Canes...
two tealights...
(coated with mod podge, then sprinkled
with Epsom salts)
I will be adding more items to the package
that aren't pictured...
like a bag of my never melting faux snowballs...
and a wooden snowman spoon...
and more!
So this is gonna be a quick Giveaway...
starts today  Wed. 12/14
and ends Fri. 12/16 at midnite.
I will draw a winner early Sat. morning
and then mail your package out
shortly after that.
(my post office is open until noon on Sat.)
The winner should recieve the package before
Christmas or shortly after.

Since this is a quick Giveaway...
all you have to do is leave a comment
on this post only
saying you want to be entered...
and you must live in the USA

That's it....
Good Luck to everyone.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Thank You Angie...

to Lil' Raggedy Angie
for the Beautiful Christmas Card. 
How Thoughtful of you to think of me.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ornament Swap Goodies...

I recently participated in Amy's
Christmas Ornament swap.
These are the Awesome Ornaments
that I recieved.

These ADORABLE Skates
came from Becky
of  Ginger Creme Hollow.
I so LOVE Skates.

Next was this cute little
Annie ornament
& this little yo-yo ornament
from Ellie's Country Accents.

And  this Awesome
Primitive Snowman
and Tree
From Christina of
Old Thyme Primitives

Sorry for the quality of my
picures. I took the with my phone
and all the ornaments are on my tree.
I couldn't wait to hang them.

"Thank You" Ladies,
from the bottom of my heart.
I Love them all and will
cherish these treasures always!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Swap goodies..

I participated in Amy's
Christmas at the Cabin Swap.
I was partners with Lynn from
And these are the goodies that Lynn sent...
This awesome snowman lamp. So Cute!
Look at this snow girl, Adorable!
She's hanging on my tree.
These 3 primitive ornies...
(they will be going on my tree, also)
This little joy pillow will be going on my tree,'
and this tree tuck will be added to one
of my displays.
Cute little black hat is sitting on
 my end table for now.
Some yummy smelling tarts....
Some Winter Candy Apple handsoap..
And this little guy.
Simply Adorable! I Love him!
And there was a Peppermint Bark Candy Bar...
But I ate it! Lol!
Sorry,  I couldn't resist...
I had to eat it before my son
got home from school.
After all it was mine!
Thanks again for all the
wonderful goodies Lynn!
And "Thank You" Amy for
hosting a wonderful Swap.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I won a Giveaway.....

Look at these awesome goodies
that I won from

Samantha makes her own room sprays
and soy tarts.

This is the Cinnabuns Room Spray
and it smells Heavenly....

Then we have
 10 Reindeer Poo Soy Tarts
(in the bag)
and the other soy tarts are...
Carmel Apple
Amber Romance
Carrot Cake
Zucchini Bread
Kettle Corn
They all smell sooo yummy!
I can't wait to try them all!

Stop on over and visit Samantha!
(click on the Samantha's Accessories
link on the top of this post)
Besides Room Sprays and tarts,
Samantha  makes Adult and
children's aprons and sells
the cutest patterns and stitcheries
at very reasonable prices.
Samantha also shares wonderful
tips and tutorials.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Snow and Thrift Store finds....

Good Morning Everyone!
It's snowing here in Wisconsin!
This is what the weather looks like
for the rest of the day here....

Though it is pretty...
I "HATE" driving in this kind
of weather.
I work second shift, 2pm to 10pm.
Driving home at that time of the
night, stresses me out!

Oh well, I can't change the weather...
but I can show you what I
found thrifting yesterday.

I found these metal baskets.
There  were 3 of them bundled
together for $2.99.
I don't know what I'm going to
do with them yet, I just thought
they were cool!
They had these hooks with them.
Anyone know what they were used for?
I found this roll of metal ribbon
for $1.29.
Thought it was different.
I'm sure I will find something to do with it, Lol!
6 rolls of twine for $2.99.  Brand new still
in the package.
This small coffee pot for $1.99.
I Love to paint snowmen on these.
I got 4 of these old saws for $2.99 each.
I also Love to paint on these.
And last But not least....
My sister found me this box of skates
a week ago at a thrift store near her.
My favorite thing is ice skates.
That's how I got the name of my Blog,
The Primitive Skate.
I use them in arrangements,
I paint on them, and numerous
other things.
I hope you enjoyed my finds.
I will be back soon with some makeovers!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Brenda's Giveaway....

Brenda from
is having another
"AWESOME" Giveaway!
Hurry on over to sign up...
You could win this guy....
(too cute)

or some of her Christmas ornaments.....

 Giveaway ends Nov. 30th.

Awesome Giveaway.....

Please stop by and visit Kim from
And sign up for her
"AWESOME" Giveaway!

3 chances to win....
3 amazing prizes.
You don't wanna miss this one!
Ends...Nov. 13th!

A suprise in the mail....

I've been going through a few
rough patches this past month.

I was on my way out the door to
go to work on  a gloomy day....
when my son came running up to
the house with the mail and told me
I had a package.
I didn't order anything...
I wasn't expecting anything...

When I seen the package  was from
Linda of  Parkers Paradise
I opened it (okay, I tore it open)
To find these wonderful pillow tucks.

Oh my Goodness....
What a suprise!
so much Linda!
You lifted my Spirits & I had
a better day at work.
And my son pointed out the
one that says "Never Give Up".
How did you know that's just
what I needed??
I will always remember your
kind gesture.
Thank You my Friend!!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Carol is having a Giveaway....

Carol from
is having an awesome Giveaway!

There are 3 chances to win...
and 3 wonderful prizes...
Hurry on over and sign up.
Winner announced Nov. 15th

Monday, October 31, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

And the "WINNER" is......

Good Morning Everyone!
It's a beautiful Fall day here in Wisconsin.
We have sunny skies and a nice breeze.
It's suppose to be 73 today!

I want to "Thank" everyone who
signed up for my
100 Follower Giveaway
and Welcome to all my new Followers.

I had 26 enteries.
Those of you who posted my
Giveaway on your Blog
qualified for an extra entry.
I wrote down everyone's name,
put them in a bowl
and my son picked
the slip of paper that said.....

Click on the Link and head on over to
Brenda's Blog and pay her a visit.
Brenda is very talented and
her creations are AWESOME!

Brenda, I have your address from
Linda's directory and
I sent you an e-mail.
Your package will be on it's way!

Thanks again to everyone
for playing along!
I will be having another
Giveaway soon!
Have a wonderful week!


Saturday, October 1, 2011


Hello Everyone!
Happy October 1st!
I noticed that
I'm just a hand full of
Followers away from reaching 100.

I want to Thank each
and everyone of you for
following my Blog.

So how about a
This will be the prize
when I reach 100 Followers.

A Pumpkin Pie Spice Candle
from Star Mills Candles.
(note...This scent is discontinued now.
I bought a few of them
to have on hand.)

A  journal and a

And these
Fall Salt Dough Bowl Filler's,
(6 acorns, 6 pumpkins & 6 leaves)
handmade by me.
Bowl is included, also.

All you have to do is
* leave a comment on this post,
saying that you are a follower
or a new follower ...
*Post this Giveaway on your sidebar...
*live in the US...
and when I reach 100 Followers
I will draw a winner.
Good Luck to all.....

Friday, September 30, 2011

Look at all these Goodies....

Teri from
was hosting a Suprise Giveaway
and I was

of all these Goodies...

I am just tickled pink!

There was "FRESH" Sweet Annie...
A $15 Subway Gift Card, YUM!
(forgot to take a picture)

This Beautiful Autumn pin keep.
(This is my first one)
I'm soooo happy!

This awesome pumpkin rug hook.
(this is my first one of these too!)
Isn't it Beautiful!

Look at all these pumpkins!

And last but not least...
Look at this little fellow!
(actually he is quite big)
Isn't he ADORABLE"
I made my first Fall Display
of all the goodies....

and the little pumpkins
hang on my tree.
Looks like I need to add
a few more things to my tree,
It's kinda bare!

I sooo "LOVE"  it all.
Thank You Teri
for hosting a wonderful