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.