Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I am gonna.....PUMP YOU UP!


With this.....

And With this!

HAAAAAAAAAA (evil laugh)

Pumped and ready for the oven!

I started this post on Wednesday...and did not get back to it until now. The Turkey was goooood...and it was all gone! The pumping up makes for a moist and Delicious bird.
I also do this when we deep fry....which we will do for Christmas. But really everyday is Turkey day I my house....My husband Joey is a Manager at Butterball. So Eat MO Turkey!!!

Here is a little story I wanted to share with you:
A holy man was having a conversation
with the Lord one day and said.

'Lord, I would like to know what
Heaven and Hell are like.

The Lord led the holy man to two

He opened one of the doors and the
holy man looked in. In the middle of
the room was a large round table. In
the middle of the table was a large pot
of stew, which smelled delicious and
made the holy man's mouth water.
The people sitting around the table
were thin and sickly. They appeared to
be famished.. They were holding
spoons with very long handles that
were strapped to their arms and each
found it possible to reach into the pot
of stew and take a spoonful.

But because the handle was longer
than their arms, they could not get the
spoons back into their mouths.

The holy man shuddered at the sight
of their misery and suffering.

The Lord said, 'You have seen Hell.

They went to the next room and
opened the door. It was exactly the
same as the first one. There was the
large round table with the large pot of
stew which made the holy man's mouth
water. The people were equipped with
the same long-handled spoons, but here
the people were well nourished and
plump, laughing and talking. The holy
man said, 'I don't understand.'

'It is simple,' said the Lord.

'It requires but one skill. You see
they have learned to feed each
other, while the greedy think only
of themselves.'

Remember that I will always share
my spoon with you.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Mystery! the mail lady honked so I went skipping outside ( yes...I skip )I had two packages. One was a large container of German Glass Glitter, that I had ordered.
The other I assumed was my Secret Santa Swap gift......

A dolly and lots of goodies.....

But no name! It was mailed from Burlington NC? I was looking thru the list and IDK who it is from...I can't thank you if I don't know who you are!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Gracie Has A New Home!

Frosty's hat was full of 145 names. Mary-Kate had stirred and tossed them about over and over!

I could not believe the name she drew out....

Justina of Peper Creek Gatherings!I could not believe it because Justina was the first to enter...and because she posted on her blog she had a total of 6 entries (as many of you did), Do see the one by her name .....that means this was her first entry! Wow!
She did alot of trash talkin' but she is the winner!

Justina said...
I'm on it! need for anyone else to enter! He he.. She's got my name all over her.. Have a great day! (Of course I'll post though- so everyone can DROOL) Justina
November 19, 2008 9:50 AM

She posted this on her blog:

And If anyone else wins her..
I'm gonna come knocking at your door...
with my glue gun in hand!
I'll even bring extra glue sticks to throw.. LOL
Just kiddin'..
Good luck anyway's

Well Girl she is yours! Send me your address and your choice of room spray
Thank you to all of you who had such nice things to say! You will have another chance next month!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Look...she got it!

I got an email this morning from the person whose name I drew in Bttersweet Prims Secret Santa Swap. It is so sweet so I will share it with you:

Hi Beth!
My name is Mary, and I'm the recipient of your BEAUTIFUL gift! Thank you sooooo much! I love it! You are one talented lady.....I don't have a blog, but if I did, I'd post pictures of the gingerbread man wall-hanging, and the lovely room spray, so everyone could see them! I sprayed my entire house with the room spray, and boy, everyone loves it!

Thanks again and have a wonderful Christmas!
~Mary Okabayashi~

I took a picture before I packed it up!

I added a hang tag to that said Sweet Christmastime.
I have to tell you I was inspired by Karen of My Colonial Home she posted some wall pockets a few weeks I thought it would be perfect for a gift! I am sooooo glad she liked it. Mary has a profile set up.....and she needs to start Blogging!
Don't forget the contest ends tomorow at 1:00 pm (my time) We will draw a winner at 7:00!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's Begining to Smell alot like Christmas!

Yes it is! Especially at my house, because I have been making holiday room sprays!
I smell like I have gassed by Santa and all his elves....but that's a good thing! (Um mm I think I just came up with a new scent title...I will do that tomorrow!)Anyway, I have all the holiday scents anyone could want...check it out!
Gingerbread Man, Cinnamon Sticks,Christmas Eve,Christmas Apple,Home for the Holidays, Spiced Pomegranate, Holiday Bouquet,Kris Kringle and Holiday Marketplace.

I justlisted them all on my etsy shop, so to see them and read complete scent descriptions

I really want to show what I made for my secret Santa swap...but I guess that would kinda mess up the secret! I really hope she likes it! If you are in the swap at Bittersweet Prims....and you get a box from both ends and the end where you see the tissue paper.... push from that end. It will make sense when you see it!
Don't forget my giveaway in the post below!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Said, Mister Turkey.
I am sorry , I just could not resist that one! This is what I saw this morning when I went out to warm up my truck.'s cold outside! And my bones don't like I know why old folks move to warmer climates.
We had a little snow yesterday.... It was gone as quickly as it came! Now understand here in Eastern NC we don't do snow. I mean if we get a ground covering.....we shut down...we just don't do snow! You go to store get your bread, milk, monkey food and go Home. Go out and play with the kids for 10 minutes....take a nice picture...collect snow for snowcream...make it eat it....put on warm pj"s and sit by the fire and craft til it is gone!

I can't believe I almost forgot this ...One year ogo Raggedy Angels Primitives officially opened! So I went over to the shop to decide what I wanted to giveaway in honor of this occasion. I decided "Gracie" would love to go home with one of you lovely ladies. Gracie is a true OOAK handmade (by me) 24" doll, and... she grabbed the big Candy Kane I said okaaaay! I will also include a 5oz. room spray of your choice.
So...if you would like to have Gracie and her goodies, leave a comment to be entered, post her pic on your blog and I will put your name in Frostys Hat 5 more times! My lovely assistant Mary-Kate will draw a name out on Sunday Evening! Non-bloggers can enter by emailing me at

Monday, November 17, 2008

A Little Christmas....

Let's start with a good man or two...

These are some big gingers I made this weekend and my family were cruel to my very prim men. But my three year old niece,( Harley ) spent the night with us on Saturday ....and she said they were her babies! So they got a little Love.

Here are a few more goodies I have added to the shop.

I still have all this in the works......

You know I wonder how long you have to use a glue gun before you learn not to let it drip on your finger..... I have been using one since they were invented and I still burnt the pudding out of my finger today! OUCHIEEEEEEEE!

Char ask how we store our here to see an earlier post that shows how I store mine.

Also, while we are going back in here to see the before pictures of my shop. (someone had ask about it)

I have seen a lot of folks have decorated their homes for Christmas...I have only done a little in the shop. I never decorate until after Thanksgiving. But this year we are having Thanksgiving at my I may get started early this year. I trashed my old wreaths after Christmas last year...they had served there time! So I am going to Michael's tomorrow and see what I want to do.
And this came in the mail today.......

So needless to say...I'm getting that special feeling!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wednesday Already?

Well I finished a couple of the little ornies.....

And I did this......

A little closer look..

I am very pleased with this! My sister gave me a bag full of wool felt, that she got at a yard sale....and that's what I used! I think I am getting the hang of this embroidery I am gonna try some font and auto punch!
*Little tip for you..... a clear CD top makes a great square template (I hate to measure)

Because it is clear it is easy to center your design!

Well let me get back to work now.....I have to finish my gift for the secret Santa swap, make some holiday room sprays and list some things on etsy....meanwhile the week is flying by!!!
Check my sidebar for 2 great giveaways!

Friday, November 7, 2008

A Little Something.....

Yes, I have got a little something done.....I have been in a "Funk"...couldn't do anything right! But I think I got my MOJO back. I know this happens to the best of us!
Here are some designs I did with my machine, I am gonna make them into little ornies for the tree. The designs are from HomeBerries.

I am addicted! I love how quickly I can get these done!

*Little tip for you...I Love this vanilla! It is Molina, Mexican vanilla extract. I buy it at Walmart, it is in the Mexican food section, cost $1.50. I like to put in a spray bottle, it has great staining quality and smells good too!
Have a great weekend!!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Turning North Carolina Blue!!!

Yes, I voted and I hope for the first time in 30 years we go blue! I did my part to sweep the red out of my state....Goodbye Libby Dole ...go back to Kansas!

No matter where you stand ...this is a history making election.
And I am thankful that we are all able to choose for ourselves!
This weekend my children and I were working at our local Democratic Headquarters, we met a lady that had worked on Robert Kennedy's campaign...and he predicted that in forty years a African American would run for President and here we are! I know it it is not gonna be easy to dig out of this mess, but I believe there are better days ahead!
I am gonna cook up some supper and get in front of my TV! This is a very exciting time at my house! WE ARE FIRED UP!!!!!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

My Spooks

This was what they looked like on Wednesday....

And then on Friday....Mary-Kate became a Skull Fairy!

Joseph and his girlfriend Chelsea went as Jack and Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas.

Wow it seem's like just a little while ago, he was a little guy watching that movie over and over look at him!

This Simple Life is giving away a whole box of goodies! So go over and check her out!

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.