Wednesday, May 20, 2009


This month I celebrate one year of blogging! It seems likes just yesterday and when I started I did not have a clue what I was doing! I have learned alot of tips, tricks and met the best people. I feel like I could show up at any of your houses and be right at home! (so if some chick knocks on your better not turn off the lights and pretend nobody is home!) Anyway to thank you for your support I am giving away this little gathering....
A rustic brown ABC plate, a lighted schoolhouse tart warmer, a homespun runner, a homemade doll and a pack of brown sugar and fig melting tarts. If you would like to be included just leave me a comment...and double your chances if you are a follower!
This is open to me at if you do not have a blog. We will draw a name on Sunday evening.... Good luck!
I hope to have some before and after pictures of the outside of our house by the weekend. We have been working very hard....infact I think I have painters elbow! It is very sore and I cannot pick up anything heavy with my right arm....ouchie!
It has been very cool and rainy the last couple of days here so I am painting all the white trim and doors in my hallway. It really warms up everything to get rid of all that white! And the doors are flat white....or they were!
We had 60 peices of fence delivered and are waitting to be I am going to get me a power painter from Home Depot.
I wish I would have thought of that before I spend a day painting shutters!

My great great neice, (that makes me sound so old)
has been staying with me again on week days. She is 3 and I have kept her since she was less that 2 weeks old. My sisters thought it would be funny for her to call me Aunt B (you know like on Andy Grifith show.....I am so much hotter in my apron that her!) She just calls me B...most of the time it is Beeeeeeeeeeee!
Anyway shes loves to play with my rag dolls, and I don't mind. The other night after she went home I walked in the dining room and this is what I saw.....
All the dolls were taking a nap on my wool eggs and Tony had to get in the shot too!
Have a wonderful day!


  1. I've read your blog for quite a while and thought I was a follower but apparently I wasn't. Must have just had you as a favorite on my computer. I'm a follower now! Please enter me in your drawing, Aunt Bee!! (Love the name)

  2. Aww, the rag doll nap time is sooo cute! Enjoy your time with the little darling.

    Congrats on the 1 year mark on blogging! Way to go! I sure hope I'm hangin' in at a year's point, & have made as many wonderful friends as you have. I'm still such a newbie. ;P

    Please sing me up for your giveaway & I'm going to start following as well.

  3. What a wonderful giveaway!
    I would love to be included!
    Did you happen to get my email on the room sprays?
    I so love them...Aunt Bea!
    Love the sleeping rag dolls!

  4. I would love to be entered in your giveaway "congrats" on your 1yr. anniversary I just became a follower also love your items to be given away very nice!!

  5. Oooohhh, what a great giveaway! I've been a follower and I love your blog. Congrats on one year of blogging!!

    Please enter me in this wonderful giveaway!!

    Thanks so much!

  6. I too am a great great aunt. I go by Aunt Mee Mee. I just love to hear my name when they call. I can't wait to see your house pictures. What a difference a little paint makes. Good luck with the fence job. I'm just glad it is you painting it and not me.
    Have a blessed day,
    ps. I love your gathering. Please enter me in your giveaway. Yes I am a follower as well.

  7. I follow your blog & would love to entered in this fabulous giveaway. Congrats on your anniversary. Love the dolls.

  8. Happy Blogaversary!! :D

    Do you still have an etsy shop?

  9. I love your blog and just signed up to be a follower. How very generous fo you to give all these goodies away!
    I also love black and have been re-doing alot with it.
    Many Blessings~Judy

  10. The rag dolls look so cute taking their naps! I am already a follower and would love to enter your drawing. Thanks so much!

  11. Wow! Happy Blogaversary, One year is so cool! Your givaway is Great! I am a follower already. I have been for a bit now. I love the little Dolly Nap! I love it when kids use their imagination to play. I remember{I am showing how old I am now} using my Dad's shoes as cars for our Barbie's. It is so cute to see that kind of thing living on with all the gadgets we have today.
    I would love to enter your drawing.
    Thank You for all your fun posts!
    Have A Great Day!

  12. Thank you so much!! I love the giveaway. I hope I win!! God Bless ya, Kim

    I am a follower

  13. good mg-please enter me into your giveaway-I love dolls i can be reached at I also am a follower of your blog. thanks

  14. How cool a whole year! Congrats! I've been on since March and I LOVE IT!!! Thanks for having a giveaway! I've been following for awhile (how I heard about your giveaway!) Thanks!

  15. Hey Beth,
    Sounds like the little one is keepin'ya busy. Arent they the sweeties little thangs?

    I havent been to blogland in a while, but Im back and trying to catch up with everyone. I dont know if that is possible or not. But Im gonna try.

    Please sign me up for you giveaway. And Congratulations on your First Year of Blogging.


  16. Congrats on your bloggin' anniversary. I would love to be entered in the give away. Oh yeah, I am a follower too!

  17. I would love to be included in your give away and I am a follower. I love your new header.


  18. Love the dolls napping, too cute! Congrats on your 1 year anniversary in blogland.
    I could find a place in my home for all of those things!
    Hugs, Bren

  19. Love your giveaway!
    I think Aunt Bea is a neat name and loved how she used the eggs as pillow...something Samantha would do:)

  20. Now how cute it that!!!! Please enter me in your give away...blessings, Dianntha

  21. oh BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB, please enter me in your giveaway..I can't wait to see your home all done...I love what I have seen so your header picture and that kitty is too cute..:)

  22. I'm a follower of your blog! Please enter me in your drawing, Thanks, Evelyn

  23. congrats on your accomplishment! I love visiting your blog and seeing what's new!



  25. Congratulations! What a sweet and generous way to celebrate your bloggy milestone. I'm a follower as well and I would love to be entered in your drawing.

    By the way, I LOVE what you've done with your kitchen cabinets so much that I printed a picture to show my husband. We are heading toward a kitchen fix-up (do-it-yourself style) and I knew when I saw your cabinets that THAT was what I wanted to do with our 1960s wooden ones. Thanks so much for the continued inspiration.

  26. WOW!! What a nice give-away-please enter me!! Thanks for sharing!! I can't wait to see your house. It sounds like you have been very busy. Have a great day. Julie

  27. Beth--that last comment is from me--julie-countrygirlatheart. I made a boo-boo and was logged in as my daughter--so please enter me--thanks... Julie

  28. please , please, please enter me!! i am dying to try the tarts............:)

  29. Please enter me in your giveaway, love everything. How cute the sleeping dolls are, don't you love their little minds?


  30. Beth,
    The picture of your dolls taking a nap on the egg "pillows" is adorable! I can remember when my granddaughter used to do things like that.
    I would love to have my name entered into your giveaway and I am a follower also.

  31. Congrats! Love all the goodies in the give-away! Enter me in,please! Have a "BLESSED" rest of the week! Natalie,

    P.S. I'm following you now! lol

  32. Hey Beth,
    I cant take credit for the handpainted items, my cousin did those. She is sooo talented. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I havent been here in so long Im afraid folks have forgotten about me.

    Craftroom is finished all but the painting and deciding what to do with the floor. I am moving at my own pace which right now is snail pace. I will hopefully get some pics soon so I can share with everyone.

    Have a great day, Tammy

  33. Oh.. please include me in your giveaway.. I love your blog!!


  34. Man how times fly's I can't believe it's been a year I remember whey you started.

  35. CONGRATS on you blogaversary!! Your blog is a pleasure to read - so glad I bumped into you awhile back! Time really flies when you're having a good time, doesn't it?

    I follow you on my Google Reader!

    Thanks for the LOVELY giveaway to celebrate!


  36. Thank you for dropping by my blog! I am glad you mentioned that you were going to check out some older post, I have been so busy doing shows lately and that is garden season, my blogs have suffered a little. Thank you for the kind words and as soon as I have some time I will check out yours as well.... take care ~Jacque

  37. I love how the kitty is posing with the dolls! Thanks for entering my name in your generous give away. Happy Holiday ~Natalie

  38. I love your blog, it is so cute... sign me up for the give away. I'll be watching for the winner...

  39. Hey, B! Can I still get in on this great draw?
    Hope your weather improves! We're nursing sunburns around here...
    Hugs, Kimberly

  40. Congratulations on having such a successful blog. I love the prizes in your giveaway. Hope I win.

    I chuckled when I saw your nickname. My mom was also known as Aunt Bea. Her name was Bessie. My dad loved the Andy Griffith show, and so does my husband.

  41. Beth, congrats on the blog milestone! I enjoy your posting and have enjoyed your friendship even more. Please enter me in your great giveaway!~ Dawn

  42. What a great blog you have! Congrats on a whole year of blogging, I know I am enjoying it too!
    What a wonderful display for your giveaway, please enter my name too.
    I don't know what I am doing wrong but I can't find the place to must be too early for me! I'll keep looking!

  43. I'd love to be entered into your giveaway. I'm a follower and have a blog. My address is Thanks for the lovely things you offer.


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