Monday, October 27, 2008

I'm down in the valley!

I'm here............over here........yep there I am. I am so sorry for being missing in action. I have been in a real funk lately. Without going in to details, I have been wanting to have a pity party but noone will come! So I have decided to cancel the party and just get over myself and deal with things the way that the Lord would want me to.And just when I think I am getting over myself another trial has came into our lives.I ask that each and every one of you please keep my family in your prayers.I know there is always a reason the Lord put us thru a trial, so that we can give it all to him and he will see us thru and see that our faith in him is real.

Life is easy, when your up on the mountain

And you've got peace of mind

Like you've never known

But then things change and your down in the valley

Don't lose hope for your never alone

For the God on the mountain is still God in the valley

When things go wrong He'll make them right

And the God of the good times, is still God of the bad times

And the God of the day is still God of the night

You talk of faith when your up on the mountain

Oh, but the talk comes so easy

When life's at its best

But its down in the valley of trials and temptations

That's where faith is really put to the test

I love this song and I need to remember these words because this is what I need now.I have so many things to share with you all. I have received my stocking swap from "SANDY TOES" Shell In Your Pocket and a wonderful gift from a dear friend "Kath"The Olde Weeping Cedar and I will be showing you all the pics of these wonderful treasures on tomorrows blog.In the meantime, I need to post some giveaways that I am so behind on.

Kim from
simple-needs is having a 100th post giveaway. Go on over and sign up for this wonderful giveaway-Wow, what an awesome giveaway huh?

And Renae over at My Little Raggedy Blessings -is having this wonderful snoman candle mat giveaway! Isn't it adorable? Please go over and check out her wonderful blog and sign up for this cute giveaway.

And everyone needs to go visit Ann-Marie and sign up for this wonderful giveaway. She has just opened her a shop and she is celebrating her grand opening.Go on over to This Simple life and sign up and while your at it look at her shop.

Well, I know this has been long and I appreciate you all listening to me. I Love you all and keep you all in my prayers daily.

Have a blessed day!

I'm Back!

Good Morning all,
I sure did miss you all. We had a wonderful trip to Warrenton Virginia this weekend. Robbie's (DH) oldest sister celebrated her 50th B-day this past weekend. We seen alot of family members we haven't seen in awhile and plus going back "home" was nice. Warrenton is in Northern Virginia near D.C. I was born and raised there in a city called Manassas. Some of you may know it as where the Battle of Bull Run was. I had my first two sons there and when I was pregnant with our 3rd son "Beau" was when we moved from there. I am going to share a few pics with all of you. And by the way...I am feeling so much better. Thanks to all!!

Robbie and I love to watch "Diners Drive Ins and Dives" on the food network channel. And we had seen this place featured on there in Charlotte N.C

It is called the Bar B Q King. So we stopped off by there and ordered some of their BBQ chicken.

It was so good!! Robbie said that their coleslaw was probably the best he had tasted. I don't like coleslaw so I gave him mine.

Here are a few other pics of the BBQ King-

We then headed on to Virginia. It was an 8 hour trip. But Robbie and I love to talk so we kept the conversation going.

Here are a couple of pics of Virginia I took. I was really surprised that they were not in peak season yet for the leaves turning.

This is a pic of Robbie and 2 of his sisters-Angela is on the left and the B-day girl Wanda is in the center.He has another sister Bonnie but, she was not able to make it.

We are all going to try to plan a trip for the whole family in Bald Head Island NC next year sometime. I am looking forward to it!

I missed each and every one of you this past week! I seen where Char was having a Giveaway. So you know me... I'll post 'em! LOL! Everyone needs to go over and visit Char at The Pickled Pepper Patch -She is having a giveaway celebrating her daughters 21st B-day! Plus if you have not been to her site ..YOU ARE MISSING OUT!! She gives us all so many wonderful ideas. She is amazing!!

Well I hope everyone has a Blessed day!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Marie-Therese Gown GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Marie-Therese Gown GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Some Giveaways!!

Jen at A Busy Mommy On The Go is having a Giveaway! She is having the 12 days of Christmas Giveaways and the first person to sponsor for this contest is Dawn at Prairie Girl Boutique. Please go over and check out Dawn's site and thank her for sponsoring the first prize.She is giving not 1 not 2 but 3 snowmen ornies for this giveaway.Please go over and check them out and start participating in this fun event!

And then look at this beautiful giveaway! Go over to Zana's atSitting Pretty Studio -and check out her site and her awesome work that she does.And sign up for this beautiful watercolor giveaway

Now, this is something that is very dear to me.I have just recently gotten to know Karen at MY COLONIAL HOME and she is having a giveaway of this beautiful pumpkin picture. karen does awesome penny rugs and I will be purchasing one from her.But everyone should go over to her site with a cup of coffee and take their time and just browse at everything! I can't wait for her Christmas pics of her home. Also she is being featured in the spring edition of Country Sampler. She is a blessing!
And Dani over at Dani saves money is giving away this wonderful coupon purse. Go over and check her site out and sign up for this wonderful giveaway!

And also I want to Thank you all for all the sweet comments you left for me these last couple of days.I believe this is the best I have felt in 2 days. This morning I was hoarse but as the day wore on it was getting better. I just hope tonight that I can get some decent sleep and get ready for this long trip Friday. It will take us 8 hours to get there and we will stay Saturday then turn right back around Sunday and come right back.Please keep us in your prayers for traveling mercies.I'll be around until Friday! Have a blessed day!

Having problems with site!

Hey everyone!!
I am still down for the count! But I went on here today because my friend kath emailed me this a.m about her poem on her site @ The Olde Weeping Cedar more... and I went under my dashboard and it is not showing that she had a post for today. It is showing her old post from Monday! But when I manually go to her site I see the new post. Sometimes I think this has been happening to me with some of you guy's sites that I have been following,because I will just sometimes see when your last post was and see you had a new one that I didn't know about. Can anyone help me?? Is something going on with blogger or is it me??? She is still listed under my favs and as one I am following.I do not want to be missing anyones posts!! HELP!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Not a Good Week!

Just wanted to check in and let everyone know that I won't be posting this week. Right now I am getting sick with the sinus thingy! Yuck!! And Friday A.M. we will be leaving for Warrenton Virginia for my SIL 50th B-Day. So I have alot of stuff to get done here around the house.I have to take things to GW (and maybe check some things out too HE! HE!) I need to put some things in the dry cleaners,clean house all the time going thru this sickness.I feel like not doing anything and climbing in the bed with the covers over my head and sleep,sleep,sleep! But this is the real world and I can't do that. So,onward I go. I will be checking on everyones site this week because I can't stay completely away! But I hope everyone has a Blessed week and maybe I'll have some good stuff to share when I get back.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I've Been Tagged and My2nd Award

Hello all! I, or I should say WE had a wonderful weekend.We (hubby and I) went ATV"ing in Georgia. It is in the NE part of Georgia called "Durhamtown" We had so much fun and was very sore!! We met up with a friend who my DH works with named Nate and his wife Beth and 2 of their 3 children. Me and Beth hit it off really well. She taught me how to basket weave and I am attempting to make a bowl..we'll see how that turns out LOL!!

I got back here late Saturday night and missed everyone so much I had to see what had been going on. And Lo and behold I had been tagged and had been given a 2nd award. I appreciate it and
am wondering what interesting things I could tell about myself. So lets give it a try...

First of all Janae from CozyCoops Corner Tagged me.

1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are 7 facts about me~

1) I am a deacon's wife.
2) I married when I was 18
3)I love anything chocolate with nuts!
4)I lost my father when I was 6 yrs. old to alcoholism
5)I have 4brothers and 2 sisters
6)I do not eat onions or green peppers
7)I love watching scary movies but keep my eyes covered the whole time!

Here are the blogger friends that I'll tag and if you've already been tagged or have done something like this before then don't feel like you have to do it again :-)

Kath-The Olde Weeping Cedar
Rondell-~Tomatoe Creek Prims~
Tammy- This Country Girl
Gettysburg Homestead
Black Sheep Lisa
Angie-Simple Thyme Primitives
Ann-Marie-This Simple life

And then for my 2nd award I received from Debbie @Shell In Your Pocket. She has become a wonderful friend and I enjoy reading all about her. So if you get a chance go check her out and have a peek at her new look.

You need to list six things that make you happy, and pass this award on to six creative bloggers.
Things that make me happy....

1)My family (of course)
2)Meeting new friends
3)Curling up on the couch on a rainy day with a good chic flick
4)Hearing my Anna Rae calling for her MiMi
5)Seeing someone else giving their life to the Lord
6)Seeing my Dh come home from work!
I pass this blog to some amazing bloggers...

Justina-pepper creek gatherings
Angie -sugar plum patch
Shari -cranapple christmas
Trudy -Bits of wool
Pam-basketsn prims
Kim -simple needs
Kath-the olde weeping cedar

Thanks to both of these special friends. Please go check out their amazing blogs. And Thanks again girls!! Have a blessed day!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Look What I did!

O.K. everyone hold onto your seats...... but I attempted some salt dough bowl fillers last night. I read up on every recipe that was out there I think. I have seen better but I'm just glad that I attempted them and they turned out A- O.K. I'm proud of them and i know i will get better with them the more that I do. It also has given me the confidence to go ahead and try some stitching.(Little baby steps) I also want to try the candy canes,the grudge silicone lights, the grudge taper candles, the grudge candlesticks, the grudge EVERYTHING LOL LOL. Here are some pics that I attempted to take as I was going thru the process.

Here they are just came out of the oven.I wish the picture was clearer Sorry!!

Here is the wax in the coffee can in a double boiler.

Here is some drying

And the finished product.I wish I had taken better pics. Oh yeah, and this grubby jar I made a couple of weeks ago. I got this idea from Char!
Anyways, I wanted to share this with all my friends.

I won't be on here until late Sunday or Monday. My DH is taking me ATV"ing in Georgia this weekend. We will be leaving tonight. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. And I hope I win the Giveaways!! LOL-Juanita

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Look at the Giveaways!

Good Morning all,
I hope everyone had a good nights rest! Late last night I was looking around and finding new blogs. And I found some new friends and some Ol'faithful ones. As I was blogging I came upon some Giveaways and wanted to share with all my friends (New and true) So here they are -ENJOY!!

First is Terri @Thistle House Primitives She is having a November giveaway! Look at this
turkey pillow..isn't it wonderful?! Go over and sign up for this giveaway and also check out
Terri's remarkable blog.l

Next is a great site I found thanks to my friends over at cyowebsites.Thanks Tammy for referring this site to us all!
Anyhoo Renae is having a Pumpkin Pin Ornie Giveaway. She is having it to be something small so that the international bloggers may also participate.I think this is wonderful.Go sign up for this one and check out her beautiful pics of her family.My Little Raggedy Blessings

Elizabeth over at Pigtails and Snails is having a great giveaway-A QUILT!! Whew Hoo! Go over and see what elizabeth is all about. Sign up for her giveaway and enjoy her site.

Laurie over at My Home For The Holidays is also having a 100th post giveaway. It is a beautiful placemat purse.Go over and sign up for this and check her blog out. She also has another blog that I enjoy From My Garden to Yours I learn alot from her about gardening. So check out both of her sites while your there.

And last but not least my dear good friend Debbie @Shell In Your Pocket Is having a 100th post Giveaway. She has a beautiful Giveaway that I know I will enjoy! She is in the middle of redoing her site,and we all know it will be awesome.Go visit her and say "hey" to her and sign up for this Giveaway.

Now Remember --let's go over and sign up for these Giveaways but also lets show much Love!!
I Hope everyone has a blessed day!

Watcha Working on Wednesday

I won a giveaway over at Tammy's Country Girl at Home. I was so excited when I heard the news. I called everyone I knew and I know half of them thought I was crazy.So, anyhoo I was outside yesterday doing my yard work and the mail lady pulled up in the driveway and told me I had a package. Ooohh could it be ..........
Yes It's my giveaway from Tammy!! I love it and Thanks for the giveaway Tammy. Now as for what I am going to be doing today....trying to figure out where would be a great spot for my beauties!! Hope everyone has a blessed day and remember.... Don't worry about tomorrow because God is already there!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My first Award!

I recieved my first blog award today! I am so excited. Jen over at Bittersweet Prims has given me this award and I AM SO HONORED.I know, I know, everyone gets awards. But not me this was my first one!! So let me have my moment.LOL

This is an award for all the beautiful Fall home decorations that are being shared to everyone.There is 1 rule and that is you must give it to 6 other people. Here are the 6 I picked

Nicole-Our Cozy Nest

Leslie-My Country Home

Lisa-Black Sheep Prims Homeplace

Jamie-The Miller Homestead


Kelli-There is no place like home

Monday, October 13, 2008

My Home and some giveaways!!

Good Morning everyone,
I am going to be very busy today so I just wanted to share a little "something" with my friends. I live in a beautiful area of the upstate of South Carolina and wanted to share a few pictures of some special places here. We are considered the" lake and mountain country" here. One of the things that I think is so awesome is that we are surrounded by beautiful waterfalls. Here are a few pics

Laurel Falls & Twin Falls

We also are surrounded by alot of parks for hiking, camping,boating,fishing etc..

Table Rock State park & Ceasars Head

Lake Jocassee
Lake Keowee
And I wanted to share a special place that is absolutely beautiful!! It is called "pretty place"

It is an outside chapel located on top of a mountain.Although it is not here in this county it is about 20 minutes away from my home and I just wanted to share it with all of you.

Well, that is all I have time for today. I will be back tomorrow and hopefully I won't be in such a hurry.Have a Blessed day!

Nicole over at back in the day is having an awesome giveaway. Go over adcheck it out and while you are at it wish her a Happy Birthday

O.k everyone go on over and sign up fpr a giveaway on Fresh From The Farm. You will enjoy her site. I really enjoy her recipes!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Another Giveaway

We have a new blogger That is having a Giveaway! Her name is Dani And she has a wonderful one that everyone needs to go sign up for.Also show her some Love and visit her site. She is having a 1st and 2nd giveaway! Have fun and Good Luck everyone.Hope you all have a blessed weekend and I'll be seeing ya Monday!