This is the day tha tthe Lord has made, we shall rejoice and be glad in it.

Salmon Falls Prims

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Amazing Winter Wonderland Giveaway!

I wanted to let you know  of an amazing giveaway that is going on between October 1st and October 22nd! So many talented artists and crafters have gotten together and come up with so many wonderful creations to be given away. A big thank you to Brenda for putting this all together. Go on over to her  blog The Rusty Thimble blogspot to see all of the rules and to enter to win. Just click on the pic below to take you there. For an extra chance to win, please leave a comment here on my post  as well!

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This is what I have donated to the other wonderful creations!!



I will have a full list of all of the other artists tomorrow. Below are all of the pictures of the other creations.

Winter wonderland giveaway #2


Winter wonderful giveaway #1



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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Where does the time go??

Fall…. a glorious time of year with such a beautiful array of colors and scents. We plan ahead, getting things in order to enjoy this awesome season. We can’t wait for the cooler weather, for a chill in the air so we can enjoy a bonfire, and some nice warm apple cider or hot chocolate. We anticipate the changing leaves, the colors in red, gold, and orange. The flowers of fall with their hardiness, able to withstand the cool nights. A time to get back into your kitchen and whip up those fall meals that we have thought about all summer long. To bring out the crockpot and make a big pot of stew to warm your bones. Football ………ok, we will quickly skip over that topic.


Well we all want to get back to some kind of routine. We are inside our homes more as the daylight gets shorter, and that means we need to decorate a little and make things homey.


Bring out a few candles………….


and some nice smelling tarts~





enjoy the beautiful sunsets…….






crows and bittersweet…….


….and it won’t be long til we are thinking about Thanksgiving and planning our meal with family and friends.GEDC0392

Time is precious!


…….Then something comes along and takes the wind out of your sail.

Hubby has been dealing with pneumonia for over a month now. He is on his second round of antibiotics. He has been to Dr appointments, chest x-rays, TB test, quarantines til he got the results. I would appreciate your prayers for a full recovery and soon. I am so impatient with things like this. It is hard to watch someone deal with health issues and not be able to help.

~Along with all of that today is our 32nd Anniversary!!

wedding pic

Not sure what the day will hold but all we are doing is taking one day at a time.


Fall here is a little slow coming. The weather is still HOT, the temps this weekend will be around 103. I am so waiting and wanting some cool weather. Maybe next month. Til then I am tricking the senses, lighting clove candles, taking out the candles and decorating for fall anyway. Hopefully the pumpkins outside won’t “cook” in this heat. Thanks for stopping by and visiting.




"The snapping of pitch from a burning log,
The faint scent of pine filling the room.
Flames leaping about as if it were a ballet
Performing for its audience.
The soft, comforting glow of candlelight,
Bringing with it serenity and quiet thoughts."
-   Linda Christensen,



Friday, September 21, 2012

I Believe in Pink……….



~"I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that loving is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." - Audrey Hepburn

PINK!!! Everywhere!

more ashlyn



Tea Party







Pretty decorations!  Pretty food!! Even dressing up…..


To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. ~Barbara Bush




















Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.”~         Dr. James Dobson


Everything girly…………….


Thanks mom for everything!!!


~a daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend~




Saturday, September 15, 2012

One more summer memory before we move on to Fall~ and an update on our sweet little grandbaby, and a few new creations


Before we are deeply transformed into fall and all of the wonderful things that it brings to mind, I wanted to share a few leftover pictures from our summer vacation to Southern Maine and New Hampshire.






This is Kennebunkport,  Maine



Such a cute little town right on the water.







My boys!


And of course you will probably recognize this.


This is the famous Walker Point. The summer residence of the former President George Bush and the family.






Surrounded by so many beautiful homes.






Back in the little village.




We stayed just a few short miles away.





And the goodbyes…………till we meet again! So sad……we hadn’t seen them for four years. We miss each other so.

My hubby Craig and I and my youngest sister Jane and her husband Ken.



Well this week, along with finishing up lots of business orders and creating new items, I have been helping my younger daughter plan a birthday party for our oldest granddaughter.She will be five  years old this year and wanted to have a tea party. So we have been searching for tea cups, and planning foods and making decorations for the party. I will be sure to show you pics next week of the pretty pink girly party. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Of course I have to show you a few more baby pictures! Ashlyn is doing well. It is amazing how fast they grow and change.



Lizabeth is still having some pain in her leg. We are praying it is just a pulled muscle and not a blood clot. Thank you all for your prayers and concern. I appreciate all of the friendships that I  have made here.




and a few new creations…… already preparing for Christmas


A Gentlemen’s Box~ perfect for holding all of those bedside necessities (wonderful candles from Karen- she is so sweet. Thank you Karen for the surprise)


~and I have to show you the cutest jar topper that I have purchased from Karen of  My Colonial Home .


He is so adorable. Karen  is also having a giveaway contest with sharing the origin of our blog names. Go on over and see what it is all about. You can find her by clicking on the picture above.


So I am finally getting a few things out to decorate with . It is hard to do the outside yet as it is still over 100 degrees here this week.


I did get a few flowers and of course I have my scarecrows that have been selling very well. Also lots of requests for crows. Who can resist a crow?? GEDC0172



and always pumpkins……

large pumpkin 2

This is one of my best sellers, such a large pumpkin with a crow.


Well off to care for my hubby . He has been sick for about a month and has been finally diagnosed with pneumonia. I have heard of so many different sickness this year already. Not Good!! Thanks for being so loyal.


Wishing you all a great weekend!Blessings~Sara