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Saturday, August 30, 2008

My First Blog Award!!!


Imagine my surprise today to see that I was nominated not once but TWICE for the "Primitive Excellence Award" This is my first blog award and I am humbled to say the least. Thanks to my good friend Jody of star*spangled*pretties and my new prim friend Lori of theoldeprimitivehouse for also putting my name out there. Take a look at both of these girls blogs, they are great and I love to look and see what they are up to!!
Now there are rules to getting this award: So I will try to hold up my end of the bargain now. The first few are easy, but picking only 7 prim friends or sites is hard, so if I left you out, don't be hurt. If you have a prim site you deserve this too. So snag it and add it to your site, because you are keeping the spirit of prim alive too!!
Here is the rest of it :O)

*Put the logo on your blog.

*Add a link to the person who awarded you.

*Nominate at least seven other blogs.

*Add links to those blogs on your blog.

*Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.

Here are my nominees. It was hard, I have made so many great friends between the blogs and eBay, I hate to leave anyone out. There are great links to other blogs on my site as well as everyone of these girls sites. Grab a cup of coffee and look at them all!!! Blessings, Joleen

  • Gretchen - Caw of the Crow Primitives - You will love her, she is such an inspiration read her blog, you will love it too, and she makes some great prim goodies!! Yippee!!
  • Britt - A dear friend , theoldeprimhouse, she introduced me to the whole eBay group thing, and she is also a very talented prim artist!! Check out Maggs on her blog!!
  • Linda - LindaPindaDesigns - Very talented, warm, loving, wonderful person, love her!! She is also just a good person!! Did I cover that?? Beautiful graphic designs and more!!
  • Susie - She is such a card!! Yankee Lane Primitives. Her Mother stories will keep you laughing and she makes some great prim items too, which she sells on several sites. Check her out!!! She can figure out anything too!!
  • Daisy - Daisysdesignsonline, Mother of 5!! And still finds time to craft!! I think it is her sanity!! She sells on ebay and other hot spots too!!
  • Lisa - Sweet friend Lisa, brush-strokes-n-stitches. She is a great friend and hard working mother of two girls, it that isn't work enough. She is a talent in many prim areas!!
  • Sue - Rabbit Hollow Prims. She is in TLOFA with me and teaches has kids and still makes some of the best dolls and patterns. Her blog is beautiful.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

My lastest creation on Ebay ~ Aug 28th 2008

I just love these pumpkins, I wish you could see them. They are very prim & very Grubby and are just wonderful. Go to my ebay listings and take a look!! They are big and weighted very heavy so they won't fall over very easily. They are duck's cloth with stars stenciled on them and then sanded primed and baked at least twice. They are great, I will hate to give them up!! Now I need to get busy on more goodies!! Have a great weekend and be Safe!!!
Blessings, Joleen


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Brandon!!! 9 years old today!!!

My boy turned 9 today!! Makes me feel really old, I guess I am though!!! lol It was like Christmas for him, he could hardly sleep and was up very early today. So we opened one present before breakfast and then by 9am he could hardly stand it so we opened the rest. He got a Nintendo DS and a new movie, so he is a happy camper today!!!

He starts school tomorrow so he is taking advantage of his last day of freedom!!


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

School shopping done!!..Aug 20

School will be starting on Monday for Brandon and not until the 10th of Sept for Ashley, they are so excited. Ash got pink pants and boots, she is so proud of them and said she looks like a "real" cowboy now!!!
We also made a trip to Children's Hospital for a visit with the surgeon about Ashley's tummy. They are going to take the MASS out of her tummy on Sept 19th. Hopefully it will be what they first diagnosed it was and not something else..hope for the best for us!!
Remember the buses are out running around so are the kiddo's


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Candy Corn Anyone!!!

I am trying to get all of these Candy Corns sets listed. Hopefully by today!!! Check them out along with the rest of my goodies!!


It' s Raining, It's pouring....

WE have been getting so much needed rain the past two days!! Good for the crops here in NE Colorado. But of course with the rain comes the weeds!! But also the frogs!! The kids found this tiny frog on the driveway this morning, we was camera shy so I had to put him in the back of a toy truck to get a good picture!! lol He is sitting on a .50c piece!!

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Another Great Prim Giveaway!!!

Check out this great giveaway girls!!! Just leave her a comment and she will enter you into her giveaway for all this great stuff. Take a peek at her blog yourself. She has a beautiful home and will be featured in Country Sampler!! What fun!! Good luck!!! Here is her beautiful blog Behind My Red Door!! And here is the great prizes she is giving away!!!


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thursday August 14 ~ It's getting cooler!!

Fall is on it's way here in Colorado. We are suppose to only be in the 60's tomorrow. Get out the sweaters girls!! I even got some pumpkins listed and almost have a set of candy corns done. Take a peek at my site if you get a chance. The TLOFA have lots of great things listed this week. Such a talented group I'm get the privilege to "lead" lol. I just have the title, they are all such wonderful people first and then artists. LOVE YOU GIRLS!!!
Here are my pumpkins, Ashie helped!!!


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Soft in the Head giveaway!!

Wow!! If your a prim gal and really know your prims then you know about Soft in the Head. She makes the best dolls around and her blog if fantastic, it is full of fun pictures and great music and is just a hoot to look at. She is giving, yes giving away one of her awesome creations!! If you visit her blog, Soft in the Head, and leave a comment she will enter you to win, and if you mention her in your blog then she will put your name in her hat three times!!! But don't bother, I'm going to win... tee hee Here is a picture of the PRIZE!!! Isn't it great!!???


Monday, August 11, 2008

Fall is coming and Christmas isn't far!!

I have been trying to get some new things done, but I was gone on vacation then the fair, Ashley to the hospital and the fair here in town and Brandon starts school in a couple of week... Eeekks where did the summer go!!??? Here is what I have listed now on eBay!!! Click here to see what I've done!!! *theprimitivebucket*

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I should have more by the end of the week!! But don't hold me to that!! lol
Have a great day

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I Believe!!

Hey all, I have been gone for sometime. Lots to do this summer and not enough time. My sweet girl Ashley was in the hospital for a week. She scared us, but thank God she is going to be okay!!! I love you Ashie Jo!!! I haven't worked on much since then but hope to get back into it soon. I just want to love my kids and hug and not let them go!! Here they are!! I love them so much

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"I Believe"

A Birth Certificate shows that we were born,

A Death Certificate shows that we died,

Pictures show that we lived!

Have a seat . . . Relax . . . And read this slowly.

I Believe...

That just because two people argue,

it doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue,
it doesn't mean they do love each other.

I Believe...
That we don't have to change friends

if we understand that friends change.

I Believe...
That no matter how good a friend is,

they're going to hurt you every once in a while

and you must forgive them for that.

I Believe...
That true friendship continues to grow,

even over the longest distance.

Same goes for true love.

I Believe...
That you can do something in an instant
that will give you heartache for life.

I Believe...
That it's taking me a long time
to become the person I want to be.

I Believe...
That you should always leave loved ones with loving words.

It may be the last time you see them.

I Believe...
That you can keep going

long after you think you can't.

I Believe...
That we are responsible for what we do,

no matter how we feel.

I Believe...
That either you control your attitude

or it controls you.

I Believe...
That heroes are the people

who do what has to be done
when it needs to be done,

regardless of the consequences.

I Believe...
That my best friend and I,

can do anything,

or nothing

and have the best time.

I Believe...
That sometimes the people

you expect to kick you when you're down,

will be the ones to help you get back up.

I Believe...
That sometimes when I'm angry

I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn't give me

the right to be cruel.

I Believe...
That maturity has more to do

with what types of experiences you've had
and what you've learned from them

and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I Believe...
That it isn't always enough,

to be forgiven by others.

sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I Believe...
That no matter how bad your heart is broken

the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe...
That our background and circumstances

may have influenced who we are,
but, we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe...
That you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret.

It could change your life Forever.

I Believe...
Two people can look at the exact same thing

and see something totally different.

I Believe...
That your life can be changed in a matter of hours

by people who don't even know you.

I Believe...
That even when you think you have no more to give,

when a friend cries out to you

- you will find the strength to help.

I Believe...
That credentials on the wall

do not make you a decent human being.

I Believe...
That the people you care about most in life

are taken from you too soon.

I Believe...
That you should send this

to all of the people that you believe in,

I just did.

'The happiest of people

don't necessarily have the best of everything;

they just make the most of everything.'

Thanks to my friend Mary for sending this to me!! I needed it!!!

And all my sweet prim sisters for all their love and prayers while Ashley was in the hospital, I am truly blessed!!!