Friday, December 30, 2011

I Don't Like to Toot my Own Horn Buuuuut......

...I'm pretty amazing!! :O) Yep!! Yesterday......I cleaned the shower.....harvested the mushrooms......and made homemade soup with them!! I know.......aaaaaawesome!! My hubby is one lucky man!! :O)

Don't be a hater!! You can be awesome too.....grow mushrooms on your shower doors too!! It's a gift worth giving to your family!! They will thank you....they'll be afraid not to!! :O)

Toodles friends!! My coffee break is over......and I must get back to harvesting!! I think there's penicillin growing behind the toilet!! SCORE!!!!!!

Stacey

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Say What?????

Guess what I got for Christmas......poison ivy!! I know!! How in the world did I get it in the winter???? I swear Rick must have rubbed it all over me 'cause of the whole "getting revenge on him 'cause he made me cut firewood" thing!! I'm considering rubbing my oozi-ness all over him while he sleeps!!! :O)

Hope all had a wonderful holiday.....so.....was Santa watching closely......or did ya get away with it all????? :O)

Nighty night friends!! And now.....I must go overdose on Benadryl and ivy-dry!! :O)
Stacey

Monday, December 19, 2011

Be Blessed!!

This week as we all prepare the meals for the celebrations......clean our homes for guests to visit......prepare our families for gatherings.......and prepare our hearts for the gifts of the season......I pray you are blessed beyond measure!!!


God bless you all......God bless your families......and may you enjoy each and every moment of this season!!

Merry Christmas friends!!

Stacey

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Al......riiiiiight.....

....I know I posted yesterday about choosing joy......however....I just got groceries.....and I really just wanna rip some one's face off!! Here's the compromise......I'll be really happy when I do it okay!!!!! I'm choosing joy....joyfully ripping one's face off for being complete morons!! I think the whole world'll be a lil' more joy-filled with a few less stupid people around don't you!!! Uuuuummmm...... unless I'm the stupid person.....then......yea.....I'm not good with that!! :O)

Anyhoo......have a great one fellow joy givers!!
Stacey

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wow!!

Sometimes during the hectic Christmas season.....it's easy to get overwhelmed with the process.....and lose site of the real reason for the season. Family time is replaced with trying to think of the perfect gifts....duh...we miss spending time with them....to buy them sumthin'.....yea!!!

Anyhoo......when the Christmas blues kick in........check out this blog I have stumbled upon......



Read this gal's journey and her example of choosing joy!! It is a great testimony to living life to its' fullest!!

Today.....I choose joy.....how 'bout you? (yea.....tomorrow I may be a witchy-poo again....but right now I'll be joyful!!!) :O)

Enjoy!!
Stacey

Remember When......

My brother and I



My grandpa.....my favorite buddy ever!!



My beautiful mom.....wearing a shaggy do I think I'd kinda like now!!! :O)



I LOVE this pix of my dad and I at Cedar Point!!


Ooooooh!! La! La!! Me and my niece......I was 16!!


I'm working on a project......and spent yesterday going through family pix!! Oh my gosh.....what a funny funny life I've had!!! I am a blessed lady!!

I hope you take a moment today and remember when too!!
Be a blessing!!
Stacey

Monday, December 12, 2011

I'm a Helper!!

We heat with a wood stove.....and that means we must cut firewood. I LOVE the warmth of the fire.....however.....collecting the fuel......well.....it ain't the funnest job eveh!!! :O)

Normally.....the job falls on Rick and Brady's shoulders....and happens much earlier in the year......however since this year has been on permanent fast forward.....that didn't happen!! Soooooo......guess who gets to be Rick's lil' helper this year......yep!!!......ME!!!

After about an hour's worth of complaining each night.....Rick would drag me to the woods. He chopped......and I loaded......and by "loaded" I mean........I wander around finding all kinds of gorgeous God's creations that we could turn into prim treasures!! Rick gets a lil' peeved when after 472 times I scream, "OH MY GOODNESS!!" and when he comes running thinking I have chopped off my arm.....he finds something he doesn't really see as beautiful!! Oh well.......I was being helpful.....and he was NOT BEING THANKFUL!!!

......It was cold!!! ........I was frozen!!! I think my face fell off on Saturday 'cause of frostbite!!....... AND.....he wouldn't collect a fallen tree I found that would be perfect by the barn....you know....standing upright!!! Geesh!!! How unreasonable is he!!!!! Something about it being too heavy.....whatever.....I just saw cranes up righting a tree on the White House lawn.....can't be that hard right!!!!......well anyway......I've devised all kinds of revenge plots....sooooo.....it's alright....you know.....all except the face falling off part....yea......that's gonna take a lil' getting used to!! :O)

Anyhoooooo......we'll be warm....blah....blah....blah......and Rick is insisting we eat out a lot this week for fear of poisoning......so all in all......I guess it wasn't all that bad!!! Hope you are all warm and toasty too!! Enjoy your new week!!

Stacey

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Oh My Goodness!!


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Happy Christmas Shopping Saturday!!!

Stacey

Thursday, December 8, 2011

There Is......

There is a lil' pudge....
that doesn't wanna budge....
right in the middle of me!!

I sit up and down....
and crunch and hold....
a thousand times a day!!

But it remains...
right where it hangs....
I just don't see another way!!

Then to my horror....
in the mirror I did twirl....
You'll never guess what I find!!

On my other side.....
big as it could be....
a huge pudge right there on my behind!!

I guess the lil' pudge.....
will just have to wait...
while I focus on the fanny!!

Unless of course....
the man'll help out...
"Oh please Mr. Santy!!"

Can't you please....
oh pretty pretty please
make all my pudges vanish!!

And then oh please....
oh pretty pretty please....
don't make me give up my danish!!

Have a grand day....
all my blogger friends.....
and give a lil' cheer!!

And then don't forget....
never, never forget....
to also work out your rear!!

Stacey


BTW....I broke the mirror into 10,000 pieces.....may be bad luck....but at least I won't be finding any more pudges!!! :O)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I'm Freezing!!




I could do a lil'..........to get warm!!!



I could .........to warm my tootsies!!



Nah!!! I'll probably just continue to.........while.......



Meanwhile......


Keep warm friends!!
Stacey

Monday, December 5, 2011

Ummmmmm.....

.......I've been enjoying my downtime.....by sitting at the computer.....
...perhaps a lil' too long!!

Tomorrow.....I must get up at least once in the 8 hours!! :O)

Enjoy your day!!
Stacey
Hope it's a good one!! :O)
Stace

Friday, December 2, 2011

My Wonderfully Terrific Hunka-Hunka Burnin' Love....and My Pretty Darn Tootin' Good Kid Too.....

....got me a Keurig for Christmas!! I know.......I agree.....pretty amazing huh!!!

We found the Special Edition through Kohl's.com on Thanksgiving weekend for a great deal!! Here's the breakdown so you can get one too!!

Regular Price......$189.99

I Paid Sale Price......$149.99 (right now it is on sale for $169.99)

I had a code for 20% off (can be easily found this weekend!!) bringing the sale price to......$119.99 (right now $135.99)

I also purchased 1 pkg of Hot Chocolate K-cups on sale for $14.99 (then and now)

At the time.....there was $15 Kohl's Cash with every $50 spent....giving me $30 Kohl's Cash

I shopped through Ebates for an additional savings.....at the time it was a Daily Double 10%....now it's 4% cash back.

So here's my deal.......$149.99
$ 14.99
total: $164.98

my 20% off - $33.00
total...... $ 131.98

Kohl's Cash....-$30.00
total.......... $101.98

Ebates cash back.... -$13.20
My Keurig and 1 box of kcups total was $88.78!!!!!!!! (the way I figure it.....you can get this exact machine without the kcups for $130.55 today....still a great deal!!)

It is $90 of pure bliss!!! Oh My Yummmmmm-O!!!! I LOVE my Keurig!!! And this boys and girls is why my hubby is my wonderfully terrific hunka-hunka burnin' love!! He buys me stuff......and saves me money doin' it!!! :O)

Let me know what deal you come up with!! Enjoy your weekend!!
Toodles!!
Stacey

BTW.......if you are a new member to Ebates.com......there is a $10 (or $5 depending on the card you choose) gift card signing bonus!! Double score!!! :O)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fwhew!!

During our time of "panicly preparing for the next show".....my exercise program slipped!! I'm still holding at a total weight loss of 62# and I feel great.....but I want to continue to lose a little....and stay in shape too....so Monday I restarted my 90 day system.....(insert screams of pain here!!!)

I can't move!!

Even the hair on my arms.....and my newly crochet leg hairs.....HURT!!!

I've sweat so much.....that there is now a clean spot on the family room floor!!

But.......I look goooooooood!!
Enjoy your Thursday!!! Sweat a lil' on yourself today too......as opposed to sweating all over someone else.....cause that's gross!!

Toodles!!
Stacey


BTW.....tune in tomorrow when I describe how wonderfully terrific my hunka hunka burnin' love is!!! :O)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I Need a New Do!!

I haven't had a haircut since 1942.....which is weird 'cuz I wasn't even born yet!! I really haven't had time to go.....but also.....I keep trying to decide what I want to do with it!! I think I'm ready for something new but not sure what!!

Perhaps a new style.....

.....or just a simple color change....


.....I don't know yet....I'll just keep thinking......and growing until I come up with the perfect one!! :O)

Have a grand Tuesday!!
Stacey

Monday, November 28, 2011

I'm Having an Identity Crisis!!

Recently.....I've been thinking....who am I?........ Who am I?....... Who?....... Am?...... I?

I'm a Saint Bernard!! My nose is constantly wet.......so I must be at least 40% dog right!!

I'm a Boho Chic!! And yep....I do mean "chik" not "sh-ee-k"......I haven't shaved my legs in so long that I now call the hairs leg warmers!! During this....my week of rest.....I'm going to practice the crochet skills my mother-in-law once tried to teach me and bind the hairs together in a nice "hair-ing-bone" pattern!! If all goes well.....I'm going to die them in shades of purple and chartreuse!! (fingers crossed!!)

I'm a trend setter!! Duh!! See both of the above.....should be obvious don'cha think!! Everyone will be wearing a wet nose and crochet leg hairs next week!! Start today.....and be ahead of the trend!!

I'm green!! No.....not the color.....the movement!! I haven't cleaned the house in so long......we now have dirt floors.....and some kind of energy producing stuff is growing in the frig!! Also.....I haven't used any form of chemical cleaner that could possibly cause flesh eating virus' to attack my son's face and make his left little toenail fall off....so obviously.....I'm a super mom too!!

I'm the most amazing wife ever!! Yep!! I haven't said one cross word to my husband since last Thursday....not one word!!!!!......uuuummmmm.....okay....to be fair....I haven't had a voice since then but still......aaaaa-maziiiiing!!!

So.....there you have it...I'm not having such a crisis after all!! I'm happy being me.....Me..... the green St. Bernard, super wife-mom, trend setting, hairy chic!! I just gotta be me....and I'm okay with it!!

Have a great day being you!! :O) Don't forget to throw in a coupl'a chuckles throughout the day.....especially if you're in a real quiet setting with lots'a people around.....that really makes 'em wonder!! :O)

Toodles!!
Stacey

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Very Interesting!!

Well.......our last show of the year was yesterday.....and guess what!! Go on!! Guess!! You'll never be able to come up with what happened....but I'll wait.....go on.....give it a go.......NOPE!!! I had NO VOICE!!!! On Thanksgiving.....Rick and I both awakened with the "creepin' crude" in the middle of the night!! We laid around and tried to recover....however.....I lost my voice completely....only a whisper left!! Quit laughing!! It is not funny.....and it is really wrong of y'all to think it soooooo hysterically funny!! tisk!! tisk!! tisk!!! (:oP)

So......to everyone who tried to chat with me at the show......I wasn't being a royal witchy poo......I wasn't ignoring you......I wasn't all hoity toity!! Nope!! I was suffering from Rick's answered prayers!!

Any....hooooo....we did have a good show!! There was very little there.....yikes....it was quite the bazaar....but we sold a ton of stuff to our faithful followers!! Here's a lil' peek at what we had....

Rick made this gorgeous crate cabinet full of treasures.



And we had a little of this.....


....and a lot of that!!



Pictures in antique frames.....



....and lots'a prim snow people to welcome the season!!


So......thank you so much to all who supported us this year!! WOW!!! We have been truly blessed with a very successful year!! Now.....we are tired....and resting our brains a bit before we get out in that gorgeous barn and prepare a proper shop for y'all to come and visit!! :O)

Toodles friends for tonight!! Enjoy your evening cause I'm resting my voice.....but just wait until it comes back full force.....I'll have a bunch to say!! :O)

Nighty night!!
Stacey

Monday, November 21, 2011

Come One and Come All.....

....to our last show of the season!!


Sandy Valley School's
A Valley Merry Christmas

Saturday November 26
10a - 5p

5362 St Rt 183 NE
Magnolia, OH

For all of those who are wondering......to all who have called......I apologize for not keeping you more informed!! Yikes!! The calendar is on fast forward.....You all are sooooo wonderful.....you buy us out at every show.....leaving us no choice but to spend every waking moment in between....creating new treasures for ya instead of playing on the computer!! :O) So thank you......and thanks a lot too!! tee hee hee!!

......there ya go.....now your informed.....and my coffee break is over!! See ya there!!
Stacey


BTW....hoping to get some pix of our treasures.....if so....I'll post 'em to tempt and tease (and yes.....I do mean you Ms. Robin!!!) :O)!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thank You!!



To all of you who came and visited us at the Gathered Treasures Christmas show this weekend.....thank you sooooo very much!!



It is such a great way to spend a Saturday.....chatting with you all......shoppers and other vendors!! Truly is an awesome time!!

Thank you!!! Thank you!! Thank you!!

Until next time.....take care!!
Stacey

Friday, October 21, 2011


Not really.....I kinda like being one!!! tee hee hee!!

Enjoy your weekend y'all!!
Stacey

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thank You All!!

Got a call from my sister a short while ago......all went okay with some complications....a longer surgery than expected....but now they are on a wait and see!!

Thank you all soooooo very much for your concern....your comments....and most of all your prayers!! You are all a great bunch of gals.....and I know the Lord heard each and every one of you!!

God bless.....and I'll update as I'm able!! :O)
Stace

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Please Pray....

....... for my niece Lyndsie and her husband Mike tomorrow morning!! They are such a wonderful couple......so very accomplished in their careers....so very much in love....making a wonderful life together!! Recently, they've been facing some major medical issues! Tomorrow morning at 11am....please take a moment to think of Lyndsie and ask the Lord to be with her....her family....and her surgeons!!

Thank you all!!
Stacey

Yea....


.......I got da moves like Jagger!!

Still here!!
Still crazy!!

Hopin' y'all're havin' a grand October!! Enjoy!!
Stacey

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Listen Up People!!

Don't forget to smile a little today!!

Stacey

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Many Thanks.....

....to all who came.....


....and saw......




.....and cleaned us out!! You are all the greatest!!



And now.....I'm going to bed!! :O) Enjoy your Sunday!!
Stacey

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wow-ee Wow Wow!!

Thank you so much to all who ventured to Malabar Farms this weekend....what a show!! Another grand year for "In the Spirit of Friends"!!



The day was a grand success.....beautiful weather.....great wares......awesome visitors!!
(here's our booth before we opened for business)


Rick and I are excited to get back in the shop this week to create more treasures for.......


A Simple Country Gathering
at Days Gone By

Saturday October 1
9a - 3p


13925 St Rt 644
Hanoverton, OH


.....be there to see what we cook up!!

Happy Sunday my friends!!
Stacey

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Come to the Gathering.....

.......and see our wares!!






Santa says so!!!


In the Spirit of Friends
Malabar Farms
4050 Bromfield Rd
Lucas, Oh

Saturday Sept 24
10a - 4p




.....and next weekend too.....

A Simple Country Gathering
Days Gone By
13925 St Rt 644
Hanoverton, Ohio

Saturday Oct 1
9a - 3p




Friday, August 12, 2011

Here's Some of What We'll Have Available!!!


This really neat piece came together sooooooo well!! Pix really don't do it justice.....it is smaller than a dry sink.....but still the perfect size to really add an impact to any room!!



This raised dough box is fashioned after an antique....of course with Rick's twist.....the added lid makes this an ideal addition as a work table in the kitchen.....or a really unique side table!!



We purchased a pile of pieces parts.....Rick added some new wood and old molding....
and viola..... prim magic!!

Come see these and more treasures this weekend in North Lima!! :O)


BTW......

.....we're a lil' closer!! :O)



See ya at A Humble Past!!
Stacey

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

And......


....my dream's coming to life!!

:O)

Monday, August 8, 2011

I Prayed......

Lord, help me to be patient.....

....and He answered......I will!!


We have the lumber......
........we have grey but not wet skies......
but....what we do not have are builders again today!!

I'm getting frustrated......but I will be patient......for one more day!!

***sigh***

Until the hammers pound.......and our shop appears.....I will continue to prepare for our showing this weekend.....

A Humble Past

Sat., Aug 13
10a - 4p


at Piney Creek Primitives
600 E Pine Lake Rd
North Lima, OH


Hope to see you there!! :O)
Stace

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hi!!


Sending lotsa love throughout blogland!!

Keep cool my friends!!
Stace

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How Hot is It????


That hot!!

Keep cool......'er at least try to look pretty when you're sweatin' like a pig!! :O)

Stacey

Monday, July 18, 2011

We Ride On.....


This is the view alongside the Scio bike trail!!
We rode 10 miles last night!!
Gorgeous!!!

Have a grand Monday!!
Stace

Friday, July 15, 2011

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood!!


and here Rick and I are.....ready to enjoy all the world has to offer!! :O)

Have a grand weekend!!
Stacey

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Howdy Y'all!!

Here I sit all broken hearted......
Came to......



ummmmmm!! Nope that's not right!!

Spider, Spider on the wall,
Don't you know that you might fall?


NO!!

Roses are......

uh-huh!!

Oh crud......I was gonna recite a love poem to y'all thanking you for all the loving words of encouragement you've offered in my time of distress and attitudedness lately.....so I thought.....and tried to remember.....I jotted down a few notes.....but nothing seemed quite right.....until I saw this.....


I like being grouchy......and I wear it well baby.....so the 'tude is here to stay!! :O)

Have a grand evening my friends....and until next time......look out idiots of the world....I've got my raspberries loaded!!

Stace

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I Think I May Have a Bit of a Split Personality!!


It's about 176* out.....Hot!!.....Humid!!.......and yet I'm sooooo addicted.....I'm on my second cup of coffee!!

***see me jacking up the air...
..and feeding my addiction......and following the drs orders one more day to complain....complain....complain!!!****

Hope your day is just absolutely beautiful.....and by beautiful I mean full of air conditioning....and coffee....and no stupid people (you know.....once you're done reading this of course!!!) tee hee hee!!

BTW..... Thanks for all the giggles yesterday!! Honestly I was feeling a bit frazzled and all your comments really did make me feel a bit lighter....that and...I awoke this morning to another 2 lb loss!! wooooo hooooo!!

Toodles my friends!!
Stacey

Monday, July 11, 2011

I May Be a Teensy Tiny Bit Grouchy!!

Not that anyone has noticed I'm sure.....I am pleasant......I SAID I'M PLEASANT darn'it!!! Down right JOYFUL infact.....but......

.....it all started last week sometime......I would fall asleep......dead away.....and then awaken at about 10:30p as if I had slept the entire night. Now for about 4 days.....I've gotten up at 3am!! Last night Brady held a small study group and the kids all slept over.....and by slept over I mean they hooted and hollered ALL NIGHT LONG...what the heck is sooooo funny about AP American History and AP Lang.????????.....anywho......all this fine living has left me a little outta sorts....here I am this morning.....


........I've gotta headache the size of Texas.....and I seem to be a little less sweet and a lot more sassy today....again very little....I'm sure the wide eyed stares from the children this morning and the fact that they left crying had NOTHING to do with me right!!! And the fact that I argued with the TV weatherman this morning is perfectly sane right!!! And the fact that everyone in which I've come into contact with at any point today is thought of as an absolute idiot is completely reasonable too right!!

Yep!! That's what I thought too!! I'm a teeny bit grouchy......but not that much......I SAID NOT THAT MUCH......RIGHT!!!!!

Welp.....have a grand day.....oh what the heck.....have a crappy one....what'do I care.....if you want to join me in being a raging witchy-poo.....I say.....come on over!!! :O)

Toodles friends!!
Stacey