Sunday, July 31, 2011

Pitter Patter Pitter Patter for OLM

Olde Lady Morgan is having a most wonderful giveaway & to earn a bonus entry, we could blog about what makes our hearts skip a beat. I've waited till the last minute to post this~just kept putting it off & tonight I MUST get it done.

So here goes....

Rummage sales get the old ticker thumpin....the thrill of the hunt!!

Packages delivered by my fav government worker...Mr. Postman. My little ol heart starts a beatin every time I come home to find one of these on my porch. I think it does the same for my younger son cuz he always wants to open my packages for me. Hehe!!

A slow stroll through my gardens always does wonders for the heart.

Checking out antique shops always helps to keep the ticker fluttering~especially when I find some wonderful treasures.

Cubbies...need I say more??!!??

My them all~old, new, black, blue, & everything in between. Makes the heart fill with joy when discovering an old one or finishing a new one.

And finally~my family is the biggest reason my heart beats with pride & joy!!

My wonderful hubby Tim....

My oldest son Cody with my Mom & Dad.

Youngest son Stephen with my Zoey dog. She loves to watch you tube with the boys.

My family....pitter patter, pitter patter....

I could go on & on about what makes my heart skip a beat, but need to get to bed.

Thanks for visiting... To read more wonderful heart skipping posts, head over to Marie's blog. Thanks Marie for this awesome twist on your giveaway. I enjoyed reading all the other posts. Visit Marie here

Have a wonderful week~Becky

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hello Mailman....Thank you Misi!!

About a week ago, this showed up on my porch...

It was a package from Misi at I was a lucky winner of her Tuesday display chain. The prize was supposed to be one of her yummy apple candles. She emailed & said she had tucked in a couple extra goodies. Oh my!!! Lookie what she sent me....

The box was full of all these fabulous goodies!! Just look at it all!! I can't even begin to describe the smell.. All I can say these goodies smell soooo good!!

Now I'll show you where I put them...

The clove studded candle looks fabulous on a fabric covered box in my kitchen.

Here's a close up...

The precious little beeskep is also in my kitchen in my newest little cubby.

Here's a close up of the beeskep.

This large tart found a home on my stove board under my make do fly screen .

I was also lucky enough to receive one of Misi's can candles. I can't stop sniffing it! Hehe!! I haven't burned it yet (too hot) , but I can smell it every time I walk past it.

Here's a close up.

The final goodie was this apple candle. It found a new home on top of a stack of cubbies in my dining room. Isn't it awesome?? I think it found the perfect home.

Thank you so much Misi for making my day a lot brighter!!!

If you'd like to buy some of Misi's awesome handmades, click on the link at the beginning of this post. It will take you to her blog which has a link to her selling blog. Order some goodies for yourself. You will not be disappointed.

I'd like to thank you all for your kind words & wonderful comments. I'm finding it hard to keep up with my blog & all that Summer brings. Know that I'm visiting you all, but not commenting as much as in the past.

Have a wonderful evening~Becky

Monday, July 25, 2011

Huge Giveaway at The Rusty Thimble

Happy Monday Morning Blog Friends.

I'm just popping in before heading off to work to let you know about a fabulous giveaway. Brenda at is giving away 5 fabulous prizes to some very lucky bloggers. Giveaway ends August 31st & she'll choose the winners September 1st. There are lots of chances to enter so head on over & check it out!!

Enjoy your week!!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Long Overdue Thank You

Hello blogging friends!! Hope you are all staying cool. We've had a couple of beautiful days, but the heat & humidity are expected to be back this weekend. I've been taking advantage of the beautful weather. I've been weeding my flower beds & cleaning out my 2 little ponds. They were pretty nasty!! Feels great to finally have that done.

Now on to the big "Thank you". Melissa from was giving away some fabric flags. She wanted us to let her know what plans we had for her little flags. I was one of the lucky winners & this is what she sent me...

Not one but two fabric flags & some Americana stickers that she had made. Along with the goodies was a nice little Americana card & a wonderful note.

And this is what I made from the goodies she sent me...

Two Americana table runners....

And I used the stickers to make these pantry jars. I love how they turned out.

Here is how I have one of the runners & jars displayed.

Here is the other runner & pantry jar. These will not be staying here. I just thought it would make a nice picture.

Thank you so much Melissa!!

I'm off to enjoy the nice cool evening before my early bedtime. Have a wonderful night!!


Friday, July 8, 2011

Happy Friday

Good Morning!!

It's going to be a beautiful day~sun is shiny & temps are supposed to be in the low 80's. I'm off today which is an added bonus.

I'll be trying to get some projects going today, but wanted to show you my newest purchase. I love fall & pumpkins, so when I saw this wonderful punch needle pumpkin on a wooden paddle, I just had to buy it. It came from Lynn at 2stitchin. Here is the link to her blog if you would like to check her out I hate that I will have to pack it away for a few months.

Well~I think I could keep on talking all day, but I have things to do!!

Have a wonderful day~Becky

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Good Mail Day

Happy Thursday!!

Today was a super day for me!! My mailman brought me a wonderful package from Tamera at She was having a blog giveaway & I was one of the 12 winners. Boy~oh~boy is she ever generous!! She didn't just give away 1 goodie package~she sent out 12!!

These are my goodies.

A super cute handmade purse. This is going to be my new project bag. I carry a bag with hand work with me everywhere I go & this bag is the perfect size for this.

A handmade recipe holder. Isn't this the cutest little thing. Love it!!

A bag of fabric!! Yippee!! I'm not sure what this will become, but I'm thinking dolly dresses.

Thank you so much Tamera!! I love it all!!

If you don't follow Tamera's blog, make sure to check her out by clicking on the link above. She's a sweetie!!

Have a wonderful evening!!


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tuesday Display Chain~Patina

Time for the display chain again!! Hosted by Misi at This week's theme is patina.

Patina to me is anything old & worn...tattered & torn....rusty & crusty...lumpy & bumpy....

I was going to show some of my indoor goodies, but decided to brave the heat & humidity for you today to show you some of my garden goodies. Here they no particular order...

Head over to Misi's blog to find the links to lots of beautiful patina today!!


Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday America!!

Have a Happy & Safe July 4th today!!

Please take the time to say a little prayer today for all our men & women who are serving overseas.

Enjoy your day~Becky