Friday, September 16, 2011

~Missing Yankee Peddler...and A Give-Away Winner~

Our Monday Give-Away Winner this week is Heather! Check back next week for another Give-Away~

As much as I hate to admit it, I miss that we're not doing Yankee Peddler this year. We participated in the YP Festival for so many years, that it became a part of our life. For those of you who don't know, I was so bombarded with shows/orders last fall that I became very ill. Yup, this A-type personality-Workaholic overdid it and then couldn't recuperate. The good thing that came out of all this is that with all the tests I had done, they found a splenal-aneurysm that could have been fatal. God was with me though, and everything turned out okay. Nonetheless....we decided not to do any art shows this year.

When I mentioned this about Missing Yankee on Facebook:
Missing Yankee Peddler...missing making my dolls....sigh. I chose this. I must be crazy~
To which my sister, who helped us do this show and many others over the years commented:

"Let me remind you.... rain, cold, mud, soggy feet, 'lookers', sunburn, frozen toes, heatstroke, running out of change, mud, "does this come in ?, and "I want the doll that was right HERE about four hours ago---did you move it?", oh, and the cold, the mud, the heatstroke, and clever thieves----let's not forget them! But then again.... the smell of woodsmoke and fall leaves, the swishing of skirts, the crunch of dry leaves underfoot, the hot apple dumplings.....the aproned dresses and long woolen capes mom made for us....Yeah.... guess I miss it, too."

So...we have the wonderful memories of many many Septembers standing in the woods, meeting over 100,000 people each year. sigh. Yes....we are missing it. We will miss our dear customers who have become friends over the years. We watched their children grow up....and they watched ours, too.

We wish all our artist friends there a wonderful September 2011 show. To next year........

Monday, September 12, 2011

~Monday Monday Give-Away~

The Mamas and the Papas song keeps rollin' through my head this morning:

Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin' all of the time

I don't want anyone cryin' this September how about another RoseCreekCottage Give-Away!

To Enter: Follow this blog and 'friend' us on Facebook. Leave a comment on what piece you would like to win in a comment below. Simple!!

Good luck! This Give-Away closes Wednesday at midnite~

But Monday or we come!!

Make it a beautiful Monday wherever YOU are in the world~

Saturday, September 10, 2011

~A Beautiful Blog~

Blogland has so many hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. I've made so many friends through the years through my blog. I just don't ever seem to have enough time to visit all of them!

I had the chance of 'meeting' a sweet blogger: Jamie Esposito. Her blog, The Simple Things, is delightful! Jamie is a SAHM, and the mother of a 2 1/2 year old daughter, Lila Grace. Lila has started gymnastics, which is how Jamie found my shop, and my blog! She loves taking pictures, and also loves my beloved Diet Coke. (you all know I'm addicted!) She's relatively new to blogging but loves you'll see from her writings~

Stop by her blog and say 'hello'. You'll be glad you did~

Friday, September 9, 2011

~Perpetual Motion~

When we watched Ella, Jackson and Emilia last weekend, we did SO many things with the kids. It's so nice to get one-on-one time with them.

Emilia is always smiling. I know this photo is a bit blurred...but this was the clearest of the dozens I took. She's always all smiles, and in perpetual motion! Adorable....'course this grandma is a bit prejudiced!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

~Thursday Blessings Give-Away~

We're having a $50 Gift Certificate Give-Away! Stop over at The Wiegand's Family blog to sign up. Comment here and on our FB page for more entries! Don't miss out on this one. You can use it for anything on my website! Free stuff is always good, right? LOL~

Have a beautiful, blessed Thursday, wherever you are in the world~

Saturday, September 3, 2011

~Gummy Vitamins...Not Just For Kids~

I dislike taking lots of pills, and discovered that VitaFusion makes all kinds of gummy vitamins for adults! They taste JUST like gummy candies...and I actually look forward to taking them. They have multi-vitamins, vit. C, Calcium, B Complex, Vit. D, etc. I found them at Target...and cheaper still at Costco. I've been taking extras this week because we're watching our three grandbabies this weekend. There'll be lots of movies, coloring, computer games, swimming and just plain FUN!

Hope you are enjoying your Labor Day Weekend, wherever you are in the world~