Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Presents! Swap Goodies! Wins! And Some Tweaks!!

Hi Everyone!!

First off, I want to send a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for their wonderfully sweet Birthday wishes!!

I actually was in a Fabulous mood yesterday.

I spent so much time dreading 40 but once it was actually here, I was fine!!

I had such an amazing day yesterday!!

How could I not when the day started off with finding Birthday presents on my front porch!!! :)

Okay, they weren't Really Birthday Presents, but I called them that any way.

I participated in Prim Pals, Fall Swap.

I was so lucky to be partnered with Lorna.

What an amazing and very talented lady she is!!

Here is what she sent me for our Fall Swap.


Amazing prim pumpkins, an adorable kitty with crow and pumpkin, a wooden candle holder and 4 candles for it, a wonderful ditty bag with a crow and dries inside.

And last but certainly not least, an adorable crescent moon make-do!!




Don’t you just LOVE it!!

Thank you so much Lorna!!

I truly loved it all!!

I am still looking for the perfect spot for some of the goodies but I do have some of them in there new spots!

I hung the ditty bag in my DR…


Also in the DR I put my Kitty, crescent moon and my pumpkins!!




This was not the only package waiting for me yesterday morning.

I was also the very lucky winner of Prim Pals 1st Giveaway!!

Here is what I received yesterday…


I won an amazing prim prairie doll, Pumpkin Spice room spray, a wooden wall box and wooden candle rack with candles!!

Oh TJ!! You did an amazing job!!

More Amazing Goodies for me to LOVE!!!!

Thank you so very much!!




My entire home is filled with the aroma of Pumpkin Spice, my new wooden wall box is hanging in my DR,  and my new doll is sitting proudly in my living room. 

Still looking for the perfect spot for my candle holder.






You will also notice in the above picture the black cabinet.

I moved this into the dreaded dinning room corner.

I had this in my Mud Room but I decided until I could afford to by another large cabinet, it was going in here!!

It looks so much better than what I had before.

The other displays were way too small for this space.

This equals out the weight of the room.   (That statement makes Hubby say… What?…. But you all know what I mean!!) 

Here are some additional photos of the DR and some tweaking that was done Before and After my “Birthday Presents”.














Yesterday, I took my daughter to mall.

Yes, I am like a lot of you…. NOT a fan of the mall.

But with as much as I work it is hard to find time to let her go shop.

So that is what we did.

We actually went to exchange 2 things at AE.

Well, 4 stores and 12 shopping bags Later… we finally left.  LOL!!

And what did I buy myself out of those 12 bags…. ????

Nothing!! LOL!!

When we left the mall we headed over to get something to eat and my daughter laughed saying…

Mom, aren't you glad I LET you take me shopping for your birthday!! LOL!!  (Yes, she was joking around.)

Actually, yes I was.  We had such a great time.

We laughed and talked and really enjoyed ourselves.

In fact on the way home my 15 year old daughter said….

You know, I really had a good time.

WHAT!!! Be still my heart!!

Was that a complement??

Well, needless to say…. That melted my heart and made my evening.  :)

Then we came walking in the back door and I found a birthday cake and THIS….


Hubby snuck over to Mt. Vernon while we were gone and picked up my Abe, that I had The Olde Homestead  holding for me.


I was so excited to see him standing there when I came in!!

Here are some more photos of my fabulous Prim Abe!!




So yes, I had a pretty darn GREAT Birthday yesterday!!

Maybe 40 isn't that bad after all!!! LOL!! :)




Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me!!

And if you haven't signed up for my giveaway, be sure to check out it out.


Click HERE to read the rules and enter.

Have a wonderful week everyone!!

Until Next Time….

Take Care!!



dee begg said...

Wow! I guess turning 40 was a good thing! LOL! Looks like you had a wonderful day and your daughter giving you that lovely comment, I'm sure made your day. Boy, and to think I only got dinner cooked for my birthday...hmmmmph!


Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday....and the prizes you won are so awesome! 40 is nothing to worry about....wait until 50! I'm headed toward 51...ugh...but you are as young as you feel...and I feel 29!

I'm also having a giveaway, and if you head on over to my blog, you can enter too! If you post on your blog, I'll enter you a second time. Thanks!

Have a great day!

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

See, I told you the 40's weren't so bad!! LOL! Love all your goodies. Your Fall Swap partner did an awesome job and TJ outdid herself on that giveaway! I'm jealous that I didn't win. ;)
Oh well, maybe next time! Abe looks great where you've placed him. Glad you had a great time with your daughter. Seems like the older they get, the fewer and further between the bonding times are.

basketsnprims said...

so glad you had such a wonderful birthday. I love all of your new treasures and your home is gorgeous as always. Love that black cabinet. Don't worry about 40, my birthday is today & I'm quite a bit older and life only gets better & full of more blessings.

WoolenSails said...

You sure got some nice goodies and they look wonderful in your home. I love the high back on your bucket bench. Still waiting for my husband to make me one;)


Peggy Lee said...

Sounds like a perfect birthday!!! And a special one to have Mr. Abe come to celebrate it with you...how lucky love him....I a so happy for your day with your daughter I have two teenage girls 17 and 14!!! Special moments like this one is to be treasured.

Happy Birthday Memories...

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Wow you did have a fantastic birthday..I love the things you got from the gals..love how your home is decorated..and love where you put your goodies..I say have more birthdays if you are going to get spoiled like that.;)

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Hey Tammy, so glad you like everything!! I love your black cabinet and Abe is awesome!! I am always inspired by the pictures of your home.
Your giveaway win is equally awesome, love the doll!! She did a great job!!
Now just sit back and enjoy being 40!! 8-)

At Home With Amy said...

What fabulous gifts and swap goodies you got there Tammy. I love all the pumpkins Lorna sent you. Did TJ make that doll? It is great. What a sweet gesture from your hubby surprising you with Abe. It sounds like you had the best 40th birthday ever girl!
Blessings for many more to come.

Primfills said...

Oh Tammy!! it sounds like you had such a wonderful day! I loved.. LOVED all of your treasures! AHH! So adorable! The pictures were just so much fun to look at! I loved where you placed the cabinet also! It looks so nice there!

I am so happy that you had a wonderful birthday!
with love,
Jobeth xox

Paula-Pieces from the Past said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!

Wow Tammy you got a lot of nice goodies!!! I am so glad you had a nice Birthday. "40" is not that bad........just a number :)

I am not a big fan of the shopping mall but went with my 16 yr old son the other day for some school shopping and he got some goods. We did make a small pit stop at the antique mall and well......I found my goodies there.....I am such an "olde soul".

Your home is so beautiful and it will probably be gorgeous this Fall!!!

Hope your week continues to be blessed!!!

p.s. that is so sweet that your husband picked up your "Abe"

Dawn Buie said...

Boy Oh Boy I am so happy you had a wonderful Birthday filled with such good memories!

I love that you moved that cabinet into your DR it looks great their! Like you got a new piece!:O)

Oh and your Abe he is way cool GF!
I love the size of him!

BTW congrats on all your wins!
Good stuff you got!

XX Dawn

angiesraggedypatch said...

Wa hoo! I'd say that was a great birthday!
So glad you had a wonderful day!

angiesraggedypatch said...

Wa hoo! I'd say that was a great birthday!
So glad you had a wonderful day!