Saturday, February 25, 2012

I Have Been Bestowed Upon Me The Versatile Blogger Award...


Good morning friends,
A couple days ago my sweet friend Carol of Buttermilk Creek Farms bestowed upon me the famous Versatile bloggers award that has been circulating all through blog land. So today I am going to share with you a little about myself to help you get to know me better.
1).I was born and raised in Buffalo New York, a city gal all my life. But, I am a true country gal at heart. I hate city living and the only reason I choose to stay here is the love for my three daughters and grand babies. They are a big part of my world and being separated from them.....I could not imagine.
2).I have a passion for cooking and baking and still have a problem when it comes to portion size. I seem to be stuck in the mode where I always cook and bake way to much! You see I was raised in a large family of seven and with being the oldest and having parents who both worked outside the home, the responsibilities of cooking fell upon me.....my first job was working in a Nursing home as Assistant Cook, which meant being in charge of making deserts for all the residents. As a mom of three daughters, I can't remember a time of them growing up when there wasn't a friend or two joining us for dinner or meal.
3). I have three pets, which are very spoiled and are like my children. A dog named Teddy B, which is a Newfoundland and Husky mix. He is part of the herding breed and will heard my grand babies when they are not doing what there suppose to be doing. He is an excellent watch dog and protector. He weighs around 90 pounds yet thinks he is a small lap dog, no body has told him any different. hehehe Mr. Teddy B is very smart and can understands commands being given to him. without even saying a word and only using hand signals. I have also taught him to talk and he says "Ma-Ma" and I "Love You". You really have to hear it to believe it, and it does come out as plain as day! My other babies are a pair of Peach Faced Conure's, which have a some what large vocabulary and if you think you ever get tired of hearing your children call you "MA"......then you have not heard nothing when it comes to these two birds.....I made the bad mistake of teaching them how to say it and now they yell for me all the time.....hehehe They are great watch birds, meaning they will let you know, if anyone steps foot on the property......they will immediately start yelling and letting you know someone is there.
4). I am disabled due to a Dr's big mistake and can no longer work and am limited to living a normal life. I have always been a people person, and had a very hard time excepting having to stay home and no longer able to work with people. If I had one wish, I would wish for to be normal again, it's not so much the pain and discomfort that I have all the time, but the watching of others lead a normal life and knowing I am limited in what I can do and not being able to work with people anymore.
5).I was never one for sweets or candy growing up, but as I get older I find myself craving sweets......especially in the evening with a nice cup of tea. Come around 10 pm......it's off to the kitchen I go....it could be a small dish of pudding or even one small cookie, but I have to have that sweetness. My favorite of all times and my biggest weakness is fresh baked doughnuts......especially jelly filled!
6). I love crafting and sewing and have been blessed by god with having the ability to see something done once and being able to pick it up quite easily. I also love learning I all I can about crafting and sewing and enjoy reading all the tutorials, DIY blogs and how to's.
7). I treasure all my new online friends and followers that I have made through blogging over the last year. I feel very blessed to have you all in my life and treasure each and everyone of you! Your friendship, kindness, thoughtfulness and sweet generosity has touched my life and heart, in words I cannot explain and for this I give all a Great "Big Hug" and "Thank You"!
Well friends, there you have it....a little about myself, I hope I haven't bore you to tears. Also if you get a chance please stop by Carol blog "Buttermilk Creek Farms"and check out her wonderful blog, she is the most sweetest person you ever wanted to meet. And, If you do not know this by now, she makes the most cutest mouser's you ever wanted to see and from what I hear is working on some new creations that will be for sale very soon!
Until next time friends.....
Big hugs,
Mary

PS...I almost forgot friends, I was suppose to pass this on to 10 fellow blogger's. But, I am going to decline as many have already share this with us already and it is very hard to just pick 10 friends when so many deserve the award. With that being said, I am leaving it up to you. If you have not participated and would like to do so......consider yourself more than welcome to.......We would all love to know a little more about you!

Monday, February 20, 2012

ASKING A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME TO READ THIS!

Good evening Friends,

Our blogging friend Carmen FROM PRIMCATS BLOG asked if we would repost this, AND GET THE WORD OUT THERE in regards to having everyone make there blogs user friendly. I don't know about you, but I have been having a heck of a time, leaving comments on friends blogS who still have there word verification on. I along with Carmen and many other blogging friends have become very frustrated over trying to leave comments for those of you who are still using blog verification. please take a moment of your time and read THIS, I AM SURE YOU WILL FIND IT PACKED WITH A LOT OF IMPORTANT INFO.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012

I'm begging... remove the word verification!!!!!!!

Happy Monday friends!

Have lots to talk about and catch up on but I have a favor to ask....

Please friends... please... I am begging you to remove the "prove your not a robot" thing off your blog. I promise... you don't need it.

It is a default blogger setting so unless you have turned it off... I bet you have it.

Blogger changed the look of it recently... the words are longer, there are two now and they are much much much much harder to read and I am tired of not being able to read it and spending minutes trying to leave comments because I can't figure out what in the world it says. My frustration level with the new word verification is through the roof and I will soon enough just stop commenting on blogs that have it.

****Added based on comments -And just read the comments below, I'm not the only one who won't be commenting on WV blogs.

In the three years I have been blogging a Spam Robot has never gotten through. Not to mention I have only ever gotten 5 spam and they have all been caught by blogger and dumped into my spam folder. And I am a relitively high traffic site with my email available right there on the right for bots to steal.

You just don't need the word verification!

*****Added in response to comments - No. I don't use comment moderation either. As you post a comment to go to my blog it goes. I do not approve them. And STILL a spam has never made it through! :)

Please Please Please remove this unnecessary feature from your blog and also repost this asking your fellow bloggers to remove it as well. You will lose comment's if you keep it there.

For instructions on how to remove it... plus how to remove other annoying features from your blog... go here:


http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/2010/11/making-your-blog-more-communication.html

Until next time...

Carmen and the Primcats
THANK YOU CARMEN, VERY WELL SAID! UNTIL NEXT TIME FRIENDS,
BIG HUGS,
MARY

Up Date On Sue's Children's Father


Good morning friends,
It saddens me today, to report that the out come on Sue's missing husband is not good, I am afraid. Click here if you would like to read more. I just received the news today from a follow blogger. My heart goes out to Sue and her family for there loss. I will continue to keep the family in my thoughts and prayers and ask that you do the same. Sue needs our support now, more than ever. Please take a moment of your time to lend your support. Sue's blog click here.
I thank you so much friends....You are all the "GREATEST"!
Until next time,
Hugs,
Mary

Saturday, February 18, 2012

HELP...ONE OF OUR BLOGGING FRIENDS NEEDS OUR HELP!


Our Friend Sue And Fellow Blogger Is In Need Of Our Help.
Hello Friends, if you may remember Sue of Ooodlekadoodle Primitives, she is in dire need of our help. Just to post her link and get the message out there to as many people as we can. You see, her husband is missing. Keep her family in your prayers and if you can, please share her post to help bring her husband home safe and sound. Her Link is as follows:Click Here
Thank you so much friends!
Until next time,
Big Hugs,
Mary

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day Friends!


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Saturday, February 4, 2012

York Mountain Primitives Needs Your Help



Hello Friends,
Our fellow blogging friend Traci, from "York Mountain Primitives" is looking to reach her 300 follower milestone and needs your help in doing so. She only has five more followers to go, friends! If you are not familiar with Traci's blog, then you need to stop by today and check it out. Her blog is filled with wonderful prim goodness, from her awesome prim finds, and re-do's to wonderful creations she creates for her selling blog. Her talents are endless and this is one blog you really need to visit if you have not done so!
Now onto some even more exciting news....While visiting Traci, make sure you sign up for her Spring Giveaway! She is very generously giving away to one of her followers(old or new), this awesome Spring Jar that she has created for one lucky winner and she even may be adding more goodies to the giveaway too! So make sure you hurry and check it out today gals......because once she reaches five more followers....the winner will be announced and I am sure you do not want to miss out!
Until next time,
Big Hugs,
Mary

Friday, February 3, 2012

A New Pattern Launch From A Wonderful Fellow Blogger.


Hello Friends,
If you have not heard yet, Our blogging friend Jody from "Sweet Bear Creek Whims" is launching a new pattern line. Her very first pattern she is offering is a twofer.......meaning you can make two dolls out of the same pattern ,with two totally different looks....and here's the best part, are you ready for this? You only have to pay for one pattern! Now how awesome is that!!! Not to mention that she even includes instructions and tips for painting her wonderful facial features, and even includes the pattern for there outfits!
Now... if that's not enough? Jody is also having a giveaway for a wonderful bunny in a feed sack bag(pic. on my sidebar) that she has created special in honor of her new pattern launch! So if you would friends, please stop by today and wish Judy much success with her new adventure! And don't forget to sign up for her awesome giveaway!!!
Untill next time,
Big Hugs,
Mary