Sunday, July 31, 2011


Hi everyone!  Here is a quick update on life--my new parents-in-laws (or how would you say it regarding both?)
have gotten their new house and my husband and I have been starting on Friday helping them get settled in.  Also got to go to a few nice garage sales this past weekend :)  Needless to say I will update soon but I might be a bit sporadic the next week or so until things settle down some!  Thanks so much to all my new followers--we are almost half way there until I do my drawing for the chicken!  I'll catch up soon--blessings! :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I'm Having a GIVEAWAY!

Hey everyone!  I finally had enough time on my hands that I was able to make something up for my very first giveaway!  It is this 8'' by 10" acrylic country chicken. 
Gettin' into the Country Mood!
To get entered into the drawing for this cute hen, I'll need you to follow my blog!  You can get extra entries in a few other ways too:
2. Post a link to my giveaway in the sidebar on your page.
3.  Make a blog post about my giveaway.
4.  Post about my giveaway on your facebook page.
I'll enter your name in the giveaway for each of those things you do so please let me know here!  I'll do my drawing once I get 51 followers--51 because I follow my own blog (to check the feed) and I don't want to count myself!  Good luck and God bless you all!

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Wedding to Remember!

Hello blog friends!  Life caught up with me a bit and I was unable to blog as soon as I had hoped... but I think you can forgive me for this time.  Like I said in my very short last post--I got married!  And happily married and blessed I am!  My husband and I have been settling in our new home, the home my hubby grew up in.  We are buying it from his parents as they found the perfect old house for them in the country!  For me though, who lived close to St. Paul in the big suburb, this is very country for me though and I LOVE IT!  I am close to farms and open fields and there is a forest connected to our back yard--God has SO blessed us and I can't be thankful enough!  And a mere 6 days after moving here He has blessed me with a JOB offer!  There is a new grocery store that will be opening probably in September and as I have worked in a grocery store for years and because the good Lord chose to give me a job sounds like that is where I will work! (I do have a different interview tomorrow that I still will go to just in case though).  I won't start for a few weeks but that will allow me to help my "new parents" move when they get to in a week.  Today, I made my first blueberry jam from berries we picked Sunday.  I am also starting to work on more art and will be having a giveaway soon.  But that is enough jabber for now--now for pictures!

Today I made jam from fresh blueberries my husband and I picked Sunday!   

10 Jars Full!  Lovin' the Country Life!
My husband and I saying our vows to one another before God and the assembly.
Wedding party!
My immediate family.  I'm the oldest of 8!
Me with my new extended family!
The dress from behind.. it was a God-find--$100 new at a garage sale!
Over the next several days I'll try to get up pictures from the honeymoon --Colorado is such a beautiful place!  God bless you all and have a great day!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Married! More to come!

Just wanted to pop in a quick "hello" and say I'm officially married and God has been sooo good to us!  I hope to update later today or at least very soon with more but right now I need to get a move-on and work on cleaning our new house.  TTYS! :)