Thursday, October 14, 2010

If I were......

I saw this on another blog and thought it would be fun to do.

So here it goes.......

If I were a scent I would be the scent of a wood stove burning to remind me of cool crisp days.

If I were a pair of shoes I would be slippers, cozy and warm.

If I were the weather I would be a perfect fall day.

If I were a car I would be an old jeep, dependable and sturdy.

If I were a time of day, if it was the weekend I’d be the early morning with all the excitement of the day ahead of me, if it was a weekday I’d be nightfall. The time to snuggle in for the night.

If I were a month I would be October. My favorite month!

If I were a place I would be home, where it’s warm and safe.

If I were a liquid I would be a hot cocoa. Nothing reminds me of cooler weather more then a hot cup of hot cocoa.

If I were a taste I would be the taste of pumpkin bread. All my favorite spices in one bite!

If I were a animal I would be a well loved dog.

If I were a food I would be warm chicken and biscuits, just spells comfort to me!

If I were a color I would be the color of an old oak tree in fall.

If I were a flower I would be a black eyed susan.

If I were a song I would be the First Noel.

If I were a object I would be an old home filled with love,warmth and laughter.

If I were a fruit I would be a pumpkin (yes, it is a fruit according to the dictionary)

If I were a day of the week I would be Friday. I have a love for Fridays! The week is over and the weekend is just begun!

If I were a sound I would be my little baby’s laugh.

So what would you be? I'd love to know!

Hope you have a happy day!
Until next time

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fun Fall Weekend

This past weekend we went to the largest garage sale in the world ( well that's what they call it!). It's takes place in Warrensburgh NY. I have always wanted to go to it but never have. This year I had no excuse not to go because my mom now lives in Warrensburgh! It was great because we didn't have to far to travel.
It was alot of fun! I couldn't believe the amount of people that were there. I don't think I've ever seen that many people in one place. They estimated the crowd at 70,000!! I sure believe it!

The main street was mostly vendors who were selling the same things, like belts,  knock off pocket books, and other cheesy china made stuff. The side streets are where all the "real" garage sales were! That's where you could find anything! I bought 4 old maple syrup buckets for $10! And I got a few other odds and ends. There was alot to choose from but I didn't see too much I couldn't live without. My husband was sure happy about that!

Here are a few pictures from the weekend!

In the corner of this picture is a old fashion horse sleigh. I soooo wanted it! But it was pretty pricey. I think it was almost $1800 if I remember right! Maybe someday when I'm rich and famous!!

Heres my mom. She just had to get her picture taken in front of this old truck!

Farmhouse we passed along our way. Would have loved to been able to sit on that front porch watching all those people passing by!

This seller had lots of chairs to sell. I  love old chairs so it was hard to resist not buying one!

Another lovely house.

After we walked for miles and miles at the garage sale we went back to my moms place and went for a walk in the woods! We sure got our exercise that day!
My little bugga boo in his bear hoodie.
Thankfully these were the only wild animals we saw on our walk!

The river was so high after the big rainstorm the day before.

 By the look on his face I think he's praying I won't drop him!

Timber and Sadie

Well that's it for now!
Until next time.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

It's almost October!

It's hard to believe that it will be October tomorrow! I just love the month of October. The trees are showing off their bountiful colors. The leaves are gently falling, the smell of  burning wood stoves drift through the air and a cool crisp nip is all around!
 Just thinking about it makes me feel all warm and  fuzzy! I wish I could bottle up the month of October and open it up whenever I  needed a autumn fix!
 But since I can't do that I am going to enjoy every second of this up coming month!

Life has been pretty busy around my house these days. I am busy getting ready for my holiday shows as well as filling orders. It's a great busy but somedays I wonder if I'll ever get it all done!
I work full time and have a little guy who is almost a year old so most of my crafting is done after he goes to bed. But I wouldn't trade it for the world.

 I love being a mom and I love crafting and I like my job. So I guess what I really need is about 5 more hours in the day and the energy to go with it!!  I am sure many of you feel the same way!

To welcome the 1st day of October I decided I'd share some of my favorite fall pictures. These were taking at Ann Lee Pond just a few miles from my house. I love taking my dog Sadie for a walk there.  As soon as I turn down the street to the pond she starts barking and getting all excited! It's her favorite place to walk!

Happy October Eve!
Until next time!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

First craft show of the season

This past weekend I was at the Shaker Heritage Society Craft Fair. I do this one every year and love it! Although this year was a bit slower then the past I still manage to do well. Saturday was a picture perfect fall day.
The sun was out and the the temps were in the 70's and the crowds were out and about. Sadly Sunday was the complete opposite. It was cold and rainy and slow.
Overall it was still a good time.

I have been doing this show for about 3 years and I am now seeing repeat customers! I love it. It's so neat to officially have repeat customers!

It's funny from year to year you never know what sells well and what doesn't. Last year I made my Boo ghost and they sold like crazy. So this year I made a bunch of them and wouldn't ya know it I sold only a few.  Another item that sold well last year were my witches shoes.

I sold out of them and had people asking about them but this year there wasn't much interest in them! The items I thought wouldn't be big sellers, like my pumpkin baskets, turned out to be quite popular. I sold all the baskets I had made. If only I knew what people wanted! I guess it's all part of the business!
Mr. Boo's

Mama's Little Helper

Doing this show really put me in the fall mood! So when I got home I started to pull out my fall decorations and got my house all ready for fall. Here are some pictures of my fall decorations in the kitchen.  Haven't taking pictures of the rest of the house just yet. Hope to soon!

Jackson's 1st pumpkin!!

Well that's it for today! Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

One of my favorite places

This weekend I took at trip with my grandmother and mom to a place that I simply love. It's a little town in the Adirondacks called Willsboro and it's right on Lake Champlain. Willsboro is such a simple town.It has less then 2000 people.
 My grandfather was born and raised there. It's where he met my grandmother at the young age of 14( i believe) and it's where my great grandparents had a camp which now is owned by my great aunt. So I am proud to say I have a lot of family ties to this little town in the Adirondacks.

Views in Willsboro

As a kid I remember going up to the camp. Usually my grandmother would take my cousin Jessie, my brother Tyler and I up there for a few days at a time. We always had the best time. My cousin and I would take the little row boat out on the lake and feed the seagulls, while my brother just sat there nervously waiting for us to tip the boat over!! Awww...... what memories!

I also remember the time my cousin and I tried to convince my grandmother that it was a good idea to take home with us the minnows that we had caught from the lake! We didn't understand what the big deal was. They would have been fine on the 2 hour car ride home in the back seat!

Another fun memory of my time up in Willsboro was the time my grandmother made us walk back to the camp. We had gone out for ice cream and on the way back my cousin and I kept bugging her to let us walk back to the camp, never thinking she would ever let us. Boy were we wrong.

She stop the car and said ok go ahead. Well I'll tell you that was the longest walk ever! She had dropped us off at the end of our street which had woods on both sides, we were going along fine until we saw the bear crossing sign! At that point we hit the ground running! From that time on we never once begged to walk anywhere!

Okay enough down memory lane! So anyways this weekend we went up to visit. My grandfathers sisters and brothers still all live in the same town they grew up in. My Uncle Shrimp ( he's the shortest of them so that's where the name comes from!) and his wife live in the house where my great grandparents did and they were having a barn sale.
 It was fun going thru the old barn and seeing some of the old things. I didn't get a picture of the barn. Don't know what I was thinking, but I did get a few of their house and the river that runs behind it.

It always such a calming feeling I get when I visit up north. There is just something about that sleepy little town. For all the years I have been going up there it never seems to change. Everything moves at a slower and simpler pace up in Willsboro New York and that's why I love it so!
I think Jackson agrees too!

Here are a few more pictures from there.

Pictures at the camp
Willsboro Bay

Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time.