Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Blog Friend!

Hey, all my good prim friends... I want to introduce you to one of my bestest friends that lives here in the state of Oklahoma with me, right down the road.  Katie Harris started her new blog Willow Creek Homestead today!!  Katie and I have spent a lot of time together this year antiquing and crafting.  We have picked up some awesome deals together.  I've been bugging her all year long about getting a blog so she can be addicted right along with me, hehe!  Katie started a primitive transformation on her home this year and it looks awesome!  We'll have to get her to post some pictures for us.  =]

I'll be honest... I was always envious of you that have a prim blog friend to hang out with all the time and so wished I had one, well now I do and I am SUPER excited!!  So please go on over and give Katie a wonderfully warm prim welcome.  I know she will fall in love with all your wonderful, creative blogs and be touched by your sweetness like I have been the past few years.  Thanks friends!

I also want to thank each and every one of you that gave me such wonderful advice on my waxed icicles!  I have finally decided how to tie 'em up and package 'em.  I'll share that in a future post when they are ready.  I was hoping to have them ready by now but family first... October was full of football!  Three games a week!  Not to mention football practices 4 days a week after school.. basketball practices 5 days a week before school.. cheerleading practice 2 days a week after school.. both my boy's birthdays.. plus 3 birthday parties we attended.. trip to the pumpkin patch of course.. overnight guests of my parents (twice in a month to watch the kids' games), friends in a Christian band, my sister and her friend.. checking account was compromised with someone writing fake checks so we had to close out our acct and start a new one, still dealing with that yucky mess.. four concerts that my husband's Christian rock band played in.. ending in Halloween.. Oh, and the total 64.5 doz homemade cookies I made for the month for the JV and Varsity football players to have at every single game, and 48 cupcakes for the middle school cheerleaders (I decided this late in the season so the girls didn't get as many as the boys).....  all of this in the month of October!  Whew!  No wonder I'm so tired!  I was beginning to think that I needed a trip to the dr because my vitamins weren't cutting it but I can see I've just been on the run all month.  Anyway, hope to be back with you soon.  I have some great steals that I acquired at some sales that I want to share.

Can't have a post without pictures but all I have for now is a little fall foliage around my home.  I'm blessed to live close enough to town for when I need something, yet far enough out to feel like I'm in the country.


Looking down our driveway... we still have lots of green!

Coming out of our driveway, going down the little country road that I love to see in every season...

A real beauty in our backyard

Our pond can even be pretty at times

Our family friendly Oak tree in the backyard that houses the treehouse and the horse tire swing as it gives shade to the playset and swimming pool.  I adore this massive Oak and marvel at it continually no matter how long I've lived here and see it daily.


Some pretty color in our front yard


To end this post, a couple of views of my next door neighbors


I am so blessed to be living in such a beautiful place.  Sadly, I have to see pictures like this to remind me because I see it every day and sometimes take it for granted.  So thankful for God's blessings on this homeplace!  Also so thankful for the friendships I've made with you, you are a big part of my life and I treasure you all!!

Don't forget to stop in and welcome Katie at Willow Creek Homestead!

Have a delightful first week of November ~

15 comments:

Christine said...

You live in a real beauty spot, Angie!
Beautiful fall foliage!
I'm heading over now to Katie's blog!
Glad you have a prim friend now too!
Best wishes
Christine

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

What a blessing to live in a beautiful area! I love all the trees. We don't have any, so I enjoy looking at everyone's fall photos.

I am off to see your friend's blog. :)

Angela said...

Wow Angie,, You have been busy. Love your pictures. You definitely live in a beautiful area. Such pretty colors.
Angela

bettyj said...

Loved your fall pictures. Especially the tree house. Brought back many memories.
betty

LibbiesHome said...

Love your autumn pictures - beautiful surroundings you have there. :)
I stopped over and joined Katie's site. Thanks for letting us know!

tamera-country at heart said...

What beautiful pictures of the trees with their fall color. Our trees have been dropping their leaves after all the frost we have been having.
I too live in the country and love all of nature's bounty. Wouldn't want to live any place else. No concrete jungles for me.
Thanks for sharing
Tamera
Country at heart

jennifer768 said...

Angie ,my friend I think it is time for you to take a breath and sit down for a rest! LOL!Loved seeing all the beautiful Fall foliage. I am off to check out Katie's blog.Hugs,Jen

Lillie Mae Acres said...

Hey there Angie. Been missing you girl. Your home and fall colors surrounding it are beautiful! We have a lot of green left around here still. You are blessed to have a prim friend to go thrifting with, craft with, and hang out with.

Faye Henry said...

Good Morning, Angie...
Love your Fall pics.. Our leaves are about gone...
So glad that your friend has begun her blog.. I am like you and so wish my cousin would start up one as she is so talented...
I will go over and join, too..
Oh.. I love your pinterest as you probably noticed.. grin..
Blessings..

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

What a busy, busy life you have but it's all good and healthy running - nothing better than being worn out by 'family fun'. You are a wonderful close family and I love hearing all the things you do.

Thanks for the link to Katies blog...I will be heading on over there as soon as I say my thoughts here.

Your home and surroundings are just beautiful Angie...how wonderful to have all those gorgeous trees to look at.

Thank you for visiting me...when I see your name pop up I know I will have lots to read! lol Love how you write...very interesting.

You are one of those friends that take the time to read and comment on all aspects...that's so wonderful...thank you.

Blessings,
Karen

BumbleBeeLane said...

Oh my sweetie~ That's alot of baking! Beautiful fall foliage,yes you are blessed.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Fran. said...

Angie your trees are so pretty! Yep it sounds like October wore you out girl!!! Sports is a good thing and I loved it when my daughter was so active in school. But remember the cold winter is coming up and we'll be able to get some crafting done!!! Oops didn't mean to be a Debbie Downer mentioning winter!! LOL I will check out your prim friends blog! Yay for her!!! XO Fran.

frontporchprims said...

October seems to always be super busy for some reason. The trees around your home are beautiful. What a supportive Mom you are to bake all those goodies. Good job. -Steph-

Liz said...

Angie what a beautiful place you live in. I cant wait to stop over to your friends blog.

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

My goodness you have been busy! I need to go take a nap after reading all of that ;) Your pictures are beautiful. It's so easy to take things for granted that you see everyday. I am off to check out your friends blog :D
Kim