Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sneak Peek Of My Give Away!

Here's a sneak peek of something
I am giving away!  If you read my
blog a year ago, then you have seen
this!  You will be getting one similar
to this one. I bet my newer followers 
can guess what it is!  Anyway, you 
can sign up on this post or on the 
one that I show you, what you will 
win! I appreciate all those that
have hung in there with me, it has
been a lot of fun!  I have met some
wonderful friends since I started
blogging, last year, not in person,
but I feel like I have known some 
of you for a long time! I sure do
appreciate you all, so much and I 
am grateful that you read my blog!

Now for your sneak peek!  

The rules are as follows:

 You must be a follower of my blog and 
live in the USA to enter. (New followers 
are welcome to sign on and enter.) You 
do not have to have a blog, to enter. If 
you do not have one, please leave me your 
e-mail address in your comment, or e-mail 
it to me, you can e-mail me from my 
sidebar. Please put "Address for Give 
Away" in the subject line. I will need a way 
to contact you, if you are the lucky winner.

How to get entries.

1 . Leave me a comment telling me you are 
a follower and that you would like to be 
entered for a chance. 

2. Post this picture on your sidebar and 
link it back to my blog, for another chance 
and tell me, so I will know that you did. 

3. Post this on your Facebook wall for 
another chance and tell me, so I will 
know that you did.
4. If you are a member of Prim Pals 
Forum, let me know for another chance.

 5. Tell me your favorite thing about 
Christmas, for another chance.

6. If you do a post about it, besides
putting it on your sidebar, you get 
another chance, just let me know.

I have almost  200 followers, if I go 
over 200, I will be putting something
else in for the winner.  If I reach 225, 
I will draw a second name to win 

The more followers I get, the more
the winners will receive!  I will post
a picture of what I add, also....That 
way you will see what I am adding.

I will be posting a whole picture of 
what the winner will receive,
next week, so for now you will have 
to settle for the sneak peek picture!

Sign ups will be accepted through 
Dec. 8th and the drawing will be
at Noon on the 9th of December. 

Good Luck to all of you!

Until next time~

Bear Hugs~Karen

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pumpkin Roll Recipe For Thanksgiving!

 I hope you all have a 
Happy Thanksgiving!

This is the recipe I use, when I make them.
One can of pumpkin is enough to make two 
pumpkin rolls.

Pumpkin Roll
Cream together:
3 eggs
1 C sugar
Fold in:
2/3 C pumpkin
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
3/4 C flour

Pour into well greased cookie sheet 
with edges, 10" x 15"

Bake at 375 deg. for 15 min.
Remove from oven and roll in a towel 
sprinkled with powdered sugar 
and let cool completely.

Unroll and spread with filling, reroll and 
place seam side down.

You can sprinkle a little bit of powdered 
sugar on top, if desired.

8 oz. cream cheese
4 Tbls oleo
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C powdered sugar

Keep refrigerated.  You can wrap it 
in foil and freeze.

Be watching for a sneak peek 
for my give away, coming soon!

Until next time...

Bear Hugs~Karen

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Rusty Thimble's Ornament # 10

 Hello everyone, this is the
newest ornie posted by Brenda,
of The Rusty Thimble....It is
number 10 of the 12 she is giving
away!  She is so generous, go on
over and check out her shop to
see what all she has for sale!

Be watching for a give away
on my blog, soon!

Thanks for stopping by and 
have a great weekend!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Give Away on Prim Pals Forum

Hey everyone, if you haven't been 
on the Prim Pals Forum, you need
to go on over and become a member!
One of our staff members, Gen has
generously donated this wonderful 
snowman to be given away! Become a 
member and tell us your favorite 
Christmas memory to be entered!

Friday, November 19th is the last day 
to enter and the winner will be 
announced on Thanksgiving Day! 
So, you better hurry!

Also, be watching for a give away,
here on my blog, soon!

Until next time~

Bear Hugs~Karen

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Picture of Fireplace

Hello everyone, I posted the
wrong pic of the fireplace, so
here is how it looks.

 The houses are on there, that I got
from Lorna....To the right of the
fireplace, are two more Warren 
Kimble prints.....I forgot to take a
picture of my window sill in the kitchen,
I have some Fall decorations in there, 
Thanks for stopping by and leaving me
such sweet comments!
Until next time....

Bear Hugs~Karen

I finally am getting around to post
my decorating for Fall....I thought I
had better get it done before I 
decorate for Christmas, which is 
coming on FAST!  I am not going to
decorate for Christmas, until after 
Thanksgiving weekend.... 

 This is on the little hutch that we made
to cover the gas heater.  I got the bear
tea light holder awhile back at the flea
market.  I know it isn't prim, but I am 
a bear collector, as you all know.

 I got the big spray of leaves, pinecones
and pods at a garage sale, in fact, I got
two of them and this one covers the 
electrical outlet.

I bought this stuff in a bowl in a bag,
when I got home with it, I discovered 
that it is all fake!  Smelled good for 
awhile....I will have to add some scent
to it....

This is all on the dining room table, I 
keep having to move it back, when I 
want to take pictures  of something

I have shown this picture of the fireplace,

The hutch, that I made over....It has the
pumpkins and an angel, that I got from 
Beryl, of Southern Blessings, in a swap.

 A close up of the bear with the pumpkins..

I received some bittersweet from my MIL,
but I decided not to put it out, because 
Chum gets into EVERY THING!   He
has been tearing up plants, sleeping in the
top of one, too....I thought I had better
keep the bittersweet packed up, even 
though I wanted to put some up on the
fireplace, which is pretty high....I figured
he would jump on the big crock, on the 
hearth, and get up there.  He is a little
Well, I need to get outside and get some
of my make overs painted, the weather
has been, either cold or rainy, since I got
it all sanded.  

Be on the lookout for a give away!
Thanks for stopping by....

Bear Hugs~Karen

Monday, November 15, 2010

Hello everyone, if you haven't
been over to Brenda's blog, 
The Rusty Thimble, to sign up 
for her Wonderful give away,
you need to get on over there!
Here are the next ornies in the
series of 12!   She is giving away
12 handmade ornies to one person!

And here is her second place prize!
 You are so generous, Brenda!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Unfinishes....

Hello everyone, I hope you all have
a great weekend planned.
I am going to the Fall Festival at 
the state park, tomorrow.  It starts 
today, but I am waiting for my hubby 
to go with me.

I thought I would show you all what I 
got sanded on Wednesday.  Here are 
my unfinished projects.

It rained yesterday, so I didn't get
anything painted, but maybe this 
weekend. The magazine rack is going to 
be painted black, the bread box is going
to be red or mustard over black, I think.
The cutting boards, that the bread box is
sitting on, are big one....I might put some
stain on one and leave the other one like 
it is.  The thinner one almost covers my
stove top.  I need to find my tack cloth,
to clean all the saw dust off of these things.

I put the wooden tray on top of the old
bucket and it fits pretty good, so I think
I will take the plastic legs off and sand
it up some more and use it for a lid.
What do you think?  Any suggestions on
what color to paint it?  It has holes in the
bottom of it, because it had legs on it, at
one time, for keeping sewing in, I

Well, that is it for today, I need to get
to the store for some food.

Have a great weekend!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ornie # 6 and 7 of Brenda's Give Away

I have to show you all the next
ornies in the series of 12 that
Brenda is giving away over at

This reindeer is going to the 3rd place
winner!  So, go sign up and see if 
there is anything you want, she is
having a sale!
Bear Hugs~Karen

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Old Cars and Treasures

Good Evening...
I took some pictures of some old 
cars in Texas, on the way
back home.....My hubby said these 
are Metropolitans...They remind me 
of the old Nash Rambler,

 that my sister had, once...They
are out in a field with several horses.
You never know what you will find in 

I have a few things to show you, that 
I got, recently...

I bought this huge rolling pin in an 
antique mall on the way back, on 
Monday.  I put a regular sized one 
with it, so you can see just how big it 
is!  If you read my last post, you know
that my hubby wanted to know if I 
was going to use it on him!

I found this old ammo box at the flea
market....You know I am collecting old
boxes ;)

I got the cornucopia at GW and I got the 
gingerbread doll at the same flea
market, that I got the box at, but a few
weeks ago.  I have more things, but I 
forgot to include them in the pictures.

Be watching for some make overs, I have
several things that I want to get painted. It 
looks like it is going to be nice, tomorrow,
so I better get at it!  Also, be watching for
a give away!  I haven't decided what it will 
be, yet.....hmmmm...It might be a 
combination of things, cloth, wood, 
Christmas or Winter, 
handmade, or made over....But, I 
will be showing you, in the next couple 
weeks and telling you how you can win!  
Maybe, we will play Bingo...Maybe, I will 
wait until I get to 200 followers, I am 
getting close!

Until next time...

Bear Hugs~Karen

Monday, November 8, 2010

Ornie # 4 and # 5

Hello everyone! 
I thought I had better get 
on here and post ornie # 4 and 5, 
that Brenda, of the Rusty Thimble
is giving away, as part of her 12
ornament give away!  She is one
generous person!


So, if you haven't signed up 
to win her fantastic, handmade
ornies, what ya waiting for?
Click here to go to her blog....

I have been gone, we went to work 
on our house, in Texas.....Time if 
flying by and we want to get some 
things done, before it gets too cold.
 We just got back, this afternoon and 
I have a lot of things to do, around 
here....I can tell ya one thing, Chum 
does not like riding in the van!  He 
will have to get used to it, though.

I have been reading blogs, tonight and
it looks like shops are having open
houses earlier, every year.  It goes from
Halloween, straight to Christmas!  I 
guess it doesn't matter, as fast time 
seems to be flying by, it will only seem 
like 3 weeks and Christmas will be
up on us!

I hope you all had a great weekend, I 
know I would have rather gone to the
flea market, instead of raking  leaves!

Last weekend, when I was at the flea 
market, I got an old ammo box, that I
will post and today, I got an old rolling
pin.  Let me tell ya, it is huge!  My 
hubby asked if I was buying it to use on
him!  LOL....I told him that I would 
never do that to him...(I think that made
him feel better about carrying it to the 
van)....LOL....Still makes me chuckle!

Well, that is it for me, tonight....

Until next time~

Bear Hugs~Karen

Friday, November 5, 2010

Ornie # 3 in Brenda's Give Away

Hey, you all, if you haven't
heard about it, you need to get
over to Brenda's blog, to get 
signed up for her ornie give away!
She is giving away 12 of them!

Click on the ornie picture, on my
sidebar to take you there. 

I like to wish my new followers
a warm welcome!

Have a great weekend!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Decorating With Nature

Hello everyone....

I thought I would show you a couple 
pictures of our outside decorating, 
compliments of Mother Nature!

We had a rain storm and man, the 
needles came down off the pine trees!
Hubby gets on the mower and mows
them into rows, like this and then he
picks them up and burns them in the 
fire pit.  This is just part of the back 
yard...He got most of them cleaned up 
and it rained again, and down came some 
more!  I know he will be glad when he
doesn't have to do all the yard work, he
will be able to sit inside and read. He
likes the yard to look nice, so between
the pine needles, pine cones and other 
things that fall, it keeps him busy!  
We have 17 pine trees, that are about 
40 ft. tall, around the yard, they are 
good shade trees, but are pretty messy!

I guess I had better go dust, so I can 
show you all, what little indoor Fall
decorating, I have done, before I 
have to start decorating for Christmas!
It is hard to believe, that Christmas is 
not far off, it just cooled off, here!

Welcome to my new followers!

Until next time...

Bear Hugs~Karen