Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hungry Hook Primitives Giveaway

Hey everyone, I have to tell ya
about a giveaway that Margie 
is having, over at 
Hungry Hook Primitives.
She is giving away a rug hooking
kit and patterns for a rug 
hooking tutorial she is doing. 
If you are interested in learning, 
stop by and sign up for her 
giveaway and check out the 
tutorial she posted! 

This is the pattern of the rug for the
giveaway, done two different ways.
Go check it out, by clicking, HERE.

I want to thank everyone that stopped 
by and left me comments on my last
post, I love to read them.

I hope you all have a great weekend
and if you are in the path of the 
hurricane, please get out of the way!
Property is never more important,
than life!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Wedding At The Grand

Hey everyone, I hope you all are
well and doing great!  I know it 
has been awhile since I have posted
anything, other than the giveaway.
One of my friends mentioned that 
I hadn't posted more pictures of
my granddaughter's wedding and 
so, I thought I would show you 
the place where she got married. 
It is an old movie theater made 
over for weddings and parties...

This is across the river from Louisville, Ky
in New Albany, IN...

I hope so!

 This is their picture out 
front in one of the cases.

This is Brittany in the lobby,
there are two entrances into
the other part and you can see
one of the doors, behind her.

Between the doors, are this lounge
and a huge mirror...

This is on the upper level
I love how they put, what looks
like, clear ornaments in the 
fountain, to look like bubbles.

This one is much bigger and
the food is put around this 
on the round counter...

On the lower level, looking 
toward the stage, waiting for
the rehearsal.

Looking back toward the front and
the balcony, above.

If you didn't want to take the stairs,
you could take the ramp, there is one
on both sides. There is more gold 
railing in the place, I just didn't get 
pictures of all of it.

Beautiful gold mirrors on both sides
of the room....

This beautiful chandelier hangs in 
front of the stage where they perform 
the ceremony and over the dance floor.

This lovely arrangement had
her colors, wisteria and teal, and
it was on our table.

I guess I better show you, the bride 
and groom, just in case you didn't 
see the first group of pictures.

It doesn't seem possible that they
have been married almost 3 months, 

Well, that is it for tonight and I do 
hope you enjoyed the tour!

Thanks for stopping by....

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

We Have A Winner!

We have a winner!!!
Morning, everyone, I used the
random generator to pick the
number, since I had 50 people
enter with a total of 307 chances!
I wrote down numbers on several
pages with two rows on each page,
with everyone's names next to 
their numbers in a box....That 
took me a long time!  Well, I 
know you are thinking, "Get on
with it, will ya?" ......Drum roll
please.....The number is 288 and 
the winner is Genevieve of Olde
Pear Prims! Congratulations to
Gen!  I want to thank you all for
entering and my giveaway and 
for reading my blog! 
I hope everyone is having a great
Until next time...
Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Last Day For Signing Up and Commenting Problems

Hey everyone, this is the last day 
to sign up and I see that some
are having problems leaving me
comments.  Check to see it you
are entered, or not, on the 
July 27th post, if you can't leave
a comment to enter, please email
me and I will enter you, even if I
can't post the comment.
Also, I am having internet problems,
so I will get on when I can, tomorrow.

Midnight is the deadline for 

 Good luck, everyone!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Monday, August 15, 2011

Just A Reminder

Hey everyone, I just want to 
remind you all about the giveaway 
I am having for my 2nd blog 
anniversary.....You only have
today and tomorrow left, to sign up
for it!  All you gals that commented
on my blog when, I was checking 
to see who all was reading my blog,
get two extra entries, BUT you have 
to sign up on the July 27th post, to
get them and enter. So, you better
check to see if you entered, or not!

There are a lot of great giveaways,
right now, so please pass the word
and good luck! I would also like to
welcome all my new followers, I hope
you all like reading my blog.

I hope you all have a great week...

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Good Place For American Pickers

Hey y'all, I thought you might
like to see this place that Mike
and Frank, on American Pickers,
would love to stop at! It looks 
like it has been closed for years, 
but I would still like to see what 
all is on the inside! I see that Mike
and Frank have been in Texas, too
bad they didn't find this place, 
while there.

I love all the old signs and I know
Frank would be wanting them all!

Looking to the right....

This is looking down the left side of
the building....
I would love to have some of these
old wheels....

I walked along the side for a better
shot of the signs and things along 
the building.

Looking to the left at some more 
great things and another building.
You should be able to click on the 
pictures to make them bigger for
a closer view. Check out those old
bathtubs, I have one of them in my 
other house, it is on legs and good 
to soak in.....The trouble is, I think
is has shrunk over the years (or
maybe the problem is, I got bigger)....
nah, couldn't be the latter ;).....I 
hope you enjoyed seeing this old 
place, thanks for coming along.

If you haven't signed up for my 
giveaway, please do!  All of you that
have signed up, I will be e-mailing
you all in the next few days with how
many chances you have earned. Also,
welcome to my new followers.

I have to tell you to be aware of 
where you are putting your feet!
I was out in the garden on Friday
morning and I felt something bite 
me and looked down and my feet
were covered with fire ants!  I tried
to wash them off with water from 
the hose and it ticked them off!
I have at last count, 113 bites on 
my right foot and 20 on my left!
Some are showing up more as they
start to blister!  I was moving some
grass, etc for mulch around the few 
tomato plants that have survived
this awful heat and I was standing 
in a nest of them! I had sandals 
on and so they had a lot of area to
bite on!......Beware, be very aware,
they might be coming to a yard 
near you!!! 

Talking about surviving the heat,
it was 110 or more most of the past 
week, I think it was Wednesday, 
that it hit 116 degrees! That did not
include the heat index! 
I am going to be staying in the 
house as much as possible,
this week!

Thanks for stopping by and I 
hope y'all stay cool and have 
a great week! 

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Monday, August 1, 2011

Problem Leaving a Comment?

Hey everyone, it has come to
my attention that someone
has tried and tried to leave 
me a comment to enter the
giveaway......If you have had
a problem with it, please
email me what you wanted 
to say and I will post it on the 
 blog for you.  I don't want
anyone to be left out, that 
wants to enter!

Please scroll on down to enter on
the post below.

Please sign up on the July 27th 
post, thanks! 

Good luck, you all!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen