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Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Tips!!!

I got these great tips in an email last year and I got such a kick out of them I thought I would pass them along....

1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table
knows nothing of the Christmas spirit.
In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're
serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. It's rare. You cannot find
it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000
calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an
eggnog-alcoholic Or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me.
Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy.
Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on.
Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the
volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or
whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports
with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your
eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other
people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello?

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's.
You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the
time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while
carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted
Christmas cookies or pralines in the shape and size of Santa, position
yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before
the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes.
If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple, Pumpkin, Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or if you
don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three.
When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory
celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost.
I mean, have some standards.

10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or
get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Re-read tips;
start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner. Remember this
motto to live by:

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out
and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

Sunday, November 29, 2009

New to Ebay this Week!

We have been busy little elves this weekend! Here are our listings for ebay this week!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

New to Ebay This Week!

We have been hard at work in the little red barn coming up with new designs! Here are few of the primitives we are offering on ebay this week!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pssst-A Must See Video for all you Horse Lovers!

Look at this AMAZING video of this man riding his horse through a trail/obstacle course bridleless...What an awesome leader he is for this horse and what a terrific horse!!!
I am an avid student of natural horsemanship and know what it takes to get to this level and hats off to this guy...just goes to show you do not have to force horses into submission. With the right love, language, and leadership they are the most amazingly willing partners.

Here is my little Gracie...i took this picture a few months ago right after she turned one. She was pretty much untouched when i got her. The first time I tried to groom her she tried to kick and bite and bite me everytime I touched her...I am proud to say that little Miss Gracie now will stand tied for hours, stands good for the farrier, can be blanketed, loads in the trailer like a dream, and as of last week will jump small barrels, cross a tarp, and let me drape the tarp over her body. One day i hope Gracie can do what the horse in the video does....

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Long Time in the Making...

I have alot of ideas...they sometimes take a long time to manifest! Such is the case with this dutch door we FINALLY finished for Rileys room!!!
Since she is a bright and cheery little farm girl we thought her room should be a reflection of her. So whats better for a country girl than a barn door in her room!
Hubs made this door out of 100 year old pine so it has some great character!!!

Finally something i can cross it off my to do list!!!