Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Hello? Anyone? Anyone remember me? It's been a while. I think I'm over my lazy fit. I was lazy all last week. I'm better now and I promise to try my best to stay away from the "fog".

Remember, I know it's been a while, I told you I had a give-a-way planned for my 100th post? Here it is. I know (keep in mind I'm not using the word intention) I should have posted this much earlier. Better late than never right? Right.

I love these little pumpkins. I really should put my name in the hat too! Up for grabs is the Faith Family Friends Pumpkin, a "jack" pin, little fall ornies, a primitive acorn candle ring and my very favorite candle emphatically named, "Woods". I'm telling you ladies, the lucky winner of this candle will be begging me for more!! heee heee.

Now the rules. Don't worry. You don't have to send me gas money or your first born. Just kindly leave me a comment to get your name entered into one of the hubby's "lucky" Cardinal hats he failed to wear this season. AND, to get your name into the drawing twice, I grant you permission to borrow my picture above, post it on your blog and link back to my sight. Then you, yes you lucky lady may be the winner of the that savory, luscious candle I can't stop sniffing.

I will draw the lucky winner Saturday night.

I know I said no more sad stories or bad stories in a previous post. But, I lied. Again. I have one more. I'm sick about it. One night 2 weeks ago Reynaldo woke me up. I could tell he was playing on my computer desk and knocked something over. No problem. I knew from experience that I did not have my water glass sitting out, so whatever it was, no problem. No problem until the day of trash pickup. The hubby had the cat doing something wild and I thought I could take a video of it to put on my blog. Panic. No camera ANYWHERE. Reality soon sat in as I recalled the loud noise I heard the nights earlier. The night I thought it was all okay because I didn't have my glass sitting out for my computer to get drenched, again. Reynaldo had knocked off my camera into the trash can. The hubby took the trash to the curb just that Friday morning of the ReyRey's antics. The hubby rarely remembers the trash by my desk. But no, not that Friday. ReyRey trashed my camera!!! It's up on Teter hill, in the landfill of no good. Now I'm back to taking pictures like the blurry one above. My stomach still jerks. I still feel the well of tears that would not produce. I should've checked. I should've looked all around the next morning to see what the noise was about. That night... I should've served... the hubby... crockpot kitty...


Becky K. said...

I would love to be entered Lisa...
Thanks for the invite!

I love that pumpkin!

Sorry about the camera...that is awful.

Becky K.

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

What an awesome give away! Please add me to your list!

I am so sorry about your camera! I would be sick about it too. Bless your heart!

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Poor Reynaldo! I'll bet you've been giving him the Evil Eye!

(Sorry about your camera; I'd have a sick stomach about it myself.)

Looking forward to that yummy candle 'cuz I just know I'm gonna win.

I'M FEELING LUCKY! bwah-ha-ha-ha

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Hi, I noticed my friend brenda follows your blog so I though I would jump over and check it out. I would love to be entered into your giveaway. If I knew how to move a picture from one post to the next, i would gladly do so:)
My cats are always doing cute things when theres no camera within reach. Sorry about your kittys clumsiness:)

Susie Q said...

Oh Lisa..I am so sorry about your camera. I bet Rey will think twice before he does something naughty again...wait. If he is like my Henry, he will quickly forget and be right back at those naughty things! : )

I too would be sick about this. I have done things like this.

Your give away is so generous and sweet. But then, YOU are so sweet!


Tam said...

I am new to blogland and have enjoyed your blog very much! I would love to be entered into your contest! I have no Halloween decorations right now-(Love the giveaway too!!!)
Sorry to hear about your camera-I can relate as we have a couple of playful kitty's at our house too!
Thanks for the fun,

Merrie. said...

Oh you know I have lil fur kids too and woo the stuff they have gotten rid of for me:) So sorry about that camera! Please enter me in your giveaway; I sure hope I win to break this crazy blue streak I am in right now; I'll sure post it on my blog for you too! Thanks; Merrie

WYLaurie said...

SOOOOOOOOOO Cute! Thank you for having this giveaway!

I just lurk around enjoying all then inspiration!!



Sandy said...

Oh...I to would be upset if my camera made it to the garbage by accident. How upsetting...

All your goodies are just great for a wonderful giveaway. Do please enter my name.


Jenn said...

OMG, I just sick for you!
As I was reading your post my heart went into my stomach!

Please enter me into your drawing:)

Kindra said...

Sorry about your camera. :(

But what a great giveaway! Thanks so much! I will post it on my blog tomorrow! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful give away Lisa. I would love to enter.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I hate to hear the bad news about your camera. I dropped mine at Nell Hill's in Atchison, last year, just as I was entering the shop. Had to get a disposable to use at Mary Carol Garrity's house. I know how bad you feel! I should have had the strap wrapped around my arm!

I'll enter your drawing and put a note on my post. I don't know how to get your picture in my existing post, though.

I really enjoyed your Arrow Rock post. We've been there a few times. There was a fest going on when we were there last year, but the main street was closed for repairs or something, so everything was up at the old school. Have you been to Blackwater? I swear I saw a ghost in the old hotel, there.

Oh, I just thought of something...I'll add your photo to the sidebar with a link...that will work!

Anonymous said...

Love it all. What a special give away. Please enter me.

Terri and Bob said...

SCREAM!!! (about the crockpot kitty, Bob would LOVE that line)

SCREAM!!! (about the camera, I can sense how you are feeling, poor thing!)

SCREAM!!! (about the prizes, they are adorable!)

Marie said...

Count me in.... love the pumpkins. Thanks for the giveaway.

tidymom said...

Wonderful Giveaway and congrats on #100!!

I would have been just sick about the camera too!! - I woke up one day and my just quit working.....I had to buy a new one the NEXT day, although I wasn't ready to spend the $$ on a DSLR yet, so I had to make a quick decision on another point and shoot.

Happy Fall!

basketsnprims said...

I love the goodies in your giveaway. Please enter me. Pam

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered what a great give away!!

Heather's Stitches said...


Please enter me into yoru contest, everything looks so nice!


Gayla said...

Please enter me too! I am so very sorry about your camera mishap.... boo! That teach the hubby to be helpful. No good deed goes unpunished.

Paula said...

I'm so sorry about your camera. That's AWFUL!!! It would be hard not to retaliate against the cat!!

I love your giveaway. Been admiring those pumpkins I've been seeing on the internet....thanks for the great giveaway.

Scoti said...

Crockpot kitty...lol i can't stop laughing about this!!! My camera got dropped on the floor a month or so ago...and it is gutwrenching!!! I know mine isn't in the local trash but it still is terrible!!! I am soooo sorry!!!1 I would love to be entered into your drawing and will post it on my blog....this is a great give-a-way!!!! Thanks for being so generous!!!!! :)

Peper Creek Gatherings said...

Glad I stopped by.. love your blog! I learned about you on Merrie's blog! I'd love a chance to win these great goodies! Iv'e posted your giveaway on my blog...

Cindy said...

Lisa, I love you blog, This is my first time here and I will be back (now your in my reader). Just wanted to say hi and I would love to be entered into your drawing. I will post your drawing on my site later today.


southerninspiration said...

Oh, no....about the camera. So sorry. What a gorgeous giveaway....I love that pumpkin and I love your sense of humor!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi I came by way of Pam at Antique or Not where I saw you left a comment! :)
I'd loved to be entered into your giveaway!
I was reading about your camera just getting sick about it too! I do so much photography that I can really relate to your pain!
Hope you get a chance to get a new one and you really like it! (Christmas is coming!)

Sharon D. said...

Thanks for entering me Lisa! Lovely gifts. Congratulations on 100 posts. I just found your blog and look forward to checking it out. Thanks again :) Sharon D.

Tim said...

It stinks when the trash gets dumped and something goes missing. Happy 100th and Happy Halloween

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry about your camera. I have had something like that happen to me too. You have an awesome give away. count me in. I hope you have a lovely evening.

Farmchick said...

Great giveaway....sign me up!!! Have a great evening!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely fall giveaway! Please add me to the drawing.

Vintagesquirrel (bailey4236@verizon.net)

shaybert said...

Oh what a fun visit! Having several pets I understand your dilemna. At this point in our lives we do not allow the pets inside. Seems reasonable considering Reynaldo!!! Please enter me in your way cool drawing! Blessings, Shay

Terry said...

Oh my...I'm still laughing about crock pot kitty! I found your blog through Carolyn at Cranberry Crossings. I love your sense of humor.
Great goodies too! Please add my name to the drawing.

Rue said...

Good morning Lisa :)

I'm going to have to enter this giveaway, even though I said I wouldn't do it anymore. I'm addicted AND it's too cute to pass up :)

I'm sorry about your camera. I hope you get a new one soon.


Heather said...

What a great drawing! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Diane said...

Hi, so sorry about that camera of your, isnt it always like that tho, any other time hed have forgotten all about that rubbish bin and the camera would have been found, now you have to teach hubby to look before getting rid!!Loved that pumpkin please put me in the hat, on a bit of stick paper so when you go to pick my name sticks to you ha ha vist me at www.dianesmuchlovedprims.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Please pick me!! What a generous give-away!! Julie

kim said...

Count me in for the drawing! although I'll pass on the crockpot kitty:)!! kim


wow...what a great give-away! please enter me!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 100th post!
i would love to be entered in your giveaway thanks
Pat H


Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about your camera! Thank you for being so generous on your giveaway! Please enter me!

Kimberly said...

First of all, I am SO sorry about your camera! I got a little stomach jerk myself reading your tale! How many lives is dear sweet kitty down to now? ...and hubby...?
Hey, I know what will make you feel all better - pick me for your giveaway! I really think it will cheer you right up!
Blessings, Kimberly

Anonymous said...

Count me in. Everything looks great. I will add you to my blog.


Michelle said...

Wonderful fall giveaway...and I am glad to have found your blog! Thanks for entering me!


Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

What a wonderful fall giveaway...love the pumpkin! I'll post about it later on today:)
Have a great day!

Dani said...

Oh I'd love to be entered for this fall giveaway!
It's such a neat collection! Be sure to stick around and stay out of the fog. I'm new to the blog land. LOL I'll post your give away on my blog. Thanks
Have a wonderful day.

brettinsky said...

Sorry about your camera-I would be so sad!

Thanks for doing a giveaway-and what cute things for you to part with!

Me said...

You have such a homey feeling blog...I like it a lot!!!

M Ayers said...

Your blog is really nice, and the pics are awesome! I happened to click into the updated blogs and that one led to you, so it must be fate!

I'm new to the blogging world (just been a week), so I would be happy to add your pic, and if you feel like returning the favor, be my guest!

koopermom said...

Those look awesome! Enter me!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, these are so cute, I would love to be entered..thanks!!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Lisa
What a lovely giveaway! And congratulations on your 100th post too!
Please add my name!
Love, Ann

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Lisa
What a lovely giveaway! And congratulations on your 100th post too!
Please add my name!
Love, Ann

Station 521 said...

Congratulations on your 100th! One of these days I will get brave enough to do a blog, but until then I just love reading them! Please enter me in your contest, Thanks, Debbie station521@excite.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in your blog. So sorry about your camera!! -Jeanette jemgirlca at gmail.com

Ewe and Me Creations said...

OH I love all of this stuff! I sure hope I get picked! LOL

blessedme said...

How sweet of you!!! It all looks great! Happy 100th post!

Margaret said...

I think I would cry for days if my camera got trashed. How awful!
Love the pumpkins. thanks for the giveaway.

Cinlyn said...

Oh my gosh....I would be sick! I too have one of them cats...if I hear something fall to the floor once I'm in bed...I have to get up to see what it is..just to make sure it's not something of great importance.

Sheeptwirls said...

Please enter me for your drawing!! How beautiful!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

enter me Pleassssee!
What a gret giveaway!
As for the crock pot kitty...I am sure it's probley a delicacy somewhere in the world! lol!

adsgram said...

Ooooh, Lisa. please don't sniff all the 'smell" out of the candle...I would LOVE to win it! I don't have a blog...I am just a blog reader and love so many of them including yours!

Sorry about your camera. My 5 yr. old granddaughter knocked mine to it's demise off the counter one day. Her Daddy was none too happy, but Grammie had a new one by the next day. I think I would have been arrested for even "thinking" about Krockpot Kathryn, tho....LOL-

--Maybe Santa lurks on the blogsite and all will be OK soon!


Mom said...

Please add me to your list. I love your taste!

Dawn said...

I love the pumpkins!! They would go great with my fall decor, please add me to the giveaway!! Love ti all, Dawn

countrychicken said...

Neat give away - Please count me in. To bad about the camera, but your blog is great so we will all look at blurry pictures for awhile.

Grace Maurer said...

Please enter me in your give-away. Love all your stuff.


Pam said...

I would love to be put in your giveaway. I will also put it on my blog...

Your kitty looks like mine when he was little. Now he's 6 months old and he is a holly terror. I know what your going through.

Hugs pam

JeanM said...

So sorry about the camera. My cats do naughty things like that. Love the giveaway goodies. Please put my name in for the drawing.
Thank you.
angel2cook@aol dot com

Weeksie50 said...

What a fun give away.. Whoo Hoo.
Pick me.

Minister Mamie L. Pack said...

Oh, the pumpkin is too cute. Quite an adorable group.

with blessings,

Minister Mamie

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! That is exciting. Please include me in your lovely giveaway.

So sorry about your camera. How disappointing!


Kath said...

Hi Lisa, I'm Kath...first time visitor to your blog! Love it, BTW!!! :)
What a great giveaway!!!
Please enter me too :)
I am so glad I made it here, I will be back that's for sure!

Have a great day!


oh...sorry about your camera!


Please enter me your wonderful drawing and I will post it later in the day.

Dolly said...

Oh no.... I am so sorry about your camera! I would be broken hearted too!

I would love to be entered in your wonderful give away!

Hugz, Dolly

Danielle Says Hello said...

I will be sure to do the post tomorrow and link back!!! Here by way of Back Porch Musings ;)

Jeremy.Celeste said...

Such cute stuff. Thanks for the awesome give away!

With Love from New Orleans said...

Sorry about the camera! Thanks for the opportunity!

Sarah in New Orleans.

Simple Country Blessings said...

What a wonderful give away! And I don't envy you in drawing that name out of the Cardinal Hat! Well there's got to be a bright side to everything, so I pray you get an even nicer camera very soon! You poor thang! So sorry.

becca watson said...

Your give away sounds wonderful. I'm a new follower to back porch musings and found your link to the give away there. I would love to be entered in it. Thank you

~Rebecca Watson~

Melissa said...

Oh silly kitty and hubby! I would cry if I had my camera trashed. I enjoy your blog.
The pumpkins are divine.

love2tea said...

Even though the camera is gone, you can always "picture" memories when you close your eyes and think of great times. Thanks for inviting us all to the give away and adding me to your list. Take care, JP

teacupsandpoodles said...

Oh that is so sad about your camera :( Bad, bad, kitty. I enjoyed looking at your blog and will be back again!
Mary Ann

The Primitive Bucket said...

How cute is all of it!!!!
I'd love to have my name in the bowl, hat, basket...too!!


Faith Hope Love Mama said...

I would love to win these beauties. What a great contest. :)

Brooke said...

Hi Lisa!

My stomach jerked just hearing about your camera! You poor thing..I'm sorry!

Please count me in! I love all your goodies and candles are my weakness!!! Oh the friends pumpkin is so so cute and everything is so cute! Thanks and have a lovely night!

BTW...Your Kitty is cute! I love kitties we have 5!!

theoldestonehouse said...

I would love to entered in your drawing.

Sorry about your camera. That's awful. It's hard to believe how much stuff one animal can get into.LOL


Beehind Thyme said...

OH...MY... what goodies to win!!! Please count me in on this one. Thank you for sharing & being so generous.

Love your blog... will visit often.

Blessings 2 you on this AuTuMn DaY, Pamela

countrygirl3031 said...

I found your blog from Kindra over at 3 Guys, a Girl and Prim Place. I wanted to stop and say hi..love your blog! I added you to my favorites so I can stop and visit more often!

Please count me in on your giveaway...sounds wonderful!


Blu Rabbit Design said...

Really nice giveaway! Congrats on 100 blogs! Enter me too, please! Your puppies are sweet!

Char said...

I would love to be entered into this FABULOUS giveaway!

Yoga with Gaileee, E-RYT said...

Cute! Please enter me in!!

yogawithgaileee at gmail dot com

Thank you!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I posted about your blog giveaway on my post today...hope I'm not to late:)

~Tonya said...

HI Brenda,

My heart goes out to you about your camera. I would have just been sick and understand why you just had to post it.

I am almost too late to enter into your wonderful giveaway. Throw my name into your hubbys cap, please.

And your Comment at the bottom about crockpot kitty...That was too funny.

Blessings to you,

Kim said...

Great giveaway. Who wouldn't love to win including me. LOL

So sorry to hear about your camera. That is a KILLER.

I'll try to post on my blog but I'm not very adept that that yet.

the primitive country bug said...

Please enter my name into your drawing. What an fun gathering of fall goodies!
I also posted a picture of your giveaway on my blog so please pop on over for a visit and enter my name in twice. :)
Hugs~ Birgit
PS. Sorry to hear about your camera.

Donna + Coleen said...

Oh boy I hope I am not too late...just love the goodies in your giveaway Lisa! Please enter me and congrats on #100!

Chicken Herder from Westville said...

Ooh lovely things. Please enter me if it is not too late!

Karen said...

What a wonderful gathering of goodies for your drawing. And congratulations on your 100th post!
It sure will be some time for me to reach that number.

Please put me in for the drawing and wish me luck!!!! I really need some more fall decorations...pretty please????


dre-chan said...

Hope I'm not too late for the drawing! I just found your blog and love it! B=)

Ruth Ann said...

I would love to win this! I hope I'm not too late!

Shay said...

oooh I hope it's not too late! What a fantastic giveaway! I would love to be entered! The pumpkin is so awesome!
Blessings and so sorry to hear about your camera!

Katy said...

I would love to be able to enter your giveaway! Such fun prizes!!!! Thanks so much! ;)