Friday, June 26, 2015

Uuuummmmm Excuse Me.......

......hope it's a grand one!! :)

TTFN!!
Stacey

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Caution!!!

Ever have one of those days where everything just seems to go wrong and you are just sorta mad at the world for absolutely no good reason? Well......I may be sorta having a teensy bit of a bad mood day today!! No anger......haven't shoved any old ladies down.....no shin kicking.....just feeling "grrrrrrrr!!"


Rick just texted and said he's bringing home dinner tonight!! I love that man!!! I am almost sure I will not be smothering him in his sleep tonight........almost!!! :)

Hope your frown is upside down today and that you don't smother your loved ones either......cause blah blah blah.....violence is wrong and stuff!! :)

TTFN friend!!
Stacey

BTW......on a totally unrelated note.....I do believe I will be creating on a witch this evening!!! :)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Come and Share in the Celebration

Please.....join Rick and I as we help Sue celebrate her first anniversary at Black Walnut Holler!!



If you have not been......Black Walnut Holler is an amazing not so little shop filled to the brim with barn finds......wonderful prims.....awesome collectibles....and some really great handmades!! Not only are the treasures fun to consider......Sue and her friends have a warm and welcoming way of greeting each and every visitor.....with a huge and "heart-y" howdy......to laughter filled isles.....to the coffee and candy bar in the back!! You will want to visit again and again and again....for the treasures and the company!! :)

10 South Main Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050


So please......join us as we celebrate.....Sue and Black Walnut Holler!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Smalltown, USA




I am proud to be from Smalltown,USA!!! Being born in Carrollton......afforded me a lot of benefits that perhaps being born in a large city would not!! During childhood.....we played outside.....had sleep outs where we jammed every kid in the neighborhood into a 473* teeny tiny metal camper.....rode our bikes for Popsicles to the Quick Shop across town.....played in the cemetery woods....swam in the creek....and only put on shoes over the summer when forced to for church on Sunday!!

It was a town where you knew everyone.....and even those you didn't....they knew you!! It was a town where you knew everyone by their car if you passed them.....and you knew who were the good drivers....and those that you should probably avoid!! For instance.....our drive had a telephone poll smack dab at the edge and we knew who would hit it when visiting and who would not!! LOL!!! (and the guy who covered his car in contact paper....and my cousin who was an amazing car painter and drove the Pink Panther Monte Carlo....we were cautious when following them LOL!!!)

Fast forward to today......and we have become the epi-center of the Shale Oil Boom in Ohio....even the topic for several news programs!! I still love my Smalltown, USA.....however....things have changed!!! Our population has exploded with workers from out of state.....and wow-weeeee.......do y'all not know how to drive roads that were once cow-paths???? LOL!!! We don't have a straight road in Carroll County.....and I think every driver around now is trying their hardest to DISPROVE that fact.....and are losing!!

This morning.....taking Brady to work at 6am......in a line of heavy traffic including several oil working vehicles as well as passenger vehicles.....a shall we call him "gentleman" came flying up on my behind....passed me on double yellows....swerved back in to avoid the oncoming traffic and then quickly passed 3 more vehicles!!! What the H*E*double hockey sticks are ya doin' man?????? Got to the light in town and he was still just 3 vehicles in front of me!!! At that light.....the oil well vehicle behind me pulled through the business parking lot and on around traffic to avoid the red light!!!

What in the world is wrong with people???? Have we so much to do in our day that we must risk life and limb to get to where we are going????? These are not isolated incidents.......and I am not innocent of this either.....many times realizing I have daydreamed an entire drive.....looking down and going well over the speed limit!!!

Something occurred to me this morning......I think we are all sorta like my Smalltown, USA!!! We have seasons in our lives.....where we are innocent and run with no shoes on.....and appreciate everything!!! And then......in the flash of an eye.....we are speeding around people....and avoiding those around us to get to where we are going!!! Sometimes......life forces a person to stop and slow down!! Sometimes.....a person never slows down!! Life is fast paced and honestly there's nothing wrong with that...however... it goes way too quickly and we can easily speed through....to get to the next thing!! But.......what if we stopped a little here and there.....and run with no shoes on......wouldn't that be great!! It's a negative 300* in my Smalltown, USA today....so today isn't my day to run barefoot....but for sure soon.....:)

Wishing y'all a barefootin'......creek swimmin'......put your under armor long johns under your 14 layers of clothes kinda Smalltown, USA day!! :)

TTFN!!
Stacey

Friday, May 29, 2015

Oh Happy Day

Rick and I are spending the day hunting and searching.......digging and rooting for rust and dust that we can turn into treasures!!! Can't wait to show ya!!

Hope you find treasures in the dirt today too!! Enjoy every second outta your day!! :)

TTFN!!
Stacey

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Join Us Won't You

Rick and I are honored......humbled......and thrilled to bits to be included in the anniversary celebration of Black Walnut Holler!! Sue Lindsey has created a wonderful gathering place.....filled with amazing found treasures of yesterday......and handmade heirlooms of tomorrow!!! Not only are the wares awesome and amazing to gander.....but she welcomes everyone with kindness and generosity....making everyone feel like family.....it truly and honestly is a down-home gathering place!!!

Please......join us as we laugh.....chat.....and share....


......and besides.......we will be bringing our next episode of "Fun with Flags".....you won't wanna miss that!! LOL!!!!



TTFN!!!
Stacey

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Let Us Never Forget.....

.....to remember the sacrifices.....

....to observe the dedication.....

....to give thanks for all they offer so freely....

For all who have served our country...

..who give of life....limb and sacrifice...
..for our freedoms...

......so that we may continue to live in the greatest of all nations...

I thank you!! 
May God bless you all...
..and may we never cease to honor you!! 

Enjoy your holiday weekend friends!!! 
May it be jam-packed with fun...friends....family....and food!! :)

TTFN!!
Stacey