Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Little Rambling and Some Giveaway Wins!

Hi, everyone. I hope you're all having a great week so far. We only got a little dusting of snow over the weekend here, but my hometown got about 9 inches! I've been enjoying the pictures my friends have posted on Facebook. Oh, how I miss the mountains!


We were out of school yesterday for Presidents' Day. It's nice to have a day off here and there. We made a big breakfast and just enjoyed being home and not having to go anywhere! Now for those of you who already bake your bacon, please do not laugh at me, but this is a new discovery for me! My goodness, I very much dislike standing over a frying pan turning bacon and getting popped with grease! The microwave isn't much better. For those of you who may not know about bakin' your bacon, this is all you have to do - line a couple of cookie sheets (be sure they have sides) with aluminum foil, then lay out the bacon, making sure it doesn't overlap. Put it in a cold oven, turn the oven on about 400°. After about 12-15 minutes, come back to check on it. It should be about done by then. Be very careful taking it out of the oven because there will be a lot of grease! You may have to adjust your temperature and timing depending on your oven. Now, isn't that easy? :)

I have been blessed to win a few more giveaways recently, and thought I'd show you what I won.

First, I won this beautiful stitchery from Dani at Sweet Home Stitchery. Those little sheep are just too cute. That's a lot of stitches! She did a great job on it, and she has her own etsy shop, so stop by and visit! :)

Such a sweet little tag.

She also sent me this bookmark and cross pin. I put the pin on the front of my Bible case so I know which side is the front.
Thank you, Dani. I will enjoy my gifts. :)

My second win was this sweet bread board from Willa at The Old Cupboard Door. I really like it. She did a beautiful job painting it, and she even added a star cookie cutter and a jingle bell. She also has her own shop. I'm sure she'd love to have you stop by. Thank you so much, Willa!

My third win came from Cyn at Cynzplace. This is a beautiful embroidered heart...such pretty stitching! I really like the cheesecloth ruffle and buttons too.

She also included this sweet handmade bookmark! I love to read, and it seems I'm always looking for a bookmark. Thank you, Cyn! She also has her own etsy shop, so please stop by and visit her too.

My last win was from Nancy at the Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. I won some rosewood buttons! Please stop by her shop and see all the things she has for sale. She has a lot of giveaways, and I'm sure she'd love for you to enter. Thank you, Nancy!

I'm enjoying all my beautiful items. Many thanks to all of you talented ladies!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your week. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Take care,


  1. Awesome gifts! You are indeed blessed by many friends!

  2. You are on a roll, Melanie! Congratulations on the wins of such sweet prizes. I'm always looking for bookmarks too and when I cleaned out my nightstand drawer the other day, I found a bunch of them! LOL!

  3. when my daughter was little, she would of called you a "lucky duck"
    Congrats on all you wins, those are very nice prizes.

  4. Thanks Mel Mel,I cant believe 200 already :)
    drawing will be next Wednesday :)

  5. Well, I have heard you can bake bacon, but didn't know how and never tried it. I do not cook bacon because of the messiness! So thanks a lot, I LOVE this and will try it!! Congratulations on all your wins, the bread board is my favorite, but they are all so full of talent!

  6. Hello friend, congrats on all of your nice wins. I am so glad you shared how to bake bacon, thanks.

  7. I love baked bacon too! The snow missed us this weekend but I am still hoping for one big snowstorm. I am really missing the snow this winter.

  8. Congratulations on all your wins. I have been meaning to try baking some bacon. I will now that you say its good.

  9. Hi Melanie...such sweet treasures to cosy up your home! It is always so fun to have mail in our mailbox! I hope your day is a lovely one! Blessings ♥ Teri

  10. What wonderful goodies you recieved. I Love the breadboard win from Willa. She does such beautiful work. Enjoy your day.


  11. WOW.....you're on a roll, my friend! :> )

    Congratulations on your beautiful winnings!

    We are enjoying the mountains here covered with snow!


  12. My goodness girl - you should go to Vegas - just kidding.

    You received a lot of nice things.

    Thanks for the bacon tip - I never knew you could do that!


  13. Hi, Melanie! Those are some great treasures you won! I do like bakin' my bacon much better than cleaning grease off my walls. :) Here in Floyd we got 7 inches of snow. It melted pretty quickly though.

    Hope you are having a great week.


  14. Congratulations, ya sure won a heap of giveaways there. What wonderful treasures you have there and I've totally fallen for that beautiful bread board.

    Enjoy your wins sweetie!!!

    God bless ya and have a terrific day!!! :o)

  15. Wowzers! What wonderful blessings you have received! I am so glad you like the heart. :) and the bookmark. :)


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