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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Small Business Saturday and a Winner!

Today is Small Business Saturday!
Being an owner of a small business it is like my own holiday!
I love the handmade and one of a kinds I can find not only locally but also on Etsy.
This is a great day to do (my) Christmas Shopping. 
 I have noticed there are many sales going on right now in the hand crafted world!
I do have a section in my shop for clearance items up to 50% off...love them but got to make room for more.
So many ideas just swirling in my head that need to be painted, and as I said before I need to limit myself to painting one or two. 
 But mixing up the colors and making each one different is apparently my obsession!
Here is the link to my Etsy shop:  Barbsheartstrokes
Lets support and shop small businesses today!

I used Random.org to pick the winners of my giveaway and the winner of the Angel Ornament is
Felica of  Raggedy Creations.

I decided to paint up a little magnet for another winner and Wendy of Ravenwood Whimzies is the winner.
I will contact you both.
Thank You to all who stopped by my blog and left a comment.
I appreciate each and every one of you!
Enjoy your Shopping Small Saturday!
Barb

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Turkey Day!!

I want to wish all my blog-land friends a Happy Thanksgiving!
I hope everyone enjoys time with family, time to eat, and time to reflect on all the great things in your life.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Clearance Section at my Etsy Shop!

I have a new section in my Etsy shop for clearance items...it's almost like Black Friday or Cyber Monday, early!
I have so many ideas and things I want to paint but when you start to run out of room in the basement you have to start thinking of clearing somethings out!
 A few Spring items...
 Some Fall items...
 Patriotic items...
 And even some Halloween items. 
Click HERE to see all the other items on clearance.

Just a reminder about my giveaway going on now.
Click HERE to sign up for the giveaway.
Ends November 29th!

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?  
I guess I need to start thinking in that direction!
Enjoy your day,
Barb

Friday, November 22, 2013

Giveaway time....

So many things going on this time of year and wouldn't you know I end up sick.
Finally had to break down and go to the Doctor. Hopefully on the mend now but it is so hard and time consuming to get to the complete recovery stage. 
Is this due to age, impatience about being sick, or just how sick you really are? 
It has been a "one day at a time" kind of deal here.
But on to better things!
First the Old Farmhouse Gathering is having a treasury giveaway on Etsy.
Loads of fun hand mades! Here is the link to sign up and remember you could win it all!

This year I have tried to keep Christmas in my Heart the whole year through. I think I have done a better job about remembering the reason for the season more so this year because of it.
Since November is a big month here at our house:
Our wedding anniversary, both my daughter and son were born in this month, and Thanksgiving I decided to giveaway this angel ornament.
I am lucky and thankful to have angels that live with me in my house and some that watch over me in good and bad times.
You can read about this art work HERE.
The Rules:
Be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post.
New followers always welcome.
Leave a way for me to contact you if you do not have a blog.
If you would like to share this giveaway I would appreciate it! 
Winners will be picked on November 29th and announced on the 30th.
Might even be an extra little something fall related for another follower so you have to stay tuned.
Open to all USA and Canadian friends. 
Good Luck to all!
Thank you to all who follow my blog. 
I truly appreciate you all.
Enjoy your day and good luck,
Barb

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Want to win Christmas Ornaments hand made by members of the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team? 
You will need to visit the treasury on Etsy by clicking HERE and leave a comment on the treasury. There will be one winner which will be randomly selected from all of the comments left on the treasury by midnight, November 25th.
Take a look at the rules for extra chances to win!
This is what I contributed to the treasury giveaway!
Good Luck!
Enjoy your weekend,
Barb

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day!



As many of you know we are/were an Air Force family.
My kids were born in Military Hospitals and we spend many months with my husband deployed over seas.
It was a hard time but my husband came home!
My heart and prayers are with those who are left behind and did not have a love one return home.
This video says it all for me:
Thank you to my husband and to all the Veteran's for their service!
Barb

Friday, November 8, 2013

Simple Treasures Boutique

Headed off this AM to work my shift at this fun show.
This is not hard work by any means and usually means shopping while helping at the show!

This year was a bit of a hard set up.
First we had car problems after we had it packed,
Then a snow storm,
My husband was sick--not pretty,
Running late, 
But we made it and even remembered to take the camera--until the batteries died.
It was great to get home and have it behind us.
Here are some photos of the set up.


Now I am hoping I have no car problems and make it there if only to do my part by shopping!
Enjoy your day,
Barb