Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Today's Primitive Home

OH WOW what a honor ! Today’s Primitive Home has featured one of my checkerboards. If you have not seen this website, it is a great one to check out.

Our editorials are intended to be humorous and encourage our readers to visit TPH often to see our “Latest Picks”. Readers are given the opportunity to view examples of our favorite Artists’ work and purchase featured or similar items directly from the Artist’s website/blog through the links provided for them in our editorials. After two weeks, items featured on our home page are archived under “Prims We Loved” so that readers may still access a link to your website/blog or Etsy store. Archived items remain posted for 30-45 days.
Our mission is to support the tradition of handcrafted American Folk Art and Handcrafts and to encourage Internet shoppers to consider purchasing unique, handmade, and one-of-a-kind type items from American artists, as opposed to purchasing foreign mass-produced items.

Thanks ~Today's Primitive Homes ~ for choosing me as a featured artist ! ♥

Monday, December 29, 2008

Bart say's "we gonna party like it's 1999" !

Looks like Bart could be singing something.
He was soaking in some rays this morning and as I approached him I could hear him snoring. So I run in to get my camera, slowly start to sneak up on him to get some shots then Goldie & Biscuit run up and wake him & just ruin my kodak moment!
Anyway he is sharing a great big yawn, looks like he could use a bit of flossing huh ? ;) Bart gets that nose from Mr. GoldieLoo's side of the family;)) heheheeee

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

I'm sure most of you are like myself and very busy getting ready for Christmas day. Wow, I cannot believe it got here so fast. Mr. GoldieLoo & myself would like to wish everyone a safe,healthy & happy Christmas.

Christmas Long Ago
A Christmas Poem by Jo Geis

Frosty days and ice-still nights,
Fir trees trimmed with tiny lights,
Sound of sleigh bells in the snow,
That was Christmas long ago.

Tykes on sleds and shouts of glee,
Icy-window filigree,
Sugarplums and candle glow,
Part of Christmas long ago.

Footsteps stealthy on the stair,
Sweet-voiced carols in the air,
Stocking hanging in a row,
Tell of Christmas long ago.

Starry nights so still and blue,
Good friends calling out to you,
Life, so fact, will always slow...
For dreams of Christmas long ago.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

♥Home Sweet Christmas Home♥

Here's a few pictures of the GoldieLoo homestead @ Christmas time.

I love Vintage ornies. I have some that belonged to my Grandmother.Some may not be so old but I love the memories the hold.

This is a very special Stick Reindeer from Cookie.Oh how I love my reindeer & he smells so wonderfull. Thanks bunches Cookie ,your such a sweetheart !

Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

No matter what you think about the man, this is FUNNY!

The kindness of Strangers♥

Thanks to the kindness of strangers my friend has a Christmas tree. My ole buddy Marsha, we have been the best of friends since grade school, she knows more dirt on me than probably anyone, so I have to be really nice to her. ;);)
Have you ever heard the saying "if it weren't for bad luck I would have no luck at all" ? Well that's Marsha, she was down in the dumps a few weeks ago from meeting yet another looser(man), my advice to her was go get your tree and decorations, put on some Christmas music and decorate, forget about men ! So she decided to take me up on my advice, she gets the key to the storage building and goes to get her stuff, opens the door and everything was gone! Yep all gone ! Her landlord had sold his business including the storage building and put everything in a yard sale without telling her abut it. Bless her heart, you can imagine how devastated she was, everything she had collected or that was given or made for her over the years was gone.

I was telling my fellow TDIPT sisters about this and several of them wanted to share some of their ornies with her. Marsha was so thrilled by the kindness of people she has never met not to mention the fantastic ornies she received. Between the ornies from some of TDIPT gals, some of Marsha's other friends and myself she now has a tree and its full of ornies plus decorations for the house.
To my TDIPT sisters who sent Christmas ornies and decor to Marsha THANK YOU very much ! Your the best !♥

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas 1969

♥Merry Christmas with the Holder's 1969♥
See the kid with the really big mouth ? That's me & not much has changed. ;) It was 1969 and I was 4 years old. That's my brother Danny, sister Sharon & my mom Dot along with me.This was one of my most fond memories of Christmas, getting a doll house. That may have been the best Christmas ever. My dad was self employed, he had a TV/Appliance business where he sold and did repair work. It was a good year for him that year and I remember we got everything we had asked for. I was soooo thrilled with my new dolly and doll house. I must have played with it for years & years. I was happy for my older brother & sister because they got just what they wanted too. And I loved playing with my brothers new Fort Apache set, we played with it for hours & hours. I remember mom got that pink house coat she is wearing and I was so happy for her. When dad took the picture I can remember him telling us to smile big so & as you can see we did so, I thought since I was lucky enough to get so many wonderful gifts I could at least repay him with the biggest smile I could muster up, I do believe had my tongue not been in the way you could see my tonsils !
Thanks Dad & Mom for giving us kids such a warm, loving and very Merry Christmas in 1969 and every year ! Love yall !
Oh, my bangs ? I had a fetish with scissors and cut my hair every chance I could get !

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Merry Christmas to ME ! ♥

LOOK, I must have been a very good girl ! ;)

Whether she likes it or not Patty of Dog Patch Primitives is my new BFF ! Some of us gals in TDIPT did a Christmas swap. This was my first Christmas swap with them and wow am I impressed ! Patty did such a good job of selecting things I love, she did better than I could have myself.
I have been an admiring her Cupboard Santa Busts and low & behold I got one, how did she know?
Take a look at all the other super things she got me, a book I have been wanting to read for some time now,again how did she know ? A calendar from Dogs Deserve Better.org (check out their website) which I was needing,coffee,the most wonderful melt in your mouth truffles, extremely tasty gourmet popcorn, a darling little feather tree , vintage ornaments, a stocking swag and so so many others wonderful things.
I want to thank you Patty, for being my swap P and not only giving me these great gifts but putting to much time into thinking about what I would like !

♥ Thank you Patty, my new BFF ;) ♥

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Carols For the Psychiatrically Challenged

SCHIZOPHRENIA: Do You Hear What I Hear?
DEMENTIA: I Think I'll Be Home For Christmas
NARCISSISTIC: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing About Me
MANIC: Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets and Stores and Office and Town and Cars and Busses and Trucks and Trees and Fire Hydrants and . . .
PARANOID: Santa Claus Is Coming To Get Me
PERSONALITY DISORDER: You Better Watch Out, I'm Gonna Cry, I'm Gonna Pout, Maybe I'll Tell You Why
DEPRESSION: Silent Anhedonia, Holy Anhedonia, All Is Flat, All Is Lonely
OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER: Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, ........ (better start again)
PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE PERSONALITY: On The First Day of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me (and then took it all away)
BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER: Thoughts of Roasting on an Open Fire.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


I got this email from a friend and wanted to share it with all my dog loving blogging friends.♥
"Dogs Welcome" A man wrote a letter to a small hotel in a Midwest town he planned to visit on his vacation. He wrote: I would very much like to bring my dog with me. He is well-groomed and very well behaved. Would you be willing to permit me to keep him in my room with me at night?"
An immediate reply came from the hotel owner, who wrote: SIR: "I've been operating this hotel for many years. In all that time, I've never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes, silverware or pictures off the walls. I've never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly. And I've never had a dog run out on a hotel bill. Yes, indeed, your dog is welcome at my hotel. And, if your dog will vouch for you, you're welcome to stay here, too."

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A little Turkey humor

Some of these have been around a long time but its a good old chuckle.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Evening Walk

I snapped this picture yesterday evening while out for a evening walk with my dogs. This is our part of our pasture. It was a beautiful sunset, the lighting & colors were fantastic.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Charity Auction

Im doing another charity auction for Humane Society of Marion County on eBay. 100% of the proceeds go to this shelter. Please check it out and forward this link to as many people whom you think would be interested in helping. This is a volunteer non-profit, no kill shelter. As for now volunteers are still housing all the pets in their homes. As with all shelters FINANCIAL HELP IS DESPERATELY NEEDED. You can check them out ~here~ and my charity auction ~here~.

Thanks !!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

It's National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. November 2-8, 2008 In 1996, The HSUS launched National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (based on an idea from the Capital Humane Society in Lincoln, Nebraska). This campaign was designed to acknowledge and promote the invaluable role shelters play in their communities and to increase public awareness of animal welfare issues and shelter services. During National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, the first full week of every November, The HSUS promotes and celebrates animal shelters across the country through media and public outreach. Click ~HERE~ to find materials to help you celebrate National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week in your community. The materials also can be customized to promote the important role of shelters any time of the year.You can also check out~ Shelters Rock ~ to Pledge to Support Your Local Shelter.

Shelters ROCK !

This is Miss MoJo, she was a shelter dog. She is every bit as sweet as she looks !Some of the most loving & smart pets come from shelters. And they are there waiting just for you.Please help or donate to your local Shelter. Be sure to watch for a GoldieLoo Original sign to be listed on eBay later this week with all proceeds going to one of my favorite shelters.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

My favorite day of the year has arived. The reason Halloween is my favorite is that it means Thanks Giving and Christmas are right behind. And they are 2 more of my favorite days.

I hope each of you have a safe and fun Halloween with lots & lots of them yummy little snickers bars.:).....also my favorite.

*A little Political humor.*

Ok no matter how your going to vote....this one is FUNNY !

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My New Banner

Yippee I got a new Banner for the Holidays !
Jan aka Big Brown Dog Graphics designed this wonderful Primtastic Banner for me. Thanks Jan!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Old Dog, The Heartbeat At My Feet

~Something NEW~

I'm so loving this new sign and searching for a bare spot in my house to hang one.My old Goldie gal is always at my feet. I just listed it on ebay tonight.Click here to check it out.The stencil was given to me by Karen of Homestead Stencil Co. Karen has 10 DOGS! Bless her heart. :) ~Thanks Karen!

Monday, October 20, 2008

What a honor ! The awesome talented artist Barbara Shores (Village Folk Art) has given little ole me a blog award ! I'm supposed to pass this on but I know so so many talented artist that at this time I just can not narrow it down to a few. Thanks Barbara this is truly a honor coming from someone who's work I so admire and look up to.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Mercantile is Dreaming Of A White Christmas !

***Come join Christmas Open House with TDIPT Mercantile.***
The Holidays will soon be among us and the Mercantile is celebrating the month of November. All the artists TDIPT will be doing "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" themed items.
And the best news is to show are appreciation & gratitude the Mercantile is giving away a $50 TDIPT Gift Certificate plus prizes !
To qualify you must join our TDIPT mailing list which you can find ~here~. Also anyone who purchases an item from the Mercantile in November, will have their name entered into the drawing. And you will be entered again & again for each item bought.
If you have not signed op for our mailing list be sure to do so and be sure to check out our offerings the 1st and 15th of November.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

OHHH NO, not again!

What a headache ! I decided to do my blog up for the upcoming Holidays but as before when I went to change it I lost all my links. It may take a few weeks but I will get it all back up. And then no more changing backgrounds for me. :)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Old Water Wheel on my girls day out.

I went for a girls day out today to Old Hardy town near by. This little town is settled at the foothills of the Ozarks and sets along the beautiful spring river. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. If you are ever traveling North East Arky this is a fun little area. Lots of good fishing and canoeing along the beautiful spring river. Lots of nice Antique shops and specialty shops too. Between Hardy and home is a old Water Wheel. I used to get so excited about stopping there and taking walks, watching the fish and feeding the ducks. Once such a pretty place to stop and admire the little creek and take nature walks over the bridges into the woods. Over time the property has been sold and it has been leased out of all things a flea market ! I like a good flea market but not is such a pretty area. I found out today there are some new owners so I'm keeping my fingers crossed they will restore it. Here are a few shots I took of one of the bridges & Old Wagon wheel.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

GoldieLoo Woodworks is having a SALE !

I'm having a sale ! Be sure to check out my ebay auctions. I'm closing out my Halloween/Fall signs to get ready for the some New Holiday signs. My loss might be your gain.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Can I take your picture ?

I got a new camera recently. In need of something or someone to "practice" shooting on, my dear sweet little cousin Alexis stepped up to volunteer. Telling me anytime I needed to practice that she was here for me. Here is a collage I have done of some of the pictures I took yesterday. She's a real trooper, not at all camera shy. ;) I have been experimenting with my settings and still have a long way to go.

I couldn't let Alexis little sis feel left out I took a few shoots of her too. But she was much more interested in the dogs & bees than having her picture taken. Give her about 12 more years and that will change. Maybe by then I will have all these settings figured out! ;)

....Many more to come :)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

My 2 loves.

One look at these 2 mutts and my heart instantly warms. Goldie is really slowing down now, it shows in her eyes. Sometimes she stumbles. But in her heart I really think she thinks she is still a pup. Mr.Biscuit is a breath of fresh air around here. Always under my feet , always ready to play and bursting with personality. He is such a mutt we often have guessing games as to what breed he is. He is truly a one of a kind.

There is no greater love than that of a old dog.

My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet. ~Edith Wharton

I talk to him when I'm lonesome like; and I'm sure he understands. When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat. For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that. ~W. Dayton Wedgefarth

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Over at TDIPT we have been doing a Secret Sister Fall Swap. All the names of those participating were drawn and sent to us by email. Our secret partner would not know what hit her till she got her surprise package and found out who had her name. So all this month the gals have been getting their gifts and posting pictures of them .With each picture I looked at I drooled more & more and became more anxious to get my gift. Everyday thinking "today could be the big day, that I get my gift from my secret swap P." For the past 2 weeks everytime I checked my mail at my post office and got a package I thought to myself"THIS IS IT" ! A few times even doing the "Happy Dance" right there in the post office, giggling telling people why I was so excited. But then upon opening my PO Box to find out it was a boring ole part for a CB radio my hubby had ordered or dog wormer I ordered online & forgot about.
Some of us girls who had not got our gifts began to joke that we were getting weak. I joked that I was so anxious I began pulling my hair out. So by the time my package arrived I was BALD ! ;)~JK

But the big day came a few days ago and boy oh boy was it worth the wait ! Sharon just swamped my with her creations. The first thing I saw was this wicked cool Witch make-do , another witch make-do on a stick,then a awesome Penny Rug (first one Sharon ever made...and for me ?! ), the package was spilling over with other goodies, A sweet Halloween tick or treat towel that Sharon did all the FANTABULOUS stitching on. A little Frankenstein ornie, a adorable pumpkin man ornie, pinkeep with yummy smell good candles, tarts,CHOCOLATES,black wax ornies,apple cider mix and I'm sure I have forgot to mention some others but its all very much appreciated and will be treasured by me for years & years.
Thanks Sharon for such wonderful goodies ! Be sure to check out Sharon's work on her blog here...you won't be disappointed.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Good Old Days ? Life In The 1500's

I received the following email and thought it was so interesting. I have always heard of the good old days.This does not sound so good. ;)

Life in the 1500's and other stuff you didn't know, very interesting..
The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:
Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.
Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water.
Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying . It's raining cats and dogs.
There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house.. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, Dirt poor.
The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance way.. Hence the saying a thresh hold.(Getting quite an education, aren't you?)
In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme, Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old.

Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, bring home the bacon. They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat.
Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.
Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.
Lead cups were used to drink ale or whiskey. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.
England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a ..dead ringer..And that's the truth...Now, whoever said History was boring ! ! !

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Corn Dip

Corn Dip
3 11-oz. cans Mexi corn,drained
4 oz can green chiles
1/2 c. chopped green onion
6-oz can chopped jalapenos
1 c. sour cream
1c. mayonnaise
1t. pepper
1/2t. garlic powder
16-oz. pkg. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
(Optional 1c. finely chopped, well drained, crisp bacon pieces)
Mix all ingredients except corn chips and refrigerate. Serve with corn chips. This taste better if you let it set over night before serving.
Makes about 6 cups.
Corn Chips

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Oct 31 Celebrate All Hallows Eve

Got something NEW on eBay. I have not had time these days to list things on eBay like I would like to but I did just list a all new sign this evening. Its really cool, be sure to check it out.
Click ~here~ if you want to take a peek. :)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Primitive Excellence Award ...again :)

I was just visiting Patty AKA Tails from the Dogpatch's most awesome blog and seen she too had awarded me with the ~Primitive Excellence Award~. Ok...now my head is too big for my Halloween mask. :) Be sure to check out Patty's blog ~here~. Thanks Patty !!
~UPDATE~ I'm at a loss for words. Deb AKA Bittersweet Pastimes has just given me the ~Primitive Excellence Award~. Gosh ladies Im really not worthy (but so very thankful and honored ). Be sure to check out Deb's blog ~here~. And check out that kewl American Scarecrow she has on eBay. Love him! Thanks Deb !