Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sergeant Stubby

I find myself becoming a bigger fan of pit bulls and wanting to protect the breed more & more everyday. When we first found Lucy over a year ago because of all the bad rap I was somewhat reluctant to keep her. My heart told me she was just what she appeared to be, lovable,smart and silly. But as I was searching for information on the breed all I pretty much got was the bad rap. Pages & pages of horror stories. Since then I have learned most of the stories are not true. This is a awesome breed of dog who gets the worst case of bad rap ever.

~ Punish the deed not the breed.~
I just ran across this story and had to share it.
Most people Have never heard of Sergeant Stubby, yet he is the most decorated dog in military history. Sergeant Stubby was a Pit Bull Mix who fought in the trenches of France during WWI for 18 months. During the 17 battles that this little Pit Bull fought in he warned his fellow solders of gas attacks, located wounded solders out on the battle field and listened for incoming artillery rounds. Sergeant Stubby was even responsible for capturing a German spy at Argonne who was mapping the layout of Allied trenches.

During WWI Sergeant Stubby’s heroism was well known and he became the only dog every to receive a battle field promotion in history. After one of the battles the women of the French village of Domremy presented him with a hand-sewn chamois coat, decorated with Allied flags and his name stitched in gold thread.
After the war, Sergeant Stubby was invited to the White House and met with three Presidents: Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge, and Warren G. Harding. He was, also made a lifetime member of the American Legion, the Red Cross, and the YMCA.
Thank ya Stubby!

Monday, August 23, 2010

♥Happy 25th To Us ♥

Happy 25th Anniversary to the love of my life!
25 years ago today I was one nervous little chick. Chuck (Mr. GoldieLoo Woodworks)& I had decided we wanted to get married but didn't want any fuss over it and no wedding. I'm the odd ball girl who hates weddings. Its crazy I know, but they rate right up there with going to a dentist in my book. So Chuck & I came up with a scheme to elope. And so we did to the JP's house in the next town. My poor parents had no idea what was going on till we were hitched and I made the call to tell them news. Other than not telling my family I have no regrets and would do it all over again.

~~Happy Anniversary baby! ~~

Wild Geese

As I stepped outside this morning I could see my horse was looking at something out in our pasture. Upon a closer look I could see bunches of these funny looking heads poking up from our old pond.
This area of Arkansas does not have any wild geese, just the ones that stop along their trip to wherever they are going. Its been 2 years since I have seen any here so its a treat to see them again.

I ran back into the house and got my camera along with the 300 mm zoom lens. I was able to zoom in and capture these pictures.
I have heard people say these birds can get aggressive but I think they are beautiful and wish they would have stuck around. They are welcome back anytime.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Antique Medicine Cabinet

My 25th wedding Anniversary is coming up & my brother Danny was sure not to forget by giving us a gift early. He knows how much we love and treasure Antiques. So he gave us this old medicine cabinet. The old house it came out of is in our hometown, Imboden. It dates back to the early 1900's. I think for the 25th your supposed to give silver but to me this is way better. ♥
Now just to get Chuck to strip and refinish it for me :)

I haven't decided yet if I'm going to use it as its intended to be used or just as a little cabinet somewhere in the house. However I use it I'm going to love it.
As you can see the spiders took over the inside of it, its full of yucky spider eggs.
Danny also gave us this old movie poster, I have no idea what or who this is about and not sure if its going in the house or not. It looks like time has took its toll on it.
Thanks Danny !

Thursday, August 12, 2010

My new BFF :) Dana (AKA Faerie Knoll Folk Art) & I did a swap & I got mine today & he's awesome & he has no name & he is even more awesome in person than I imagined he would be & Dana did such a prim perfection perfect job on him & did I say he is ....well he is awesome !!
Awesome is my word of the day :))))
(humm,maybe I should name pumpkin head dude, Awesome...maybe Awesome Dude...Bob?...Bob Dude,now thats sounding red neck, oh no!)Help, this dude needs a name!
Dana makes home made soaps and sent along a couple bars. After a few hours of yard work I couldn't wait to use them & boy oh boy that's some good smelling soap!

Thanks so much Dana, one day this pumpkin head dude will have a name ;) and he is going to live happily ever after in my prim home.
You can find more of Dana's work here on her blog... http://faerieknollfolkart.blogspot.com/2010/08/land-of-lost.html

Friday, August 6, 2010

New stuff for GoldieLoo Woodworks

Here are a couple of new signs I just finished up with. They will be avalibe for order on my website tonight.
Hope you likey. :)

Spooky Town
Drink Coffee
Do stupid things faster with more energy.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Super Duper Sweet Swap

Looky,looky at my sweet super duper stuff I got from Ivonne AKA The Crackling Crows. She even sent along a scrumptious bag of yummy roasted pecans.Yum Yum! I have been wanting some of Ivonne's banners for a long time now and I have to say they are even better than I imagined in person. Ivonne has the art of making these banners down to a prim perfection! And look at how lovely she has the banners packaged.
Thanks Ivonne!♥