Thursday, December 16, 2010

My Bonnie Lass

Meet the latest addition to the brood. She's 15 weeks old now. Danny Boy is THRILLED to have a new buddy to hang around with.

Some of my friends thought I was crazy getting another puppy since I was starting a new job, but since I'm out of work again and back at home again that's no longer a problem.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Primitive Place Holiday Edition!

Just picked up my copy of A Prmitive Place Holiday Edition over the weekend and boy was it well worth the wait! The folks over at A Primitive Place outdid themselves on this! I spent Saturday night till 2:30 am just curled up on the sofa next to the fireplace with a nice glass of wine, Yanni playing softly in the background (Yes, I said Yanni - I happen to love his music) and went through all 124 pages of this wonderful magazine from cover to cover.

For anyone in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania "The Hen House", located at 3125 Seisholtzville Rd, Macungie, PA 18062-8542(610) 845-3505 is selling them.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Look what I got today!!!!

I've been searching high and low for the Sink Board of my Dreams and finally found it at "Pause For Bears" http://www.pauseforbears.com/index.htm

So, if your ever in the Pocono Mountains Region of Pennsylvania this is definetly a place worth "Pausing" at. I try to stop in every chance I get and today I wandered in close to closing time and had the nicest chat with Karen the Owner.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Prim Friends

Now what's better than to spend a lazy summer day, even if it's slightly interupted by a rain storm, with a Prim Friend? Absolutely Nothing!

Yesterday Danny-Boy and I took a treak out to see Patti from "The Brickhouse Craft Store" We had a wonderful time just sitting and chatting on "The Porch" while Howie and Danny-Boy had a great time playing together.

For anyone who hasn't done so yet, you MUST get out to see Patti at her shop! She has such great things and I even got a preview of what just arrived for the fall. They look MUCH better in person than in the photos she put up on her blog. She and Tim are also cooking up a batch of some wonderful new bird houses and get ready for the to-die-for yummy smells from the candle tarts she just made! I can't wait to get out there again once the Harvest Season arrives to see what other goodies she has in the shop then.

Patti, thanks for the wonderful afternoon and I'll see you again in the Fall!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

Today as I was cleaning the house I happened to look out the patio doors only to see a large crow beating up a small little sparrow by the bird feeders. As I opened the door to go out and chase off the offender, he picked up the little sparrow and attempted to fly off with it.

As I approached the little sparrow on the ground I could see that it was still breathing and flapping it's wings so I went inside got some gloves and went back out to pick the little poor bird up and bring it inside to try and administer some first aid to the poor little thing. I placed some newspaper in an old bird cage I had and added some bird seed and water and then gently placed the tiny bird in the cage and helped it drink some water.

Unfortunately, after a few sips of water the wounds this little bird suffered proved to be too much for it to overcome and as I watched and petted and tried to calm it it quietly chirped to me as if to say "thank you" and then breathed it's last breath and went off to meet it's creator, God Our Father.

I actually cried when this tiny bird passed and a flood of emotions overcame me. We live in a turbulent world these days and I myself have been going through some trying times these past 16 months since I lost my job due to the current economic climate. There have been many nights I've sat up and worried about the future - will I be able to pay the mortgage, put food on the table, pay the bills that seem to come due just as it seems I've just finished paying them for the previous month - and I admit I have missed church more than a few times as I question why God has allowed this to happen to me.

As this cascade of emotions overcame me I suddenly remembered the passage from the bible that explains that if God in Heaven takes the time to watch over
even the tiny Sparrow, then surely He will watch over me. I was made in His image and therefore that must mean that I am even more valuable to Him than the Sparrow.

For you see, that passage in the bible proves that Our Heavenly Father loves each and every one of us.... We each are special to Him and there isn't a circumstance in our life that He doesn't know about. You may feel insignificant just like the Sparrow. Feel that you don't matter to anyone, that no one would notice if you just disappeared. Well God would notice. Just as He sees when the Sparrow falls, He sees when we fall too. He wants to pick us up and hold us close, He wants to tell us that He loves us.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you that you love me, even when I don't deserve it. Thank you that you sent your Son Jesus to die for me. Thank you that because Jesus died, I can receive your forgiveness and a place is reserved for me in Heaven. I now ask you to forgive me for all of my wrongdoings, with your help I will
turn away from them and I will endeavor to follow the plan You have for me.
I now trust and receive Jesus as my Lord and Saviour and I thank you that you love me,and that YOU think I am special.

It was a powerful message God was sending me right there and then and there and I have to say that there is definitely something to be said about the saying "God works in mysterious ways"


Saturday, July 3, 2010


Just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy 4th of July!!!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

THANK YOU! on this Memorial Day.


(Please turn off our webpage music while watching video)

Almighty God We stand before you in supplication, Asking Your Divine mercy and protection, To envelop with Your invincible armor, Our loved ones in all branches of the service.

Give them courage and strength Against all enemies, Both spiritual and physical, And hasten their safe journey, Back to their homes and families.

If it be Your Holy Will That they be gathered to Your bosom, With the eternal vanguard of the saints, Let their journey to Your everlasting arms Be swift and painless, Where they may stand in honor and glory, Praising You for all eternity.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Cereal and FREE Milk!

RUN don't walk to your nearest Target!

They have a GREAT deal on buy 3 specified Kelloggs cereals and get a FREE Gallon of Milk! My Target was selling them for $2.59 a box and if your lucky enough to find the $1.50 off 3 Kelloggs it sweetens the deal even further! Imagine 3 boxes of Cereal and a gallon of milk for around $6? Unheard of these days!

Cats and Dogs....

Who ever said that Cats and Dogs don't get along? Here is Danny Boy all snuggled up with his BFF Max in Max's bed basket. These two really get along and follow each other all around the house. Kind of glad the little guy has someone to hang with beings that the other two cats don't want to be bothered with the pup.

Friday, May 21, 2010

San Giorgio Pasta Quick Cook Coupon


$10 Scrubbing Bubbles Auto Shower Cleaner IP

WOW! $10 Scrubbing Bubbles Auto Shower Cleaner IP

There is also a BOGO Auto Shower Cleaner Refill IP. Sorry, I don't know the price of these.


These are current. I just printed off my own batch!

And when your finished printing those don't forget to scroll down and sign up for the HomeSolutions coupons for offers on AirWick, and Lysol products!


Sunday, May 9, 2010

No Love like a Mother's Love

There is no love, like a mother's love,
no stronger bond on earth...
like the precious bond that comes from God,
to a mother, when she gives birth.

A mother's love is forever strong,
never changing for all time...
and when her children need her most,
a mother's love will shine.

God bless these special mothers,
God bless them every one...
for all the tears and heartache,
and for the special work they've done.

When her days on earth are over,
a mother's love lives on...
through many generations,
with God's blessings on each one.

Be thankful for our mothers,
for they love with a higher love...
from the power God has given,
and the strength from up above.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New Air Wick coupons

This is current. I just printed off my own batch.

Select N. America and then USA then look for coupons.


A Few Of My Favorite Things...

Today was a GOOD DAY! I stopped into one of my favorite Prim Shoppes only to find that Tina, the owner, was having a 50% off $ale.. YEAH for me!

The Crooked Mile located in Washington, New Jersey is one of my favorites to shop in. So if your ever in that area, this shoppe is an absolute MUST!

Take a look at all the goodies I got at 50% off!

First up is a large Prim Bunny...isn't she beautiful?

Then there is the "Patriotic Prim Bunny" who is equally adorable...now the only thing is how do I keep inquiring little puppy paws away? LOL!

And I FINALLY found the Checkerboard Sign I've been looking for!

I also picked up a Prim fridge note pad and some Prim magnets for the fridge. All in all it was my LUCKY day and at 50% who can resist?

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy May Day!

May 1st , often called May Day, just might have more holidays than any other day of the year. It's a celebration of Spring. It's a day of political protests. It's a neopagan festival, a saint's feast day (St. Joseph the worker), and a day for organized labor. In many countries, it is a national holiday.

In medieval England, people would celebrate the start of spring by going out to the country or woods—"going a-maying"—and gathering greenery and flowers, or "bringing in the may."

Another English tradition is the Maypole. Some towns had permanent maypoles that would stay up all year; others put up a new one each May. In any event, the pole would be hung with greenery and ribbons, brightly painted, and otherwise decorated, and served as a central point for the festivities.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Announcing A Primitive Place Magazine!

Well the Ladies & Dan at A Primitive Place have done it! They have just announced the unveiling of the cover of their Premier Issue of A Primitive Place Magazine!

To Order your subscription today checkout http://aprimitiveplaceblog.blogspot.com/

Congratulations and Well Done!

USPS Stamps To The Rescue!

Starting April 30th you can buy stamps at the post office that help to buy food for shelter pets. You can also pre-order them online. I think this would be a great thing to spread around. Thanks!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Danny Boy's First Professional Grooming

Well, today was a big day for the little guy. He had his very first "professional grooming". PetSmart has a "Puppy Package for only $15.99! The groomer told me he was a "very good boy" and kept constantly giving her kisses! I wasn't sure how he would take things but I'm really glad he did well since he will be getting a lot of baths in the future.

We plan on putting him in his very first Show in a couple of months. I figure it will be fun for the both of us and I'll be able to meet a lot of people while on the Dog Show Track. Next week we start with "puppy training". Who knows maybe one day they will announce "Danny Boy" as the winner of the Westminster Dog Show? We'll keep our fingers crossed for him.

Well, it was a looooong day for the little guy so till we meet again.....Good night!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Looking to Retire to Sunny Florida or just get away from those HIGH tax States?

Well, do I have a GREAT deal on a FANTASTIC, meticulously maintained 2 bedroom (both w/walk-in closets), 2 full bath CORNER condo with elevator access, overlooking a park-like setting (GREAT FOR PRIVACY!) with a DOUBLE enclosed patio, in an active 55+ community conveniently located near shops (literally steps away).
Condo is also, conveniently located near Countryside mall, Mease Dunedin Hospital, Supermarkets, Houses of Worship, and Historic Downtown Dunedin. And for those beautiful evening walks take a stroll along Dunedin Causeway and Honeymoon Island Beach which are also conveniently located merely minutes away! PLUS it has easy access to the airport and Clearwater beaches.
For more information please see below listing and photos above.

Property Features

Condo/Townhome/Row Home/Co-Op

Status: Active

Area: 404

County: Pinellas

Subdivision: Heather Ridge West

Year Built: 1980
2 total bedroom(s)
2 total bath(s)
2 total full bath(s)
Approximately 1060 sq. ft.

Pool features: Water feature

1 car carport
Parking features: 1 car carport,Open parking

Heating features: Central,electric
Central air conditioning
Central heat
Cooling features: Central

Roofing: Builtup

Community recreation facilities
Community swimming pool(s)

Utilities present: Cable,fire hydrant (w/i 1000 ft),private municipal water,sewer

Interior Features Split bedroom,living/dining room combo,eating space in kitchen, blinds/shades,ceiling fan(s),drapes/window treatment,smoke alarm(s),walk-in closet, master bath-shower no tub, dishwasher,hot water electric,microwave,range,refrigerator, Ceramic tile floor, Wall to wall carpet

Exterior FeaturesGutters/downspouts,irrigation system,oak trees,porch/patio/deck screened,trees/landscaped,in city limits,street paved

Community FeaturesAssoc. Recreation Owned, Community Pool, Elevators, HOA Required, Laundry Facility, Shuffleboard, Maintenance Includes: Building Exterior, Cable, Escrow Reserves, Insurance Building, Lawn/Ground Maintenance, Roof, Trash Removal, Water/Sewer

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT ME @ adaughteroferin@yahoo.com or just leave me a comment here on the blog. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

FREE Rita's Water Ice TODAY!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010


It's FINALLY here!


Friday, February 26, 2010

Oh, Danny Boy!

Well I'd like to introduce you to the newest member of my family. Here is Danny!

He's 13 weeks old now. He loves to give "kisses", Loves to play ball and play with all his other "squeaky" toys. He's learned how to "sit" and "shake" (paw), and he's doing real well with the "potty training" but we have to still work on the "chewing" issue. He is just a bundle of energy running throughout the house as fast as he can that I get dizzy just looking at him sometimes LOL!

The cats are not quite sure exactly what he is and are still cautiously looking at him. Of course he wants to PLAY! and he can't quite understand why they run away from him all the time LOL! I guess it will take time for the kitties to accept our little newcomer.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Precious Little Ms. Katie

It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart I announce today the passing of my precious little pooch "Katie" on February 5, 2010.

13 years ago I rescued little "Katie" from the animal shelter and she became my closest confidant and constant companion. I know she is in a much better place now where there is no pain or suffering and I want her to know that she will ALWAYS be in my heart till the day that I meet up with her again at Rainbow Bridge.

I Only Wanted You

They say memories are golden

well maybe that is true.

I never wanted memories,

I only wanted you.

A million times I needed you,

a million times I cried.

If love alone could have saved you

you never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,

In death I love you still.

In my heart you hold a place

no one could ever fill.

If tears could build a stairway

and heartache make a lane,

I'd walk the path to heaven

and bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken,

and nothing seems the same.

But as God calls us one by one,

the chain will link again.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Animals In Distress

Animals in Distress is a non-profit, tax deductible sanctuary for animals who have little or no hope elsewhere. Its programs are designed to prevent suffering and to save lives. They keep every animal admitted, providing medical care, behavioral rehabilitation, good food, shelter, and, most important of all, love, until a suitable new home can be found. No animal is killed because it is unwanted, too old, or injured.

The shelter receives no tax or public monies and relies totally on donations and fund raisers for its total operating budget. All the donations it receives are used for animal care expenses, and no one is paid for administrative, fund raising, and other non-animal care duties since they are performed by a dedicated group of unpaid volunteers. These volunteers work hard at events all year round to raise money for the shelter. They have a yearly Radiothon, pet photos at Easter and Christmas, a Walkathon, special setups at malls and festivals, raffles, bake sales, pet gift platters, craft and gift bazaars, and the sale of various items --- which are some of the ways that the shelter raises funds. Its monthly newsletter is its other main fund raising and public relations vehicle.

Take a peek at some of the lovable pets that they have available for adoption. And if your interested you can call them (610-966-9383) to set up an appointment to meet that special "fur kid" in person!

What a wonderful thing it is to bring a loving pet into your home from a shelter. All my "fur kids" are adopted/rescued and the amount of love I get from all of them is just simply amazing!



A Shelter Dog's Poem
Author Unknown

Once upon a time, you see, there was this little pup;
for reasons unbeknownst to me, his family gave him up

Maybe it was chewing everything that he could find,
maybe they were busy and just didn't have the time

They took him to the shelter and they just left him there
Outside, alone, in the cage...shivering and scared

Even though they knew inside, if he went through those doors,
he may never have the chance to find a home like yours

He sat there crying silently wondering what he did
that was so bad that they just had to leave him as they did

However fate was smiling on that little pup that day,
because a lady saw him and she whisked him right away

He got a second chance at life that others may have not
and now he's in a loving home with everything he wants

Everyday he gets that love that he was looking for
And silently is thankful for when she walked through that door.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Prim Perfect Giveaways!

There are some really wonderful giveaways going on right now at some other ladies websites. Check out my side bar for links to all of them. Good Luck to everyone who enters!