Sunday, December 30, 2012

Enjoying a Sunday around the house!

Off to continue to put Christmas stuff away and clean some clutter...

When we moved to this house in July my motto was less is more! What happened? I loved the vaulted ceilings and the white walls! I finally got this yellow cabinet out of the spare room.and put in my room after I painted my red dresser white. I have so many nice things that I have gotten this last year from my mom. The two items at the foot of my bed still need to be hung somewhere. But today I will declutter and put Christmas away. Hope you enjoy your Sunday! Blessings Pam

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Dreaming of Junkin Giveaway!

The 2013 Dreaming of Junking Wall Calendaravailable via Sue's Etsy Shop!
This is her third year of putting together these completely amazing calendars, each one chock full
of not only titillating photos of drool-worthy JUNK,
but also a month-to-month update on all the junking
hot spots and events across this great big, junk-filled
land of ours! is the site for the calendars if you wish to head on over to by one. However you can enter to win one over at
So head on over to find out all the details.

p.s. Thanks for your prayers for Jacob ! Jacobs ventilator was removed around 4:00pm today! He is breathing on his own. What a delight to see. He is alert and trying to talk. He is a maricle! Prayer does work! Blessings Pam

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ready for 2013!

I think I am ready for a New Year! This has been a very long year.. Lots of changes for me some good some not so good! This Christmas everyone in my household came down with the flu. I had a flu shot but still had a mild case I think... My poor granddaughter Londyn had it for 5 days. Showed very little interest in opening presents. She wanted too just didn't have it in her. My son worked so hard at two jobs the last two weeks only to spend his two days off Christmas Eve and Christmas sick... My husband still has it..

Her mommy tells me they are both better today.. I cooked Christmas dinner today after work and just delivered some to their door..
I made it to see both my parents who ironically have ended up in the same place only for a couple of days. My dad will be heading to Eugene where they can treat his Alzheimer's the best.. Even though it is only 45 mins away and the best place for him it is going to be hard to get there as often as I would like.. We have all agreed to carpool when any of us are heading that way. I am learning more and more about his condition. Some days you think he is on his way out and than the next day you walk in and he is all smiles. He has always known who I am and I am grateful for that.
Wishing my eyes would of been more open guess I take what I can get.. My mom is now where he is. She is resting comfortably. She has a fractured hip and it makes it hard for her to do to much.

This is her granddaughter named Mary after her. I snagged this off of facebook as the one I took yesterday did not turn out of the two of us(sad face)! My nephew Jacob is still in ICU. He is stable and we are continuing to send prayers of comfort and healing his way. My children lost a coworker today who was way young. I believe Amanda was 23! My daughter Jordan was to be in her wedding this spring.. It is tough to see your kids struggle with so many things.. To tell them things will be okay and to keep moving forward.. I keep reminding myself of that myself. Today as I look back on photos I am reminded to keep smiling and moving forward.
 Penny, Barb, and myself. Good times early fall!

 Our family also our best friend Dael will be here tonight from Israel for a few days. I am so excited to have her here..
Hope you all have a great rest of the week! Looking forward to 2013!  Blessings Pam

Sunday, December 23, 2012

More Prayers Requested!

Jacob was rushed back into surgery this early morning. That is three now within 2 weeks. Hadinfection from the last surgery. He is stable but in ICU... I asked for prayer earlier in the week and have had emails asking how he is doing. So while I don't want to bring people down during the holidays I only feel right after asking for prayers to keep you updated.. My mom was in the room beside him as well at the hospital so continuing prayer for her as well. I did finish shopping only a few minutes ago, just started yesterday so what an exhausting few days. Presents wrapped and now I am going to wrap up in a blanket and watch a Christmas movie. May God Bless each and everyone of you! I am truly blessed by my good health, family, friends, and the blogging world. Blessings Pam

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Giveaway for you!

a gift for you

Lu wanted to thank each and every one of you for
supporting her and for being their true inspirations...
She has been loco over Anthropologie lately and
is  about to share some love.
to one of her  lucky reader's a $100.00 gift card & this gorgeous snow poms wool garland.
So please head over to to find out all the details. Blessings Pam

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Marathon Not A Sprint!

As the doctors said tonight! Asking for prayer for my 30yr old newphew Jacob! He has been in the hospital 9days with the removal of his appendix to start with and today he had two procedures with removal of some colon. He is positve, always has a smile, a shake of the hand, no complaints and his faith.. I love you Jake.. Blessings Pam

Vintage Ornaments!

My vintage tree by the bed. I thought I would share more detail in the ornaments. I found them at the local shabby store. The tree is frosted and has burlap at the bottom.. The first year I have had a little tree in my room. I added lights to my  mantle too.. It is fun. Today it is snowing and makes the season come alive.. Blessings Pam

Monday, December 17, 2012

A Fantastic Giveaway!

In the spirit of Christmas is giving a way two sets of jelly glasses along with the cakestand. Please check out link above to find out all the details.. Blessings Pam

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Post Road Vintage Giveaway!

A full years print subscription to Homebound Magazine!! Starting with the Winter Magazine (or if you’ve already purchased she will start with the next issue.)

Please check out Heather's link to find out all the details for this giveaway. I sure would love to win! Blessings Pam

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Good Things Happen on 12/12/12 {Huge Giveaway}

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.

-Henry David Thoreau

They are going to giveaway over $850.00 worth of product from Jeanne Oliver Designs!!!!

This is their biggest giveaway to date and they are sooo excited!
You have LOTS of ways to enter and LOTS of chances to win the $850 worth of product!

They will announce the winner on December 19th!

So please check out for all the details. Oh how I would love to win this!!! One can cross their fingers.. Blessings Pam

A Gift for you Giveaway!
 Pam from is  so thrilled to offer you this fabulous giveaway,

a enamel house sign! You can choose to display up to 5 numbers, pick out the style , font, and even color of these wonderful handcrafted English enamel signs. ~Enamel House Signs~are high quality signs that date back to the time of Hans Christian Anderson.
a $99 dollar value they even ship for FREE

Ramsign signs make fabulous memorable gifts that last a lifetime

The giveaway starts today and will end on Friday December 28th
Please visit Pam at White ironstone cottage at link above to find out all the details. Have I told you how much fun I have at these giveaways? Blessings Pam

Creating Vintage Charm

Sonia has offered to give away a copy of her beautiful magazine to one of you through Heather at! Please head on over to see all the details on how to win a copy. What a great gift this would make for someone!
On a different note I wanted to share a post with you. I was honored to be mentioned on Susan's blog a few posts ago. It is funny because each blog I look at I feel like they are celebrities and that my little ole blog is just simple and boring.. If you havent had a chance to look at her blog you must take time out to do so. She was just published and I am so excited for her.
Here is the link
Hope you have a great day! Blessings Pam

Monday, December 10, 2012

Bedroom project!

 Showing the after before the before. I love the white and how it turned out. It only took two days to complete. Have I mentioned how I hate to paint.

 I was really tired of the red. The mirror was a $5.00 find and am happy I bought it.

 Cute little frosted tree by my bed, was a trade.
 Added the teal suitcase that Penny decided she had no room for. My collection just keeps growing.
 After painting I was off to bed.. After dumping a pile of pillows off the bed.
 I love when my sister decides to declutter her home. She gave me these little quilts.
 My newest collection of old cameras. These were a little over $3.00 each.
 The kitchen is open for buisness..
I also made this Tis The Season banner. Next it will be Happy New Year Banner. Have a great day! Blessings Pam

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Post Road Giveaway!

Today Heather decided to not only give away these three lovely dream catcher thinger-ma-bob’s  but also a copy of her winter magazine in print, some lavender soap, and a mason jar soap dispenser with a stainless pump!
Please check out her blog for all the details. Oh how I Love giveaways. Off to paint a dresser. Have a great day! Blessings Pam

Friday, December 7, 2012

Just found this blog and they are hosting a giveaway. Go check it out for all the details. Good Luck! Blessings Pam

$1,000 Giveaway From Shabbyfufu And Friends will find an AMAZING GIVEAWAY with a RETAIL VALUE of $1,000.00
A Deluxe Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Starter Kit to include:

FOUR colors of your choice of MMS Milk Paint
Bonding Agent
Hemp Oil
Antiquing Wax
Furniture Wax
Crackle Medium
AND…..the new Miss Mustard Seed Book!
PLUS the very GENEROUS Robyn is going to also include three wonderful Tins of her Fabulous Gilder's Paste... there are 28 colors available
RETAIL VALUE = $200.00
Beautiful hand made JOY needlepoint Christmas pillow (12.5" X 15") with feather insert. Re-claimed needlepoint accented with jute webbing and finished with designer loop fringe

Sweater Santa Hat (adult size) cream color

Fairy Forest Tree that is one of a kind…pink tree in a vintage silver champagne cup with vintage embellishments

Antique lavender French glass wasp/bee catcher to hang

Stamped Silverware Noel and Love with ribbon adornment

Printed Winter issue of HOMEBOUND magazine, two bars of hand made soap, and a blue Mason jar with stainless pump soap dispenser

Printed Winter issue of Creating Vintage Cham magazine

Gift box of handmade fabric ribbons, floral corsages and more

Salvaged farmhouse tin message board 24" by 18" with three ribbon flower magnets

TWO Ruffle Throws in the colors of your choice (one to to giveaway:-), a Petite Madonna French Nordic style statue, an elegant tall white small mannequin, a Pair of custom made Mason Jar lamps and a beeswax canvas art print of your choice

RETAIL VALUE = $345.00

I am so very excited about this giveaway. Please check out all the details here
Blessings Pam
p.s. The two top links to the first two giveaways you will have to copy and paste to see the links I dont want to change everything for fear I will have to start over.

We do not remember days we remember moments!