Friday, October 29, 2010

MY JUST ONE THING ........ SECOND FRIDAY GIVE AWAY......

GOOD MORNING DEAR FRIENDS.....

it is Friday again....my how the time flies.......and time again for my JUST ONE THING give away....


As I indicated....I'm in the pairing down time of my life and want to share with one of you dear friends one thing that I love....but no longer use.  I've had the above sign in various spots around my home...but alas....I've run out of wall space......so I'm offering it for my today's giveaway.

If interested......all you need do is leave a comment telling me WHY YOU BLOG......

It is just that simple.
Oops forgot to mention
winner chosen at next Friday's giveaway
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OK NOW FOR LAST WEEKS WINNER......

IT IS THE BEAUTIFUL MISS JULIE http://idyllhours.blogspot.com
OF 
IDYLLHOURS
Please stop by to visit her and her beautiful blog.....I know you will enjoy your visit!!

Hugs to all ~~ Jo
  P.S.  Julie.....please send me your address so
I can pop this little gift in the mail to you.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

WITCHY WEDNESDAY.......THE WITCH IS IN..............

THE WITCH IS IN
SHE FOUND HER HAT

SHE HAS HER CROSS
FOR THE VAMPIRE BAT

she has found a pumpkin

she has stirred her brew

THE GHOST HAS GONE
BUT HE LEFT HIS BOO

PLEASE FLY WITH ME
MY SWEET FACED FRIENDS

UP OVER THE MOON
AND BACK AGAIN

PICK OUT A BROOM....
UPON IT SIT
REMEMBER...
IF THE BROOM FITS
YOU MUST
FLY IT
  Poem by Me and most Pics by Me

Dear friends.....I have had such a good time this Halloween holiday.....because of YOU.....and all your creativity and festivities.

THANK YOU ALL
Hugs Jo

 


Sunday, October 24, 2010

THE ANNUAL WITCHES MEETING IN BLOGLAND...........

 DEAR FRIENDS.......THIS IS CERTAINLY DONE TONGUE IN CHEEK.......


DECIDING WHICH SPELLS ARE IN........AND WHICH SPELLS ARE OUT......

IN

making aqua a primary color

embellishing everything on earth with lace

holding a tea party where everyone on the planet is 
invited and absolutely not one drop of tea is had

making everything old.........new and IN

OUT

turning prince into frog

putting pigtails on rotten little boys and girls

turning pumpkins into coaches

turning mice into horses

DEAR FRIENDS.....CAN YOU THINK OF ANY MORE WE CAN ADD.....WE WITCHES CAN USE ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET........teeeheeeee.....haaaahaaaaa.......

LOVE TO ALL                                   P.S. thank-you Kelly for the photo.
JO

Thursday, October 21, 2010

MY JUST ONE THING.....EVERY FRIDAY.....GIVE-AWAY........

                                      MY JUST ONE THING ~~ EVERY FRIDAY
                                                          GIVEAWAY


IF YOU ARE A FOLLOWER OF MY LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD .......
Most of you know that I do some traveling in a Motorhome in the 
summer......

In a Motorhome.....one does not need much STUFF......


SO......upon arriving back to my permanent residence....I REALIZED I HAVE WAY TOO MUCH STUFF.....

I'm in the LESS IS MORE phase of life....
SO IN HONOR OF THAT I WILL BE HAVING A SMALL GIVE-AWAY
OF JUST ONE THING EVERY FRIDAY.......
IT COULD BE SOMETHING HAND MADE LIKE THE ITEM ABOVE......OR SOMETHING I HAVE PURCHASED ALONG MY TRAVELS.....BUT I WANT TO SHARE THEM WITH YOU DEAR READERS.......
JUST LEAVE A COMMENT..

TELLING ME WHY YOU FOLLOW ME......

that's IT......SIMPLE......enough
Oh I might add another little thing or two....with the package....let's see what I can come up with.....


Oh I almost forgot.....winner will be announced at next Friday's
JUST ONE THING GIVE-AWAY.....

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jo

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

JUST FOR SOMETHING NEW......I'M HOOKING UP WITH WINDOW VIEWS AND DOORS TOO.....


THIS IS THE MAGNIFICENT OPERA HOUSE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.......
ENTRY DOORS are under the hat brow shaped windows at the front..

Simply a spectacular piece of architecture.

Enjoy.....

Jo


Sunday, October 17, 2010

WHAT A GIFT I HAVE RECEIVED FROM WILLOW AND FIGS..........


My blog posting is usually not about STUFF but I had to post about this wonderful give-away I received from WILLOW AND FIGS.  Marilyn is an incredibly talented artist and an extremely generous lady.  She has an ETSY shop filled with all sorts of wonderful creations.  Please give her a visit.
NOW FOR A LITTLE PEAK AT WHAT ELSE I RECEIVED~~

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Beautiful handmade cards.


A wonderful old edition of LITTLE WOMEN...happens to be one of my favorite stories about women.


And if the above is not enough she made this beautiful hand knitted neck scarf.  I don't knit so I am always in awe of anyone who has this wonderful talent.

Also, included, this beautiful thank-you card for following her beautiful blog......as if a thank-you were necessary.

MARILYN,  THANK-YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL TREASURES.  PLEASE BE SURE TO STOP BY TO SEE HER AND TELL HER JO SENT YOU.


Have a beautiful week......friends,

Jo







 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

BEING OLD.......DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE INVISIBLE.......


I AM A WOMAN OF A CERTAIN AGE
I'VE BEEN YOUNG.....I'M NOW OLD 
AND I HAVE BEEN BETWIXT AND BETWEEN


PLEASE DON'T IGNORE ME BECAUSE 
I AM NO LONGER
WRINKLE FREE
LESS THAN PERFECT
HARD OF HEARING
AND COMPOSED OF ACHES AND PAINS


I STILL HAVE SOMETHING TO OFFER
THIS WORLD
AND THIS UNIVERSE
"A sage knows there is both the wisdom of the universe and of man ~~ and finds a balance between the two."

                                                                           Clara Holm, 101



While traveling we often meet the elderly....who appear alone and ignored....PLEASE RECOGNIZE THEM .... ALL IT TAKES IS A KIND HELLO AND SOME SIMPLE CONVERSATION... AND ALL OF US WILL BE THE BETTER FOR IT~~~~

Be blessed today dear friends,

Sunday, October 10, 2010

"HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS".......................


Ah......at last we are home in our little spot in the Southwest.......It is good to be home.....Don't get me wrong, I am so very grateful that sweet hubby and I get to go on these little adventures........But Sweet DOROTHY said it best
"THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME.


I know, cleaning and dusting and catching up will be a first priority.....but it is so great to be in your one special spot
that you almost don't care how much you have to work to put it all back together.


I see that Miss Minnette could certainly use some sprucing up.....I found her a few yummy things to wear while I was out galavanting all over our beautiful country.


The coach is unloaded.....not everything is put away mind you.....but my sweet bathroom (which needs to be remodeled terribly (O:(O:) awaits....with yes......a 
BATHTUB.
Can't have one of these on a motorhome so I go a long time without being able to sit in a hot bubble bath.
Must be off now.......my hot bath and comfortable bed awaits.........
BON NUIT

Glad to be back....I've missed visiting as much as I would like....it will take a while to catch up.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

THE 'BARNCHICKS" ARE GATHERING UNDER OCTOBER'S MAGICAL SPELL...............


AUGUSTA WALLINHAN
"GROCERY SHOPPING"

Yee....gads I would have never made it as a real cowgirl BARNCHICK

...where is the Safeway????? 


WHEN SHE ISN'T OUT KILLIN' DINNER.....SHE IS OUT FEEDIN' THE CHICKENS
SO SHE CAN GATHER THEIR EGGS AND THEN LATER ON....PLUCK THEM FOR ANOTHER DINNER....OH MY  WHAT FUN!!!


NOW THIS LOOKS MORE LIKE IT......WAVING YOUR HAT AROUND...SMILIN FOR THE CAMERA AND LOOKING PRETTY IN YOUR COWGIRL SKIRT AND OUTFIT......I LIKE THIS BARNCHICK!!!  teehee

I know, I know.....I have to show some barns.....so here we go:


THIS ONE HAS CERTAINLY STOOD THE TEST OF TIME....


I THINK THIS ONE COULD HAVE BEEN AUGUSTA'S HOUSE/BARN....I DO BELIEVE THERE WERE SOME TIGHT QUARTERS IN THE WILD WEST!!! (O:




BARNS COME IN EVERY SHAPE AND COLOR.....WITH RED BEING A FAVORITE

THESE LAST TWO BARNS ARE MY FAVORITES OF THE PICS I HAVE TAKEN ALONG THE WAY IN MY TRAVELS THIS SUMMER......ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL OLD BARNS WERE IN THE FOLLOWING STATES ALTHOUGH I'M NOT SURE WHERE EACH SHOT WAS TAKEN.....WASHINGTON, IDAHO, MONTANA, UTAH, CALIFORNIA AND OREGON.............THEY ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL AND HAVE STOOD THE TEST OF TIME ......HAVE SHELTERED MANY AN ANIMAL AND HUMAN.....I'M SURE.....AH WHAT STORIES THEY COULD TELL......





IN CLOSING JUST WANT TO SHARE THIS LITTLE SHOT!!!

THESE ARE TWO OUTLAWS......LANT AND TRACY (CIRCA 1903)...LOOK AT THESE GUYS FACES.....CAN YOU BELIEVE WE ACTUALLY GAVE THEM GUNS?????
(O:(O:(O:
THEY ARE HALF IN THE BAG...I'M SURE AND I LOVE IT THAT THE ONE IS HOLDING HIS GUN SO IT CAN BE OF PROMINENCE IN THE SHOT!!!
TeeeHEEEEE
OH MY.............

MAKES YOU WONDER HOW THE "WEST WAS EVER WON"  DOESN'T IT.....
I THINK "BARNCHICK" AUGUSTA HAD A LOT TO DO WITH IT!!!!.........

....  OH THIS BARN CHICK ALMOST FORGOT TO THANK MISS JULIE MARIE OF IDYLLHOURS FOR HOSTING THIS SPECIAL OCTOBER EVENT....PLEASE VISIT HER AND THE OTHER "BARNCHICKS" and see all their fabulous posts and photos

HAPPY TRAILS
JO
         Antique photos courtesy Colorado Historical Library
Barn Photos by ME

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