Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Housecleaning and a GIVEAWAY

This post is gonna be all over the place.
Kinda like my hairdo today.

We are at the peak of our week, ready to slide down the other side to the weekend, and all the normal things are in the mix with the kids starting soccer, checking out library books, practicing spelling, building Lego iphones, etc. A few sweet additions jump in there too, like daddy being home each night, hearing baby's heartbeat, and some happy mail.


That's our life. A bowl of healthy, colorful, ordinary mixed veggies.

With some sugar sprinkles on top.

Sprinkles make everything easier to swallow.



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A mid-week dish of what we are having: free sprinkles


Friends with their babies

Gets me counting the months.

Cozies



We are still apt to crawl into our Christmas jammies in April. Nebraska can't get it's act together and get out of the ice-age so I guess we will get cozy and sit out the cold spell. Candyland helps. 

Veggin'



Sometimes its kinda tiring waiting for brother and sister to get home from school.Mrs. Polifax
These are one of my dad's favorites, he got the recommendation years ago from my great grandma Ruth, and then passed the suggestion down to me. I am re-reading the series for the 3rd time and she still makes me giggle. I imagine my great-grandmother giggling too.

Lunch with friends



Always good to end on a happy note like food and drink. Yes, I am that girl who freaks her friends out by asking if I can take pictures of their plates. It is just who I am.



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Housecleaning:


Some notes of unfathomable worth... Not really, more like meandering mumbles from a stack of "Don't forget" sticky notes stuck all over my cup-ring stained desk.





We added a couple verses to our Playful Pirate poem. Prosper is so enchanted when we tell him stories or recite poetry where he is one of the characters. Must be a preschooler thing... or a steak of narcissism.




A second design option has been added to the {DIY} Tomato-cage Chandelier tutorial. I am excited about a smaller, more girly version. Let me know what you think.



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Ok, this note is actually important:


Our Emma-girl

Thank you for your sweet comments on the post about the changing road. I was asked to put together a memorial blog for Emma. It is an honor to help in some small way at a time when a person hardly knows how to be of service. Feel free to visit and leave a message of condolence for her family.



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Yay, we are past the business part and you are still here!

GIVEAWAY-TIME!!!

Note: My little sister loves when I add "-time" to the name of any scheduled event (i.e. craft-time, homework-time, snack-time, get-your-bummy-busy-with-your-chores-time, etc). She says it makes everything sound like we are in preschool. Me, I like preschool.

I also like giving away stuff.
And I did promise we would do this right away...




One lucky reader will receive this collection of goodies from Joyfinders Path. Not a sponsored giveaway, just gift out of the "I feel like showering you with presents" part of my being.



And since I like to make things interesting, this time I will give you a few ways get extra entries.

Enter by answering the following question in a comment:

What is the cherry on top of your week?

For extra entries:
1. "Follow" this blog
2. Share on Facebook
3. Be a follower of my old blog who has jumped the gap

(Please leave a separate comment for each entry)

The recipient will be decided by Random.org.
Entries must be posted by 10:00 pm (Central) Sunday, April 14, 2013)


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Let the good times roll!

38 comments:

  1. I already did two of your qualifications,:) Anyway, my hair was pretty all over the place, too. I need to take a photo.

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  2. I love mrs. Pollifax books. I discovered them by picking random old books to read at the library. What a find. I love her Experienced old lady point of view.

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  3. The cherry on top of my week. Well I would say it was milky baby smiles that Floyd coaxed out of baby D as he turns 2 months old.

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  4. Another little acomplishment was getting my follower status to move from on blog to the next. I am now a very happy follower of this your new blog as I love reading what you write just as I have loved the little notes in the mail from you, your mom and your sister in this new year and am thinking I need to get some sent out as snail mail is so nice to recieve.

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  5. Shared you blog on facebook. One of my little enjoyments is reading what you write and it often takes me back to remembering things about grandma Ruth.

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  6. Last but not least as well as being a follower who has jumped the gap I am now a follower on this your new home. Now I believe that my little one is done eating so I am going back to bed, but I did have a nice little interlude of reading while he was eating.

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  7. Hi Raimie! I tried commenting on here from my Kindle last night in bed and it kept deleting my comment! so, finally I have time to sit down tonight and enter your give-away. I am already following your new blog. As a matter of fact, I think I was THE VERY FIRST PERSON to follow it. So that should count for at least four entries don'tcha think??!! Ha Ha!!! Love you ~ Dori ~

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  8. Dear Raimie again,

    I also have followed your old blog. (Still do I guess?). ~ Dori ~

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  9. Dear Raimie again again - I shared your blog on my facebook page! ~ Dori ~

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  10. Popping in to say I love your pictures and thoughts; I'm a friend of Dori's and recently met her for the first time. I know that sounds backwards, but we became friends through homeschooling our children . . . a few years ago.

    The cherry on top of my week is date night with my husband of almost 39 years . . . still. :-)

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  11. I have subscribed to your blog . . .is that what you mean by follow?

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  12. Ramie, I shared your blog on facebook. Now I have a question for you! Is your mother's name Gay?!

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  13. The Cherry on top of my week...getting our income tax return back. Woohoo! :)

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  14. I am now a follower of your new blog-

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  15. I already was a follower of your "old" blog

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  16. And this Auntie is proud to share your blog on my FB page too :)

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  17. Cherry on top of my week? It's been a not so great week, 4 kids sick, plus 1 (sick) husband, snow/ice/more snow, cancelled our special visit, our special sunday is getting closer as kids get sicker :(
    but the cherry would be.. a dear special sister worker who braved our bug and stopped by on her way for a quick hug, cup of tea and lovely chat!

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  18. followed your other blog....faithfully :) auntie cyndie

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  19. now following this wonderful new blog!!!!

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  20. shared your blog on my facebook page!!!!

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  21. i am not sure about the whole jump the gap deal but i followed the old one & am now following this new one....so did I jump the gap??? :) <3

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  22. And, I follow this one. :) Thanks for posting!

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  23. Dearest Raimie, I am not sure I was a follower on your old blog. (I was a reader) I am this one, if fact I have read ever word you have written. You can give me a test. I like how you write and how you think and the pictures you take. I loved your list of what inspires you. Mine would be close.
    The cherry on my week? A vintage, stain-glass window with chippy, green paint now hanging in my front room. It is marking 4 years of marriage and making me smile.
    I can't post on fb but I will shout out to one and all.."Read Raimie's Blog, you'll be glad you did!" tee hee love you girl, Auntie Lu
    P.S your name would be added on my list of inspirations!

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  24. The cherry on top of my week is when my husband and I are both off work and we spend the day together.

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  25. I shared your blog on facebook too:):)

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  26. I followed your old blog as well:)

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  27. Loved following the hen scratchings on your old blog.

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  28. Love following along on your joyful path on this blog.

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  29. The cherry on top of my week - I'd have to say this week has more than one, but then, nothing can top the special afternoon tea we're looking forward to tomorrow and the special Sunday following. The gorgeous spring weather, the planting of new flowers, the beauty of seeing the hills turn from drab brown to reawakening in a burst of colors, well, all those are what the cherry sits on this week!

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  30. The cherry on top of my week...holding a three week old baby. It has been SOOO long since I have held a wee one, and all I could do was look down and think and wonder, "How did my kids go from that to 19, 17, 15, and almost 9." Little bittersweet.

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  31. Of course I am a following this new blog! You couldn't keep me away. :-)

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  32. I was a true blue follower of your other blog as well. My friend the Prairie Hen, and Miss Joyfinder!

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  33. my Cherry on Top this week was seeing my hubby and my son build an 8 foot snowman in our beautiful backyard!

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