Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tag, Awards, Boo, More Giveaways & a "Rare" Photo!

Okay, I know that's quite a collection of things to post about, but I wanted to "catch" up today on a few things on my list!

About a week or so ago, I was tagged by Mandie to tell seven random things about myself. So here goes!

1) I can't chew gum (at least not for long) because it gives me a headache every time!

2) I rarely go anywhere without my camera. And I'm much more comfortable on the taking-pictures-side-of-the-camera!

3) In'm a night owl - not so much a morning person at all - at least I tend to get more accomplished at night anyway!

4) I'be been playing the piano since I was 10 years old. I started playing in church when I was 14 years old.

5) I love log cabins and the whole pioneer era of history.

6) I love teaching kids and have taught kids in some way or the other beginning at church as a teenager. Kids just love you know matter what! I just love kids, period.

7) And should I tell this one? Okay...I hug a pillow when I sleep at night (and of course my hubby too).

Sorry it took so long, Mandie! And the rules say to tag more people, but if you want to play along and tell seven random things about yourself, I'd love to hear them! Consider yourself tagged! Oh, here are the "official rules" though.

1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

And Wendy actually offered this award to anyone that hadn't received it. Now I wouldn't have just posted it like that probably, but I thought it was so pretty and when she left a comment telling me she would like for me to take it, she twisted my arm! :) I really appreciate it, Wendy, and I'm honored to display it, as fall is my favorite season! Thank you so much! And Happy Birthday to you today too!

And just today, sweet Karen of Homespun Simplicity awarded me with this blog award! I am very honored, Karen, and will proudly display it on my blog! Karen only started her blog in October, and I think she's doing great! She's on my blogroll and I love visiting her blog! If you haven't visited her yet, stop by for a visit! Thanks SO much, Karen! Now, I'm supposed to pass it on to 15 blogs, however, as you know Karen, it's hard to do! :) I'm going to take the easy way out, but it is my most sincere way too, and honor every blog on my blogroll with it. If you're on my blogroll, I visit your blog because I enjoy it and find it interesting and crafty. Please grab this award for yourself and display it on your blog! Really, I want you to! I'll be looking to see if you grabbed it! :)

And just today, Stephanie booed me! So if you haven't been booed, consider yourself booed too (in the nicesty way of course) and display this on your blog too!

And alot of you have probably already seen these, but there are two more giveaways I'd like to show you.

Angie from Simple Thyme Primitives is giving away THIS in honor of her birthday! Isn't it nice of her to give something away for HER birthday? Thanks, Angie! I think Olde Frosty is just adorable and doesn't he look like he wants to come home with me? :) But I guess in all fairness, I should tell you to click over there and sign up before November 3rd! :) Happy Birthday, Angie!

And another great giveaway going on is over at Simple Needs. Kim is giving away all these great Christmas goodies in honor of her 100th post! I love Christmas so much...I think these want to come home with me too! :) Congratulations, Kim, on your 100th post!

And last of all, but definitely not least, I'd like to share a picture with you taken this past weekend. You see alot of our daughter, Joy, because she's home with me all the time and a willing subject for the camera. Rarely do you see Colt on here because between college, work, a girlfriend, and friends, he just passes through here from time to time and when he is here, he's doing schoolwork and laundry (remember he's our laundry guy!) :) However, this past Sunday, we went to Alabama just for the day so his girlfriend, Amber, could go with us and meet some of our family there. We had a great day and lots of fun, although it was a quick trip. I took this picture of them. He always tells Amber that I take my camera everywhere with me, but she understands because she loves photography too!

Until next time, ya'll have a great day! I hope you get lots of projects accomplished and work completed! It seems like EVERYONE is busy these days! :)


carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Awwwwww! What a cute couple they are! May I ask what part of Alabama you went to? Just curious since that is my state. :)

Hope you have a great week!

FourOf5zs said...

A very cute couple.

I enjoyed your previous post too... all the poetry and reading.

Thank you for commenting on my blog.

Kath said...

Hey Tammy!!
Whatta HANDSOME young fella ya got there!
that's one great lookin'- happy two-some!! :)
Congrats on your award!
Have a great day...and oh-btw-if I lived a lil bit closer...I would come over and "HELP" ya clean out your frig too!! ;)


AnnaSam said...

Your son is handsome!! I too am so busy and havent had a chance but to post one time this week.Well, maybe it will get better. Have a blessed day.

angie said...

what a cute couple!!! i think everybody is definitely busy this time of year~i love it though! thanks for visiting my blog!

HDMac said...

Well, you seem a very well deserving of the award that you were given by Homespun Simplicity! You have a wonderful blog. I look forward to coming and visiting when I have some more time! :) Keep up the good work!

Linda said...

I can't chew gum, I am a night owl, I have always taught and I hug a pillow too! Great minds think alike! :-) What a sweet picture of Colt and his girlfriend. It's sonice to see the 'rest of the story'.

ohiofarmgirl said...

What a great shot you got.They are cute together...tell him thanks. Dianntha

Sandy said...

I loved learning more things about you...I to am one who stays up late. Like you said, it just seems like more gets done in the evening and at night then in the morning. I am one who needs my coffee in the morning before I start my day. I am not much of a talker in the morning or at least till I have my coffee...LOL

I hope your day is great so far...


Colleen said...

Awww... such a sweet photo -- and a fun post too!

Have a great evening, my friend!

Farmchick said...

I hug a pillow too and I teach 1-5th grades on Wednesday evening at our church!!

Your son and his girlfriend look very sweet!!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

They both are too cute!

Stephanie said...

We have much in common!!!

Hope your having a great evening :)

Raggedy Angel said...

Oh he is a good lookin' young man!

You are welcome at my house any time and stay as long as you want!!! Beth

Wendy said...

What a very cute couple!!:0) I remember when the kids got older before they moved out, we hardly ever saw them!! glad you got some time with him this weekend! Have a great day!!~Wendy

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Good morning Tammy!
I would be happy to help you with any chicken questions you have. Remember, I am just a novice. Though I've read some good books, I'm learning alot more through experience ... mistakes and all.

You may email me anytime! I'd love to hear from you. Be sure you check out the link I just posted about some FREE chicken material from a .gov site. It looks really good.

Blessings my friend,

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

... after all that, I forgot what I was going to say first. I love log cabins and the pioneers too. I believe I was greatly influenced as a youngster by the Little House books series and I never quite lost the passion for it. I never tire of learning more about their life skills.

What a handsome couple Colt and his friend make! She's a cutie!


countrygirl3031 said...

Hi Tammy ~ what an adorable couple they make..too cute!

Congrats on all your awards!


Back in the Day said...

Cute couple! It is always rare when we get the boys to let us take photos! My Colton is the same way!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Have a fun weekend...m..

Kindra said...

What a great picture of Colt and his girlfriend!

And so fun learning more about you, Tammy!!

Have a wonderful Halloween!!

Debbie @ said...

Hi Tammy, boy you got some amazing awards and you deserve them all sweet one! I loved your 7 random items. I actually love reading those! Have a great weekend!

country gal said...


Yep, they ar one great couple!
Colt is soooo handsome! You can tell he is related to me!!!!! :) Hee hee!! lol!

Love ya!

Love, *Joy* =D

Anonymous said...

What an adorable couple! Great pic of the two of them. Loved reading your blog and will be back for another visit! Have a great week!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Love the seven things about you, Tammy!! We have a lot in common!! Night owl- ditto, chewing gum headache-ditto, camera nut-ditto...

Thanks for all the great giveaway tips!!

Sandy said...

Hi Tammy...stop on over to my blog and see what I have for you...