Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year's Day.............

First of all, I hope everyone had a safe New Years Eve. I realize at this stage of my's hard to stay up late and get up early. It's already mid morning on this beautiful, sunny day and I have so much to do. I'm already behind schedule. (This may be one of those posts that takes me all day to get finished.)
In my family, it is tradition to eat ham, blackeyed peas and greens on New Years Day. I have already cooked the ham this morning and made potato salad and deviled eggs. I'll finish up the greens and peas shortly. My Mom called and they are coming by for a visit. They haven't seen the new kittys and thought today would be good. I invited them to eat, because we have plenty.
Today is also the day I traditionally take down our Christmas Tree. I have pretty much packed everything else up and re-organized it all. Ever since we were first married, I have left my tree up until Jan. 1st...don't really know why. Good luck, maybe??? It always makes me a little sad when I do the un-decorating...
But, it's nice to have my everyday goodies back out.
Well, I figured this post would take me all day and sure enough, it's almost 9:30 and I haven't finished. We had a great meal and visit with my parents, phone calls from both kids wishing us a Happy New Year and all in all, I couldn't ask for a nicer start to 2010! But, I honestly didn't think it would take me this long to post. I promise I'm almost finished...just wanted to add one more thing. For my January Giveaway, it will be this:

A fabulous spoon rack with chicken wire backing...comes complete with three assorted wood spoons, two cutting boards, grungy doily and even the grungy votive and pan! AND if you're the lucky winner you can choose the colors you want for EVERYTHING! As my hubby says, it don't get any better than that!

All you have to do is leave a comment, send me an email,
(put contest in subject line)
or sign my guestbook at the bottom of this page.
I look forward to hearing you all!!

Afterthought.......I have a few Christmas pics to share. Look to the left and click on the picture....
There's lots more, but I have to upgrade and I haven't had a chance...maybe tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

That rack looks beautiful! I would love to win it. I'm just in the process of making an offer to buy a condo (so excited :D), so something like this would be the perfect addition to my new kitchen.

Happy holidays!

- Sagan

Brenda said...

Hi Shari, well you know me, I would love to have another rack!! LOL! Please enter me!! Happy New Year!!


LeeHillPrimitives said...

What a greta giveaway. It is awesome, please enter my name in your contest. Happy New Year!

Alana Jo said...

Wow! Now that is an AWESOME giveaway. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win.

I hope you had a happy new year!


~Judy~ said...

What a nice giveaway!! I would love to enter too.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

what a wonderful give away..please enter me in this one.;) happy new year too..sounds like you are off to a great start..:)

Patti said...

Please enter me in your giveaway for the spoon rack. What a cute display!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Good morning Shari,
What a nice New Year's you had - sounds comfy and homey. Never had greens and black eyed peas but I know several people do.

PLEASE enter me in your fabulous GIVE A-WAY...I'd be so thrilled to receive one of your creations.

Thanks for being so generous!
Hugs, Karen

denise said...

pleas enter me in your give away! love that spoon rack. sounds like we had almost the same thing for dinner. i had black-eye peas and rice,green and corn muffins. sure was yummy. am looking forward to the new year and following your blog. Happy New Year!!! []et

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Hi Shari!

I enjoyed the pics of yoru Christmas decor - thanks for pointing out the PT link!

I don't enter giveaways but I had to stop and say Happy New Year!!

Debbie said...

I love the rack! Please enter me in your contest.

Our traditional meal here has gotten to be a rib roast. Its the one time a year I will splurge. lol I also hate taking down the Christmas decorations but need to do it soon. I usually wait for the weekend after New Years.

Take Care,

Christine said...

What a great way to start the New Year! Such a generous give away! I would love to be entered in the drawing :-) I still have to take down most of my decorating :-( I keep saying 'this weekend', but it's Saturday already, and it's not going to do it all by itself! lol


eeekj35 said...

I love that rack and it would look wonderful in my kitchen!! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you and Happy New Year blessings to you, Kim
the prim schoolmarm blog

Jennifer said...

One of my goals for the new year is to redecorate my kitchen. I'm going with the primitive look and this would be a great starter for me!!! :)


At Home With Amy said...

Shari I know first hand what a wonderful crafter you are. I would love to win your fabulous spoon rack and accessories. Please enter me in your giveaway. How generous of you!

Angie Berry said...

I just sent you an email but forgot to put contest in the subject line! Oops!! I hope not listening to directions doesn't dis-qualify me for the drawing. Hehe! =]


DarKilp said...

I' am jus' loving your spoon rack...don't have one of my own...(yet)...LOL
I would love to be entered in your give-a-way!!
Thanks so much for your kind offer!!
The Prim Patch

lcmartin said...

Hi I love all your stuff.Please enter me in your contest.

priminitupjen said...

HI! Please enter me for this wonderful giveaway. Thanks