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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - A Winter Giveaway from our OFG Team


Our Etsy Team - Old Farmhouse Gathering - is sponsoring an end of the year giveaway! On December 13, some lucky person will win everything you see pictured below!
Details can be found at The Old Farmhouse Gathering blog.  This is an amazing collection from a group of amazing crafters.  Our Snowman Tealight is one of the prizes! 



Word of the day:
Saint(s) of the day : St. Andrew, Apostle
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 4:18-22.


As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen.
He said to them, "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men."
At once they left their nets and followed him.
He walked along from there and saw two other brothers, James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat, with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. He called them,
and immediately they left their boat and their father and followed him.

Monday, November 28, 2011 - It's Cyber Monday and my anniversary

Today is my anniversary! At 7:00 pm tonight it will be 11 years since I put out my last cigarette!
The tree is up and decorated.  Here are a few pics from the fun.  They look slightly bored, don't they.  Claire is wearing her "tree decorating crown." 




Of course, we had to stop for a snack.  They raided Grandpa's birthday present.
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Clay stole Claire's crown.  A minor skirmish ensued.


Meghan and Madison found a surprise when they got here this morning.

I have finally finished the last of the website stocking orders that have to go out by the 30th.  We still have a few odds and ends orders, but for the most part, the stress is off.  This afternoon I will finish putting together the choir folders, make a couple batches of fudge, a couple batches of white chocolate chex mix and December should find me ready to enjoy the season.  Now if Madison would just quit singing "Trick or Treat, smell my feet."

Just a reminder that the Cyber Monday sale is going strong on Etsy
In order to take advantage of this promotion, you will need to add this code to your shopping cart when you check out, "OFGthanksyou2011".
Under the payment area in your shopping cart, it will say "apply shop coupon code", click on that and enter the code.

The percentage discount the shop is offering will automatically be deducted during checkout for all the items in your cart (except for shipping).

Make sure you do not place the code in the comments section - it will not work.
Here is the list of participating shops offering 10% or more discount on your order.
(Thank you, Barb at Barb's Heartstrokes for providing the above instructions)

Shop handmade this year - you'll be glad you did!

















http://www.etsy.com/shop/MoeggenborgSugarBush
http://www.etsy.com/shop/barbsheartstrokes
http://www.etsy.com/shop/basketsbyrose
http://www.etsy.com/shop/catsdesigns
http://www.etsy.com/shop/cavecreekprimitives
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ewenmeprintables
http://www.etsy.com/shop/farmersattic
http://www.etsy.com/shop/FirecrackerKid
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Handofbelapeck
http://www.etsy.com/shop/handmadebybette
http://www.etsy.com/shop/happyvalleyprimitive
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MapleStreetShoppe
http://www.etsy.com/shop/49pamela
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MotherlodeToad
http://www.etsy.com/shop/NancysWorkshop
http://www.etsy.com/shop/NoJumbledDucks
http://www.etsy.com/shop/paintspotsnsplinters
http://www.etsy.com/shop/primchick
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Primgal
http://www.etsy.com/shop/printandsew
http://www.etsy.com/shop/publishedartist
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBarnHollow
http://www.etsy.com/shop/tinsandtreasures
http://www.etsy.com/shop/tomorrowstreasures
http://www.etsy.com/shop/WickedlyCreative
http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlwaysPrimitive
http://www.etsy.com/shop/primpennystitches
http://www.etsy.com/shop/yorkiesprimitives
http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetbearcreekwhims


Word of the day
Monday of the First week of Advent
Saint(s) of the day : St. James of the Marches, Franciscan Priest (1394-1476)


When he entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him and appealed to him,
saying, "Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully."
He said to him, "I will come and cure him."
The centurion said in reply, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed.
For I too am a person subject to authority, with soldiers subject to me. And I say to one, 'Go,' and he goes; and to another, 'Come here,' and he comes; and to my slave, 'Do this,' and he does it."
When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, "Amen, I say to you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith.
I say to you, many will come from the east and the west, and will recline with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at the banquet in the kingdom of heaven,

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Oh happy day!  Stopped at Walmart on the way home from church and found Sugar Free Peppermint Mocha coffee creamer.  Whoo hoo.  Doesn't take a lot to make me happy. 

Well, tomorrow is cyber Monday and our OFG team is gearing up for a sale in our shops.
Some of the team members of the Etsy Old Farmhouse Gathering team are offering discounts of 10% or more in their shops as a token of thanks to their valued customers. The offer is valid from Thursday, November 24 through Tuesday, November 29.

In order to take advantage of this promotion, you will need to add this code to your shopping cart when you check out, "OFGthanksyou2011".
Under the payment area in your shopping cart, it will say "apply shop coupon code", click on that and enter the code.

The percentage discount the shop is offering will automatically be deducted during checkout for all the items in your cart (except for shipping).

Make sure you do not place the code in the comments section - it will not work.
Here is the list of participating shops offering 10% or more discount on your order.
(Thank you, Barb at Barb's Heartstrokes for providing the above instructions)

Shop handmade this year - you'll be glad you did!


















http://www.etsy.com/shop/MoeggenborgSugarBush
http://www.etsy.com/shop/barbsheartstrokes
http://www.etsy.com/shop/basketsbyrose
http://www.etsy.com/shop/catsdesigns
http://www.etsy.com/shop/cavecreekprimitives
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ewenmeprintables
http://www.etsy.com/shop/farmersattic
http://www.etsy.com/shop/FirecrackerKid
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Handofbelapeck
http://www.etsy.com/shop/handmadebybette
http://www.etsy.com/shop/happyvalleyprimitive
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MapleStreetShoppe
http://www.etsy.com/shop/49pamela
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MotherlodeToad
http://www.etsy.com/shop/NancysWorkshop
http://www.etsy.com/shop/NoJumbledDucks
http://www.etsy.com/shop/paintspotsnsplinters
http://www.etsy.com/shop/primchick
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Primgal
http://www.etsy.com/shop/printandsew
http://www.etsy.com/shop/publishedartist
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBarnHollow
http://www.etsy.com/shop/tinsandtreasures
http://www.etsy.com/shop/tomorrowstreasures
http://www.etsy.com/shop/WickedlyCreative
http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlwaysPrimitive
http://www.etsy.com/shop/primpennystitches
http://www.etsy.com/shop/yorkiesprimitives
http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetbearcreekwhims

Now I'm off to finish the rest of my stocking website orders and then later the kids are coming over to help decorate the tree.  (and get their picture taken - shhhhhh - don't tell them.)  I must go and dig out Claire's tree decorating crown.


Word of the day:
First Sunday of Advent – Year B
Saint(s) of the day : St. Maximus, Bishop († 460), St. Virgil, Bishop († 784)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 13:33-37.


Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come.
It is like a man traveling abroad. He leaves home and places his servants in charge, each with his work, and orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch.
Watch, therefore; you do not know when the lord of the house is coming, whether in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning.
May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping.
What I say to you, I say to all: 'Watch!'"

November at the Sugar Bush




Word of the day:
Saturday of the Thirty-fourth week in Ordinary Time
Saint(s) of the day : St. Peter of Alexandria, Bishop & Martyr († 311)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 21:34-36.
Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise
like a trap. For that day will assault everyone who lives on the face of the earth.
Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man."


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Just coming up for air today. I have been locked in my craft room trying to get caught up on stockings. We have suspended all of our listings, but there are always a few people who waited too long and "really, really, please, please, please, pretty please, it's our first grandbaby,  our first baby" etc. The hard part is that often they want something changed which puts us even further behind. But do I say no? Never!! Can't disappoint a new mom or a new grandma. That is just not right. LOL! So far we will be able to ship everything by December first, but of course there are some gremlins who live in my craft room and like to gum up the works. Why can't people be more like me? I never ever wait until the last minute for anything. I'd better sign off before I get smited. hahahaha


Word of the day:
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome - Feast
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 2:13-22.


Since the Passover of the Jews was near, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, as well as the money-changers seated there.
He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen, and spilled the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables,
and to those who sold doves he said, "Take these out of here, and stop making my Father's house a marketplace."
His disciples recalled the words of scripture, "Zeal for your house will consume me."
At this the Jews answered and said to him, "What sign can you show us for doing this?"
Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up."
The Jews said, "This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and you will raise it up in three days?"
But he was speaking about the temple of his body.
Therefore, when he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they came to believe the scripture and the word Jesus had spoken

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Hmmmmm, 37 years ago today, I met my husband.  It was a chance meeting, but 4 kids and almost 6 grandkids later, it just doesn't seem possible that so much time has gone by!

I have been buried in a sea of stocking orders - not to mention all of the other excitement going on around here.  We are at 160 stockings for the season now and if the pace keeps up, we may need to pull our listings early.  I really need to bookmark this or have Anna, Melisa, or Nicola send it to me when I start slacking off in March.
We will take orders until November 30, unless we get too many orders to be able to ship in time for Christmas. So far we are keeping up, but just barely.  With a new baby due any time, things could change quickly.


Word of the day:
Thursday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time
Gospel Lk 15:1-10
The tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus,
but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying,
"This man welcomes sinners and eats with them."
So Jesus addressed this parable to them.
"What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them
would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert
and go after the lost one until he finds it?
And when he does find it,
he sets it on his shoulders with great joy
and, upon his arrival home,
he calls together his friends and neighbors and says to them,
"Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep."
I tell you, in just the same way
there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents
than over ninety-nine righteous people
who have no need of repentance.

"Or what woman having ten coins and losing one
would not light a lamp and sweep the house,
searching carefully until she finds it?
And when she does find it,
she calls together her friends and neighbors
and says to them,
"Rejoice with me because I have found the coin that I lost."
In just the same way, I tell you,
there will be rejoicing among the angels of God
over one sinner who repents."