This past year seemed to fly right on by.
And now here we are to another year..2009!
I met some new blogging friends last year through my blog here, and lots of things have been recorded here on my blog as to what last year was like for me and mine, and I must say it was a nice year.
A brand new year is here though with lots of adventures awaiting.
I want to wish all of you the absolute very best for 2009!
May this new year hold for you(and me too) lots of happiness, new things to discover, and plenty to keep your hands and mind busy. May you meet new friends along the way, and perhaps rekindle old friendships too. But whatever the new year holds for you..may it be a good one for you.
Happy New Year!
Wanted to share a few pics with my new friend Susan over at "Not Quite June Cleaver"..I tell you..if you have not visited her blog..you are in for a treat..Susan is a hoot..I tell you. We have been chatting with each other..and just put it this way..we are 2 crazy, funny Southern gals when we get to chatting with each other. I always wind up sitting here laughing out loud with tears streaming down my eyes at the tales we can tell each other about our kiddos and everything in between.
Anyhow..it seems Susan and I have quite a lot in common..we both like retro/vintage type items... and we both used to make and sell soap...among other things in common. She's a really cool gal and I'm glad to have "met" her through blogging.
Anyhow we were chatting about some retro things we had recently acquired and I wanted to show my retro chickens I got the other day, I had also wanted to show a picture of a farm girl image I have, but I'll have to take a picture of that and post it maybe tomorrow.(It wasn't in my computer picture file anymore..sorry Susan..but I'll post it soon)
Anyhow..here are the little rooster and hen..they are from about 1950's. Real pretty..I think.
Oh..and something neat..I get to meet a fellow farm gal today..one of the gals that is a member of "Mary Jane's Farm"..she and I and my daughter are scheduled to meet up for coffee later today...how fun!
She is from New York City,and is in the area visiting with her parents... so it will be fun to finally get to meet one of the farm gals.:0)
Looks to me like my year is already off to a fun start!
Have a great day!...and thanks so much for stopping by and visiting with me.
~The Garden Goose~
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
This past year seemed to fly right on by.
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008
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Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I "LOVE" retro/vintage items!...
just something about them stands out, and has a good bit more charm/character to me than the mass produced items that one can find for a dime a dozen at the big box stores...yep..I have been finding myself a lot more drawn to wanting to decorate/surround myself with lovely items from a "day gone by".
So..what fun it was when my family surprised me for Christmas with some darling retro/vintage finds to add to my collections that I am gathering for our "soon to be" new home!
I am planning on having jadeite aqua/green colored kitchen with lots of red and white accents, but with a 1950's style rooster/chicken theme....so I have been collecting 1950's style roosters/chickens for a little bit now.
And..then I treated myself to a few things I had had my eye on as well.
salt shakers with a
covered salt dish
Of course there were some other lovely gifts I received /not everything was "retro".(Special thanks to Mom,Mom and Dad W., Sis "E".,Sis."S"...many thanks and hugs..ya'll know what you did..and I thank you.:0)
So..I had a really lovely Christmas..and now some new to me ..."retro" fun items to use in the "soon to be" new home.
I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas as well.
~The Garden Goose
Posted by Tina Leavy at 9:45 PM
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
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Friday, December 19, 2008
Well..I had a little surprise brewing in the background for quite a little while that I couldn't tell you all about until I knew for certain what day it would appear in ....Ta-Dah!....drum roll please......
Check out the latest issue of "Romantic Country"..so many lovely ideas for "feathering your nest" , and adding a spark of romance to your surroundings, and absolutely delicious eye candy.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 8:54 PM
Friday, December 12, 2008
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
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Sunday, December 7, 2008
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Saturday, December 6, 2008
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Friday, December 5, 2008
I feel that our homes and lives should be filled with moments, objects,people,things that bring us joy, laughter..and a little smile every now and again.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 12:25 AM
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I have been busy clearing out my kitchen...and found that I had more than enough cookbooks for one gal ....
I am offering them here for sale:
Without further ado..here's the list and pricing(to U.S. addresses only please...I cannot afford the international postage at this time/thanks for understanding):
1.Weight Watchers : Simply Bueno!:150 simple recipes from America's rich Hispanic Heritage -----$7/plus $3.00 shipping (condition:brand new)Paperback
2. Weight Watchers: In No Time: delicious dishes in 20 minutes or less----------- $7/plus $3.00 shipping (condition: brand new)Paperback
3. Weight Watchers: Turn Around Program Cookbook: 125 easy recipes for both the core and flex plans-----------$7/plus $3.00 shipping (condition: brand new)Paperback
4. Weight Watchers: Grill It!: 150 flex and core plan recipes/sizzling steaks/burgers/salads/pizzas/barbaecued chicken/desserts----------$7 / plus $3.00 shipping (condition: brand new)Paperback
5. College Road Baptist Church Cook Book(Ocala, Fl)-----$5/free shipping (this cookbook was a large church's fund raiser..recipes such as "Camper's Beans", "Buttermilk Pie","Prize Winner Dump Cake"..and more.(condition: good shape)Paperback
6. Campbell's Best Ever Recipes :125th Anniversary Edition(recipes using Campell's Soup)---------
$5/plus $3 shipping (condition: in like new condition with an inscription in front that I have marked out/otherwise book looks brand new) Hardback
7. Good Housekeeping Best Chicken Dishes........$5/plus $4 shipping (book is heavy)
(condition: brand new)Hardback with dust jacket
8. Salsa/ by P.J Birosik --------$5/plus $3.00 shipping (condition: brand new) all kinds of salsa recipes...Paperback
9. Juicing!/by Judi Olstein-------- $2/plus $2 shipping (condition: has a crayon marking on outside cloth cover(my baby got hold of the book and decorated the outside cover only/an inscription also in front...otherwise the inside looks brand new and no tears or any other problem/an excellent book if you can overlook the wee child art on the cover.:0)
(in fact I think the back cover looks like it has a smiley face on it...aww..in faint yellow crayon on a red cover/I figure you can create a "dust jacket" for the cookbook if you wish)Hardback
10. Sugar Busters!: cut sugar to trim fat--------$3/plus $3 shipping
(condition: brand new) Hardback with dust jacket
11. Weight Watchers: Super Foods Cookbook/45 recipes using favorite foods to improve your health-----------$3.50/plus $2 shipping (condition: brand new)Paperback
12. Eat Yourself Thin with Fabulous Desserts/Nancy Moshier,RN----------$4/plus $3 shipping (condition: brand new) Paperback
13: then I have (4) Kraft Food and Family magazines/Winter 2008,Holiday 2006,Fall 2008,Spring 2005/...then there are (2) gooseberry patch small cookbooklets(Fall Favorites, Family Favorite Recipes, and (1) The Country Cooking Recipe Collection: Prize Winning Chicken/
1 Southern Living magazine : November 2008/
1 Cooking Light:November 2008/
1 Weight Watchers Nov/Dec. 2005
----------this entire bundle for shipping of $5 to you (in U.S. only please)
If interested please email gardengoose at gmail dot com
~The Garden Goose~
Posted by Tina Leavy at 11:52 AM
Monday, December 1, 2008
How to Get Rich Quick
Small Town Southern Christmas
Save Money by Making Your Own
Creative Solutions for Holiday Leftovers
The American Artisans Guide
Where to Shop for Handmade Goods
Posted by Tina Leavy at 9:39 AM