Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tuesday - Blue

Death


 We all die. As we get older, we know more and more people who die. We see in the obituaries more and more people closer to our own age, gone. 

 Today my cousins are planning my uncle's funeral. Sad time, but he lived a long full life. So many of my childhood memories he is in.

 When my aunt died, his wife, she had everything planned from the dress she would wear, to her casket being picked out. The music was chosen, the speaker was chosen. She knew her time was near as cancer raged through her body. She prepared her house, as it says in the Bible.

 My uncle's favorite color was blue. She had the entire house redone in his favorite color before she was too ill to change it up. She wanted him surrounded with his favorite color and the knowledge that she had done this with love. 

 As I lay in the bed last night thinking back, I know that he will be laid to rest next to her under those grand old trees. But more than that I know that they are reunited in heaven.

 I thank God for giving us eternal life. For sending His Son to die for our sins.

May you Rest in Peace Uncle

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Monday - Twitter Tree© 8/3/15

Monday - Twitter Tree© 

Three days a week, we come together to promote each other. You are invited to join us, as long as you promote all others who share their items and tweets here. This is a great traffic generator which leads to the opportunity for sales.
The Twitter Tree©  
will be hosted by a different blog M-W-F.






My Monday tweets:


Jewelry Bags, Old  Brand, Handmade Set of 15  via   



Jewelry Bags, Paper, Handmade Set of 48, 5 x 8 https://shar.es/1t0uKq via @sharethis #CCfrnds #Supplies 




Sunday Spiritual

The Lord's Day








Have a wonderful Sunday!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday - Fun Facts

Always happy when it's




Here's some "fun facts"

A SHOT OF WHISKEY    
In the old west a .45 cartridge for a six-gun cost 12 cents, so did a glass of whiskey. If a cowhand was low on cash he would often give the bartender a cartridge in exchange for a drink. This became known as a "shot" of whiskey.
 
THE WHOLE NINE YARDS    
American fighter planes in WW2 had machine guns that were fed  by a belt of cartridges. The average plane held belts that were 27 feet (9  yards) long. If the pilot used up all his ammo he was said to have given it the whole nine yards.
 
 
BUYING THE FARM 
This is synonymous with dying. During WW1 soldiers were given  life insurance policies worth $5,000. This was about the price of an average farm so if you died you "bought the farm" for your survivors.
 
IRON CLAD CONTRACT    
This came about from the ironclad ships of the Civil War. It  meant something so strong it could not be broken.
 
PASSING THE BUCK / THE BUCK STOPS HERE    
Most men in the early west carried a jack knife made by the  Buck knife company. When playing poker it as common to place one of these Buck  knives in front of the dealer so that everyone knew who he was. When it was time  for a new dealer the deck of cards and the knife were given to the new dealer.  If this person didn't want to deal he would "pass the buck" to the next player.  If that player accepted then "the buck stopped there."
 
RIFF RAFF    
The Mississippi River was the main way of traveling from north  to south. Riverboats carried passengers and freight but they were expensive so most people used rafts. Everything had the right of way over rafts which were  considered cheap. The steering oar on the rafts was called a "riff" and this  transposed into riff-raff, meaning low class.
 
COBWEB    
The Old English word for "spider" was "cob."
  
SHIP STATE ROOMS    
Traveling by steamboat was considered the height of comfort.  Passenger cabins on the boats were not numbered. Instead they were named after states. To this day cabins on ships are called staterooms.
 
SLEEP TIGHT    
Early beds were made with a wooden frame. Ropes were tied  across the frame in a criss-cross pattern. A straw mattress was then put on top of the ropes. Over time the ropes stretched, causing the bed to sag. The owner would then tighten the ropes to get a better night's sleep.
 
SHOWBOAT    
These were floating theaters built on a barge that was pushed  by a steamboat. These played small town along the Mississippi River. Unlike the  boat shown in the movie "Showboat" these did not have an engine. They were gaudy and attention grabbing which is why we say someone who is being the life of the  party is "showboating".
 
OVER A BARREL    
In the days before CPR a drowning victim would be placed face  down over a barrel and the barrel would be rolled back and forth in a effort to empty the lungs of water. It was rarely effective. If you are over a barrel you are in deep trouble.
 
BARGE IN    
Heavy freight was moved along the Mississippi in large barges  pushed by steamboats. These were hard to control and would sometimes swing into  piers or other boats. People would say they "barged in."
 
HOGWASH    
Steamboats carried both people and animals. Since pigs smelled  so bad they would be washed before being put on board. The mud and other filth  that was washed off was considered useless "hog wash."
 
CURFEW    
The word "curfew" comes from the French phrase "couvre-feu,"  which means "cover the fire". It was used to describe the time of blowing out  all lamps and candles. It was later adopted into Middle English as "curfeu,"  which later became the modern "curfew". In the early American colonies homes had no real fireplaces so a fire was built in the center of the room. In order to make sure a fire did not get out of control during the night it was required  that, by an agreed upon time, all fires would be covered with a clay pot called a "curfew."
 
BARRELS OF OIL    
When the first oil wells were drilled they had made no provision for storing the liquid so they used water barrels. That is why, to  this day, we speak of barrels of oil rather than gallons.
 
HOT OFF THE PRESS
As the paper goes through the rotary printing press friction causes it to heat up. Therefore, if you grab the paper right off the press, it's actually hot. The expression means to get immediate information.


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Last day for 
Christmas in July sales

 


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Wednesday - Will YOU Help?

Sometimes LIFE deals you a blow
and
sometimes life deals you a double whammy!

That is the case here


Machele was diagnosed with septic shock and ecoli in her blood on July 21st.  She is in ICU at Tahlequah hospital recovering.  It is going to be a long road to recovery. We would like to help them out with covering medical bills and any other exspenses that comes from this.  We appreciate anything you can give.  

Before this happened, her husband fell face first on concrete and had to be Life Flighted to Tulsa.... Before he was healed up and able to return to work, Machele got sick.

Anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated! 




My tweet for this:


Please help Macheles Medical Fund http://www.gofundme.com/7q8r2j23w?pc=14_tw_2 via @gofundme #CCfrnds @christiecottage

Two for Tuesday featuring these two shops

and

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Tree swing, wood swing, playground, disc swing, classic disc, round, circle, baltic plywood, natural climbing rope swing

 https://www.etsy.com/listing/212981881/tree-swing-wood-swing-playground-disc?ref=shop_home_active_10

Tree swing, disc swing, outdoor swing, indoor swing, tree house, treehouse,
Plywood disc with smiley face and natural (jute) fiber rope swing for kids.
can be used indoor and outdoor.

rope length - 3 meters (9 feet)
rope diameter - 3 centimeters (1 3⁄16in)
disc diameter - 20 centimeters (7 7⁄8in)


for additional shipping details or other questions contact seller.

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Rescue Dog Earrings, Handmade Pink Lampwork Copper Artisan Dangle Jewelry - See more at: http://shadowdogdesigns.indiemade.com/product/rescue-dog-earrings-handmade-pink-lampwork-copper-artisan-dangle-jewelry#sthash.8AT4U6xk.dpuf

 Rescue Dog Earrings,

Handmade Pink Lampwork Copper Artisan Dangle Jewelry - See more at: http://shadowdogdesigns.indiemade.com/product/rescue-dog-earrings-handmade-pink-lampwork-copper-artisan-dangle-jewelry#sthash.8AT4U6xk.dpuf
escue Dog Earrings, Handmade Pink Lampwork Copper Artisan Dangle Jewelry - See more at: http://shadowdogdesigns.indiemade.com/product/rescue-dog-earrings-handmade-pink-lampwork-copper-artisan-dangle-jewelry#sthash.8AT4U6xk.dpuf

 

Rescue Dog Earrings, Handmade Pink Lampwork Copper Artisan Dangle Jewelry - See more at: http://shadowdogdesigns.indiemade.com/product/rescue-dog-earrings-handmade-pink-lampwork-copper-artisan-dangle-jewelry#sthash.8AT4U6xk.dpuf
Rescue Dog Earrings, Handmade Pink Lampwork Copper Artisan Dangle Jewelry - See more at: http://shadowdogdesigns.indiemade.com/product/rescue-dog-earrings-handmade-pink-lampwork-copper-artisan-dangle-jewelry#sthash.8AT4U6xk.dpuf
Rescue Dog Earrings, Handmade Pink Lampwork Copper Artisan Dangle Jewelry - See more at: http://shadowdogdesigns.indiemade.com/product/rescue-dog-earrings-handmade-pink-lampwork-copper-artisan-dangle-jewelry#sthash.8AT4U6xk.dpuf

  http://shadowdogdesigns.indiemade.com/product/rescue-dog-earrings-handmade-pink-lampwork-copper-artisan-dangle-jewelry

The WOOF! handmade earrings are perfect for anybody who adores their dog, especially if the sweetie is a rescue.  Truly one of a kind (OOAK), the WOOF! handmade earrings were created for a very good cause. Since I believe strongly in dog and cat adoption, 1/2 of the purchase price of the earrings will be donated to the local Humane Society. All of the long line of Shadow Dogs, past and present, have been shelter rescues (or strays that came to stay); all have been/are devoted four footed companions. The meaningful earrings feature artisan made “woof” copper charms.  To complement the charms, swirling pink artisan handmade lampwork glass beads were chosen, along with other copper pieces and sterling silver earwires. Jewelry that was created for the woman who adores unique designs and loves dogs, the WOOF! earrings are a perfect gift for that special person and were carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs. - See more at: http://shadowdogdesigns.indiemade.com/product/rescue-dog-earrings-handmade-pink-lampwork-copper-artisan-dangle-jewelry#sthash.8AT4U6xk.dpuf

 

  • Copper bark charms:  app. 26 mm x 11 mm x 1 mm
  • Pink lampwork glass beads:  app. 12 mm x 8 mm
  • Metal:  copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver with copper bicone accents
  • Length:  app. 2.50" / 6.4 cm measured from the top curve of the earwire
  • - See more at: http://shadowdogdesigns.indiemade.com/product/rescue-dog-earrings-handmade-pink-lampwork-copper-artisan-dangle-jewelry#sthash.8AT4U6xk.dpuf

    WOOF! handmade earrings are perfect for anybody who adores their dog, especially if the sweetie is a rescue.  Truly one of a kind (OOAK), the WOOF! handmade earrings were created for a very good cause. Since I believe strongly in dog and cat adoption, 1/2 of the purchase price of the earrings will be donated to the local Humane Society. All of the long line of Shadow Dogs, past and present, have been shelter rescues (or strays that came to stay); all have been/are devoted four footed companions. The meaningful earrings feature artisan made “woof” copper charms.  To complement the charms, swirling pink artisan handmade lampwork glass beads were chosen, along with other copper pieces and sterling silver earwires. Jewelry that was created for the woman who adores unique designs and loves dogs, the WOOF! earrings are a perfect gift for that special person and were carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs. - See more at: http://shadowdogdesigns.indiemade.com/product/rescue-dog-earrings-handmade-pink-lampwork-copper-artisan-dangle-jewelry#sthash.8AT4U6xk.dpuf

    See link for details. Indiemade will not let me share it here

     

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    Tweets:

     

    Tree swing wood swing playground disc swing @PracticalLatvia http://etsy.me/1CXn3T9 #CCfrnds

    Rescue Dog Earrings, Handmade Pink Lampwork Copper Artisan Dangle Jewelry - See more at: http://shadowdogdesigns.indiemade.com/product/rescue-dog-earrings-handmade-pink-lampwork-copper-artisan-dangle-jewelry#sthash.8AT4U6xk.dpuf

     

    Rescue Dog Earrings, Handmade Pink Lampwork Copper Artisan Dangle Jewelry http://shadowdogdesigns.indiemade.com/product/rescue-dog-earrings-handmade-pink-lampwork-copper-artisan-dangle-jewelry via @sharethis @ShadowDogDesigns #CCfrnds

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    Thanks for sharing!

    Sunday, July 26, 2015

    Monday - Twitter Tree© 7/27/15

    Monday - Twitter Tree© 

    Three days a week, we come together to promote each other. You are invited to join us, as long as you promote all others who share their items and tweets here. This is a great traffic generator which leads to the opportunity for sales.
    The Twitter Tree©  
    will be hosted by a different blog M-W-F.






    My Monday tweets:

    #Follow @papersimplicity http://twitter.com/papersimplicity #CCfrnds 



     

     

     


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    Once I set myself a schedule, it has become easy!

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    Two for Tuesday Featuring 2 items from 2 shops.

    Win It - Wednesday A new giveaway begins Wednesday and a winner is chosen.

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