Friday, October 23, 2009

Trash Bag O' Treats!

I know I have been a little out of it on my posting since coming home from The Mother Ship, but I promise I'm going to be better...that's a pinky swear! In the meantime, I have a lot to's been one heck of a week!First order of business is to say a huge THANK YOU to Outwest! Fancy at Cactus Creek sponsored a giveaway for them with the above bag being the prize. Can you believe it...I won!!! This is huge, tremendous and I'm not just talking about the bag! Outwest has some of the best western products you will ever lay your eyes on...and be honest with this bag not 2die4? If you want to be a little bit Texan...this is a great spot to start! Can I get a whoopie ti yi yay, little dogies? If that isn't enough to put a big ol' smile on my face...then Amy at Whisperwood Cottage gave me not one...but two awards. According to the rules of the Premio Meme, I'm supposed to pass this along to seven others and tell seven random things about myself. Let's shelve that for just a moment, 'cause.... Amy AND Gail at Wizard of Once Was gave me the Honest Scrap Award. This one I'm supposed to tell 10 things about myself and list 10 bloggers I feel the same about.

First off, is there anything left to tell about myself? I think I've shared everything except a bathroom with y'all (and y'all know how I feel about that!)! I think I'm going to steal a page from Amy's book and leave that up to y'all. I truly can't think of one thing, BUT if there is anything you would like to know...then ask me. If I can answer your questions without incriminating myself, I will. Y'all know I love talking about me better than anything in the world.

As far as listing 17 bloggers to pass this onto...good grief! I'm only going to list two. I know, I know...that's not playing by the rules...but you just show me where it's carved in stone and then I'll obey the rules...until then...I'm in charge here!

First, I want you all to go over to Witt's blog today or over the weekend. He is celebrating his first birthday today and I am over the moon for him and the whole family. Witt is a precious, precious baby who has touched me to my very core. His family is my Zapp family and they have been such an inspiration to me. As a matter of fact, when Jenn was in the hospital and in the months following Bella's birth, Karen's postings were a source of strength to me. I love this family and I want to share in their celebration in the only way I can right now. So please, keep them in your prayers and be sure and go visit with the birthday boy!

The second one I want to list is also celebrating a big event. Sweet Tea at Garden Antiques is celebrating her blogaversary by hosting an upcoming party. I know most of y'all are already her followers and know all about this, but for those of you who don't...head on over there for a treat. She is single handedly responsible for so many of us who now blog. Besides, if you don't go on over and see are increasing my odds for winning another giveaway!

Finally, (were you beginning to wonder if I would ever hush up?) Tina at The Tattered Cottage is having a You've Been Boo'd Party.

You Have Been BOO'd The air is cool, the season is fall,Soon Halloween will come to all. Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore...Tricky witches at your door. The spooks are after things to do,In fact, a spook brought this "BOO" to you. The excitement comes when friends like you,Copy this note and make it two. We'll all have smiles on our faces,When we see who Boo'd who's places.

Isn't this a great idea? I'm supposed to tag 4 others, then they tag 4, then they tag 4 and so on and so on! Kinda like the shampoo, right? Whew! If y'all play along, imagine how many will be posted by Fright Night? Now, for this one I am going to list 4 and we'll see just how far this can go! Ready?

  1. Amy-Whisperwood Cottage. Amy is fun loving and creative and I can't wait to see how she meets this challenge. (Besides, I think paybacks can be fun!)
  2. Gail-Wizard of Once Was. Her last sale had some wonderful Halloween displays (she is the queen of merchandising) and I just know she'll deliver.
  3. Mindy-Primitiques n' Poetry. She just hosted a pumpkin decorating contest at her home, so I know she has the "spirit" to join in!
  4. Malissa at Moonlight Hollow. Mal always has the most wonderful vintage photos, so you just know she'll rock the house...not to mention her wicked sense of humor is bound to crack me up!
So enough of my rambling...I'm off to find my broom and a party! Correction!!! Please add your Boo'd post to Mr. Linky at Tattered Cottage. I make the boo boo!!!


Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Debbie: I have missed you around here! You always ALWAYS make me laugh! And that is always a good thing!! Love that bag!!!

Lucky dog!!

Lou Cinda :)

Cindy said...

Adorable display!!!!!


Debra@CommonGround said...

Debbie, gosh I love that bag, I'm going to have to check it out! AND your table decor is just so great. Love all the white and black and orange!
Is Bella going to be a little punkin' for Halloween? Have a great weekend!

Laura said...

Miss Debbie-

Covet, covet on the bag...
I am having a giveaway, so come join in! You are on a roll!



Hey, Debbie...My broom's in the shop getting a tune-up...guess I've been riding it a little too much lately! (in more ways than I care to!) But I will whip out my trusty'ol fortune telling ball and find me 4 victims, er bloggers, to play alone with the Halloween fun!!
My Best

Mindy said...

I wanted that bag. But, if I couldn't win it, well, I'm thrilled for you! As for questions...tell us all about your gardening. I've seen your yard and I know you love to work it. And Boo! I'll see what I can do about passing this along. ~Mindy

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oh my goodness, Debbie!
You always keep us entertained - thank you!

I wish I would have won that bag, it's gorgeous! If you ever want to loan it out, you know where to send it! Congrats, that's a wonderful win. Congrats on your awards too.

I am wearing socks while on my mini vacation with my Crocs! I don't care anymore... I'd rather have comfort over style (well, somewhat ;)

Have a great weekend, sweetie honey and we can always learn more about you and your trash lifestyle. You make me smile (a lot).

Anonymous said...

Debbie, I am surprised that you've been here as much as you have after The Big Show. I am still weeding through stacks of papers to be filed and inventory that needs inventoried. You know how it is , so I'm glad you are Here! Congrats on the win , Sue

Margo said...

I Loooooove! That bag, congrats


Faded Charm said...

Thanks for stopping by Debbie. If you ever feel like you have time to join in on all the white fun, just let me know. We'd all love to have you. You are such a charachter. Congrats on all your awards and good luck with the time thing. lol


WhisperWood Cottage said...


What a boo-tiful gesture! Maybe Tanner can help me with this one! :)


The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Deb -
I'm so happy that you are participating in the Boo Party :) You just need to add your "Boo Party" post URL to the Mr. Linky on my post.
Thanks for playing :)


Unknown said...

Hey girl! - you've been busy! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me with a laugh - you're a delight, as usual! Have a great weekend!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Great purse, Debbie! Congrats and enjoy!

The Texas Woman said...

Great bag but it'd look better at my house!

Here's my question for you:

When did you first realize you were a writer and what was the first thing you wrote?


The Flying Bee said...

Great bag Debbie! Yay for you! Oh, and btw, thanks for inroducing me to Jodie! We are planning on meeting up one day!

Take care,

Lee said...

Fab bag, aren't you the popular gal! It is a lot of fun being so loved.

debi lynn mattingly said...

Hey girlfriend.....Congrats on all the above! :) Hope ya'll are doing well...sorry I didn't get a chance to see you while we were in Warrenton. Maybe someday you can come down here to Bayou City and "play at the yaya"! :) I am sure CD and Texan hubby will have plenty to do! :)


Free Art Printables said...

Great bag!!! In response to your paint question... If you use fabric paint or textile medium , it doesn't come out..

Cactus Creek said...

I've said it before, I'll say it again... love it, love you. CONGRATS on the killer bag ;)

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