I'm Lucky!

Hi all! Sorry I've been missing in action for the last week. Just too much to do here. I did post briefly yesterday...in a gripey mode...so I deleted it when I realized people were worrying. Not to worry! Just too much going on here.

I wanted to show you what I won a couple of weeks ago!

Sweet Barb of Bella Vista hosted a Ho Ho Ho Giveaway and I was the lucky recipient! Look at the darling little snowman. :) She also included a Gooseberry Patch Christmas cookbook. Both items are adorable! I've kept them on my kitchen counter and I just go by and smile. The cookbook is full of great recipes and tidbits of wisdom. Thank you so much Barb for sharing with me.

Yesterday I had a hankerin' for pumpkin pie. I bought a Mrs. Smiths and I just have to say Yummy. It's not as wonderful as homemade but it made me smile. I think pumpkin pie just tastes like fall. Don't you?

Another reason I'm feeling lucky is that tomorrow youngest son and I are heading for St. Louis to visit Webster University. He really wants to attend a music conservatory program so we are off to visit! Wish us luck on our 8 hour drive.

Be back on Sunday. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and have much to smile about.


  1. Best wishes on your 8 hour drive! Congratulations on your win! Have a nice week. Twyla

  2. Congrats on your adorable win from Barb! That is something to smile about. ~Precious.

    Have a safe trip! ~Melissa :)

  3. o, HOW lucky you are to have won this delightful gift from Barb. Just precious.
    I am so glad you are back to posting...just a word or two to let us know all is ok makes me feel better.
    I am praying for your safe and rewarding trip to the college.
    love, bj

  4. Missed yours posts. Glad everything is okay. I think with holidays coming, I'm going to have a lot going on and less time (sad face) for my blogging.
    Cute little snowman and Goose berry cookbooks are the best.
    I will be praying for a safe and fun trip for you and your son.

  5. Now I'm hungry for pie! Gosh darnet

  6. What fun! I am so happy for you! Love the beautiful things from Barb! Enjoy the weekend!

  7. I am glad to know there is a smile today...I caught that brief one yesterday...I knew your heart was heavy at the time.

    Good luck on your trip...long one...hard to let go of children but they have to fly their wings.

    Keep that positive attitude!

  8. Girl, you need to take some time and take it easy. I understand that being too busy thing very well. It seems to really ramp up with the holidays coming up. I love all the things I do but it sure is nice to just stop and have a bit of time that is all my own every once in a while.
    Blessings to you

  9. I was hoping you were alright when we hadn't heard from you in a while. I saw comments so I knew you were still out there :)

    Be careful on your long drive and take it easy.

    I saw that you had won Barb's giveaway. That snowman is adorable and I love anything Gooseberry Patch!!!!

  10. What a fun thing to win! I'm glad you're back:>) Have fun on your college road trip.

  11. Oh, Stacey, aren't you sweet? Just enjoy.

    So glad you are okay and good to see you back posting. We missed you!

    Barb ♥

  12. Enjoy your trip to St. Louis! I'll be praying for a safe journey for you & your son.


  13. Hi Stacey!!

    I love your giveaway gifts! For a real treat, go to Gooseberry Patch.com to see all of their neat stuff!!

    Be careful on your drive and have a great time in St. Louis!


  14. If you have a chance before you leave, check your E-mail . . . I sent you a note about MY WEBSTER GRAD (my oldest daughter, Leigh)! Small world, huh!

    When Leigh went to check out Webster and to interview for a scholarship, I was tied up with a women's retreat, and her dad got to take her. It was good bonding for them, but I was sooooo sad that I missed out! So enjoy!

    Can't wait to hear all about it!

    XO! Pamm
    (Who has also been missing in action from Blogland!)

  15. Oh, Stacey! I'm so glad you're so happy now! Congrats on winning Barb's giveaway! Yummy looking pun'kin pie! And glad you'll have the trip with your dear son. Be safe and enjoy each other.
    Be a sweetie,

  16. Hi Stacey:
    Came over to visit from Cozy Little House and love what I see and read! I've joined your followers list so I can keep track of your posts. ;-)

    You're welcome to stop by Brynwood any time. I love visitors, too!


  17. Congratulations on your darling prize! Have w wonderful trip, and be careful. laurie

  18. Congrats on your winnings! I think I have that same cookbook, I just looked for it but I think it's packed away with my Christmas stuff. It's great if it's the same one. Yes, we are very relieved about the tumor, thank God it's benign!! Kristen

  19. Glad to hear that all is well. I know what you mean that sometimes things just get busier than we like and throw us all off.
    Congrats on winning the give-away!

  20. Great prize. Oh how exciting.. college trips. Safe travels and I hope your son loves the college.

  21. Oh I adore your header! So lovely.

    Best of luck to you and your son. Choosing a school is SO HARD.

  22. What?? I could not believe that I was not on your followers list! I was SURE I was one, but nope..not there! No matter :) ...I am now!

    I have been craving pumpkin pie...and there it is! It looks wonderful and now I must go out and find one...so off to the bakery I go!
    I know exactly how you feel when you post and then realize..oops..and feel the need to redo it. That happens a lot to me lately...but on the other hand..we want you to be yourself and feel free to share your heart. Everyone get overwhelmed, or sick or just plain down from time to time.

    I ordered the Christmas cookbook and I got something totally different...so ..I am envying your wonderful win! The little snowman is so cute!
    I hope you have a pleasant trip with your son. My daughters are going through that now...sigh... :)
    With children there is always a lot on your plate.
    Yes...you are lucky! :)

  23. What a lovely gift you won! It would make me smile too if it was sitting on my kitchen counter.

    Wishing you a safe trip with your son. What a talented young man you must have, that he wants to attend a music conservatory program. Hope all goes well!

  24. congratualtions on your win!! The pie looks yummy and have a nice trip with your son this weekend.

  25. congratualtions on your win!! The pie looks yummy and have a nice trip with your son this weekend.

  26. Best wishes to you and your son for a safe and happy trip. Take care and enjoy your time with him.

  27. Congratulations on your win! That snowman is darling. I love pumpkin pie, one of my faves! I always buy premade. Have a great time on your tirp!

  28. Hi Stacey! I'm so glad if I couldn't win You DID!lol Barb is just sooo sweet (and generous!) Adorable. Hope all went well with your Univ. visit! Have a fantastic weekend! (I'll have a slice of that pie too!)lol Sincerely, Jeannette

  29. Be safe on your trip! Yes, pumpkin pie says fall to me. And yummy to my tummy too!

  30. Oh that looks good and I could go for something sweet right now. Hugs


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