Monday, December 12, 2016

Wow, where have I been?

Things have been crazy on the ridge this past year.  Suffice it to say, if I get started on all that has transpired I will ramble on forever.  So, lets just start over.

I hope you all have had a good year and are getting ready to begin a new one.  Can you believe we are about to enter 2017!

I am in the process of planning my year...that worked so well for me this year!!  :-)

As part of that, I want to build my blog following back up.  When I changed my business name and created a new blog for it, I lost so many of my followers.  So, I have a favor to ask.  If you are following this blog, please leave a comment so that I will know you are still here. 

Thanks so much for you cooperation.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

And the winner is...

Congratulations, Francine from Primitive Stars
 She is the winner of my ornie in the
"The Greatest Gift is Love"
blog hop giveaway.

Here is the ornie that will be going to Francine's house.
I want to congratulate the winner of the other wonderful ornies that were offered.  Thank you to everyone that participated.
Prim Blessings,


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Welcome to our 
"The Greatest Gift is Love"
Blog Hop Giveaway

Below you will find the links of all blogs participating.
Be sure to pay each of them a visit and leave a comment to sign up for their ornament.
Be sure you read their full post to find all the details to win their ornament.

Here is the ornament I am giving away. You will find details at the bottom of this post on how to sign up to win the ornament and ways to get extra chances.
Here are pics of all the ornies that will be given away.

Visit the other blogs at the links on the list to
sign up for each of their ornaments:

 This blog hop is a bit different.
You will go to each blog to sign up for their ornament.
You can sign up for my donation of  the Vintage Butter Knife Snowman Ornament
by leaving a comment on this post.

For extra chances, you can share on
Google Plus
Follow this blog

You don't have to do all or any of these.  But, you will get one extra chance for each share that you do.  Yep, you can get up to 6 chances.
Be sure to let me know all the places you share and if you followed my blog in your ONE comment.
Also remember to leave me contact info
if you do not have it enabled for me to easily contact you.

Have fun and good luck,

Monday, November 23, 2015

Coming Soon: Fabulous Blog Hop Giveaway

Please believe me when I say, "You don't want to miss this!".  Several of my fellow bloggers will be joining me in this fantastic giveaway.  This is the ornament I will be giving away.
In the near future, I will be posting more info and pics of other ornaments being given away.
Hope to see you at the Blog Hop!


My Etsy shop, Holly Ridge Folk Art, has been included in two  wonderful treasuries.  I hope you have time to take a look, there are some wonderful creations to be found.

Here are the links: 

Here is a pic of my chunky Snowman shelf sitter that was included in the treasuries.
 Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

A giveaway you don't want to miss...

is having her October giveaway.
For a chance to win this great
snowman, head over and check
out her post. 


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

My, how time flies...

Things have been so hectic here.  I have been getting in gear for our busy season and have neglected the blog once again.  I hope everyone is looking forward to fall as much as I am.

I didn't want to let summer get away without posting a
"Moccasin Holler Memoir"
Outdoor Toilets…

      Hmmm, not one of my best memories.  Especially the time we went to Granny and Papa’s and I had to make a trip to the “facilities”.  I locked myself in and picked up some pages out of the Sears’ & Roebuck catalog.  I was in the process of crinklin’ the pages up to make them nice and soft when I looked down.  On the floor, peeking out from under the pages was what appeared to be the face of a little squirrel.  Well, who doesn’t love a cute, little squirrel?  So, I reached down and pulled back the pages.

     Like a bolt of lightening, a creature rushed out from under those pages and began to attack me.  It was HUGE and so fast I couldn’t tell what it was, definitely not a squirrel!  It could even walk on the ceiling.  The battle seemed to go on for hours. 

     Actually, the only battle was between me and the latch on the outhouse door. I finally escaped and ran as fast as I could, which wasn’t very fast.  Have you ever tried to run while shaking with fear and trying not to fall over the britches that are wrapped around your ankles?

     Finally, my haven of love and safety was within reach.  I headed straight to the kitchen door and the arms of Mama and Granny.  I knew that when they heard about the danger I had so narrowly escaped, they would grab me, hug me tight and tell me everything was alright…nothing was going to hurt me now.  And, most importantly, they would send Papa out to kill the monster.

     Noooo, they doubled over laughing when they heard my tale of horror!  I was never so hurt and humiliated.  It seems a big lizard had taken up residence in the outhouse that summer and they were happy about it, seein’ as how it ate bugs.  Bugs, my foot, didn’t they realize the thing nearly ate me!!

I hope you all enjoyed this.  I love sharing my childhood.  I was truly blessed to have grown up in such a wonderful place and time...a little stretch in the road called Moccasin Holler, located in the Bootheel of Missouri.  The time, the 50's-60's.


P.S.  Just for clarification, the pic is one of our barns...not a toilet! :)