Hi, How'dy, How are ya?

Welcome to "The Country Schoolmarm"! Get yourself a cup of coffee (I take mine strong with vanilla creamer), grab a seat, and chat a while! Isn't that what country friends do? Now, all we need is a porch...

Monday, October 28, 2013

Do I have to???

     Awww... It's just one of those Mondays. I think I have a case of the Mondays... Can someone write me a note for school? You really need to stay in bed and snuggle with puppies to feel better. So, I think I need to do that. What? No note for me? But look! How do you get up when you are snugly like this...

Or this...

     You're right. I need to go to school. I would miss my students. But truly! It's 30 degrees outside and my dogs are snoring! Okay. Coffee is another remedy. I'm up!

     Hubby and I stopped by the small man-made lake down the road from my school and church. It is 5 minutes away. Sometimes, I drive down here to grade papers when the weather is nice...

     Isn't it lovely? This is where I park. We parked here too and soaked in God's majestic display. And, I had a latte. Vanilla. Hot. 

     There is a farmhouse at the bottom of it from when they flooded the valley a long time ago. If the water is low (it is NOT right now due to the rains we had earlier in the month), and you kayak toward the middle, you can paddle over the tops of old evergreens. 

     Enjoy your day, dear friends! Warm hugs to you! Time to change from "Heather on the Couch" to "Mrs. Wise". 

Heather, the Marm

P. S. There's still time to write me a note...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pie Update...

If anyone is interested in pie or any other pinkeeps, they will be listed here until Friday.  After that, I am going to move my selling items to ebay or etsy (... still haven't decided).  I also relisted some ebay items! :)

Thank you for looking!


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Got Pie...

Hello, Ya'll!

     It is a chilly morning here in PA.  Brrrrr... Hasn't gotten out of the 40's yet, so I am thinking... SWEATER DAY! WOOOOOHOOOOOO! 

     Okay, whew, I feel better.  You missed my "sweater happy dance", but some things should best remain unseen.

     Oh, have any of you tried the Limited Edition Thomas's English Muffin PUMPKIN ones? Oh. My.  They are AWESOME! They have real pumpkin in them, so they don't have a syrupy "pumpkin flavor" to them. You know the kind of flavor- it tastes like you are biting down on a Yankee Candle. Good to smell, not to eat (Okay, truly, I haven't done that.  I am just sayin'...).

     I have been burning my buttery maple candle I got on a trip with Granny Trace'.  It smells soooooooooooooo good.  Guess that is why I have been burning it each night.  My afterschool routine as of late has  been to come home, turn on my decorative lights, turn most of the others off, and burn my candle.  Ahhhh.  Forget a bubble bath with Calgon.  Take me away with primitives.  And a buttery maple candle.  My candle is almost spent, so I guess, dear Granny, you know what that means... ROAD TRIP!

     Next week, I am taking Friday off from school because my husband wanted to be able to just relax and spend time together for our 15th wedding anniversary.  Where does time go? But then you think, 'Only 15?'  I feel like I have known him all of my life (in a good way)!  Although, one line my husband loves to use (but doesn't mean it.  Well, I am pretty sure not...) is, "You know, it seems like only yesterday... (wait for it.)... and you know what a miserable day yesterday was." Same joke. EVERY YEAR.  And sometimes in between.  I would like to slap Rodney Dangerfield up the side of his head for saying those words.  Anyhoooo.  Enough violence.

     Next weekend, there are also two favorite little prim things happening (which I am sneaking in...)  One, there is a Christmas Open House as a place called Windle's  Log Cabin Antiques.  Their house was featured in Country Sampler. IT IS AWESOME.  They take their own historic home and fill it with all kinds of prim wares.  Lovely warm candles burning.  Hot cider.

     The other thing is our local nursery, Black Creek Nursery, turns their entire perennial area into a flea market area at the end of the growing season.  My mom and I go... There are homemade donuts, egg sandwiches, hot coffee, all kinds of munchies while you walk around and hunt for treasures.  I have gotten a lot of bargains there over the years.  You all ask me sometimes where I get some of my things.  There. For next to nothing.  I got a really old bread board, oval shaped, huge- for $5.  Lots of antiques at bargain prices.  We are going at 7 am.  Whew.  I guess it will start to get me prepped for my Cocalico Creek Black Friday early run to get the $25 gift card... Build up that early morning endurance!

     Oh, yeah!  I was supposed to tell you about pies! Well, the pie pinkeeps that didn't get chosen in the giveaway are for sale.  The pumpkin one got chosen, but I can make one similar if anyone is interested.  I think I have enough materials to do two.  I also made another of the "Muffin Top" pinkeep.  I take Paypal only.  My buying policies are on my selling pages on this blog.  If you are interested, you can comment below or email me- thecountryschoolmarm@gmail.com.  I can give you a shipping estimate and total cost.  I will leave them up for a bit in case there is any interest.  Then, they will probably go to ebay. I am also going to start working on some Christmas designs...

So, here ya go...

      My pie pinkeeps are made with vintage pie tins and a variety of vintage and new fabrics (all grunged with cinnamon and spice and everything nice).  They also come with pins holding vintage buttons.  They are all handmade by me. Thank you for looking!
"Blackberry Pie"- Kindly asking $12 plus travel fare

"Humble Pie"- Kindly asking $12 plus travel fare

"Sweetie Pie"- Kindly asking $12 plus travel fare

"Muffin Top"- Kindly asking $10 plus travel fare (Please note- this is made-to-order; it may vary a slight bit)

"Pumpkin Pie"- Kindly asking $14 plus travel fare (This is also made-to-order; the pie tin would be different as well)

Oops! forgot this one! Not a pie, but a fall necessity...

Turkey Pinkeep- Kindly asking $12 plus travel fare.


Have a wonderful Fall stay!  Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings and hugs!!!


Monday, October 14, 2013

I'm not absent, just tardy...

A day in fifth grade...
A student drew this... Isn't it cute?

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Love and blessings, 
Heather the Tired Marm (Night, night!)

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Winnnnnnnnaaaaaaaaaa...

Are you ready?  Ready or not...

Here we go!
Names of beloved friends...
Take a deep breath...
Now, Mama???
Honey, would it be all right if you asked Batman to wait a second?
Is this okay? (I think Francine will think so!)


Francine, please email me your mailing info and pinkeep preference!

Hump... The Marm has left the zzzzzzzzzzzzz...  She's gone...
I really want to thank all of you for your time and participation... You have been such true dear friends- patient, helpful, encouraging... I felt like I was having you all over for a get-together in a small cyber sort of way! My hutch looks beautiful because of all of you.  It is a blessed reminder of the dear friends I have made over this past year with this blog.

Any new friends, if you want to meet some treasures, please visit these dear friends' blogs!

Other dear friends without blogs who were a big help...

I hope I got everyone!  I am so sorry if I missed you!  Your thoughtfulness was not missed!

Blessings and Love, Dear Ones!

THE END!!!!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The end is near... For the giveaway that is...

"Want pie?" Post
No more pie after midnight... Sorry!

Sunday Blessings

Isaiah 26:3-4 

"O Lord, you are my God;I will exalt you; I will praise your name,for you have done wonderful things,plans formed of old, faithful and sure. You keep him in perfect peacewhose mind is stayed on you,because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever,for the Lord God is an everlasting rock."

Have a blessed Sunday!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

You all were soooo right...

     Turns out I DID need more pumpkins. And turkeys. The one turkey will become the final pin keep for the giveaway that ends SUNDAY NIGHT! So, if you haven't already, put your name in the "hat" on the previous post!

     I went shopping with my mom today. I got some treasures. Nothing expensive. Except for at Cocalico Creek. There is something in that cinnamon rose hips potpourri. I'm just saying. I thought a different runner for the dining room table may work well with my long trench filled with Granny T's woolie apples. The burlap thingy. Well, it said "Waltons". Granny, back me up here. WALTONS!!! I am probably going to frame it or just nail it up somewhere (the last idea would make my hubby cringe to hear, so no tellin'...)

     Ah, pumpkins... Some from eBay, some from a prim friend's stand at Shupp's Grove, some tiny gourds from a man in Kitchen Kettle. So, you all were right! You can NEVER have too many pumpkins! That's why I love you all... Great minds think alike...

Well. Hmmm. I think that's it! Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Love and hugs,
The Marm
PS Charlie says, "Hey!"