Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy New Year ~~

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy,
in whatever situation I may be;
for I have also learned from experience that the
greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon
our dispositions and not upon our circumstances.
Martha Washington (1732-1802)
Ring Out the Old ~~ Ring in the New ~~
We find ourselves at the end of another decade...seems like yesterday
we were approaching 2000.....with all the dire warnings.
The news media, and most of the talking heads were predicating there
was a real good possibility that all the computers around
the world would stop at the stroke of midnight
and, nothing would work as it should.
We were told to prepare, we were advised to make sure
each household had cash on hand, a supply of water,
wood, candles, batteries, gasoline, a pantry stocked with food,
everything to be able to sustain us at home till everything
was back up, and running.
Thankfully we ushered in the new year with no
problem at all, but we here at the Cabin were Alert & Ready. lol
It may be my girl scout background or
my Catholic school education....(Nuns)
but I am a the kind of girl who likes to prepare for the worst
(as best ya can) and, hope and, pray for the best.
My DH not so much....but he does appease me, Bless him.

Any way in what seems like the blink of an eye,
its ten years later, and we are here
ready to Ring in 2010.
My hope is that it comes in quietly
and without much ado.
And as soon as we open our eyes in the morning,
(cause we never make midnight anymore.)
We will greet it with a Grateful Happy Heart
eager to see what this New Year brings.


This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Best Wishes to You All for a Wonderful Happy New Year, filled
with Peace, Prosperity, Good Health, Love, & Happiness ~~
Sending Warm Winter Hugs from the Cabin ~~ Connie xox

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas ~

God Bless Your Heart ~~ This Christmas Day;
God Bless Your Home ~~ With Joys That Stay;
God Bless Your Friends ~~ And Loved Ones Dear;
God Bless and Keep You All New Year
Wishing All of You, My Dear Friends
A Blessed Merry Christmas
Filled with Love, Laughter, & Joy
May You find A renewal of Faith & Hope
May You be Surrounded by Those You Love
May Your Heart & Home
Be Filled with the True Spirit of Christmas
Sending Warm Winter Hugs from the Cabin ~ Connie xox

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Snow ~ Snow ~ Snow

Happy Saturday Friends,
I'm home today snug as a bug in a rug.
cause its mighty cold out.
We had a couple of snow storms here
at the cabin this week.
Not real big storms like parts of the country had,
but enough snow to make everything look pretty.
And for the Mister
to plow & sand us and his accounts.These two photos, are from my front porch.

A "snow day" is almost as much fun as when I
was young...except now I stay in doors all day
to play, decorate, bake, & catch up with friends
who are not normally home.

I like alot of my Blogger Friends keep changing,
rearranging, and decorating right up to
the last minute, like the 24th lol
I'm either adding, taking way,
changing a spot, or refreshing.
(due to the use of natural materials)
But I love it....to me its another Joy of the Season.

This year I have used all old favorites,
I can hardly believe it but, I don't think I purchased
any new decorations....not even a new ornament.
Hmmm may have to rectify that. :-)

I'm mostly done with my baking...but that too will go
right up to the end.
I find you gals have some fabulous recipes that
once I read I feel a need to try.
Thank You all for sharing your new, and old recipes with us.
My cookies, are more my families favorites than
they are Christmas Cookies...I just make lots more of them
at this time of the year.

Money for alot of us .... is tighter this year
but the rest of our Blessings are in Abundance.
I'm hoping its the same for you,
that you are all in Good Health, Good Spirits,
and EnJoying the Simple Joys of the Season.

Sending Blessings & Warm Hugs from the Cabin ~~Connie xox

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

SimPle CounTry PleaSures ~~

First keep the peace within yourself,
then you can bring peace to others.
Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)
Love this time of the year.....especially from the cozy
comforts of the cabin.
We are enjoying ............... all the simple joys
and peace of the Christmas Season.
In the evening we sit back and enjoy the small white lights in
our windows, while the wood stove keeps us toasty warm,
and the fire is crackling in the fireplace.
We are Blessed to have a good, and hearty meal
grace our table each night.
There is also lots of baking taking place, so
the smells that fill the cabin are just
Sights, Smells, Sounds, delights for all the senses.

I also get much joy from visiting my on-line Friends.
All the Blogs have a Christmas feel, everyone is talking about
their traditions, and sharing photos of their homes, & shops,
all decked out for the Season.
I enjoy reading their recipes, and the tiny bits of
their lives they choose to share with us.
On most Blogs .....
You can read and feel the smile in their words.
Its also a time to hear from treasured Friends and Relatives
that are parted by miles.....you get a sweet card, or
an updated news letter (I for one love receiving them)
and sometimes its a special phone call.
As the song said ......
"Don't Save it All for Christmas" .
Please Remember to reach out and touch someone,
A Smile can convey Warmth,
A nice Word can touch a Heart,
A Hug is a Wonderful Gift.

Very little is needed to make a happy life ~~
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121 AD - 180 AD )

Wishing you Peace & Simple Country Pleasures
as we prepare for Christmas ~~
Sending Warm Hugs from the Cabin ~~ Connie xox

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving Gathering ~~

These days when most families find themselves scattered
all around the country......we are Blessed to be having
eighteen of our family members around our table.

We serve our traditional Thanksgiving dinner of
roast turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, squash,
candied yams, shoepeg corn, stuffed mushrooms,
green bean casserole, coleslaw,
apple sauce, cranberry sauce, and hot rolls.
We have been lovingly told many times.....you
can add any new dish you like but please do
not eliminate any old ones.
They all have their favorite.

We will bow our heads, as one of our family members
lead us in our prayer of Thanksgiving, we will then
proceed to our assigned seats.
The running joke is if you don't hand back
in your place card there
may not be a seat for you next year.
Well each year I get them all back, even the
little ones hand them in.
Some times worse for the wear. lol
I have much to be Thankful about so I will personally,
and quietly give thanks for my
family, & friends, the bounty that graces our table
each and every day of the year.
Our good health, and the fact that this will
be our 26th year here at the cabin,
cooking & serving this Holiday
dinner we both love .... side by side.

Our Desserts
served around a cracking fire,
will be a fresh fruit bowl, nut tray,
apple pie ~ pumpkin pie ~ ice cream,
pumpkin bars, cheesecake,
choc chip cookies, and a candy tray.
Oh the excess eating on the Holidays. ~~
My wish is that
where ever you Celebrate;
and who ever you Celebrate with;
your Thanksgiving Day finds you sharing
Blessings, food a plenty, & memories
to last a good long time.
Wishing You and Yours a Blessed Happy Thanksgiving !!
Sending Warm Thankful Hugs ~~ from the Cabin ~~ Connie xox

Monday, November 16, 2009

Good Monday Morning ~~

Good Morning ~~
Its Monday, the sun is shining, the wash in on,
and there is a large pot of tomato sauce
cooking on the stove. I still have to mix
roll & fry my meatballs, cant do them too soon or they
wont make the pot. :-)
My youngest son Tommy (26) is home from AZ
till after Thanksgiving and this was his request,
he eats like a bird so I'm always happy to make
something he truly likes. I also have plans to
bake a pie, chocolate cream.
Mondays are always my busiest day of the
week, and my most productive.
Just coming off a restful, and most enjoyable week-end
I'm ready to tackle the week.

This week-end we had a Beautiful Indian Summer Sunday
which allowed me to take a walk in the Woods.
I was able to collect more greens and more rosehips, this
has been a bumper year for the prickly red berries I love.

I was also able to scout out a few pine saplings
that I may bring home soon,
to finish off my Christmas decorating.

I have a few customers that have made
appointments to come into the "shop" this week,
so I am trying to make sure every thing
looks, and smells just right.

I don't have a lot of Christmas items, so I'm trying to
give the feel of Christmas in hopes they take home
an antique filled with greens or berries.
Or maybe a good smelling candle or at the very
least a "Good Feeling".
Hope all is well and you are having a
Wonderful Monday smack dab in the middle of November.
Sending Warm Blessings & Hugs from the Cabin.
Connie xox

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans Day ~~

Today I'm Thankful for those who wear
the uniform of the United States of America.
God Bless our Troops & their Families
who are serving all around the world today.
And all who have served and sacrificed before them.
My Family of Veterans
Charles Ferrito
John Ferrito
Frankie Ferrito
John Ferrito
Vince Ferrito
James Matucha
John Capichiano
Joseph Capichiano

Happy Veterans Day & God Bless the USA
Sending Proud & Patriotic Hugs
From the Cabin ~~ Connie xox

Monday, November 9, 2009

Greetings ~~

Greeting from the Cabin ~~
Making Christmas in shorts and a
tee shirt.lol It was very warm today,
so it was out with fall,
and on to the Christmas Season.
My front porch is done, and I have
sprinkled it here & there in the shop.
I spent a few days last week in PA visiting
my good friend Susan at her beautiful home.
We spent two days out & about visiting all
my favorite shops.
I happily soaked up all the
Christmas Spirit and Cheer
that one can only get by visiting Friends

If you get the chance please, stop by
aunt daisy's ~~ Emmaus, PA

The Cinnamon Stick ~~ Hereford, PA

Diane Windle's ~~ Log Cabin Antiques ~~ Coatesville, PA

Pheasant Run Antiques ~~ Gap, PA

Sharon Renningers ~~ Country Meadows ~~ Kutztown, PA
Each and every shop does it there own Wonderful way,
seasonal music playing, goodies to munch on,

the special smells of Christmas waifing from
the potpourri & candles they burn.
They all have very distinct wares, antiques and hand-did's
for sale...plus you will be greeted with a warm smile, and
leave a little happier than when you walked in.

I promise ~~

As I always do I came home with loads
of ideas, inspiration,and great memories.
I have a Grateful Heart that besides
being Blessed with a most

Wonderful Family, God has
granted me Wonderful Friends ~~

(Gratitude Attitude)

As my Friend Marilyn
from (Thistlebrooms) signs off ~~
Enjoy The Day He Has Brought You ~~
Sending Warm Happy Hugs from the Cabin ~~ Connie xox

Friday, October 30, 2009

HaPpY HalloWeeN !!!

I wish you much Fun on Halloween Night,
Nothing to Scare you or give you a Fright.
May you Stay Safe & Protected
And Collect all the Candy ... as much as you Expected.

PumPkins are Orange
Ghosties & Ghoulies are Blue (as in sad)
Candy is Sweet
But not nearly as Sweet
as All of You !!
Happy Halloween !!!
My Blogger Friends
Sending Hugs & Candy Kisses
from the Cabin xox

Friday, October 23, 2009

A True Gift ~~

Watch the leaves Fall, Let the Wind Blow,
EnJoy the Crisp Autumn Air.
Lovin Life and All the Beauty that surrounds us.
Yesterday was a Picture Perfect
Autumn Day here at the Cabin ~~ A True Gift.

We have not been able to travel this Fall no leaf peeking at all.
Fortunately we are Blessed to live in a Beautiful
part of the Country so we try to get out, and enjoy
what is right outside our front & back door.
All the magnificent fall colors on the trees
that surround the Cabin.
Inside we enjoy
Hearty Meals by the Fire
Warm Apple Pie fresh from the oven,
the soft glow of candles burning,
Pumpkins by the wagon full.
These are the Autumn gifts we are
thankful for each and every year.
But the number one gift we received in the Fall
was given to us 36 years ago
that was the birth of our oldest son
Heath Patrick. 10-24-73
A joy since the day he was born.
A gift that keeps giving.
Happy Birthday Doll
You were a cutie back then and you still are.
We Love You ~~

Wishing all of you Autumn Blessings ~~
Sending Warm Hugs from the Cabin ~~ Connie xox

Saturday, October 10, 2009

And the Winner Is ~~~

We at the Cabin want to Thank All of you who stop by to visit,
leave a comment, email us a question, or a sweet thought.
I have enjoyed this year here in Blog Land more than I can say.
Its such Fun to share with like minded kindred spirits.
I have been educated, inspired, encouraged,
and entertained each and every time I sign
into this community.

We had sixty entries,
Sweet Miss Taylor had the honor, of pickin.
And the Winner is...

********Linda from Country Pickins ********

Congratulations Linda !!!
Please email me your complete info so I
can get your package in the mail.
Again Thank You All ~~
Sending Blessings & Warm Autumn Hugs
from the Cabin ~~ Connie xox

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fall Give~AwaY

The Drawing is now CLOSED for our Fall Give Away,
the winner will be chosen tomorrow Sat. Oct. 10 th.
Thanks to all who have commented here,
or sent me an email.
I appreciate each, and every one of you.
Good Luck to Everyone.
Fall Give-A-Way ~~
Judy Condon's Book ~~ Welcome Home ~~ Simply Country
Tall Pumpkin ~~ Pantry Cake ~~
Bundle of Indian Corn, Mini Pumpkin
& One Somthing Extra
Good Afternoon & Happy Friday ~~
The sun is shining here in the woods, the wood stove is on
I'm toasty warm, I have a cup of tea in hand..and
we are all well & happy here inside the cabin.
I'm hoping the same is true for you & yours.
As I approach my year anniversary here in Blog Land
I would like to celebrate with a Fall Giveaway.

Not sure what will be contained in the package...but I
will strive to please with some primitive goodies.
I'm so grateful to each and everyone of you that
pops in to read my silly musings, see my pictures,
and leave me a sweet Hello.
Thank You All.
Please leave a comment or send me an
email at logcabinprimitives@sbcglobal.net
to be entered into the drawing.
~~~ Fresh Picked Rose-Hips ~~~
The winner will be chosen on Saturday October 10th.
Good Luck to All !!!
Have a Great Fall Week-End
Sending Happy Thoughts, & Hugs
from the Cabin ~~ Connie xox

Friday, September 25, 2009

Beautiful Fall Day

Good Morning All ~~
Hope everyone one is well and content in
their little corner of the world.
We are blessed today in Connecticut with another
Beautiful Fall day.
The air is cool, the grass is green, there is a smattering
of color on some of the trees, and pumpkins
& mums are showing up in most yards I pass.
My most favorite time of the year.
I'm home today so I'll put a pot of stew on the stove, and
an apple pie in the oven. I have a busy week-end coming
up so today will be my only day at home for some chores,
and time in the kitchen.
I spent last Sunday in Woodbury with my friend Cathy
celebrating 350 years of the quaint town, there were
historic houses to visit, a civil war encampment,
crafters dressed in period correct clothing demonstrating,
and selling their wares, delicious food, and
lively music.....a wonderful Fall day out in the country.

Hearth Side Cooking
The women were roasting chickens, bean soup, potatoes
and breads...they explained that all the volunteers
working in the house that day, would sit down later
for supper and enjoy the food, and fellowship

Locally grown Bounty

A Wagon ride around the Town

A Beautifully costumed Lady
who was demonstrating her craft.

Fife & Drum

A table in the Officers Tent

Soldier's Tent


I hope each and every one of your can get outside
and experience this most wonderful time of the year.
Sending Warm Hugs from the Cabin ~~ Connie xox