~Tomato Creek Prims~
A simple life...Stush and I, the kids and the grands♥

Friday, November 21, 2008

Got a Job for Christmas

Good morning!
I bet everyone is dragging out the decorations, cleaning and baking right now:)
I've did the first two not the third.lol Iv'e just been tweeking what I've already done and trying to get it just so.
I removed the quilt that I had underneath the tree and put this fabric instead, I think it brightens it up a bit more.
Oh, I did get a job, just for the Christmas season, at a small department store... Peebles, just about 7 miles away , which has made me happy that I don't have to travel:) It will sure help out for Christmas...all the stores are around there and I'll be able to shop before or after work, today I go to watch vidios and fill out papers. Oh, I'll still blog I could never give this up I have to many wonderful blogging friends to do that, and anyway I want to see everyone's decorating:)
I put some stacking boxes to one side I found these at the fleamarket in the 80's, they are homemade, inside each one on the bottom is a cutout of a child or baby...they are old but I just don't know how old.
I've taken this picture of the snowman twice and it still came out blurred...I guess he didn't want his picture taken:)

I know you have all been saying that you are finding things that you forgot you had well, I forgot I had these homespun candycanes that I bought from my sister this year at our yardsale...a bunch for just a $1.00! I finally found them under my bed in a bag.lol

Digging thur some more Christmas stuff I found this grouping of candycanes that I had bought on sale at the Country Store in Belle Vernon last year, I like them, they are very prim looking with a tag that says "Old Fashioned Candy Canes" I put them in this bowl for now on the coffee table and will add greens eventually, still have alot of boxes to go thur as I'm sure you do too:) It's fun though isn't it?
Also... has anyone been having trouble leaving comments on my blog? I went on blogger to see if they are having trouble with this and in a paragraph said that if you have these~ or these" in your title bloggers might be having trouble leaving comments on your blog and they were trying to fix that so... today I left them out of the title just to see.
Please don't ever forget that I love your comments and wait and check a couple times a day to see if anyone has left any. Everyone of you are so very important to me and I do try to answer your questions and comments on your great blog, I know that we are all so busy at this time of the year and will be till January when we get to just have one big sigh and relax and hibernate for the winter:)

One thing I have to do is move the tree across the room in front of the window because everytime Stush goes by he brushes against it, I hate to do that because I really liked it beside my hoosier but then again it will fill up that window and I won't have to worry about decorating the window:) I always like when something works out easy;0

Today I'm thankful for a job that will help out with Christmas expenses:)


  1. Everything looks great, Rondell! I especially love those candy canes in the bowl! Adorable!
    Congrats on getting a job! I hope it is all you are hoping for.
    My son-in-law got layed off from his job yesterday and my daughter lost her job a little ove a month ago. I just hope they both find something soon.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Congrats on your new holiday job! The extra cash will be nice. Love your Christmas decor! I still need to get mine out. I usually wait til after Thanksgiving but I might have to start this weekend since Christmas will be here 3 weeks after Thanksgiving! Yikes! Have a great weekend!

  3. Hmm.....I think I can leave you comments. That's strange that a little tilde (~) could cause so much trouble...it's just a cute little thing! LOL

    I love your pictures and your tree looks oh so cute! I noticed the teeny tiny stacking boxes ornament in the photo of the candy cane on the tree. They are adorable.

    The candy canes look very nice and for $1, that's a steal :) I have a pack of candy cane ornaments that I bought a few years ago to Prim up and haven't yet but all of the photos of candy canes have been really inspired this year!

    Everything looks great. I'm getting antsy...the tree, the big main tree, will be coming out a week from today! YAY! I just cannot believe it, though.

    Congrats on the job! Hope it all goes well! Some advice for working retail during the holidays...Keep smiling and be pleasant....kill the cranky shoppers with kindness. You'll have some interesting stories to tell us, I'm sure! LOL

    Have a great day!


  4. Hi Rondell,
    Congrats on your new job, and good luck! I'm glad ya got something near by!
    I love all your Christmas decor! LOVE those candycanes in your bowl!! :) I tried to leave you a comment about your box your tree is on-when it was posted earlier...I just love it! I love old boxes and crates! Your home always looks so nice.

    Have a wonderful day-


  5. Rondell~
    That is my favorite fabric that you used as a tree skirt!
    I really like those candy canes~Everyone has such neat things. I am gonna have to hit the craft stores and spend the weekend creating!!
    Congratulations on your new job!
    Peebles is a nice store, we have one about 40 minutes from our home.
    Have a great weekend!


  6. Congrats on your job & I'm sure it will help out. Everything looks wonderful. I like the boxes, so prim and your candy canes are great. I am making more of those as I've used mine to stuff into hats, stockings, etc. Today I'm doing more decorating, I'm behind. Have a wonderful day, Rondell.

    ~ Pam ~

  7. Rondell, I'm so happy for you! That job is just what you need right now.

    Love your decorations!

  8. Rondell,
    I am so happy for you that you found a job close to home for the holidays. I know that my job is only about 4 miles from my house and it is so nice. You have to continue blogging because you are one of my favorites. I love seeing your beautiful home and those precious granddaughters. I love those candy canes on your tree. I may try that (if I can find some plastic candy canes).

  9. Congrats on your job! Everything looks so good, I love the old fashion candy canes, they are different! Still waiting to dig into my boxes!

  10. Glad you found a job. Wishing you the best of luck, Love all your decorations. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!
    Hugs, janie

  11. Congrats on your job! And I love your tree and hoosier together. Sorry you have to move it but that the kind of stuff we do for love!

    The Texas Woman

  12. I love your tree and those candy canes in the bowl are great ! Love those ! Congratulations on your new job ! Thanks for sharing pictures of your Christmas decorations. I'm hoping to get mine done this weekend to post on my blog. Have a great Friday !
    Janae :-)

  13. I am happy for you that you were able to find a job just before the holidays :)

    I love your candy canes...both sets! I attempted to make my very own grubby candy canes and I am pleased with how they turned out.

    I enjoyed seeing some more Christmas Decorations...can't wait to see more :)

    Have yourself a great weekend!

  14. Hi Rondell, that is gret that you got a job, maybe it will turn into something more after xmas is over, or maybe someone will mention a job to you while you are at work, I have a new job too, start next week. Your tree looks lovely, of course, guess you were sad having to pack away all your halloween stuff....Later..Diane

  15. Hey there Rondell, glad to hear that you got a job..they are getting scarce around everywhere...I've left you an award on my blog..if you would be so kind to collect it...have a great weekend..I love your holiday stuff..I think I have 4 huge bins(the kind you get at lowes) full of stuff..next weekend...I am decorating...;>)

  16. He may be blurry but he is such a cute snowman! Love the candy canes in the bowl too!

    Congrats on your new job!

    Have a wonderful day!

  17. Congratulations on your new Job !!!
    Your house looks so warm and cozy and now decorated for Christmas it will be .....
    Extra Wonderful to come home to at the end of the day.
    Hugs ~ Connie xox

  18. Congratulations on your new Job !!!
    Your house looks so warm and cozy and now with it decorated for Christmas .. it will be Extra Wonderful to come home to, at the end of the day.
    Hugs ~ Connie xox

  19. You are way ahead of me Rondell with the decorating, although I hope to get my outside stuff up this weekend...it is so cold and snowy here that I don't want to wait longer.

    Congratulations on the job for Christmas, and its so close to home too! Way to go, the money will help I'm sure.

    I am so glad that you aren't going to be slowed down with your blogging, cause I would miss your posts and comments:)

    I'm back to stitching your pennies now, with any luck you will have Stush putting them up for Christmas!!

    Have a great afternoon, I just love the decorations so far,

    Wooly hugs,


  20. Love that sweet little tree! All of your candy canes look great and you got a great buy! I'm glad you were able to get a job and I wish you good luck and easy work days! ~Beth~

  21. A little extra money for the Holidays is great. Love your shy snowman LOL. I was looking at those tiny stacked boxes on the tree. Did you make those?

  22. Your Christmas tree is darling, I love the candy cane ornaments!

  23. I don't believe I've ever left you a comment. You have a great blog and I enjoy stopping by. You have great decorating ideas. Thanks for your inspiration. Enjoy your weekend and Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours.

  24. So glad you found a job close by. Your decorations look great. Have a great weekend. Julie

  25. Congratulations on the job Rondell. I'm sure that must a big relief.
    I haven't been decorating yet. Been on a cleaning spree though. I don't know how two people can be so messy. haha!
    I love all of your decorations. I do the same thing...tweaking things until I get it just so.
    I love the homespun candy canes. They look great in that bowl.
    Will you be working a lot of hours?

    Take care!

  26. You are welcome to come help put up Christmas decorations at our house! :)

    I've tagged you on my blog. I hope your new job doesn't take away your posting time. You are a great inspiration!


  27. Congrats on your job! I hope everything turns out great with it! And I love all of your Christmas things...your tree looks so cute and I love all of your candy canes! Hope you have a great weekend! <3Lauren

  28. Sounds like you will be very busy. The extra money sure comes in handy at Christmas though!! I'm getting the itch to get all my Christmas goodies out. I really want to clean good first. Then relax and enjoy the season. Take care...

  29. Rondell, Your tree is beautiful and the decorations are sooooo Prim...
    Congratulations with the new job...it sure does help doesn't it.

    You sure are ahead of the game with all your decorating. Ours starts this weekend.

  30. Today, I am thankful also...for God's favors

  31. I love your decorating items - you have a beautiful blog!
    Thanks for stopping by my log cabin blog! I'll be back again!

  32. Your tree is so pretty, Rondell! I love it.

    So happy that you've found the job you needed. Such a blessing.



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