Sunday, October 10, 2010

Birthday MONTH: Day 9 & 10

How many of you noticed that I didn't post yesterday? hmmm, I'm takin' names...

~ my phone sure wasn't ringing to see if I was okay (pout pout) ~

Seriously, just kidding. I was out having fun. I started my morning early with 4 local garage sales and came home with things like this...

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I took the frames apart, cleaned them and now I'll be on the lookout for the perfect vintage Santa images to print and put in them.

Please don't hate me, but I found this really sweet vintage hat box for 10 cents...

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I unloaded all of my new Christmas picks that I bought last week and filled up the box. I'll use the box in my Christmas decorating too. The black and cream colors will go perfect in my decor!

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After cleaning all of my new goodies, I went to a party!

No, it wasn't a birthday party for me (tee hee)...

It was a Stampin' Up! party at Miss Pam's beautiful studio.

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Sarah came along with me and we met other local friends there and we really had a great time. Pam is such a gracious hostess and we were all honored to have Lori Hernandez as our Stampin' Up demonstrator for the day. She taught us some REALLY cool techniques that I can't wait to try :)))

I used to be an avid scrapper but my tastes turned into altered and fabric art and collage. Scrapping was a good foundation for my learning, gathering techniques and gathering LOTS of supplies too! I'm sure you all know how that is, right?

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Stamping was one of my favorite hobbies and I've accumulated many MANY stamps throughout the years...and I've never stopped since. Just because I really don't "scrap" anymore, I still use my stamps for altered and fabric art and much more.

The 2010-2011 Stampin' Up catalog is awesome this year (as it is every year). It's jammed packed with beautiful new stamps and so many cool ideas!! I even have back issues of the's such an inspiration to flip through.

While we were playing at Miss Pam's, she served us some crackers and cream cheese topped with pepper jelly. I love me some pepper jelly and I love this time of year as I usually buy it from the local church ladies at the local fall festivals so that I have plenty to entertain with throughout the upcoming holidays.

Well, luckily...Miss Pam and I have a mutual friend, Miss Mona who now makes and sells her own pepper jelly and we LOVE it!

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Lucky me, she gifted me with a jar for my birthday!!!!

I'll be honest. I'm so happy Miss Pam shared her pepper jelly with us as I didn't want to open mine.

I was hoarding it for a special occasion ;)

But...I will hoard no more! I placed an order with Miss Mona last night and I have some coming to me!

Being the sa-weet birthday girl that I am...I'd like to share some of Miss Mona's awesome pepper jelly with you!

All you have to do is just leave me a comment on THIS post letting me know how much you love yourself some pepper jelly :))

I'm going to pick 5 lucky winners and send a jar out to each winner ~ No matter where you live!!!!

Yes. I love you THAT much to share 5 jars of my favorite pepper jelly with 5 of my lucky readers :)

As an added bonus, I'm even going to throw in the comments from FACEBOOK too so don't be shy and leave a comment here or there.

You have until Tuesday evening, October 12th (before I fall asleep) to enter.

That's about 48 hours to get your name on here so get to typing, then go to the store and get you some cream cheese and be waiting for me to pick your name!  ;)


Leanne said...

oh lookie, I'm first. I am not fond of pepper jelly, but my hubby loves it. Mind its not too long until our church fair....

Wanda said...

I LOVE to use it over bake chicken!!! and also with crackers!!!
Thank you for your generosity!!!
best regards,
Wanda C.

Lisa Phillippi said...

Mmmm...Pepper Jelly? I have had other versions...but not this one! I bet it's delisious with the cream cheese! You are the sweetest birthday girl to share with us!!!

Malisa said...

Oh, my gosh! I missed wishing you a Happy Birthday. It is never too late, so I am gonna belt it out now! Here I go...loud and proud! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR SWEET JODIE...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I had so much fun with you at Zapp! You need to go to my blog today! You might see some folks you recognize!

Girl, I love me some pepper jelly! You know why? Because I am a HOT MAMA...that's why!


My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I have never tasted pepper jelly before but would love to try it!


Jeanne said...

I love pepper jelly and cream cheese on crackers. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!

The Rambling Papercrafter said...

I LOVE pepper jelly. My grandma used to make it all the time when I was a kid but no more :( She would always serve it with cream cheese and crackers. I couldn't wait to dig in and indulge :)

E. Charlotte said...

Why is it that I'm never that successful when I go garage saling?? You found some great treasures! :)

Thanks for sharing!

Beth Leintz said...

I noticed that you didn't post yesterday, but I thought maybe you took Saturdays off during your birthday month.

Pepper jelly-cream cheese- Ritz cracker- accept no substitute.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Ok...does never having Pepper Jelly count as desperation???? If it involves cream cheese, it has to be good!!

trash talk said...

Mmmm...pepper jelly with a Dr Pepper to wash it down!
Honestly're the real spice in my life!

Deb said...

I've heard of pepper jelly, but haven't ever tried it. Would love to!!

Jane said...

First I want to say you found some great items at the garage sales. I love the frames and think old Santa images will look great in them.
Put my name in the hat (box) for the pepper jelly. It is wonderful with cream cheese.
Glad you are enjoying your birthday month.

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh. My. Goodness.....I LOVE Pepper jelly!!!! Can't even tell you! ...with cream cheese...and toasted sourdough...yikes! What a sweetie you are to share (don't know if I could!)

Glad you're having a fun birthday time--enjoy every moment!


Kelly_Deal said...

Happy belated birthday! It looks like you had a fun day today! I know this has nothing to do with your post, but your 40th birthday book is absolutely beautiful! You are a lucky girl! Thanks for leaving that sweet post on my blog, you made my night!


Becky Shander said...

Pepper jelly?...I've never tried this before. And I would so very much like to have a taste. Thank you for offering this treat as a giveaway...I'm SO curious!

Robin Sanchez said...

Ooh I love the stuff with cream cheese on crackers. My father used to make it and now hes passed more jelly :(

I would love to have a jar of the stuff.

What fun to get together with crafting friends.


Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I live too deep in the piney woods of NW Louisiana to go out seeking any cream cheese tonight, but you can bet your sweet :-0 uh, rear end, if I win, I will have some waiting along with me some crackers before that jelly arrives in my mailbox. I do love pepper jelly on top of cream cheese spread on top of crackers. You are being so nice sharing your birthday with some five lucky peeps! :-)

Jane T

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Pepper jelly says holidays to me! Love the cream cheese, crackers and pepper jelly!! Yum! Oh and aren't you sweet to share! I love your cute finds but the hat box is most special.

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Oh so that's why you have those 2 cases of awesome stamps hanging on the wall in your studio. I use stamps a lot too, but never saw a collection as cool as yours. You SO spoiled' LOL I do love me some pepper jelly, I do. But I also love that Picapepper sauce. Is that what it's called. It's some coonass thing I bought while visiting. Lisa Marie

Vicki said...

Ooh...I love me some pepper jelly but Lisa just reminded me of Pickapeppa sauce! It is like a love triangle with those two and cream cheese. You just can't pick! lol I love the frames you found. Next time we don't hear from you...I'm calling 911. Kids don't try this at home. Have a great Monday!

A Cottage Muse said...

Mmmmm, Mmmmm! I love pepper jelly over cream cheese! You know it is totally fat free during your birthday month!

Karen said...

Pepper jelly.
I've heard of jalapeno jelly - but not pepper jelly.
SO I WANT ME SOME!!! Pick me.
:) Hugs!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

ooh..smells yummy! Cout me in!

Anonymous said...

happy 9th and 10th day birthday girl...i didn't realize you didn't post cuz me and AMY were doing a mother~daughter day @ Crop 4 the Cure...had us an awesome time...check out my post today...
LOVE me some PEPPER JELLY from U

HUGS ~victoria~

Lululiz said...

I have no idea what pepper jelly is, but it sounds like something the men in my family would enjoy. Must look it up on the net.

Olive Cooper said...

Ten cents for the hat box? People are clueless. Yes? I do not eat peppers but oddly like pepper jelly. Thanks so much for leaving me a sweet comment. hugs♥olive

scrappydarling said...

How very generous of you to share!! My family LOVES pepper jelly over cream cheese! Yummy!

time-worn interiors said...

I wish someone in my neck of the woods would have one of the Stampin Up parties! I would love to go to one!
Great finds!


Diana said...

I'd love to try me some pepper jelly. Happy belated birthday to you.

Sandi said...

I admit, I do love pepper jelly. The last time we had some, I ate the whole jar myself. I'm glad you are having such a good birthday month.

Tawnya said...

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Anonymous said...

Well, I have to say I know Miss Mona personally and I just adore her. I also adore her pepper jelly. She sent a sample to our Lafayette office and I could not stop eating it. I called her right away to let her know what an awesome job she did. It is the best pepper jelly I have ever eaten. I would love some more. You go Miss Mona!!! LOVE YOU!! Sincerely, Robin Godeaux

Anonymous said...

Gimme some! gimme some! Gimme some of that pepper jelly! I could eat it with a spoon - literally!! Better than chocolate - seriously! It is almost as hot as Ms. Mona and not heat hot neither!! LOL!!
Hugs, Nette

just me jan said...

OH MY GAWD JODIE!!!!!!!!!! You're givin' away Pepper Jelly???!!! ROFLOL I'd run over small children and lame animals to get to the stuff!!!! Sign me up for the giveaway darlin'!!!!!!

just me...wipin' the drool from my chin....jan

Tamarah said...

Hiya Jodie....!

I'm afraid I'm running a bit behind with your month long birthday posts....I've NEVER heard of pepper jelly before....I know in the US jelly is jam which is sweet so I just can't imagine the sweet taste of jelly & pepper together....hahahahaha....MIND YOU....I ONCE thought this about pumpkin pie & it is SURELY one of my very FAVOURITE food groups now that I know better....hahahahaha....!!

Cheers for now Lovey,
Tamarah :o)

The Feathered Nest said...

Hey sweet girl!!! I'm sure you're on your 'vette trip but I have missed you so!!!! I love, love that you celebrate your birthday the entire day just isn't enough, is it? I know this contest is over but I just had to comment and tell you that you always find the best stuff! I hope you're having a blast, sending you hugs and love on the road, Dawn

Payton said...

Ummmmm....that makes me soooo hungry for some pepper jelly!! I guess that's what I get for waiting until the end of your Birthday Month to read about your Birthday Month b/c I'm reading the posts backwards and was so confused when you posted about the I love you:)