Saturday, December 3, 2011

Adorable Christmas Outfits for the Littlest People on Your List!

These adorable outfits are sure to put a smile on everyone's face come Christmas morning!

Mud Pie has the cutest clothes I have seen in a long time! They are boutique quality clothes at department store prices!

For the little princess I have the Mud Pie Triple Tree 2 Piece Play Set
this set fits little girls from Newborn to 6 Months

For the little prince I have the Mud Pie Embroidered Tree Overalls
these overalls fit little boys sizes 12 to 18 Months

Get festive and let your kiddos look adorable this Christmas!

You have to see this!

Ok, my mind is simply not working today!! I was looking for a "Yes you can" picture on photobucket to cheer another member on and what should I find? First picture up? I could not believe it!! Yes, it does say "Come on Down"!!

Yes it really is a tombstone. According to the person who posted it, you can see it on the way to Ft. Morgan in Gulf Shores, Alabama!

So since I couldn't think of anything else today, I looked up funeral!! And lo and behold! I found some listings!! And if you are interested in any of them, just click on the picture to go to that listing!

Jenbanna88 has a great VHS movie, Four Weddings and a Funeral!
Clarks Antiques has some neat memorabilia from a Funeral Home.

Corner Concepts has a tape of the Arlington National Cemetary Military Funeral of Chaplain Colonel William F. Pitman United States Army.

And AKelly110 has three Superman comics for sale at super good prices!!

Which just goes to show that whatever you MIGHT be looking for, it might be on!! And take a moment to browse through our store, Korn Kountry Treasures! You might be pleasantly surprised!! Thank you for stopping by!

What I've learned

I've learned.... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
I've learned
.... That when you're in love, it shows.
I've learned
... That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' makes my day.
I've learned
.... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
I've learned
.... That being kind is more important than being right.
I've learned
.... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.
I've learned
.... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.
I've learned
.... That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
I've learned
.... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
I've learned
.... That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.
I've learned
.... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
I've learned
.... That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.
I've learned
.... That money doesn't buy class.
I've learned.... That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I've learned.... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
I've learned
.... That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
I 've learned
.... That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
I've learned
.... That love, not time, heals all wounds.
I've learned
.... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
I've learned
.... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile..
I've learned
.... That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
I've learned
... That life is tough, but I'm tougher.
I've learned
.... That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
I've learned
.... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
I've learned
.... That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.
I've learned
.... That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
I've learned
..... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
I've learned
..... That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.
I've learned
.... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
I've learned.... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

Life is short live it to the fullest and have fun sharing it with someone you love

What type of tree do you put up?

If you're getting a tree, and haven't picked one out yet, here's a few suggestions from the National Christmas Tree Association...

Tree Species Characteristics
  1. WHITE PINE: The largest pine in the U.S., the White Pine has soft, flexible needles and is bluish-green in color. Needles are 2 ½ - 5 in. long. White Pine’s have good needle retention, but have little aroma. They aren’t recommended for heavy ornaments.
  2. WHITE SPRUCE: The White Spruce is excellent for ornaments; it’s short, stiff needles are ½ - 3/4 in. long and have a blunt tip. They are bluish-green - green in color, but have a bad aroma when needles are crushed. They have excellent foliage color and have a good, natural shape. The needle retention is better in a White Spruce than it is among other spruces.
  3. FRASER FIR: The Fraser fir branches turn slightly upward. They have good form and needle-retention. They are dark blue-green in color. They have a pleasant scent, and excellent shipping characteristics as well.
  4. COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE: Often used for stuffing pine-pillows, these sharp needles are 1 - 1 ½ in. in length. This species is bluish-gray in color and has a bad odor when needles are crushed. This Christmas Tree has good symmetrical form and has an attractive blue foliage. It also has good needle retention.
  5. CONCOLOR FIR: These small, narrow needles are around 1 - 1 ½ in. in length and occur in rows. They have good foliage color, good needle retention, and a pleasing shape and aroma.
  6. DOUGLAS FIR: These soft needles are dark green - blue green in color and are approximately 1 - 1 ½ in. in length. The douglas fir needles radiate in all directions from the branch. When crushed, these needles have a sweet fragrance. They are one of the top major Christmas tree species in the U.S.
  7. BALSAM FIR: These needles are 3/4 - 1 ½ in. in length and last a very long time. This tree has a dark-green appearance and retains its pleasing fragrance throughout the Christmas season.
  8. SCOTCH PINE: Approximately 1 in. in length, these needles don’t even fall when they’re dry, providing excellent needle retention. The color is a bright green. The most common Christmas tree in the U.S., the scotch pine has an excellent survival rate, is easy to replant, has great keepability and will remain fresh throughout the holiday season.
  9. NOBLE FIR: These needles turn upward, exposing the lower branches. Known for its beauty, the noble fir has a long keep ability, and its stiff branches make it a good tree for heavy ornaments, as well as providing excellent greenery for wreaths and garland.
  10. LEYLAND CYPRESS: The most popular Christmas tree in the South-East, the Leyland Cypress is dark green - gray in color and has very little aroma. Because it is not in the Pine or Fir family, it does not produce sap, so that those with an allergy to sap can still enjoy a Leyland as their Christmas Tree.
  11. VIRGINIA PINE: These branches are stout and woody and respond very well to trimming. It is small- medium in size and its foliage becomes extremely dense. Aside from being a good nesting site for woodpeckers, the Virginia pine continues to be the most popular Christmas tree in the South.

How to Care for Your Farm-Grown Fresh Christmas Tree

When a Christmas tree is cut, over half of its weight is water. With proper care, you can maintain the quality of your displayed trees. Below are a number of tips relating to the care of displayed trees:
  1. Displaying trees in water in a traditional reservoir type stand is the most effective way of maintaining their freshness and minimizing needle loss problems.
  2. Make a fresh cut to remove about a 1/2-inch thick disk of wood from the base of the trunk before putting the tree in the stand. Make the cut perpendicular to the stem axis. Don't cut the trunk at an angle, or into a v-shape, which makes it far more difficult to hold the tree in the stand and also reduces the amount of water available to the tree.
  3. Once home, place the tree in water as soon as possible. Most species can go 6 to 8 hours after cutting the trunk and still take up water. Don't bruise the cut surface or get it dirty.
  4. If needed, trees can be temporarily stored for several days in a cool location. Place the freshly cut trunk in a bucket that is kept full of water.
  5. To display the trees indoors, use a stand with an adequate water holding capacity for the tree. As a general rule, stands should provide 1 quart of water per inch of stem diameter. Devices are available that help maintain a constant water level in the stand.
  6. Use a stand that fits your tree. Avoid whittling the sides of the trunk down to fit a stand. The outer layers of wood are the most efficient in taking up water and should not be removed.
  7. Keep displayed trees away from sources of heat (fireplaces, heaters, heat vents, direct sunlight). Lowering the room temperature will slow the drying process, resulting in less water consumption each day.
  8. The temperature of the water used to fill the stand is not important and does not affect water uptake.
  9. Check the stand daily to make sure that the level of water does not go below the base of the tree. With many stands, there can still be water in the stand even though the base of the tree is no longer submerged in water.
  10. Drilling a hole in the base of the trunk does not improve water uptake.
  11. Use of lights that produce low heat, such as miniature lights, will reduce drying of the tree.
  12. Always inspect light sets prior to placing them on the tree. If worn, replace with a new set.
  13. Do not overload electrical circuits.
  14. Always turn off the tree lights when leaving the house or when going to bed.
  15. Monitor the tree for freshness. After Christmas or if the tree is dry, remove it from the house.
  16. Go to and type in your ZIP code to find a recycling program near you.
  17. Never burn any part of a Christmas tree in a wood stove or fireplace.
We usually get a Noble Fir....

But once we got a Frazier fir...                 

And my brother ALWAYS gets a Douglas fir..

I really like Blue Spruce, but the needles are a little bit pokey..

My Dad gave us a Pine tree that he had bought live for Christmas once.. It's getting huge out by my barn, and now is home to a little rabbit family.. (this pic is not it, just looks a lot like it..)

Whatever tree you choose - pine, fir, spruce, artificial or palm,  I bet you can find some beautiful decorations at!

And top your tree with this glittering star from Macys - new in box! But hurry - already got a bid - ends soon!