My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Share Your Cup Thursday #29

Hi my friends and welcome to Share Your Cup.  This is the place to share what ever it is that makes you happy.  In other words, what fills your cup.

This past week has been such a busy one for me.  So much so that I was unable to visit very many links.  Because of that there will be no features this week.

Here’s a bit of what’s been keeping me so busy.

Tonight I will be hosting my first of two parties that I am using the theme “Dead and Breakfast.

Look at what hubby made for me.  I saw this in an old Better Homes and Gardens holiday book.  Just so happened that I had an old pillar in my garage.

I want to add some crows to the top, but didn’t quite get to it.

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I went to my daughters and her and her hubby helped me cut a stencil with her cricket.  I thought that would be much faster than painting the words.

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I bought the headboard at a yard sale in Idaho last year.  I gave it to my daughter for little Saydee.  When she said that they wanted to paint it black I knew I had to borrow it back. lol!

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I tied a garland to it but decided I liked it better plain.

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Sorry that I was unable to visit all of you wonderful people.  Looking forward to seeing what you have to share this week.

Also, a little late; but here is a give away in celebration of 600 followers.  It’s you that makes blogging so fun.  I love each and every comment you leave!  Just a cute little rice bag tote and a Christmas magazine.

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Leave a comment on this post and your name will go in the drawing.  Link up a post and I’ll throw it in the hat for a 2nd chance. Winner will be announced at SYC next week.

Now for a few party rules:

1. I would love for you to be a follower of Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
2. Link up a particular post and not your entire blog.
3. Please have a link back to this post. That way others will know where the party is. Feel free to grab my button on the sidebar if you’d like.
4. Please find time to visit at least a few other participants. It’s a great way to find new blogs.

46 comments:

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Congratulations! 600+ Followers! Wow! Put my name in the (witch's?) hat! And, I linked up 2 posts! Hope you don't mind. . .
Hugs from the Farmhouse!
Dru

Leslie said...

Ooooh my gosh... I am drooling over that sign!!!! Clever clever girl! I love it. Have fun entertaining. congrats on the 600!

Debra said...

I saw your other post about the breakfast the other day but I am cracking up at the sign! That is simply awesome!!!!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Dead and Breakfast is awesome. You are so clever. Hope it all went well.

a8383 said...

I don't have a blog but would like to enter. Love the sign!!! Angela

Penny Phillips said...

Congrats on 600 followers! I just love your Dead and Breakfast sign..so cute! Hugs, Penny

Pamela Gordon said...

Clever sign! You sure have a lot of Halloween decor as I saw in your previous 2 posts. I'd say you're all set. I love the old iron headboard. Congrats on your 600 followers! Pamela

suzyq said...

thanks so much for hosting another great party!
I live in Canada - so don't know if this applies?
Hugs,
Suzan

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Jann I love that sign, your front looks fabulous!! Thanks for hosting!

Lisa said...

Hello! I just came across your blog and it is adorable! I luv your Americana post from June 28th or 29th 2011 with the Warning ... Americana Overload ... can you tell me the pattern name of the RWB quilt you have hanging over the stair case...it is beautiful!

Kathe said...

Whoohoo! Congrats Jann! I am happily one of the 600 that love you :-) Speaking of love, if I change my last name would you send me that adorable sign?? Have a great rest of the week :-)

Ann said...

I love that adorable sign. How clever!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congratulations on 600 followers!
The Fall decor and sign look great - nice job. Thanks for hosting again this week - You are appreciated.
No need to include me in the giveaway, as I am still in a declutter mode.
Hope you are having beautiful Fall weather out your way.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Love your sign! Can I make a reservation at your Dead & Breakfast Inn? LOL! Thanks for hosting Jann!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

How cute your decorations are.
Thanks for hosting.

Alderberry Hill said...

Love the sign! Thanks for hosting Jann!

Michele Cole said...

Excellent job on the Dead & Breakfast Inn. It really looks spooky! Congrats on 600 followers! I hope to be there myself one day. Thanks for hosting a great party.

Michele @ Better Organized Living

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a perfect sign for your halloween party! Love the headboard too! I have had quite a few halloween parties. The last one was at our camp with a hay ride in the dark. Scary! Thanks for hosting your party and have a great week!
Nancy

Antiques And Teacups said...

So many fun posts! I always look forward to seeing what folks have been doing! Love your sign. Perfect!
Ruth

mimi_62 said...

love the Dead and Breakfast sign. But--- I love it all. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
Congrats on 600!! I LOVE that sign and the front of your home looks great!! Good Luck with your parties!

I would be thrilled to be entered in your giveaway and I linked up too! Thanks so much for hosting!!

Hugs.
Debbie

Stephanie said...

Congratulations on 600+ followers -how exciting! :) Your 'Dead and Breakfast' sign is terrific and your decorations look amazing. Thanks for having a giveaway - so sweet of you :)

Hugs,
Stephanie

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Love the sign, Jann!
Thanks for hosting :)
~Pernilla

Kris said...

Hi Jann,
I had to do a double take before I realized what the sign actually said! Cute! Love all of your decorations!!
XO Kris

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Perfect sign. Wonder if it was done on purpose? Fun party. Thanks for hosting and have a great week.
Joy

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Jann!
I was sipping tea and blogging this afternoon at a local Tea House...and, somehow, the comment I left for you went bye bye. So, I am going try to recapture my previous comment...Here goes:

I love your "D&B" sign. What a hoot! It is so clever and I'm sure your trick or treaters are going to have a scare.
It made me think of the camp song I learned as a girl.

"At the boarding house where I live,
Everything is growing old.
Long gray hairs upon the butter...
Everything is growing old.
When the dog died we had hot dogs,
When the cat died cat nip tea.
When the landlord died I left there.
Spareribs were too much for me."

I hope this doesn't gross you out, my sweet friend!
Smiles,
Carolynn xo

jeanetteann said...

Love the sign. and I am linking up x

pembrokeshire lass said...

Hi, I would love to entered for your giveaway, Jann, if you post to the UK.. Please say you do! Joan
PS I'll try and find a blog to link up so I get 2 entries!

priscilla said...

Great sign ! So creative ! Hope your party was a success !

Katherines Corner said...

Congratulations on 600!!!Thank you for hosting xo

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Hi, Jann,

Congratulations on reaching 600+. It is always so fun to visit your posts -- like this one -- you are so creative. Thanks for entering me in your drawing.

Debra

Donna Heber said...

Hi Jann,

I just adore your new sign! Your daughter's cricket did a fantastic job. Congrats on reaching 600 followers - I'm still a newbie :-) Thank you for hosting this party and for the chance to win something.

poppilinnstudios said...

Jann, you are so creative! You're always coming up with something fun. Thanks for hosting!
-Lynn

Cottage and Broome said...

Jann, Congrats on so many followers!!! I love your Dead & Breakfast sign, just the right touch for this time of year, very creative!!! Thanks for hosting agin this week, Laura

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

I've been so swamped lately too and I've missed a lot. I'm so happy to be back and linking up this week. Your sign is so clever! Love it!

~Lynn

Margy said...

I love the blog as so many people do to have 600 followers! Please put me in the hat for your goodies.

Yael Ben-Ari said...

Jann,

Congratulations on reaching 600 followers. I have to say that I had to laugh at your sign "Olson DEAD And Breakfast". That is a good one. Oh yes, please put me in for a chance to win goodies. Thanks for hostessing.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

One More Time said...

Really like your sign....so cute! 600 followers...you go girl!

Rob Hunt said...

600 followers is a great number. Thanks for hosting Jann, I am always happy when I can join in. That sign is a keeper.
Rob

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, I am very late but better late than never! Hope you have a delightful weekend, Jann! And thanks for hosting.

Blessings,
Sandi

Pam Lambky said...

The post with the sign is so adorable, Jann! I also love the gate, it fits so well with the decor. Congratulations on your 600 followers! xo's Pam

Debi Bolocofsky said...

Jann,
Thanks so much for hosting.
Debi @ Adorned From Above

Micupoftea~ said...

What fun! I LOVE themes and this is a great one. The sign looks wonderful :)

Monica Jacob said...

Cute decor as always! Love the rice bag tote :)

Maria Elena said...

Love, love the sign! Thank you for hosting!

Old Fashioned Gal said...

Always happy to link up to SYC. What a fun giveaway! Congrats on 600 followers! Wow! :)
-Denise