Ranch House Crock Pot Chicken

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I've always used my crock pot for cooking dinners but it was mostly reserved for Sundays.  This was the day I was at home and could "be there" if something went wrong.  I don't know I guess I had this fear that if I would leave it plugged in all day when I was at work it would start a fire and burn down my house.  (silly I know). Being a blogger has opened up opportunities to find so many … [Read more...]

{Handmade & Handpainted} Valentine Home Decor


Hello everyone, I know I have been absent from blogland and for this reason.... I've been creating crafts to sell for a local furnishings store that offers its customers my one of a kind designs.  It's just a small portion of the decor items they offer but gives me an outlet to create and get my "craft on" again.  Feels so good!   So with that said I may start sharing some of the items I make … [Read more...]

My Primitive Country Christmas Decor 2014


Hello and welcome!  It's becoming an annual tradition to show you some peaks of my most favorite Christmas decorations.  I am a country girl at heart and love the burlap, gingham, checked, red and green colors for my decor style. I tend to decorate with the same items over the years but like to change them up a bit adding in a few new ones. … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Money Card || Perfect for Teen-agers


Hello everyone! Happy 2 (yes, TWO) days before Christmas 2014! I wanted to share a "gift in itself" idea that I created for a couple of my nephews for Christmas gifts this year. My husband's side of the family draws names for the grandkids to exchange gifts and all of them are teen-agers (except Spencer who is 8).  We celebrated this past week-end and I wanted to share the card idea I created … [Read more...]

{Rustic Barbed Wire} Christmas Tree Decorations

Rustic Barbed Wire Christmas Decor

I am so excited to show you these fabulous little rustic country Christmas decorations.  You may be thinking - what? wait? barbed wire decor?  Yes you read that correctly.  And.... I am super excited to share it with you! It all came about when my very talented father-in-law spent a little time in his workshop. He's retired and tries to come up with different designs using barbed wire, wood, … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Bake


If you are needing a side dish for your upcoming holiday dinner this Sweet Potato Bake is so scrumptious. It's very simple to whip up just allowing the time to cook the sweet potatoes and combine the ingredients.  Bake and your side dish is complete. I baked it for our Thanksgiving dinner and everyone complimented me on it. Even the kiddos liked it. Win! Here is the recipe. Sweet … [Read more...]

Baby Lion King Shower and Mini Diaper Cake Table Decoration Tutorial


My adorable friend and co-worker is expecting a sweet baby boy in January and I was so happy to help plan a shower for her to welcome this sweet blessing. The theme for this little boy's nursery is the Baby Lion King so of course that had to be the theme of the shower.  :) When I started planning the decorations I had a hard time finding downloads or individual graphics available for purchase … [Read more...]

My Primitive Country Thanksgiving Decor 2014


Happy day after Thanksgiving 2014. I wanted to share my Thanksgiving table decor with you again this year.  It is becoming a tradition I guess, as I shared it with you in 2012 here and 2013 here.  It also helps me look back on what I did the previous year(s) and provides a bit of inspiration and reminiscing. My decor is nothing fancy.  As  you may notice from other years I pull in some of  … [Read more...]

Snowman Family Christmas Card Video Tutorial


I created this project back in 2009 when I hosted an online Boo-log party (around Halloween that year) and it is still one of my most popular YouTube video tutorials of all time.  I did have a blog post on my Craft Junkie Too Blogger blog but somehow it disappeared when I switched over to CountryCharmbytracy.com and Wordpress so I thought I would share it in a new blog post. One of my favorite … [Read more...]

Red & Turquoise Christmas Deco Mesh Wreath


I wouldn't have thought of putting these two colors together in one holiday decor project if I didn't see an entire section of various holiday signs and Christmas decor items at Hobby Lobby this year.   The more I looked at all of these items available the more I liked it.  So, I decided to buy some of the materials to make this wreath.  The picture really doesn't do it justice.  The colors just … [Read more...]