Sunday, December 27, 2009

So the big day Christmas is over. Had a great day watching the grandkids open their presents and play like crazy all day. Hubby was sick so his day wasn't so joy filled, but it was a quiet and we relaxed which was much needed. So now on to the New Year...I will become a year older, ughh, but that's ok you are only as old as you feel and I don't feel like I am as old as I am supposed to be, you notice I didn't tell you how old, well that would be cause I never remember I have to do the math, LOL!! Anyway My Favorite Things will open after the first of the year and I have great hopes of success for the store!! Cathy and I have some awesome things planned and have lined up some awesome vendors. We look forward to getting involved in some great happenings in a revival of our local historical downtown area and I am excited to be a part of it. Check out the before and during pics of the store!! The transformation is amazing, took a bit longer than we was hoping but the end results are going to be well worth it for sure!! For all you local folks keep tuned in here or the website or my Facebook page to see when we open up, trust me I will have it posted any and everywhere!! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and looking forward to the New Year. Please keep up with me this year as I look forward to adding new products to my website and Etsy this year. It's going to be a busy year!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

MommaB's Front Porch: Giveaway for Christmas

Hey guys make sure you check out this giveaway at MommaB's!! She is giving away $50 worth of products of your choosing!! I'm entered you should too!!

MommaB's Front Porch: Giveaway for Christmas

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Check out this really cool giveaway happening at Barely There Primitive Bear!! Karen is really generous offering this special prim item and promises to ship out tomorrow to the winner so the winner can enjoy it before Christmas. Take advantage and sign up...I did!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Give away!!

Hey everyone checkout the giveaway going on at Irish Rose Creations!! The afghan she is giving away is so beautiful!! What a generous giveaway!! Thanks Irish Rose and I look forward to seeing who wins!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Saying Goodbye

Well today was a sad day as I once again put my baby girl on a plane and sent her back into a war zone, not as a soldier, but as a contractor who supports our military. I am so proud of both of my children though as they both are supporting the war effort as contractors. They have both grown up so much in the last year and have aquired a new appreciation for the sacrifice their Dad made while serving in the Army. Thanks to you all who support your military and please pray for them all everyday and please remember the contractors as well as they too are someone's father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter etc.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Fall is definately upon us and for us here in the bayou that means we get some beautiful 80 degree weather with some great porch sitting temps in the evening. This is one of my favorite seasons although it means the start of the busiest time of the year for me and this year it means My Favorite Things is getting ready to open!! So keep checking back for the Grand Opening!! Take care for now!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Woo Hoo finally started me a blog!!

Ok guys I have finally started the oh so popular blog, it seems to be the thing these days so I will try to make it interesting and informative and most importantly I will try to keep up with it, LOL!

So let me tell you a bit about myself for those who don't know me personally. My name is JaNae and I am the original Kountry Bumpkin. In 1996 I started the business Kountry Bumpkins while I was living in Panama with my Army hubby Kevin. There was limited jobs there so luckily for me I moved in a neighborhood of crafters. Now coming to Panama I was a bookkeeper/receptionist and even when I painted with the local "professional" crafty ladies I swore I didn't know how they were doing it to actually make money, BAHAHA!! Look at me now!! Anyway Kountry Bumpkins started out as a home show business, I was gonna be the next "Pampered Chef" story, LOL!! Needless to say after 13 years of moving and trial and error to include some bad decisions, but ones I learned from and as long as I learned from them I don't count them as lost moments, anyway here I am running a successful website, building my biz on this new thing called Etsy and getting ready to be involved in the store of my dreams called My Favorite Things and who knows maybe somewhere down the road I'll actually be a partner in ownership of that store, but for now I am satisfied in offering as much knowledge and help as I can to see the success of this venture. So that's "me" in a nutshell at least the business side of me. I'll save the "family" side of me for another post. Thanks for visiting and checkback often as I will offer specials and giveaways and even maybe a recipe now and then. Happy Fall Y'all!!