Wednesday, September 28, 2011

~* some more time *~

A trip to the thrift shop recently and I found this cute clock. After a few clock re-dos I knew that it didn't matter if the mechanism worked or not, I could get a new one. So for $4.99 I took it along with a few other things, which I will show you later. I wasn't a fan of the color but I knew exactly what color I wanted to paint it to put it in my living room. With the recent hurricane and power loss I realized that I needed a battery operated clock in that room, and when I saw this cutie I knew it was a perfect fit. A few coats of paint, some distressing and a new clock mechanism and TA DA!
I am loving it!!! I am having a new shelf built to go over my TV stand and it will probably end up there, so this is a temporary spot, but I love the finished product. I have been looking for some clocks and at first I couldn't find any, now I find them when I am not even looking. I will show you the other thrift store finds soon.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

~* problems with blogger???*~

I have been having so much trouble with Blogger lately. Then I got a message that said my internet browser was no longer supported by Blogger. Hum, could that be the problem? I tried Google Chrome and it seems to have solved it. I couldn't even sign it to write a post or comment on blogs. It was so frustrating. I was using Internet Explorer and I don't know what happened but I could not do a thing on Blogger using it. I hope they either fix it or I will have to use Google Chrome whenever I want to blog. Anyway, I am going to try to catch up on all the blogging and commenting I have missed. Hope to visit your blogs soon!!!
Have a great day!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

~* a giveaway *~

Carol at Firecracker Kid Primitives is having a giveaway. Her stuff is awesome and I know you will want to get yourself some so head on over and check out her blog!!!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

~* a renewed garden *~

For the last few years keeping up with our vegetable garden has been a real chore. It was a 30' square raised bed, and we had originally used all of it for planting but in the last couple years we have cut out planting corn, so a big space of it went unused. That space then became just weeds and keeping up with those weeds was difficult and at times impossible. Dan suggested we forgo doing a garden altogether, but I love being about to pick fresh tomatoes, peppers, and herbs.

So we decided instead to make the garden space more user friendly. We decided a border veggie garden would be nice and so much easier to take care of, also allowing us to plant all the veggies we do without having extra space for weeds. So we hired someone to come and re-do the whole space. He had to build the retaining wall, move the dirt to fill in the space, level out the yard, and reseed the yard with grass seed. Dan thought it would be best if we hired someone instead of doing it ourselves. He said I would made a mess with a Bobcat!!!! Hmph! I could have done it!!! Anyway, this is how it came out, and with all our veggies planted. I actually got more veggies planted and so much more neatly then before and still have a little extra room. I have a little weeding to do, but we have had nothing but rain for the last few weeks so it was all I could do to get the plants in. But now they are, so it all upkeep now. I am really happy with the outcome.
Have a great day!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

~* hello prim friends *~

I changed out my wooden bowl full of rag eggs and made some rag balls. I really like the way they came out. It has been doing nothing but raining here on the East coast for the last 5-6 days and I cannot get out and finish the gardens, so I decided it was time to put the eggs away, but I really loved the look of the ragging, so I made some season free rag balls. It was nice to just sit for a bit while I ripped all those stripes of fabric.
I wrapped a pip berry garland I had around the bowl to give them a little lift since the bowl is large and even though there is 15 of them, they seem to get lost in it. I put a plastic take out container top inside the bowl under the material to give them some height as well.

Well I just got home from my birthday dinner with the family. Nothing fancy, we just went out for Chinese buffet, but it was nice to be a family for dinner. Since the kids are older, and Dan is so busy at work lately we hardly have time to have dinner as a family. I guess a birthday is as good a reason as any.

Have a great day!

Friday, May 06, 2011

~* a giveaway *~

Tammy is having a giveaway. Stop by her blog and check it out, but don't be disappointed when I win!!!


Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

~* another egg makeover *~

Another idea I borrowed from a fellow blogger. I saw this on another blog but she used rosettes. I thought this was something I could do easier than that. Of course, I didn't realize how long it was going to take me to make all those tiny yoyos. But it came out just as I have envisioned. Now, I cannot make a bunch of these at one time. It is a time consuming process, but I could do the yoyos over the course of the year and put them together right before Easter! But this one is done and sitting on the table bench on my kitchen table and it makes me happy to look at!!! Have a great day!

Friday, April 08, 2011

~* a giveaway *~

Heather & Lori at The Keeping Room are having a giveaway. Go check it out, but don't be disappointed if I win. I'm keepin' my fingers crossed.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

~* I crafted!!! *!

I saw this on someone's blog (sorry I don't remember where, if it was you, thanks for the inspiration!!!). It seemed so easy and since my kids are grown we have a ton of the cheesy plastic easter eggs that we don't use just hanging around in the closet. So I grabbed the bag, a pile of scrap fabric and the bottle of Elmer's glue and got to craftin'. I am so happy with the results! It is my new dough board decor! And I had a bag of leftover paper easter basket grass that was perfect. They go perfect in my prim kitchen! Now what else can I cover with some fabric and glue?!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

~* I want to live a simple life*~

Oh, sometimes life is so complicated. How I wish things could be so simple, like in this photo. I have been purging so much junk from my home for some time now. Getting rid of all the stuff I don't use, clothes I don't wear, decorations I don't use. I like the feeling of a de-cluttered life and home. Now if I could just get my husband on board. He is a bit of a pack rat. He saves everything. "There may be a use for this or that, I may need this later" he will say and so he saves things. His workshop is a mess. But when he needs something it is there. I just don't think it is worth it to save .28 cents. But he does and so he saves things. I like things neat. So I don't like the workshop. But I love him, so I deal with the messiness. But some day it would be nice if it were neat. I like things in their place, and I think he could put things in their place if he had the time to do it, then he could find the things he needs or is looking for. I would love to live like a pioneer, when people didn't have so much, and everything they had, had a purpose. That would be such a simple joyful life!

Have a great day!

Friday, March 25, 2011

~* I need some craftin' time*~

I have been so busy lately I haven't had time to do anything. Sooo many meetings, so many other things to do outside the house. I haven't even looked at my sewing machine! And it has been so cold that I haven't even thought about starting my garden seeds. But since the parade is done for the year and my meetings have slowed down I started to look at all the pictures of crafts I have saved on my computer and I started thinking of all the things I want to get accomplished this year. I can hardly wait for the weather to get warmer so I can start working on the garden and yard, and we are going to build a pergola over the patio. We've already had our mason back to have some rock walls built. Can't wait for the weather to turn!!!!! The crafting wheels are turning.....
Have a great day!

Sunday, March 06, 2011

~* I've been so busy *~

I have been a busy bee!!! I can't believe it's been since January since I posted. I have been up to my ears with planning my City's St. Patrick's Day parade. Now, it's all done, but the marching! I sent the program to the printer last Friday, all the planning is done. All I can do now is hope for the best! So, I thought I would stop in and read some of my bloggy friends blogs. Sorry I have been so absent! I can't wait to get back to crafting and gardening and photography and decorating! I feel like I have been on another planet! Soon I will have my days free again. I am lucky to be able to volunteer my time for worthy causes, but they do take up so much of my life. And with spring right around the corner I want to get to the store and get some flower and veggie seeds, so I can get them started.
Well, I'm off to do some ironing.
Have a great day!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

~* a swap out *~

I have had this shelf since the '80s. Remember when wicker what big? (Ignore the wall behind the shelf, we pulled the paneling off the wall and it had black glue on it, now we have to take the walls down and replace them)
But I was over it!!!! So over it. It was the last little bit of wicker I had left. So I used the last of my Amazon points and purchased a new shelf for the bathroom. It arrived the other day and I hung it right away. Now I love it.
I am sure I will love it even more when we finish the walls behind it. But for now, I just love the shelf. What a difference it makes! And I love that I have a little drawer to hide some essentials!
Have a great day!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

~*love a knock off *~

I love these drinks at Taco Bell. I haven't been able to put my finger on how they were made, so tonight I searched them out. They sound so easy and so much cheaper to make yourself, huh? I am going to keep these ingredients around!!!

You’ll Need:
Sierra Mist, Sprite, or 7UP. We recommend Sierra Mist, because that’s what they have at TB.
Frozen Limeade concentrate, thawed. If you want the Cherry Limeade, use a frozen Cherry Limeade concentrate.
Ice
Limes
Fill a cup with ice. The ice is what keeps the limeade at the bottom of the cup and produces the Taco Bell look. (If it’s cold, but doesn’t have ice, you won’t quite get the same thing!)
Put 2 to 4 ounces of your choice limeade concentrate in the bottom of the glass, depending on how strong you want the lime flavor, and how big your glass is.
Fill to top with Sierra Mist. Slice lime into quarters. Place in top of glass for garnish or squeeze juice into drink. Serve and enjoy!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

~* a repair *~

This is my old faucet, it was new when we moved in, we installed it. However, after years of my son's abuse, it leaked. Badly. So bad, last Wednesday, during the worst storm of the year so far, I had a flood under my sink. And so off to the hardware store we went to get a new one. Luckily when I bought this faucet, I bought one with a lifetime warranty. But that was of no consolation for Dan during the storm. Especially when we got stuck in the snow in the parking lot!
However! I love the new kitchen faucet! So, I can't be all that upset with the fact that we had to replace it.
What do you think?
I really like the new one so much, I think we need to replace the one in the bathrooms as well! Those were not new when we moved in, so they may go at any time, now!?
Have a great day!