Friday, October 29, 2010


Just wanted to stop in and say "Happy Halloween!" I so badly miss not chatting with all my primitive friends, I started nursing school a little over a month ago and it's been a BIG adjustment for my family and I. I'm really starting to have the primitive blues. I miss chatting with everyone and seeing all the wonderful creations and most of all I'm having Prim Swap withdrawals...I really enjoyed reaching out and connecting with so many of you. Please don't forget about me and hopefully someday when I'm a nurse I can reach out connect again with my prim buddies!
Take care ALL!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Thank You Kim!

I just wanted to shout out a BIG thank you to Kim (the prim schoolmarm). She was my partner in Char's Summer time swap. She sent me some WONDERFUL stuff! I love it all! I will post pics as soon as I can.

Sorry it as been such a long while since my last post. I currently don't have internet at my home so I just have access when I visit my mom. Home life has been pretty difficult lately. My husband started his new job as a correctional officer at a maximum security prison and he hates it. Finances are still a strain and there seems to be no end in sight. I try to look for the silver lining, but I think it has fizzled out.
I hope everyone is kicking off their summer this weekend and enjoying time with friends and family!

Have a GREAT one!
Happy Memorial Day!

Friday, March 5, 2010

My Trashy Swap goodies from Evelyn

First off, I have to say I really enjoyed this swap and a big Thank You to Char for putting it together! I got some AWESOME goodies from my new prim friend Evelyn(LeeHillPrimitives). I love everything I got and will enjoy it for many years to come. Thank You Evelyn, for everything!

Old fabric covered first. I love it!

Personalized Stitchery...Love it!

1812 Pillow...sittin in my child sized cracker barrel rocking chair. Americana Heart...hung on my shutter shelf.

My wittle wabbit...I found a carrot for $.29 at the TS to display with him.

Evelyn does awesome should visit her blog if you haven't already. I have really enjoyed making a new prim friend! Thank You so much Evelyn!!!

Sorry I haven't posted for such a long while. Too much going on, hopefully I will be posting some good news soon and share some pics of my TS finds.

Have a Great weekend everyone!

Friday, February 19, 2010

A few GW finds...and SUNSHINE!

Today I got out and went to GW. I got a few things...I am just waiting for the day I hit the mother load!

A wooden box, sm tin heart that says love , little wooden salt box ornie, sm decorative quilt rack, and a strangely shaped cutting board??

2 wooden flowers, ceramic bunny (love him), and a muslin bunny

Sorry the pics aren't the greatest. I had to use my cellphone. It is so nice today...the sun is shining and melting away some of the snow. We are due to get hit again Sunday into Monday with another storm and they are saying it will have everything...including the kitchen sink! Rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow! Oh, what fun!

Here is a pic of some goodies I got from Jennifer (Jennifer768) We did a sampler swap and she sent me some WONDERFUL handmade goodies! I love them all!
The prim pears fit perfectly in my little Kraft cheese box!
Thank You so much Jen!

Until next! Have a GREAT weekend!

Friday, February 12, 2010

My where does time go?

I have just realized that I haven't posted one time for the month of Feb. Things are pretty crazy around here. We are still trying to find a place to live and get everything taken care of. Not to mention the snow hasn't helped things! My husband starts a new job March 1st and I'm still not sure how to feel about it. He is going to be a Correctional Officer at a maximum security prison. My stomach is in knots and I think I will be on edge for awhile. He has about a month or two of training on 1st shift and then he will most likely go to 2nd shift. That will change life as we know it! I will pretty much become a single parent at that time. It will be difficult, but I will manage! All in all, it will be the best thing for our family. Please pray for us to have the strength to face the challenges ahead.
I haven't done much crafting or any redo's lately, much too occupied with everything else. Hopefully in the near future I will have something to share.

Have a GREAT weekend!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Necchi BU Nova sewing machine

Okay, ladies I need your help! I bought a Necchi BU Nova series sewing machine at an auction for $5 it is in a cabinet and it does run. I need help on threading it and adjusting the tention and feed. I am a new sewer so I don't know much about it. My mom came over to help and we can't get it so I need your help! If you can help in any way I would appreciate it!


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

One of My "Other" Passions

My oldest daughter turned 8 how time flies! I get so caught up in the hustle and bustle with the daily chores, preparing meals, homework, all the things that mommy's do I forget to treasure each and every day with my kids. They grow up so fast!
Now onto my other passion. I love photography! I have been looking into taking some classes, trying to find a photography club or something to help me gain the knowledge I need to pursue this hobby. I just like taking pictures and with the right knowledge I think I could be pretty good. I would ultimately love to do photography and prims to help bring in some $$. I have talked with a photgrapher that I met via her blog and she was self taught and has encouraged me to persue more. I just need to learn the know-how and practice...practice...practice! Not to mention buying an AWESOME camera. Hopefully I can stay focused and make this a reality! Here a few of pics of my kids that I took thiss past summer and fall.
As you look at the pictures please don't judge too harshly, just remember I am not a pro. I just like pretty pictures!

Thanks for looking!
Have a HaPPy Wednesday!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Yummy BLT Dip

This is YUMMY!


1 lb. bacon, fried, drained & crumbled
1 med. FIRM tomato, seeded 7 chopped
3/4 c. sour cream
1 c. mayonnaise
1 loaf bread, toasted & cut into quarters
Mix first 4 ingredients and chill before serving. Serve with toasted bread on the side. It is great on toasted bagels, your favor bread, and crackers!

Have a GREAT Weekend!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Vday Label and a little chat

Hello Ladies!
I wanted to pass along a Valentines Pantry Jar Label to everyone. I have been working on all kinds of labels lately. I kinda like it. I'm only using MS word...I would LOVE to get one of the new photoshop programs. I would be in front of the computer all day!

I got to go to a couple of TS on Monday. I went to 2 GW's and struck out...nothing! Then I went to Salvation Army and got a few things. I will have to show pics at a later camera needs new batteries. It eats them...I go thru so many batteries!

I have entered a couple of swaps lately so I've been busy working on all of those goodies. I am learning how to use the sewing machine and how to embroider. My mom is teaching me. We live 1/2hr from each other so finding time that we are both available and good weather, well let's just say it's been a slow process. I hope to get the hang of it. Seeing all these wonderful goodies everyone is making lately is inspiring me and making me a little jealous! Keep up the good work ladies!

Lastly, I would like to post an email that was forwarded to me this morning.

Burnt Biscuit

When I was a kid, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work.
On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that biscuit and eat every bite!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget what he said: "Honey, I love burned biscuits."

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, "Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides - a little burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!"

Life is full of imperfect things.....and imperfect people. I'm not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. But what I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each others faults - and choosing to celebrate each others differences - is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

And that's my prayer for you today. That you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of God. Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker!

We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!

"Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket - keep it in your own."

God Bless You....... Now, and Always....

So Please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burnt one will do just fine.!.!.!.! And PLEASE pass this along to someone who has enriched your life... I just did.

Have a GREAT Day!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Jar Labels and Valentine Tree

The past two weeks has been COLD. I have lived like a hermit! I am officially going stir CRAZY! I had planned on going to GW yesterday (since it's been ages) but the kids didn't have school AGAIN. I have been looking at all the GREAT finds everyone has been getting at GW lately and I started *jonesin real bad. Tomorrow is the day I go to stopping me! Being cooped up is for the birds! I made myself a little Valentine tree, since I had nothing prim for Valentines Day. It turned out really cute. I wish the pic of it did it justice. I've also been busy creating pantry jar labels so I thought I'd share a few with my fellow bloggers. Hope you enjoy!

*A word used to describe an intense craving for a [drug] GW a drug?

Valentine Tree

Pantry Jar Labels ~Hope you enjoy!~

If you like the labels let me know and I will try to start posting more!
Happy Hump Day!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Another snow day with the kids....and a few faux samplers.

We are snow day #2. The kids have been to school 1 time since Christmas break. We are expected to get 2-6 inches of snow tomorrow so I don't think the will go back the rest of the week. I will have to look through my books and find a kid friendly craft to occupy their time or it will be a very long week! Yesterday I wanted to try my hand at making faux samplers. I thought it should be pretty easy. Easier said then done! With the kids on a snow day...I was trying to make these little boogers while refereeing fights and fixing lunch and it was not an easy task! But here they are. Not too bad for my first try.

Thanks for looking and I hope everyone has a Happy Hump Day!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year Everyone!

2009 has been a hard year! I look forward to what 2010 holds...hope it's a GREAT year for everyone! I just wanted to share a couple of pics.

The top of my fridge and the front of my kitchen island

This past summer I painted the front of my kitchen island. It is a bit darker and prim looking in person the flash of the camera brightened it up. I took scrap 1x2s imperfections and all...removed some nails and used finishing nails and attached them to my island and painted away! I love how it turned out!

I hope to share more with all of my prim friends this year. This is just the beginning.

Have a GREAT Monday!