Friday, June 29, 2007

Inspiration Friday

Just some stuff that I would like to make when I have some free time after the bedroom is done.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


I got these coupons in the mail yesterday. I did a survey online awhile back and this is what they sent me. 12 coupons for free pasta and 12 coupons for free sauce. I will certainly post a picture of all the free items when I get them. Love free stuff.

If I don't have enough going on with the bedroom remodel, I've taken on another project! I am repainting my laundry room cabinets, they just needed a fresh coat of paint. I will also do my kitchen cabinets while I'm at it. Need to get some of the small projects done before the home visit, like painting, adding some molding, etc. The bedroom is coming along, we now have 3 walls done and the plumber is coming tonight to hook the heater back up for us. We should be able to plaster the walls by this weekend.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Bad weekend

Well the bedroom is not done as we had a set back in there this weekend. We had to build an entire frame on the one wall as it set back to far in from all the other walls. We did not realize this until we went to put the drywall up on it. So that took half the day on Saturday. We did manage to get a few more pieces of drywall up but not all of it like we were hoping for.

The frame work that we had to build, it takes forever to measure and cut all those small pieces of wood.
A finished wall..WooHoo!!!

I put some different things on this shelf over the weekend, what do you think? Better now?
Some baseballs that I painted. I seen this idea on some prim decorating forum and decided to try some. I"m sorry, I can't remember where I seen them, wish I could so I could give credit to the person who came up with this idea. These are out on my front porch with some of the americana ornies that I did.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Things in my home

We will be working in the bedroom today, hope to get all the walls up. Will post pictures tomorrow of the progress. Below are just a few pictures of things in my house. These are my americana ornies that I made for my bowl.
This is on top of my china cabinet, can't put anything tall on top of this cabinet as it is real close to the ceiling, we have low ceilings in this house.

A Prim pillow I won of of Ebay awhile ago.

The shelf above my sofa, any ideas on what else to put on this shelf?

Friday, June 22, 2007

Fab Friday

Finally we have power back in the bedroom, the electrican came yesterday at 8:00 am and he was here till 8:30 pm hooking everything up. They had a hard time getting the wires down through the walls. We have gotten the entire ceiling up and a few pieces on the walls. The ceiling fixture is up and running, looks good. It is still slow going as we work different shifts and only get to do this project on the weekends, we are hoping to get all the walls done this weekend.

Here is a free bag that I got from Energizer just for buying batteries. It can either be used as a carry bag or a backpack. It is a pretty good size too.
Here is a picture of my 1st and 2nd attempt at some samplers. I like the way the angels one came out but I'm not happy with the red, white & blue one as the white did not come out good. I will probably rip that out and redo it. I still need to get some frames for them.

Last but not least is a new mini garden flag that I won from ebay. Isn't he cute?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

New light

This is my new light that I got from Factory Direct Craft. I love it! I hung it above my kitchen sink, what do you think? I was bidding on the exact same light on ebay and then found it cheaper at Factory Direct, so I bought it right then & there. It does have more hooks that you can hang it down lower but I only used one of them for this spot.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Table runner

I haven't had time to do much crafting, but check out this table runner my Mom made me for the 4th of July, I did tea-dye but it didn't get as dark as I was hoping so it's back in the dye soaking some more.
The white is a little darker then it is showing here, and I have it folded in half, it goes all the way across my table and over the edges a little.

Well, the bedroom remodel is moving along slowly, the plumber was here yesterday to disconnect the heater so we could put new flooring underneath it. He will come back to reconnect it when we are ready for that. We have gotten all the drywall on the ceiling and some on the walls.
We are hoping to have all the drywall finished this weekend.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Bedroom remodel

This is a few pictures of our bedroom remodel. Our house is over 100 years old and the floors were sagging a little and there was no insulation in the walls, so we decided to fix these problems. What we thought would be easy to fix became harder and more expensive then we thought. These pictures are after the floor is straightened and the insulation is up. We now need to put the drywall up. We are waiting for a plumber to come disconnect the old heater so we can put wood underneath it, there is not enough pipe to move it up any more. Seems like every plumber we call it really busy lately. Electrican will be here next Friday to hook up the electrical work. We need to get this done soon as the Adoption Agency is ready to come do a home visit....trying to put them off till next month when we were off from work. Still so much to do yet , including cleaning the whole house which is a total wreck from this project. There is stuff all over my house.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Around the house

Here is a picture of my dog Kasper relaxing on the sofa.
This is some of the heart ornies I made. I tea-dyed them and I like the way they came out. I'm going to make ornies for every season & holiday to put in this bowl.

This is the arrangement that I have on my coffee table in the living room. This swan has been moved all over my house.. nothing in my house is every safe from being moved around a lot.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Free dog food

Went to the grocery store the other day to use up coupons that I had and scored big on free dog food..woohoo.
Traded for some free coupons that were in the paper awhile back and needed to use them before they expired.
So my dogs are happy for the free food, only paid a little over $2.00 in tax for 10 containers.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Welcome to my blog. This is my first blog and my very first post. I have enjoyed reading a lot of other people's blogs and decided to try my hand at my own. So we shall see how this goes.

I will tell you all a little about my self in this post. I am married to a great guy for 17 years and we are in the process..(waiting) to adopt a baby boy. We have been waiting for a year now and are currently #7 on the list. We have finally started all the paperwork involved and there's lots of that.

We have 2 dogs, American Eskimos, Shadow & Kasper and we just recently lost our cat that we found as a stray 8 years ago. He had an allergic reaction to his yearly shots.

I love to read, go to yard sales, flea markets and auctions. I just recently started making my own primitive ornies and have now moved on to samplers.

We are in the process our remodeling our house, so that takes up most of our spare time lately and I sure can't wait for it to be done.

Well, that's just a little but about me. I look forward to doing this blog and hope you enjoy it. I hope I don't bore you to death with it.

Have a great day everyone.