Sunday, July 29, 2007

Another project done

This is the little cabinet that I got at a yard sale last weekend, (if you scroll down a little bit you will see the before picture). I painted it barn red and added a star ornament that I had. What do you think, better now?

Friday, July 27, 2007

Prim sites

Here are some prim decor web sites...Enjoy!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Some flowers to cheer you all up. Not too much crafting or decorating going on around here, just the usual daily routine, clean, go to work, come home, go to bed, get up and do it all over again.

Hope some of you have more exciting things to do then me

Just want to say thanks to all of you who are reading my blog and leaving least I know some people are reading it. Thanks again. Have a great day.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Wal-mart deals

Stopped in at wal-mart to use some coupons that expire at the end of the month and this is what I picked up for $7.44, saved over $20 with my coupons. Got 6 boxes of toothpaste, 6 double packs of toothbrushes, 2 boxes of Advil,and 1 free jar of sauce. Not too bad...I think we have enough toothpaste to last for awhile as I have more boxes in my cabinet.

Yard sale finds

Went to 2 community yard sales this weekend and this is all that I got. Going to paint the little cabinet, maybe barn red?? and then put a star on it above the drawers. Got the big sheep for $6.00, more then I like to pay for stuff at yard sales but I looked it up online after I got home and they are selling for $14.00 so that was a good deal.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

More Pumpkins

Here is a start to some bowl filler ornies for fall/Halloween. After I sewed the pumpkins up I realized that I forgot to put the stem Also they look a little square not round like pumpkins but they will do I guess. Will have to look for another pattern. I'm not real sure I like the way the cat's face turned out, I may make some more cats and not paint them, just tea-dye them instead. That way I can stitch their faces on. I also need to grub them all up a bit yet.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

My newest Ebay wins. The first is a prim sheep ornie and the 2nd picture is a hand-painted floor cloth.

Monday, July 16, 2007


I am having problems with posting pictures in Blogger, is anyone else? So that is why there is 2 posts today.

These are some pumpkins that I made out of dryer vent hose. The pattern that I have says to use rolled up brown paper bags for the stems but I decided to use real sticks instead and I like the way they turned out.

Weekend Treasures

Well now that the bedroom is done I have time to go shopping again. Went to a community wide yard sale on Saturday but did not see anything that I wanted, so then we went to
an antique mall and I picked up 2 things there. The first is a new item, it was listed as a candle box but I am going to use it in my bathroom to hold old bars of soap. The second item is the iron stand. I have been trying to get one of these off of ebay for the longest time and kept losing the auctions so when I seen it at the antique mall I picked it up, with 20% off it was only $23.00. I put some of my crocks on it as that is all I have at the moment, but I like them there so they may just stay. I can't get the pip berry to look right in the bottom crock but I got so aggravated I just gave up and left them like that.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Bedroom is Done!

WooHoo, the bedroom remodel is complete. Just have to do some touch-up of paint and put the molding up around the windows yet. Now comes the fun part, I get to decorate
I am now looking for another quilt as I'm not happy with the way the one we have now looks with the new paint color. It took me months to find that one, so that is not going to be any fun, looking for a new one.

This is the tv cabinet. This would never fit in this room before, but now that we took the closet out there is so much more room.

The bed with the quilt that I will have to replace.

I got this 20 gallon crock at an auction for $40.00. I use it to put dirty clothes in. lol

This is my older dog, Shadow (believe me the name fits him perfectly) enjoying the new carpet and the ac, it was so hot yesterday that the dogs stayed in the bedroom in the air all day long.. poor guys.

Now comes the major clean up of the entire house today. It is a lot cooler and looks like it is going to rain so it will be easier to deal with today.

Our home visit with the adoption agency is on Friday so we have 2 more days to get this house in order.

Maybe tomorrow we will be able to go do something and at least enjoy one day of our vacation.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Almost Done

Finally after 2 months the bedroom is almost done. We painted and put down the carpet yesterday. The color of the walls is called Meadow and looks good. Today we need to install the molding and then move all the furniture back in there. I will post a picture after the room is all done.

I haven't had time to do any crafts lately but I asked my Mom if she could make this for me, (I had saved it from someone else's blog..thank you to the original owner) and she did a great job. I love it, thank you Mom.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Inspiration Friday Again

I love the stencils on the stair risers
Like how they put the berries around the light

Just some pictures that I have saved

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


Well, the bedroom is coming along, we have plastered the walls and are now sanding them down. what a mess. After sanding one wall down I come out of there full of white dust from head to toe.
The laundry room cabinets got their last coat of paint this morning and are ready to be put back together tonight.

I had a major scare this past weekend, my dog Kasper ran away. We were getting ready to go away for the night and I had just taken both dogs outside before we left. I brought them back in the house and Kasper followed hubby right out the front door and neither of us seen him do this.
(Kasper never goes out that door). Luckily I went to give the dogs a treat before we left and noticed that Kasper was not in the house or we would have never known he was gone until we got home late that night. We searched the house twice and the back yard before hubby jumped in the car and I set out of foot in the back alley, hubby found him right down the road in someone's front yard. This dog is not good with strangers so I am so lucky we found him before something happened or he got hit by a car.
I was yelling at him and hugging him at the same time. He scared me so bad...bad doggy.

This is the bad doggy..Kasper. He is safe and sound sleeping upstairs.