Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Welcome December!

Wow....where in the world has 2009 gone? I know we ALL say that each year seems to "fly" by, but really....where was I during 2009? I think I blinked! :)

Well I am happy to say that I am all finished shopping and am going to wrap all of my gifts and my mom's gifts for the kids, on Thursday! I love to wrap presents. :) I am also trying to get ready for a craft show on Saturday, sad thing is I have NOT been inspired to craft here lately. Unfortunatly, I am not going to have too much at the show this time. Good thing I do with my father, so his inventory will help fill up our booth. Plus my 13 year old is coming and has ornaments to sell. So please wish us luck! :) I will be back soon to post pictures of our booth from the antique mall.

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a wonderful day Thursday, I know I did! I also had a BLAST yesterday doing the Black Friday shopping! I worked retail for 13 years and NEVER was able to do the shopping, I was always working....so for the past 7 years, I have taken full advantage of the shopping scene. We don't go out till about 7am though, no need to get in line at 4....no one in my home needs anything THAT BAD for me to go out in the dark cold. hehe! But we have sooooo much fun! Lots of shopping and then we do lunch....and then MORE shopping! :) Our stomachs always hurt from laughing so much! And now today I have been going through my list to find that I didn't get too many gifts bought yesterday as I thought I did, hehe!

Well I hope you all enjoy your weekend and I hope to get back here soon....I hadn't realized that I've been gone for soooooooooooooooo long! :) Although I still come and read everyone elses blogs, hehe!


Monday, September 7, 2009

NEW selling blog!

Ok you prim friends, I had to start a new selling blog due to some errors with my other one. So if any of you would like to check out some of my new goodies, please do so here

My new selling blog is called The Olde Country Store.

Thanks again! :)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday all! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I did some relaxing this weekend along with some crafting! :) So when you get a chance stop by and check out my 2 new items that I have made and listed on my selling blog. I LOVE how they turned out. I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

It's Saturday!

Hello everyone...Happy Saturday! :) It is a beautiful day out here today. I did some shopping with my mom this morning, got some much needed things. Now I am relaxing for a bit before I get to crafting. I have a tote full of fall things that I have started on that I need to finish up. Just wanted to pop in and say HI and hope you all have a nice weekend!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

My Selling Blog is now OPENED!

Ok, here it is....my first post on my new selling blog. I am trying to clear out the old to make room for the new, so I am having a "SPECIAL!" So please be sure to stop by and check it out!

Prims and Tiques Selling Blog

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Selling Blog

Ok, so I have been putting alot of thought into this....I am thinking about starting a "SellingBlog" of my own. I have seen alot of amazing primitive selling blogs out there and they look great! And what a great way to still be able to sell some of my goodies free of charge. Money has been so bad around here lately and I have been very down. So I am trying to turn over a new leaf and really focus on my prim crafting. So be on the look out for my new selling blog, soon to come. I first need to think of a name. :) Hope to share more with you all real soon! Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

How was your 4th???

Good morning! I hope you all had a nice 4th of July. We had our annual 4th of July craft show yesterday. Didn't go so well. I just wish I knew if it is the economy or if there just aren't enough "PRIM" lovers out there. Where do all of the prim lovers live? I need to move there! :) But as usual, my dad and I had alot of fun visiting. And I took my boys again, they made really cute magnets to sell. And they did rather well, almost sold out. I LOVE to see the excitement in their faces when someone comes up to purchase from them, so cute. I am trying to teach them the business world early. They already know what they are making for the winter shows. :) After the show we came back to my house with my parents and had a cookout and just sat and relaxed. So now today I am marking all of our leftover items so I can take them over to the antique mall and put them in our booth. At least that is still going good. I am really excited to get started for the Fall shows, I have LOTS of ideas. :) Well that is all for now, I will be back soon. Have a wonderful day!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July to ALL!

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe 4th of July weekend! I will be doing a craft show tomorrow, I am so excited. I love doing shows! I am bringing the boys along with me to let them try and sell some of their creations. I am trying to start them young, hehe! I will post pictures of the show this weekend so you can all see all of the wonderful things my dad and i have gotten accomplished. Again, have a great weekend!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Wow, it has been TOO long!

Morning everyone out there in blog land! I have been MIA for quite some time haven't I? I have been so busy here lately. But there is no good excuse for not blogging. I love to blog, and I have still been reading up on all of my favorite blogs, I just have been too lazy to blog myself. :) Sorry! But I do have a couple of things to blog about today. First one, my little Jude is not little anymore, he is 13 today!!!! Well he is still little, hehe, but he is officially a teenager now. I am so sad....where did the time go????? Well he is not going to be very happy with me, but here he is just a few minutes ago, still sleeping! :)

And the next thing to show and tell is Aidan! He has a pretty blue cast on his foot. :) The last day of school he had hurt it on the monkey bars. I took him in for xrays, they said everything was ok but to come back in a week if it was still swollen. Well, it was. So they did more xrays, found a hairline fracture across the top of his foot and then sent us to an orthopedic doctor. Well they told us he would be in a cast for 6 weeks, poor thing....most of his summer vacation! Well yesterday was his 1 week checkup for another xray, and the doctor said he has NEVER seen a bone heal as fast as his has! I have a special boy he said. :) Well I already knew that, right? hehe! Well good news, he can get his cast off in 3 weeks now! He was so excited when he heard that! So we are planning our trip to the water park and the zoo sooner that we thought! But I am so happy, I would hate to see a little guy his age not be able to get in the water all summer!

Friday, April 24, 2009

My trip to Myrtle Beach!

Ok, I am home safe and sound from my trip to the beach! It was so pretty there! My first trip to an ocean, and I want to take my boys back to see it! I am going to share some pictures with you all, I hope you enjoy them. Our condo we stayed in was gorgeous, and HUGE! It was 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, a kitchen, family room, diningroom and like a sitting area. And we were on the TOP FLOOR! Such a perfect view. I had alot of fun, but I am glad to be home with my husband and boys. It was a really nice get-away for my daughter to be able to share with me too. We had ALOT of laughs! :)

Isn't this the most beautiful thing? The ocean was just so gorgeous to see!

Here is my niece Kate, sun bathing...hehe! So cute!

And here is her twin sister Carley, doing the same thing. :) They were looking at my daughter and doing what she was. They had so much fun!

Here they are all wet from running into the ocean with us!

This is me and my daughter, J'Lynn. It was so windy there, can you tell? Hehe. This was taking about an hour after we arrived to our destination.

Ok, is this some kind of jellyfish? It has to be, right? It was so big, and soooo cool! We wanted to touch it so bad. :) But we were afraid, hehe! There were about 4 of them washed up onto the shore.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Myrtle Beach....here I come!

Good morning everyone! It is just beautiful here again in Illinois. But I bet it is not as nice as Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! :) We leave in the morning around 10. I am so excited but yet so sad. I am going to miss my boys badly! Aidan, my 7 year old, keeps telling me he does not want me to go. And that breaks my heart everytime! I keep telling myself that they will be in school and won't even have time to miss me. :) I know it is going to be a very teary departure, but I need this vacation in a BAD way! hehe! I will try and post while I am away and add some pictures. I am planning on taking ALOT! I hope you all have a nice week!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Redecorating my bathroom!

Hello, I am so excited that I have been redecorating my bathroom. It needed a new paint job so bad, and I finally just did it! I found a mistinted color of paint at Walmart for $3.93. What a deal! The pictures I have taken really aren't that good, but I just thought that I would let you see what I have gotten done so far. Remember, I am still in the process of decorating it...there is still lots more wall space to cover. :) I just have to find the "right" stuff, you know?

Monday, March 23, 2009

A trip to the doctor.....

Led to a breathing treatment. Aidan has had this cough for a couple of weeks now, and I just couldn't find anything to get rid of it. So I finally caved in this afternoon and took him to the doctor. She thinks that he has bad allergies, so I have to give him breathing treatments every 4 hours as needed. Good thing I had this machine. Jude always had troubles as a little guy, so I had got this machine, seeings how the insurance was going to pay for it. So it has really come in handy. I hope it clears up his cough! And I also hope that he doesn't catch anything else, that doctors office was PACKED! Full of kids coughing all over one another, sniffing and sneezing. Ugh, I felt like germ city when I left there! All of these poor kids. I hate seeing my kids sick. So anyway, that was my Monday. :) Sounds fun huh? hehe! Hope you all had a better day than me!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Leslie has got me HOOKED!

Oh boy, Leslie has got me hooked on making stitcheries now. :) They are so addicting...and so much FUN! I have been all over looking for sites with free stitchery patterns. So if anyone out there knows of some good ones, please leave them in my comments! I whipped up these 4 last night and got them stained and framed this morning. Whatcha think?

Thanks for looking! Have a beautiful PRIM day!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A trip to the State Park!

Oh my is it a BEAUTIFUL day here in Bourbonnais! The sun is shining and the weather is perfect. Joe and I decided to take the boys to the State Park to walk some trails. We haven't done this for a few years, and I have missed doing it. The only bad thing is right now the river is up because of all of the rain we had recently had. So we weren't able to take some of the better trails. We will have to plan another trip there again soon. I could spend the entire day there just snapping pictures of my boys! Joe and I even included ourselves in a couple. :) It was just the most perfect day to do this. I am hoping to get there a few more times before Joe has to start mowing, then he isn't home till dark. So we need to do as much together as a family before then. So I would like to add some pictures to share with you. It's ncie, we only live about 10-15 minutes from here.
Here's my crazy boys!
Joe with the boys! My 3 handsome men, hehe!!
Me and the boys! I love this picture. I don't have too many of these. :) I am not one to like my picture being taken. But I have been thinking that I better make some memories with my kids!

And here is Jude, he found himself a walking stick! :)

This picture is one of my favs too, my 3 men looking sitting on a rock looking out into the river.

And here's another of me and the boys.

Friday, March 6, 2009

I am going to MYRTLE BEACH!!

I am soooo excited! My sister in law has invited my mom, my daughter and myself to take a 5 day vacation with her and my nieces! I can not wait! A girls get-away, how fun! We will be leaving April 19th! It's a 15 hour drive for us, so we may have to stop half way and stay overnight somewhere, unless my 3.5 year old nieces cooperate and sleep through the night drive. hehe! I have NEVER been to a beach, NEVER! I am so looking forward to walking barefoot in the sand. I am ready to pack today! hehe! We will be staying in a 3 bedroom condo for the time we are there, which is nice cause it has a kitchen and laundry room. So we will not have to eat out all the time we are there, and we can cut back on some luggage. :)


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Whatcha Working on Wednesday!

Ok, I wanted to join in on the fun that Lelsie has so gratiously shared with us! I have finally accomplished a couple of things this week. First I have some paper mache stars that I have painted, distressed and stained. I bought these at Hobby Lobby as ornies, and I just cut off the string. I got these for a BARGAIN! And they have been GREAT sellers for me in my booth at the Antique Mall. I painted these a cream color and used a antiquing gel stain over them. I love how they look in this bowl...guess I will be keeping this set to myself, hehe!

Then I made a new Spring/Easter pillow for my booth also. I like how my little egg turned out. I just stitched it on a muslin pillow and gave it a border. Whatcha think?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My Breadboard!

Good morning everyone! I know it has been awhile since I last blogged...I have been busy creating. Sorry! :) But I wanted to show you all my very first attempt at making a breadboard. It is not the best by any means, but I did it all by myself, hehe. I got a jigsaw for my birthday from my parents, what a lucjy girl I am huh? hehe! Most girls would want jewelry, flowers...and so on, but not this girl, hehe! So my father showed me how to use it, and this is what I made. I think it turned out kinda cool. I think I may just stain this one, but I want to make LOTS more and paint them all up and grubby them too. So as I get some more wood and create, I will let you see my finished projects. Plus I am waiting for it to warm up a bit so I do not have to wear gloves while out in the driveway. :) I hope you all have a WONDERFUL day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My Website is CLOSED

.....TEMPORARILY! I am getting signed up with a new host, due to the cost of the other one I was with. I found a MUCH cheaper host and I know they are good. So I am excited to get to start from SCRATCH with my new site. So I will keep you all posted on when it is opening back up. And there just may be a ****SALE!!!****

Sunday, February 8, 2009

My Booth!

Hello all! Hope everyone has had a great weekend. It was fairly nice here, so Joe started cleaning out the garage. It is looking pretty good! :) Lots more to do though still.

I just thought I would share with everyone pictures of my dad and mines booth at our local antique mall here. We just moved in to this bigger booth, my mom and I had fun painting it. We found a great deal on mistinted paint from Lowes and Walmart...5 bucks a gallon! Cool huh? Well here are just a few pictures to show off some of our things. :) Enjoy!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Happy Sunday!

Hello everyone. I have been MIA again! Sorry, I have been a bit under the weather. But I am feeling much better now. But now Aidan has something. He has been running a fever since yesterday and then got sick once today. So he is off to the doctor tomorrow. I hope he feels better alot quicker than it took me.

So I hope all has been well. I have had so much fun looking at everyones blogs and seeing what they have all been up to. I LOVE seeing all of your creations and reading about your life experiences this week. I will be posting some new pics soon. My topper is a quick picture of the funny bunny that I just got finished. I used a pattern from Chestnut Junction...I love her stuff, and it is sooo easy to follow the directions.

Well I hope eveyone is doing good and has had a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Musher Mania!!

Hello everyone! I am so glad to be home and relaxing on my couch. :) We went with my husbands family away to our annual hotel getaway. Every year around Christmas time we all go to a hotel for the weekend so the boys can have a mini vacation to swim and play. We usually go about 2 hours south, but last year we had gotten a bad snow storm back here at home, and my husband plows driveways for his lawncare customers, so he had a commitment to to. So we decided to go just 30 miles north this time. Well unfortuantly we got snow AGAIN this year, but Joe didn't have so far to drive home to do snow removal. And we had a day planned to go to this Musher Mania someone had told us about. So he missed out on all of that. Jude had a blast watching all of the dogs, Aidan did not. :) He was so clod and miserable that he and I stayed in the heating tent. :) Which didn't bother me too much, I don't care much for the cold either, hehe! But we were able to get some nice pictures of a couple of the dogs, they were BEAUTIFUL! Then we were off back to the hotel, where the boys had a BLAST swimming. And what was super nice was, there was noone else there....we had the pool all to ourselves. :) It was hard to get them out of there. It is just nice to be able to leave any troubles behind, relax and just enjoy ourselves. :) We laughed, we played, we ate....and we ate....and we ate, hehe! We snacked the whole time we were there, hehe! It was so much fun! I hope you all had as good of a weekend as we did!!!

Here is Aidan, not looking too happy, hehe! It was pretty cold and snowy....so we were in the warming tent!

And then there is Jude...he was loving it! He wants a husky dog so bad!

Me and Aidan, looking all bundled up! :)

And me and Jude! :)

And here are a few pictures of the huskies that Jude was able to snap while he was out there watching the race with Joe's parents.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Homemade Soaps!

Ok ladies....I can not tell you how much I LOVE homemade soaps! I LOVE them! :) They are so wonderful to use, especially this time of the year. My skin does not get dry like it used to. And I have the PERFECT supplier for you, her soaps are awesome looking, and they smell DELICIOUS! She has alot of different scents to choose from too. So if you are in need and looking....please check her site out! Her name is Ann and her site is Sweet Annie's Scents

Her stuff is amazing! She even makes a really great lotion, I use that too...hehe! Just go check her out, you will NOT be disappointed!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Here's my kiddos!

We had our Christmas yesterday with my parents and my brother and his family. My sister-in-law got this picture of my kids, I don't get these too often! J'Lynn is 19 and is not fond of getting that close to her brothers, hehe. I just wanted to share this picture with you all out there in Blog land!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

HaPpY nEw YeAr!!!!!!!!!!!!!