Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Has Come & Gone

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas.  We had an enjoyable one and I was just happy to have an extra day off of work to spend with my family.  I feel like I never get enough time anymore, but I definitely took advantage of that time and spent it wisely.  We spent the day with my parents on Christmas Eve.  My sister and her family came for a visit and we enjoyed a wonderful dinner and opened our gifts.  My parents bought me a new set of cookware.  It is the Paula Deen cookware and I absolutely love it.  Here are a few pictures of it after I took it out of the box.  There are quite a few pieces and I got some great bonus pieces as well.  I love it.



Our time of gathering was cut short after Dad started experiencing some facial droop, numbness in his face and a few other issues.  We took him to the ER to be safe due to past heart issues and were told it was Bells Palsy.  Talk about an interesting evening sitting in the ER and listening to all the drama.  Ughhhh.  Here are a few other pictures that were taken with my family.



We celebrated Christmas with just the three of us on Christmas morning, but headed towards my in-laws in the early afternoon.  There is where I was given a stovetop cover that my father in-law made for me.  I absolutely love it.  He found the old red barn wood at an antique shop close to him.  He put it together and that was it.  He didn’t have to do anything and either did I.  Talk about a great gift and I love how it looks so old.  Take a look.

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My father in-law did say that he would be willing to make one for anyone that is interested.  Just let me know.


Alot of you have asked how work is going…… it is going wonderfully.  I enjoy it a great bit and have wonderful girls that I work with.  It is very rewarding, but I continue to miss Cameron a great deal.  I come home from work and he rarely wants to sit with me and rarely wants to do anything with me.  So, to say the least….. it is very hard on Mommy, but no one would understand that unless they were in the same shoes at one time.  I hope that within time he will not be so upset that I have to leave him and things will smooth out.  With all of that being said…. here are some pictures of him during Christmas morning.




Can you tell it was a Toy Story Christmas here in our house?

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Hope you all had a great Christmas and I wish you all a Happy, Healthy & Blessed New Year!!

Speaking of healthy……yes, just in case you wondered, Cameron does have pink eye yet again.  That happened during Christmas as well.  It is always interesting and there is always something happening during the weekend or the holiday when nothing is open.

Until Next Time ~ Blessings, Lisa

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Where does the time go?

Time seems like it flies by anymore.  My new job is going well and I really do enjoy it, but must admit that I miss being at home with my little boy.  Talk about heartache…. I find myself thinking about him at certain times during the day.  I think to myself that I would be picking him up from pre-school at this time, hearing all about his day at this time, enjoying lunch with him and maybe even possibly taking a nap (lol).  Wow, what I wouldn’t give for a good nap right now and more time during the day.  Don’t get me wrong….. I love my job and I work with some great girls, but I sure do miss being at home and being that stay at home Mom.  I flip through my favorite magazine A Primitive Place during lunch time and think about what I could be doing with my house, look at my pictures on my cell phone and think about when I took that certain picture with my little man and my heart just aches.  Did I really think it was going to be that difficult?  Sure I did, but I guess I just thought that maybe I would be getting use to things.  It is only day 3 of my 2nd week so maybe it will take more time.  It will certainly take more time to mend my broken heart, but I pray every single day that it will get easier for me.  Cameron on the other hand is doing great.  He is preparing for his Christmas play and it sounds like he will be singing We Wish You A Merry Christmas and Jingle Bells or at least that is what he has been singing so I think that will definitely be on the list.  I myself can hardly wait and will be in the front row with my camera and extra batteries in hand.  Yep, I am one proud Mommy!!

Did I mention to you all that I received yet another award?  This award is from The Guide to Art Schools and my blog was rated as one of the Top 50 Antique Blogs.  Pretty neat ~huh?  If you go to Guide to Art Schools then you will see that I am rated # 38.  So, thank you very much for all that voted for me and for my blog.  It means alot!!


I know alot of you have sent me e-mails lately and if I haven’t responded in a quick manner then I apologize.  Things have been hectic and I am sure you understand, but I get so frustrated that I can’t get back to everyone as fast as what I would like.  Anyway, be watching your mailboxes and hopefully I can respond back to everyone by this weekend.  So, have you been anxious to see what I am working on or what I have found lately?  Well, I recently finished up my last order for this year.  Effective immediately I will not be taking anymore orders until the New Year.  Here is my latest…..


A customer and sweet friend was looking for a game-board for her sister.  She stated that her sister loved George and Abe so I thought of this and put them both together to make one great game-board.   Oh and wait til you see my latest and greatest find.  I picked this up at a 2nd hand store and though it had great potential of course after a great paint job (lol).  Here it is and can you believe I only paid $4.99 for it?



Yep, with some black paint and a little repairing on the ladder back part of the chair…. it will be as good as new and perfect for one of my prim dolls.  So, do you think it is a keeper?  I sure do think so.  Well, I better get off this computer for now.  I have to get a little boy in the bath tub and tons of other stuff and I totally feel like the clock is right by my ear going TICK TOCK TICK TOCK.  So, I am going to sign off for now, but I will be back soon.  Sure do miss talking with all of you gals.

Until Next Time ~ Blessings Always!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

It’s About That Time

Today is my last day to enjoy before heading back into the working world.  A couple weeks ago I decided that it would be in my best interest to go back to work especially since this great opportunity more or less fell into my lap.  So, tomorrow morning I will get up with the chickens and head into my new job.  I have orientation tomorrow and I will find out tomorrow what the rest of the day holds for me.  So, I guess we will see and learn more then.  I am a bit nervous, but I am ready.  I worry about my little man, but I am sure he will do just fine to be honest with you or at least I hope he does.


This past week was spent packing away my Fall decorations and pulling out my Christmas decorations.  I didn’t get all of my stuff out.  I went with a more simple, but elegant look this year.  I only got out a few things here and there and used more greenery and lights.  It looks so warm and cozy to be honest with you.  I am definitely pleased with the way it turned out.  Here are some pictures that I thought I would share with you.


I thought that looked great in my half bath.  It added just enough color and the right amount of Christmas cheer.  Here is what I did in our bedroom….






Here is my entry way…….


My family room…..

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I also decided to do a little with my kitchen and here is what it looks like in the dark.  The picture is of poor quality, but it gives you an idea.


Doesn’t it look warm and cozy?


Do you all remember this picture from my previous post?


Well, this is what I did with that cloth.


Yep, I thought that since I did my stenciling that I definitely needed some curtains that would pull out that red.  So, I changed my curtains out and put these up.  I love the new look.  What do you think?  I even thought that they would look great in the family room so I pulled them into the family room and took out all of the mini blinds.  Ugh…… I hate those mini blinds.  I had tons of holes to patch up and luckily I still had some paint so I just fixed it right up.







So, did you all have a nice Thanksgiving?  I always enjoy getting together with my family.  There is nothing better then spending time with your family and enjoying some yummy food.  We had some great “family food”.  What is “family food” do you ask?!?  Well, it is food that we always use to eat with my grandparents.  Food that we have enjoyed for years and years.  Here is a look at some of the foods that we enjoyed.


Talk about starchy foods.  One item missing from this plate was green beans.  Once some of that food was gone, I went back for some of those and boy oh boy were they good.  To be honest….. I could have ate more of the sides and none of the turkey (lol).  Yep, I am a major side dish kinda gal.  My hubby and Cameron made the homemade noodles, I made my family favorite cracker dressing and I also made a yummy sweet potato bake.  Yep, I think I could have hate the whole sweet potato bake…… it was so yummy!!  Here is a closer look of the noodles while be rolled out and cut and also a closer look at the sweet potato bake.






Lots of noodles ~ huh?  That would be a dozen worth of eggs and lots of flour!!  Here is my sweet potato bake….


I thought I would leave you with this picture of my little family that was taken on Thanksgiving Day.  Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful day of thanks and enjoyed your family time as well.  Hope you all have many more.


Until Next Time ~ Blessings Always!!