Sunday, March 21, 2010

Fun Filled Friday

Let’s talk about the weather.  I have to admit that I have been absolutely spoiled with this weather that we have had the past week.  It has been beautiful outside and I have been soaking it up left and right.  The sun has been out, the temperatures have been in the mid 60’s and I have been taking advantage of it.  Friday was the Spring Open House for North Shore Primitives.  My Mom and I decided that we should definitely check it out and Mom said we had to get there early.  So, even though the doors didn’t open til 10:00 am, we were there at 9:30.  Yep, I didn’t think we needed to get there that early, but Mom was ready to shop!  Our favorite prim store was packed with beautiful spring flowers, lots of cute little prim bunny rabbits, spring pillows and the list goes on.  Of course it was well worth the trip.  Here are a few things that I picked up while shopping on Friday.



Don’t you love the flowers?  I thought they were so pretty and they looked so real.  I grabbed a couple groupings along with some other greenery and decided that they would look pretty in my home.  Who doesn’t like to bring a little “springtime” into their home?!?   I also picked up a cute little bird, a new blanket for my bed and a couple other goodies.  Yep, I was happy with what I came home with.  Another great part of my day is that I was able to spend it with my Mom.  You all know how much my Mom means to me so anytime that I can spend with her is a true blessing and a gift.  We just have so much fun together and she is truly my best girlfriend around.  I love you mom!! ♥ ♥ ♥


I was absolutely thrilled that I was able to meet up with a fellow blogger.  Karen from My Colonial Home arrived in Ohio from Wisconsin for some shows and we were able to hook up at North Shore Primitives.  It was great to be able to introduce her to my Mom.  It is funny because I actually pictured Karen being petite and sweet just like my Mom and she indeed was just that.  It is always nice meeting up with gals that have the same interests as you do……prims!!  Blogging buddies are the best and I was so happy to have the chance to meet Karen.  Her hubby seemed like such a nice guy and a great sport as well.  You gotta love a man that will walk around with you through a prim shop and smile while doing it.  I know that my hubby will do that at times and I am so happy that I was able to latch on to a guy that won’t complain!!  Maybe I should re-phrase that….. I am happy that I was able to latch on to a guy that won’t complain “too much”.  LOL


Anyway, it was great meeting you Karen.  I hope that you enjoyed your stay in Ohio.  Hopefully on your next visit we can meet up for lunch and chat awhile.  I think that would be great!!


I also thought that I would share with you my new kitchen floor.  I have been wanting new flooring in my kitchen for sometime now.  Well, we all know that money doesn’t grow on trees (ah shucks) so we tend to have to do things to our home when we can afford it.  Well, with my selling of the signs and game-boards to North Shore….. I was able to take some of that money and buy new flooring for our kitchen.  Hubby wasn’t too fond of having to install it, but it saved us some money and he did a wonderful job.  I am so proud of him for taking the interest to do it and doing it right.  It looks wonderful.  Here are a few pictures…….




He also had a little help.  This little helper had to have his “work boots” on to help out with the job.  He was so excited to help his Daddy and he didn’t do too bad himself.  Gotta love my boys!


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So, what do you think of the new flooring?  It looks amazing ~ wouldn’t you agree?  I thought it looked primtastic with my re-finished cabinets.  Ignore the mess on the countertops….. I was in the process of baking a cake for my hubby’s birthday.  Anyway, I wanted to make sure that I showed the completed job!!

Well, I better wind this up for now.  I have lots more to show you including new game-boards and a new sign that I just completed.  I will probably post those in a couple days so be keeping an eye out for them. 

Until Next Time ~ Blessings, Lisa


Carla said...

Your floor looks great! It was so nice that you got to meet up with Karen! Love your new flowers. They do look real.

Sherrie said...

Oh Lisa how prim-perfect with your cabinets----flooring is great choice. You are a lucky girl to have such a wonderful hubby that understands your language perfectly! You make a great couple and precious Cameron is definitely following in his Dad's footsteps. So glad you and your Mom were able to meet Karen and Doug....another hard-working couple!!
Hope you have a good week!
Hugs, Sherrie

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

I love the flowers you got, they look so real.
Your kitchen looks awesome!
You have done a great job decorating!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Angela said...

I thought those were real flowers. WOW. how wonderful to meet a blogging buddy. The floor DOES look fantastic. What a great job your boys did..

Carmen C. said...

I LOVE the new floor Lisa, VERY NICE! Also love the 'work boots" on your lil' helper, LOL!!! How nice to meet another blogger and I sure wish I lived closer to North Shore primitives:D

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

You are the second blogger that I read about meeting Karen this weekend. What fun! And your flowers are so sweet. Of course I love the floor but moslty I love how you and your mom are such good friends. My mom is my best friend but with her memory problems, she just isn't the same and Imiss it so much. Enjoy every minute with yours!

Teri said...

Awww, Lisa..I am so glad you got to meet up with exciting!!! I love the flowers (and they do look real)too. Also, love your floor! I'm always anxious to see what you are up to.
Hugs, Teri

Pam said...

Well hello there Lisa's mom...nice to meet you=) So glad you got to meet would be so nice to meet up with some of my blogging friends one day=)
I love all of your new goodies & those flowers look so pretty & springy! Love your new flooring & what a cute little helper you had there! Hope you have a great week!

Linda said...

Hi Lisa............I was so disappointed that I couldn't head down to meet up with you and Karen.
Such perfect weather for all of the shoppers that day. I need to get back there for more linens!
Love those new flowers you bought and your floor look great.

~Leslie Lemke~ said...

It all looks great! Love your new kitchen, very homey! Your new flowers are just a great pick me up for spring! Have a great day!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi Lisa,
I love the floor Lisa, to cute with his work boots on:)

Those flowers do look so real and look great where you have them, love them on your table in your header too!

So great that you got to meet Karen and her husband and to do it in your favorite store was probably so much fun.

We enjoyed the gorgeous weather here too but this morning I woke up to rain, oh well, the flowers have to have to grow and probably with the rain it will certainly be alot greener around here soon:)


Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Morning Lisa...right back at ya with the GREETING!!!! Doug and I enjoyed our visit to North Shore Primitives so much...we are sad that it isn't close enough to go back. We spent our share of money at the shows so didn't have much left for treasures there, although we did get some.

WE ARE IN LOVE WITH THE AQUA CUPBOARD in her middle backs up against the textile rooms...know which one I mean. The design is awesome and different.
I like how it sits high off the ground and the top is higher than most hutch/cupboards.
I was wishing I had taken a picture of it so I don't forget what it looks like.
I'd love to go back and get it if I could sell my red hutch.
Anyway...that's another story.

It was such a pleasure meeting you and your mother Lisa....I do hope we get to meet again.

YOUR NEW FLOOR IS does it make the cabinets pop! Aren't LITTLE HELPERS COOL...they are in the big peoples world when they are doing things like sweet.

Hugs, Karen

Craftyperson said...

Love your new floor...There's nothing like a little man with his work cute..
Its nice you got to meet Karen...she seems like a very special lady....
Enjoy time with your mom....something you can never replace...
Have a great week..
Prim hugs,

Sheila said...

I love the look of your new flooring. It does look great with the cabinets and the red! Your hubby was a good sport.
Thanks again for a wonderful job on the little coffee sign I purchased from you. I love it!
Glad you had a great time shopping and got to meet a blog friend, Karen.

Sherri/Here Goes My Life said...

Hi Lisa, I luv your new floor. Your kitchen is beautiful. Well your entire house is beautiful.I luv your blog. It's one of my favorites. Sounds like you had a great time shopping. YOur flowers are gorgeous. It's so nice to see some spring. Have a great week.:)

Laura :) said...

Your floor looks great! Hubby and Little Man did a good job!

Laura :)

Angie Berry said...

I love to read stories about you and your mom spending time together. It is so precious. I am close to my mom too, but she is 3.5 hours away, so we don't get to bond as often as I would like. ENJOY that time with her! I know you do, though!

Your flowers are pretty and gets me so excited for spring!

How delightful that you were able to meet up with Karen! She is such a sweetheart, I can only imagine her being even sweeter in person!

Your flooring is beautiful!! What a wonderful job your boys did on installing it! I'm sure that's a great sense of accomplishment every single day you see it-- in knowing that your work and love for what you do, helped to buy that flooring! I think that is so neat!

Love the red walls! I will be having some red dining room walls when the weather warms up... hopefully soon!

North Shore Primitives said...

Good Morning to you Ms. Lisa. Your new floor looks great!!! Doesn't it just warm your heart to get something new for your home! I love the new boards I hope you bring them all when you come so I can choose choose choose.. Have A great Day. Vickie North Shore Primitives

Susie said...

Great floors, I love your kitchen. We may be moving and redoing the kitchen in the house, Would you please share with me how you did your countertops? I love them.