Monday, July 26, 2010

Busy Times

Are you all staying cool?  It finally cooled down here in Ohio and I must say that I am thankful for that.  It is actually pretty nice today with a little breeze.  Ah…… gotta love a breeze!!  Anyway, things have been crazy busy here, but I have enjoyed it.  I have been filling orders and making a few new items.  If you are waiting on an order then please know that I have NOT forgot about you, but just running a tad bit behind.  Dan ~ that includes you my friend.  I have also been enjoying some family time with my two favorite boys.  My dear hubby heads back to work the middle of August and Cameron is heading to pre-school.  Yep, we enrolled him into pre-school and he will go 3 days out of the week.  OMGosh, my little man is growing up too fast!!  I know it will be best for him, but the thought of trusting someone else with my child is still hard to think about.  I am just not looking forward to that day, but I know that God will watch over him and keep him safe.


Let’s talk about something fun ~ shall we?  I just recently ordered a huge amount of prim labels from Susie at Yankee Lane Primitives.  I thought to myself that I needed more jars, jugs or boxes in order to use some of these labels.  I had a few jars that I kept, but the labels were just too big.  I then found some old glass jugs at an antique mall and my sister’s fiance’ gave me a few more.  I was pretty happy to receive those.  Anyway, my mind was still thinking that I needed more.  You know that it is bad when you are going through the isles of Wal-Mart looking for jars that could be used in your kitchen.  I was going through each and every isle and then I came across the perfect jar.  I stood there thinking to myself…… could I possibly eat all of those pickles and use that jar?  Without further delay….. I grabbed that 1 gallon jar of pickles and put it into my cart.  Good thing my hubby wasn’t with me or he would have been like “What in the world are you going to do with all of those pickles.”  Well, ladies and gentleman…….. I have put my hubby on a very strict diet of dill pickles (LOL).    He thought it was too funny that I bought that huge jar full of pickles, but he seems to be enjoying that diet.  I told him no more regular food until the pickles are all gone and the prim label is slapped on the jar (LOL~ I am totally joking).  Anyway, I have had 2 or 3 pickles, Shawn has had 3 or 4 and I gave a couple to my parents.  If you live close by then please feel free to stop by for a pickle (hahahaha).  Here is the jar that I am referring to.  Won’t it look great with a prim label and some coffee stained cloth on the lid?


Gotta love how a prim gal thinks!!  Don’t you think that jar has lot of potential?  I know it does!!  Here are pictures of my other jugs. 







What am I going to do with all of these glass jugs and jars?  Well, I am going to change around what I have on top of my kitchen cabinets.  I thought these would look great scattered around up there.


I have also been busy re-finishing Cameron’s bedroom.  He is totally obsessed with Toy Story right now so I thought I would re-finish it while I was able to take advantage of my hubby being home.  I allowed Cameron to pick the color and he chose Candied Yam.  Yep, it is a bright orange, but it turned out pretty and he absolutely LOVES his room.  I went with decorating it the cheaper way.  I purchased posters and puzzles from the Dollar Tree.  Once the puzzles were put together, they were glued and put on a piece of wood.  They turned out real cute and he loves them!!  Here are a few pics of his room and Cameron.

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Bright – don’t ya think?  I like it…… I find it cheerful and it puts a smile on his face and that is the main thing.  I love making him happy!!  You know that I LIVE to make him happy!!!!

Until Next Time ~ Blessings, Lisa

Saturday, July 10, 2010

♥ ~ Sewing ~ ♥

I hope you all have been enjoying your summer.  I have been staying busy like always, but it has been a good busy!!  My hubby is a school teacher so I have been enjoying his company and the fact that I can actually get out of the house.  Don’t get me wrong… I love being able to stay home with Cameron, but I also enjoy getting out and talking to adults (lol).  It is funny because when I get together with my Mom or some of my friends then I just talk like crazy.  Some people probably think that I never shut-up (hahaha).  I guess I just enjoy talking to other people other then little children.  I am sure you can all understand that.


I have been doing my best to try to stay cool.  It has been in the mid 90’s, but the humidity is what kills the idea of actually going out.  It has felt over 100 and that is just not what I like so I have been staying inside and keeping cool.  What have you been doing alot of people might ask and my response is “sewing”.  I just recently adopted my Mom’s sewing machine and I absolutely love it.  I have been sewing and making a few things here and there.  I love wood-working, but with the heat the way that it has been….. I tend to stear clear from the garage and my work-shop.  Anyway. I thought I would share a few projects that I just completed.  I will be adding these to my selling blog in case you are interested, but that might take a day or two.

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I made the towel and the ditty bag for my laundry room.  I did not sew the stockings, but I am sure that is something I could try my hand at.  I purchased my ragg tags from Susie at Yankee Lane Primitives.  Don’t you just love them?!?  Here are some more creations!!

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So…….. as you can see I have been staying busy.  Alot of you have asked what my sewing machine and work area look like and here are a few pictures of what it looks like today.  Messy, but totally enjoyable to be around.




It is probably a good thing I don’t drink coffee because if I did then I would be sick of it by now.  I have been coffee staining fabric all day long.  I made myself a make-do clothes line on our deck and it appears to be working just fine.  My hands on the other hand are brown from the stain……. oh geesh, I hope that comes off.


I also had to show you a picture of my tobacco that I ordered from a fellow blogger and FB friend.  Sandie was selling these tobacco leaves and I knew I just had to have some.  They arrived in the mail last week.  Don’t you love how prim they look?




As always I can never post after a long period of time and not share some pics of Cameron & Qbert.  The boys are doing great.  Cameron is just as sassy as ever and Qbert is so much fun.  Good thing 4th of July only comes once a year…. our neighbors set off fireworks and poor Qbert has been scared to go outside at night to use the restroom ever since.  Hopefully that goes away soon.  They are best of buddies that is for sure.



Well, I better run for now.  I have lots more to do.  You all have a wonderful weekend and stay cool.  Until Next Time….. Blessings Always!!