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


Dan said...


Everything looks wonderful! I love the idea of using old jars!

Don't worry about the sign, I know how busy summer can be...I am in no hurry!

I hope you have a wonderful week. Try to stay cool!


Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

Hi Lisa
Your pickles tale really made me waste in your home eh..just love your jars and bottles.. :0)

Sheila said...

Lisa I'm still laughing over the pickle jar! To funny, but I do agree the labels will like awesome on them. I love YLP labels and have recently purchased the ones she makes on fabric. Love to create with them and support a fellow crafter at the same time!
Enjoy your time with your boys-school will start and what will you do with your free time 3 days a week???
Continued blessings,

Anonymous said...

I love your story. I would have never thought about looking at regular jars that way. I do have a question on how you attached your labes to all of your jars? Did you use regular glue? Did you put something on just the back of the label or over the entire label?

Bonnie said...

Great choice on jars. It's a good thing your family likes dill pickles. I remember the day (My son is 30 now.) I sent my son off to preschool. It was probably harder on me than it was him. Your son will have a great time and learn a lot. And just think 3 days for crafting.

appleberrycottage said...

Just think, in the fall, you will have 3 days of quiet. More time for crafting? :-) Smart move about not spending on Cameron's room decorations. In a few years, he'll decide he's too old for that, and move onto something else. Then it's the teen years, and you won't have much say in decorations!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love that pickle jar and love the rest of them would you please pass me a pickle.:)

Christine said...

I have to laugh, would not be unusual for me to buy a jar of pickles that large :) I have bought them occasionally, and they only last a few days here. If I remember correctly, the last time I bought a jar that big, my husband complained b/c they were gone in 3 days and he had only gotten 2 or 3 of them! lol If ya lived closer, my boys would be more than happy to devour those pickles for ya! lol

Barbara said...

looks great, and you are literally now a pickle puss, heehee I love pickles and have used a jar like that to put my canned pickles in, so do not feel alone, we love pickles too, Love the room too, you have a blessed day, hugs