Monday, August 30, 2010

Antique Mall Purchases & Corn

What are some of your favorite things to decorate with during Fall?  Could it be pumpkins?  Gourds?  Signs?  Please do share.  I would love to hear.


I thought that Fall was just around the corner last week.  I was really hoping, but the HOT weather came back this week here in Ohio.  The air quality alerts were back today and I could barely breath while outside.  I think I enjoyed the cooler weather from last week.  Fall decorating was on my mind, but now that it is HOT again…. I have put the decorating off once again.  Have you all decorated yet?

Here are a few things that I am anxious to get out…..  CORN.



Don’t you love the primitive made ears of corn?  I wanted something that I could put them in and thought that a cute little market basket would be perfect.  Well, I was in luck.  I found one while visiting my sister.  Her local antique mall was selling them for $4.50.  Not too bad.


I also picked up the brown crock and this….. I have been wanting one of these for awhile now.


Do you remember from my previous post….. My sister gave me these olde  feed sacks.  I love them, but thought they needed a little coffee.  So, I stained them along with a few other things and this is how they turned out.  Better don’t ya think?





I stuffed them with some poly-fil and then placed them throughout my home.  They look great and I love them.  Do you have any olde feed sacks?  What do you do with yours?

Until Next Time ~ Blessings, Lisa

Cameron’s First Day of Pre-School

Here is a post that I wanted to share from my infertility website.  Hope you enjoy it.


My little boy is growing fast……..way too fast!  We got up this morning and I fixed him a nice breakfast for his first day of school.  He requested eggs so that is what Mommy fixed.  Once he was done eating…… I got him dressed, teeth brushed and then it was about time to go.  Here are a few pictures that I took of my little man and his first day of pre-school.  ENJOY!!











Seemed like yesterday when I was waiting to find out if IVF worked for us.  Waiting for that call from the infertility specialist.  Waiting on Cameron’s arrival.  Waiting for Cameron to try new baby food.  Waiting for him to walk.  NOW… I am waiting for it to be 11:30 so I can go and pick him up from pre-school. 


I left and was doing great until I got downstairs and then the tears started falling.  It is so difficult being with your children from the moment they are born and then when it comes to school… you have to put your trust into the hands of a stranger.  Someone you barely know and that is difficult.  It was difficult on me and I knew it would be hard on him too.  Just as I was ready to walk out the door… I heard him screaming for me.  Talk about breaking your heart into a million pieces. 


Once the clock said 11:15 am, I hopped into the car and off I went to pick him up.  I was so excited that I could barely control myself.  I was so happy to go and pick him up and hear about his day.  I arrived and went inside.  He was sitting at a table waiting for me.  He was watching all of the other kids and parents and looked so sad waiting on me.  Once he saw me, he ran to me and I picked him up.  He squeezed me so hard around my neck I thought my head would “pop” off, but it was all good.  He told me that he missed me, that he cried, but he also told me that he had fun.  Nothing like more tears falling down MY face.  Hope I get use to this soon because it breaks my heart when I have to leave him.  I know it is great for him and I know he enjoys it especially after he gets use to it, but boy oh boy do I ever miss him when he is gone.

Until Next Time ~ Blessings to all BIG and small.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Excitement & Pure Joy!!

What gets you excited?  What makes you happy?  What gives you pure joy?  This past weekend was full of lots of happiness and good times for me.  Of course I was able to spend time with my family and anytime I can do that is happy time for me.  My sister and I haven’t always been the closest, but we are getting closer as we get older and it is such a nice feeling.  I have enjoyed it tremendously to be honest with you.  Anyway, she came to visit this past weekend and brought me lots of goodies from her antique mall close to her home.  Here are the items that she brought.




I just LOVED the old feed sacks that she brought me.  Of course I coffee stained them and they look even better now.  You know me and my love for the dirty/grungy/primitive look.  Yep, I love instant coffee (lol).  She also brought me this cute little bottle.  Now, I just need to find a label for it.  You wonder what was originally in this little bottle?  I just loved the lid to it.  Who doesn’t love rust? (lol).


Oh……. by the way…… do you have A Primitive Place Cookbook?  Well, this past week was the week to try new recipes.  I tried several and this was only one of them, but definitely worth trying.  It was a delicious recipe and was actually one that came from Linda from Behind My Red Door.  If you like coleslaw then this is a yummy one.  Asian Coleslaw is yummy and so easy to make.  Give it a try if you have that cookbook.


I also wanted to let you know that I have a cute little prim light that I have up for sale on my selling blog.  Check it out on

It is in great shape, but I have not been using it so I thought I would sell it.  Here is a picture of it, but for more details please check out my selling blog.


So, are the temps in your area cooling down?  The past couple days here in Ohio have cool and pleasant.  I have really been enjoying it and must say that I am ready for Fall.  I think these cooler temps should just stay around for awhile.  Of course the cooler temps allow my morning glories to stay blooming a bit longer in the morning and who wouldn’t love that.  Aren’t they glorious?



WOW ~ I love the bright colors!!

I will leave you with one more picture today.  This is one of the many things that make me happy, that bring me so much joy and most importantly love.  This little boy is the light of my life and I can’t get over how big he is getting and how much I have been blessed.  What a little miracle.  Mommy loves you Cameron!!


Until Next Time ~ Blessings Always!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

For the Love of Crocks

Well, if you have missed my blogging then I guess you could more or less say that “I am back”.  My hubby went back to work today for meetings and a teacher workday on Friday.  He officially starts on Monday with the students.  So….. I will need to find something to do and blogging is one of those things that will help keep me busy.  Of course I will also have laundry, cleaning, cooking and taking care of my little man until he starts pre-school at the end of the month.  Wow, I will have all sorts of free time.


Do you remember my last post?  Well, if you don’t then let me just tell you a little bit about it.  I found this man on craigslist that was selling his very large collection of crocks.  After checking him out, I made arrangements to go and see if there were any good crocks that I could pickup at a rather good price.  Well, well, well there were tons of crocks to choose from and they were beautiful.  You all know that I am on a rather tight budget since I am a stay at home Mom so I went with a few small crocks and a large one to start out with.  Yep, I have more on reserve and will pick those up at a later date.  Here are the ones that I picked up first.


I thought this cute little “salt” crock would be perfect in the kitchen.  I won’t be using it for salt, but it does look very cute next to my stove.


I have several jug crocks, but I don’t have anything small so I picked this one up as well.  Isn’t so cute?!?



This one is my favorite out of the bunch.  I just love the colors in the glaze and the cobalt blue  is what caught my eye.  I absolutely love it!!  What do you think of this beauty?  Are you in love with it like I am?


Do you remember that scarecrow that I picked up at the Open House for North Shore Primitives?  Well, as I promised….. here are some pictures of the one of a kind little guy that made my heart melt.  I know that sounds weird, but when you see pictures of him….. you will see in his face that it literally looks like he could talk.  I just love him!!


Here are some close-ups.  Don’t forget that you can click on each picture to get a larger view.  Gotta love all of the detail in this little scarecrow.



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So, are you totally in love with him like I am?  I just thought he was so cute.  It was funny because I had several items in my hands and when I saw him, I put the other items down.  He was enough for me.  I just love that face!!


Alot of you have inquired about Qbert.  Well, our little miniature schnauzer is doing great.  It was a tough 10 days for him and for us, but he has recovered and back to his old self again.  He had to wear this collar for 10 days and he hated it.  I felt so bad for him, but it was best that he didn’t lick that incision from where he was neutered.  So, we just kept him calm as possible and he did great…..well, for the most part.  He would run into the doors, into our legs, drag that nasty collar on the cement patio in the back, run into the fence and well the list goes on.  It was tough, but he is doing wonderfully.  I have a few pictures to share with you.  He needs to be trimmed so desperately right now, but he needs to wait just a little while longer.  So….. just ignore his shaggy look right now (lol).


We bought a shovel, hoe and rake for Cameron this summer.  Well, Qbert has decided that they are all for him.  So, when we let him outside to go potty…. he thinks that he needs to carry around a shovel, a hoe or a rake.  It is so funny!!




His favorite is the hoe.  Normally he carries it and the handle is pointing straight up to the sky.  It is so funny!!  Oh, did I tell you that he also loves playing corn hole?  We will throw the bags and he runs and gets them.  It is hilarious.  He will take them off the board and takes off.  Here are a few more pics.



Last, but not least…….. I will leave you with a couple pictures of my little man.  He is getting so big and literally brings me so much happiness!!  I him to the moon and sunshine and back again!!!!



Until Next Time ~ Blessings Always!