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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year to all of my new blog friends!!! I want to take this time to Thank you for inviting me into your home and sharing with me in this new journey. I also want to Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me and having a interest in my blog! I am looking forward to 2010 and all of the new ideas and re dos that will come with every new day!

Have a safe and Happy New Years Eve!

Until next year!


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Decorations and Merry Christmas!!


Happy Holidays everyone! I haven’t been on for awhile. My pc went haywire and so I had to try and save some of my files from my desktop (I am bad…don’t back up my files like I should )and I am now on a new laptop, early(unexpected) Christmas present.

I wanted to share some of my Christmas decorations. I have truly enjoyed all of the eye candy that has been posted by all of my blog friends!


I love my Jim Shore Santa…just one of my favorites.


Love the soft glow of pewter in the candlelight.


DSC02158One of my Santa’s on top of my chimney cupboard.



Another one of my Santa’s with his reindeer.



I don’t have all of my pictures on this new pc and time is running short. I haven’t had a lot of time to set this one up. I am still working on wrapping and last minute things. Looks like I’ll be working right up to Christmas Eve…

I wish each and everyone of you a joyous Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Holiday Blessings To All!!





Sunday, December 6, 2009

Baby Cash Love’s Snow

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Happy Sunday! I just wanted to share some pictures of my sweetie Cash and my youngest son, Cody, playing in the snow! We ended up with about 3-4 inches here in my part of Pa., it was a pretty site to wake up to, but I am happy it is starting to leave!

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Cash loves to play ball and snow balls seem to be a favorite!!

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He sure has his eye on the snow ball!

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Loves to jump…

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Waiting for the next one….

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Just wanted to share a few “first snow” pic’s with you…hope your having fun today in whatever you are doing :)

For me it’s back to decorating!!

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Mother Natures Ornaments & Outside Decorations


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Well we are finally getting some “S”….I can hardly say the word! I used to be a snow person when I was a child…but now that I am a adult I see work…lol I only love snow on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day then it can go away until next Christmas! I know many many people love the white stuff I am just not one of them.

snowman face border

I have been working on the outside of the house, this year as most of you are posting it is all about simplicity…less is more :)

I think I am done with the front of the house…please excuse my shabby chic appearance…springtime paint job for sure!

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Below is a close up of the front porch

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I worked on my Mother Natures ornaments, my pumpkins were still in very good shape so I painted them red, green, bronze and then primmed them with a little Minwax stain. My DH just shakes his head!! :)

painted pumpkin big

painted pumpkin big finished

painted pumpkin two small red

painted pumpkin bronze

I used the small pumpkin ornaments in my window boxes with greens and holly.

window boxes with painted pumpkins

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I’m not sure if I will do any more to my fence…but this is what it looks like right now. Not at all what it looked like in years past. This is not a good picture, color wise.

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I had a helper while I was working outside…he just follows me and roll’s around at my feet. While I was working on the window boxes he curled up in one of my planters.

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That's all for now. I’ll have more pictures to post as I finish up inside my nest :)

Have a great evening!

Holiday Blessings!!

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas Tree~Oh Christmas Tree


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Hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I enjoyed the yummy food and the relaxing day! It is so hard to believe that it is December 1st. I have started my decorating but I do believe I’ll be tweaking up till Christmas Eve!! Just wanted to show you my tree in the living room….this year less is more, but I am happy with it.

I have to pretty much keep my tree in the same corner, with having Dad in the living room I am limited to what I can do. He really enjoys the tree, he has a good view, the tree is in the opposite corner of his bed.  

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I just bought the new tree topper, it is hard to see because it blends in with the wall, but I love the snowflakes! This is the first year that I made the dried orange’s and the rag balls…I love the glow of the orange slices.

The lamp on the shelf is a birthday gift from DH, I just love it…(I wish I could hide the cord going down to the plug…have to work on that one)

I love all of the eye candy that I have been seeing on your blogs….such warm and cozy homes!  Great inspiration!!

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Well I truly hope all of you had a happy, wonderful Thanksgiving! I will post more pictures as I get more decorating done.

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving!!!! 


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Happy Thanksgiving to each and everyone of you!! I am so thankful for finding this wonderful land of blog and the making of sweet new friends!!! Thank you for stopping by to visit and welcoming me into your big wonderful family!!!….your kind comments,help when I ask and for your friendships!

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My wish for each and everyone of you is to have a Hearty ~ Happy Thanksgiving!

Prim Blessings & Hugs,

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Hi everyone! Geez it has been a while since I have posted…time slips by me so fast, I can’t believe it is Thanksgiving already! I’m almost ready, I have to make a run to the store tomorrow for some last minute things that I forgot. For some reason this year I seem so disorganized, it just seems to have come upon me so quickly. I am ready to eat all of the fixin’s though, my mouth is watering for turkey! Yummmm!

I have done a few small re-do’s that I want to share with you. I had bought a small wash stand at a friends public sale last year, it needed a little attention, nothing structural, just cosmetic. I had it stored in the garage (where all of my projects have been sitting…waiting patiently for my attention) so I dug it out and brought it in, cleaned it up and wiped a coat of stain on and it turned out very nice. Below are the before and after:


  wash stand before

Almost done:

wash stand half done


wash stand finished 

I just wiped a coat of English Chestnut  over the entire piece and what a nice transformation. Thanks Kris ~Simply Prim, I read on one of your blogs about the English Chestnut…love the color.  

I finished a tissue box that I bought quite awhile ago. I may change the bottom to more black..what do you think? Should I leave it as is or change it?

I painted it black and red on top, distressed and two coats of Briwax (which I love! Thanks Kath!) love the feel of the wood with the Bri.


tissue box before


tissue box after top

tissue box after side

Do you think it looks like to much red??

I bought this child's hutch at the TS and love it, but I don’t know if I should leave it like it is or paint it, sure needs a good cleaning. The paper needs changed, should I paint the whole thing or re-paper and paint the wood? Looking for suggestions…help!! I wanted to get it finished before Christmas and decorate it but I don’t think I’m going to get it accomplished.

childs hutch 1

childs hutch open

It is small enough that I can sit it on my mantle.

I also am starting this child's banker chair, I have it sanded (it was painted brown when I bought it) and I don’t know if I will just rub a coat of Bri on or paint a top coat to distress and then Bri. I’m still deciding on this one.

childs banker chair before 

I have started my decorating. I have been reading the different blogs of to start before or after Thanksgiving. I have always waited until after T-day, but this year I have started early, I wanted to enjoy my trees for a while….time goes to fast! I put a small tree in the kitchen every year, so I have this one up (still tweaking though) I have a few more ornaments to put on yet. Sorry about the lighting on this picture…not a very good one.

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I have my tree with lights set up in my living room, no decorations yet but we are enjoying it with just the lights. I hope to get the decorations on this week end….but the tree is up!!

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I started to play with a few different things for the tree, every year I try to make it a little different. When I finish the decorating I will post pictures. I am very limited on space with having Dad’s bedroom in our living room so I only have half of the room to work with, that meant downsizing!  I won’t have as much put out this year.

Last week was my birthday and we went for a ride..the weather was so nice, here I am in my glory…lol….

wanda road king

I love to ride. I have my license but I did sell my Harley, I wasn’t riding it much, I like to be a passenger so I can take lots of pictures and gawk!!! lol

I’ll leave you with one of my pictures from that day. Gods creations are so beautiful!!!

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I wish all of you a wonderful and hearty Thanksgiving!! Eat lots of good food….Enjoy!!

Until next time…~Prim Blessings!

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Beaver Moon


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Hi everyone! Happy November! I have been admiring the moon these past couple of nights….it is so bright and full…simply beautiful! I was watching the local news yesterday and they referred to this moon as the “Beaver Moon”. I myself have never heard of this name, so I did a little research of Native American names and the meanings. November is Full Beaver Moon~meaning, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm furs. Another interpretation that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter….burrrrrr! One other reference is Frosty Moon….cute name!  There is a name for the moon for every month of the year. Do you know what December’s moon is named??? Cold Moon~ Fitting for December. I just found this interesting and wanted to share. I hope all of you are staying warm and cozy.


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Beaver Moon

I am Thankful for all of God’s beautiful creations!

I am working on a few re-do’s and hope to be able to share soon.

Have a great week! Until the next time!


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