Monday, March 29, 2010

Sharin' A Few Finds~ New barn I found~ And Ramblins Too...

Hi y'all I hope this post finds everyone in
GREAT Spirits....
I wanted to say Thank You to every one of you
for your prayers for my Dad ! They are very much appreciated
as I know the power of prayer can sure work miracles.
Dad is a little better today. His lips aren't as blue as they
were over the last 2 weeks and his breathing sounds
much better too. Thanks again for your kindness and for
being there for me when I was feeling so down.

Now onto a few finds I have to share....
Found this ol' box at a new antique mall that just opened
up right up the street from my Hubbs job. So of course
Dad, Kenz, Linny and I had to go check it out a couple
of weeks ago. I thought about maybe tryin' ta' rent
a booth there too. It's really a nice clean organized place.
Ooopps I'm loosin' track here lol....Here's the pic...

Ohhh well LOOKIE here lol.....Scooter kept
gettin' in my way everytime I tried to take a pic.

Then of course Tinkie just had to get in the way too lol
You know what they say though 3rd x's the charm ;)

It's 31and a half inches long by 7 and a half inches wide.
It was only 12 bucks so I had to snag it right up !
I thought maybe I'd put my magazines and remote controls
in it till I figure out somethin' different to put in it.
Any ideas ??? I thought about maybe makin' some
fabric sunflowers and maybe a few other different
fabric flowers and putting in it and set it in my bay window.
Watcha' think ??? Or if ya' have a different idea I'd
love to read whatcha' think ;0)

I also found this wool blanket I'd like to cut up and use for
maybe a few penny rugs base and I wanna make a runner
for my table too. The color would be a great base for some
prim flags too. It's in perfect shape and was only 10 bucks !
It's 5 feet long by 3 feet 3 inches wide. A good bargain
for wool. I can't wait to start some projects with it soon.

On our way to the Oolitic Antique mall we ran across a
yard sale that took us down some country roads I'd never been
down before and we ran across this ol' barn.....

I lovvveeee ol' barns ! I love to take leisure drives
just to look at 'em and snap a few pics of 'em too.

I also did some wall tweaking....
Here's a before pic....

And here's after......

Here's another before.....

And after.....

I need to put somethin' above the candle sconce
between the shelf and cabinet.

Welp I best get goin' to get my laundry finished up
cause it's back to work tomorrow. Ohhhh speakin'
of work....they've decided to re~open the store
on Mondays begining April 12th  !!! So that means
my job is secure again for now whewwww.
I sure didn't wanna hafta' look for another one
cause I have really decent benifits now and I'd be
lucky to find another with benifits like I have now.
So that's a lil stress of my shoulders now.
Hope to post again later in the week. I'm thinkin'
I may have a lil tutorial to show y'all how to make
an easter centerpiece if I have time to get it finished.
If y'all haven't had a chance to check out the
Prim Pals forum yet we'd sure love ta' have ya !
Just click on the link below and head on over =)

Till next time my Prim Friends
Huggs n Blessins

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Long time no post...Pics of my estate sale finds.....

Hi y'all =) I sure hope this post finds you in GREAT spirits ! I sure didn't realize it's been sooooooo long since I've posted ! I've seemed to have a full plate lately. My Dad was hospitalized overnight a week ago with breathing problems. We're hoping and praying it is not his cancer returning and it was just his emphesyma.He has been in remission for a longggg time now. The Dr suggested doing a new ct scan but he doesn't want to be retested to see and he says he won't do chemo again either. At first I was really upset about his decision but thinking about what he went through before I guess I can see why he doesn't want to do it again but part of me wishes he would change his mind ! Work has been hectic lately too. I worked a 13 hour shift on Tuesday ugghhh and it seems like I can't ever get outta there on time anymore. We did get some news that I believe means we won't be closing in May. They are finally installing a debit/credit machine and considering opening us back up on Mondays. I'm sure thankful for that cause I don't wanna look for a new job and start all over again.....heck I'm not getting any younger here lol........Well enough about all that. I sure have missed bloggin' and readin' all my fav blogs. I'm gonna have ALOTTA' catchin' up to do ! I wanna' share a few pics of an old sewin' machine I found at a estate sale last weekend. Yepp the weather has been sooooo nice out there were yard sales here !!!!! Yipppeeeee I was sooo excited to see the ads in the paper and lucky that it was my Sat. off whew. I'd  have probably taken a personal day if it wasn't my day off lol
Here's a few pics of my fav find yet. Ohhh and when I asked the fella' how much it was, I figured he'd shoot off some crazy price but when he said 25 bucks I had to snag it up ! O.k. O.k. now the pics lol...........

I cleaned it up but there is some spots
 that won't come off.
Any ideas how to get 'em off
without doing any damage ?

The original attachment case. It's lined in velvet.
And has all the attachments inside it too.
Thought I took an inside pic but
I don't see it in my files...hmmmm

Well shucks I thought I took a pic
of the whole cabinet too...
Guess I didn't or my laptop
is eatin' my pics !!!!!! lol

I also got this barn lantern for
2 bucks from the same sale

And these adorable old baby shoes
for 1 dollar !!!

We also went back up to Martinsville
and hit the inside flea market where
I found this hugeee crock jug
for 16 bucks...which I thought
was a pretty good price....

This is how I have it displayed...

I've got a few more things to share
but I gotta be at work by Noon
today sooo I'll share 'em soon.
I sure missed y'all and hope to
not have such a long absense again !
Till next time my Prim Friends
prim Huggs n Blessins

Friday, March 12, 2010


HI ya'll just wanted to announce we have a winner !!!!!!!!!! Lordy I don't know how I almost missed that lol....Good thing the winner was on her toes lol cause I was JUST GETTIN' READY to do a new post for new words when I decided to do a pit stop over in my email account lol and lo and behold I see BINGOOOO well minus some O's teehee soooooo Congrats goes to Karen from The Barely There Primitive Bear !!!! Wooooot Wooooot way to go girlie !!!! I'm glad ya' paid attention lol cause I sure didn't realize we had a winner.
Please email me your addy and I'll get your goodies out to ya' next week. Well I don't know about ya'll BUT I sure had fun with the bingo game !!!! I'm sure I'll be doin' another one and will probably host a few bingo games and maybe a few different games over on the Prim Pals forum cause ya'll know I loooovvveee doin' games and giveaways *wink* Seriously though I really do love sharin' my love of Prims with ya'll and what better way than to send ya'll a lil somethin' and have fun while doin' it ! It's kinda like a pay it forward. I've got pics to share but I have to work early tomorrow and I need to finish a few things on the forum before bed so I'll share them tomorrow after I get home.
And I plan to blog visit a bit too !!! I miss readin' ya'lls posts so keep out the welcome mat I'll be over tomorrow lol
Till next time My Prim Friends
Prim Hugggs n Blessins

Mornin' Ya'll =0) New Bingo Words ~N~ A Few Finds To Share

Hi ya'll Hope this post finds ya'll in GREAT spirits !!! Well really since it's almost 1 a.m. lol I hope this post finds ya all snuggly warm in bed hehehe.....Wow has the weather ever been fantastic here ! The last few days have been in the 60's and even the 70's one day. Sure wish I'da had a few days off to enjoy it and not be stuck inside ! And of course this was a busy week and I really didn't get a chance to even step outside for a bit very much.
Oh well it'll be warm and nice out soon.
    Tonight after work I ran to GW to see if they had any goodies and I saw a lady with this fantastic Prim candle holder styled box. She was lookin' it over and flippin' it this way and that way lol and the whole time I was thinkin' Ooooohhhh please put that down lol cause I realllllyyyyyy want it !!!!! And lo and behold she sat it down and girlies ( n fellas ) lemme' tell ya' I didn't give anyone else a chance to grab it !!!! lol It needs a paint job but other than that I just lovvveee it !!!! Here's a pic of my new find.

Aint it beautiful ???? I'm not sure what I'm gonna put in it yet....Any ideas ??? I kinda see some candles and some kinda fabric piece maybe....I'll just hafta' see what I got.... I also got these at GW too.

There missing an ear piece but I love 'em anyway. I'd love to have a desk to set 'em on. Ohhhh that reminds me lookie what's at the auction Friday night.....I just may have to go (time permiting!)

They also have an awesome mantle I'd love to have ! But can't ya' just see the potential in that desk ??? Hopefully I can go
 ( gonna sleep with my fingers crossed lol ) K it's gettin' later and my lil ol eyes are a droopin' sooooo I best get your Bingo words posted for ya'll sooooo without further ado......

Here are your

words for today......
Easter and Tulip
Good Luck Ya'll !!!!!!
Ya'll can thank Jess for tonights words =0)
I let him draw them out.....
I also want to cordially invite you to Debbie and I's new forum...

We're just startin' out but we have lotsa' differen't boards and we will be doin' all kinds of fun different things there. We'd love to have ya' join us =0) here is the link~> Prim Pals Forum

We'll I'm off ta bed girlies and fellas so till next time
 My Prim Friends Hugggs n Blessins !

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New Bingo Words and a Lil Announcement.......

Sorry I didn't get the new bingo words posted last night =(
 Ooopppss...Ya' know how when your workin' on somethin' and time just gets away from ya ? Well that's what happened to me. Before I knew it, it was almost 2 a.m. and I had to get up at 5:30 uh oh lol but I made it and here I am ;0) Ready to post your
Words !!!!
Todays words are....
Egg Hunt and Daffodil

Good Luck ya'll !!!!!!!

Now for my announcement......
Debbie from Goat Creek Bakery and I have been workin' on a fantastic idea called Prim Pals
Here is the link~~>Prim Pals go check it out !!! ;0)
Prim Pals is a place designed to make new friends and brighten someone's day too =0) Who couldn't use a lil brightenin' to their day sometimes ? Anyways head over and check it out ......
We also decided with Prim Pals that maybe we should start a
forum as well sooooo.........we did =0)
Here is the link for Prim Pals Forum (below)
(link) ~~> Prim Pals Forum  We've just started it soooo there isn't much to read as of yet but we'd love to have ya'll join us there =0) There are many different categories and boards and we hope to fill 'em up with ideas, tips, tutorials, recipes and more....We also hope to host a weekly chat and soooo much more ! I'm still tryin' to get the background skin figured out so it's plain white right now. That's one thing that kept me up till almost 2 lol Anyone got any pointers ??? Anyway we'd love to have ya' join us on our Prim Pal journey =0) And if ya'd like.....spread the word......
I was supposed to leave for work at 7 ooopppsss  Guess I'll go in at 8 instead hehehehe........See time got away from me again lol
Sorry for the lack of pics. I hope to share a few things tonight when I get home =) And I'll be on time for the Bingo words tonight I promise *wink* Till next time my Prim Friends......
Prim Hugggs n Blessins

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mystery Giveaway Winner Is............And New Bingo Words......

Now ya' know I'm NOT tellin' ya' right off the bat right ? LOL
Jess liked pickin' the winner and is as excited as me to reveal who
it is but first I'm gonna post the new BINGO words and ramble just a wee bit hehehehe......Now don't be scrollin' down to see who it is either !!!! I saw ya tryin' to peek !!!!! Tonights

Words are.......
Gardening and Bloom

I did some more tweakin' today and took a few pics to share with ya'll.....

I decided to put my cuttin' boards in an old cheese box and some old wooden bowls in another. I base painted the bowls today and hope to get 'em finished up this week sometime.

These are some things I picked up at the Prim shop that was closing....

I took the heart and spindles and put 'em in the lil wood pantry box and put it on my shaker peg candle holder....

I added a lil flicker stick candle to it too but forgot
to get a new pic of it.....

O.K. I've kept ya'll in suspense long enough lol......
The winner of my Mystery Giveaway is........
Here's Jess mixin' up all the names.....
And here is the name he pulled......

At Home With Amy !!!!!!
Congrats Amy =0) Please send me your addy and I'll be gettin'
your package ready to go this week. I work everyday but Friday so I'll try and get it out out to you then.....
Thanks for playin' everyone !!!! I soooo enjoy doin' giveaways !
Someone else is still going to win somethin' else with BINGO
so good luck to ya'll !!!! I wish I could give ya'll lil somethin' cause your all winners in my book ! Okie Dokie I'm off to bed since it's back to work tomorrow =( Till next time my Prim Friends
Prim Huggs n Blessins

55 Degrees and Tweaking

Wow Girlies ( n fellas ) I hope this post finds ya'll enjoyin' a lil Spring like weather !!!! It's 55 here and I'm loving it !!! I decided to do a lil tweakin' today and do some base paintin' since it's soooo nice outside. Hubbs took my car and forgot to leave me keys to his dually truck ( he musta forgot to plug it in again's a diesel ) So I'm stuck at home which is a good thing cause I can get some projects goin' ! I haven't forgotten the Mystery Giveaway =0) Jess wants to draw the name so he'll be doin' that when he gets home tonight. Good luck ya'll !!!!! I got everyones names written down, includin' your extra entries and cut into slips and all in a bowl ready for the pickin' !!!! Can't wait to see who wins !!!! I'll also be postin' todays Bingo words when I announce the mystery winner. I think there are a few of ya' who are gettin' really close !!!! We randomly draw the words too so this could be anyones Bingo.......I hope ya'll have better luck than me at real bingo lololol........O.k. a real quick pic to show ya'll where I put my new crocks.......

Whatcha ' think ? I really would like to put
some homespun and jute string on top of the
brown crock I think....Instead of the pip berries ?
They look cute there, but I think I'd rather go
with an earlier look. What do ya'll think ???
O.k I best get goin' so I can finish up some paintin'
and tweakin' cause it's back to work tomorrow =(
Till next time My Prim Friends....
Prim Hugggs n Blessins

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Bingo Announcement~Surprise B~Day Bash~N~ Lotsa' Pics To Share Again

Hi ya'll I hope this post finds ya'll in GREAT spirits ! I've had another wonderful day. Linds and I went to the Prim store that was closin' their doors and holy moly that place was a madhouse !!! Everything was 40% off and lots of the better goodies were all ready gone by the time we got there. I got a few new prim towels for the kitchen and a few odds n ends. Shoot ya'll shoulda' seen all the cupboards and shelves marked sold =( Anyway yesterday was Stephies's Dads B~Day so my family was invited to the party. I was soooo surprised when we got there ....the party was also for me !!!!
I haven't had a B~Day party in sooooo long I honestly can't remember when the last one was ! Then I felt silly cause I broke down and cried lol.....I was sooo touched ! Stephie took her allowance money and bought me the most gorgeous bouquet of flowers in a vase. (see pic below) and Lydia, Lil Jason and Lil Josh got me ballons. Hubbs bought me a rocker and had it hid at Alisha and Matt's house. Girlies I was just sooooo surprised !!!!
O.k. on to some pics........
The yellow flowers are the ones Stephie bought me.....
The cupcakes had candle letters that
spelled out my name and Matts.

The rocker in the background is the one Hubbs
got me...And the saltbox house is from Matt, Alisha
and the kids and they also got me the light below...

LOL Stephie took the pic of the lamp ;0)

Me and Stephie....She is my lil sweetie pie....
She also got me the cutest God Mother card and
Alisha got me a Happy B~Day Mother card that just
broke me out in tears again !!!! I raised Alisha (Steph's Mommy)
from the time she was 6 till she was 14. Longggg story....
anyway I was a babblin' bag of emotions last night lol
I've had THE BEST B~day weekend ever !!!!! Thanks
Honey, Josh, Justin, Kenz, Jess, Linds, Dad,
Matt, Alisha, Lil Josh, Lydia, Stephie, Lil Jason,
Stevanie and everyon else for making my day soooo
special to me !!! I love ya'll sooooo much !!!!!

Now onto some pics of the goodies we found on
 our shoppin' day Friday....

Linds bought me this for my B~day...We found it
at one of the Prim shops in Martinsville....
Willow trees are one of my favs !

Linds also got me this crock jug at the flea
market in Martinsville for a B~Day gift !
Thanks Linny I love it punkin' !!!

I found this ol' crock at the flea market
and just had to add it to my collection ;0)

Got this lovely shelf at the yard sale we
stopped at.....

Got this towel holder at one of the prim shops....

A few more things picked up from our outin' Friday...

Oh myyy I wish ya'll could smell this room spray !
It's called Primitive Gatherings mmmmmm
It smells wonderful !!!!
I got a few more things but I guess I didn't take
pics of it all ?!?!? I thought I did hmmmm...
I'll share the rest in another post....

Now onto the bingo announcement.....
Since no one has gotten BINGO yet for extra
entries. I decided that I'm gonna add another
surprise package. So besides the mystery giveaway
winner......whoever Bingos will win a surprise too !!!
The package will go to who Bingos 1st and in the case
that there are 2 Bingos whoever emails me 1st
with the email title of BINGO....
Also the caption winners are as follows.....
1st place......#5 Linda Parker
from Linda Parkers Paradise You get 3 extra entries !!!
Congrats Linda =0)
2nd place...Gina
from Catnap Inn You get 2 extra entries !!!
Congrats Gina =0)
and 3rd place goes to Carmen
from Waxed Out Creative Life You get an extra entry

And anyone who submitted a caption including the
winners also get another entry also !!!!!
Thanks ya'll for playin' along =0)
I will be drawin' the winner later tonight. I've been invited
out to dinner for my B~Day so I'll try and get it
done when I get back this evenin' Good luck ya'll !

Now todays

Words Are....
Good Luck Ya'll !!!!!
I'll be back later tonight =0)
Till next time my Prim Friends....
Prim Huggs n Blessins

Saturday, March 6, 2010

My Ohhhh My What A Wonderful Day....** Warning PICTURE Overload ! ** & New Bingo Words....

Hi Ya'll !!!! I hope this post finds ya'll in Wonderful Spirits !
My Ohhhhh My What A Wonderful Day !
The weather was spectacular...The sun was shining....And I was with 2 of my most fav. Peeps in the whole wide world ! It was a perfect girls day out. Girlies (and fellas IF your readin' ) we found some of the MOST wonderful (new to us) places to shop !!!! Ohhh lordy how I wish I woulda took more money with me !!! But I was a good girlie and only took a certain amount so I wouldn't over spend....which I've been known to do a time or two *wink* Ohhh did I just admit that ?!?!?!?! Hunny if you read this that was the ambien talkin' !!!! Hehehehehe.......Anyways wow I hope ya'll are ready for a pic filled post ! Cause I have lotsa things to share !

We left around 11:00. Kinda' a late start 'cause we got an unexpected visit and they wanted to visit and chat a bit. I didn't wanna be rude or hasty BUT (lol) I was so darn hyped to get on the road ! We finally got outta' here wheww and off to pick up Linds...
Just look at that smile on her face lol she was just as ready
as we were to get outta' town and shop for some goodies ;0)
I just love Her and my son Josh's new home. This is the first time they have been out on their own and they were smart and bought instead of rentin' I'm sooo proud of 'em ! They hope to someday trade in for a modular or by land and build their own home in the country. Linds & Josh I truly am PROUD of you two !!!
Anyway lol I'm gettin' off track ;0)
We finally got to hit the open road

With GREAT conversation about all the goodies we hoped to find....It didn't seem like no time and we were at the HUGEEE
Inside Flea Market.... Wow was I impressed ! Goodies galore !
I forgot to take a pic outside of the building to show ya' all =(
But I got some inside pics....

It didn't take us long to dive on in and look for some things we couldn't live without lol....Look at Linds hehehehe
With aisles and aisles of booths it was a shoppers dream !!!
That white cabinet there was priced for only 15 bucks !!!!!
Now I wish I woulda' bought it but I wasn't sure if I had a
spot for it sooo I didn't purchase it......

Another shot....There were rows and rows of booths here...I asked permission to take pics and they said as long as the booth didn't have a sign sayin' NO PICS then it was o.k. This place had some fantastic stuff I tell ya' and some really GREAT prices !

I love things made from old barn wood and almost bought
the shelf in this pic to put on the porch.....

Look at all these wonderful goodies !!!!
Linds bought a Primitives shelf sitter just like the one above
at a prim shop we found while in Martinsville....

Lotsa' walkin' and Lotsa' Shoppin' and she still has a smile lol...

They had this HUGE scratch and dent area and gosh WHY DIDN'T I BRING MORE $$$$ ?!?!?!?! lol...That's my Daughter MaKenzie in the jeans and black jacket....I tried to get a pic of her all day lol BUT she's like me and doesn't like her pic taken much, so I didn't get any good pics of her today =( Anyway in this area they had these wonderful chairs (below) All 4 for 45 bucks ! I love the fabric...

LOL Linds hamin' it up in my pic of that fabulous
book shelf that was only 40 bucks !!!! Why'd I NOT bring
more money with me again ?!?!?!? lol

More Prim goodies......
I was honestly amazed at how many booths had
Prim goodies there. I will defenitely be going back !

Then we rounded an aisle and what to my wonderin' eyes did I see ?
Ohhhhh my is that really one of those things I've been wantin' forever ?!?!?!?! And why didn't I bring more $$$ ????? lol
Yes it was a lovely primtastic Dry Sink !!!!!! Ohhhhh
how I wanted it ! It was a lil outta' my budget but a pretty
good deal for 75 bucks considerin' most of them I've seen
have averaged around 100 to 150 plus ! Gosh I want it !!!
Honey my B~day is Sunday *wink wink* lol......

Isn't it primtastic in all it's mustard glory ?????
I coulda' got it but I wouldn't have had much left
to spend at any other place we stopped and Kenz and I
woulda' had to resort to sharin' a pack a peanuts for lunch lol !
We ended up with some GREAT stuff from the Flea Market....
So we decided to head on into Martinsvilles town square.
On the way there ohhhh my did that sign say yard sale ????
Why by golly it did !!! So we did a pit stop 'cause my car has
auto pilot for yard sales lol.....And wow did we meet the nicest
fella who had one of the most coolest back yards....Heck
his whole home was awesome ! Now mind you his home was smack dab in the middle of town too but had such a country feel to it.
 He was kind enough to let me take pics of his back yard ! I want hubby to build me a cute lil shed like the one pictured below.

Here's a few more shots of his yard....

Wouldn't mind havin' this in my backyard either !

I'll take one a these while we're at it lol.....
This fella' was so kind that he said I could bring
Hubbs up anytime to check out his yard and he'd be glad to
give us pointers on how he built his out buildings...I thougt
that was soooo sweet to offer that to someone he doesn't
even know ! He had some great prices on his yard sale
items as well and some of the things he had were
prim items too !!! Wish we woulda' gotten there
earlier in the day to see all the goodies !!!!!!
So from there we found this lil shop called Queen Annes Lace

This place had some Primtastic things but most were outta' my
price range.....Check out the makedo chair they had below.....

Loveeeeee it !!!!! But at 129.00 dollars I think I'll try
and make my own someday........

I love the old feel and look of their town square....
I felt like we stepped back in time and was visitin' Mayberry...

We found a few prim shops on the square and we felt like
we were in Prim Heaven !!!! The first shop didn't allow pics at
all. They didn't even want me to take one of the outside =(
They had some really cute prim stuff there. She gave me a
card but I can't find it darn it ! The next shop.....well
I gotta' say it was even better than the first ! It was filled with
Handmade Prims, antiques and a few things from like
Honey and Me and things like that. The owner was a real sweetie.
I talked to her about ya'll lol. She had never heard about Blogger.
So I wrote down my blog addy and told her she should think
of joinin the bloggin' world hehehehe.....
Her shop is called....

If your ever down this way ya' gotta' check her shop out !
Just a fantastic place filled with all kinds of wonderful goodies...
I've got pics of some of the goodies we got but I started this post at a lil after midnight and the pics are loadin' slowwwww
so I'll share more tomorrow..... After our day of shoppin' we stopped at KFC and ate the buffet bar mmmmmm I probably ate wayyyyy to much ! But it sure was yummy ! Then we headed home and unpacked our goodies and headed to Bingo. I got to play
for free for my B~Day But I didn't win a thing !!!! We were 2 #'s away from the 1000.00 dollar game grrrrrrrr and I got what they
call monitor shot. Which is when your # you need to bingo is in the t.v. monitor but someone calls bingo on the last # called =(
Ohhhh well ......Maybe one of ya'll will have some luck with
Todays Bingo words =0)


Words Are ....
2.Chocolate Bunny
Good Luck !!!!!!

Well I'm off to bed my Prim Friends... The lady from Primitive Pleasure told us about a Prim shop that's only about 20 minutes from my house. Unfortunately they are closing their doors
and are havin' a store closin' sale that starts in the mornin' so
I thought we might go see what they have....IF I can get up on
time since it's soooo late lol......
Till next time Prim Friends....
Huge Prim Hugggs n Many Blessins