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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Falling Behind but For Good Reason

Whew, I feel like I'm caught in a whirlwind!  I have been trying to get my house ready for the company I am going to be having.  My MIL & SIL will be arriving tomorrow as their flight for today was cancelled....but that's ok, I still have a little bit more to work on.  Not that my house is dirty but with having four little ones there is always something to be picked up or put away, plus my MIL will be staying in my daughters room, so we had a lot to empty out.  We want her to feel as comfortable as possible because she doesn't usually travel this far from home.
One of the projects that we worked on this past weekend was a little area off of our back screen room.  It pretty much was a cement pad where we would sit and roast marshmallows over our fire pit.  Well, I really wanted to clean it up a bit and make it more homey!  So let me just show you with some photos:
Here is the before;
Hubby stained the cement, although it rained right after
so it really needs another coat. 
We'll just have to deal for now;
We also added some pretty fencing and a little mulch garden.  The kids and I painted some stones and placed them in the mulch.  Also planted some flowers and a couple of blueberry bushes....(you can see what the rain did to the cement);
After decorating and sweeping, here are the finished shots;

Oh I love it sooooo much more!  Now I can go out and have my coffee or a little bite at the bistro set!
I have so much more to share....decorated tree, a makeover, more goodies from Tuesday Morning, a cute win from Barefoot Primitives, etc.  but I have to get going, so much to do.  I will be back tomorrow morning to share with you!
Enjoy your day:)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Free Printable

Heads up! 
I just added a new page under Treasure Hunt, located on my sidebar, called Printable Treasures.  I will be adding more as time goes by so please check back often. 
You are more than welcome to use these but please
honor my requests stated on the page. 
Thanks so much & enjoy!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Overdue Thank You's

I want to apologize for not posting these earlier.  I wanted to post about them a couple of weeks ago but we had a major stomach bug moving around our household so everything was put on the back burner.
This first picture was a win from Donna
Winners could choose between five different packages,
I chose the Crafters Gift Package:
It came with two beautiful books, a leaf paper punch, japanese art tape, autumn themed buttons and many more goodies.
Thank you so much Donna!
This next win came from none other than Carol, the Firecracker Kid
I was so excited to win this as I have wanted one
of her pieces for some time now!
This will be going in my guest bathroom for now.  My MIL & SIL's will be arriving a week from today so I want to set it up with spare towels, bath soaps and more.  The color matches perfectly as it also does to my dining buffet and butcher block island, so I'm not quite sure where it's permanant home will be as of yet.
Thank you so much Carol!
And don't forget to join in on my Spring Giveaway.  Ends May 6th as this is when my company will be heading home.
Happy hump day:)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Spring Giveaway!!

Remember that Metal French Rooster Milk Can that I found?  You can see it in the post below! 
Well I decided to add a little bit to it and have a giveaway!
I have been so lucky lately with winning giveaways that I thought it only fair that I should host one myself. 
So here is what you will win:
Some cute handmade flowers in the milkcan along with some flower seed packets:)
To enter you must at least be a follower, new followers always welcome.
For a second chance, please post to your sidebar.
For a third, please do actual blog post.
You can leave all entries in a single comment:)
April showers bring May flowers!
With that being said, this giveaway will end on May 6th.
Thanks again to all of you who have been so generous and kind with your giveaways!
Good luck:)

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Couple Cute Finds

While my son was in his acting class this morning,
I decided to run to Tuesday Morning and a garage sale. 
I found a few cute things;
I don't know if any of you have a Tuesday Morning around, but sometimes you find some really good deals, especially when they mark certain colors down 50%.
Found this metal French Rooster Milk Can
These cute resin Acorns
and these adorable tulip shaped wire Egg Holders...
I love these!
I found this necklace made of Buttons at the garage sale for a quarter -
you know these are being cut apart!
I was pretty happy with my goodies!
We put this left over bagel out for the birds yesterday
but look who showed up;
We call him "Nutty". He did all that he could to rip that bagel down and finally he did! He went running with half in his mouth, the other half fell on the ground. We tore it up and the birds came feeding!
Hope you all had a nice day:)

Friday, April 5, 2013


Thanks to all of you who helped me with my header problem.  I didn't realize that it was not centered THE ENTIRE TIME I HAVE BEEN BLOGGING!  At least not on Chrome and Firefox.  I use Explorer so it looked fine to me.  Anyway, I was able to figure it out so all better now!
Spent the whole day with my youngest bent over the potty.  Apparently he caught some stomach virus and was sick from the time the others left for school until they came home!  Poor thing, he did finally fall asleep for about an hour and just recently woke up.  He's been able to keep down a couple of crackers and some Powerade so far.  Hopefully it doesn't spread to the rest of us...
knock on wood!
I have a wonderful giveaway that I want to share but I will have to do that another day, the kids are calling. 
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Quick Question

I was playing around on my blog this morning
and noticed something.  Is my header centered to you guys or is it off to the left? 
When I am using Internet Explorer it is centered to me but when I use Chrome it is set to the left.  What do you guys see when you visit my site? 
I would appreciate any feedback. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Spring Swap Goodies

I received my box from Francine of Primitive Stars today! 
She was my Spring Tidings Swap partner,
hosted by Amy of Bumblebee Lane. 
Here is a picture of all the goodies
that she was so kind to send;

An Easter bunny shelf sitter, a cute egg cup holder wth egg candle, some raspberry wax melts, a hand stitched linen cloth with pretty lace border, a ceramic bunny & chick, cookie cutters and a welcome stuffed star ornie.
Thank you Francine, I love everything!
Thank you Amy, it was a lot of fun!
We had a wonderful Easter. 
The Easter bunny was very generous!  Not only did he leave baskets overflowing with goodies, he hid 200 plastic eggs in and out of the house, the kids had a blast!!
My SIL, BIL and Nephew all came over for dinner as well as fishing and believe it or not, swimming....I personally didn't get in but the kids and others had a good time!
The food was delicious...ham w/ pineapple, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, cranberry sauce, macaroni salad, rolls and of course deviled eggs!  We had a really delicious chocolate Easter egg cake for dessert...can you believe no pie, what!!  That's ok, I actually won a gift certificate from a local auction that took place and it was for a whole pie from a local restaurant...we'll save that for another day!
Wanted to share a picture of my hubby.  He decided to climb the Maple tree we have in our backyard, it's perfect for climbing, but I was a little nervous as to how high he went...the boys wanted to follow!
See the nest by his head!
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter,
enjoy your evening:)