Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Not Myself

Well, I know it's been 6 months since I last posted...but I really haven't been myself lately. I've been trying to do a lot of soul searching to figure out who I am, what I want out of my life, and where my life has been heading. I know that there are things in my life that aren't making me happy, and the problem is sticking up for myself and following through with the decisions I need to make. I don't do well with change but I won't allow myself to continue to be unhappy either. I need to find out who I am, what makes me smile, and start enjoy the simple things in life again.

Everyone can tell me what I need to do, but ultimately it is up to me to decide what path is best for me to go down. Yes, I know that sometimes the path I choose is going to be rocky. Yes, I know that there may be detours along the way. Yes, I realize that there will be others on this path to help me find my way. The path I have been on has come to a fork in the road...and now I must make a decision on which way to go. I am confused and scared and excited all at once.

I have always looked out for and cared about others' feels because, to me, that was more important than what I wanted. Well, I have decided that it's time for me to look out for me. That doesn't mean that I don't care about other peoples' feelings, but if I can't make myself happy and love myself...I can not make other people happy and show them love and caring and compassion the way they deserve.

I'm sorry if this post is a little sad or upsetting. I think I just needed to have some of my thoughts typed up to help motivate me. I know I can do this! I am stronger than I give myself credit for! And, God wouldn't be having me make these decisions if it wasn't that I needed a change!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

What should I talk about first?????

Happy Sunday everyone!!! It's beautiful here today...but of course I am inside cleaning, decorating, and crafting. I've done a little rearranging since I posted pictures last time, but not too much to have to go back and show all of you.

First, let me show the drysink/washstand that I am using as a television stand at the moment. This thing should have probably been used as firewood with the way it looked when I got it! It had no hardware, one roller on the leg, soooooo much water damage, missing wood in the drawer and the back, and smelled of musty and moldy grossness. I took it to my dad to see what we could do with it...and he looked at me like I was nuts wanting to do anything but threw it away!! As he always does, my dad worked his magic!!!! He replaced wood, sanded, painted, stained, and put on new hardware (my mom picked out the hardware). The paint color is called Brownstone by Olde Century Colors. I got the paint marked down cheap and figured I would use it eventually!! I think it turned out great and am extremely happy with it!!! What do you think?

Do you want to see my new cupboard that I purchased??? I love, love, love this piece!!!!! To me, words can not describe this is just too gorgeous! See the drawer at the bottom???? It's made out of an old cheesebox!!!!

Okay, just wanted to show this...not sure if it will stay like this for very long or not! But, do you see my new lover's knot tiers in the background? I purchased them at 50% off because the store owner said the company will not be making them in tab tops anymore!!!

Well, if you are a reader of my may already know that I love canning jars!! I purchased these beauties a while back and never showed them. I got really good deals on them at a flea market. I know the pictures are a little blurry and it's a little hard to tell the colors. The first set is a periwinkle blue color. The next set is a dark amber. And, the third set is red!!! I'm saving up to purchase a green set and an amethyst set...but those are probably going to cost me more than all these sets combined!!!

Time for my new obsession...Judy Condon books!!!!! Oh my!!! If you haven't looked at or seen her books, then you need to check them out! So many primitive display ideas...I drool with every page I look at!!!

Alright, that is all I have for you today! Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Cold Weather Go Away!! I am soooo ready for SPRING!!

I'm not sure what it is doing where you are at, but here in Central Ohio it is raining and cold (possible snow showers tonight)!!!!! I am so ready for the warmer spring weather already...this little teasing thing that Mother Nature is doing is not fair! To make it feel a little more like it is spring outside, I have started decorating my living room with flowers, bunnies, chicks, and brighter colors.

Before I show the pictures of what I have done so far, I wanted to show you another bunny I made using an Olde Homestead Barn pattern. I forgot to take pictures of him before I took him to the the shop owner let me take pictures there!!! I call him Fluffy (the pattern is called Who you callin' Fluffy?). I think he turned out adorable!!!!!!

Now for some pictures of a few areas I have managed to finish decorating. I might have gone a little overboard with the flowers in certain areas...but I love the way it looks!!

This is my little entry way to my tiny apartment. I purchased this cute little guy at one of my favorite stores called Buggy Seat Antiques. She has the most amazing primitive antiques and handmade things I have ever seen!

The entry way leads into the living/dining room area (haven't done anything to the dining room area yet!). At the corner of the living room, I have arranged some old wooden boxes to make a table area for a light. The Sailer Duckie and his pull toy bunny (see him on the table??) were purchased from Robin of Bird In The Hand Primitives. The bunny on a spindle is another one that I made for myself (see previous post) using a Sweetpea's Primitives pattern. The redish-brown piece of furniture you see behind the bunny spindle is a drysink/washstand that my dad reworked for me (pictures of that to come later!). I love my wooden box that hold my Mercantile Gatherings, Country Samplers, and Create & Decorate Magazines.

On to my Jelly Cupboard!! I think I told all of you about my Jelly Cupboard when I first started blogging...but if not, my wonderful daddy built this for me!! He made the panals on the door removable so if I wanted I could replace with punched tin later. I'm not quite sure I am happy with how each shelf turned out, but for now it will do. The tall candle stand next to the cupboard only cost me $20.00!!!!

Okay, so those are the areas I have finished so far. I promise when I get more done, I will post some more pictures. Here is my check off list of things I want to share with you within the next couple of weeks:

1. The rest of my spring decorating.
2. My new cupboard I purchased (I love, love, love it!!!!).
3. The wonderful drysink/washstand that I am using as a television stand.
4. Crafts I have been working on.
5. My new haircut (hopefully I can find some good before pictures??).
6. My newly found obsessions!!!

More to come soon!!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It's about time!!!

Okay, okay...I know it's been like 3 months since I last posted, but I really haven't had much to say lately. Crafting has been slow, work has been busy, and I had a severe cold twice in the past few months that drained me of any energy I had!

Here are a few things I made and sold to Salt Creek Mercantile. These items are listed on her website for sale if any of you are interested.

These eggs were made using a pattern by Tennessee Ridge Primitives. I then coated them in glass glitter for a sugared egg look.

This bunny on a spindle was created from a free pattern by Sweetpea's Primitives.

This bunny was made using a pattern by Tennessee Ridge Primitives.

I made a couple other things for Easter, but I forgot to get pictures of if I can get the shop owner to take some pics for me, then I will post them.

I hope everyone has been doing well, and I promise to post more again soon. I just wanted to let you all know that I am still alive and well, and yes I am still trying to keep up with my crafting!!!

Happy St. Patty's Day!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Holy Cow!!! It's been awhile!!

Sorry everyone!!! I didn't realize it's been as long as it has since I last posted. There has been a lot going on in my life these past few months...however, it's not really anything too exciting to write about. I had planned on posting pictures of my Christmas decorations, but my boyfriend has thieved the camera for work!

There is a lot of changes going on with people in my family, and I have been trying my best to be impartial and support everyone involved. It's really hard to keep yourself out of the middle of things when certain things that have been said about you by one person in the past are now just being brought to light. It's really hard to stay impartial when you don't fully agree with someone's actions to certain situations. I just try to remember that it is not my place to take sides because no matter what happens, it ultimately doesn't have anything to do with me.

Anyway, I hope to get back to posting my primitive creations, decorations, etc. here soon. Keep your fingers crossed that I get my own camera from Santa!!!!!!! Everyone have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderfully Happy New Year!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Busy Weekend...I'm beat!!!

Wow, what a busy weekend I had! Instead of doing a step-by-step of the entire weekend, I will give all of you a brief overview:

Thursday night, I picked up my mom and headed to Salt Creek Mercantile to drop off the items I made (view previous post). The shop owner, again, surprised me by purchasing everything I had made!!! It was amazing to see her store all decorated for the open house with all the Christmas lights, glitter, music, and everything in it's place before the mad rush of shoppers!

Friday morning, off I went with my mom and aunt to go to all the Christmas Open Houses of our favorite stores. I will have to post pictures later of everything I purchased (more than I should have). When we arrived at Salt Creek Mercantile (an hour after her store opened), the shop owner informed me that a few of my items had already sold and she needs more of them!!!

Skip to Friday night. Kohl's was open until midnight...and since I have lost so much weight lately (I have dropped two pants sizes) and had a wedding to go to on Saturday, my mom and I headed out. We shopped in Kohl's for 3 hours!!!!

Okay, so Saturday morning my wonderful daddy took my car for an oil change while my mom and I sat in our pajamas until we had to get ready for the wedding. The wedding and reception was a good time...I will just leave it at that.

Well, I just wanted to give everyone a quick update on my busy, busy weekend!! Talk to you all soon!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Have you missed me???'s so good to be back!!! I've been pretty busy these past few months, and I've also been working hard on things for the Christmas season! This post is going to be short because I have to had to Salt Creek Mercantile to drop off my items for her Christmas Open House (tomorrow and Saturday). The pictures aren't that good because I was in a hurry, and I am missing a few pictures of other items I made due to the batteries dying in the camera.

Hopefully I will be able to post more later and get all of you caught up on what has been going on in my crazy life!! I've missed blogging and can't wait to get back in the swing of things!!!