Thursday, May 28, 2009

Some Goodies and a WINNER!

I got these wonderful wood post from my Mama's barn. We are gonna use them on our front porch to replace some old metal ones. They are very special,
because they came from the home of a wonderful, sweet man, who was a dear friend of our family. Mama also gave me the corner shelf.... although I see it as a cubby box Shelf.Yes,a little paint and it will be very nice. Thank you Mama!

Oh...Mary-Kate did the drawing last night......
Can you see it? It is Janene of Primitive Lifestyle!
I always tell her when she gets all those GW and TS goodies that she is so lucky that I think she has a horseshoe up her butt....well now I am sure of it!
I am packing it up for you girl, email me your address! Thanks to everyone that entered and all the sweet things you means the world to me!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Last Chance For The Giveaway!

Because Blooger has been a pain.....I could not even get on my blog for 2 days, I have decided to extend the giveaway. I will hold the drawing on Tuesday. See the post below this one.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


This month I celebrate one year of blogging! It seems likes just yesterday and when I started I did not have a clue what I was doing! I have learned alot of tips, tricks and met the best people. I feel like I could show up at any of your houses and be right at home! (so if some chick knocks on your better not turn off the lights and pretend nobody is home!) Anyway to thank you for your support I am giving away this little gathering....
A rustic brown ABC plate, a lighted schoolhouse tart warmer, a homespun runner, a homemade doll and a pack of brown sugar and fig melting tarts. If you would like to be included just leave me a comment...and double your chances if you are a follower!
This is open to me at if you do not have a blog. We will draw a name on Sunday evening.... Good luck!
I hope to have some before and after pictures of the outside of our house by the weekend. We have been working very hard....infact I think I have painters elbow! It is very sore and I cannot pick up anything heavy with my right arm....ouchie!
It has been very cool and rainy the last couple of days here so I am painting all the white trim and doors in my hallway. It really warms up everything to get rid of all that white! And the doors are flat white....or they were!
We had 60 peices of fence delivered and are waitting to be I am going to get me a power painter from Home Depot.
I wish I would have thought of that before I spend a day painting shutters!

My great great neice, (that makes me sound so old)
has been staying with me again on week days. She is 3 and I have kept her since she was less that 2 weeks old. My sisters thought it would be funny for her to call me Aunt B (you know like on Andy Grifith show.....I am so much hotter in my apron that her!) She just calls me B...most of the time it is Beeeeeeeeeeee!
Anyway shes loves to play with my rag dolls, and I don't mind. The other night after she went home I walked in the dining room and this is what I saw.....
All the dolls were taking a nap on my wool eggs and Tony had to get in the shot too!
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Bathroom B&A and more!

This is how our bathroom looked the first time we saw it........

It was a bright sunshine yellow

I still have some things to replacing the sink faucet and we are putting in checkerboard tile flooring.....but this is how it looks today.

I am not sure you can tell from the pictures but I painted the walls light camel....

I also need to put rabbit wire in the little cabinet above the toliet and I need to buy a rug.... and a toliet seat cover
so what do you think....look a little better?

Here is another bad I had already taken the pink wallpapered panel out of the top...

I like black....

Oh since you are in here, come on in ...look around my little dining room!
That picture is class of 1904...I found it in the attic of a home we owned.

I did not make any major changes in here, the walls were already a butter color.
Now there will be a big change in the future....the walls are coming down. See, this room opens ro a small living room on one side and small family room on the other....that is right off the kithen......yes we want it all to be one big open area, with is gonna be nice!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.