Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Watcha workin on Wednesday

Leslie over at My Country Home hosts Watcha Workin on Wednesday. Go on over and check out was everybody else is doing.

The biggest thing I'm working on is preparing for Chris to come home from GTMO. He'll be home very soon. I don't want the house to look like we haven't done anything for the months he's been gone. :-)

Since I've started sewing and making these little stitcheries, I've been having trouble with my hand going numb. I went to the doctor today, knowing I probably have carpel tunnel. Well, he said I probably have the beginning stages of it. I gave me a brace to wear at night and IB Profin to take 3 times per day. I guess I'm just getting old.

I did make a run to Goodwill before my doctor appointment. I'll get a picture of everything up soon.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Menu Monday

Here is a list of foods I plan on preparing for the week. I don't like to put a day to the meal, but I do well with at least a list of meals for the week. For more lots more menu ideas, head on over to

Baked Potato Soup (had this tonight, yummy!)

BBQ ribs in the crockpot

Baked chicken legs

Sloppy joes

Pork chops

Cheeeseburger pie

Tonight we're watching "storm watch" on the news. For this Southern Cali girl, all the weather we get here is fascinating. I love it! My area is in the clear, but at one point this evening we were on tornado watch. The metro area will most likely get some hail. They're not expecting it for my area. (update: while typing this out, we got pea size hail) It is however pretty darn cloudy and still pretty windy. We've also had a little bit of thunder. Poor Noah, this type of weather just scares the crudinsky out of him. He gets so nervous. The biggest threat now is in Western Iowa. I feel bad for them. They seem to get the worst part of our storms.

We need to get ready for Chris to come home. The kids have made huge messes in the basement and the garage. We've been working on the garage, so tonight we started on the basement. I still have a bunch of toys and books left over from when I had the daycare. I put more stuff in my car for the Goodwill. I have to go to the doctor on Wednesday and the Goodwill is pretty close by so I'll make a drop off then.
While we were working on the basement, Aaron found my name tag for work. It's been missing for a couple of weeks. Of course today I actually ordered a new one so of course it's going to be found. I wonder how it got down there.

Saturday I went to Lowes and bought the wood to make the trencher that Char from It was the first time I did anything like this. I'm just so proud of it

Sunday, while watching Twilight, I worked on this little guy from I had a good time stitching this, just don't turn it over. :-) I also painted the frame I got from the thrift store over a week ago.

Saturday I got my package that I ordered from someplace on Ebay. It came with a shelf, the candle holder and grubby candle, 3 grubby candles wrapped in cheese cloth, the star, the string of hears that I might repaint, some heart soaps, and a porcelain dish. I put the dish and soaps in my bathroom. The lamb came from

That's about all I have today. I hope everybody has a great week!!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I have been busy!!!!

I have been so inspired with so many great blogs about primitive decorating, stitchery and trash to treasure projects that I've made myself pretty busy for the last couple of weeks. The first thing i did was sold my big china hutch that was taking up MUCHO room in my dining area. Of course I had to put something in that space so I went on the hunt. I ended up at a thrift store and the above picture is what I found. I painted the shelf and the 2 scoop candle holders and hung them up. Now the shelf isn't arranged how I want it right now, but I'll get there. I ordered some pip berries to go w/ my candle holders but they were out so didn't send them.

The hubby and I were talking and decided we were ready to put a coffee table back into our living room. One day I visited Goodwill to just see what I could see and walked in and spotted a great coffee table. Well it was white so definitely needed repainting. I didn't do that great of a job, but I figure when I get tired of looking at it, I can always sand it down and repaint.

Well, I've always wanted a corner cabinet that I'll put in my eating area. I looked all over online, and they can be pretty pricey. So one day i went into the Salvation Army and what do I see? A corner cabinet. Right now it's sitting in the garage airing out and I'll clean it up then probably paint it red.

I've always wanted to have those cute little samplers, but either I can't find them or I do and they are expensive. Off and on I've looked at different patterns to buy online but for some reason I never bouhgt any. Well in my computer travels, I found some awsome blogs and websites offering free patterns. I found one that is a quilters block a month. It's for a Christmas quilt. The blocks are so pretty. Here's where I got my free patterns
I haven's attached any of my blocks to fabric yet. I've been out looking for Christmas fabric, I just haven't found any I like yet.
I think that's it for now. I hope to be back later this week.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It's been so long...

So for a long time, like a few years, i've really liked the primitive country look. One night I was Googling I think quilts and some how found I'm not sure how I got there, but I'm so glad I did. I have been truly inspired to explore my crafty side and decorating my home. It just seems so bare and needs a lot of work to bring it to a homey state.

Today is Watcha Working on Wednesday at My Country Home so I thought I would participate. My 6yo is home "sick" today with an ear infection. I had to pick him up early from school yesterday. I'm hoping he's better for tomorrow. He tends to get a little antsy when he's home and he's not completely down, so we took a ride to a thrift store a few miles away. I've only been in here one time but I didn't have my eyes wide open for all the hidden treasures. Today I found 2 scoop candle holders, a shelf, 2 small baskets, and a little wooden rooster. A few days ago I found this coffee table for my livingroom. We need one so bad. It was painted white with a horrible paint job. Here is my 6yo helping w/ the sanding. Sorry it's so blury... Well, darn. I tried to post the picture below, but it somehow ended up on top. Oh well. It's been so cold outside that I think I'll have to drag my table inside to the basement so we can get it finished.
I'm also working on Fuzzy Buddy present for work. It's a cross stitched book mark. I tea died some muslin so I can get started on making stuff.