Friday, August 28, 2009 babies...crafting...and yummies

Good morning blogging buddies. It's a cool rainy morning in my neck of the woods, but I'm in a sunny mood. I went to bed with a smile on my face and woke up feeling great!
Don't you just love it when things fall into place, just like you planned. Oh, joy!!
Life is good! Maybe I'll wear my " life is good " hat today.... I love to wear baseball caps, and the bonus is you can't see my

I would also like to say, congratulations to my friend Linda C. on the birth of her first grandchild...a bouncing baby boy! Grandkids a the best...let the bragging begin !!!

I spent most of my day yesterday crafting....I'm not big on crafting. I'm more of a decorator, but in the fall I get a little crafty. I need some softs to add to my hards at the Malabar Show( In The Spirit Of Friends ), which is fast approaching. I'll probably do more today, business should be slow, due to rain and thunder.

If your in the area be sure to stop in for some baked treats, from ButterN'Flour....yummy!!!!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful blessed day.....Linda*

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Please be sure to remember Jennifer at;

Butter-N- Flour next time you need some bakin' done!


Going neutral....
Over the past sevral years I've found myself
leaning toward a more netural pallet.
I didn't plan it, it just seemed to evolve on it's own.
The room pictured is my computer room.
I just redid the room , I love how calm it is now.
It was one of two rooms in my home that still sported my old color pallet
of dark reds, greens, and blue.
Don't get me wrong, I still love those colors.
As a matter of fact,they still live happily in our TV room.
The only room in the house that is still colorful.

There are still touches of blue gray here and there in quilts and a few antique pieces....other than that it's neutral!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Whatya Workin On Wednesday

My husband,Kenny
is making a check out counter for
us to use at the upcoming
In The Spirit Of Friends Show
Sept. 19th at Malabar Farm
In Lucas,Oh.

The show is just around the corner and we still have a lot to do.

It turned out great.
I think I'll paint it black and distress it.
Yeah, I know....He really should stop smoking!

I tried Photobucket....


I decided to try Photobucket.
I added my name to my photos, then posted to Blogger
and they were way to big, so I resized.
Now, they are to small and I can't get them to resize again.
Dang thing anyway!
I thought I'd show you what I did to hide my sink and range yesterday before Judy came.
The above pictue is my sink area, and the bottom my stove favorite.
Sorry the pictures are so small.
I'll figure out this whole Photobucket thing sooner or later!


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I almost forgot....

I did take two photos of Judy Condon as she was taking her last couple
She was almost done and suddenly I thought....
Oh no! I didn't take any pictures.
What an air head!
Luckily Judy's batteries had gone dead in her
camera and she had to go out to her car for batteries.
That gave me time to run and grab my camera.

These are shots of Judy in the upstairs hall way,
she's taking pictures looking into the spare bedrooms.
Sorry I didn't get more pictures to share.
Judy was so sweet. She came in and went straight to work.
Snapping one picture after another.
Click, Click, Click!
She photographed every room in my house in just over an hour.
She even took some pictures in my shop for the book,
and made a purchase.
Thank you, Judy!
Well,this has been another wonderful experience.
Life is good!

Monday, August 10, 2009

How sweet....

Look what my friend Lorrie Baldwin brought me yesterday when she stopped by my shop.
This lovely bouquet of flowers in a little brown crock and a book.
No reason, no agenda, just out of the goodness of her heart!
I've had my share of bad fiends, the ones that stab you in the back every chance they get.
I was starting to lose faith in others, till I met a few lovely ladies that changed all that.
They know the true meaning of friendship.
Thanks Lorrie you're a sweet heart!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Just wanted to share....

I have some exciting news ....
I'm sure most if not all of you have heard of Judy Condon,if not you've more than likely drooled over pictures in one of her books. I know, I have.
Well, she's coming to my home next week to take some photos.
She's shooting pictures for 2011 and my home will be featured in one of her books.
I spoke to her yesterday and she said she'd call me this coming Monday and let me know when I could expect her.
I"m not feeling the same nerves I had before my Country Sampler shoot, and I'm glad of that.
This time I hope to take some photos of the days events to share with you all.
I was so stressed when I had my C.S. shoot I completely forgot to take pictures and I have deep regrets that I didn't capture those memories. So, stay tuned my bloggn' buddies.....

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Being a child of the 70's I've seen a lot of changes, not nearly as many as my parents,but still a lot has changed.
Computers and cell phones were luxuries. Blackberries were great with milk and sugar, now it's a gadget even our President can't live without.
And, when someone said big brother is watching, we all assumed Mom and Dad were out and the eldest was in charge.
These days big bother is everywhere, cameras mounted inside and out, every move we make captured.
Pay phones were on every corner and most of us used them.
These days, you might find four in a five mile radius.
Now, we just reach in our pocket, flip and dial.
So, Next time you stop at a pay phone smile pretty big brothers watching!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My new baby...

There's a new addtion to our home....

Look what I found at the flea market!
This wonderful little cupboard.
Aged to prim perfection.

Oh Happy Day!

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...
Ain't life grand!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

All The Little Buckets....

Fall is in the air !

Wow, I can't believe it's August.

Summer seems to be flying by, and fall is just around the corner.

There's been a touch of fall in the air all summer long here in north eastern Ohio.

Cool days and crisp nights have made this summer quite delightful!

Since fall is my favorite season, I've enjoyed ever minute of it.

I went to my local flea market this morning and saw these beautiful fresh cut sun flowers.

I had to buy a bouquet....