Nov 4, 2008
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The little buckle up guy will be on the back of the float as we drive on by... :)
Also I have been doing a little fall decorating...
This last one is my tables little centerpiece...I am actually very proud of it...the little yellow tray came from a yard sale for .25...and the cinnamon twine balls were 3 for $1 and the scarecrows $1 each and the leaves $1.25 ...pumpkin $7....not too shabby if I do say so myself..... also wanted to let you know in the upcoming weeks I am going to be painting my china hutch black and distressing it.....If anyone knows and is willing to share...HOW DO YOU MAKE THOSE FAKE PANTRY PIES? I WANT TO MAKE SOME AND MY CREATIVE JUICES CAN'T QUITE FIGURE IT OUT!!!
Love thy neighbor.....
Oct 1, 2008
So whew...now that thats all done :)
Also in case I haven't told you I am Taryns Daisy Scout Leader...go me.....trying to keep 8, 5&6 years olds busy for 45 mins learning to earn patches is more work than I thought!!!!
Also I got my stocking swap partner, Mary from Gettysburg Homestead...which I wish I lived in her house... I love it all.... :) So I started on that...... As for crafting I haven't really gotten too busy with that...but I need to...like right now...tonight....I have many aprons to be making and cinnamon rolls and grubbied candles.... and on an on.... :)
If anyone knows and is willing to share..can someone please tell me how to make the star ornie bowl fillers...I mean is this a hand stitch project? I can't machine stitch them and get them turned out? I have a pattern...but no instructions and I guess I am just not getting it....lol.....I need help!!! Well Thanks for playing catch up tomorrow I will post pics of the Artsy swap i did and my pay it forward gift I got..... Also I am working on painting a distressing my hutch.....yikes..I am so nervous..... So until next time... PS I will be doing a Holiday Give-a-way.... sometime next month..things are just so insane around here..... XOXO
Love thy neighbor.....also thought for the day...Share with thy neighbor...if you haven't or even if you have take something to your neighbor and share...Its amazing how wonderful that all feels on both parties part to give and to receive something...especially if its homemade....post the comments on here of your random neighborly kindness.... Love Scoti
Sep 5, 2008
Second this weekend is our city wide garage sale!!! I am having a 5 plus family garage sale at my house!!! So my house is a wreck!!! After the garage sale this weekend and the shower next weekend maybe just maybe I can have my house and sanity back!!!
Okay....so Heather who won my giveaway.... I will be shipping out your winnings MOnday I had to re-paint another plate because my DH broke the other one...looking with his hands not his eyes.... sorry it has taken me so long...I will make this up to you!!!
I am looking for anyone who has a kitchenaid stand mixer they are getting rid of or if someone sees one of these at a sale of any sort. I am dying to have one...but money is just blah here!!! I have saved a little money and thought I would put this out there because all of you ladies seem to find the best stuff!!!! we just don't have the good sales and stores here like everyone else!!! Also wanted to let everyone know that i am going to host another give-a-way... in September. I have decided to make it a blind give-a-way..... each post I will hint around about each item that I am giving away. For each comment you leave you get a entry.....one comment per post please....IF you post this Blind Fall Give-a-way on your blog and tell your friends you get 2 more entries......and if you add me to your blog roll...another entry!!!! So there is potential for alot of entries per person if you just keep with me!!!!! :)
I didn't have such a successful turn out on my recipe & cloth swap.... so I thought I would put it out there one more time...... For all of those who joined to swap...thank you.... I just wanted to ask if anyone was interested in making it an ornie and recipe swap instead of cloth????..... Comments are very welcome...
Thanks all so much..
And if anyone is looking for any specific items....let me know and I will keep an eye out for ya!!!
Love thy neighbor...
P.S. Camera is still broke :( I will be looking for a new one...
Aug 28, 2008
Oh and today I got a lovely pay-it foward gift today... I will take a picture of it and post it hopefully tom.. I am going to borrow a friends camera tonight so I will post all the pictures later!!!
I am alos looking for a few good recipes..kids and DH tired of eating the same things... And I like the tried and true recipes personally!!! So I have about 5 lbs of hamburger in the freezer...so feel free email me some recipes... I know ya got some!!!!
Love thy neighbor!!
Aug 25, 2008
HEATHER over at Heather's Heartfelt Stitches...http://heathersheartfeltstitches.blogspot.com/
Congrats and Thank you very much to all of those who entered....I will be doing another giveaway in September....
Also wanted to say Thanks to farm girl dreamer for saying my daughter is beautiful... I agree but I think my opinon is slightly biased!!!
Merry I will have to call the lumber yard today and ask them what color that is in my kitchen... I will let you know...thank you for the compliment on the kitchen...it was hard work!!!
Ann in Australia...you can enter things anytime...its just distance hunny!!!! :)
Elise...I thought that it wasn;t that easy either until I let them dry overnight and then WOW....they looked fine...don't be hard on yourself...I am sure they are wonderful!!!!
And to my mommy..... Thanks for getting me started blogging and always being so supportive :)
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS!!!! I loved them all :)
I would also like to organize a recipes and cloth swap..... Rules are..... hand written cards only.... :)
Everyone who enters will need to have 5 recipes...they can be main, sides, breads, desserts....whatever makes your heart feel good....
Now for the cloth part.....you will need to come up with a piece of cloth that you have gotten at a flea market, second-hand store, or even a garage sale....I would like it to be 1 yard..... it can be muslin that you have stained...cotton.... something that would be nice to wrap up one of your recipe dishes in...... Any takers?
Deadline for entries will be September 5th at midnight...after all entries are received I will email everyone there partners name and address. so please be sure to include your address in your email and title email...pre-fall recipe swap
And I would like everyone who is interested to email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org....
Wish me luck on the camera.... Also when I get it fixed I will post pics of what I complete yesterday and my second-hand store finds.... :) Till next time....Love thy neighbor....XOXO
Aug 22, 2008
and here is her at her desk telling me its okay...just go home :)
We have a garage sale find of this sign there's no place like home...a bag of fresh dried lavender.....a grudged..cinnamon flag...my first 2 grungy candles i ever made...couple of weeks ago...a few vintage buttons from an auction....a bag of seeds....a rustic metal star...a small cinnamon bun candle...courtesy of Brock I didn't know he put that in there til after I took the pic....:) a old oatmeal bowl....a wooded ball......my first ever craft...a painted paint of ..Home of the Free. because of the brave.....and a tin of my first batch of homemade lip balm in sweet orange...... so any takers....please post a comment on this post to enter...one enter per person..unless.. you post on your blog...then you get 2 chances.....So Good Luck...... Also in the works I was thinking of hosting a recipe swap...please let me know if any ones interested!!! Love thy neighbor.... XOXO
Aug 19, 2008
I am also going to be having my first Give-A-Way listing on Friday!!!! I will post all my goodies that I am finishing up on Friday and draw the winner Sunday night t 11 pm!!!! So get ready for this fantabulous giveaway!!!! Tell all your friends!!!!
Have a great day my friends......... Love thy neighbor!!!!! XOXO
Aug 18, 2008
The boy...his idea of funny...lol!!!
And the finished product!!!! My very first apron...actually me second I will have to take pics of the first one and put them up later. Much Love Scoti
Aug 15, 2008
Spiced Apple Cake...yummy...
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
11 tablespoons of unsalted butter, softened
1-1/4 c. packed dark-brown sugar
1-1/2c peeled apple slices
2 c all-purpose flour
2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. ground cloves
1/2 t. ground allspice
1/4 t. salt
2/3 c. milk
whipped cream---if so desired!!
1. Place 3 t. of the butter in 9 inch round nonstick cake pan. Coat sides of pan with the non-stick cooking spray. Place pan in the oven while heating to 325. When butter is melted, remove pan from oven. Sprinkle with 1/4 c. of the sugar. Carefully fan out apple slices, overlapping, in pan.
2. Sift flour, baking powder, cloves, allspice and salt into medium size bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat remaining 8 tablespoons of butter and remaining 1 cup of sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs. Add half the flour mixture, then milk, then remainigflour. Beat until smooth. Pour into pan.
3. Bake at 325 for 1 hour or until pick comes out clean. Run thin knofe around cake; invert onto plate. Remove pan; replace any apple slices stuck to pan. Serve slightly warm with whipped cream....enjoy cuz its good stuff!!!
Also wanted everybody to know Linda is having an awesome giveaway...so check it out...http://behindmyreddoor.blogspot.com/
Also wanted to know how many would be interested in a white "crafty" elephant exchange....maning you can't buy anything has to be something from your home and something you crafted.....I would like to have my first swap...so email me if your interested!!! Thanks and have a great day!!!
Aug 12, 2008
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Aug 7, 2008
One of the begining pictures...day one.... my DH told me this was "my room" I needed to pick out paint and whatever else I wanted to do...within budget and get and get started..letting him know what he needed to do. So I decided to paint the cabinets, paint the walls, need fixtures, new window treatments, new flooring and a new trim...along with more things...lol And this is the inprogress look......
This is the doorway leading to the then dining room...which turned into daycare room.:)
My DH at work on the trim boards...
And the begining of the endless coats of paint......
And the begining of the painting the cabinets as well..... my mom with coat 1,248....lol.... and tht tape peeling..*ugh*
Now fast fowarding to the finished product and the way it is today........
And just this week I finished painting, adding fabric, and decorating the cabinets with my new found love of certain "old things"............
Now for my recent GOODIE finds....
This took me about 3 months to acquire and I figured with the basket I spent about $15 on all of it...which is one of my very favorite things....
Scored this at a church yard sale this last weekend for $2...its a hanging pot rack...included where hangers and everything..this picture does not do it any justice....I have always wanted one of these......
Well I have to get busy with the daycare kiddos that are now arriving and get us started on craft time soon. Be back soon.....