Sunday, March 15, 2009

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Good Afternoon Prim-Pals!!
I hope everyone is having a great day.
Not much going on here in Southern IL. It is a little chilly here today, low 50's and cloudy. I shouldn't be complaining because it could be worse, at least it isn't freezing outside. But I guess those 70+ days spoiled me. The kids have been on Spring Break all last week, so I didn't get much done. They go back tomorrow.
Excuse me while I do my happy dance! LOL!!
Just kidding, we have had a good week but I just never seem to get anything done with everyone home.
The biggest news here at our home was my son started his first job!! He has been trying to get one for a couple of years but it wasn't in God's plan until now. He has been so excited. He started work at Krogers this past Tues. Here is a photo of him all dressed and ready for his first day!!
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I have been working on adding some labels and making prim jars. This appears to be my newest obsession. I got some amazing prim labels from, Yankee Lane Primitives. So I have been going nuts adding them to everything I can find. Isn't funny how the little things can add so much to a display. I have added some before and after photos to show you what I mean. Take my jars seen below. They look good before but by adding prim labels to the front and filling the jars with beans and oats... Now WOW it looks Great!! Well, at least I think it does.

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Just a little detail makes a big impact. Here are so before and after photos of an old whiskey jug I added a label to.

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I love these labels. And the ones I have gotten from Yankee Lane Primitives, are some of the very Best I have ever seen!!
Here are just some other pictures of what I have been doing with them.

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This one is my Favorite one because it has "Abe" on front!!
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Another example of where a little detail can make a big impact is where I added a simple berry vine above my kitchen cabinet. The upper area above my corner kitchen cabinet is so small I couldn't fit anything in there.
And to me it always looked so blaa but I didn't know what to do with it.
Then my Mom brought me home a berry vine from one of her shopping trips. And I knew just where it should go. Yep, that was exactly what that cabinet needed.
Here are the before and after photos of the cabinet.
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Now I just need more to fill in some other spots.

So that is pretty much all that I have been doing for the last few days. I need to get started on some dolls but I cant get in the mood. Really what I am in the mood to is plant flowers, mow, and work outside!!! But unfortunately it isn't that time yet. I cant wait!!! There is nothing better than coming in for the night all sweaty and dirty from working in the yard all day. I'm ready to see the flowers, smell fresh cut grass and decorate my porch!!! I keep telling myself... Hang on its almost here!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my blog!!
Hope you have Prim-Perfect Week!! Talk soon!! ~Tammy


Lisa said...

You have been one busy gal. Don't you just love those labels? I bought some from Susie as well and have that same Abe Lincoln label and love it. They are just so prim and they add a little something to dress up a jar, a wood box, a crock or even a bucket. I love them!! Your pictures of your home are fabulous. Absolutely beautiful.

~ Lisa

Back in the Day said...

I love all of the goodies you made with your labels! Great job!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the pip berries above your cabinet...looks great!

I have the Yankee Lane labels too and she is such a nice person to deal with! Love what you did with them!

Unknown said...

LOVE your blog! Congrats on the son getting a job, I remember how excited Kassy was to get hers! I Love your labels especially the soap one!
HUGS see ya at Country Fried Primitives

angiesraggedypatch said...

Susies labels are incredible! I just got in a new batch. I did the Halloween ones too. Lovvvvvvvvve them!

What a handsome son you have! My 14 year old would love his shoes lol!
... werent those popular in the

Great post sweetie! Loved your pics!

Unknown said...

Hi Everyone!! Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my post. Yes, Angie Vans were very big in the 80's. I tease my son about that. He also wears Converse which I had in the 80's...except the "cool" term now days is "Chuck Taylors"!! LOL!! Im just waiting for parachute pants to come back in style. LOL!! Remember those? What were we thinking!! ~Tammy

•♦•©The Olde Weeping Cedar •♦• said...

Hi Tammy,
Congrats to your son!!!
Love the pip berries on top of your cabinets.
You labels look great too.
Labels prim up just about everything, huh? :)

Happy St. Patty's day.


Dawn said...

Tammy, just came upon your blog! I love your home. I went back through your blog and viewed all your photos of your house. Amazing! I too, ordered labels from Susie, I love em!! I love your noodle board. we bought lumber tonight from Lowes to make one for my stove. Hubby said maybe not tomorrow, but soon. I have been wanting one for ever. I added you to my favorites. Please stop by and take a visit on my blog site. I will be back very soon! Dawn

OldeAnniePrimitives said...

Love what you've done with those jugs and jars. I, too, ordered labels from Susie (guess she's one busy girl, lol). Loved the way they smelled, too! Congrats to your oldest just got his first job about three weeks ago at a local theatre. Ain't it great! lol Love your blog! ~~Annie

My Colonial Home said...

Hi Tammy - I'm thinking this is my first visit!
I love your blog and hey, congratulations to your son getting a job - it's tough to find one so he's very fortunate.
LOVE, LOVE the labels on the jars and jugs....I like the soap one especially...but then again Abe does strike me too! lol
Well they're all great.
Hugs, Karen