Saturday, October 15, 2011


I feel like a broken record.

*Those of you who actually remember what records are, understand that saying.  :)


I feel like every time I have made a post lately, I comment about being busy, or overwhelmed, or not enough time in the day.

Uggg… Sometimes I get sick of hearing myself say it.

Unfortunately this post isn't much different.

I feel like for the past month or so, I have barely been around.

And yes, I have noticed I have lost followers because of it.


But such is life lately.

To name off why I have been so busy is hard to do.

Just normal life stuff.

Plus I have a huge list of half finished projects I have been “trying” to get finished.

You see I have this terrible problem of starting something, getting bored, something new, getting bored, and so on and so on.

So it leaves me with an overwhelming amount of unfinished mess everywhere.

I have been trying to pick one and not worry about the rest of them until at least one is finished.

Well… for me it is more difficult than it sounds! LOL!

And with my job, it doesn't make it any easier.

I never know when a run will come in.

But you can bet it will be right when I'm in the groove and doing good with something.

Ring… time to leave.

And when I return, well, the mood for whatever has past.

One of my projects has been trying to de-clutter.

So I have been going through closets, cupboards, drawers, pretty much everywhere trying to force myself to get rid of things I don't need.

And then listing the good stuff on eBay, Etsy or my website.

For the past two days I have done pretty much nothing but list.  And I still have a ton more to get on.

I guess, I also feel like I have put this home and the attention it deserves on the back burner for quite awhile.

That has to stop.

I must make time for the things that need to be taken care of.

And most importantly, I have to take care of my Mom responsibilities too.

Too often I let myself get stressed out about things that don’t deserve it.

No more.

I am going to enjoy working on my home, enjoy just hanging out with the people that mean the most to me.

And stop creating stress.

I'm just going to Enjoy my life.

Some thing's must take the back burner for awhile.

Not that I don’t enjoy them, because I do.

But I have to let it be okay, if I need or want to put other things 1st.

And not feel stressed or bad because of it.

I will get back to them eventually.

When I can slow down and actually enjoy.

Instead of stressing.

(does that even make sense??)

I sure some of you understand what I mean.

Well, hopefully!


A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Last week was Homecoming.

My daughter seemed to have some type of activity all week long and then the dance on Saturday.

One of the spirit days last week was  favorite generation day.

She picked the 80’s!!

Oh heck yes!

I still love the 80’s!

I drug out some of my outfits from high school for her to choose from.

I got to do her hair before school on the day.

BIG HAIR!! A must for the 80’s.

It was so much fun.

Here is a photo of her in her 1980’s style.



I know I may be lame but…

I LOVE her hair this way.

I told her, you need to curl it everyday.


She did get a lot of compliments.

And her friends told her, she was born in the wrong era.


Which is sort of true.

She’s my girl, she loves the 80’s style and music.

So never be shocked if you see us driving through town with Joan Jett blasting on the radio.


Here is a few photos of her all done up for the HC Dance on Saturday.

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Kelsey’s friend, Emily, came over and did her hair for the dance.

We went with a 1960’s look for it.

Then a bunch of the kids met up over here before heading out to eat and then to the dance.

First dance Kortney actually got to drive herself to.

Usually Kelsey takes them.

We were talking about that when Em was over doing her hair.

And Kortney said…

Kelsey’s such a good big Sister.

Yes, Yes, she is!!

(We sure miss ya baby girl, if you’re reading this!!)

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So that has pretty much been my life lately!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

One of the things I am excited about.

You know, One of those half finished projects…

I am turning Kortney’s old bedroom into a Farmhouse style guest room.

(Kortney took over Kelsey's room when she moved out.)

I finally got everything cleared out, now I just need to paint and decorate.

I am struggling with trying to decide what colors to paint the walls.

I know to get the “look” I want I need to go white.

But I have never had white walls in my home.

So I keep going back and forth in my mind…

White or tan.  White or tan.


Here are some “Inspiration” photos from Pinterest of the look I will be going for.

(None of these are my photos. I borrowed them from Pinterest.)

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~ Wish me luck on actually getting it accomplished!!


Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.

Take Care and Talk Soon!



Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Tammy, nice to talk to you tonight.
First of all, your daughter is beautiful.
She looked like she was on a modeling assignment in both eras! Ah, the eighties,
thoughts of Madonna and Janet Jackson music blasting from my little Fiero sportscar.
And most importantly, you are one heck of a busy woman. You don't seem to me like you "neglect" anything. You've got a lot on your plate. I find it difficult to blog, read my friends' blogs and comment, my emails and the house, let alone craft and work outside the home. So you are amazing in my book.
The white look is definitely beautiful for at least one room. I wonder how you will decide on your look with all of those pretty pictures for inspiration.
Maybe take a little something from each one? They each have an element that is
very attractive.
Good luck with everything, Tammy.
Warm Regards,

Dawn Buie said...

Tam I so understand what you were going thru. I love that you have decided to put all that behind ya and just enjoy your life! GOOD FOR YOU!

Love the pics for inspiration on the guest room.. Anyone would love to stay in there with that kind of style! Very nice..

Your Daughter looked cool in her 80's loved it!

Just remember to slow down and you will feel so much better for it.....
Love ya my friend..
XX Dawn

Earlene said...

Love all your pictures and the kids looked great! I hope they all had fun!
Enjoy your Fall!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Good to hear from you and know all is well...I think, too, I need to put some other things back on the "back burner" and make the ol' homeplace more of a priority. Yikes how did this all happen? Your daughter is beautiful - '60's-ish, 80's-ish - or whatever-ish.... Treasure the moments....Wishing you a wonderful rest of the weekend! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Wow, Tam! You are one busy gal! Loved all your pics and yes, I too still love the 80s! Hehe. Thanks for sharing and take some time for yourself too! Hugs

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I know exactly how you feel ~ I'm in that rut right now ~ always busy don't know wether to turn left or right, can't seem to get ahead!!! Glad to hear you have a plan and enjoy life!
Your daughter is beautiful!!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!
Prim Blessings

BumbleBeeLane said...

Gotta giggle that you still have your 80's clothes.Your daughter looks beautiful.Yes I agree make time for the important things they'll be gone before you know it and you'll be wondering were the time went.On the guest room I'd go antique white then it won't be such a shock on your prim that your used to but it will be light and welcoming.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Ann said...


We must be long lost twins, separated at birth! I'm reading your post, yup that's me, that's me too! Too busy, starting projects before finishing others - I hear you loud and clear!

When our daughter (17) was in preschool she came home and told me "Mom, Mrs. Miller has CD's and they are this big" holding out her hands - she was talking about records. WOW did Kevin and I feel old!

Carrie dressed up in 80's gear too for Decade Day for homecoming! Have we influenced them just a little! ha!


renee said...

Tammy, honey, let me tell you~ you are NOT alone! LOL! I am ALWAYS chasing my tail! Sometimes, it's life, and when you work, and for all you ladies that are homemakers, please don't misunderstand me, I know it's a full time job, but when you have to work outside the home, it isn't easy! I hate it that I can't get it all done like I used to! I am a go getter, so I can relate to you, and if people are that shallow, and leave your blog because of it, well, shame on them! You have to do things when you can, that is life. I barely see my husband, he works 60 hours a week, and we are on opposite schedules, we have to take our opportunities as we can! Your family is priority, and other stuff is secondary. Don't you keep feeling bad, I do the same to myself, you just do what you can with where you are at! I will always be a follower, it's not all about prims all the time! LOL! Love the 80s retro! Love the bedroom choices, and I think you should just get you some sample cans and do some tests! That's all you can do! I think it will be great! I am rooting for you!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Tam, sending you hugs!!!! We all get so busy and overwhelmed!!! Vent here, that's what we are for... if you're not around for abit... we're here when you get back.... house full of have finished projects, then get bored move on, come on over, story of my life!!! LOL....
Love all the pictures of your daughter! Yes the 80s rock!!!!
OH that Pininterest... so cool... I need ti figure it out better... I started then have not had time to go back a play...but so much eyecandy! can't wait to see what you do! OLM

Angie Berry ~ Berry Homespun Primitives said...

Well goodness girl, you wore me out with this post... no wonder you are stressed! This might not be a possibility for your family but the biggest thing that helped me cut down on stress was quitting my job. I struggled with that decision for a couple of years before it came to the point that I just knew I needed to do it. I was truly amazed at how God constantly provided. Yes, we sacrificed but only a little bit and the benefits of me being available to my family and my home far out-weigh those sacrifices. My whole family can vouch for that! It really helps to have the faith that God will take care of us! Anyway, I hope you are able to find something that works for you.

Your beautiful daughter looks totally rad! Looks like she definitely belongs in the 80's! I still love big hair and would be so excited if it came back in style. I was so in love with it, lol. She looks very pretty in her homecoming dress also!

I think a farmhouse style room would be wonderful! Looks like you are on the right track with your Pinterest pics.

Have a great week and try to enjoy the last couple weeks of October!!

frontporchprims said...

I was trying to explain to my 6 and 7 year old the other day what a record was. They just stared at me. I love your class of 88' HHS picture on your side bar. Your daughter must make you so proud!!! She looks great dressed in 80's things. It's a busy time of year. Sounds like you have a pile of projects. The bedroom will look great. Go visit She has a ton of ideas that look like they would be along your lines. -Steph-

Robyn ♥ said...

Oh my Tam, your daughter looks just like you in her 80s outfit! (The picture of you on your side bar)
Don't you worry about what you post about. This is your blog and you post whatever you want. Your "real" followers will stay with you, like me ;) I want to read whatever you post because that's what life is. It's not always about decorating and making things.
Take care and we'll be here for you!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Tammy~ Kelsey looks so cute in the 80's look~ I am a sucker for 80's everything was so cute!!!

oldepearprimitives said...

Oh Tam I know how you feel. I am in the same situation as you. I can never find the time to finish something and when I do I kinda loose interest in it. But I think it is good to take a break and concentrate on the more important things in life. It is so good to see you writing again. I try to get on as much as I can. But at the end of the day I am pooped.
I love your daughter's outfit! How cute. And the white dress she had on too is just stunning.

You take care. God bless you and your family