Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Waiting On The Storm Too

Still on my phone, sitting out on the porch.
It is so hot and humid right now, the breeze does help.
Right now the storms are in the St. Louis area.
My mom has been texting with my sister and my nieces.
The storms are all around them, but so far they are okay.
They are predicting they will be on us in about 1 to 2 hours.
We have our basement all prepared for anything we might need.
Suppers been feed.
Now it is just waiting.
May God be with everyone in the path of these storms.
Take care,
Tam

No Internet :(

Hi everyone!
Posting from my phone while waiting for my daughter to get out from school.
My Internet went down yesterday, and maybe up to 10 days before it comes back on.
Gggrrr!
You can still reach me via email.
I can check it when I'm in the car.
Of course, not while I'm driving.
But I will get back to you as soon as I can.
One note about the swap, all partner names have been emailed.
Please let me know if you didn't get yours.
I have repainted my bedroom and have gotten my new curtains in.
I will be showing it off as soon as I'm back up and running.
Take care,
Tam

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Well, It Took Me All Day And Into The Night...

But I finally got this new template situation fixed.
I would've liked for it to be a little wider, but it wouldn't stretch anymore.
So I guess this will do.

I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.
I know it isn't much different than before, but I can tell the difference.
Even if no one else can. Heeheee!

I wanted everyone that was on the final list of the envelope swap to know that I have emailed out all partners.
So, please let me know if you didn't get yours.

Also if you did get it, and haven't done so already, please drop me a quick message just to say you got it.
Thanks so much for joining in!!
Okay ladies, let's make this the best swap Ever!! :)

Lastly, I wanted everyone to know that I wont really be around for the next few days.
My nieces are down for a visit, and Brett is getting close to the end of his vacation, so he is really pushing us to get some more things finished up.

I don't believe we are going to Canton after all. Darn It! LOL!! ;)

But we are planning to get a way for a bit, if time allows.
So I am going to be swamped all weekend long.
But I will try to check in if I can find any free time.
If not, I'll see ya all Monday!

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Tam

Working On Changing My Template~ So...

If you pull this up and it looks CrAzY....
Hang in there Im trying to figure this all out.
Im attempting to widen my blog.
And to be honest, I have no clue what Im doing.
So wish me luck!
Hopefully I dont mess things up too bad!!
~Tam

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Final List For Swap


Okay everyone, here is the final list for who has joined in on the Secret Friendship Envelope Swap.

Sign Ups Are Closed.

This list was made up from the ladies who emailed me their needed shipping information.

I will be spending tonight and tomorrow working on pairing up everyone.

Then, I will try to have everyone emailed by sometime Friday.

I will make a post letting you know when this has been accomplished.

Our Swappers are:

~ Tricia @ Hillcrest Home Prims

~ Kriss @ Kountry Porch Primitives

~ Tamera @ Country at heart

~  Keri @ The Calico Rabbit

~ Mary @ Marmmies,Mammy's And More

~ Amy @ Bumble Bee Lane

~ Trish @ Me 2 U Primitives

~ Jen @ Taylors*Farmhouse*Attic

~ Pam @ Our Pioneer Homestead

~ Brenda @ Pine Tree Prims

~ Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies

~ Linda @ The Pin Keep

~ Dee @ Ice House Crafts

~ Linda @ Country Pickins

~ Cynthia @ Cynzplace

~ Kathy @ Bittersweet Farm

~ Marie @ Primitive By Olde Lady Morgan

~ Lecia @ Farmhouse Prims

~ Tammy @ "Scentfully" Country Gal Creations

~ And of course, Me! :)

Thanks so much for joining in ladies.

If you signed up for the swap And got an email from me stating I got your information, but yet, don't see your name posted above....
Please email me and let me know.
I'm not trying to ignore anyone. I just may have saved your information in the wrong folder.

Also if you missed out on this one, don’t worry, I will be hosting another swap sometime in the next couple of months.

To anyone who wanted to join in, but didn't meet the requirements at this time…

I ask that you please continue to blog and post comments so you can join us in the next one.

Now off to get started on those lists!

Take Care,

zTam

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Remember The Box?? ;)


LOL!!

Well, for all of you that know what box I'm talking about….

Tricia has made a post showing off what was inside.

If you would like to see click HERE to pop over to Tricia’s blog and check it out.

Hehee!

Hugs,

zTam

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wonderful Blog Win Goodies From Dee


I just had to pop on and show off what I received in today's mail!!

I recently won a giveaway hosted by Dee on her blog.

And OMGosh!!

What wonderful goodies I got!!

FYI: I couldn't find my camera so I had to use my IPhone.

Two amazing prim wax peg hangers!!

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I love these!!

I put one on a peg in my kitchen.

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And the other one on my child's desk inside the living room.

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Also included was this amazing bee’s wax candle.

It even came with the tray and prim filler!!

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I have this on my fireplace in my breakfast nook.

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Thank You sooooo much, Dee!!

I love my new goodies!!

zTam

LOL!!
I just noticed that the photos are of the same peg hanger.

I forgot that I switched their spots when taking the photos.
I have two photos of the ones on the desk.
I swear Im so stupid.
I loaded the wrong picture onto blog.

Now, I have the tree one in the kitchen and the pineapple in the living room.
I know, you might not have noticed but it jumped right to me after posting.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pay It Forward


I have been hearing for a few weeks now about the “Pay It Forward” challenge that Dru had posted on her blog.

And I kept planning on joining in, but to be honest I have had so much going on, I didn't know how I would find the time.

But today I noticed the challenge posted on Jeanne's blog, and thought what the heck, I’ll join in. ;)

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Here's how it works......
The first 5 people who comment on this blog post...will receive a handmade gift from me.

In return, you must write a blog post explaining Pay It Forward and send out handmade gifts to the first 5 visitors who leave a comment on your post.

Don't be stressed...there is no need to send out the gifts all today or tomorrow.

Any time in the next few months is fine.

No pressure. This is meant to be fun.

So if you would like to take the Pay It Forward challenge please comment on this post.

I will then email the 1st five people to get your shipping information.

Please don't post your address in the comments.

Thanks so much!!

zTam

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Traveling Box Goodies + Newest Burlap Bear


A little while back I joined in on Crow's Creek Primitives, Sisterhood Of The Traveling Box.

(such a cute name!)

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Well, it arrived in today's mail!!

Deb started the box, then it went to Wendy, then to me.

Oh everything was so wonderful!

I actually wanted to keep it all, but decided not to be greedy.

I did, however, pick out two things to keep for myself.

The first item was made by Deb.

It was a wonderful prim bag which came with some prim pantry chunks.

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The triangle shaped ones are Debs.

The round ones Kerri sent to me awhile back.

Here is the cute bag.

Now, let me say…

The bag is not shinny in person.

It has a wonderful olde’ worn appearance to it.

I have it hanging in my kitchen with a couple more prim bags.

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A have a nice little collection starting here, huh.

:)

Next, I selected one of Wendy's items.

Check out these wonderful prim stars.

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I have these in my bedroom.

Sitting with my bear I got from Dru.

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Thanks so much ladies, for the wonderful new goodies!! ;)

Now it is my duty to replace the 2 items I took, then mail the box off to Robin.

It will be on its way to her Monday.

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I also want to share my newest burlap bear.

To be honest I made this gal to sell but I'm not sure I'm going to.

I love her soooo much!

She is a large burlap bear.

All my previous burlap bears have measured around 12” to 13”.

But my newest one measures

approx. 23”.

Let me introduce Elly!!

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She is made completely of burlap to give her the appearance that all of her fur has been loved away.

She is stuffed entirely with old cotton quilt batting.

Which gives her a wonderful lumpy feel to her.

Her arms and legs are string jointed, which gives them the ability to be moved and posed somewhat.

Her head is not jointed in any way.

She has antique style shoe button eyes.

She was made to look Old, Worn, and well loved.

Including little patches here and there.

I dressed Elly in a reproduction homespun dress.

And true antique leather baby shoes!!

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She was made with a hump back design  just like the old bears were.

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Both Elly and her dress have been put through a process to give them that wonderful, prim, grubby, worn appearance.

Here are some more photos, because I'm so proud of how she turned out. LOL!

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And here is photo for comparison…

The previous size of my burlap bears.

Stacey…

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Now sitting on the same table is Elly…

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Didn't she turn out sooo cute!!

I’ll let you all know when or if I decide to list her in my Etsy shop.

My original design.
And Elly, like all my bears, is a one of a kind creation.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Oh by the way…

Construction on the stairs is suppose to start Monday!!

Yipee!!

Keeping my fingers crossed.

Until Next Time…

Take Care and Prim Filled Blessings To You All!!

zTam

Okay, Prim Lovers Dont Miss Out On This!


Kimberly @ The Red Cupboard Post will be giving away this amazing Prim Doll when she reaches 100 followers.

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She is currently at 49.

And I wont be able to win this precious girl till she gets 51 more!! :)

Hehee!!

So, be a dear and click HERE to visit Kimberly’s wonderful blog and hopefully sign up to follow.

Yes, of course you can sign up for the giveaway too, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed you don’t because my odds are better that way!! LOL!! 

Just kidding well, kind of kidding! Hehee!

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Hugs,

zTam

Swap ~ Here’s Who Has Signed Up


Hi Everyone.

I wanted to post who all has signed up for the Secret Friendship Envelope Swap so far.

This is made up from the list of emails I have received with all needed information.

Now, if you wanted in and haven't yet sent me your information, please do so and I will add you in.

And if this is the 1st of you have heard of the swap, Yes, there is still time to join in.

So if you are interested, please click HERE to visit the actual blog post about the swap and read the rules.

If you meet and agree with the requirements, please email me your information.

Also if you have emailed me all needed information, and you don’t see name listed above, please let me know.

I may have accidently saved your email in the wrong swap folder.

So be sure to email me and let me know and I will get you added.

Now on to the list….

~ Tricia @ Hillcrest Home Prims

~ Kriss @ Kountry Porch Primitives

~ Tamera @ Country at heart

~  Kerri @ The Calico Rabbit

~ Mary @ Marmmies,Mammy's And More

~ Amy @ Bumble Bee Lane

~ Trish @ Me 2 U Primitives

~ Jen @ taylors*farmhouse*attic

~ Pam @ Our Pioneer Homestead

~ Brenda @ Pine Tree Prims

~ Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies

~ Linda @ The Pin Keep

~ Dee @ Ice House Crafts

~ Linda @ Country Pickins

~ Cynthia @ Cynzplace

Thanks so much for joining in ladies!!

zTam

Friday, May 13, 2011

Swap Goodies From Tricia + A Win


Please Note:

This post was written last night but because Blogger was down I wasn't able to load it.

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to pop on  real quick and show off my amazing goodies I received in yesterdays mail.

First is my amazing swap goodies from Tricia.

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She sent me an adorable prim candle holder.

Which I have hung at my kitchen window.

I will have to take pictures later though.

Because I took my curtains down to wash them, and the window looks yucky with out them.  :)

She also included a wonderful pin keep box with strawberry top.

I have put this on the shelf in my living room.

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A whisk broom.

Another addition to my small but yet growing collection.

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2 adorable prim apples and ditty bag.

I have them on my cupboard in my dining room.

But oopps! I forgot to take photos.

A wonderful card AND….

Did you notice what the goodies were photographed on???

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Yes, that’s right!!

She sent me the most amazing coverlet for my dining room table.

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Doesn’t it look wonderful in here???

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The red in it matches my ladder back chairs perfectly.

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It is hard to tell in the photos, but trust me, it does!!

Thank you so much Tricia!!

I LOVE my new goodies!!

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I also wanted to show off my wonderful win from Lori.

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Isn’t he the cutest thing Ever!

I didn't realize from the photos how big he was.

And OMGosh so filled with wonderful details!!

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I have him sitting on the window bench in my dining room.

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Thank you sooo much Lori!!

Big Hug To Both Tricia and Lori for my amazing new goodies!!

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Okay, heading out with Brett for the night.

Yes, he is still keeping us busy, busy, busy. ;)

We have spent today painting the basement.

He still has a week and a few days left on his vacation.

So I'm not sure how often I’ll be online until he goes back.

But I will try to sneak away and check in as often as I can.

He is talking about us taking off for a road trip sometime soon.

He is wanting to go to Canton, OH to the ProFootball Hall Of Fame.

Yipee!! (Yes, that is sarcasms.) LOL!!

But he said we can hit some antique stores on the way up and the way back.  So, I guess, I can handle spending some time looking at some jerseys and footballs inside glass cases since I get to do some junkin’ too. :)

Okay, better head off, he’s waiting for me.

Until Next Time…

Take Care and Talk Soon!!

zTam