Monday, May 28, 2012

Swap Goodies And Some Other Happenings


A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Happy Memorial Day everyone.

And a big, Huge, Thank You to all our veterans past and present.

APP ~Tammy

Lately, every post starts out the same, I sound like a broken record, I know.

But life hasn’t slowed down yet.

In fact, it seems more hectic than ever.

Hopefully soon I can get back to being me.

I do apologize for not leaving comments lately.

I have been checking in as often as possible and reading all my favorite blogs, just haven't had time to comment.  For this I apologize.  I promise to try to get back to normal soon.

What’s been going on around here?

Well, work has been crazy.

We have 2 drivers gone for 3 weeks and one quit, so I have no one to help out during the day.  Friday we were three people short.

I delivered from 9:30AM to 11:00 PM, needless to say..

I was exhausted and very grumpy when I finally made it home!

Then on top of that, trying to get the house ready for showing.

We had a couple of potential buyers come by yesterday.

I was way too tired to try to finish cleaning Friday night, so I had to get up bright and early Saturday and get it done.  Luckily, Brett and my son were home, they helped a bunch.  In fact, I couldn't have done it without them.

Somehow though, we got it all cleaned and looking pretty before they arrived around 1:00.

How did go??

Well, haven't heard anything yet, so it looks like we will be actually listing it sometime this week.

The couple that came and viewed it were friends of my SIL’s, so we were holding off until they came by.

I’ll be honest, I was really hoping they would buy it so I wouldn't have to actually list it and fool with all the multiple viewings.  Oh well, what ever happens, Happens.

APP ~Tammy

Last week, Brett and I did make it to a viewing of our own.

It wasn’t either of the ones I talked about in the previous post.

One of them sold and the other we decided was too much over what we wanted to spend.

The one we went and viewed was on 10 acres, even though only actually 3 acres are useable, all the others are filled with trees.  Which is okay, but I would've rather it been open land.

Still though,  just 3 acres at the price they were asking was awesome, if only the house would've been in better shape.

Now we know with buying an older home, you are going to have do some updating.  We actually have owned a couple of old homes throughout our marriage. 

But this one…

Just too many major things needed done and when we got home, started crunching numbers, we realized that it was just too much.

One thing I did love about the inside of the house was this…

Sorry, for the poor quality.  The pictures were taken with my phone.

Do you see those wonderful, old, built in cabinets that divide the living room and dining room???


Awesome!! Best part of the house.

See, that is what I am looking for in my next home.

I am wanting an older home with original woodwork and wonderful old details inside.

We are going to view another house tomorrow evening.

This next house sounds Perfect and from the photos looks perfect!

The only downfall, it is in Marion, not Herrin. :(

Not sure I can do that!

I’ll let ya know how it goes.

APP ~Tammy

Now onto the Best part of my week!

I received my wonderful swap goody package from Karen of My Colonial Home.

I forgot to take a photo of my new goodies combined together. Oopps!

As soon as I got them in, I started finding places for them, so here they are all displayed.

(I’m watermarking the close-ups with Karen's website name incase the photos end up on Pinterest.)

KM Primitives

Look at this adorable Sheep hanger pillow!!

I have this in the dining room.

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Next is a wonderful penny rug runner.

This I have placed in my living room.

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KM Primitives

An adorable prim tea towel, sitting on my bakers cabinet in my dining room.

KM Primitives

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And last but certainly not least, a Spring candle hugger.

I went out and bought a brand new candle just for it.

Yummy vanilla sugar cookie!! :)

KM Primitives

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Thank you so much Karen for all my wonderful goodies.

I love them all.

Karen has received her goodies from me.

She will be making a blog post soon to show them off, so please be sure to stop by her blog and check them out.

I also want to say thank you to all the wonderful ladies who participated in the envelope swap.

Today was the deadline for mailing out those goody packages, but since today is a Holiday, deadline is tomorrow.

Thanks again for joining in.

APP ~Tammy

I am going to try to spend the rest of the day listing.

I have tons of stuff to get on and still tons that need their pictures taken.

Here are some photos of what I have gotten listed in My Etsy Shop.

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And here is a small sampling of things I still need to get listed.

Some items will be going on eBay and some on Etsy.

APP ~Tammy

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Whew! And that is just a sampling!

Even more items not shown.

This is going to take me Forever!! :)

Better go get started.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Thanks so much for stopping by.

I’ll try to be back soon but it could be a week or more until you hear from me again, we will just have to see how life goes.

I can promise though, if I can find the time, I will be around.

I hope you all are having an amazing, safe, and fun filled holiday weekend.

Take Care and Talk Soon!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy


The Farmers Daughter said...

Happy Memorial Day!
Well, I think you ARE very busy! Good to catch up on what's happening in your life. Great swap items. I'm envious! Hugs!!

Hillcresthome Prims said...

I am praying you and your family will find the PERFECT homestead and I know how you decorate, it will be not a house it WILL be a warm, cozy homestead!!
Love ya girlie,

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Tammy, a Happy Memorial Day to you and yours. Love your swap goodies, so prim perfect. Happy house hunting to, hope you find better luck at that. Take care,Blessings Francine.

TheCrankyCrow said...

I know selling your home and finding a new one wasn't really on your wish list of things to do, but I can see you are finding the potential blessings in it....that woodwork is gorgeous - something that can't quite be replicated....Wishing you the best of luck. Wonderful goodies from sweet Karen. Isn't her stitching amazing?!!! Love what that woman does!! Happy Memorial Day! Smiles & Red, White & Blue Hugs ~ Robin

Never So Simple said...

Love your goodies. Karen does such great work. Good luck house hunting. I hope you find what you really want!


Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I'm in the same boat as you ~ except I'm not selling or buying a home. Totally understand how life in gets the way sometimes.
Oh my gosh Love all the wonderful goodies you got from Karen ~ especially the sheep cupboard hanger ~ so adorable!!!
My girlfriends house has those same beautiful cabinets between her living room and dining room ~ her home is a Stick home I believe.
Good Luck and happy house hunting!
Prim Blessings

White Sheep Farm said...

Hi Tammy,
Love the wood work in that photo!
I am a sucker for a cheap house that has GREAT bones ... The thing to remember is that with a home like that you can do a little at a time ... you know cash out of YOUR pocket not the BANKS pocket ... It may take a bit longer ... but in the end, you owe less.
I wish you much luck in finding a new home, and know it must be hard for you to leave yours ...
I hope things settle down for you at some point.
Take care of you tho ...

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Tam, Been thinking of you, it's not easy to go through the process of selling and finding a new home. I just know it's going to work out for you!
Love your goodies from Karen, she does amazing work!!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday! OLM

Old Goat Primitives said...

Tammy..i love your swap goodies..I also like all your goodies you have put on etsy.i am going there now to see what else you got there..good luck on the home..Make sure you take some time for sound sooo busy.


Theresa said...

Tam love the new swap goodies you received from Karen. I hope you find a great's so hard to find a house that fits every need with the right price. It's also stressful and exciting at the same time too....good luck. :0)

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Hi Tam,

I haven't been around much lately either. It just happens.

I do hope your house sells rather fast and that you find the perfect home for your family. Selling and buying and moving... it's best just to get it all over with fast!

Have a great day!

Carmen and the Primcats