Friday, June 22, 2012

For Sale On Etsy

I have been listing on Etsy tonight and much more coming soon.

Here are a few photos of what I have already listed….

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

You can view the dough box listing by Clicking Here.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

You can view the stoneware listing by Clicking Here.

Here is a sneak peek of what is coming…

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Plus much more to get photos of.

Click Here to pop over and visit my Etsy shop.

Thanks so much!!


Sunday, June 17, 2012

See Ya In August

Hello Everyone!

Well, after long thought, I have decided to take some time off from blogging.

Most of you know all the stuff going on in my life right now.  I have been trying so hard to stay on top of everything, but there just aren't enough hours in the day.

I know, my blog has been quite Blah for months and I apologize. 

Even when I do manage to make it on and post, I read it afterwards and it feels rushed through.  I hate that.

So, I have decided to step away, just for awhile.

Concentrate on trying to finish up my mile long list of things that need to be done.

You might see me pop on and update about things that I have listed for sale, simply because I have so much to get rid of.

Plus to be honest, I need the cash!

*I know who doesn’t, huh. :)

But I wont be making any normal posts till August.

Any way, I hope you all wont forget about me during this hiatus.

I just feel like this is something I need to do.  

I don’t like the fact that I haven't been giving my blog or my blogging friends the attention you all  deserve, simply because life is so crazy right now.

Hopefully, taking a little Summer break will give me the opportunity to get caught up and come back ready to share and visit with all the friends that are so important to me.

Big Hug To You All.

See You In August!



PS. I have no idea what is up with Google Ads lately.

Please know, I don't control what they put at the end of my posts! :)

Sometimes they are real head shakers!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I’m Lucky To Be Alive – No, Seriously!

Hello All!

I can’t believe it is the middle of June already!!!

I swear the days are flying by.

If this post comes off a little loopy let me apologize in advance.

To be honest, I have felt more than a little NuTs lately.

I guess it is understandable considering everything going on but I’m just ready to feel like me again.

As I have been reading some of my favorite blogs, I've noticed a lot of people feeling the same way.

As in, not a lot of free time for blogging and just having a ton of things going on at once.

I thought Summer was for relaxing??

Isn't that what we tell ourselves all winter long??

Well, so far mine has been anything but!

I want to send out a Huge Thank You to everyone for their prayers and comments concerning Kelsey and Mitch.

I am happy to say they both are home Safe and Sound.

~ Praise God! ~

Here are a couple of photos they sent through their phones the day before the Long journey began.


Oh, and guess what happened to me yesterday!

I almost died!!

No seriously.

I was heading home from a run and this happened….



(Please forgive the horrible sketch, I used it to try to explain to Brett what happened.)

Me in my tiny little Yaris and trapped between 3 semi’s, none of which would Slow Down.

I was entering a construction area, so I slow down 55 as stated.  I could see the 2 semi’s in my rear view mirror but they were quite a ways back.  As I was coming up to an on ramp, I noticed another semi coming (full force!).

So, I glance back again and those 2 trucks behind me were all the sudden, Right on top of me.

I swear they had to be going 75-80!

I slow down not wanting to get crushed by the one entering and wanting to switch lanes but just as the thought entered my head, there was one of the semi’s right on my side.

I didn't have time to gun it and get in front of the one entering, I would've been crushed for sure.

I kept trying to slow down without actually slamming on my brakes, which would've been impossible anyway because semi # 3 was nearly in my back seat as it was.

I was hugging the center line, hoping #2 would hurry up and get by so I could switch lanes and just as soon as I thought I could and started, semi #3 behind me swung into it!!

So, I quickly swung back into my lane and at the same exact time so did he, all the while traveling at 55 to 60 MPH, and now Semi #1 was right in front of me coming from the on ramp.

As I try to explain all of this, it sounds like a huge amount of time passed, and it did feel like it was all going in slow motion, but the truth of it is, it all happened within seconds.

I honestly have no memory of how I survived and how I didn't get crushed.

It was like all of this was going on, then poof, I was driving on and all was passed and I have no idea how.

Believe me, I know how crazy that sounds, but its the truth!  All I know for certain is, God was with me in that car and that is the ONLY reason why I am still alive!

What’s new with the moving situation??

Well, the one buyers are still interested.

They haven't sold their home yet and the last time Brett spoke to them, they hadn't listed it yet.

So, we are still moving forward with listing it on For Sale By Owner.

We are finishing up a few repairs and hope to have it on the site within a week.

We have found a house we are interested in and are considering placing an offer contingent on ours selling.

Here’s something funny though….

Remember my previous posts, when I talked about all the things I wanted in my new home.

One of which it being an old home!

Well, this one has none of the things I thought I wanted.

As in…

It’s new, well, newer.

So, of course, it has none of the wonderful old details and wood work.

It doesn't have a basement, which is another thing I wanted.

It isn't in the country, it is in a subdivision.  (That will be a first.)

It doesn’t have a dining room, it actually has an open floor plan.  Something I have never had before!

Even though this house has none of the things I said and thought I wanted, when I walked in, it felt like home.

Or at least, felt like it could be home.

It is part of an estate and it has sat empty for over a year.

And you all know what happens when a home isn't lived in for awhile…

It starts to fall apart.

I have always wondered why that happens?? But it does.  It is like, it needs a family in order to stay alive.

Any way, needless to say, this little house needs a lot of work.  Luckily, it all seems to be cosmetic and we nesters don't mind that kind of stuff…. Do we??

Even if everything was perfect, I know me, I would start in fixing and changing any way. :)

I don’t know if we will end up with the house or not.

And this time around, I’m not praying for God to give it to me, all I keep praying is…

“His will be done.”

If I am meant to have the house, it will happen.

If I don't get it, it is because he has other plans, and that is okay too.

I’m a follower these days, Not a leader!

So, I guess we will see what happens.

I didn't take any photos of the actual house.

To be honest, if you saw it you would probably think…

“Seriously, you want that one???”


I will promise you this though, IF we end up and getting it, I will be sure to share before and afters once I get in and turn it into the home I know it can be.

One thing I will share though, is the view from Google Earth.

This way you can see, my favorite part of the house….


The HUGE pool!!!

I also love that is on a dead end street on a shaded lot.

Above view is the side of the house.  You can’t see the front of the property because of the trees.

And below is the back…

I’ll let you know how it goes.  We hope to put in the offer sometime within a week.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit with me!

I’m heading off to go rest and relax with hubby.

He took the night off from work!

Take Care and Talk Soon,


Sunday, June 3, 2012

A Few Things To Share

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Hello All my wonderful blogging friends.

I am so glad you decided to stop by!

I hope you had a nice and peaceful weekend.

Mine wasn't too stressful, considering the week or weeks I have had lately.

Saturday night hubby and I actually had time to go out to eat.

We haven't done that in so long.

Now I’m talking, a real restaurant, Micky-D’s doesn't count. :)

We got to actually go sit down and have someone wait on us! Yipee!

I must admit it, I made a piggy out of myself.

But hey, I deserve it, don't I??

Well, that is what I told myself any way. :)

We ate at Logan's Steakhouse.

And incase you have never been, they sit these buckets of peanuts out on the table.

You're suppose to just throw the shells on the floor, but I must admit, I always feel guilty doing that. LOL!

Did it any way, though.

Any way, I ate a ton of those.  Then they brought out our salads and breads.

Yep, ate all of that too!

One would think I would have been too full no eat my actual meal….

No Way!

I haven't had a steak in soooo long.  I ate every piece of it and my entire baked potato too!

Yum Yum!

Yep, I was a little sick afterward on the drive home, but to me, it was worth every pain! Heehee!

Tomorrow we are taking my son to the airport.

He is flying out to CA to meet Kelsey and drive back to IL with her, so she doesn't have to do it alone.

Her boyfriend and one of his friends are driving the U-Haul, but she has to drive the car because they didn't want to attempt to pull it.

I must admit, I’m a little nervous.

Not so much the drive, more the fact that he is flying out there on his own.

Yes, I know he is technically an adult, but I’m a Mom and moms have a tendency to worry, right?

He has never flown alone, plus there were no straight flights so he has to change planes.

I will be sooo glad when he lands in CA safe and sound.

So I am asking all my followers of faith…

Please send out protection prayers for my son on his flights and for all of them on their journey back home to us.

I know everything will be okay but a little extra prayers cant hurt, plus it helps take my fears away knowing that all my wonderful friends are surrounding them in prayers.

Thank you sooo much!

I also wanted to share a couple of things I bought this week.

I have always wondered about these…A Primitive Place ~Tammy

These little electric heating pad things for candles.

I wasn't sure if they really worked, well….

They Do!!!

And in my opinion much safer than using fire, especially when you have curious little kitties in the house. :)

And look at what I found at Menard’s (Home Depot type store)….

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Rag Rugs!!!!

And the Unadvertised Special Price….


Can you believe that??

Less than $2 bucks for these awesome rugs.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I absolutely loved the nice warm prim colors in them.

Most of the time, new rag rugs are made of crazy bright colors, but not these.

Prim perfect!

So if you have a Menard’s around, go get you some while they are on sale!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy 

Another quick reminder that I am still listing goodies in my Etsy shop.

New things were put on today and much more will be coming in the days and maybe weeks ahead.

If you would like to see what have, simply Click Here to pop right over and check out my shop.

Well, it is almost midnight here so I’m heading off and going to go get ready for bed.

I am so happy you decided to stop by and check in.

Take Care and Talk Soon,


Saturday, June 2, 2012


A Primitive Place ~Tammy 

Well, at least that is the word right now.

The couple that I talked about viewing the house in my previous post, phoned a couple of days later and said they wanted it.

They live up north and need to sell their house first, but if all goes as planned, my beloved home is Sold.

Now we are still in discussions about how long we will hold it and wait for theirs to sell before listing.

I’m a little unsure about that.

Don't get me wrong, I don't want to have to show it again and again, but at the same time, Summer is the house selling time.

And what happens if they change their minds.

Their house could sell quickly or it could take a year, there is just no way of knowing.

What I have been discussing with Brett is, I think we should go ahead and list it on For Sale By Owner but list it as, Back Ups Wanted.  If another offer comes in, give this couple, Right of Refusal, if they can purchase great, but we also don't miss out on actually selling the house if something happens and they don't.

Who knows, it all is giving me a headache thinking about. :)

Plus I have been searching and searching the listing around here. is where you can find me whenever I have free time.

Then it is driving and driving by all the homes I think I might want.

Can someone please tell me, why is they look sooo much better in photos than in real life??

I think they should stick in a couple of photos of what is on each side of the house too!  It sure would save me a lot of gas.

I’m really not worried, I know we’ll find something.

But what started out as fun, is quickly becoming anything but.

I keep telling myself, “you don't want to find The One right this second, because your not ready to buy.  When its time, it will be there and everything will fall in to place.”

I have been listing more things in My Etsy Shop.

Click Here if you would like to pop over and see what I have for sale.

Plus Much Much More to come.

Clearing out! Yep, that is what I am trying to do.

I am still being bombarded with runs during the day.

I am grateful for the money, but I have a list a mile long of things to get finished.

Oh well, one thing at a time.

Guess I have babbled on long enough.  I have an extremely messy house to get cleaned up.

I better go get started before the phone rings and I have to go somewhere.

Thanks for stopping by and for putting up with me during this hectic transitional time in my life.

Hugs to you all.

Talk Soon,