Friday, April 23, 2010

A primitive place magazine

What a exciting night. The cover of the new magazine was revealed. I am sure there must have been a lot of confused family members as we all squealed in delight.
In case you are not familiar with A primitive place group there is a picture on the side bar of my blog that will bring you to it when clicked on.
It is a great site with so many things to offer. The beautiful home tours being my favorite. Now they are starting a magazine. I cannot wait to hold it in my hands and be able to get lost in the pictures no matter where I am. The kids ball games, the doctors office (I always bring my own reading material as they always seem to have out dated materials.)or my very favorite , cuddled up in my bed.
The first issue will be out in August . It will feature 5 wonderful never before seen homes. That's all I needed to hear but it also will have decorating ideas, wonderful gardens , recipes crafting tutorials and trash to treasure.
A one year subscription ( 4 issues) $32.00
They even offer a single issue for purchase. I was happy at the convenience of paying by pay pal. I knew right away my order was in. They have other payment options as well.
Please go over to the site and check it out for your self.
I am sure you will not regret it. Now I will try and not wish the time away even if I am quite excited.

Monday, April 19, 2010

new shelves my husband built me.

I have never quite liked this wall and change what is on it often. After going to a new friends home and seeing her shelf I knew it would be perfect for this area.

The wall is a off the kitchen and leads to the bathroom.
It is a perfect area to put all my collections.

I just love it and it took me all of 5 minutes to get it filled up!
Here is a picture of my favorite shelf. My husband built for me years ago.

I tend to move things often or repaint them but this has stayed the same since day one.

I read on Linda's blog where she picked items to describe herself. She ended it with "what would you be?" so here are my answers.

If I were a gem stone I would be a Sapphire. True blue perhaps under valued to some but priceless to many.

If I were a scent I would be clove, to remind you of home baked love.

If I were a pair of shoes I would be sneakers, comfortable but able to climb any hill.

If I were the weather I would be a crisp fall day

If I were a facial expression I would be a smile to welcome all friends new or old.

If I were a car I would be a Model T, reliable yet moving at a pace to truly enjoy the ride.

If I were a time of day I would be late afternoon, the hustle and bustle are over but there is still time to sit and visit.

If I were a month I would be September. Still holding the promise of a new beginning engraved in us from our childhood school days.

If I were a place I would be home, after all there is no place like home.

If I were a liquid I would be a hot cup of tea. My mother always told me a hot cup of tea can chase your troubles away. ( and yes that cup would be half full)

If I were a taste I would be vanilla..sweet yet mild enough to please all.

If I were a animal I would be a small dog. Loyal, giving unconditional love .Unafraid to stand up to the bigger dogs.

If I were a food I would be a hearty soup, made up of so many different ingredients.

If I were a color I would be rainbow, reminding you of God's promise, of unity and acceptance of all.

If I were a instrument I would be a piano playing comforting gospel tunes.

If I were a flower I would be a hydrangea. Beautiful in fresh bloom and just as wonderful older and dried.

If I were a song I would be Amazing Grace.

If I were a planet I would be Earth.

If I were a object I would be a well loved Teddy bear ,thread bare full of a child's tears and secrets.

If I were a fruit I would be a blue berry, ready to protect your heart.

If I were a day of the week I would be Sunday. A day to reflect on the past week but full of promise for the upcoming week.

If I were a pattern I would be patch work, made up of all the people who have touched my life and made me who I am today.

If I were a sound I would be the wind, able to send sweet whispers as well as loud howls.

What would you be????

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I am sorry I have been quiet. I did try posting a few time but when I went back to edit they disappear. I am doing something mind is cluttered so I am sure that is the problem.
Although I do not want to put sadness on my blog, it is only fair to let you know my father has lung cancer. We knew early on so it has been a long time. It is a blessing all the time we had but somehow fools you into thinking the end will not come. He is in the hospital to get the pain under control. I am off to be with him but wanted to pop in and thank you all for taking the time to read my blog. I will not be posting at this time but ask that you be here when I get back. I enjoy blogging . It is such a great feeling to post about shops or new items and know others care to read it. I will still be visiting your blogs when I can but just am too sad to write here.

I hope you all had a good Easter. The weather was beautiful in MA. We started our day coloring eggs at our back yard picnic table.

We then went off to my parents home. They live on the water and it is often cooler and windy but this day was perfect for a egg hunt.

I will now get creative and serve 5 dozen eggs in many different ways.

Saturday my daughters Destination Imagination team went to states. They came in first place. What a wonderful way to end it for them. I am so proud.

I know the kind of friends you are so I will thank you in advance for you prayers.Enjoy your day and remember to tell the ones you love , just how much they mean to you as no one is promised tomorrow.