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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Monday, March 19, 2012

What I Have Been Up To

Good evening friends.  I have really been missing visiting with you all.  But before I play catch up with you, I want to wish each and everyone of you a "Happy Spring".  Sure hoping when it arrives in the wee hours of the morning I am sleeping soundly in my bed. Although it feels like Spring has been here for a few weeks already.  The pollen and my allergies don't get along very well, but it's just so pretty outside.  That is if you overlook all the yellow dust covering our cars, porches and chairs on the porch.  I will gladly take the bad along with the good as long as those dreaded storms just stay away. 

Last week I don't think I was home but one day.  I roamed with Holly and Darbee Rae all week.  Looking back on the week, I just goofed off most of the time.  Just making memories and having fun.  That's what a Nana is suppose to do right?   Going is the only thing Darbee knows to do.  See how comfy she is in her booster seat in the car.

We did go to a few places around town we had not shopped in awhile.  Didn't find much.  But to my surprise I did find a redware mug.  I almost squealed.  Would have never thought I would find one around 


Also found these timy molds.  Can't wait to make some wax bowl fillers.  Got a set of 3 of them.

When we were at our new prim shop , I got a new candle.  Now we know we have all bought candles and been so disappointed to get them home and find out they just don't smell strong or the scent don't last long.  Well let me tell you this candle is wonderful.  It is a Crossroads Original Design Candle and the scent is Buttered Maple Syrup.  It was burning in the shop and I just had to have one.

When we got back in the car after visiting another shop you could smell the candle in the jar with the lid on.  Darbee Rae was so funny and said," Nana I wish we had a prim smelling car like you"  Yep, it's a good candle and smells up my downstairs.  Even Mr. P commented on it. Can't wait to try other scents.

And speaking of Mr. P.   While I have been out roaming, he has been home busy in the workshop.  Here is a cabinet he made for me last week.

Oops!  Didn't realize it was a little blurry, but you get the idea.  Thank you Mr. P. for making me a happy lady.  Even though I didn't find a lot roaming, I had a wonderful prim cabinet waiting on me when I got home.  A while back he made me this commode tray as well.

He's a pretty handy fellow.  I am blessed to have had him in my life for more years than you want to know.  Being that we were children in 5th and 6th grade when we started "courting" and we will soon be married 39 years.... that's just about my entire life.  Yep, he's a keeper!

If you have been visiting awhile here on the blog, you know I have been wanting to try to make a penny rug.  Well, No I still haven't made a rug or mat, but I did practice on some pennies.  I decided to use them on a lamp shade in the bath.  I coffee stained the shade and attatached the pennies.  Think it turned out pretty good.  Next I will try a mat.  

It is sitting on top of an old Pepsi Cola crate.  A relative of my parents worked for the company and gave it to me some 30 years ago. 

Today I spent the day in my craft room.  Yuk!  I haven't been in there much since before Christmas so it needed a good cleaning and sprucing up.  Didn't get finished but it sure looks better and I am so tired tonight.  But I so enjoyed chatting with you.  Hope I haven't bored you too much. Now I am going to come and visit with you and see what all of you have been up to today as well. 

Take care, have a Happy Spring  Day tomorrow.
Until next time.


  1. I swear Nan, you have the best of all worlds....go bumming all day and come home to find wonderful hand-did's you can't buy anywhere from your sweet hubby. I LOVE your new cupboard and commode tray!! I might have to see if I can commission Mr. P into making me one of those trays when we redo the bath...Right now there's a gross peachy/flesh-toned countertop that runs across the top of the commode so no room - but I'm hoping that will go if I eventually get my way.....Love the photo of Miss Darbee....too stinking cute she is.....Wishing you a wonderful week ahead....I'm looking forward to a good spring eve's sleep tonight....the frog song is playing! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  2. I would have loved to go to the shops with you when I visited next time, but my son moved to Baton Rouge this past weekend. Job transfer. The shops sound interesting. but now I have a new area to explore.

  3. Love your new cabinet!! And I love the penny-rugs on your lamp...so prim and cute!! Cute pic of Darbee Rae.
    Have a great week.

  4. Such a fun post! I just love that pic of Darbee! What a charmer! And the wonderful cabinet and tray made by your good husband...wonderful! Great idea for that lampshade. There's just something nice about wool pennies!
    Have a great day!

  5. Love the items Mr. P made for you! Does he take orders? I also love what you did with the pennies on the lampshade! That is really clever! I'm glad all is going well ... I miss hearing from you.

  6. Happy Spring! Maple syrup candles are my favorite too! Yes your hubby is surely a keeper! Your penny shade turned out neat would have never thought of that.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  7. well I love that cupboard! Prim perfect.Darbee is ready to go as long as she has her purse!lol What a cutie. Glad you had a fun week. Deb and I ran all week too, but not for prims.lol Have a wonderful day

  8. Love your new cabinet! And those little pineapples pour great! I made some last week!

    Good job on the pennies. They look cute!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  9. No pollen floating around here, we've had glorious rain for 2 days straight and it has been wonderful.

    Darbee Rae looks so cute and so grown up in her seat. You might not have found much but the redware mug, candle, and those little molds are prim perfect!

    I just love your new cabinet! Mr. P did a great job on it, it's a beautiful color. It looks wonderful all decked out, love those birds. Very nice commode tray also. He is pretty handy to have around, isn't he? =] What a neat idea to put pennies on a lamp shade! I have never thought of that. It looks cute!

    Sounds like you all had a great time last week. Making memories is what it's all about!

  10. Happy Spring Angela! I love your new cabinet and the commode tray.Mr.P did a wonderful job on them.Love the touches of Spring that you have in your home.Hugs,Jen

  11. HAPPY SPRING, Angela!!!!
    I LOVE your new cabinet! That husband of yours is definately a keeper!!!
    Love your new little pineapple mold!
    Your new candle sounds so yummy!
    And your penny's on the lamp shade turned out wonderful! i too, would like to try to make a penny rug. I have it down on my to-do list.
    Have a wonderful Tuesday!!

    Sandi Allen

  12. Happy Spring from Michigan. What great finds and new prim wares. Love the cupboard from Mr. P! Everything is wonderful, as usual! Have a great week, Dawn

  13. Oh I LOVE that cabinet!!! You are a lucky lady! I have tried and tried to add you to my blog list. I thought it was on there but realized it is not. Do you have the subscribe by email? I will go look. It just seems that I miss your posts and you are one of my favorite blogs!!!

  14. Silly girl you are never boring, LOL. I love your penny shade Angela. It's not hard to make a penny rug. If I can do it you can too. Love all your pics. Darbee Rae is quite a little lady, oh and the cabinet Mr. P made is wonderful. He can make one for me any ole time he wants to.


  15. Hi Angela, You do go on some great shopping trips!!! I love the pic of Darbee Rae. Isn't she just the grown up little girl! So cute! And what a great cupboard Mr.P made. It is right up my alley, too.


  16. Hugs to the darling Darbee ...styling in her booster seat how precious! Crossroads candles are nice they are actually made here in Ohio not far from where I live !Can we clone Mr P? hes sure a great guy ...need me one like that love the new treasures and his creation! have a great spring day ! hugs lil raggedy angie

  17. This was a wonderful post. I am happy you had such a good time with Darbee. How fun. What a great find on the Redware mug. Yea!!! Your cabinet is sooo nice. DH did a great job. -Steph-

  18. Sounds like you had a busy week. I love your cupboard - aren't we blessed to have talented husbands?

  19. Happy SPring
    Wow what a fun week you had with your girls.
    And your hubby is so sweet and talented. Love the cabinet. LOVE! I will have to look for one of those yummy candles too.


  20. Hi Angela, I think you found some great goodies! I love the tiny mold and Buttered Maple Syrup is one of my Favorites! Your husband is very talented. The two pieces you showed are wonderful. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I'm really enjoying making new friends - this is so much fun!!

  21. Man I wish I could roam around and shop as much as you get to do! Isn't it fun!!! Have a great weekend. Take care, Janice