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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.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sunporch Chat

Good morning friends.  Hoping you are warm and cozy this morning.  I know  it may be cold outside but lets bundle up and take a little visit together. ,.
I am delighted to have had the opportunity to be a Sunporch Chat guest over at Tammy's blog 

Be sure and stop by her blog today and join us on the sunporch for a nice chat. She has some wonderful brownies waiting on you and your choice of something warm to drink.  While there if you haven't already be sure to join in and follow along on Tammy's blog.  She is a true Prim gal who loves God, her family and friends.  You won't be disappointed.
Wishing all of you a wonderful hump day.  Until next time....

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Stop On In And Let's Catch Up

Good Saturday afternoon friends.  Hoping you have had a wonderful weekend thus far.  I am sure some of you are happy to have a long 3 day weekend as Monday is a holiday for most.  Not here at the home place.  Mr. P. has to work, but that's okay.  No plans on my part. 

This has been a fun week for me.  I have spent some part of every day with my girls.  So..... what have I done today?  Tried to catch up on a little housework, laundry, and have been "playing and tweaking" just a little.  Do you really know what I have done most of my day?  On a desperate search for something I have misplaced.  Now I am sure none of you do this, huh?  Oh my what I would
give to be that organized.  Even got Mr. P. in on the search and although he says he saw the item that has disappeared, he doesn't remember where.  I know it will turn up and probably in the most unusual place.  Oh well.

All week long our weather forcast was predicting snow for Thursday.  Just flurries, no accumulations but for us as we never get much snow, reason to be excited.  Holly had made soup  the night before so she brought over leftovers after Darbee Rae got out of school, we called a friend to come for lunch and we were all on "Snowflake Watch"  Well, we never saw a single flake, but we had such a good time being together.  We still have a while before winter is over so maybe we will get lucky and see snow before Spring.

Mr. P has been busy in the wood shop doing things for me of course.  We have never just gone out and bought appliances because ours are old.  As long as they perform great, then we keep them.  But the top of my dryer was beginning to look bad.  I had made a cloth to go on it, but had a brainstorm one evening.  Told him exactly what I wanted and this is what I got.

I wish I had a big laundry room like some of you, but my washer and dryer are in a little space  in my hallway.  Notice he measured and left the opening for the lint trap, and I don't have to move the board to get to it.  Kinda smart., my fellow is, don't ya think?
Of course after I put all my goodies on it, some
things will have to be moved to clean the trap.  But that's my job and I really don't mind.  You know us girls like our pretties. {smile}
I wanted a little cupboard to sit on the vanity in the bathroom.  So....
Ta Da!!   I know , I am so blessed that he can make things for me.  Especially since there are no stores close by that sell such items. 
A few days before Christmas we were out shopping and found a huge Goodwill in a town not too far away. I was thrilled to find this little piece with all these drawers.  Only thing , it was painted a pukey green.  But that didn't stop me from grabbing it up.  Brought it home and after the holiday Mr. P  along with Darbee Rae's help primmed it up just perfect for me.  Darbee has told everyone that she did this for Nana. 
He painted it Mustard over Black.  I so love the way it turned out.  Each drawer is individual.  Haven't found a perfect spot for it yet. 
Well I have enjoyed showing you all my goodies.  If you have been out shopping today and found some great finds, can't wait for you to share them with us. 
So many of our blogging friends have had surgery, or facing surgery and or test.  So much sickness in blogland especially with the flu outbreak.  Please join me and keep all these friends in your prayer. 
Wishing you and your family a blessed evening.  Until Next Time......

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Crafting The Day Away

Good afternoon friends. Is it raining where you are today? It has looked like rain all day but so far we haven't gotten a drop. Just a perfect day to get a little crafting done with my girls

Remember a while back I had gotten a new ottlite and don't know now how I did without it?  Well one of my Christmas gifts was a travel one. It runs on batteries. I have used it today for the first time at Holly's and I love it as well. The batteries have held up well thus far. That was my only concern,wondering how long they will last.

Darbee Rae loves to craft also. She had gotten a No Sew Blanket Kit for a Christmas gift so she and her mommy worked on that. She is vey proud of the finished blanket.

Supper tonight is coming home with Mr. P. Pizza sounds yummy, don't you think? I hope all of you have had a blessed day. The girls and I have had a great afternoon.

Until next time.

Hoping this works. First time trying to post from my tablet.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Are You Up To A Little Story Telling??

Good Morning Prim folks.  Hope you have all had a wonderful week.  Would you shoot me if I said I am ready to decorate for Christmas???  I never like how things look in my house when the Christmas decorations are put away.  Seems this year I am having more trouble than normal getting things to pull together. Oh well, I will get it done.  Don't  guess the Mister would think to kindly to me dragging all that stuff out again. 

So,, are you comfy and cozy?  Want to go get something to drink and snack on?  I have a story to tell you. So here goes.

Many, many years ago there were 4 young men.  All these guys were friends and decided to go out on the town for the evening.  They stopped off and picked up 3 "Ladies of the Night" and took them under a bridge to spend the evening.  They began drinking and the evening took a bad turn.  Three of these guys took turns shooting the 4th young man with a pistol.  They then all left the scene leaving the young man for dead.  Lewis, the young man who had been shot was not dead but badly injured.  He crawled up to the road where he got help and was taken to the hospital. Once at the hospital the authorities were called but the young man would not tell who or why he was shot.  He suffered severe gun shot wounds and it took around a year for him to heal completely.

After a full recovery Lewis went on a mission..  He hunted down each man that had shot him and left him for dead and shot and killed them.  Remember this was years and years ago when revenge although not right by no means, was often sought.  There was a trial and Lewis went to prison for his crime and served for many years.  He was sentenced for man slaughter and not murder because of a plea deal. 

While in prison, Lewis had to work in the coal mines. They carried lanterns down in the mines as they were working.   And this is why I am telling you this story.  Lewis was  Mr. P's grandfather.  And Mr. P. has the lantern he carried with him in those mines. Hold that thought for a minute....

Now, fast forward to  today.  Have you ever seen something you wanted , didn't know why, and didn't know what you would do with it if you had it?  Well, this had been the case with me for months.  While in an antique store a good while back, I saw this box.  An ugly box, but it spoke to me the first time I saw it.  The price was too steep, so I would comment  on it and walk away. But I so wanted that old box.

Well,,,, the Mister being the kind man he is, who knows after 39 years I am a little crazy, but loves me anyway comes in on Christmas Eve evening dragging a big cardboard box all wrapped pretty and inside was my box.  Yep, did I say he was a good man??  Well it has sat in the floor until today.  It had not spoken to me what to do with it yet.  But today the inspiration was there.  Thus the reason  for my story.  Here is pictures of "the box"

Love that old wood.  And it is so smooth.  I just wonder what the box was used for.  I am sure it will find it's way around every room in my house.  So ,, what did I do with it.  Okay back to the story.Remember the old Cold Miner's Lantern?
Well, I found the perfect spot to display them both.  The lantern has been hidden in the back of the bookshelves as long as we have had it.  Today it has a new home.
I really like how this display turned out.  And I can't end my story without saying  that Lewis came out of prison, turned his life around and settled down.  He married, was a wonderful father to 4 children and was the perfect grandfather to many little ones.  He and Mr..P
 were very close.  I was honored to know this man for a few years before his death.  This story was never talked about among the family.  It was not something he was proud of.  These  details were shared with Mr. P when he and his grandfather were on hunting trips rabbit and coon hunting and just recently was shared with me. 
Now you all know the story of the Cold Miner's Lantern.  Hope you have a wonderful blessed day.  Tell someone you love them and never forget we are all blessed.
Until next time......