Monday, March 30, 2009

Spray Paint recommendation

Just my opinion but I love Krylon Spray paint, it drys fast, (10 minutes) and doesn't run. I did a lantern today and a basket.I had to do the basket about 3 different times because of the depth of the reeds in the basket, I will try to post a picture tomorrow of both once I have the projects completed.

Monday morning

Haven't quite figured out why Mondays seem so complicated after the weekend,I do all kinds of work over the weekend, including washing and cooking and cleaning, so why on a Monday morning does it really feel like a battle?
This is my little grand daughter,
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Dropped her off at daycare / preschool this morning and it seemed as if over half the kids were in tears..or were screaming about seemed really loud in there to me.Monday mornings must be hard for the little people too after spending the weekend with their own families.
Emmie told me yesterday that she can't wait for school because then she isn't lonely and has other kids to play with.
Some of her favorite questions / comments are:
Did you use to do that when you were a kid?
You don't remember do you?
What is corn (or any other food at the table) made from?
Gaga I have to ask you something.
When you were a kid did you eat that?

Then after tons of toys all she wants to do is watch tv.
I mainly think this occurs because she doesn't want to clean up after she has played.
So it is "I want to watch cartoons" and during cartoons it is "I want that" and my reply is always "Why do you want more toys when all you want to do is watch t.v?

After not listening to me on Thursday when I picked her up from day care, I told her she was not watching cartoons that evening.Well I didn't give in and she was forced to play with toys or be bored.Mostly she used her writing board and drew and spelled and asked me how to spell this and that. She was more with me that evening that she has been for a long time. Complicating the task I had at hand...not sure if the punishment of "no cartoons" affected me or her more.I'd vote for me.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Last Years flowers

I would like to share some of my flower photos from last year.

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My favorite is my Wisteria...

About our home

Our home is believed to have been built sometime around the 1850's.It lies about 30-40 ft from where a old railroad track used to be. We believe that the home was a home for railroad workers while they worked in this area. Okay it is old and sagging here and there but I love my old house .The floors are not level anymore, it has been chopped up from others who lived here, and there are no fancy woodworks anywhere to report. The one fireplace mantel that remains is as plain as they come.
Being able to decorate it to my own liking has made me appreciate its history.
As they say "if the walls could talk".
After 13 years of legal battles over the ground that once housed the railroad, the homeowners were finally awarded the property adjacent to their lots.We were awarded property rights last year.That was a long fight and at someother time I will post my thoughts and my side of that story.
One huge downfall of my property is that it is down hill. Not much anything flat anywhere.

Virtual Tour of the Shop

this is my little shop full of goodies for your home.
I have been a antique collector and a crafter for about 18 years now. I have enjoyed reading other peoples blogs and thought maybe I should try.
I am anxious to share with you, my ideas and my passion for primitives and antiques.
And my dedication to collecting .
I also love gardening so for the next few months I will be letting you in on my flower growing.

Visits from my friends