Thursday, January 21, 2010

MY CS magazine giveaway

Hello everybody. I have been cleaning and organizing for the past few days. As I was cleaning out my magazine baskets, I came across two of each of these Country Sampler magazines. Why you asked? maybe I got too impatient while I was waiting for my subscriptions to come in the mail but I can't believe I would do that hehehe! Anyway, one is the July 2008 issue and the other is the May 2009 issue. I really do not need both so I am going to send these out to one of my faithful followers. I also wanted to point out that the May issue is the one that Karen from is featured in.
There are four criteria for this giveaway.
1. Please leave me a message on this post stating why you would like these issues.
2. You also need to be one of my followers before this post.
3. I would also like the winner to have their own blog.
4. If you already have these issues, please give someone else a chance.
That's it. The drawing cut off is January 31st. I will draw the name February 1st.
Good luck!
Until next time,

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My latest project

Hi everyone. Just wanted to share a couple pictures of my latest project. My DH made this mini stove board. I guess it's really not a stove board since I have it displayed on my counter so I am going to change the name to counter board. We just looked at the larger stove boards and made a scaled down version. I painted it khaki tan and went over it with dark walnut stain to make it look old of course. This is before I got it decorated..........

and this is after.............
My Dh and I have been working on another project for the past couple weeks. Since our son moved out and went to school I have been dying to get in his room and paint it. It was painted a blue color that really didn't go with the rest of the house. We painted it two different colors and put up a chair rail and I have to say it looks so much better. A while back I bought a new quilt and a much smaller bed knowing that I was either going to have the computer room in there or my craft room. So I was really feeling kind of bad for taking over his room because I knew he would still be coming home every now and then. We talked and he had no problem with us moving the computer room in there,so that's what we did. Now I have a room all to myself for crafting and scrap booking. YIPPPEEEE! I am so happy with it. Yesterday I went and bought some baskets and decorations and have to say it turned out so nice. I am not completely done with it yet so I am going to have to wait until it's completely done before I post pics :(sorry! Same thing goes for the computer room. I am waiting on curtains and still have to decide what I want on the wall. Not really much else going on other than waiting for spring to get here. Does anyone else feel like hibernating in winter? I just feel like curling up in a ball under the covers and not coming out until the weather changes. It's almost the end of January so really only about a couple more months of this. I really don't like wishing my life away. My mom would always tell me to not say that because it goes so fast anyway. I really didn't know what she was talking about at the time. Now that I am older, I know exactly what she means. I just keep myself busy and try not to think about it. Hope everyone is having a good week so far. Hope it's filled with lots of accomplishments or fun. If you can do both that's even better.
Until next time,

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Heart Bowl Fillers

Hello everyone. Just wanted to share some pics of what I have been working on but first take a look out our back door. It's a sea of snow. We probably got 5 inches of new snow since last night and more expected tonight with the winds picking up. Needless to say, I wont be venturing out any time soon. So no better time than now to get some of my crafting projects done that I have been wanting to do. My DH got me a new sewing machine for Christmas and I couldn't wait to try it out. I have to say that sewing is not one of my talents but now that I have a machine, I can practice and maybe get a little better. I wanted a machine to make simple things like pillows and new I could find some easy patterns to do. So I started cruzin the net and found this easy bowl filler heart pattern over at I thought they would be cute tucked in my wood bowls since Valentines day is just around the corner. I normally don't do much decorating for Valentines day but these just looked so cute and easy. You could also put some string on them and use these as ornaments.

Here they are in one of my lil wood bowls.
They were so simple, I thought why not make some bigger ones? So I made a pattern and cut these out and stitched these up last night. As you can see I still have to sew them and stuff them but I think they turned out pretty cute.
Well that's it for now. I will be back with some more projects soon. I have a little side table that's just waiting for a coat of paint. I will post pictures when I get that started. Everyone enjoy your day and stay in safe and snug. Not much else you can do with the bad weather. IS IT SPRING YET?