Saturday, May 22, 2010

GiveAway Winner...

Happy Weekend everyone!! Sorry for the delay in announcing the winner of my Prim Prairie Giveaway. I had a busy day yesterday and then I decided to do the giveaway the old fashion way and write everyone's name on a piece of paper and by the time I was finished doing that last night, my youngest daughter(who wanted to do the drawing) had fallen asleep. Then we had two baseball games to go this morning. So finally, here she is picking the winner...

CONGRATULATIONS to Cher of "Prim from Scratch" !!!! You won the apron, bonnet, and star candle holder. Email me your address and I will get your package out to you. tcupps @ gmail. com
And guess what?? She picked a 2nd winner!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!! to Michelle of "Grannies Pantry"!!! You won a prim apron. Email me your address and I will get your prize out to you(after I whip one up :) ).
tcupps @ gmail. com

Thank you to all who entered, I wish I was able to give a prize to everyone. But keep checking back, when I reach 200 followers, I'll do another one!

Enjoy your day,


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Light Redo...

Remember I mentioned the church rummage sale a few weeks ago? Well, here is the chandelier that I got at it for $1. It had been painted in a cream color, not sure what the original state of it was. I thought it would be perfect for my mudroom entry, after a new paint job of course.

Here is the light fixture that came with the house. Nothing horrible about it, just not my taste.
And here is my new one. I know the pics aren't great, but I painted it a chocolate brown and putty color. Hubby hung it for me and I was surprised to see that the light bulbs it came with even worked! Though I would like to get some softer prim ones in the near future.
It gives off a ton more light than the original too. Now if I could just find 2 more at that price I would be all set :)
And Mason says "Hi" to everyone!!!
Have lovely day,


Ps, Keep entering the giveaway. I may even pick two winners with a surprise 2nd prize!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Prim Prairie GiveAway....

I finally decided on what to give for my 100th member celebration giveaway. I made a prairie bonnet of a buttery yellow cotton and a simple one pocket apron in a federal blue calico. I primmed them both up just a tad by coffee staining and baking them. They would look cute hanging from a peg rack or displayed like I show them in the pic. Or you could actually use the apron if you wanted to :) I'm also including the wood and tin star candle holder. The wood hat form is not included, sorry.

So now for the rules...

1. You must be or become a follower of my blog.
2. Live in the USA, sorry, but shipping is too expensive elsewhere.
3. Leave a comment in THIS post.
4. You can get a 2nd entry if you post my giveaway on your blog.

That's it, pretty simple. Here is a pic/linky you can use for posting in your side bar.
I hope you all like what I made and good luck! I'll draw the winner next Friday, May 21st in the evening. Entries close at 7pm that day.

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED. Thank you to all who entered. Winner will be announced soon.
Good Luck,


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Best Way to End a Mother's Day...

I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day. After breakfast in bed(french toast and tea), homemade presents from the kids, a prim rose bush from hubby, and a super rich and yummy chocolate fudge cake, I'm wrapping up my Mother's Day the best way I can think of... snuggling with a freshly bathed sleeping baby boy.
With lots of love,


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Quick Apron

I needed a new apron for working in the garden, so I made this one this afternoon. It's just a simple half apron made from osnaburg with a big red pocket and machine appliqued strawberries, cute and easy.

Oh, and I realized today that I now have 100 followers!! So I'm going to have a giveaway in celebration of that. In the next few days, after I figure out what the prize will be, I will make a post about it, so stay tuned.

And since I haven't shared Mason with you all in a few posts, here he is today. He is definitely coming into his own personality and loves to interact with us and giggle.

Have a fantastic day,


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

More Thrift Finds...

I still feel like I'm playing catch up from my parents visit, trying to find places to put all me new treasures and just getting the house back in order, but I'm getting there slowly. I really just need to go through my whole house and get rid of a ton of stuff, I feel like it is getting too hard to keep it clean because of all my collections and stuff. But I'm going to hold off on doing that until my open house in November and do it then. Anyway, here are some more of the thrift finds I got with my mom....

This is the free ladder I got from the couple cleaning out their rental house. It was 12' long, so my dad cut it down for me(actually twice because we weren't sure how tall I wanted it) and then I stained the whole thing.
And here is the little chair he made with the pieces he cut off of the ladder...
I got this paint by number horse picture with the wood frame at a local antique/junk store for $5. It will go in my two boy's room(it's done in a horse/western theme). The chair it's sitting on is from the salvation army(I took off the fabric woven seat and I'm going to replace it with a woven burlap seat).
Got these two little vintage boys outfits at a yardsale for $2 and the precious crocheted hat was a $1.
And at the same yardsale, my mom bought this baby sled for me, I have a thing for old sleds. This one was $15.
At another yard sale, I found this old desk and chair for $5 !!! Brought it home, washed it and added coat of stain to freshen it up and it turned out great. Oh, and those are the original boards from the school room, they show the worn spot where the kids got in and out of the chair. I have another school desk in the basement and I would like to get at least 2 more so that I can have my own little one room school house when I home school the younger kids next year(which I'm 90% sure I'm doing, any advice would be greatly appreciated).
Still have more to share, including the stuff from the church sale that I went to last week, where I was happy to run into a fellow blogger, Julie, from Dog Trot Farm. Actually, she recognized me thanks to baby Mason(who I was wearing on me in his sling). Go check out her blog, her home is so lovely looking and she has a whole little family of chickens. I just love meeting fellow bloggers in real life. I would have loved to have gotten to talk more to her, but you all know how it is at a church rummage sale... crowded and frantic and you don't want to miss out on a treasure! So Julie, if you are reading this, I would love to get together one day, and you are welcome to come thrifting with me(I'm an old pro at it!).

Until later my dear blogging friends,