Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday Display Chain, A Day at the Park, Parade, AMERICANA

Here's my twist on Misi's theme for the display chain today. Blogger is still having issues, seems some can comment other's still can not. One hint pasted on to me, that seems to "help" is when you go to sign in, clear out the box "keep me signed in" when signing in, this seems to help. Good luck.....

So I took a few pictures of our BBQ yesterday.

Welcome to the Morgan Homestead......

Now before you look at this picture, and OOPS, I posted the wrong one...(the other one is funnier...) A blond moment.... here's a little story,.....


So I got a phone call from my brother back when we were on our way to MN, a few weeks back...He was upset, on his way to the emergency room... Will, one of the twins, had a "rocket ship" accident... he is fine... Will, was out riding his rocket ship, details a bit fuzzy here, somehow he hit a bump, goes over the top of the "rocket ship" hits his face on the patio door, but his front teeth came out and over the lower lip, make sense? ALMOST bits through his bottom lip, OH MY! So my SIL Michelle takes him to urgent care, they send her to emergency room, he will need to many stitches. Stay with me here... this is where it will get funny, image that.....So earlier in the day, Will had a some incident with the easy bake oven, stuck his hand in there, hurt his finger.... Now it wasn't on... leave it to a boy, man in the making to stick his hand in the oven? right?.....OK, so the time they are in the emergency room, they are going to sedated him, but he just had eaten, so they had to wait a bit......still with me???? Nurse's would keep coming in, saying "We are going to fix your BOO BOO soon" Now Will, being pretty laid back, kept saying "NO FIX THIS BOO BOO!!!!" Now look at the picture.....LMAO!!!


Want to guess "WHICH" finger he hurt????? He kept sticking this out at the nurses to fix the whole time they were there!!! Now, all you have to say to him is "show us your BOO BOO.... and Up goes the finger.... yes, at almost 3, we adults find this funny......AND of course, Auntie had to get a picture of it!!!!

Now another foot note to this story..... Now with my 2 boys...got to love this, there seems to be a contest of who has gotten the most stitches at one time.... Nice uh? So right away Will, almost threatened this.... Alex is the leader with 17 to the for head, Steven is NOW a distant 3rd with 9. Will, I believe got 15 that day so he took over 2nd place, according to Alex and Steven....

Ok, story not over... On our way home from MN....YUP another call from my brother, on their way to the emergency room, AGAIN! Will had a run in with the neighbors puppy, upper lip this time... He wants a grace period on the stitch count! This would make Will top dog at 18, with the most stitches, oh my! Of course Alex, was having NONE of that.. has to be in the same day... Now you would never know he had so many stitches so close together, and you can barely tell..... Oh to be the mom of boys!!!! What a story, uh?

Here's my brother's kids, Rosie, Katie, Joey, and Will, swinging in the hammock...... It was a warm one yesterday....


Of course would there be a BBQ, without the "hot dog man", Knuckles of course went crazy!!!!


Then there's Winston and Spencer, they too SOOOO love the Hot Dog man!!!... Winston is the one standing up, he beats up poor knuckles up! He's a bully!! LOL.... Oh my they play, then Winston, will bite knuckles in the peepee... it's what he can reach... and knuckles just takes it! Now that's a GOOD DOG! Don't worry we don't let that happen anymore....


Some of the gang hanging out, having a few snacks, and MAYBE a cocktail or 2....


Joey, Our Goddaughter, oh my, she is a busy girl....she rearranged my front room yesterday!! LOL

boys out in the yard, smoking the Stinky cigars!!! All in all a great day!!! Boy I am tired today! AND there is more rain coming AGAIN! today! UGH! OLM

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!!!! And a little more

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Holiday weekend! Today we had A LOT of rain and storms AGAIN! Oh my! I am not complaining after all so many other areas have gotten it so much worse then us.....

It's hard to believe that June is just around the corner here. We have had no spring. It's been so cold, yet tomorrow they are talking high of 92 and humid, so summer is here now! We are having a few friends over for a BBQ, nothing fancy just good food and good friends!

I wanted to share again my Favorite picture in honor of Memorial Day. I have mentioned in the past(I think) that hubby is retired military. He was part of the first gulf war. He was part of the first group of Reservist's that volunteered during Desert Shield. This is a picture of him and Alex, take about 3 in the morning when he came home! Image now Alex just graduated from College last week and is looking to become a Policeman.... Time truly fly's by! Anyway, this picture was taken by the Associate Press and was picked up by most major newspapers at the time. We had no idea, until phone calls started and reports called to interview hubby... We had to run out to get a paper!!! More importantly, I hope everyone takes a moment to remember all our service men and women tomorrow and the one's that have given their lives, toast them tomorrow!!!!

Then, of course, I have lost my voice AGAIN!!!! I can't get blogger comments to go through, AGAIN!!! I have gone in and cleared the cookies and temporary files 2xs, NOTHING this time, UGH!!!! I will have to look into different fixes once I have a bit more time... I am so frustrated, this should of been fixed by google! I have VERY colorful words for them! AND there is no way that I can find to contact them directly to say hey we have a problem here....DOUBLE UGH!!!!

Anyway, I thought I would share a few of the girls I have created lately....A few have already gone off to great new prim homes!!!



Then, I have made a few totes from old feed sacks, Having a blast making these.... Couple of them will be up on www.lemonpoppyseeds.com later 2nite, if you are interested...


Uncle Sam also going up on Lemonpoppyseeds... I created him from a great bittersweetfolkart pattern....

I had a request for a black Uncle Sam, he will be off to his new home shortly!!


Just a quick post! Have a great Holiday tomorrow! Hopefully I will be able to leave comments soon.... OLM

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hello BLOGGER!!! I am still not able to leave COMMENTS!!!

Is anyone else having this issue???? REALLY!!!??? I can't leave a comment! Are they trying to send me a message??? Telling me I have nothing good to say??? Well... someone is going to get a ear full of this Irish/Scottish temper soon!, well at least in my head!LOL... the temper doesn't come out often, but I promise it's not a pretty thing! LOL!
Renee over at recollecting the past did a post in my honor! Love it... go take a peek! She has the same child's cart, though she has the seat! Love it!!! Renee you are a doll! YES! We could have lots of fun and probably could find a wee bit of trouble! LOL!!!!
So here's to hoping this fixes itself soon.... and I can leave a comment or 2 somewhere! Have a great night... Off to rest this olde back. Oh ya, have the nerve burning in the back next week...sounds like fun doesn't it??? Keep your fingers crossed it takes and holds for a while! This is getting old!!!!OLM

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

UGH!!!!

I don't know how everyone is being able to make comments??? I still can't! BUT please know that I have visited everyone's display, and WOW!!! Love them all... Lil raggedyAngie, your grandma's collections... Becky, love the doll dresser... Vicky, OMG all those baby shoes... Linda, as always love them all!!!! to to everyone else.. I have had a brain fart now and can't think!!! LOL....

So who will be the DWTS champion???? Who are you rooting for??? I think I am rooting for hynes! OLM

PS.....

Anyone else having problems leaving comments??? blooger wont' sign me in and let me make comments!!! OLM

Tuesday Display Chain, INNER CHILD....

Is it Tuesday already?? I so do enjoy seeing what everyone comes up each week with these great themes!!! Amy over at bumblebeelanecottage.blogspot.com is Hosting this month for Misi.. What a great job keeping this going.... Thanks Amy & Misi!!!!

So today's theme.. Inner child!!!Oh my so many ways to go. So here's to what brings out my inner child... Close up of the child's farm table I acquired a just a little while back.. So love this table and how it sets the room... I tucked a small child's chair at the table and my mom's baby doll rests in the chair.... Tucked under the table is the new prim doll cradle I found while up visiting the "Queen" in MN......

This weekend I spent a bunch of time dusting.. OH my.. cleaning up the cabinets. I had decided to rearrange the displays by themes as much as I could... What was I thinking.. What a mess I made.... BUT, one good thing that came of it, was this shelf in the family cabinet in the front room. Now, this cabinet has been in Hubby's family since the late 1800's. I am honored to have it and I took the 2nd shelf to hold all those extra special family keepsakes.... Mom's Steffi's Lyon's, hubby's baby cup, my grandmother's salt and pepper shakers and more....


Then a fun new display with a fun new piece I walked into on Friday... LOL... seems like I am "always" finding something, doesn't it????


So I really don't have a foyer, but right when you walk in, I put this old school desk. Found it for $20... Couldn't pass it up for that, right???



Collection of noise makers by the front door too! Love it when my 3 year old niece & nephew come over, this is the first thing they get into... Oh the noise... LOL... I find them all over for a few days after they leave! Oh to be 3 again????



Great old child's cart... image how this was used for some one's else inner child???


Then above my bed, my baby shoe's along with the boys... I don't have a pair of hubby's


Then, lastly my baby doll. I got her for Christmas when I was 6... Now everyone calls her the "chuckie" doll.... BUT, I still love her!



Lastly up on the top shelf... see the old Mac Donald game??? LOL!!! Found that at the Pecatonica Flea Market few weeks back... My maiden name is Mac Donald... spelled Mac not Mc... NEVER seen a game with my last name spelled that way... it was a Inner child must have! Off to see everyone else's displays! have a great day! OLM

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pictures from my GF'S Decorating with Crafts Section Shoot

So my prim gal pal Cally's home was used for a Decorating with crafts section of Country Sampler, for the fall issue. So off I went to watch the shoot. ( One of our other prim gal pals has been used 2xs now for the decorating with crafts section, but I haven't been able to go watch. ) Wow, what a process. They look at even the smallest details. Almost 7 hours for just 3 pictures. (So Deb's porch will be in the issue just coming out.) Cally will be in the fall issue.....
So I took a few pictures of them at work during the shoot and a few, just a few of Cally's AWESOME home! Her collections are amazing!

They bring many props with them, they never know what they are going to need. Though they borrowed many of Cally's prims for the shoots....


Her enter way... I so love this little table... the colors..... See the blue tape? They will photo shop something else in later....



This turned out dark... they were prepping her fireplace area....


Working on her porch... now it felt like fall, cold and damp... WHERE IS SPRING I ASK?????


Now I love fall, my favorite time, I only wish it would last longer... Though I would like a summer before all this yet... See me in the door taking the picture???


Here's her kitchen table.....



so much eye candy... click on the pictures to blow them up to see better!!!!!!!!



This little cart should be MINE!!! I saw it in a picture on FB for the Primitive Chick... thought it sold, but nope, Cally got it.... would try to "steal" if it wasn't to big to get out of the house! LOL!




She has great cabinets and a nice size home to show them all off in....





Oh her laundry room... OH MY! It is a crime to have a laundry room look this nice!

pictures just don't do it justice!


I didn't get the full length of these great old school wood lockers... Love them!





Dark shoot of her dining room... so it's hard to see all the great stuff.....makes me want to go shopping... But, I have a small home... and I am just about out of room...what will this girl do???




So there you have it, just a few pictures of a great prim home! Lots of inspiration to be had. Off to get "play" with my stuff.. make it look BETTER! Have a great day! OLM

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesday Display Chain, Birds, Bees and Flowers....

Amy is hosting the Tuesday display chain for Misi and she has another wonderful theme "birds, bees and flowers".... Everything to get us thinking of warmer days. I don't know about everyone else, but we have been cold again! Warmed up for a couple of days last week, truly, I hate to say it but it was August HOT! Wasn't ready for that... Then, last night I am pulling in flowers worried about frost... There has been no happy medium here, YET! There is hope for later this week....
I have been slow to get my flowers planted. So much weed pulling yet to do, UGH! I last for about a 1/2 hour at time with the darn back, so I am trying hard not to over do, but there is SO much to do. I want to get mulch once everything is cleaned up to help keep weeds down this year. Hoping to do that early next week.... Off to the doc today for the back follow up. Probably looking at that nerve burning... Getting details today... Sounds like fun??? So onto the good stuff... caught the baby birds looking for food just a few minutes ago...Nest sitting on my neighbor's down spout....

Here's my work table hubby made, so I don't have to bend to much... still have some to go, but I had for 4 flats, so I am getting there.....


Out front... nothing really popping yet, to cold... Oh wait, yes the weeds are popping.... UGH!





Image, a old chair in a prim yard?? who would think???LOL...


Image once the weather gets a little warm how much better everything will look.... I am sure I will share at a later time.....


My new chair, had it made by the gal that makes some great prims for Sandy at the shop... Had this one made just a bit smaller to tuck on the porch step better...It will look great in the fall with pumpkins!!!

MY tricycle I got that on my Trip to Minnesota, not sure if it will stay there, or find another home, in the yard... still thinking...smell smoke?


My center flower bed, no color yet... just planted some annuals in the wheel barrel...more weeds in there too....Why were weeds created? Really why? they are such a pain and serve no propose right?


lastly my old sink in the backyard with a old pump..Hubby needs to make me a better stand for it, it's on the honey do list... so it might take awhile...LOL...

So there you have it, nothing great, YET... could of shown pictures from last year, but I thought I would show the work in progress! Have a great day.... OLM