Sunday, June 23, 2013

Updated My Selling Blog FINALLY!

YIKES!  It's been months since I have put anything new on my selling blog... I didn't add much, but I created a new gal, Agatha this weekend and I couldn't wait to share her.  I also added a Large Uncle Sam make a do.  I had created 4 of them for a early work update couple of months ago.  I have one left so I listed him as well.
I hope if you have a moment you jump over to my selling blog and take a peek.  Click on the doll in the right hand side and she will take you there.  Have a great night! OLM

Friday, June 21, 2013

Everything is Zooming By!


WOW!..... I don't know if you feel the same way, but this year is zooming by...Now for me, that is not such a bad thing, since sadly here... it's been a rough year... but I still don't wish things to fly by quite this fast.  It's barely felt like summer, and it's almost the 4th a July soon.... big sigh... No time to sit on the patio and just enjoy.. oh I want everything to slow down a wee bit...  As always it is what it is....   I am trying to settle in on helping my dad and nephews as much as a can.  Helping dad navigate through some things and such... So I don't have lots of down time...but these are all things that need to be done.....
BUT, I did manage to go to the Sandwich, IL flea market for the first time a couple of weeks ago.  They had re-vamped it, brought in more quality dealers... oh my!  Lots of wonderful eye candy....
 So that brings me to this picture... I had started on trying to "thin" some of collections/ less favorite things way back before dad had his fall in late January.... Still come up with ideas, and one was that I wanted to get rid of or change up this hanging pot rack over my stairs.  This has been there for oh I bet 15+ years.. It's been changed up... but I now wanted a simpler look.. Decided on a large old basket would look great here. I got that idea after going to the barn sale in May, and seeing one hang in Chris's home from her ceiling... So in my little "Pooh" brain, I started thinking... and thinking, how could I do that?  I don't have high ceilings... then Light bulb, down should come the pot rack... So now I have something to "hunt" for... Surely I wouldn't find it on my first time out "looking"?  YUP!  Sure did in Sandwich....
 Great old work basket with fabric that had been wrapped around it... love it!  Simple, prim, I can change out some flowers for the season.... I took down the scale too.. and hug some dried grounds in it's place, since this picture... I am still loving this basket!
 Then our Nephew Trevor left for basic training for the Army over a week and a half ago... We are so proud of him!  Here he is with my dad.  He will come home in late August to finish up his Sr. year of school, then go back for the rest of his training.
 So I tortured them with some pictures.  Here is Tyler, from the left, Travis, and Trevor.  yes, Tyler and Trevor are twins...
 Group shoot of us at the recruiters office where we dropped him off...With my SIL Michelle, and Joey, the blond hair demon, LOL, Rosie, and William holding the tote bag they gave them!

Last Sunday, Father's Day all the boys were playing softball, and I took a few pictures... Here is the hubby and his best bud, Chuck, they have been friends since about 9... Chuck suffer a major heart attack on the softball field about 8 years ago, very scary, but THANKFULLY, our town has the paddles in police cars, it saved his life!!!  He he claims he is only "8" now... yes, I forgot what Steven was doing in the back ground... My son is a brat!

Then lastly my boys.  Still playing softball together... Though hubby is thinking it might be time for him to call it quits... BUT we will see if that really happens...
I have gotten back to creating some, and it sure does feel good, I have to say.  YIKES!  I have even started on some pumpkins too... it will be here before we know it, especially with the way time it flying...
Otherwise, days are just busy here... Working on getting use to have a second household that needs help and attention, not the end of the world, just a learning curve and adjusting... OLM

Friday, June 14, 2013

Early Work Mercantile Update...



Happy Flag Day!!!!  I don't know where the time is going.  Life is a busy one for me these days, BUT I have just update my early work mercantile page with several new OLM OOAK Original designs.  I hope if you have a chance to pop over and take a peek!  Have a great weekend everyone! OLM

Monday, June 3, 2013

FREE WEEDS!! YOU PICK!?!?!!? Serious Weed Pulling Going On!

Oh A day to myself!  Dad didn't go to therapy today... Not that it is a good thing... He fell again last week...sigh... and was just to sore to go...
So, I took advantage of the time..  Great day, finally, after another cold and raining weekend..ugh!  Hubby and I worked outside all day... Got many little things done..
AND...
Some serious weed pulling...
Lots to go still... then it will be time to start all over again...
 Filled up my 2 vintage wheel barrels... and that was only one small area of my center flower bed... With all the rain we have had, the weeds have taken over.....
 I did get all my pots planted the week after Mother's Day... They are slow to fill in... again all the cold weather...

 Daisy's are popin very nicely though!


 Gave the old pump a new coat of paint!  It needed it!
 Here's the arbor I got for Mother's Day from my boys!  Love it!  Just need to seal it.
 Hanging baskets from Costco!  Wow they are wonderfully full!

 Here is were I rested the weary back for a bit.  On my good old 'fake" porch!

Then lastly... what do you think?  Got me some hanging candles for the candle dryer...
I think I am getting use to it on top of the pie safe... Added the 2 measures I got at the barn sale on one side my new Dru doll, Luann on the other side... I had to get her... My mom's name was Luann...
I am designing a few new goodies... Even grungy up my first batch of goodies to sun bake today... I will have them done for my early work update.  Enjoy! OLM