Tuesday, November 29, 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Well, I wouldn't say "a lot" just yet. More like "kinda."

But I'm working on it.

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Since I'm trying to decorate, my sweet hubs has "Playtime Stella Duty."

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But she always has a watchful eye on what I'm doing.

Little Gracie is where else??? In the kitchen curled up by the wood stove.

:> )

Happy Tuesday, all!!

Monday, November 28, 2016

I had a whale of a time...

creating my newest Countryfolk Keepsakes offering!

Folk Art Whale
~ Whalecome

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Christmas Folk Art American Morgan Horse
~ Dashing through the snow...
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Suffolk Sheep ~
Count your blessings instead of sheep.

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All three are offering on my Countryfolk Keepsakes selling site.
Just click on the "Critters" button below to go directly to my site.

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Happy Cyber Monday, all!!

Time to get back to Christmas decorating.

:> )

Friday, November 25, 2016

Happy Day After Thanksgiving! **burp**...

I hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday!

Today, I'm trying to finish up a few more offerings for 2016 before I start decorating for Christmas!! Yippee!!

Here's a sneak peek... I must admit, I love this one!

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If I get them completed soon, I will offer them on my Countryfolk Keepsakes selling site instead of Early Work Mercantile on December 1st.

So if you haven't joined my email list to get notifications on my latest offerings, be sure to!!

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Now if you will excuse me,
(to my vegetarian/vegan friends, please close your eyes) I do believe it's time for a turkey sandwich!

Have a terrific weekend, all!!

Remember to be merry and bright!
:> )

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Blessings To You and Yours...

Be thankful.
Be grateful.

Every day of the week.

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

"Man, I wish it would snow!" I said...

"I can't wait for the first snowfall!" I said...

Be careful what you wish for.

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Sure, she's happy. She doesn't have to shovel it.

Happy snowy Tuesday, all.

:> )

Enjoy nature.
Make a snowman.

Monday, November 21, 2016

My Stella Is Four Today!!!

Seems just like yesterday I held her for the first time.

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The moment she walked through our door she fit right in.

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Although poor Gracie was completely freaked out the first two months and wanted nothing to do with her.

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But over time, eventually Gracie grew to love her.

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Stella got into a lot of trouble.

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But how could I get upset with a precious little face like this??!!

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She soon started her own blog.

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She even made it into a national magazine.

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and the rest as they say... is history.

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Happy Birthday to my furry baby girl!!

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:> )

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Let there be (more farmhouse-y) light...

Woo hoo!!!
Got all the red doors painted Revere Pewter!

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I was pleasantly surprised to see I was able to cover all the red with one coat of primer and two coats of paint. Yippee!!

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But after getting everything painted, my black plaid homespun curtains just didn't look right. I chose the Revere Pewter color to compliment the buffalo check curtains I made this spring.
Or was it summer? Who knows? I can't remember when I made them.

My master plan was to put up the black homespun curtains for the wood stove burning months because of the soot that gets all over everything. But that idea went out the window when I saw how icky poo-poo they looked. So hopefully the soot won't be that bad.
Please, let me try to convince myself of that one.

I'm still deciding on whether I need to shorten them a little more. What a pain in the dupa.
dupa = *ss in Polish.

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Ummm, I did have a bit of a meltdown this morning... Make that a major meltdown when I couldn't find where I put away the buffalo check curtains I made.

I was completely panic stricken thinking I somehow accidentally tossed them out. Was that possible?? Heck, anything is possible with me. I kept thinking, all that hard work... gone!!

My sweet hubs felt so bad as he watched me frantically run around the house looking for them
(oddly enough very similar to the way Stella was running around looking for her little green ball the other day hmmm...), he jumped in to help in the search.

About 2 hours later I found them neatly hanging in our bedroom closet. Huh?! Why the heck did I do that?? I usually just wad or ball stuff up and cram them in a drawer. Nope. Not that time. Oh well... I'm just grateful I eventually found them.

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I took a piece of old barn siding and made this to hang our keys on. How I love old wood.

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This is the first time I've used Benjamin Moore paint. My only complaint is I do not like their satin finish. It is way too shiny for my taste. I foolishly based my choice on Behr paint finishes. A tough lesson learned.

So now it's time to kick back and wait for the big snow storm that is supposed to hit us. YaY!!

Happy Saturday, all!!

:> )

Thursday, November 17, 2016

One, if by land. Two, if by sea...

Well, it's been a few years now.
I decided it time to change the door colors in the kitchen. I painted them all "Awning Red" by Behr.

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love red and I believe every room in your home should have a touch of red. I'm just going to tone it down.

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So what does that have to do with my post title?

I decided to go with the color "Revere Pewter." (Get it now??)

I have hung onto my Benjamin Moore paint chip since I redid my kitchen a few years back. I love the color and it looks great with the other colors in the kitchen. But I wasn't ready to go so neutral in color. I'm ready now.

Besides, this old farmhouse is filled with the love of Americana and Founding Fathers. With a paint color called "Revere Pewter" it's a no brainer. ((giggle))

So I'll make a run tomorrow and hopefully start painting this weekend. But I'll be priming those red doors 'til the comes home!

:> )

Random Giggles...

Happy Thursday, all!

Time to do some laundry in the oven. Or bake something in the dryer.

:> )

Random Giggles...

Happy Thursday, all!

Time to do some laundry.

:> )

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