Hello to all my blog friends and followers! I'm missing reading everyones blog so bad! Missing posting cool ideas! My internet is down and has been and we are changing carriers! I will be so happy to be back! I WANT TO WISH EVERYONE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Miss you!!!! Big Prim Hugs Casey
Hello to all!!!! Time to decorate for me, I just couldn't take it! lol. I finally got a dig camera so I can post more pictures and projects! Woot woot! I wanted to post a couple of my favorite display pics! The Santa with the book was made by a dear friend Jeanne from (primstitch). The Santa I made, the snowmen I also made. I just love Christmas!!!! Big Hugs Casey
Been awhile since I posted last! In the mean time I've been sick! Everyone in my families been sick! I have hosted Three Birthdays and now I'm just ready for a break!!!! I'm getting the kids costumes ready for Halloween! My daughters are being a witch, princess, and ice princess! Our son is going to be a Pug puppy since he is one year old!!!! I was thinking it will keep him warm!!!! Well still waiting on a camera so no pics sorry!!!! Big Prim Hugs To All!!!!
Its my birthday today! I'm another year older and another year wiser.....Well sometimes!!!! LOL!!!! I got my swap goodies from Colleen today! I love them so much! What a better day to received them! I'm loven life with my three daughters and one son and a wonderful loving husband!!!! Hope all is well in blog land!!!!
Good day to all wonderful blog land! I am just like a kid in a candy store today! I won a wonderful giveaway from Colleen! Thank you so much! I have been just waiting for that special something to come my way to put in my bowl of pip berries and what better then this wonderful giveaway from Colleen! I am so grateful!!!! Thank you!!!! I can't wait to get them!!!!
I am having a ball going to all of these fall sales! Our Spoonriver scenic Drive is going on and I can't get enough!!!! I'm buying things that I have no clue where or what to do with!!!! LOL. But, its a ball!!!! I still have Bittersweet for sale swags are $10 and bunches are $5!!!! Drop me a email or comment if interested!!!!
I do except pay pal or money orders.Our Bittersweet will come to you closed it will open in approx a week if kept inside.They will come free of leafs, unless requested otherwise! (We offer swags) they are approx. extended arms length long. So, they are nice size!!!! We tie several swags together to make one nice swag! Price is $10 with $5.00 S&H unless you live outside the u.s. Then its more! Sorry! (We also have Bunches)- These are like little bouquets 5 stems per bunch busting with blooms! $5 for these, with the same price s&H. I will need to know which you prefer swag or bunch? And your payment method? And your address to ship to!!!! Email me if interested!!!! email@example.com thanks so much! Big Prim Hugs Casey
Hello to all! Long time no post huh! I'm working on my outside Halloween display for this year! I'm having such fun with it! I have a witch ,gravestones,cornstalks its fun!!!! Hope all is well in blogland! I am reading all my fav blogs!!!! Have a wonderful day!!!!
Hello to all of you! I've got all of my Harvest decorating done and now I'm just waiting for those produce stands to get those pumpkins in!!!! They told my best friend Shannon when she went that they will be getting them in in the next week or two!!!! Well I need some now lol!!!! I think for Halloween this year I am going with a theme! I think Glittered Purple and Black theme! That sound modern and yet I can Prim it up to be Primitive!!!! These pictures are some I found on line at HGTV I think I can't remember!!!! Maybe FamilyFun!!!! I'm brain storming Halloween decorating ideas now. Have a wonderful weekend!!!!
Hello to all my blog friends out there in blog land! I wanted to get a post in there today and wish everyone a wonderful and safe Labor Day Weekend!!!! Also, I wanted to tell you all to go get inspired at Briar Ridge Farmhouse! I just think everything is so wonderful and perfect there! Her crafts will wow you!!!! Big prim hugs Casey
Hey there all of you wonderful prim crafters and just plain wonderful peeps! I've done it! .............................................YEAP! I am starting to decorate!!!! I figure it gives me more time to perfect everything! Outside is cool in the morning and it just made me antsy! So, up there going lol. I'm going to our twin baby nieces baby shower today! Brystol should be coming home in a week or two! Yeah, my kids are so excited to see there first baby cousins!!!! Its been a long three months! Anyways still no camera to take those pics but when i do get one look out cause the pics are gonna come Rollin in!!!! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!! Big Prim Hugs Casey
Its been awhile since
I posted last! I've been faithfully reading my favorite blogs though! Still no digital camera! I need to get on the ball! School starting I will have more time? Maybe? lol. Hope all is well with everyone! Update on the twins in the nic-u they are reaching 4lbs and doing great! We expect the better of the two to be home at the end of the month! Go Brystol!!!!
Hello everyone, Wow how hot can it get out there?!!!! I have been keeping myself busy in the house crafting dollies!!!! I have made two cute ones from my own patterns! I'm tickled pink they turned out so cute! I would like to show you a picture but I'm still on the digital cammera hunt! I hope all is well with everyone! Good day prim friends!!!! Hugs Casey!!!!
Hello everyone. I'm busy remodling my girls bedrooms the back porch and worken on the back yard I almost forgot to blog!!!! LO!!!! How could I???? LOL!!!! Anyways I hope everyone is doing fine and keeping cool! I will text longer after this weekend! Prim Hugs Casey
Wow! Its a scorcher out there! I always say that every summer lol! I think the hot is making me sick! I hibernate in the air lol. I have been tring to craft myself some prairie swags and that's not turning out so well! lol! I think I will be purchasing them! But, the panels I think are going to look better on my window anyway so I will try that! I don't have much of an update on anything so bye for now! Hugs Casey
Genevive is a talented crafter and a sweet lady! If you have'nt checked out her blog I would do so! I like it! She has a cute site also! She should have a nice giveaway when she reaches 100 followers! Just thought I'd share a good blog! Hugs Casey
"Angi" at drakestone primitives country cabin!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congradulations to you Angi. I will get the giveaway price out to you as soon as I get where to ship it to! Thank you for following and posting my giveaway on your side bar!!!! Hope you enjoy!!!! Hugs Casey
Petersburg IL New Salem State Park. It is less then an hour away from me and it is a wonderful place to take your family and visit! The homes there are filled with Primitives and old prairie items! It is a must visit to all who have never been!
Wowwy! I just got my christmas in july swap today from Jeanne at "Primstitch" and I LOVE IT!!!!!! I had to call her and express my thank yous over and over again!!!lol............ I cant take a picture just yet but as soon as i can borrow my cammera back from a friend I will show you what she has kindly given me! I sent her two boxes of goodies also so I hope shes happy!!!! TO JEANNE IF YOU VISIT MY BLOG THANK YOU MY DEAR THANK YOU!!!!!!!
I got the most wonderful labels in the mail from blue* cupboard*primitives!!!! I purchaced them off ebay and let me tell you they are worth it!!!! I got the halloween set and I love them! I sure wish I had a cammera to post a picture for you but I do not! So, if you get the chance go cheak her out!!!!
Big Prim Hugs from me to Natalie Redd
I want to say thank you to Karen at the background fairy because she has tons of backgrounds and headers for free for anyone to use!!!! She even tells you how to put them on if your having trouble!!!! Wow, thats nice. I don't know if she will see my blog but if she does she sure is talented!!!! Hugs Casey
Hello blogging friends! I wanted to update all who have commented on my little nieces! They were born almost 3 and a half months early. They are a whopping 2 lbs now and doing great! The man pictured is there daddy bryce! They are off the monitors and doing fine!!!! Thank you to all who kept them in there prayers!!!!
Hello to all of you! I'm starting my July Giveaway! I don't have a picture of the items cause i'm making them! But, If you check out my blog of my last giveaway DEB T. Won you can see that I sent her several items!
To win you must post a comment under this article and post my giveaway on the side bar of your blog! I'm striving to reach 100 followers! I will do the drawling on July 20th my Grandfathers Birthday!!!! Good luck to all!!!! Hugs Casey
Dear prim buddies, I'm just taking a break from my crafting and cleaning to post! Its so nice out today I think I may wow! heeee! Well anyways I wanted to chat about some lovely ideas for these great little things!
Idea #1. Silicone from wal-mart (mainstays) works great! But, have you ever dipped a Big bulb and it started smelling funny???? "Well I have!" So, I use this!!!! Automotive Silicone!!!!! Ta da!!!! It is made to withstand high heat!!!!
Idea #2. The color. Anyone getting tired with the plain color? Try mixing OIL BASED PAINT with it! My favorites are brown and yellow mixed together!
Idea#3. Want your home to smell yummy? Add some oil to it!!!! The kind you use for your candle warmers or to freshen your pip berries!!!! There are so many ideas out there but these are my favorites!!!! Hope this helps!!!! Many prim hugs Casey
Just a shout out to my daughter Brianna who will be giving up her title this year as little miss and giving it to this years 2010 winner! You looked wonderful and we love you! Her sister Brooklyn had won in 2007 as Little miss Sparkler also and gave up her title in 2008!!!! With the 4th of July coming I thought I would post this, as I am very proud of each of them!!!!
BROOKLYN LITTLE MISS 2007
mOMMY AND DADDY ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!
Hi to my prim buddies! Well my weekend project is my bowl holder shelf lol! I want one and I'm going to make one! Around where I lave the stores are very pricey. I think I could make one just fine and for less maybe I might need my Hubbies help but I can do it! I'm ready for this rain to stop so I can get some outside work done! Its eaither unsightly hot or rainy! lol
I had a old window laying around with no use for it so I decided to put it to some good use! I gave it a quick paint job and sanding and then added a nice little shelf to it! I wanted to be able to put things on it! I added pics of my kiddos and its prim perfect!!!! I like it!!!!
I just was in our local dollar tree and I seen that they are now carrying the flame less candles! I thought to myself?! YES!!!! I could make them into some pretty cute prim candles and so with a little mod podge and spices i did so! You can even drawl or paint on them as this one pictured! But I thought I would share that with you so you can check out your local Dollar Tree!!!!
Yesterday my sister in law Had a unexpected arrival of her twin girls almost 3 and a half months early!!!! They are doing fine and only weighing out at 1 and 1/2 pounds that's amazing!!!! I am so proud of my brother and sister in law for the way they handled that day!!!! Congratulations and welcome to the world kiddos!!!! We wish you the best in the next 3 months stay at the hospital!!!!
Good morning to all of you wonderful prim bloggers. I'm on the hunt for these two items! Yard Sales, Estate Sales, Swaps! I'm under the state of mind that I want a old spindle not a replica!!!! As for the towel holder I suppose Ebay! I just love how they both look!
Hello all!!!! I'm just looking at all of the pics online of the Gulf!!!! I am so saddened by this mess!!!! That is why I like the Primitive era folks!!!! No man made disasters or at least not to this extent!!!! My heart goes out to all the people that make there living and can't!!!! My heart goes out to all the mammels and animals effected!!!! GOD BLESS THIS MESS!!!!
Hello to all you you simply prim ladies!!!! We are all in for a Hot week I do believe! I think its HOT all over the USA!!!! I'm loving it though! Because come winter time I'm going to be complaining I'm Freezing again!lol! Anyways I am in the need of a pattern for a bonnet like the one shown! If anyone of you nice ladies knows of anyone or yourself will you leave a comment please! Thanks so much!!!!
Hello All!!!! I hope all has gone well for everybody! I am waiting on my new dig camera still cause my other one stopped working! I would love to get some of my home pics and yard sale finds on here! Not to mention I've done some pretty neat transformations on some furniture! But, good things take time huh!!!! I wanted to share this pic of this penny rug because i want to make one and I really like this one!!!!
Hello to all my blogging friends I wanted to add a quick note to all of you and ask for all of you to keep my brother in law and sister in law in your prayers!!!! They are tring to have a baby and they have been told they CAN'T!!!! Invetro is there next step and that is very costly!!!! Good luck to you two we love you!!!!
Hello to all my darling Prim Friends!!!! I hope everyone had an amazing Memorial Day with there Friends and Families!!!! We had a cookout with friends . Well, lets get to business! I would like anyone interested to join me in my Homemade Prim Swap! If you would like to join leave me a comment under this article of what you would like to swap and I will keep a running list of everybodys items up for grabs! You can then pick what you want from anyone if they agree and want your item also! (you have to both be in agreement!) lol Hope this works! It will be fun! Pictures of your item can be sent to my email and I will then post your pic and your name on my blog! So advertisement for you!!!! THERE IS ONE CATCH TO BE PART OF THIS! LOL YOU MUST ADVERTISE MY BLOG AND THIS EVENT ON THE FRONT OF YOUR BLOG! THAT'S ALL FOLKS! I REALLY HOPE WE ALL HAVE FUN WITH THIS! THE SWAP WILL END JUNE 15TH 2010! I will then post all the info everyone will need to do there swaps with one another! Hugs Casey
Good day to all of you! Welcome back to olde spoon river homestead's blogspot! I have here a memorial background pic you can choose to use on your computers wall paper for tomorrow. I am using it as my wall paper!
Next, I have a craft for the kids! This is a rock and you can buy some paints and let the little ones make flag rocks for Memorial Day!
Last, I have a kid-friendly recipe for Strawberries! Cute for Memorial Day and easy for the kids to help with! Ingredients needed are as follows 1. Fresh Strawberries 2. Cream cheese 3. Sugar 4.Red and Blue candy sprinkles
Directions are as follows
Take cream cheeses and sugar and mix with a blender or by hand until soft and dipable! Can add a bit of milk! Dip and Sprinkle! Its pretty simple! Like chocolate dipped strawberries only with cream cheese!!!!
Today my kids and I wanted to do something a little different so we created this little Pixie door! It is in my kids garden and they can have pixies!!!! The kids are so excited!!!! I thought it added a little whimsy to all this primitive decorations of mine!!!!
Hello! Wow! Today is my husbands 30th birthday! I feel just totally exhausted by all the work I've done to get ready! I made him a Man Cave For him to escape from all the women in this family!!!! I also just finished this dress! I got the pattern from my favorite Prim Mart Ladies! Thanks Ladies!
Welcome back to OLDE SPOON RIVER HOMESTEAD and a big hello to all my followers! Its a GOOD morning today! I must of woke up on the RIGHT side of my bed today! ha-ha-ha-ha! I'm going to give a brief tutorial of How to make your canning Jars that sought after dark color! SO PRIMTASTIC!!!!
INGREDIENTS NEEDED ARE AS FOLLOWS
1. Jars of any size or texture
2. Elmer's glue if you don't have any Modge Podge! Modge Podge can be found at any craft store and Wal-mart carries it also!
4.Spices including Cinnamon, all spice, cloves, anything dark and smelly good!
5. Paint brush or sponge
6.pan or long box with sides
7.Foil to cover pan
DIRECTIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS
1. Take your Elmer's glue or modge podge and use your paint brush to apply a thin layer of glue to your jar! I have found that you do not want this to be globbed on because it causes it to run and look a mess!
2. Pour spices into your pan old box whatever you can find to roll spices onto your glue covered jar! Remember to cover your pan with foil because you don't want any glue on the pan or dish you cook with!
3. Take your glue coverd jar and start rolling it into your spices! Just until you get a ok coverage!
4. Let that set for 1 hour and repete the process in step 1 again! Then step 3 again and again let dry for 1 hour!
5. NOTE some will flake off thats okay just keep gradually appling the glue and spices slowly until you have reached your desired darkness or look!
6. You can then add homespun or tie cheesecloth around it and tie it with jute!!!!
I hope this tutorial helped with any questions!
Many prim hugs Casey!!!!
Hello to all of you!On this much of a nicer day like today! I have just completed my outside project today! I mulched and I mowed and all that really fun stuff! lol Here is a really cute garden bucket idea! Ideas for that so Prim Garden!!!!
Hello to all my Primitive Blogging Friends! My name is Casey and I am a SAHM of five creative, happy children!The wife to a wonderful craftsman that never cesses to amaze me!!!! I love all Primitive things! Seems with me that the older and rusted and banged up the more I love it! I like to collect lanterns, crocks, bonnetts, wooden bowls, wooden plates and all primitive colonial stuff!!!! I think friends are very important in ones life!