Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Even more goodies... projects I've been working on


Don't you just love receiving goodies in the mail?  I had another fun week of that happening!  I almost feel guilty for winning so many delightful giveaways!  Notice I said almost... Hehe!  Yes girls, for some reason I've been fortunate to win so much, sorry to take it away from you!  I've decided it's time for me to repay the honor and work on a giveaway.  I sure love to receive, but even more... I love to give.  I'll have to see what I can come up with.

First, I won Karen's (New Beginnings) wonderful soap giveaway!  Look at all the great goodies that she sent!

I love it all, but I really love the homemade soap!  I have a cast iron soap holder that stays in my main bath.  I change out the soaps for the different seasons.  Look how perfect these soaps fit and they look so neat!

I put the oatmeal (I think?) soap out to use and I love the way it smells and feels!  My men are afraid to use it.  I told them it is all natural, all homemade goodness.  It is wonderful!  The tea lights are apple and smell so delicious!  Makes me want to bake a pie!  I put the blue soap and the shell soaps in one of the upstairs bathroom that is blue with a beach theme.  How about that?  It's like Karen knew exactly what would work in my home!  I didn't get a picture because my little guy was so excited about the soap that he took the raffia off and used it!  Oh well, he did tell me that the soaps were so beautiful!  How could I get onto him after that?  What a fun giveaway!  Thanks so much Karen!!  I love it all and it works perfect!

Then I received a wonderfully prim sign that I bought from Jody (Star Spangled Pretties).  She had it wrapped so neat that I didn't want to tear in to it!  How cute is this...

I love the sign!  It's gonna have to be put up till this fall though, when I will work on my living room.  Isn't it so neat?

This is what I've been working on lately and why I haven't been creating or crafting.  My daughter's softball helmet used to be pink.  I didn't get a before picture, but it was pink all over.  She has outgrown the pink, but not the helmet (thank goodness!).  So I decided to paint it lime green and black... the colors of their uniform.  It took a week because it has 2 layers of black paint, 4 layers of lime green paint and 6 layers of sealer on it... lots of in-between drying time!  In the end I think it turned out great from afar, just don't look too close.  Haha!  She was happy with it so that's all that matters!

Still working on my woodwork in my home.  This home is beautiful with all the oak moldings and trim.  The builder did a wonderful job on it!  When we bought the home 4.5 years ago, the homeowner said she cleaned the wood twice a year.  Well, here it's been this long and I'm just now doing it for the first time!  Hehe, I feel like such a slacker!  I didn't realize how dinged up the wood was until I got close to it.  I'm going to show you another amazing picture!  This Victorian House Finish Rejuvenator is incredible stuff!
Before...

This is the door from our house to our garage.  It gets so much abuse, numerous times daily.  Honestly, you can't tell that it's this bad unless you get down on the floor.  I'm almost embarrassed to show you the pic!  Haha!
After...
As you can see, only the door frame is done.  I had to take this picture to show you how amazing this stuff is!!

Because I've been working so hard on spring cleaning and my woodwork project, all else has been put aside.  I'm making progress, but too slow for me!  I want to get outside and plant some sweet potato vines and flowers that I bought last week.  Since I can't get outside yet, I thought I would leave you with a picture of some of my beautiful flowers.

The azaleas are so pretty!  They bloom out so beautifully, I just love it!

Oh my!  That green in the hosta is a gorgeous shade!

Thank you for visiting me.  I wish for you a wonderfully blessed week, my prim friends~

15 comments:

Cora said...

Oh the days of painted softball helmets......memories of Holly playing for 9 years!! Hers had whimiscal daisy flowers and bugs painted by yours truly! We still have it...awwwww.... Thanks for the walk down memory lane. Enjoy your pretty new things. Your flowers are beautiful!!!
Have a great week my friend...and thanks also for praying for Holly and Richard as they are experiencing fertility problems
:(.....Prayers are needed. Thanks again.

Country Prims said...

I know how you feel re not getting things done fast enough...not enough hours in the day, is there?

Love all your new bits-those soaps look amazing, I can only imagine the smell:))

I really love that sign-you are very disciplined, waiting til fall to put it up:)

Have a great day and hope you get some nice weather to enjoy your lovely garden,
Blessings, Shazy x

Christine said...

Well where do I begin? You've shown us so many lovely things and I love them all.

You deserve a pat on the back, too for doing such a great paint job on the helmet!!

The sign is truly gorgeous! I'm thinking it would match my gameboard.... Hmmm - might just have to order one if you don't mind my copying you!

Have a great day!
Christine

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Love your sign! I don't think I could stand to wait till fall to use it! I'm so impatient!

Karen did great with her soaps! They look wonderful. She and I are cousins and grew up together. Now she lives about 7 hours away from me so I don't get to see her very often. We talk via Facebook or e-mail often though, so at least we are still able to keep in touch with one another. I'm definitely gonna be hitting her up for some of that wonderful soap! LOL!

Love, love, love your hosta and those beautiful flowers! And what a fantastic job you did on your daughter's helmet ~ it looks awesome!
Hugs,
Donna

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Angie...first I want to say I thought that was a NEW bike helmet! I'ts adorable...Lime Green is one of my favorite colors.
I guess this has been your lucky week getting all those goodies in the mail.
Hugs, Karen

cynthialeedesigns said...

What great goodies you got in the mail!!
Wow...what a great job you did on the helmet, it looks brand new!!
~Cindy~

Prim Pals said...

Wow... it must be your lucky week. I love soap and candles. I really like your cast-iron soap dish.

The helmet turned out great!

Enjoyed chatting with you Wednesday! *hugs*

Debbie K.

Americana Lady @Americana By Candlelight said...

Angie I love your Betsy Ross sign! You have been a very lucky girl lately with all your winnings! Joan

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Your daughter's helmet is great! You did a wonderful job on it.

Your soaps that you won look great in your bathroom. It's so fun to win those giveaways! I really need to start thinking of one too!!

Your flowers are just beautiful! I think I need to spend less time on the mower and more time on my flower growing skills....I really don't have a green thumb.

Have a great day!!
Kim

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I finally found you Angie...whenever I clicked on your name it wouldn't show the name of your blog, that's why I have never been her:) Now I'll be here so much you will be tired of me.LOL

I too thought the helment was brand new, you did a great job on it and your right as long as she likes it that's all that matters!!!

You sure have been lucky lately love the soaps and your flowers are just beautiful. Thanks for visiting my blog and I've always enjoyed reading your comments♥

Rondell

cynthialeedesigns said...

Hi Angie,
I was just wondering if you got the last email that I sent you on Friday about the towels. If not...just let me know and I'll resign it to you. I wasn't sure if it went through ok or not.
Hope you are having a great week.
~Cindy~

Hillcresthome Prims said...

I love the betty Ross sign and the soap giveaway you also got!!

You sure do have great luck, the helmet looks brand new!!
I loved reading your blog and also thank you for your sweet kind comments you leave on my blog as well.

Big Hugs, and have a Happy Mother's Day!
Tricia

Tins and Treasures said...

You have certainly been busy there! I love how the my woodwork looks too after it's polished...
Keep up the good work!

Have a Happy Mother's Day Weekend. ~Natalie

Tins and Treasures said...

You have certainly been busy there! I love how the my woodwork looks too after it's polished...
Keep up the good work!

Have a Happy Mother's Day Weekend. ~Natalie

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

She wrapped the sign so pretty--that's half the fun, isn't it? I am loving the sign. And nothing better than your own flowers to perk up your day! ★ Linda ★