Saturday, July 17, 2010

What I've been doing the past month

Goodness I've been gone for awhile haven't I?  I received this from a friend for my birthday.  She took her son to Wyoming for college and did a little shopping.  She said the store was filled with this kind of stuff.  Laughingly, I said "Yes!  It's a prim store!".  She was amazed because we don't have prim stores anywhere in this danged state!  Do you girls realize how fortunate you are?!

I got this 4' x 6' flag at a garage sale for 50 cents!!  I snatched it up in a hurry.  The first thing Rich says is "You're not gonna tea dye that, are you?".  Haha!  Why yes I am!  I showed him the stains on it and he was okay with it.  I think it will look great draped over my old school desk or a chair.  Good deals... batting for 50 cents, beautiful white and blue bowl for $1.

Speaking of tea dying... got these cute little towels at Dollar Tree that took a dunk.

I added cinnamon to the pot and I'm not sure I like it on the towels.  It looks like they are moldy.  Ha!  The white towels look great but for some reason the red, white, and blues one didn't turn out so great.  I'm guessing it's the fabric?

I gained over 40 new followers when I had my giveaway.  The past few weeks I've been going through and adding them to my blogroll, following them.  Doing that has put me far behind on my blog reading and posting.  But I'm not complaining!  It's been lots of fun making new prim friends, I am really enjoying it!  Besides that, this is what's been keeping me busy too...

I've been pulling rocks out of this bed by hand and taking bucket fulls to a friend's home down the street.  We are pulling up the smaller bushes in front of the boxwood and transplanting them to the back yard.  I don't know if you can tell in this picture, but I had quite aways to go still.  I am now down to about a 2 foot square left!!

This fall the house will get painted and hopefully next year will be a new roof. Then the following year or two we are going to pull out all the boxwood, tear out the concrete steps and build a whole new front area.  There is always something that I want to do.  Hehe!  It's lots of work but the rewards in the end are worth it.  I will say though... this seems to help cool things down a bit after working up quite a sweat.

Thanks for visiting me and checking on me.  I have the most wonderful prim friends there is!  You all have a delightful weekend~


Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

I found your other blog and saw
that you had been on vacation,
too! Been missing ya!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Cora said...

I would have grabbed up that flag too and tea dyed will be prefect! Love it and the bowl and I can always use some batting! Great finds and the beds are looking good. We have been pressure washing our huge 3 level deck on the Jackie is on the cement driveway........never ending! Have a great weekend!

michelle said...

hey angie!your house looks amazing.luv them towels from dollar tree,we dont get any cute towels at our dollar stores(dollar general and family dollar)got my hand bit up pretty bad from neighbors dogs yesterday breaking up a fight,lesson learned dont try to break up two fighting dogs with my hands.hubby heard me screaming and rescued me thank god lol.but i just wanted to pop on and seen u posted and wanted to say hi sweetie.pool looks great.have a great weekend.blessings michelle

Brenda said...

You are busy busy aren't you?? LOL!! Your house looks awesome and love that pool! Been to Gordmans lately?? HA!!!


Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Hey girlfriend! Stop by and sign up for my giveaway. Tomorrow is the last day.
Yardwork is such drudgery but so worth it in the end. I love your pool. In fact, I am green with envy!

Anonymous said...

Hey Ang! Love Love Love your home! Looks like a dream~ I cant even believe you got me a flag! giggle~ jk! what a great deal!!! If you arent happy with those towels just rinse them out in the sink under cold water and re stain without the cinnamon, they will be great! Oh and I havent posted on my blog in a while, been on FB too much! LOL
smooches Brandi

dee begg said...

Oh your pool looks so inviting. I could just jump right in. It's been so darn hot here for so long...can't wait til fall and cooler weather.

Cool finds on the flag and the towels. I think the flag would look cool draped over a chair back and the more coffee stained the better.

I love when outside projects finally come full circle. It takes awhile but you are so right in the end so much worth the effort. Good luck with your future projects.


Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Glad you had a good time off...but good to see you again.
Lots of gals aren't posting much anymore...could be summer could be something else...but we love it when we see all your wonderful blogs pop up!

Oh to have that pool to dip in on a sweltering day like we have had MANY OF...


Grammee Linda said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck with all your projects!

the primitive country bug said...

You got some great new goodies! I hope you'll post a picture of them all placed. It sounds like you've been busy, busy! It all looks wonderful and boy would I like to jump in that pool right about now.
Take care.
Blessings~ Birgit

Gettysburg Homestead said...

I can see a huge star in between your front door and window!!! What an awesome home.

Love the new tea stained flag and towels.