~Tomato Creek Prims~
A simple life...Stush and I, the kids and the grands♥

Monday, April 26, 2010

~APP Magazine and New Necklace~

If you haven’t heard by now A Primitive Place is publishing a PRIM magazine and the premiere issue is due out in August…I can’t wait to get my hands on it. lol So click HERE to get your subscription and find out about a giveaway…you won’t be sorry:) Don’t you just love the cover?

APPcover5JPEGeangleditjpg6Nothing much going on around here, so dreary and rainy here in W. Pa. I even took a hours nap today:)

Saturday at Samantha’s party I received a necklace Michele had ordered for me for my birthday from Lisa Leonard Designs it’s just like the one below except my granddaughter’s names are on it…love it and I think it will look great with a tan this summer:) So check out her website I have her on my sidebar, I’m very pleased with mine:)


I hope everyone is having a great evening where ever you are!


Friday, April 23, 2010

~Friday Already?~~

It’s Friday already, this week flew by didn’t it? So much to do but so little time, Samantha will be done with preschool next month so maybe I’ll find more time to get some things done around here, still have to do the flower bed out back but figure I’ll do it in May when we start planting flowers aroung here:)

Here is the sampler with the painted black frame, it was a little tricky doing the inside but I did it:) It’s now hanging in my bedroom and looks good in there since I tweaked the room.


I also did some tweaking in the entryway, took out the chair and stand with the drawers and put the black bench in and primmed it up:) The crock on the right on the floor Stush bought me for my birthday:)


After I took Sam to school I went to Gw I hadn’t been there since last Friday so it was time.LOL This is a tin pineapple wall decoration that I plan to hang outside by the front door, it’s a bronze color which is okay but the brick on my house is brown so I doubt it will show up very well even if I paint it black which I probably will end up doing:) Cost $1.29 :)


Also found this old bottle for .99 and I’ll be adding a label to it:)






Well tomorrow is Samantha’s fifth birthday and this is what Grammy bought her…


Felicity the Colonial, American Girl Doll. Last year Sam and I were looking at the catalog and she said she liked her because “ Here dress is pretty” won’t she be surprised when she opens it up, I can’t wait to see her face:)


Here are the accessories, mop cap, purse and the necklace plus a brush for her hair!

We also got Alex one for her birthday in March, I got her Rebecca and she took her to bed with her that night:) The dolls are expensive but when you hear that they are that thrilled to take it to bed with them… then they are worth every penny spent:)

Friday’s here so tonight brings going out to dinner with friends, Linda and Mike…Mike sat behind me in math class in highschool and not to long ago he told me he used to copy off of me…I was thrilled because no one has ever told me that before.LOL

Have a wonderful weekend prim friends…where ever you are!


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

~Whatcha Working Wednesday~

Hello Prim Friends,

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the beautiful spring weather we are having. I’m just so happy to see the sun shining every morning when I wake up…life does go on. I want to thank each and everyone of you who took the time out of your day to comment on my last post and to keep me in your prayers, I read them with tears in my eyes…ALL of you made me feel so much better telling me that no, I wasn’t crazy just human:) Again thank you all from the bottom of my heart♥


I’ve been keeping busy tweaking and taking Samantha to preschool then heading on to GW, I didn’t today though because her dad was picking her up so I’m came straight home to get some things done here. I will show you what I found for $4.00, Monday, at first I couldn’t believe that it was hanging there in the fabric section…a cotton ticking throw!!! This pic below shows it on my new, white bedspread (I’ve been tweaking my bedroom) I wanted to show you how white it was before I put it in the washer with some tan Rit Dye!


I thought it would come out alot darker but it took the edge off of the white, I might try dyeing it again just haven’t made up my mind yet…you all know how that can be! So I decided to place it in my stepback cupboard, for now anyway:)

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First I had it this way but then decided I liked it better…


This way!


I also just started as you can see, working on this sampler I bought at the consignment shop, I think it needs two coats of black so I’m off to finish it…I think it may end up in my bedroom:) I’ll show it to you when I’m done with it, peeked by pulling the tape up to see how it looked with the black next to it and I like it sooooo much better than the green :)

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Well, that’s about it around here, oh, I lost another two lbs just by excersing and eating more protein, just taking it slow and easy:)

Have a wonderful Wednesday and stop byLeslie’s My Country Hometo see more great Whatcha Working on Wednesday’s!

Have a great day friends where ever you are:)



Thursday, April 15, 2010

~Don’t Know if I Should Post Today~

I don’t like to post when I’m feeling down, just don’t want to bring others down with me I guess, but I think in a way that’s why I started this blog two years ago so that I could or my kids could go back and see what I had to say…you see back in February friends of ours daughter died at the age of 28, I won’t go into how or why she passed away it doesn’t matter now , a beautiful girl. Her parents were devastated and it took me a while to get over it. Well, last week another friend of ours son drowned in the Alleghenney River while fishing with a friend and the friends dad, they got to close to the dam and the water took both Brian 28 and the friend’s dad, the friend managed to swim, we think he was somehow thrown clear of the turbulent water.  Brian was  married and they would have celebrated  their 2nd anniversary next month, so young and so sad!!!  You see my mom buried my brother and my sister buried her daughter and I’m scared…am I next? Am I crazy? Stush has even asked me what’s wrong!
Well, that’s what has me down ladies and gents and I’m trying to get over the sadness of it all so bear with me, posting today is a step forward, I just haven’t wanted too. I also think my birthday got me down too although I try really, really hard not to let it do that to me:)


As you know I always go to a consignment shop once a month, it’s located across the street where I get my hair done and I always manage to find something to come home with me, I found this large sampler for $14.00, it’s not an old one but while looking at it I thought it would look better if I painted the frame black (of course) and maybe apply some coffee stain to the sampler part. The back of the sampler is cardboard and I hate to take it off because it is framed so nicely but I’d like to darken it up if I can.

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I found this 5x7 picture at GW for $1.99, sorry it’s not a good photo of it, it’s really neat and I already have the frame painted black and distressed.


Also at GW Wednesday, I found this pewter porringer for $5.99…I think GW is getting smart:)

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and here is the bottom of it, a neat find at GW I think":)


I always look in the glass case for the designer purses and I hit the jackpot while there, I found a new Vera Bradley purse for $9.99, made me feel good because I was wanting a new purse for summer and finding a designer one for such a good price was even better:)


That’s about it blog friends, sorry it’s a not so great post but I do hate to be away to long. Thank you to my newest followers and also to my older friends I so appreciate you stopping by for a visit. Have a wonderful evening wherever you are♥


Monday, April 5, 2010

~I Won a Giveaway and My Oldest Son~

Hello there…I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend, it was just beautiful weather here and spent alot of time outside. Sydney and Samantha had such a good time hunting for eggs in the front yard and then they were awarded with a plastic baseball and bat:) So we did alot of pitching and chasing balls, Buster had to be tied up because he would chase the balls and wouldn’t give them back…only to Stush and me. It was also, disappointing and for me heartbreaking, because Alex was sick, some kind of virus and she didn’t even make it to church or Nick said she didn’t even care what the Easter bunny had left. Hopefully next year is different!


Now for the giveaway I won Cynthia at Cynthia Lee Designs. Look at this sweet towel she made me…I just love it, Cindy you are so talented!!! I hung it here in my keepingroom for now:)100_2659

Here is a close up that I took just so you could see it better♥


I also won this Judy Condon book “A Simpler Time” and I love it…I have two now the other one I have is “Of Heart and Home” I so enjoyed sitting down that night and looking at the beautiful pictures I love that blue cupboard♥ on the cover, thanks so much Cindy I love it also. The prim magnet she sent me too is on my frig:)



I also can’t let today go by without wishing my oldest son Happy Birthday, here he is at about 17 or 18? LOL Yesterday was his birthday yes, 38 years old, I tried to hold off till my birthday on the 7th but Nick didn’t want to wait I guess he wanted his own birthday date. A wonderful son, husband and father… teaches math and is head coach of the football team at his school, I don’t think they make them any better than him:) Love you!



I did manage to make these homespun eggs before leaving for work on Friday, the first one in the front of the photo (black & beige) was the only one that turned out to my liking and I think it was because of the texture of the fabric. I bought the large plastic eggs at the Dollar Tree and just cut strips of fabric, wrapped them around the eggs and covered them with mod podge and let them dry. Next year I’ll do the smaller ones.



Here are the Easter baskets for the “girls” that Easter bunny left:) I remember doing up four of them on Easter eve and hiding eggs and I’m still doing that…thanks God for grandchildren, they sure keep you young!


Well, ladies and gents I’ve got to work today at 2 so I sure hope you are enjoying this great spring weather we are having, I can’t wait to buy and plant some flowers how about you? I haven’t been to a yard sale yet but I think by the middle of this month they will be in abundance around here.

Have a wonderful day where ever you are♥


Friday, April 2, 2010

~Yep, That’s Me….

after the doc told me that the test couldn’t have been more normal, thank God, I do have to go back in 5 years because of mom having it but that’s okay. The procedure was a breeze but drinking that “stuff” is horrible, I sure hope in 5 years they come up with something different.LOL

How do you like this, I took this with a setting on my camera. LOL


Well I better get to work, just wanted to let you know everything was okay with me.

Have a great Good Friday today and if I don’t get back on here before Easter ( I work tomorrow too!) Have a blessed one wherever you are:)