Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Blessings Bunny and Carrots

Happy Wednesday ! Hope everyone is having a good week ! I'm looking forward to Friday morning when we pick up my sister Kim , my niece Sammi, and my nephew Patriot at the airport. They will be here until Sunday night for a visit. We will be going to the Pizza Machine on Friday for lunch. Then just shopping around to our favorite stores on Saturday and Sunday including Weathered and Worn, Wildhorse Antiques, Brass Armadillo, and the Old Market. We'll have to have lunch at Spaghetti Works on Saturday while we are at The Old market. It should be a fun weekend ! I also just listed this bunny and carrots for sale on Liberty Hill Prims. I made one for me too and he's sitting on my coffee table with a basket of eggs and a bundle of carrots.
Just had to add a little more Spring to my house ! Hope you all have a great night !

Friday, February 20, 2009

A Lucky Goodwill Day

I decided to stop by Goodwill today on my way to the Post Office. There was a tray I had seen there a few weeks ago that I was hoping was still there, but it was gone. I did find a few other things that I am very excited about ! I only spent $10 and look what I got ! All of these are perfect for my kitchen. I am not a blue girl at all, so I painted the cupboard Olde Ivory, dry brushed black over that and then briwax over that. I painted the hardware black and I knocked the little divider on the top cubby out to open that space up. I sewed up a little pillow and a seed bag for the cupboard and put my little wooly sheep in the top cubby. The rolling pin went right into my crock with the other rolling pins and mashers . I also painted the bowl Olde Ivory with briwax. I hung the bowl over the gameboard that Kindra made. I usually don't find much at Goodwill, but I'm so glad I stopped to look today. You just never know when you'll find a treasure ! Have a great weekend !

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dinner, Magazines, and Paint

Look what came today! Two of my favorite magazines ~ Early American Life and Country Sampler. How fun to see them both in my mailbox waiting for me!I haven't had time to sit down and look through them very well yet. I will do that tonight. I made a yummy dinner from The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook tonight. It was so delicious and good for you, so I thought I'd share the recipes. The first recipe is for the sandwiches, the second is the meatballs for the sandwiches, and the third recipe is for the sauce.
Meat Lovers Must-Have family Sized Meatball Parmesan Sub
1(8 oz.) whole wheat or multi grain baguette (I used individual wheat sub rolls)
New favorite Meatballs ( recipe below )
1 1/2 cups Main Event Marinara Sauce ( recipe below )
1 1/2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400 F
Cut a piece of foil a couple inches longer than the baguette. Turn the baguette on it's side and cut the entire length, not cutting all the way through, as you would cut a roll to make a sandwich. Wrap the baguette in foil so it is completely covered.Place the baguette in the oven to warm, about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile in a medium nonstick saucepan over low heat or in a large microwave safe bowl or dish in the microwave, reheat the meatballs in the sauce until hot.
Unwrap the baguette.Spoon the warm meatballs and sauce into the baguette. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cut crosswise into four equal sandwiches.

New Favorite Meatballs
Olive oil spray or Olive Oil
2 egg whites
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 cup skim milk
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1/2 teaspoon dries oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 pound lean ground beef
Preheat the oven to 400F.Lightly coat a large nonstick baking sheet with the olive oil spray. In a medium bowl, using a fork, mix together the egg whites,oats, and milk until well combined.
Make 32 meatballs, each about 1 1/4 " diameter.Roll the balls with your hands and arrange, not touching on the prepared baking sheet. bake for 7 - 10 minutes or until no longer pink inside.

Main Event Marinara Sauce
Olive oil spray
1 cup minced yellow or white onion
2 tablespoons freshly minced garlic
1(28 oz.) can of crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons no-salt-added tomato paste
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried basil
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
salt, to taste(optional)
Spray a medium nonstick saucepan with the olive oil spray and place over medium heat.Add the onion and garlic and cook until just becoming tender(they should not brown ), 4 to 6 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and with wooden spoon stir in the tomatoes, water, tomato paste,honey, oregano, basil, and pepper flakes until well combined. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for at least one hour. Season with salt if needed.
This Biggest Loser Cookbook is great ! There are so many good, easy recipes. I got it at Border's but it is also on Amazon and I saw it at Target too..

I also have a couple things that I have repainted to show you. Here is a gathering I put together. I painted the box, candlestick, and scoop Olde Ivory and the used Bri wax to darken them up a little. I added some Sweet Annie, Cinnamon vanilla soap bars, coffee stained cheese cloth, and a little bowl I painted brown.

This candle ledge used to be black and I painted it Old Ivory and then used Bri wax on it also. I like it so much better. Now the black tin candle holder stands out more. I found this at Goodwill last summer for .99 ~ great deal !

That's all for tonight. I think I will go make some coffee and look at my new magazine's. Have a great night !

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


This is Henry the prim bunny. I just finished this today and I love it ! I'd like to keep him for myself, but I listed him on my blog store today. Henry is tucked in a prim bag with two grungy carrots and some Sweet Annie. He has some cheesecloth around his neck with a rusty bell, and a tag with his name stitched on it. I'm enjoying him hanging on my pie safe in the living room right now. :-) It's windy and cold here today. I'm going to get some laundry and cleaning done this afternoon. Have a great Wednesday !

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Look What I Got !

Look what I got in the mail today !The gameboard I ordered from Kindra at Three Guys, a Girl, and a Prim Place. I am so happy with it ~ I just love it even more than I loved it in the picture !It is hanging in my kitchen and it looks just perfect in there. The colors are so warm and cozy ! Thanks so much Kindra ~ you do such a wonderful job on the things you make!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Spring Fever Giveaway Winner !

Thank you all for entering my giveaway ! I numbered each entry (many had 2 numbers) and I had Gabriel pick a number 1 through 179. And the winner is Donna from Never So Simple! Here is her entry ~Wow 200 posts congratulations. What a wonderful give away I'd be happy to win just one of those items. I am a follower and would love to be included in your give away.

Donna,you can email me your address to and I'll get your goodies mailed out tomorrow. Have a great day !

Sunday, February 15, 2009

My New Blog Store

I have listed a few items for sale in my new blog store Liberty Hill Primitives I hope you'll come on over to visit and maybe even become a follower. I'd love it if you'd add me to your bloglists too ! :-) I plan to add more new items in the next few days. Let me know what you think ! Also today is the last day to enter my giveaway. If you haven't entered and would like to, you can click on the Spring Fever Giveaway picture on the left side of the page to enter. I will announce the winner sometime tomorrow morning. Have a great night !

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Live For Today

I made this pillow last night with some of the new fabric I posted a couple days ago. I like this saying and I'm really happy with how it turned out. I also painted this chair a few days ago. It used to be red. I've decided to try selling my items on a blog instead of on Etsy starting next week. I am working on some bunnies and stitcheries for it. I'll post the link when I get some things posted for sale. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Valentine's Day and a great weekend !

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine Pasta

This picture sure does make this meal look very greasy, but it didn't that seem greasy when we ate it! My mom sent us this heart pasta that she found at World Market. I just added, butter,pepper, fresh parmesan cheese and some crumbled bacon. Then I shaped the Pillsbury breadsticks into hearts and that was our fun Valentine meal last night. It was yummy !
Today I am going to make chocolate chip muffins in the heart pan that I won at Carrie's blog Unmatched Socks. We are supposed to get lot's of snow today, so warm muffins and a cup of coffee sound good to me ! Enjoy your Friday !

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stenciled Entry

A couple of days ago I painted a new stencil in my entryway. I really like this one and it was easy with no overlays :-) The pineapple stencil I did took much longer and was much more of a pain than this one. I used Old Century Barn Red paint and a mixture of my acrylic paints for the tannish color. So I'm done stenciling in this house now. I also posted a picture of some fat quarters I got yesterday. I love these fabrics ! I will use them for backgrounds for my stitcheries, pillows , bags, or whatever I come up with .I'm going to try to add a couple things to my Etsy store in the next couple weeks. I just haven't been in the mood to make anything for it since Christmas. Oh and I forgot to tell you that Abe is hanging in my dining room all by himself. George will be here to keep him company soon. :-) That's all for today ! Have a great Thursday !

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Country Sampler Home Tours

I am so excited to get this special issue of Country Sampler ! There are going to be 10 new home tours this year and a cottage garden featured. I always look forward to the Home Tours issue, but this years will be great ! I preordered mine yesterday here and I got an email today saying it already shipped. If that is so then I can't wait for it to get here! I thought it was going to ship in March, so the email could have been a mistake , but I hope not ! I'll let you know if I get it in the next few days. I encourage you to order this special issue online or on page 99 of the March issue of Country Sampler as it will have a very limited sale time on the newsstands. I'm really in the mood to see that cottage garden right now ~ this beautiful weather has made me so ready for Spring~ I can't wait ! Speaking of Spring, if you haven't entered my Spring Fever Giveaway you can just scroll down to the post below this or click on the Spring Fever Giveaway picture on the left side of my blog. Hope you all have a wonderful night !

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Spring Fever Giveaway

It's a Spring Fever Giveaway in honor of my 200th post ! I've been working on these items for the past couple weeks and I'm excited that it's time to give them away ! Here is what you will get if you win~ a Garden Thyme sign, a Sow Seeds of Kindness stitchery, a willow tree bag, a candle mat, a spring bunny carrying fresh greens on his back ( well they look like fresh greens anyway ), an oatmeal cookie votive and candle pan ,and some delicious Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Gourmet cookies. Please don't post this on your blogs as I'd like this to be for people that arrive at my blog on their own. You don't have to have a blog to enter, but be sure to leave an email address for me to contact you if you win.To enter once just leave me a comment and for a second entry become one of my followers. If you become a follower or already are one please leave a comment and let me know, so I can put your name in twice. I will draw a winner on Monday Feb. 16 Good luck !

Face In Hole

I've been having so much fun doing these this morning. This is the most fun website
Face In Hole I made these as a surprise for my kids. I printed them out the size of a regular sheet of paper, so they are pretty big and I'm going to hang them around the house tomorrow morning before they get up. They'll love it ! That will be the fun Valentine surprise of the day. Simple, but fun. So here they are ~

Here is Paige~

Avril Lavigne
Vanessa Hudgens
Ashley Tisdale

Shania Twain
Here's Gabriel~

Russell Crow 3:10 to Yuma

Simon Cowell

Conan O'Brien Marilyn Manson
Lord of the Rings
Kid Rock
The Joker

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