This is the day tha tthe Lord has made, we shall rejoice and be glad in it.

Salmon Falls Prims

Monday, February 27, 2012

Spring is on it’s way…..



I think I have spring fever. I am not very chatty today, kinda in a zone. I get that way when I am creating. Do you?? This bed looks so comfy, I could crawl in right now.


Spring is on it’s way. This is in my backyard. Blooms! Its is always exciting to see a little glimpse of spring.


It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! - Mark Twain


I have been creating a few new items for etsy and for the grandchildren. Go on over to my etsy and see what's new.(Just click on the pic below) Here is a sneak peak.




Wouldn’t this chair look great sitting next to a fireplace??!!



And maybe a bunny or two sitting in it??!!





Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate all of your comments . Be sure to stop back again and say hi, and let me know you were here.

Blessings ~Sara

Monday, February 20, 2012

So thankful, and playing catch up…



That nasty flu bug hit me last week, and I am still trying to catch up. I woke up Valentines day with that nasty stomach flu. I was out of it for quite a few days. I don’t usually get sick, but when I do  it is awful!! I did have wonderful caregivers while I was sick My daughters and grandchildren stopped by on Valentines to drop off some goodies for me and for Papa. Papa was home so he spent the day taking car of me. I received flowers, gifts, and cards. Boy am I spoiled.




I also received a few boxes in the mail. One box contained New cell phones, mine had stopped working and I was out of touch with everyone. So this past week  have had to try to figure out the new phone. It seems that once you figure out a phone you need a new one. Sorry if I have called anyone unintentionally this week. lol (hubby made an 11 minute call across country- oh well). Another box was something that I had ordered for spring.


This adorable beeswax bunny, riding a chicken is so adorable. It is created by Willow B Primitives. She is on facebook and you can Click on the pic to bring you to her etsy shop. She also included a cute little surprise. A heart cupboard hang was also included in the box. They both smell so good, it sure perked up my day!! Thank you so much!!


Both of these items fit right in with my décor.



Not sure where it will stay.

I also ordered these wonderful personalized tumblers from one of my friends. My son-in-laws birthday was this past week and he is a big fan of the San Francisco Giants- and “Fear the Beard” Brain Wilson. Diane from Perfectly Yours created these awesome drink cups for him. Thank you Diane. You can find Diane on facebook at Perfectlyours Personalized Gifs. Click on pic to find her. I know that Joshua really liked his.


So much going on, so many things to catch up on.

More orders for the American Girls Doll furniture. I love choosing fabric, but it takes me so long. So many choices. I really haven’t had any lessons for sewing, except in Junior High…..years…..ago!! I am considering taking a quilt course. Sounds like fun, more to learn. Here are some of the color choices. So fun.



Thank you for all of your kind words and care for me while I was under the weather. The blogging world is so full of amazing people!!  Well off to create and catch up. Blessings for a great week!! ~Sara

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentines Day, planters, and a few questions


Just stopping by to wish you all a Happy Valentines Day!! And share with you a few pics of some of our creations. These planters are simply adorable, don’t you think??!! This one with the miniature roses is so sweet for Valentines, isn’t it?roses



Perfect  for  Easter with a lily in it, or several of them for church. This was last year. I have the privilege of decorating the church we attend and this is last Easter. I had hubby whip up a few of these to hold all of the Easter Lilies that were donated in loving memory of some of the parishioners.


This one below is a design that we have done for years now and has been one of our best sellers.  It is so functional and handy. I have had this by my door through the years and always change it up for the season. Here it is with pansies, in the summer it has geraniums, in the fall mums and in the winter greens and white lights.  I also have had one in my dining room in front of the large window filled with bulbs. Picture it with tulips, daffodils, and hyacinth for spring. It also be stained or painted other colors. These are a new addition to my etsy this week. You will find a link to my etsy for these and many other creations on my side bar.







So questions???

What is every one doing for Valentines Day?? Do you celebrate? Or …is it just another day?? Do you have a quiet dinner at home, or do you go out? Do you have a special meal that you make or a special place that you go? I know through the years it wasn’t very easy to get a babysitter on valentines especially for four children, so we usually stayed home. Now we usually watch the grandchildren on special occasions so our children can go out. We had our littlest granddaughter tonight and had lots of fun.


This is a pic of her with Papa, asking if she could please have a piece of lemon cake. That is what it is all about. Family love.



I will leave you with this, I am sure that you have all heard it before, but if you are anything like me…..I constantly need a gentle reminder.


1 Corinthians 13

1 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.


Blessings ~Sara

Friday, February 10, 2012

A few changes, hearts, and new creations…


Some changes around the homestead, mostly pics, I am just not in the talkative mode. Time to bring out the hearts and add a little red.





Simply love this candle shade and the Village Candle scent of  Secret Spice~ smells like clove. It smells awesome in here!!




This shows how we have divided up the living –dining area of our home with a “fake wall” that we added to the back of  the hutch. The pic below is of the back side.







This is one of our new creations~ a lap/ writing desk that will hold a laptop computer.This is available on my etsy if anyone is interested. Along with  a few other new items shown below.




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Lincoln’s Birthday is February 12th. Anytime I can add a little patriotic décor to my home I will!! Below is my favorite little mouse with the constitution.

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These are a few other items listed on my etsy this week- a table riser in red over black and a recipe card holder.


Have a blessed  weekend and a wonderful

Valentines Day!



Blessings ~Sara

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Thank you for visiting.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Welcome to my New England home…..(lots of pics)

Come on in take a walk down memory lane with me. As I was going through boxes of pictures, looking for pics of our New England home,  I was disappointed with what I found at first. After going through boxes and boxes, I realized why I wasn’t finding what I was looking for. I have memories of things, but they weren't captured on film. Life is like that, you have to take it all in so you remember it well, because  in life there are no re-do’s! So I realized as I was going through memory lane in pictures, of why. You see as you go through life there are  things and times when you take pics. When you want to remember a special event. And that is mostly what I have.  Lots and lots of special memory pics. Life has been busy and fulfilling!  When I look back and wonder why I didn’t capture the  renovations of our home or the first garden the children helped us with or the new light fixture that I just had to have, I realize……life was happening. There were  mouths to feed, diapers to change, laundry to do, Church, Sunday School, homework, soccer practice, grocery shopping, cheering competitions, football games under the lights,  chorus concertsbasketball games, special homework projects (up til midnight), sleepovers, birthday parties, family Christmas celebrations, pool parties, well you know ….life. Then there were ailing parents, with special dietary needs, dr appointments,  hospitalizations, surgeries, insulin needles to fill, pills to lay out, heart wrenching medical decisions to be made,…oh you know. Then there was work, hubby usually worked two jobs, and I had two or three as well to keep things running smoothly, as well as volunteering at church and hosting the annual church picnic, sharing our home with those in need at holiday times. Ya, that was our life. As you get older you realize that it went so fast. (I didn’t think that so much in the midst of all the exhausting days). Well here are some pics we did happen to safe, not the best in quality but it is what it is.



Come on in and let me share with you our home back in New England….



A very green and beautiful landscape, next to a corn field.


Summers were beautiful!!! We had a vegetable garden, and many, many flower beds.







ooohhhh my favorite…..Echinacea




Snow!!  And usually lots of it.

~ The black box on the right is a wood box and it was always full of wood, just waiting to keep us nice and cozy in our comfy home.SCAN0327

Inside ~the family room, and that is what it was, a place for family to gather. There was always something going on with four children and friends and family… was happening.SCAN0324









This room had a very high cathedral ceiling with plenty of room for a large Christmas Tree.




We had built “z doors” like this one with the hand hewn iron strap hinges, for most all of the doors in our home.


Come into the kitchen~ the place where most of the action would take place. All of the meals were prepared, lunches made, homework sitting at the bar……


The painting on the side of the island we made was hand painted by me .









Here are some pictures of the dining room through the years. But below is a picture of what it usually looked like. It was usually full of happy laughing people celebrating life.













Lots of room in this old house to spread out. There were five bedrooms, kitchen, dining, den, family room, screen porch. A long hallway with a craft room and a little shop, and many storage closets, all with “z doors”.The hallway was lined with rough wood on one side and bead board on the other. Wide pine boards on the floor here and in the family room……oh I miss them so.!!


There was also a pool, a large deck for entertaining and a place to enjoy a warm fire on a cool evening.











This is a picture of one of the many pieces of furniture that we left behind when we moved across country. This dry sink was a favorite of mine, and it may be replaced soon.


well here is a pic of how I felt at the end of the day…..


~a picture is worth a thousand words~


~and below is the reason that we moved across country to California~

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Well I don’t want you to get to exhausted with me, so  I will save more for another day. Thank you all for visiting and please make sure to stop in again. Wishing you Blessings for a wonderful weekend!! Oh ya         ~ Go Pats!!!



I guess you know what we will be doing tomorrow.


I have been working on a few more items in the workshop and will share them with you soon. Here are a couple pics to tease you with. GEDC0134


I will be back soon to share some more hearts with you. ~Sara