Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sooooo Happy For Soy!

I love making soy candles.... the house smells so great when I'm hard at it....it lingers for a few days!!!  The part I really procrastinate is... putting the labels on...the ties and if I forgot to label them as they are curing....trying to figure out what scent I had going on there!  That would be the case today.  They say you are supposed to smell a bowl of coffee beans in between smelling each fragrance!  Didn't help me today!  I have two candles...I cannot for the life of me.... figure out what the scent is!  Crazy!!  I actually took the time today and labeled 25 candles. Done!  Remember that you can always buy these at Bixby's Cafe...here in Grand Rapids!  Scents I worked on today:  Spiced Apples,  Mistletoe, Vanilla Butter Cream, Pine Boughs, Pumpkin Spice,  Lilac (only for those that wish spring/summer were here- year round!), Birch & Berries, Fireside, Eucalyptus, Harvest Thyme and Apple Strudel!  Okay... I'm going now... I'm hungry!

The End of an Era

I was playing on Ebay tonight and decided to jump over to BooKoo.  I'm a 'good deal' junkie!  I stumbled over an ad for someone selling her primitive doll collection.  It literally made me heartsick!!  This is my dear friend's primitive doll inventory.  These little beauties were in my shop, a couple years ago and it was fun to see some of their sweet faces and remember how excited I would get every time she dropped off more inventory for me to add!  She is a phenomenal doll maker... although...she is phenomenal at everything she does...but wanted to quick post a picture of the cute faces that these little keepsakes have!  I'm going to miss them and I wish I could afford to buy them from her!

Saturday, October 23, 2010


This is a little bit of the reason I had caved and got out of crafting, etc.... I had to put an end to undone, household chores.... and this is what is screaming my name, this evening... at 12:30 a.m.  We're talking four loads of clean laundry...so that's good but I'm looking at about 1 a.m. till this is done and put away!

On a brighter note.... the dishes are done!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

What Am I Doing???!

This is the third night in a row that I will be up past 2 a.m. working on things to sell for the Deer Hunting Opener at the Sawmill Inn!  Am I crazy and who gets the blame for talking me into this??  I now have a goal to complete 10 of an item per day....watch me meet my goals!  Monday night...I exceeded them and made another 22 candles!

Calling All Projects....

Thought I would show a couple little side projects I have worked on in the last month or so... First one is a table that my friend, Brook had bought at our garage sale for the Reynosa, Mexico Missions Trip.  Someone donated it for us and we put $40 on it!  Solid Oak...but black is so much prettier at this time!  ;)  So I stripped it (three times  :/  )  and here was the final outcome!  I had to throw two of my own chairs in there too give it the total look!   Loved it!

Next up was another project that I had promised Brook's - at the time, finace...Joel.  It is a book shelf that Kevin made for him because we needed certain dimensions for his then, apartment and we were not successful in finding anything to fit!  So.... I painted the word  Continue... on it in memory of his best friend, Nathan Junker.

And last but not least...one for me!!!  I rarely ever take the time to finish something for me...ha!  So....this was a gun cabinet that we tore the racks out and put shelves in it....I sanded it down and stripped it and painted it a lighter color to match my room and now it is my "sweater hutch"!  Ever heard of that?!  I love it!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Junk Market Group

My friend, Kathy Fauth  ( www.checkeredpastblog.com
The Junkies!
had planned this trip back in June of 2006!  What a great trip!  We headed to Minneapolis on bus and hit the Junk Market and another spot... my memory is lost... but we met Joan from the Decorating Cents show from HGTV!!!!  * I'm not even sure if that show is still on. *   Good Times!

The Old Days...

I thought it would be kind of fun to post the old blog link.  I cannot pick it back up because I cannot figure out the password and the old email was off of my website...which is dismantled!  But it's fun to see my old favorites and primitive friends from a few years ago!!  Enjoy!   www.prairieriverprimitives.blogspot.com 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Back In The Saddle!

I thought I never would....but here I am....with the gentle nudge of a couple friends....busy - busy - busy....getting ready for the Deer Season Opener!!!  Stay tuned as I post some previews of what you might find that first weekend of November!!