Formerly Pendleton Primitives

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Valentines Day!

   Valentines day is going to be simple this year; minimal decorating and Dollar Store tear apart cards for the kids to take to school.  Husband and I aren't going to do anything special and I'm just hoping he gets off early enough to join us for dinner.  Our 14 year anniversary is the 19th and we always look forward to that day vs. Valentines day so we may try to plan a nice dinner that night.

  I did add a bit of cheer to our hotel room! Here it is!

   Dollar store stickies and a little glass jar with moss and twine balls.  The vintage Valentines girl is an image I cut out of a bag I found in my crafting stash.

  Right now I'm working on my daughters throw pillows and you can see I have one curios kitty, well, I think she's REALLY after the taco that next to me.  She thinks she's coy.

  I'll finish up the pillows tonight and put them in a tote that holds items I've been collecting for the new house.  

  I probably won't post again until next week so I will go ahead and wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day!

XOXOXO ~Christina 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sunshine can only bring good news!

  That's right!  It's warming up and our builder said he will begin the foundation Monday.  If the weather holds in the 30' and above, we may have a March 1st move in date.  Can you imagine the sigh of relief?  

  Today I'm taking the little guy to help me pick out kitchen wares at the Dollar Tree and Tuesday Morning.  Lately, The Dollar Tree has been carrying the Betty Crocker line which I love.  They also have flatware which, if accidentally thrown away, won't make me cry.  And I think I'll check Tuesday Morning for a set of nicer flatware we can use when guests come over!  I'm soooo excited about being able to entertain and host company. 

  One gracious blogging friend did make a generous donation and I would like for her to know that the funds donated will go towards purchasing mattresses for the older two children.  

  When we vacated most items were left behind, sofa, beds, chairs, kitchen items, appliances, everything really because the methamphetamine just soaked into everything and if a seal was broken on an appliance, consider it destroyed.  We decided to go the safest route and abandon anything that was not an heirloom or emotionally valuable (photos, etc).

  Essentially, we are starting all over again.

  However, it will be a fun process and bonding experience for us all.  The kids are old enough to help make decisions about their spaces and oh my, you should hear some of their ideas!

  Anyhow, I'm burning daylight, better scoot.

  Take care!


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Keep praying for warmer weather! It's working!

  On Google this past week a lady had this to say, "Who ever is praying for SNOW, please stop!"

Yes! Please, so we can build our house.

Then I saw this photo on WSBT and thought I should make a similar one for our property :/

  However, it looks as if we will reach the 30's and possibly even the 40's by the middle of the month!  That would be such a blessing as it will allow the builders to begin our site work and means we can move out of the hotel sooner rather than later. Financially, we weren't prepared to stay for a third month so we are praying for a March 1st move in least the first week anyhow.

  Please continue to pray for warmer temperatures my friends, it's working!



Monday, February 3, 2014

The snow!

 Good morning all!   The sun is shinning and the roads are clear so after I dropped the kids off at school I stopped by the old house to get the mail and this is what I found....nearly buried.  Also, our white picket fence has been destroyed by the force of the plows throwing the snow.  I am very thankful the new house will be set back further off of the road and I think when we replace the fence, it will just be around the play area and the garden instead of across the front of the property.

    I'm not participating in a craft session today due to our busy weekend. Daughter had a competition at Air Zoo for girls interested in becoming engineers.  It was a great event hosted by the Zoo and Leaugue of Women Engineers. Her team came in third place. 

   Last night I found a trio of French country moss balls on One Kings Lane which I liked but not for $50 or even the $19.99 sale price. I think they would make a darling bowl filler for Easter so if I can make it to the Dollar Store this week, I'll share a very cheap DIY moss ball tutorial next Monday. 

   That's going to wrap it up for me today. The laundry awaits!

Stay warm and dry my friends!