Monday, December 26, 2011

A Blessed Merry Christmas...

Here is a late Merry Christmas wish for all of my blogging friends.
I have been so caught up with work, shopping, decorating, and get togethers that I haven't taken the time to blog.  I do hope that you all had a blessed holiday and are enjoying the sweet sounds, sights, and smells of what this time of year brings.  We spent Christmas day with at my oldest sister's home along with my parents.  It was a small but simple and meaningful day.  The weather was so nice as you can see in our picture, no coats and 40 degrees.  I am decorating with ALL my snowmen tomorrow...that is one of my favorite things to put throughout our home....I have so many that each one means alot to me.  I can't believe that 2012 is upon us, didn't we just get done ringing in the New Year of 2011?  We have alot to be thankful for and am excited that we have a daughter who is a senior and will graduate in May...so the next 5 months will be busy for all of us.  I leave you with some of my New Years Resolutions that I plan to work on diligently!
1. Excercise more
2. Eat less
3. Organize my house 
4. Take more time for the simple things
5. Read more books
I hope that whatever you are doing that you do it well and heres to a great 2012....CHEERS!
Blessings~
Leslie

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to wish all my blogging friends a very Happy Thanksgiving!  We are traveling to my sister in laws for the day, we are so blessed to have such gorgeous weather and everyone in our house is healthy.   I hope that whatever you are doing with this "thankful" holiday that you take time like we all should and count the many blessings we do have each and every day!  We will be decorating our home for Christmas on Friday, so that will take a chunk of my weekend...gotta love that part of it!
Enjoy your time with your families and love every minute of the wonderful fixins!
God Bless you~
Leslie

Friday, November 18, 2011

Craft show weekend

Hi Peeps....
Hope this Friday finds you happy and getting geared up for the holidays that are around the corner.  I am getting excited for an upcoming craft show that is this Sunday, my sister and I are doing it together in Geneva Ne.  I love setting up and tweaking each time space that I get at these shows.  I have so many neat snowmen, wreaths, primitive holiday decor, old windows, and some great inexpensive Christmas gifts.  I will post pictures of my booth after Sunday.  
Our family is traveling to my sister in laws house for Thanksgiving Day. It is hard to believe that it is rolling in like a streak of lightening.  Didn't summer just end and school start?  
I hope that you have a good weekend.....
Blessings~
Leslie

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I'M BACK!

Good morning  Peeps~  I know I know its shocking to see me blogging, but I have lots of reasons that kept me from doing so.  I am so excited to say that all my craft shows have been a success!  This time of year is such a pretty time...I love the crisp air, colorful trees, pumpkins, football and the fact that my husband is done with a successful harvest! This is such a great feeling!   If anyone knows of someone that makes primitive snowman bowl fillers I would be interested in an assortment, I have several craft projects that would need some so please pass the word!  
What have you been doing this fall?  Post a comment on my blog to let me know so we can get caught up.
I hope you have a fallisious day!
Blessings-
Leslie

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Words for Wednesday....

Good Morning Peeps, 
I have an official day off and it feels awesome!  I have my glue gun plugged in, Autumn Sunset candle burning and a coffee in hand.  I have several craft shows in the near future so I need to make my time count...but I had to take time to post on my blog.....priorities first RIGHT?..lol.
This Saturday 2 of my very dear friends and I are venturing to Hillsboro KS to a very LARGE Fall craft show...this is the craft show of all craft shows.  There are over 350 vendors on the streets of Hillsboro and I get so many awesome ideas and a start to my Christmas shopping too.  We have a blast each time we go and we are already talking about our plans for next years trip.  The forecast looks so great to go on this venture and that makes it even better.  It is nice and cool here today in Nebraska, cloudy and 60's for high temps, my kind of crafting and baking weather.
So with that I better get back to what I took this day off for....
I hope whatever you are doing with your day you make the most of it...
Blessings~
Leslie

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hello Blogging Friends~
I feel like I have to introduce myself again since it has been so long since I have posted anything.  My summer has been different than most in the past.  Having a full time job since January and then all the kids summer activities have kept me extremely busy!   I have not forgotten any of you and hope that you are keeping busy with what ever makes your heart content.  I love this season that is upon us.  I love all the gorgeous autumn colors and the cool crispness in the air.  It also means that my crafting is going to pick up and get me in the mood for future craft shows.  As the next few weeks come into play I will be posting pictures of my seasonal crafts and hope that it inspires you to get out your autumn decor and have fun!  
Something else that is exciting in our home is that we have a SENIOR...I am still in shock that this time is here and yet Sammy is having a great start to her special year....we are waiting for her senior pictures to get back to us....they turned out better that I ever expected and yet YES I knew they would be awesome!....Again, I have missed you all and hope to get back in touch with you...please post a comment with what fall things you are doing and I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend as this is out last weekend in August, so here we go again by flipping the calender to a wonderful month of September.
Blessings~
Leslie

Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Walk in my Garden

I hope you are all doing well and staying cool....this post is going to be short and simple.  Our county fair is soon upon our family so my time is limited.  I want to share some of my yard and flower garden pictures of this summer.  We have been blessed with some wonderful rains, so everything is still green and growing well.  I will keep you all posted on how our "fair" week is going.  I love summer for this special week.  I hope you enjoy my pictures and that it makes you feel like we are together as you look at them...I know I love my yard and am thankful for all the pretty colors!





Blessings~
Leslie

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Good Morning Peeps & Happy 4th of July.  I love this holiday for the meer fact that we have family time and enjoy the outdoors, fireworks, great food, spending time together and most of all reflect on what this day means to us!  We have plans to bar-b-que out and and then go to our town parade and fireworks display.  I love to see all the yards lined with flags and alot of folks wearing their patriotic colors.  I hope whatever you do today please be safe and enjoy your loved ones and friends.
Blessings~
Leslie
 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Join in the my new "Topic of the Week"

Happy Flag Day Peeps~  Its been a few weeks since I blogged.  Summer has kept me busy with working through this month and all the activities with my kiddos.  I love this time of year though.  No one is sick and the kids keep busy at home.  Our county fair is 1 month away and so that keeps the kids busy with getting their projects done.  I am going to have a summer giveaway starting next week..I will post pictures of what it will be by this weekend. I am also going to start something fun with my blog....and I am hoping you will join in.  I want to have a "Topic of the Week."  With that I will have a topic that I want your opinion on and it will be light hearted and exciting to see who reads my blog and actually posts a comment back to me.  So for the first time of this the "Topic" is going to be "Summer Time."  I want you to share what Summer Time means to you and your family.  I am anxious to read what all of you do with this great time of the year.  I hope you all have a fabulous day!
Blessings~
Leslie

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Memorial Weekend!

Good Morning friends~
Can you believe it is Memorial Day weekend already?  Where has May gone?  Its always a good time to reflect on our loved ones and to pay tribute to the men and women who fight everyday for our freedom!  We are hanging around the house today...enjoying no where to go...isn't that funny that we appreciate those simple things!  I am having a garage sale with a friend of mine in 2 weeks so I actually have plenty to do to get ready for that.  So what are your plans for this long weekend?  Its starting to rain here, which we have had so much rain in the past couple weeks that we need to dry out and have warm sunny days!
I hope whatever you are doing you are spending it with loved ones and enjoying the "family" time.
Blessings~
Leslie

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Sunny Monday!

Good Morning Friends~
I sure hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  It was a gloomy and cool one
here, but as we woke up this morning the sun was shinning and the birds were
chirping!  We had numerous graduations to attend and then our 18th wedding
anniversary was on Saturday...so it was nice to spend some time togther!
My kids have 1 day left of school..needless to say that they are so excited and
ready to have a "BREAK"!  I work at my school through June and have July off,
which will be a good thing with our kids busy with 4-H at our county fair!  I hope
that each of you moms had a special Mother's Day...it is a nice thing to have that
day off and relax a little!
I hope you have a great week...I know mine with fly by...but that is ok as I love when
I can be home with my family.
Blessings~
Leslie

Thursday, May 5, 2011

I love this kind of weather!

Hello Peeps...its been a few weeks since I posted anything.
With working as a secretary for a school its a busy time and
my kids are very active in end of the year programs, track meets and
just being outside more and more.  They are done with school in 2 weeks!
Its been such gorgeous weather here, sunny and 70 today.
I have all my pots ready to go and garden tilled, so I feel good about
getting out there and planting away!  I can't write alot as I am pressed
for time, but I wanted to stop and say hello and hoping that you too are
enjoying the weather where you are.  I do ask that you leave me a comment
in regard to what is your favorite flower is....mine is geranium.
Have a Blessed day~
Leslie

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter Peeps~
What a joyous time of year!  I hope you all have wonderful plans with family.  I am having dinner at our home with my husband's side of the family.  So you know what that means...heavy spring cleaning and baking...2 things I actually don't mind doing...lol.  Its a cloudy, windy, cool day...I was hoping for some sunshine, but I guess we take what we get and make the most of it!  I am so ready to get my hands dirty and plant some flowers, but it has not been all that warm yet and the nights have been so cool.  I had better get my list made of things I need to do today...so with that Happy Easter to you and your families.  Lets see what all your holiday ventures are so leave me a comment with your Easter plans!  I love to hear from all of you...
Blessings~
Leslie

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring is in the Air~

Good Morning Peeps~
What a beautiful day it is here...as I look at the calender and think WOW
its April 20th, where has 2011 gone already?  I am so ready to get outside and dig in the
dirt and plant many many pots of gorgeous flowers along with planting my veggie garden.
We are also looking forward to the Easter weekend...I am having dinner at my house...I love
to have family over and its also a great excuse to spring clean!
I celebrated another year of getting wiser and feeling younger last Sunday the 17th....it also
was my daughter's junior prom, what a wonderful time it was for her and of course mom and dad!
I hope your holiday plans are specail in any way possible...we have alot to be thankful for and blessed to have our health and great family and friends.
I leave you with my favorite quote that I use daily in my life...
"Our attitude towards life determines lifes attitude towards us."
Happy Easter...
Hugz~
Leslie

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Look at what treasures I found

Good Morning Peeps~
Its unusual that I am home at this time of day, but Tanner is under the weather a bit so I am home with him and getting caught up on what I love to do best...blogging and crafting!  I am excited to show you what I got at one of my favorite antiques shop...the 2 crocks are a neat size and the 2 sewing desk drawers are so primitive.  I already have the 2 crocks filled for a craft event that I am doing soon.  I love the forecast that the weather man is forecasting...SUNSHINE is what I need!  
What are your big plans today?  Our oldest daughter, Sammy, is getting geared up for prom which is in 2 weeks...such a fun time in her life...our middle daughter, Taylor, is in her prime for Track season...and of course, Tanner, is looking forward to soccer again this spring.  I love all the phases the kids go through...so fun to share it with them, even though I am working full time now...but working for a school has great hours and that makes it alot easier!
Have a great day...
Blessings~
Leslie

Monday, March 28, 2011

Yes, its really me...

Hello Blogging Buddies....It has been 3 weeks since I last posted, which is a record for me.  I have so much on my plate that I just took some time off.  My grandma past away 1 week ago and even though I am a strong person, I do miss her terribly!  She had 95 years of a good life and I am so glad that my kids got to spend some quality time with her.  I don't know what the weather is like where you live, but I am so tired of the gloomy, depressing, cool days.  I know once the sun comes out our moods and energy will rise up!  I have spring fever like no other...love that time of year! I have been crafting alot too, getting ready to put my creations in a friend's new craft consignment corner....it opens April 15th!
I leave you with a picture of my favorite spring flower, tulips, such vibrance and color!
Have a blessed week....
Hugs~
Leslie

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I'm finally back!

Hello Blogging Friends~
Its been 3 weeks since I blogged and I have totally missed it.  I have been extremely busy at work and also crafting for an upcoming craft show this month.  We had some more snow and of course another snow day today, which was nice so I could keep crafting!  I am so ready for spring...I love all the colors, the fresh crisp air, and of course the warmer temps. 
My son, Tanner, turned double digits yesterday....10 years old, wow has that time gone so fast!  He got a new bike which is going to be so nice once the weather turns nice outside.  We are all looking forward to day light savings time, I love it when the evenings stay light longer!
I am leaving you 2 pictures of some crafts I got made today...I love my worded bottles, and my spring sifter...
I hope that you too are looking forward to spring weather....
Blessings~
Leslie
Primitive worded bottles
Spring sifter

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A need some advice!!

Good Morning peeps~
I have some major spring crafting going on and need some advice on what websites
are good for spring florals....I have some inventory built up from last year but
need to restock on some for future use.  If any of you have bought from a various
place would you please share this with me....thank you so very much...
I am off to craft some more...I love this time of year!
Blessings~
Leslie

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Is it too early?

Good Morning and Happy Saturday!...We have a weekend of Tanner's basketball tournaments, so fun to watch 10 year old boys come alive on the court!
I have been contemplating on taking all my snowmen and winter decor down and putting out spring.  So that is my question for you is "Is it too early"...I need to dust and do a heavy cleaning and I thought if that is what I am going to do then I may as well bring out some "new" decor.
I love this time of year knowing that we have 1 more month of possible cold temps and maybe some snow, before the birds are chirping and we can open windows and put away the winter coats!  We have had a gorgeous week of 50's and 60's with sunshine and no wind, such a tease to us with what is to come.
I am doing a spring craft show at the end of March, so I am excited to create some spring and easter crafts.
Have a great weekend and let me know what you are decorating your home with these days...
Blessings~

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!!


Happy Valentine's Day!  I love this day...its nice to have a day to express to the ones we love how we really feel about them!  Randy got me a bouquet of roses....red, pink and white...so pretty!  How are you celebrating this day?  I am going to work today and then going to make cupcakes later today...can't go wrong with some "sweets"...we are having such nice weather this week, 50's and 60's, what a nice change from last week!
Have a great day and tell that someone special how much you do ♥ them!
Blessings
Leslie

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I need some ideas!!

Hi Ladies~I am sure most of you are watching the Super Bowl...as I usually do, I have lots of ideas running through my head!  A friend of mine is opening a new craft/scrapbooking shop and she has asked numerous of us ladies that craft to go in on it with her...I am so excited, but I need some fresh new primitive ideas that are simple and cost effective. I would love to hear from any of you talented ladies with some or any ideas of crafty things that would be good to display in her shop...I am excited to get my glue gun up and running again, as I have taken a break from it since the holidays.  I am thinking of spring too, even though we have 2 months of cold and wet weather left.  I have a day off tomorrow and look forward to going through magazines and looking online for some craft ideas...I want to make the most of my day doing this....I also am getting a massage in the afternoon, can't wait for that!!!
I hope that you are having a relaxing weekend, they sure do go fast!
Blessings~
Leslie

Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy Monday

Hello Peeps~
Its been a few weeks since I posted anything.  I have been overwhelmed by my new job and then Saturday we had our 5th Annual Bull Sale.  WOW that was an exciting day, such an awesome crowd and prices were out of this world...so yes all in all I feel very blessed for all that we have.  As I left work today the snow was coming down quite hard and the winds are really picking up, so needless to say my kids and I are hoping for a snow day tomorrow.  
What are you doing these days?  Are you still crafting, sewing, painting, or cleaning after the holidays have been gone for a month now.  I can't believe that tomorrow is February 1st...January went by so quickly, and you know what that means?....one more day closer to spring!!!!
I hope whatever you are doing with your days that you take time for something you want to do for yourself, I think this is very important, even if its just 15-30 mins., but it does make a difference on your mindset to have some "ME" time.
Take care and blessings to you~
Leslie

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I have a Winner!

Congrats to Sabrina @
fallingleafwoodworkers.blogspot.com...She is the winner of my January Giveaway!  All I need is an address and I will mail out the goodies!!!
My scentsy party was so much fun!  I love all the wonderful smells,  can't wait to see all what people ordered and to smell all their goodies.  Its partly sunny here and kinda cool....I am off from work tomorrow, so I am going to test drive a new vehicle that we are interested in and then go listen to my daughter sing at an honor choir she was picked for...so proud of you, Sammy!
Have a blessed week~
Leslie

Saturday, January 22, 2011

1 more day till I draw for the giveaway!

Good Morning Peeps~
Just a reminder that tomorrow I will draw for the Giveaway...so I sure hope that everyone who wants to sign up will do so, I only have 10 people signed up at this time...So what are your plans this weekend?  I am heading out to Tanner's 4th grade basketball game and then my daughters and I are going to do a little shopping.  I am so excited that we might be getting a new vehicle next week, I am bringing it home on Monday to test drive, I looked at it yesterday and fell in love with it!  Its a GMC Envoy, metallic silver..so pretty!  I hope that you have a great weekend..they are saying that we might get more snow...UGH, I am having a Scentsy party tomorrow so I am hoping for a decent day for ladies to get out....so I better go and get ready to watch some fun basketball.....and then clean and bake for tomorrow....
Hugz~
Leslie

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I have a Giveaway that ends in 1 week...

Hello peeps..hope you are having a fantastic Sunday!  Its a cold & blustery day here.  My son, Tanner, had a 4th grade basketball game today and now we are home waiting for supper to get done..a roast, potatoes, corn and biscuits!  I am offering a giveaway that will go for one week..I will draw the lucky winner on Monday January 23rd.  What I am offering is a "love" bottle with a cinnamon tea light, 2 primitive books with hang tags, a "friendship sign, and a grubby taper candle.  The rules to enter are as follows:  Be a follower of mine, live in the USA,  post it on your blog, and leave a comment on this post.  I wish you lots of luck.  I know I have been very lucky lately as I have won 2 giveaways in the past 2 weeks...What a great thing!!!
P.S.  I ♥ my new job!!!
Have a great week....stay warm and hope that you have lots of blessings come upon you!
Hugz~
Leslie

Monday, January 10, 2011

*Wynter Thyme!!!*

Happy Monday Peeps~
What is the weather where you are?  We had our first "snow day" of the season...and with my new job that is an excitement since I have only been there for 3 days....the kids had a great time sledding and then hot cocoa and turtle brownies.  I do like my new job and I know it will take time to get used to all the routine of a school day.  The staff is alot of fun and have been very welcoming!  I do know that my blogging will taper off with being gone to work, but I hope to catch back up on the weekends.  I plan on posting my "New Years" giveaway sometime tomorrow, especially if we have a late start.  I will leave you with a picture of a wreath I have on our outside front porch and some "winter" pics of this mornings snow....it was a gorgeous snow...even if we did get over 12 inchs of the white, fluffy stuff.
Have a great night...we will be watching the National Championship game tonight...we are rooting for Oregon to win.
Blessings~
Leslie

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I got a new job and I start tomorrow!!!

I have exciting news to share with you, I got a new job at Red Cloud High School as their secretary and I am sooo happy.  Now of course I have all the gitters that go with starting a new job, but am so excited for the challenge.  Its kinda fast how this whole experience happened.  I applied for the position 2 days before Christmas and of course figured I wouldn't hear anything for a little while, and then yesterday, Jan. 3rd., I got a call saying they would like to interview that afternoon...so I did go to the interview, which I thought went very well...and today I got the "call" and I start tomorrow....so with that I will say...THANK YOU GOD FOR ANSWERING MY PRAYERS! 
I had better get to bed and rest my brain for I have a BIG day tomorrow.
I will keep you posted on how this new experience is going.
And yes I will be having a Giveaway soon!
Blessings~

Leslie

My craft room that is my world to "create"

Hobbies I have:

  • I Love to doing any thing related to crafts, garage saling, antique shopping, being with friends and family, decorating, going to school actitives with my kids, working cattle with my husband, going for walks, reading, and baking.

Randy & I on Christmas Eve

Randy & I on Christmas Eve

family picture 09

family picture 09
Randy, Leslie, Sammy, Taylor, and Tanner
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Below is a slideshow of some of the past crafts that I made, with my craft business I do make throughout the year, but these are some of the latest ones. Thank you for visiting.

a new prim friend

a new prim friend
Kindra and I..a new friendship