William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910

William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910
The very first Boyd's to live in our home, my husband's great great grandparents..now I know where my youngest son gets his looks from!

August 21, 2010

Well, another weekend is upon us. Where has summer gone?? Time seems to be flying by like crazy... it didn't seem that long ago that we were begging for spring and summer to arrive and now it's almost autumn!
I don't have any pics to share of our trip to the antique/art show.... we didn't buy anything, lol. I saw some really nice things but they were way out of our budget and with school starting for 5 kids just around the corner....well, you know how it is. We have had a break with the humidity the past few days, but a few big thunderstorms with lots of wind...yikes! Sunday night was wicked, the storm we got knocked out our power and I couldn't sleep because the lightening was so constant and it was lighting up our bedroom.
was so tired by the morning, but hubby was snoring through the whole thing...men, lol.
I have not accomplished much this week except laundry and being the servant to the kids...and listening to "mom" a thousand times a day especially when I'm outta sight, and the continuing bickering and tattle taling, I don't know how my mom ever managed raising us 5 kids and surviving, I have great admiration for her! I love my kids greatly but I can't wait until school starts in just over 2 weeks!
I did manage to paint a bench that we have had for almost 2 years that was sitting in our kitchen and my youngest daughter was helping me sand it, she must have been bored :) I will post a pic tomorrow. It's going to be a boring weekend for us as my husband is working at the Havelock Country Jamboree and he will be gone all day both Sat and Sun and our van needs work on it so I won't be going anywhere. At least hubby gets to listen to some good country music, Dwight Yokam and Ricky Skaggs is playing along with lots of other popular country singers. I don't have any crafts to work on, haven't had a chance to go out and buy anything, lol. I guess I will be searching things in the house to redo. I have a few dressers that need to be reglued and sanded and an old sideboard that the doors need fixed, other than that I don't know what to do. I really need to get upstairs and finish it but I've got nowhere to put stuff and with no closets except the one in our room, it's hard for me to get it done and with no help it's even harder. Once I have everyone in school, I'll find more spare time but it bothers me knowing that so much needs to be done but it's left up to me...
I guess that's it for now, I will try and a pic of my bench up tomorrow and I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Trish

August 14, 2010

Hi everyone,
yes it's late and I should be in bed, lol, but I'm so excited... tomorrow we are going to our local town of Orono for the yearly antique/folk art street fest! I've never been to it before( and it's only 15 minutes away from us :( so I told my hubby that we just had to go and see what we could find... of course there is a trade off, I let him go into Peterborough( home of the tallest Liftlocks in the World!) to play poker for a few hours, lol, he hasn't been there for almost a year to see his poker buddies, so I guess can compromise and since this time it is during the day, I am assured that he won't be rolling in home at 6 am in the morning, haha. Maybe I should tell him that whatever he wins will pay for whatever I buy at the antique show?? Do you think he will go for that? Other than that, it's going to be a quiet weekend, my oldest daughter is camping with a friend, my oldest son is at his dad's for the weekend, so we have just 3 kids at home and it's supposed to rain... gee what do I do with them?? Oh, I'm sure there is a NASCAR race or qualifying thing going on Saturday which my one one son just loves...go Tony go! Than there is me... bored of cleaning, being the personal servant and maid and waitress pf the house, hehe but that's what a mom is all about! Ah well, it's almost 2 am and we need to be in Orono by 10 am, no problem since our 2 sons have us awake at 6:30 every morning.... doesn't matter if it's the summer holiday, they are up at the crack of dawn and that isn't always a good thing, lol. So I will be sure to post whatever I weasel out of hubby tomorrow at the antique show and I hope everyone has a cooler but nice weekend!

Take care, ~ Trish~

August 11, 2010

Well, after a cooler, less humid weekend, we are back to stinking hot weather, lol. Saturday evening as we were sitting around our campfire, I recall wearing my fleece coat which I wear in the winter and it got down to 9 degrees. Great for sleeping :) Well, now the temps are as high as 40 with the humidity and our 3 air conditioners are going full blast during the day but I try to alternate them. The steel roof in our home really draws in the heat :(. It's so hot that I don't let my kids outside as the air quality sucks, even in the country and the smog...... I remember 20 years ago laying out in the sun, never a care in the world and tolerating this heat... I must be getting old cause this heat makes me feel ill! blah!
So over the weekend nothing much happened, hubby was supposed to work ( he does septic tanks, eww yuck..stinky, but someone has to do it), but the brakes went on our truck so he had to fix them. He already works long hours during the week so it wasn't a big loss not going in on Saturday :) If anyone has septic/holding tanks, think of the workers who have to clean them cause in this heat, it isn't sweet, lol. Than on Sunday, it was rainy and stormy so my loving hubby told me to go and buy a crock that I wanted....he took care of the kids so I went!! Who in their right mind is gonna turn down a chance to escape the house and go shopping...not me!! So I bought a bean pot with a lid, a small enamelware dish which is now in my bathroom as a soap dish an antique wooden butter press. I think my husband should think twice before letting me outta the house again, haha. Anyhow, since it's August and autumn is just around the corner, and the kids go back to school (yay!!), yes I love my kids but it's been a long hot summer and being stuck in the house with 5 of them hasn't always been pleasant!), I got the urge to make a candle tonight. A nice pumpkin custard mason jar candle and oh it smells nice, good enough to eat, lol. I have found a wonderful seller on ebay who I have been purchasing scents from for almost a year now, and she never disappoints me and even my son walked by this candle and said that it was the best smelling one I have made yet :) I am so looking forward to making more candles soon, I just ordered more wicks and wax as I'm running low! And last week, I received my wonderful purchases from Hillcrest Home Prims and I absolutely LOVE them, thankyou so much Tricia!! So now, I'm, patiently waiting for my APP magazine to arrive, the suspense is killing me, lol,, but as the saying goes... good things come to those who wait! :)

I guess I should be heading off to bed, it's almost 2 am so until next time, God Bless,

~Hugs, Trish

August 05, 2010

Whoohoo!! I went and got my dough/pastry board yesterday!! I am so glad that it was still there :) It covers my whole stove top. I just need to put something on it to protect the wood, I have some minwax that I hope will do. I'm not going to paint it nothing as I love all the dings and marks in it, they give it character. And, I got it for 10% off so instead of paying $65 which really wasn't a bad price for such a big board, I got it for $58.50. Now I just have to find some prim decorations to display on it...do I smell another shopping trip, lol? I also picked up a cute wooden washboard soap holder with a towel rod on it. I don't really like it all light wood so I would like to stain it or something so that I can still keep the wording on it. What do you all think?
Anyhow, it looks like it's going to storm, so I'm going to get off of here for now. We need a good rain if it would just take away this awful humidity. I feel like melting as soon as I step out the door :P
Hope everyone is having a blessed week and take care for now,

~hugs ~Trish~

August 02, 2010

Didn't get my doughboard today, but my husband said he would buy it for me, sooo hoping the store is open today so we can go and buy it!! Here's a few pics of my new wooden bowl I bought the other day and the crock that I found in our basement :) I'd better get some sleep...more antique shopping in the morning, lol

August 01, 2010

I hope everyone is having a great weekend and to my Canadian followers, happy Civic Long Weekend! :) I, so far have been having a great weekend! Friday night, I ventured into that creepy basement and lugged up that crock that I have been talking about. Eww, yuck, and boy was it heavy! Inside it was rusted old cans of pop, probably hidden in there by my husband's late uncle who used to hide everything, especially his liquer in the old woodshed, haha. These were old Chateau brand pops, very skinny cans,but they were so rusty that they broke apart while I was removing them so I figure they had likely been full when they were put in the crock, cause normal empty cans would not have rusted that bad in a crock. Upon inspection I had noticed that there was a heart logo on it with the number 5 inside, meaning it was a 5 quart crock( quite large!)., but I had never seen a heart on a crock before. So, I posted a question on my trusted APP forum and a wonderful member googled it for me and gave me a link for a similiar crock and low and behold, other than my crock being larger, it was the same make! And to boot, my crock has a lid to it which these days is hard to find a crock with a lid to it. I honestly don't knwo where to put this big crock without it being broken as it could be dated as far back as the 1850's era. But I am pleased with my find and so is my husband since he usually rolls his eyes at my "primitive tastes", but this crock belonged to his ancestors so he was happy at my find!. Than today, on an errand to the "liquer store" for some beer, lol, I decided to make a quick run into the local antique mall, and I found my first "wooden bowl", so I just had to buy it! It wasn't there a few weeks ago so I grabbed it and although it cost me $23 ,I am happy! I also spotted a large pastry/dough board, similiar to a noodle board and it was big enough to cover my stove top, only problem was, it was $65, so I got home and dropped MANY hints to my hubby about how much I wanted it and how much I had seen reproductions like it on ebay that cost just as much plus shipping, so keeping my fingers crossed, my loving husband will go and buy it for me! If not, I will see if they will do a layaway where I can make payments on it because I really want it and dough boards are really hard to find around here!
I thnk that's it's for my weekend so far, I will post pics of my crock and wooden bowl tomorrow and maybe my "new dough board" :)

Take care and hugs, ~Trish~