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!

November 17, 2010

I had the best time this weekend. I went to an auction, which was unbelievable.... everything was pretty much primitive, like looking at the magazines that us prim folk like, lol. I wish I had won the lottery, cause I sure would have taken everything home with me! This time I was not afriad to raise my little number card to bid and I got some good deals, I could have gotten more, but I had to watch my bank account and I had to leave earlier and I guess after I left, what was left went for a really good price! Next time, I'm going to ignore the texts and phone calls from hubby and kids asking when I'm going to be home, and can you bring home beer and when are you picking me up.... heck, I think I'll leave my cell phone at home!! I did have fun hanging out with my friend Natalie, from Carriage House Antiques , she got some really good pics of the auction :) Around here, it's not too often that you find someone that has the same tastes that include primitive decor etc., I was so glad that I was able to share Sunday with her and since she's been to more auctions than me, I think I learned a few tips, wink, wink!
What's new around here? Well, I'm almost done ripping up my livingroom floor. Everyone but my hubby is thinking I'm doing a good job... leave it to him to bring up the fact that it's a tad dirty, and maybe uncomfortable, and what the heck am I doing???? Of course, if it had been doing something that interested him, he would have no problem with it, lol. Oh well, I didn't listen to him and went ahead and there's nothing he can do about it, I'm stubborn with some things, and I think it will look great once I'm all done with it. Anything is better than chipped, outdated linoleum, hehe. Even my kids are in awe of the wood floor and hi-fiving me! So I just stick my tongue out at hubby and say....I haven't asked for help from you so don't say a word...
Anyhow, I was hoping to get pics up of my winnings from the auction and my adventures with my floor...Hopefully tommorow if all goes well, my main concern is getting this floor done and all cleaned up, I think cleaning up is worse than making the mess :P
Hope everyone is having a great week, and thanks for following!

Hugs, Trish

November 05, 2010

I can't believe it's snowing!! Yuck, yuck, yuck!! Can you tell I don't like snow?? If I had my way, I would have it snow for Christmas than it could all go away again, lol., but sadly, I don't control Mother Nature...
Yesterday was a little sentimental for me. It has been 22 years since my wonderful dad passed away. I was only 17 yrs old at the time, and being a typical teenager, I wasn't always the nicest to my parents. I so regret the way I was back than but I have grown and learned from that experience. My dad never got to meet my husband, nor my 5 children although I see characteristics in each of them that remind me of him. A simple grin, or rolling of the eyes, or funny faces, the way they walk, run, their sense of humor. I'm so glad that even though they never got to meet their grandfather, they can carry on these traits of his. Last night I lit a candle in his memory and it burned for a very long time, it didn't even want to go out when I tried to blow it out. That tells me my dad is here with us in spirit and is always watching over us. Love you and miss you lots Dad, xoxo

I started a new task last week although it's going to take me awhile to get it done. I wanted to see what the original wood floor that is hiding under the ugliest linoleum in the world in our livingroom. Under that hideous linoleum is a plywood subfloor. What a fun time this is gonna be, it took me all Wednesday morning to pry off a 2 foot by 4 foot area of flooring to uncover a wood plank floor. The wood looks to be in good condition so far although it appears that it may have been painted brown oh so many years ago, like the early 1900's. I don't think my hubby is so pleased with what I'm doing. He asked me why I started it at this time of the year when it's cold and we are going feel the cool air from the basement coming up between the cracks. I want to keep going at it though but I don't think I'll get much help from him, lol. Oh well, when I want to get things done, I have to do them myself most of the time...
Today is a dreary day, it was suppose to rain than change to snow later, but it's been snowing since early this morning, at least it's not sticking to the ground! This is just the beginning of a long, cold winter season :(
I haven't accomplished much as my daughter is home sick with a fever but I did manage to tea stain some strips of material that I had left over from making some curtains for upstairs... yes, I used flannel top sheets from a set that I bought, they make the warmest curtains, lol, so I am going to attempt to make some ragballs. We'll soon see how they turned out.
Anyhow, I guess I'd better sign of and check on my Brynn to see how she's doing. Hope everyone has had a good week and a wonderful weekend.

Take care, hugs, Trish