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 24, 2011

Stay safe everyone!!

I'm getting off of the computer real quick as we have a severe thunderstorm in effect and we are under a tornado watch! Just wanted to pop by and say hello since I have been on all week due to internet problems :( And of course the one night that it's actually working, we get this nasty weather. So, for everyone who is having horrible weather, please stay safe and know that I m keeping you all in my prayers! Lets hope we don't get this tornado since a small town in Ontario about 3 to 4 hrs away from us got hit pretty bad with one on Sunday, an F3 category tornado which was devastating but luckily only one person was killed. We have no real basement to take shelter in so keeping fingers crossed we don't get one! Well, it's lightening and thundering really good here now, so I'd better get off of here! Hope you all are having a wonderful week!
Hugs, Trish

August 16, 2011

Just have to share some more of my excitement!

I won!! I can't believe I have actually won something! :) Melissa at Prim In The Country had a giveaway and I entered at the last moment thinking ya sure, I'm never going to win after all the wonderful entries. My luck at winning anything is next to nil, lol. But to my surprise, I was the lucky winner of her awesome giveaway! My week just keeps on getting better and better :D Thanks Melissa for hosting such a wonderful giveaway and I will be sure to post pics when my goodies arrive!
Hope you are all having a wonderful evening and don't forget to stop by Melissa's blog, she is having another awesome giveaway!! P.S. tell her I sent you!! :)
Blessings, Trish

I got spoiled!! :D

Good morning everyone! Another beautiful sunny day here and the windows are temporarily wide open again before it gets to hot out. There is a beautiful breeze blowing and I'm trying to air the house out from painting my drysink,lol. Yesterday was a nice surprise again waiting in the mailbox just for me! And no, it wasn't bills!! (for once). I had ordered another bonnet from Lecia over at Farmhouse Prims. I had asked for Lecia to pick one out for me to surprise me. And she didn't disappoint me!! :) Of course I knew she wouldn't because all of her bonnets are beautiful and perfect! And to bot, they arrived in just one week! The postal service was kind to me not to make me wait too long :) And she even sent me a cute little ditty bag to hang with the bonnet and a beautiful card with a sweet note in it. And the picture on the front of the card was of her bonnets hanging out on her clothes line to dry( You have probably seen this pic on her blog!). I am so proud to be a Canadian who owns 2 of Lecia's wonderful creations! And you all warned me about how addicting her bonnets are, and you were all right!! Well that topped my day off and made my Monday turn around since it wasn't going so great before that. Thank you Lecia, my prim friend, you are truly special! The pic of the bonnet is on the left hand side, of course it's hanging beside the other one she made me. I have to find a better place to display them!
Hoping everyone is having a delightful Tuesday. I'm off to chase a coyote out of the barnyard and put my chickens and ducks back in the coop before they get snacked on!
Have a fabulous day!

Prim hugs, Trish

August 14, 2011

August 13, 2011

Dough bin?

So I finally got my treasures home from the auction! Hubby has been working late all week and he had the truck, lol and on top of that the weather has been rainy until today so after work tonight we sped over to the auction building and loaded up the 2 items. I really don't know what this is but it does resemble a dough bin. It's too deep inside to have been a cradle and it is solid and doesn't rock. I think I will display some of my quilts on it for now :) Hubby asked where I was putting it...since I just got through getting rid alot of junk in the loft area upstairs, thanks to the help of my 16 yr old daughter, I now have space up there for it. I can just see her eyes rolling when she spies something cluttering up her "cleaned area" :D
I think I have decided to paint the wash stand black, hubby actually agreed with me this time, hehe, so since it's supposed to be a somewhat rainy weekend, I think I will make that one of my main projects. If anyone has any ideas of what I think is a dough bin really is, feel free to let me know!
Have a wonderful weekend every one!
Hugs, Trish

August 09, 2011

Found a pic from the auction website of the washstand/dry sink that I got for $22.50. It's on the left hand side. Don't know if I will keep it that color, would love to paint it a more "prim" color, any suggestions? :)

Hugs, Trish

August 08, 2011

Happy Monday evening :)

Hello everyone! I hope everyone's week has started off good! Mine was not so bad, at least we did not need the air conditioning on for once and I was able to open the windows up wide and let refreshing air in. I hate having the house closed up with the a/c's on, it gets so stale inside.
Well , weekend went well. I can't believe my hubby let me go to another auction, lol. I had mentioned on Thursday and he rolled his eyes at me. So I didn't mention it again til Sunday morning around 7:30. I looked at him and asked him if he had any money since I wanted to go and since he was still half asleep, he said okay :) So I dragged my 13 yr old son Noah outta bed ( much to his dismay, but he needed to get out of the house and do something since all he does is lay around and watch t.v. and pester his younger siblings) and off we went. And hubby had to get up and watch the rest of the kids when he wanted to sleep in, hehe. It wasn't a huge auction, but oh my it took forever for the little things like jewelery and figurines to be sold, like 1 1/2 hours and we got tired of standing so we took a seat for the good stuff to begin. I won a wood box or so that is what they described, but it looks more like a big antique cradle that doesn't rock, lol, so I'm thinking it might be an old dough or flour box without the lid?? Oh well, i got it for $2. I also finally got a washstand/dry sink for $22.50 and another crock. I don't have any pics yet as they are still at the auction hall because it was raining so hard and I could not get the darn tonneau cover for the truck off to put anything in it, so I have to make arrangements to go and pick it up when hubby is done working sometime this week. I can't wait to get them home and when I post pics, maybe someone can tell me what the big wood box thingy is, lol. I also got a brand new unopened mitre box kit for $3, was thinking of hubby when I got it and how he might be able to make me a few things :) and I can use it too when I make my homemade soap which I really need to make more of...I only spent $52 outta the $100 hubby gave me so he was happy to get money back! I really wanted a set of Salt Box houses pictures that you hardly ever see around this neck of the woods but it got too high in price and I knew my limit, but after I was done I was kicking myself for not getting them cause I still had money left over, lol. Oh well, next time, hehe.
Well, that was it for my adventure this weekend! Hope everyone had a great weekend and a good start to the week,

Lots of hugs, Trish

August 04, 2011

Good Thursday morning everyone! It's a bright, sunny beautiful day here in Kendal. After yesterday's much needed rain (although it was quite heavy for awhile!), it's nice to see Mr. Sunshine again and the humidity isn't too bad... yet :) Yesterday I received a wonderful parcel in the mail... I've been waiting for it for a bit and our postal system can be very slow at times. So after being completely soaked from the rain because our van window won't go up( I really hate automatic windows in vehicles and would much prefer the wind up ones, I eagerly opened the mailbox door and to my surprise, a brown envelope was just waiting for me! I knew it, I knew it! So rushing home and drying off, I carefully opened the envelope, boy was it taped good! lol, and than unwrapped the sweet prim tissue paper, and this is what was inside! A beautiful handmade prim bonnet made by Lecia over at Farmhouse Prims. It is stained just perfect and I love the colors. Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful bonnet and for making me smile on such a rainy, stormy day!

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Blessings and hugs, Trish

August 02, 2011

Fire Cracker Kid Primitive's is having an amazing giveaway so go ahead and pop over to their blog and enter to win!!

Picnic in the park...

Well I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend and for my Canadian followers, a happy Civic holiday long weekend! It was nice to have 3 days off for my hubby to spend time with us and we got some really good family quality time together :) Saturday began with an early wake up from the kids eager to start on our road trip and we were outta of the house by 10 a.m. , right on time! We headed up north and were in Huntsville by 12:30 taking the longer route but way more scenic but unfortunately we were not able to get out and take any pics as the 2 lane highway was very curvy and there were few places to pull over. We passed by so many beautiful peaceful lakes and hubby wants to win the lottery so that we can get a cottage up there. In Huntsville, we stopped at McD's for lunch and got to stretch our legs and sore bums from sitting. Than we headed up to Burks Falls, another beautiful small town and we searched for the house that my grandparents lived in. Couldn't find it lol, but I think I was 8 yrs old the last time I was there so it has likely changed alot. I knew it was near a railroad track and a river but dang it we just couldn't pick it out even though I remembered what it looked like back then. We probably drove by it a few times and just didn't recognize it. We were only 80 KM's away from North Bay... truely up North!! Thought about continuing to go there but decided to head back home because we didn't want to be getting back too late and we didn't want any accidents from the dogs when we got home! So we drove back through Gravenhurst and Bracebridge and Orillia which by the way took us alot less time because it was a different highway and we were home by 5:30. Next time we will leave earlier in the morning so that we can get out and walk around and see the sights! Sunday we were planning to do some more things but Rhys was feeling icky and had the runs so we didn't go anywhere but by Monday he was feeling much better and he wanted to go on a picnic. We went to Orono, a town 10 mins away and went to the park there and the kids had a blast playing in the creek and hiking up the trails and than we had a bbq with the portable charcoal bbq Noah won a few years back. I forgot how good hamburgers and hotdogs tasted on a good old charcoal bbq! After some creek splashing and crayfish huntin we packed up or stuff, went and picked up our oldest daughter from her friends, grabbed some Timmy's coffees and $1 milkshakes for the kids and went home. The kids said that this was the best day of summer so far :) We will definitely be going back to the park again and stay longer and it's free!
Well that was our weekend, time to start a new week and look forward to any adventures next weekend! We have PT again this week for Rhys and lots of driving back and forth taking the kids here and there. Can't wait for Friday to arrive :) Blogger is being slow at uploading pics so I will try again tomorrow!

Hope you all are doing well and take care,

Blessed hugs,Trish