29 September 2009

PPP 2009

Here are some fun moments of our 2nd Annual Punkin' Pickin' Party held at our place this past weekend! The sun was out but the wind was too -- guess that is better than rain tho ;o)

A fun time was had by all!!! I'm already thinking about what varities to plant for next year!

24 September 2009

Tis' The Season!!!

The PPP Season that is!! Here is the first load out of the patch tonight for us. This will give me a good start to get the different areas decorated around our place -- the old chevy, the garden shed, the bend in the driveway, the mailbox area...gee... I may need to go pick some more ;o) Do you see the white and blue ones? FuN!!!
I love fall!!!!!

21 September 2009

Will U B My Valentine?

I know, I know! It's the end of September but my Dad brought this out to me the other night and I just had to share! I'm not sure what year this would be from but this is an old Valentine my Dad received from his sister Claudia, my Auntie CJ ;o)

I thought by sharing it here on my blog it would bring back memories for her -- do you remember what year Auntie CJ? ;o)

Notice even back then how they were being crafty and letting her move at the waist? ;o)

20 September 2009

Floor Tiles?

Yep! Another fun thing to do with floor tiles!

I've been busy with these lately - making a series of different family names for a gal who will distribute them at their wedding - kinda as a thank you to the people who helped them with different projects.

I made this using my Cricut die cut machine and vinyl. SUCH fun and really easy!! The tiles are about a 12x12 and are a neutral color which makes them even easier to choose your vinyl colors for. The gal that commissioned me to make these found awesome looking black iron plate stands to go along with these as well!

19 September 2009

Ohh Wee!

Look At ME!!!! Circa 1930's ~ not lookin' too shabby eh? Our project is nearly complete! My hubby is working on replacing the floor on the inside now so once that's done it will be 'done done' ;o)
I love driving by it coming in and leaving our driveway now - what a happy thing to see!!!
Either later on this fall or next spring we will move the pasture fence behind it in a bit and then landscape around it as well ;o)
Thanks for following us as we completed this project!!!

18 September 2009

Boxes n' Shutters

The Boxes & Shutters are done and FULL of fun fall stuff ;o) This is my fave time of year --so why not decorate our 'new' shed too!!!
Tomorrow will be the 'big picture' day -- the shed completed -- so you will have to run back and compare from the first postings to the last postings. Honest! It's the same shed ;o)

17 September 2009

Pin A Big Metal Star on Me!

I just love these 3-D metal stars -- and now I have the perfect place for one too ;o) I found this while we were out in South Dakota this summer and just had to have it -- knowing this is where I was gonna put it eventually!

Perfect Huh? Stay tuned as we are almost done with the garden shed project...you will soon see the 'full picture'!!!

16 September 2009

Fillin' In....

...the white primer is now GONE! The painting and trim work is now done done done!

Next step will be to fill in the gap at the bottom of the building. The building is actually sitting on blocks, remember? Filling it in may deter the 'varmits' from trying to make it their home and it will also make it look much nicer!

Once the block is done around the bottom then there is the metal star along with window boxes and shutters!!!! Ohh ahhh!!!! Stay tuned for more pictures tomorrow!!!!

15 September 2009

Paint ME!

Soo...moving on to the next step! Primer! A good coat all the way around. It soaked it right up!!
Second step of the painting process was to paint the dark green trim first, two coats! Followed by the tan color, another two coats -- here you can get a peek at what the colors will look like together ;o)

It's coming together nicely! Stay tuned for more pics in the coming days ;o)

14 September 2009

Payn' Special Attention....

This is the most attention the shed has had in awhile but overall it's in awesome shape for being circa 1930's wouldnt you say?

We did replace some of the cedar siding where needed...these pictures were taken in that process - quite a few more boards than what is pictured here were replaced. Below the three windows, for one, was all replaced. Most of the front of the building was as well, there were a few we left near the peak as orginial.

All four windows were replaced for new - that was easier than to try and fix the ones that were in there. However, the old were just not thown away - I have plans for those too!!! ;o)

It's now time to apply a white coat of sealer and then apply a few coats of COLOR! We will be painting it the same color of our metal shed - tan and dark green. Continue to tune in tomorrow for the next step ;o)

13 September 2009

I'm home!!!

It was a successful move - the building did not shift at all during the move. Dean did use some braces on the inside of the buliding for the move so that may have helped.

Resting spot for the night -- thought this was a pretty picture!

JD & Dean checking over the spot that the new shed will call home
Its a good thing Jack was available to help - otherwise the project probably would not sit level ;o)
It's time for push off!!!!!

It's almost there (condensed version here! lol)

Stay tuned for more pics - now that the shed is in place its time to start the TLC process ;o)

12 September 2009

THE move!!!

Here we go! This took a little coordination between me leading and stopping traffic coming at us down the road because as you can see we needed the whole road!! My hubby drove the tractor pulling the shed and then my brother followed up the rear of the parade making sure nothing shifted or moved on the trailer.

The 1st picture is just leaving the farm. We had to take the long way around to our house - normally just a few mile trip - but because they were replacing a box culvert near our house that road is closed.

The 2nd picture is us crossing the dredge ditch bridge - a tight fit but no troubles.

The 3rd picture is just as we approached our driveway!!!

The 4th picture is pulling in to our driveway - with a sigh of relief ;o)

Once we got it home we had enough daylight to just park it on the trailer where it sat until the next afternoon when my brother was able to come back over and help us actually set it.

Stay tuned for the next series of pics ;o)

11 September 2009


Here she is!!! ...before a little TLC ;o) So you are thinking to yourself...how did that even make the trip in one piece?! IT DID!!! Yeah!!! Please keep in mind circa 1930's ;o) She has done very well over the years, huh? A new roof was put on in the late 80's so that is still in good shape.

Stay tuned for more pics over the next few days! It's been a fun project to see thru the progress!

10 September 2009

Backside of the building.....

Here is a pic of pre-move ~ a view of the backside. I'll point out in this pic the piece of tin below the windows -- you will no longer see that on the 'new' version ;o) We 'deleted' this in our 'remodeling' plans ;o)
Stay tuned for more!!!

09 September 2009

Prepping for the move....

I'll start with this...up close!! This is as the building sat at the farm before we hauled it to our place. Just this side and the front side of the building has windows - 3 here and 1 in front.

..Stay tuned for more pics!!!

08 September 2009


Hello Everyone!!!

I want to share with you my recent non-stamping activity ~ I'll start out with this picture to get you into the mind set of OLD ;o) These are some 'treasures' I stumbled upon as I was walking around the grove at the farm prepping for our most recent project. Cool huh? This is exactly how I found them..no staging for this picture! Even better!! ...Of course I had to take a few of these items home with me to be used in the landcaping decor for our new addition ---

For the past few years I have had my eye on an old 13' x 15' chicken coop over at the farm. The history behind this old building goes back quite a ways -- my Dad tells me that my Great Great Grandfather built it circa 1930's. It wasnt being used for anything currently and I thought it would look cute sitting at our place as a 'garden shed'. So a week ago, after spending a few nights prior getting it all cleaned out, my husband and brother loaded it up on a trailer and pulled it over to our place with a tractor via the back roads. We have spent the past week giving her a little TLC..a few new boards here and there...a coat of primer and a few coats of paint....stay tuned over the next few days of pictures along the way...it's been a fun project and it will be done in time for the Punkin' Pickin' Party this fall!!! We will continue with moving some of the pasture fence and landscaping either later this fall or next spring -- so it will be a work in process for awhile yet ;o)

21 August 2009

Thanks Michelle!!!

Whoo hoo!! Look what arrived for me in the mail yesterday? FUN mail from Michelle ;o)
She has returned from the annual SU! convention and brought back some SU! goodies! She was soo nice to share with me ;o) A 'go green' shopping bag, a little cosmetic case and a set of 3 super cute pens. The card was go-jous too!!
Thanks soo much Michelle ~ you didnt have to do this BUT what fun!!!
Happy Stampin'~

15 August 2009

Punkin' Patch 2009

Here is a peek of the punkin' patch today!! I was hoping to get pics taken last month at about the same time as I took them last year but time just got away from me!!! The patch is looking good but dry, hopefully we get some rain from mother nature this weekend to save me from pulling the water wagon along to each row!

Watching the punkins turn from green to orange are really fun -- they have really just started to do this this past week.
This year we are featuring both white and BLUE pumpkins!

We will also have the smaller pumpkins too -- per request ;o)

We have a few mounds of the Big Max pumpkins again this year too -- this one should turn out perfect since he's already sitting upright!

Watch for more pics as the patch changes ;o)

~TFL & Enjoy~

11 August 2009

Gourd FuN

Late last summer and early fall you might recall me posting pics about our punkin' patch. THIS is what a year of drying will do, create FuN ;o)

This particular gourd is called a birdhouse gourd --I let them dry out all winter and had fun creating with them in their new dried out hard form recently!

I used a dremel tool to do the carving after I had traced the T and stars on this gourd. I then used a short string of lights and some silk leaves to finish off the decoration. This particular gourd I created for our friends out the Black Hills ~ I delivered it just this past week when we arrived at their house for an awesome week of vaca and our annual trek out to Sturgis.

Thanks again Dale & Michelle ;o)

~TFL & Enjoy~

01 August 2009


I just couldnt resist to share this pic ~ out our back door around the deer feeder...baby racoons. Growing up we had a baby coon for a summer as a pet and we called him 'coony bear' ... these little guys look just like he did all of those summers ago ;o)
~TFL & Enjoy~

15 July 2009

Fun with Photoshop ;o)

Hello!!! It appears as tho I have been away for awhile by the last date I posted here on my blog but I've been around...including having fun with my niece and nephew;o)

I have been self-teaching myself on the amazing Photoshop CS program as time has allowed -- wow!!! I have soo much more to learn but here are a few pics that I have 'altered' using PS. What FUN!

This is my beautiful niece out in their flower field at the farm -- I wanted to have both color and black and white in this pic. She was sitting in her car seat and I was able to 'erase' the car seat from the pic as well!

This is my nephew Jack (see the license plate?!) making a trip around the flower field looking for just the right flower to gift to his Mom ;o) In this pic I thought it would be fun to just pull out a few of the colorful flowers as well as Jack & his license plate in color. I also burned the edges and added the text.

Here is Ava with her Grandpa -- not much done to this but added a heart and text ;o)

Here is one of my faves to date -- this is Jack waiting for the 4th of July parade to start -- and using the PS program I 'sketched' it -- how cool is that!!!??
I want to get pictures of the punkin patch taken too -- and post them about the same time of year as I had posted last years growing season pics. So stay tuned for those!!!
~TFL & Enjoy!~