November 13, 2012

 Hi there, y'all!! I wanted to pop in and let you know things are coming along...No floor pics...I can't even find my cord to load them, so i decided to fall back and post a pic of my halloween tree I had up before the demolition began...I got the ornaments from  Kim McKee on fb...She does AWESOME work!

My house is still a disaster and I'm not sure when it won't be...I can't plan for Thanksgiving or plan for Christmas...I'm really in limbo...I do know it will be a simple decorated Christmas this year...One thing I have learned from this demolition is I love the open spaces...And I have noticed for some time that when I look at magazines the less decorated primitive always catches my heart...So, I'm going to see if I can do it...I know! I know! It's soooo hard because we love so many things, but my house is smaller than my other one...So, I'm planning on a stash area where I can alternate things out throughout the year and not have as much out all at once....I also threw something up at Tim the other day...I told him that if he'd make me some furniture pieces I wanted that I'd try a simpler primitive look....He said something like "I will think about that" or something that made me think he might just do it...I  want a buttery area, a dry sink, a huge cabinet to house alot of my pottery, etc....Yeah, I see a list coming! hee hee! Tim can build...He just doesn't like to...Then, if Tyalor moves out next summer as she has planned after she graduates with her degree I will be making her room into my studio and moving all my work things in there...

Right now, everything is still in the gathering room...My work table, pottery collection,etc....Just everything waiting for a new home when the floor is finished...The computer is now sitting on one of my primitive tables for the moment...At one point, it was in the hallway on the floor inbetween being turned off and on....

After finally getting our stove fixed our dishwasher has decided to die...Both were brand new when we moved in 4 yrs ago...Certainly don't make them like they use to!

And today is Luke's 6th birthday...My baby boy is 6...I can't believe it!! He shares this day with my great great Granny Lankford...She was born on this day in 1899...In about 10 minutes, it will be the time he arrived in this world forever blessing me, filling my heart, and making our family complete!

I'm off to put my feet up for a bit and do some stitching...There is only so much I can do in the house right now until the floor is finished....I hope to be able to have some Christmas offerings ready to offer soon....

Have a blessed day!~~hugs,Jen 
 

11 comments:

Allison said...

Happy Birthday to your son! I have a 6 year old too. I love your ornies. I'm looking forward to seeing house pictures and I hear you on the open space.

Gayle said...

There are SO many Kim McKee's on facebook - can you help me find her?

Heather Wise said...

I LOVE the tree... I would like to find Kim as well. :) But I really love the look of the whole tree. So wonderfully fall!

I have a "stash" area. Hah. I try to take more stuff down, and I have, but somehow they keep popping back out of the container! :)

It's all lookin' good! Looking forward to seeing the final product!

Blessings!
Heather

Primitive Stars said...

Hello, sweet little prim tree, wonderful ornies on it......Blessings Francine.

taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

Hey you all...Kim is Kim Kievit Mckee... She has awesome stuff!

taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

You can also find her on fb under Prims By Kim....

taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

I can't wait to share my Christmas decorating with you all!!

marly said...

Great tree. I wish I was in the midst of renovation. I can't make a decision!! I love your new floor. I guess I should start looking at options!

Karen said...

Hey there lady...I know just how you feel. Our dining room was tore up like that when we put our wood floors down - most things were in our kitchen or den - what a jumbled mess and it was a week before Easter which was to be at our house.
And you know - when it was done and the room was still empty - I LOVED IT...and loved that we didn't bring in other things from before so I hear you with the less look.
Hugs,
Karen

ctlogcabin said...

Happy 6th Birthday Luke,
God Bless him.
Hang in there I'm sure at times
this mess gets on your last nerve,
but oh the glory when it is done.
I'm with you Jen, I find I'm putting more away,
and taking out less when the seasons change.
Either way it's what ever makes you
Happy, Cozy and Content.
Blessings & Hugs ~~ Connie xox

bettyj said...

For people like us, it is so hard "doing" less. I just decorated for Christmas with about 1/3 of what I usually do, and it still looks like a lot. I am trying though. Looking forward to your re-do pictures.