Friday, April 29, 2011

A Fairy Tale Wedding

The world is watching as Prince William and Kate Middleton become husband and wife.
I can remember the wedding of Charles and Diana, as if it were yesterday.

I hope you are enjoying the celebration.
Take care,
~Natalie

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What'cha Working on Wednesday?

Who else has to cope with the Alltel and AT&T switch?
Everyone here (our family, our friends,  our students)
is trying to learn to use a new phone...

Ummm...
Please accept my apologies for anything stupid that I may have sent by accident!!

Take care,
~Natalie

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday Mail Call

How fast can you type 'BINGO'?
My Primitive and Folk Artists Team on Etsy recently participated in lively game of Bingo.

Brenda of The Rusty Thimble organized the lists and called out words everyday.
The first person to complete their list, was to call out (type) Bingo.
Due to severe storms and several hiccups in the internet service,
there was more than one winner.

For third place, Brenda send a little box of sweet surprises...
A personal note from Brenda...and the cutest packaging...
tissue pattern pieces with homespun ties.
The precious little bundle of dried flowers is the perfect addition to my vintage vase on a shelf, high above Callie's reach.
But there's more...
Brenda's creations are always fabulous.
The handmade strawberry found a home in my basket of vintage crochet cotton in my sewing studio.

And my favorite...the Prim Cow...
She has roamed our kitchen and dining room and seems content in several spots.
Don't you just love the rusty bell on the tip of her tiny twine tail?!

Thank you, Brenda!
It's just perfect.

Here are Brenda's links:

Hey everyone, be sure to stop by and say 'Hi'!

Take care,
~Natalie

Where the Weekend Went and a Tuesday Tip of the Day

I hope you all enjoyed a Glorious Easter Weekend.
We spent time with family also enjoyed the warm spring sunshine.
Coloring eggs is a tradition that involves the whole family, 
regardless of age.

Tuesday's Tip of the Day
Allow your dyed eggs to dry on a wire cooling rack.
 Use a paper towel underneath for easy clean up.

Have a Terrific Tuesday, everyone!

Take care,
~Natalie

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

TGIF and Don't Miss these Giveaways

Spring has Sprung!
And my Etsy teams are Celebrating!!
The Primitive and Folk Artists are giving 3 prizes to 3 winners each week until May 15th...
starting TOMORROW.
So, run right over...check out the rest of the prizes
and sign up here on the PAFA Blog.

The talented folks in the Old Farmhouse on Etsy have gathered 26 items...yes 26 items...
that will go to one lucky winner on May 28th.
Here is just a sampling of the summertime fun 
that will arrive on your doorstep if your name is drawn.
to see the rest of the prizes and sign up.

Best of luck, my blog friends!
Take care,
~Natalie

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thrift Store Finds ~ The Little Things that Make Me Smile

Recently, while in Fargo, hubby and I found ourselves with some extra time on our hands.
Jake's lacrosse games had been moved back...for some reason or another.
So...
we visited a couple of thrift stores... 
...because you never know what you will find, and how much it will cost!
Sweet little pitcher...
Decorative and Functional!

Hubby found this iron rack...

Magazine rack??
Or...
It would be great for holding logs for our fire pit out on the patio.
After much careful consideration,
Callie is ok with that decision.

A basket... $2.99...
One can never have enough baskets, right?

Check out these details...

It's Peter Cottontail!

He has a home...here with us...

Take care,
~Natalie

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What'cha Working on Wednesday?

This is a busy time of year for everyone, isn't it?!
With spring like weather...we venture out more...
Tonight, I am 'feathering our nest' a bit...
...one of our daughters (and boyfriend) will be home for the Easter Weekend.
The other daughter is preparing for Graduation and Exams...
...and we wish her the best!
(See you in a couple of weeks, honey!)
How about the rest of you?
What'cha working on today??

Whatever it may be...
Best wishes to all of you for a wonderful week of
Worship...
Family...
 and Friendship.


Take care,
~Natalie

Celebrating our Youngest Grandchild ~This Little Princess is now Two

This little girl had family and friends around her to celebrate her special day. After swimming, a little naptime, and a nice dinner, she op...