My Weight Loss Journey

Sunday, January 30, 2011

New Creations And Our First Cozy Fire In Our New Home

Blessings......I had some time the other day to finish up the hearts, bunnies and egg ornies I had been working on last week. I found these hearts at the thrift store for $1.99. Someone had handmade them out of a ticking fabric and strung them together to make a garland. When I saw them, I knew instantly they would make adorable ornies for Valentine's day. I took them apart, coffee stained them and then baked them a bit in the oven to give them that old prim look we all love:)

Finding things like this really saves me so much time...and time is so precious to me these days seeing I am in school full-time:)

And here are the bunny/egg ornie set I finished up....I think they are adorable.

They look so sweet tucked in a bowl with Easter grass.

Prim Elephants and Pinkeeps

Country Freckles


Lately, while I am on my lunch break from school, I have been heading to Country Freckles to visit with Joni and enjoy looking around her beautiful store.

She has so many awesome groupings...she does such a wonderful job of decorating.

I LOVE these rugs!!!!

Gorgeous store.....she is heading to Pennsylvania soon to go to market...there will soon be new goodies to buy!!!!!

Rug Hooking At Country Freckles

Joni is offering rug hooking classes at Country Freckles. A gal named Kathy comes in one Saturday a month and I think one evening a month and teaches ladies to make these beautiful creations.

I am so impressed with the talent and patience it takes to make and finish one of these babies:)

I took one of Kathy's rug hooking classes at her house about 1 1/2 years ago and loved it. Hopefully I can take another class at Country Freckles soon.

All the beautiful wool Kathy has available for creating.

And here is the little cozy spot in the store where Joni has set aside for the comfortable and inviting.

A Cozy Fire In Our Fireplace.....We LOVED IT!!!!

When we were home the other weekend, Brent and I decided it was time to enjoy a fire in our new fireplace. How relaxing and enjoyable!!!!!

We are both so glad that we decided to put a fireplace in our livingroom....LOVE IT!!!!

Brent tending to the fire.

I have to say, relaxing by the fire was the best part of our weekend....I felt like I was at a was so cool

We are going home again this weekend....can't wait to sit by another fire with my sweetie and enjoy our new home:)

And as for what I have been doing with the rest of my time....or should I say the most of my time, I am still in school. It has been going real good and I can actually say I love it (but am so glad the homework has let up some!!!!) We are now on the clinic floor doing hair 4 days a week and we are in the classroom one. I have had several clients now and enjoy it so much!!!!!! I am getting more confident and am feeling more relaxed each day which is a huge relief because I was so nervous at is good and life is good:)

Hope everyone has a great week, Rhonda

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Prims And Pictures Of Country Freckles

Happy Tuesday everyone......I spent my lunch hour at Country Freckles visiting Joni and taking pictures of my newest creations. Joni has such an amazing store....I wish you all could stop in and see it too. Christmas is all down and Joni has started working on her spring decor. She leaves for Pennsylvania in a couple weeks to go to market to find more amazing primitives we can't live without:) Can't wait to see what she comes back with!!!!!

The above picture is of the cats I made last week....they are so adorable!!!!

Here are some Easter eggs ornies, I made them out of a vintage stitchery which I coffee stained and primed up.

Here is a set of 3 hearts ornies I made out of an old table cloth.

Here is one of my hens sitting pretty ready to find a new home:)

An Easter bunny all ready for Spring:)

And here are a couple of prim dolls I made...they can also be door dolls.

Country Freckles

Joni has been in her new store for 2 month, how time flies. Her Christmas decorating was so awesome but now it's time to change seasons and thing Spring:)

I love all the cool furniture she has on her showroom floor.

She does such a great job of grouping things together.

I LOVE this old screen door with the baskets and greens sprinkled in, it's so inviting, it reminds me of simpler times!!!!

A snap shot of all her Black Crow Candles....if you have never owned or smelt have to....they are so fragrant!!!!

I love this grouping:)

A long shot of her store, as you can see she has a lot of can shop till you drop:)

Love all the lamps and hanging lights.

This looks so inviting you just want to sit down with a hot cup of coffee and a good book and relax a spell.

And last but not least......a cupboard full of linens.

Getting back to school went really good. I gave a perm and a hair cut right off the went really good and I enjoyed talking with my client very much. I think that is what I am going to enjoy about this business also.....making new friends.

I will have to say that I am pretty tired tonight and am thinking about going to bed early tonight....."like right now" even though it's only 6pm.....oh well, ya gotta do what ya gotta do. I am the receptionist tomorrow at school (we all have to take our turn at it) so I think I better be well rested for that gets pretty hectic at the desk.

Gina (if you are reading this post), the perm rods I used on my daughters hair were called Italian rods....our teacher picked them up in Chicago at the hair show. I took some pictures of them but some how, they got erased before I could put them on my blog. I will try and get a picture of them tomorrow and post it.

Hope everyone had a wonderful day.....Blessings.....Rhonda

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Back To School Tomorrow And A Husband Of Many Talents

My vacation is officially over, tomorrow it's back to school for me. I am actually really glad to be going back because I want to get school over with so I can get to work and start making money:), 7 more months to go.

Anyway, I did enjoy my time off though. Brent and I spend most of the time in Spooner enjoying our new house and also enjoying our family. We had Mandy and the boys over for supper one night as you can see, baby Levi really enjoyed dessert.

Baby Levi...what a cutie!!!!

Grandpa Brent and our grandsons Levi and Garrett....I love this picture, it's soooo precious!!!!

A Little Prim'in

We came back to Wisconsin Rapids last Monday which gave me a few days to enjoy sewing before I start back to school. I made up some cats, some little hens, Easter eggs, Valentine hearts and some bunny ornies. I took them all to Country Freckles on Saturday, but forgot my camera so I didn't get to take pictures of my finished creations. I am going to go to Country Freckles during my lunch break Tuesday, so I will take some pictures then and post them.

Until then, here are the cats I made.....they are work in progress here. I painted 2 of them black and 1 on them I coffee stained.

close up....when they were finished....they turned out really cute.

Here are the little hens, these are also pictures of them while they were work in progress. I will have finished pics to show you Tuesday.

Little hens in a row.

Another view of the hens.

Here are my Easter eggs, I coffee stained them and then laid them out on the stove to dry. They will look so adorable in a dough bowl with the bunny ornies I made...stay tuned, pictures to come:)

My Wonderful Husband, A Man Of Many Talents

Now, on to the good stuff. My very manly man, who is not only an amazing house builder, bull-dozer operator, cranberry marsh builder, Mr. fix-it and handy man had one more talent up his sleeve.....he is a colorist and he didn't even know it:)

I was soooooo desperate to have my hair colored before I started school tomorrow (sitting in the classroom with 18-22 year olds, sportin a HUGE gray streak down the middle of my head, is NOT something I want to do if I can help it). So because we are back in Rapids now, and he is the only one available to help, he got drafted.

He is such a good he is mixing up the color after I measured out everything.

All gloved up and ready to roll...notice the beer in the back ground, lol

Here we go!!!!!

Now if you ask me.....this is true love :)

I had to teach him how to apply it, he got the hang of it really fast...I think I he's got the job to do all my colors from now on....he's a natural, lol

Almost done.....I'm lookin real lovely here...NOT

TaaaDaaaa.... here I am all smiles with the gray all did a great job honey thank you soooo much!!!!! I am ready to head back to school tomorrow with my head held high and my hair gray free....thank God!!!!!

I am a blessed woman to have such a wonderful husband....he is soooo good to me and I thank God for him everyday. I am sure there are many wonderful husbands out there that would color their wives hair for them when asked.....I am just glad I was lucky enough to get one of them!!!!!! I better head to bed now....6am comes awful fast!!!!!

Blessings to you all until next time:) Rhonda