Friday, December 4, 2009

Shipping Savings this Weekend ...

Shop this weekend in my store and spend $25.00 or more and shipping will be just a flat rate of $5.00 ... This is only valid this weekend starting now through Sunday at midnight (December 5th) I will adjust shipping through paypal ... it is a great little deal to get some of your shopping done for you or someone else! You must let me know that you read this in my blog to get the deal....Please know this is per box ... I will fit as much as I can in one package for you, but some items may ship seperately...please inquire if your not sure of what can fit into a package ... usually it is the delicates/handmades. I would also love for you to come and follow my blog! Have a great weekend! ~Bobbie

December ...

It has been awhile since my last blog ... I am sorry for that ... busy of course with everything. I am taking a break in preperation for my upcoming two day show. ... it will be my first time doing this one so wish me luck ... it is very hard to do this right at the holiday time ... what was I thinking when I signed up for it? LOL ... anyway I am enjoying some new creativity. If I had my camera I would take some pics for you to see and put them in my store ... the camera went AWOL ... well ... Adam's first basketball game is tonight and I will beable to make it ... he loves the game ... I am am happy to be a Mom in the stands :) I hope that you are keeping well this season ...hope the shopping, baking and decorating is coming along for you ... I am almost there ...give me another week and I hope to be completely decorated....I did manage to get the Christmas cards out this week ... I wrote them out about 2 weeks ago...yeah for me! Just a quick hello to all my readers ... I am still here! Come visit the website I do have some nice christmas items and some great gift ideas for you ... the tarts are going fast they make a great gift for someone! Take care for now and God Bless!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Happy Thursday ...

I think today it is time to take down some of the fall and Thanksgiving and make way for Christmas ...Usually I do not do it this early but I feel I am going to run behind. With the show taking up my first weekend in December it really cuts me down in time. I have had so much inspiration from reading others blogs this morning. I am having luch with a friend today that may interrupt the momentum. As long as I can get it away I would be happy :) that is half the battle. I am not hosting Thanksgiving, usually my sister gets that day so I think to myself why keep this out any longer. Maybe it will inspire me to do more things that I have been meaning to get to. I did get one of my orders in so I can now complete my santa boots ...I have a vision of how they will turn out so let us see ~ Not too much else to report on the crafting part...December will sure be a busy month ... looking ahead I have a few Christmas parties to enjoy with my hubbies new company that he works for, my sons last party in school (he is in 5th grade so these are his last ones) My mom turns 65 on Christmas so I am planning a Christmas/surprise party for her, (of course with the help of my sister), & my mother-in-law usually has the whole family over the Saturday before the christmas I say I am going to be even more busy! Which is good! Anyway have to start on my home with you soon ... ~Bobbie

Monday, November 16, 2009

November in full bloom

Well it has been awhile since I wrote. Lots of blessings are coming to the Horan household lately. The biggest one is my hubby getting a job after what seemed to be hopeless in this economy... the Lord has surely blessed us. Prayers do work. He is starting his fourth week and still it seems like a dream. I am starting to settle back into my routine with the kids and normal household things. A few weeks back I did a show that was wonderful. It was my first official school craft fair and things could not have run more smoothly for me. I am crafting for the next one which will be the first weekend of December. I will be featuring some german twig trees, sleighs with lights, snowman baskets and a few other oddities. I am looking forward to this event. I am also looking forward to decorating my house for the season. I have some new ideas and some furniture to re-arrange. This past weekend I got to do something for me, and that was take a ride to my favorite little primitive country store and pick out a new snowman to come home with me. I love him already and can't wait to set him out. I always make sure that they can stick around for awhile after christmas, for winter is still with us for a few more months. Well that is all for now, I just had to share my good news finally with everyone. I now even have more to smile about! Til next time may you be blessed ~~Bobbie
PS...don't forget to stop in and see what is new in the winter/christmas section of the store...some new things are listed and more handmades are on the way since those sold out at the craft fair. Also stay in touch for my cyber monday special will be here sooner than you want it too!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Christmas added to my store today

Come and check out some of the new items in the Winter/Christmas category. Hard to believe Christmas is around the corner! Some trees, garlands will keep your home simple this season with a few tucks of snowmen & santa's. Adding lights always make it sparkle. I am getting ready for a show this Saturday ...the baskets are ready and a few pumpkins will be out, some really cute handmades ...was hoping to bring along the turkey's too, but they sold out in the year I will have to order more. I am looking forward to this one for it will be the first show I do in November. Anyway just thought I would share with you some of the new things ...til next time ~~Bobbie

Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday Monday

What a day ... peaceful for me to set out my Thanksgiving things and rearrange some furniture that I have been meaning to do. My order did not come in so I was not able to get those Christmas Trees started ...but that is okay for I needed a day to be in the house transforming it...and of course dusting! I also added the pumpkin to my Etsy listing today ...a few of my paper mache ones are left for the season. Anyway I hope you are having a nice start to your week ...a few pics of what I put out ... ~Bobbie

Sunday, November 1, 2009

First Day of November ~ All Saints Day

The day started early, unintentionally, with the time change we found ourselves at the 7:30 am mass instead of the usual 9am ...then a quick McDonalds breakfast, back home to take down the halloween, if you know me I just can't leave it up past a day after halloween on the outside. For some reason this is the only seasonal thing I feel I need to switch the day after! Christmas, Valentines, Easter and the Red/White and Blue can stay past the day, but for some reason the halloween just can't! Call me crazy. Anyway the Pilgrims are out, the goose is dressed now it is time for Turkey Day to come...not to quick though! Took the boys clothes shopping ..they "Needed" a couple of new shirts for school and we just had the chance to hang out together while Dad was home watching the Bears game...alone. The week will be busy one for me ...The kids are off for 3 days this week for conferences, I am hosting our Bunco group Friday night, so I need to prepare some goodies for that (and clean my house!) and of course I have my Holiday show on Saturday... so I have some more things to get together....hopefully my trees will be in so I can get those together :) ~ I will be a busy one this week which is good for me! Here are a couple of pics of the outside ~ May your week be blessed! ~~Bobbie

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Tricks or Treats

Happy Halloween to all! Wow October 31st already! Where has this month gone to? Well I know I have been just busy around the home with the kids, and getting ready for some upcoming shows. I wanted today to post some of the halloween pics of my two boys (Adam, 10 and Zach 12) ...and the house that is totally wind blown from todays weather! That's okay ~ we still had some fun. This year the pumpkin carving was taken from the Adam's Family ~ we love that movie! The weather around here just as not been nice at all. Maybe it will be a easy winter ~ anyway just wishing all my readers a Happy Halloween and see you in November! ~~Bobbie

Friday, October 23, 2009

Time for Snowmen

Hello to all! It has been awhile and I am sorry since my last blog! Keeping busy with my family and preparing for the next show ~ My youngest had surgery last week that I had to tend to ...and he is on the mend. The weather this week has been not so nice ...rain, rain go away! We just have not had the best fall around my neck of the woods. Anyway I have been putting together some of my twig wall baskets with snowmen, gingerbread and candy canes ...along with a beeswax battery candle ...they are darling. I am posting one of them here ...I will have one style in my store and a variety at the next show (priced from $35 and up) ...come and join me November 7th at St. Thomas More in Elgin....many wonderful crafters will be there which is sure to be a busy day....time to start that Christmas shopping! I will also have some of the last pumpkins with crows for the rest of the harvest season ...they too are adorable. I am busy working on Winter and Christmas so be sure to check out my store. I am always here for any special requests that you may have as well. Etsy is showcasing the rest of my halloween and it is on sale there, so head on over when you have the chance. Don't forget that my treasure box is also on sale in my store has lots of great surprises at a great price. Well, that is all for now ...I hope that you are all doing well! Til next time ~~Bobbie

Monday, October 5, 2009

October ...Already?

It seems like yesterday that I was waiting for Spring to arrive ... and now it is the first week in October! The mums are in full bloom ... the chill is in the air....and the leaves on my front tree are starting to I ready for this new season to be here I ask myself. It is my favorite time of the year, but for some reason this year is different for me. My home that is always done in the season is done simly this time and for the halloween, well I can say I got the outside decorated tonight and it looks nice. Maybe tomorrow some of my witchy things will come out and scatter about. I think that I am crafting so much for the next few shows that I am just too busy to do my own stuff. I love what I have been doing and maybe that is where my heart has been. Keeping all that I want to accomplish is sometimes harder than what it seems to be. Well I must get back to some staining ...just wanted to get my first blog in for the month. Yes, I am still going to do a giveaway, just have not had the time to get it together...soon though! Be sure to check back. Til then may your day be blessed! ~~Bobbie

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sunny Tuesday ...

It is time to get back to work after this weeks Fall Fest and Farmer's Market in Richmond. Everything worked out just fine weather wise and I met many new friends, I am very appreciative to all my new friends of my store. This week, I will continue on some new projects, finish up some old ones and of course take care of my family! Tonight is CCD which I co-teach and really enjoy it. 5th graders are alot of fun to be with. I am posting a pic of the fair along with this weeks spotlight item to purchase. This is my snowman, sitting in a wreath with pips and and stained hang tag. Approx. 7" tall and 4" wide. Assorted styles available, one with a broom, shovel or a sign. Will come to you postage paid for only $14.99. Only 5 are available this time around so come and get hom before he melts away! Please contact me and I will send a bill through paypal. Well off to some work ... finishing another batch of my pumpkins that were a hit this weekend! Til next time may your day be blessful ~~Bobbie
PS...don't forget to mark your calendars for the Richmond Farmer's Market ~ Sunday's through October 10 am - 3 pm ~ Lots of great vendors!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Huntley Fall Fest Reminder

Hello to all my area blog readers! I am just reminding you of Huntley's Fall Fest ... I will be there from 10 til 5 Saturday September 26 ... Deicke Park on Route 47. Please come and join me if you can! Lots of great prim fall items are available and they are one of a kind! Hope to see you there! Will be posting pics of the show hopefully Sunday ~~Bobbie

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another Busy Day

Boy have I been busy working away at my prims for this weeks fall fest. I have had little time for some updates. I wanted to post my witch cauldron that I love! It is hand-stitched and as grungy as a cauldron can get ...some sweet pumpkin pips are added and don't forget to stir up this brew with two grungy candles and a cinnamon stick. About 10" wide and 10" tall...a sure great piece to add to that halloween decor. I will be listing it in my store and on Etsy. I am also offering it here for $25.99 including shipping charges, just contact me I can send you a bill. Well... must get back to business ... Please pray for me that there will be no rain on Saturday ... it is in the forecast. Hope your day was blessful ~~Bobbie
PS...also posting some other projects ...they will be also listed

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What I am working on today ...

Today was a productive day ... just thought I would post a couple of pics of my grungy halloween pantry boxes and my new grungy jar light the way they turned out. Available on Etsy. I will also be bringing these to my upcoming shows...Love the grungy look! Hope your day was nice ~~Bobbie

Monday, September 21, 2009

New Giveaway to enter ...

Okay I must go to bed but once again intrigued by the internet ... found this giveaway and it is a good one ... at least I think so .. go and enter maybe you will win! by the way this is a great blog ... so many great prims to take a look at ... Enjoy! ~~ Bobbie

Item of the Week ON SALE

Hello to all ~ Hope your weekend was nice. Took a stroll around Harvest Days in Woodstock, IL on Sunday and seen some lovely vendors. For me I will be one of those for the next three weekends, one in November and a couple of days in December. I am looking forward to it ... but then again I don't get to go and be a visitor ~ oh well it is nice to be on the other side of things. I will be busy this week with some new ideas for the upcoming shows.
Today I am introducing something new, I am now offering a item of the week on my blog. You can take advantage of this either by contacting me. This week brings my GruNgy Ol' GhOst which can be hung anywhere you want him to. Available for only $11.99 (includes postage). He is about 8" long and 5" wide. Hand-stitched face and he is gruNgy! Looks so priM wherever you want him to be put. Also don't forget to check out my candles and tarts for the fall season ~ you will love them ... Grandma's Kitchen and Gatherings are favorites! My "surprise" box is still available see store for details ~ this is a way to get some great prims at a very low cost. That is all for now, must get to work! Hope to see you soon! ~Bobbie
Upcoming Shows I will be at:

September 26, 2009 ~ Huntley Fall Fest (10am - 5pm)

October 3, 2009 ~ Huntley Farmer's Market (8am - 12:30pm)

October 9, 10 & 11th ~ Scarecrow Fest in St. Charles, IL (9am-5pm) Corner of State & Second

November 14, 2009 ~ Light of Christ (details TBA)

November 21, 2009 ~ St. Anne Seton, Crystal Lake (TBA)

December 5 & 6, 2009 ~ Holiday Housewalk (check out for map)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Added Rapid Cart to my Blog

Zach on the bench...

Adam at third base ....

Well tried something new tonight ... not sure how it will be. I am trying the rapid cart on my blog for the items I have listed on Artfire. is pretty far down in my blog so you have to scroll down a bit. I am working on a new blog page, one that will match my website ... well Brenda is from Hattie's Workshop! I have way too much going on here and need some new space for it all ... so watch for it in the coming weeks.... I think I will celebrate that with my first giveaway ... it will be a prim one indeed! Well that is all for now ... take care and visit with you soon! ~~Bobbie PS....some pics of the outdoor fall decorating I did ...I will probably rearrange it by the time it all posts LOL! Can't forget my boys at their game this week ... they lost :(

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Two Awesome Giveaways to Enter

Found these two sites tonight ~ thought I would let you know of them ... Let me tell ya there is so much to see out here on the web! Great Blogs & Websites... I find someone new everyday! Anyway here they are and go and check them out!
Hope your day was blessful! ~Bobbie Offering a great prim unit and Offering a wonderful trio of candles.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Beautiful Pumpkin Squash & Ghourds

What a beautiful array of colors I found at my local grocer ... love the little white pumpkins ... they are so perfect and the bright pumpkin squash ...had to add a couple of ghords to the mix. I bought these to put out in my planters ... but they look so nice in my treen bowl on the coffee table that I think they will stay inside. The kitty kinda like them ... they must have the earthy smell to them! Anyway had to take a photo ... of course a few more to liven up the blog today! My little "keeper" made his way into the pics as well! I can't believe how my little guy is growing up! Adam has started the fifth grade out well (so far)! He is lovin his teachers, and classmates and the overall routine of fifth grade. Anyway wanted to share with you today ... hope your day is going well ~ mine will continue with some housework, crafting and ending with baseball tonight ... boys have a game and what a beautiful day to have it...sunshine all about! Dinner is in the crock pot ... just a roast which 3 out of the 4 in our family will eat! Mr. Keeper will not ... grilled cheese again for him! I think that is why he stays so darn skinny!! I am going to be approaching my 20th follower and it is time for a FREE giveaway so stayed tuned it will be announced on the next day or so ...til then, have yourself a great day and blog with ya soon! ~~ Bobbie
PS... Don't forget to head on over to my ETSY shop ... I am doing dollar shipping this ends the 18th!! Also some sales in my store ... TARTS are here in Winter scents check them out they are 4 for $5.00...they are the BEST around!! Thanks & God Bless!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Music on my Blog

I just read a complaint about music playing on websites and blogs. I am sorry if it offends anyone out there. My feeling is this, it is not on my website but it is obviously on my blog. Blogging is a personal touch to who you are and what you like. On my website I don't have it for a couple of reasons, one is if you are shopping while at work It is less distracting. Also, websites reach a wide variety of people that are shopping on this site for a variety of reasons and I choose not put music on it. I am a primitive/country site ~ uplifting sometimes to "shop" I think that store owners want you to have a cozy feeling of being in their store and it is in a form of welcoming eventhough you are not in a brick and mortar shop. I was just amused in the fact that this person had to say that they would not spend their money in someones store that plays music on the site and/or the isn't that silly shop in brick and mortar stores (ie: Walmart) don't ya? You can't turn it off there but certainly on the site that you are visiting ... oh well that is my feelings and wanted to state this to anyone reading my blog ... I don't do it to annoy or push anyone away and sorry if it offends! ~~Bobbie Have a peaceful rest of your day!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Finally Decorating For Fall...

Well it has been a busy week ... and some lack of motivation to get some of my fall things out and into groupings ... I love this time of the year and love to change around my home but this week took some pushing .... and really it is not done! I love to take pictures because you can see through them what looks nice together and what just does not belong. You may think it looks good but just does not look right in that photo! I love digital cameras! Anyway I took a few of my favorite little guys that resurrected from their storage bin ... some oldies and one new one for this year ...courtesy of my Mom ~ thanks Mom! Anyway this weekend is sure to be busy in the Horan home. Hopefully some continued sunny skies are in our forecast. I hope your weekend will be a nice one also ... until I blog again take care and God bless! ~~Bobbie ( sure to follow me on Twitter!!) Shop in my store now through September 20, 2009 and use coupon code HOLIDAY and you will receive 15% off your order...hurry this offer ends soon!