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 ...love 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! http://www.auntmanny.blogspot.com/ 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 http://wwwholidayhousewalk.com/ 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. Hmmm...it 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

http://www.firecrackerkid.blogspot.com/ Offering a great prim unit and http://www.sugarcreekhollow.blogspot.com/ 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 week...it 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 blog....now isn't that silly ...you 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 (PS...be 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!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Check out this giveaway!

Go and check out Lee Hill Primitives Blogspot for a great prim giveaway! She is offering many great things for a wonderful gathering ...all because it is her birthday on the 24th! Check it out and be sure to enter it! ~~Bobbie

New Grungy Pantry Jar Lights

How pRimitiVe these have turned out! I have them listed in my store as well as Etsy. These are a delight to prim up for your gatherings ...so cool with the battery tealight! I love the labels ...they are unique and OOAK. These are big sellers at my shows so I have decided to also include them in my store. They are a quart size glass jar that would look great in any prim setting. I have kept myself busy with these the last few days ...now it is time to make some candy corn bowl fillers ... first off to get my haircut then I will be busy at work! Hope that your day is going well! ~~Bobbie

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Nice weather weekend!

What a beautiful weekend it was this past Labor Day. Yes, a few clouds .... no rain and some nice sunshine was in our forecast. I had a very nice show at the local Farmer's Market Saturday morning, thanks to all my wonderful repeat and new customers! It is really nice to meet people that love the things that I do! We had a nice time at our neighbors/friends BBQ ~ great food and new people we met and a spectacular fireworks show put on by neighboring Lake in the Hills. We finsihed the weekend with a simple grill-out with my parents. A nice three days ... the boys had a nice time going the Lake in the Hills (aka Sunset Park) festival on their own (of course with a group of friends) just no Mom and Dad watching over them. Anyway the Red/White and Blue days are now over, time to change it out for the fall things ~ my favorite time ~ I am late in decorating ...had some orders to fill and just "stuff" to do! Hopefully my home will be done by the end of the week and I can post some pictures! I am ordering new candles for the fall and some rosehips ... and other small items to add to the season so be sure to come and check them out! Remember to take a look at Etsy ... sometime I don't put the same things in the store. I added the link ... thanks for reading todays blog and I hope that you are having a wonderful day! ~~Bobbie

Friday, September 4, 2009

Happy Labor Day Weekend to All

Hello to all my bloggers! Happy Labor Day weekend to you! I hope you all have some nice plans for the holiday. For me I will be busy Saturday at the Huntley Farmer's Market in the morning then hopefully I want to decorate my home for the fall ~ I am late! My mums are outside but nothing in house! Anyway I am still busy crafting away ~ enjoying some new things for the fall season ... and I did a really cool set of stacking boxes ... check them out. I have them listed on ETSY as well as in my store. I will be finishing off my weekend with a BBQ by friends followed up with a fireworks show in our neck of the woods. We are also welcoming my Mom home from rehab this weekend ... she had a couple week stay to regain some strength after a pace-maker was put in. Kids are of course happy to have a three day weekend ... then back to school til the next day off in October! Well that is all for now ...wishing you some nice days ahead! ~~Bobbie

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Some new pics ....

I wanted to post some of the wreaths, dough bowl fillers, pantry jar and my little ghost ornie that I accomplished....also worked on all the new pics for the store...come and see my store PHOTOBUCKET it was finally updated! A few winter/everyday and fall things ...I bought some beautiful mums today at Walmart ~ I needed some more color in the front for my petunias are ready to say goodbye for the season! Part of me is ready for fall, but not ready for the shorter evenings! It is dark by 8:00p.m.! Anyway, off to my sons school open house ...til next time may your day be blessed! ~~Bobbie

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday Tuesday

Hmm...Tuesday already! I am busy working on some witch hat ornies and finished my prim wreaths! I am finally getting to WORK! I will be at the Huntley Farmer's Market this Saturday...those that are close mark down the date ... there are some activities planned and entertainment ...check out Huntley's website for the details. I went browsing through one of teh few country stores that are left in my area today ...so refreshing. I did manage to find a unique witch hat made from a rusty tin, a couple of witch cork coasters and one little scarecrow plate ...yep I love other peoples finds too! I was reading in my Country Business magazine this week about the economy and what is suffering, I know we are personally with my hubby out of work, but I like the others are finding other ways to give a lift to oneself and that is small indulgences...like fragrances, small items for around the home, and seasonal merchandise. They are saying the small ticket items are the ones that people are buying for it gives them the little left they need sometimes...I know I need it. I have my faith also, that this all will work out for us in maybe not the way I would want, but maybe what will be best for my family. Many lessons are learned on ones' journey and you have to be quiet for a moment to listen. Well that is all for now, I will post some pics of my finds and of the wreaths and hats that I finally finished ..yippee!!