Tuesday, July 1, 2014

I got to meet a blogger - And new items on my selling blog

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Oh yes, I got to meet Robin Schilpp from http://primitivehutch.blogspot.com/ 
She and her niece Niki took a 4 day shopping road trip and we met on Saturday and one of my favorite local shops Finder’s Keepers.
I saw Robins van….packed to the roof – well almost, they had to save room for the next day because they were going to the Elkhorn flea market and I just know how that went after seeing what they bought in just 2 days! lol

I met up with them Sat. afternoon at the shop and what a delight to meet Robin!  She’s so cute and so bubbly but I unfortunately was not my usual self because I was hurting but didn’t want to miss the chance to meet her.  I tried my best but hopefully she didn’t notice.  I did do some damage .

First off here’s Ms. Robin and myself
Me and Robin 1

And my purchase – a childs gown.  Not sure if it’s a night gown or a Christening gown.  There are a couple spots on it but I loved it and the price was right and the pin tucking down the front and sleeves is just beautiful.
Childs dress

I plan to have a peg rack shelf put in one of the guest rooms and hang my baby clothing from it and if I can find some baby shoes and a bonnet it would complete the wall.
Before saying goodbye Robin gifted me with a cute patriotic pin cushion/pillow tuck she made and a beautifully scented candle/tray.
Gift from Robin 
Thank you Robin – I hope we get to meet again one day and this time spend more time together.

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Oh we are living in a mess right now – actually the family room and screen room.
We are re-doing the family room and all the furniture has been removed to the screen room. Although at night we have to bring in the fabric chairs because it has done nothing but RAIN here and I don’t like them getting damp.
We went from light walls to a caramel colored wall.  At first I thought it might be a bit dark but the more I painted the more I loved it.  Sort of a Kraft bag color.
Here is the main reason we had to re-do. 
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The wall above the fireplace had a leak at some point (for a long time actually) before we had the new roof put on and the leak buckled and warped the wood.  Any picture we had up there had to be large enough to cover the area and that was basically one that would fit and I was getting mighty tired of looking at it for years.
Sunday a friend of my husbands was generous to give up his Sunday to replace the wall for us.
Fireplace wall 1
Now it’s fresh and all painted and we are ready to put the floor baseboards on today.
Then the carpet has been ordered and expected to here by end of next week and then our installer will put it in and hopefully we will be back in business.
Walls 1
Family Room done 1

Finished FB wall
FR painted

There are hardwood floors in this room but over the past 35 years with carpeting and the staples all over we just didn’t want to go through the process of having them refinished plus the room is drafty in the winter.
Family room redo 1

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Please visit my selling blog as I put some new items on there that I found a Market Square wholesale show last Monday,
You can find them on the ‘Prim Needs’ category:

Thanks to all my followers for sticking with me through my MIA on your blogs.
Life has a way of stopping one from doing EVERYTHING – by the time I get my e-mails answered and sometimes getting a post done here I’ve run out of steam plus things in general.
I do see what you post as I scroll through my bloglovin – I know you are all out there and continuing on better than I am.
But I do thank you and THANK YOU to my 4 new followers!  Amazing that some are still liking what I have to say! lol


Have a great rest of your week and a very happy and safe 4th of July


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  1. Morning Karen, how exciting to meet a fellow blogger, wonderful. So kind Robin was of gifting you the great presents. The hard work is paying off, can't wait to see the finish room, Blessings Francine.

  2. hello hello my dear friend, it so cute to meet a fellow blogger :) may be one day i meet you too...
    cant wait to see the lovely finish room..
    sending you sweet hugs and love..
    kisses xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Morning Karen!
    It was a lot of fun meeting you and I'm so sorry we didn't get to visit a lot longer.
    I just wish there was more time in a day. Thank-You so much for all the info on some wonderful shops to visit. Glad you liked the goodies I gave you ~ enjoy!
    Bummer that you didn't get to the show ~ it was very hot though. I kept my eyes open for army blankets but didn't see any. Your room is looking great ~ can't wait to see it complete!!!
    We will meet again I'm sure ~ you are only a 2 1/2 hr drive from my home.
    Thinking about going to the Sept. show ~ we will see.
    Until Next Time
    Prim Blessings Friend

  4. How wonderful to be able to spend time with a kindred spirit. Loving your living room re-do. can't wait to see the finish. Have a great day! ~ronda

    1. Hi Ronda - nice to see you here! Hopefully in 2 weeks the room will be complete and then watch out...pictures again! lol

  5. Well that had to be fun! Sorry you didn't feel well, but this room should pep you up. I really like that color. Your room, as one of my former students used to say, is "lookin' good, lookin' mighty good". have a great 4th

  6. Hi Karen, how wonderful that you two awesome ladies got to meet and have a wonderful visit, Blogger friends are the best! Love all of your goodies from Robin. Sorry you haven't been feeling well. Hope you are better soon! Remodeling is always a mess, but will be worth it, can't wait to see the finished room. hugs, Lecia

  7. So nice that you were able to meet a fellow blogger... glad you had the opportunity, but sorry you weren't feeling well. Hope you are doing better now. Lovely baby dress... love hanging children's clothing on old peg racks, and have a few of them in my home, too. That one is particularly special with that great pin-tucking!! Love the color of your FR....looks perfect. Can't wait to see the room all finished up! Have a happy 4th!

  8. Always fun to actually meet a fellow blogger! I really like the new color - it doesn't seem to darken things up at all. And I have always been a fan of your gorgeous fireplace wall in that room. I didn't make it out to Elkhorn on Sunday (sadly!), too many obligations, and I was also avoiding the sticky icky humid weather! You did inspire me to stop in at Finders Keepers today - picked up so curtain tiers I needed for a little master bedroom update. Always love stopping in there. Hope you are feeling better soon! Jane

  9. How fun to meet up with blogging friends! And the renovations in your family room are looking amazing! I love that red!

  10. Can see and tell by your post you are in pain. Sending up a prayer. It really does take so much out of you especially when you are used to doing it all. Lucky you getting to meet sweet Robin..smile..The color looks nice. I usually go latte or light tan but am trying to decide on a color for our spare room. Warm Blessings! Amy

  11. I really enjoy time meeting blog friends too. Cute picture of you both.
    Your new room color is perfect!!!!
    Happy 4th.!!!!

    1. Hi Earlene - thank you for the nice comment. I need to get on over to your blog and see what new things you have added to your wonderful home.
      Blessings and a happy 4th.

  12. Aww, sorry you were in pain. I hope you're feeling better for the holiday weekend.
    It's always neat to see our blog friends meet up. Sounds like Robin was doing some serious shopping.
    That's great you got your wall fixed. I like your new color and can't wait to see your carpet and everything back in place. We've been having the rainy and muggy weather too.
    Happy Fourth of July!

  13. I hope you're feeling good again. The new paint looks so dark when compared to the old, but not when the whole room is done. Very nice.

  14. Karen,
    So sorry you are hurting... I so HOPE you are feeling better. Robin emailed me about her trip, sounds like it was a huge success!!!! You room make over is going to be wonderful! Though it was wonderful before too! OLM

  15. Not sure my comment worked. Blogger is sure acting funny today with commenting. So sorry you have been hurting. Praying for you. How great that you and Robin got to meet. I'd love to meet all of my blogging friends. Looks like you both had a fun day. The little child's gown is adorable. Your new room and wall look awesome. The caramel colored walls are pretty. We also had an undetected roof leak that did some awful damage.

  16. Love your tan against the red. I need to paint 3 rooms & just dread the mess. You are so energetic. Hope you are feeling better.

  17. The room is looking wonderful Karen! The crocks you found were a deal. None like that around here. They would be more $$$ for sure.


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