Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy Friday!

I have almost all the scrapping and sanding done on the trim.  Just a 3 foot by 2 foot section up high.  That part is a bit scary and I was too tired to do it properly and safely yesterday.  I want to get that area done today and the bare wood primed.  Tomorrow is the 4th of July holiday so no work that day, maybe!

My niece returns home today, my son is sad.  He wishes she could stay. That will be hard later when it is time for her to go.  He will be lost for a few days.

I have another sale to showcase...

Vintage Green Railroad Engine Bag Tag
Vintage Green Railroad Engine Bag Tag by Kinder_Kleider
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A luggage tag, with a train! I would love to take a train ride across the country. That would be fun.

Enjoy the holiday tomorrow.  
I know we are grilling and eating potato salad..YUM!

Thursday, July 2, 2015


My muscles hurt so much, but in a good way!  It was so wet yesterday morning that really we thought we wouldn't be able to get much work done.  I started to weed more of the planters and by 10am we decided the rain was done for the day so why not pressure wash the next side of the house. Normally we would pressure wash in the rain because you get soaked no matter what but we had severe thunderstorms and that wouldn't mix with a metal wand.  I was three tiers up washing the house on the scaffold, wow was it high but I am getting more confident. We got a lot of loose paint off the trim and all the dirt off the cedar shakes. Then we looked at the was long!  We then decided to cut the grass.  It is a BIG yard and when we finished there were some bushes that needed trimming so that was done too.  It was a marathon!

Today I am heading back up the scaffold and scrap/sand the trim on our project side of the house. It will be a few days before we can paint because the wood is damp but I can still knock off any loose stuff.

Camp is done for this week, they start back up Monday but my son doesn't go till next Wednesday.  He had a blast yesterday at the movies and he came home all muddy from playing in the park.  Can't beat that, he had a big smile!

I have been selling nicely the last week of June.  Nothing for July but it is on the second day of the month!  This is by far one of the most popular prints I sell...

Fox Sleigh Ride Vintage Print
Fox Sleigh Ride Vintage Print by Kinder_Kleider
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I think this design has been sold on just about every product I have put it on.  It is adorable with the foxes and as a side note our local fox came by the other night and strolled through our yard! 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Rain out yesterday.

Camp was cancelled, rained all day. We were going to pressure wash in the rain but the thunder made that a bit too dangerous! So today we took the kids (my niece is still here for a few days) out for lunch and some shopping.  I baked a cake and we had a fun taco dinner.

Hoping to pressure wash tomorrow so the house can dry out and we can start painting the rest of the house.  We also have a few more stumps to pull.  Busy busy!!

Did make a few more sales...

This is a vintage match label. Another popular design. Boy, I am so exhausted but going to push through it today!! It is a field trip day for my son at camp. I am sure he will have fun. They are off to the movies. Then he is off for the week with the 4th holiday coming up!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Light day turned into a lot of work!

Yesterday I was just going to do some laundry and catch up on some other items I put off last week.  The weather was supposed to be rainy but turned out to be a nice day.  Ended up weeding two large beds, pulling out two large stumps and taking down the rest of the scaffolding and putting it back up on the other side of the house. This time it was put up three tiers!  Boy is it high but I was up there putting it together.   Now we pressure wash that side of the house and let it dry a few days and scrape, prime and paint!

Had a bunch of sales, here is one...

Green Butterfly Postcard
Green Butterfly Postcard by Kinder_Kleider
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I have sold this one before, you might have seen it on the blog. I like it, simple. I will show the others during the week.  I think my new stuff will be few and far between for a while but I do have things in the works.

Monday, June 29, 2015

I'm Back!!!

Wow, what a fun last week!  Lots of traveling.  We went to Clyde Peeling's Reptile Land on Tuesday.  That was fun.  I love seeing all the snakes, turtles, frogs and lizards!  We saw a presentation on venomous snakes and got to touch a milk snake. That was cool!  We watch giant tortoises have a battle in slow motion. Just awesome. Plus there were new dinosaurs in their outdoor exhibit and we got some neat pictures.

On Wednesday we traveled to Crystal Caves and took a tour of a beautiful cave that was discovered by farmers in the late 1800's.  That was a nice tour, it was 54 degrees underground.  Over 80 degrees topside! We then bought bags of dirt with gemstones in them and panned for them in a giant water way.  My son loved that so much we had to buy a second bag of dirt! We got some nice souvenirs and had a very nice scenic ride there and back.

Then I painted, and painted and finished this lower front sun room facing the street.  Both the wall and trim have been painted with two coats, washed the windows.  Spruced of the door bell with gold paint and removed half of the scaffolding before the rains hit.  Tomorrow the second half of scaffold will come down and be moved to the next section.  This is going to be a long processes but well worth it in the end. 

I will post sale pictures from Zazzle tomorrow since I overloaded with mini vacation pictures.  Lots of sales while I was off!  Off to get my son ready for camp, field trip today!

Monday, June 22, 2015


Was a nice weekend.  Did lots of painting and cake eating.  It was my father's birthday yesterday as well as Father's Day.  We had a good time.

Today is another paint day and yard work day.  Tomorrow thru next Monday we have my niece staying with us and a mini vacation planned so I will be off the blog until next Tuesday. My son is excited.  His tie dye shirt came out so cute. It is in the wash because he had to wear it thru the weekend. I need to make some!

Did have a few sales, this is the latest...

Another popular design. Sometimes the simplest designs are the best. I know I should be putting more designs on but feel helping my parents paint the house is higher on the list. It would be a great help and give them peace of mind having the house up to date. Well enjoy the rest of your week. I will be back next Tuesday, hopefully with pictures from Reptile Land and a cave we are going to explore. I am just as excited as my son!  Bye!!!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Washout Yesterday..

It was supposed to rain for just a bit in the morning yesterday. I rained most of the morning and mid afternoon.  No painting.  Supposed to be dry today, raining now!  I will have to see if any painting will be done at all today.

Today is tie dye day at camp.  My son is excited.  I can't wait to see his creation.

I made another sale yesterday!

This one has been popular lately.

Have a great weekend and Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!!