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Milk and Cream Round-Up and Finally Going Home

It’s been three weeks ago today that my youngest son and I got on the train, headed for New Mexico. It was three weeks filled with worry, heart break, and tears (read that update here), and although it was hard to say goodbye to our family, I am so ready to get home, and get back to some semblance of “normal”.  If you follow me on Facebook (here), you know we had some car issues on the first leg of our journey home, but {Read More}

Milk and Cream Co. Sign on Stool and Chalkboard

It’s been more than 2 years ago since I made my first Milk and Cream Co. sign. Since I only had 1 antique window like that, I started making them on glass photo frames. And they sold, and they sold, and they sold, and to date I’ve made almost 50 more of them! Finally I realized that since other people love the design as much as I do, it was time to make make it available as a reusable stencil so anyone {Read More}

Milk and Cream Co. Chair & Christmas Games

Last week, my husband and I went to an auction and I brought home 4 chairs and a step-stool.  Of those 4 chairs, two were very stable, usable chairs, one can be fixed and I’ll repurpose the parts from the fourth chair into new creations.   This chair is nearly identical to a set of kitchen chairs we have.  It’s just slightly smaller.  The only problem with it was that the varnish looked terrible. I used Blue Minerals to create {Read More}

Milk and Cream and Beady Little Eyes

A few days ago, I was outside photographing another Milk & Cream Co. sign when my daughter came rushing up to me saying, “Hurry, take their photo before he flies away!” It constantly amuses me that this girl has always loved snakes, praying mantises, and even huge hissing bugs (and I have no idea what they were), yet she’s always been terrified of spiders – even daddy long-legs.  Her nickname has always been Miss Muffet for that reason. I see {Read More}

Milk and Cream Co. Sign

I’m usually pretty happy if a project turns out close to what I’ve envisioned in my mind, but every once in awhile, a project turns out even better than I’d hoped. This is one of those rare projects. I was inspired by a Milk and Cream Co. image that I found on Pinterest.  I never could find determine who the original source of the image was, but I love the font and simple wording, and based on the concept, I made this {Read More}

Meet Jack and Sawyer | Adopting Lost Baby Kittens

Meet Jack and Sawyer | Adopting Lost Baby Kittens You’ve seen those crazy infomercials that come on late at night, right? You know, the ones where they try to convince you to buy a ginsu knife, and if you’re not convinced, “but wait, there’s more!”.  They’ll also throw in set of steak knives and a can opener!  Today’s blog post is something like that. 🙂

Thrift Store Makeovers and No More Complaining

I’m so glad my son wasn’t with me last week when I went to the thrift store. If he was, I’d be eating crow right now. I almost never find good deals there these days. I’ve ranted about it before, so I won’t rehash it. Since he’s usually in the car with me, he hears me gripe about the prices every time I shop there. He rolls his eyes. I ignore him and continue griping. I need to get it {Read More}

New Farmhouse Milk Bottles

I’ve got a new style of farmhouse milk bottles in my shop to show you today! Ever since I made my first batch of farmhouse milk bottles, I’ve been trying to solve a problem with them. The problem with the original ones was you couldn’t put water in them or the painted interior would pull away from the glass.  You could only put dried or faux flowers inside them. I’ve been looking for a solution to solve that problem, and I’m happy {Read More}

Like a Kid Again and a Country Christmas Table Centerpiece

I wish my family had owned a video camera when I was a kid, back in the 70’s. Because if we had, I would have proof that once upon a time, before childbirth and aching knees, I was a pretty  athletic person. My kids never saw me climbing the trees in our yard so many times, I wore the branches smooth. They wouldn’t believe I always did the “guy” version of push-ups and pull-ups in PE class – not the girl version. {Read More}

Farmhouse Friday – Farmhouse Cabinets, Cupboards and Shelves

  As I was sitting at my kitchen table, brainstorming the theme for this week’s edition of Farmhouse Friday, I looked up, and it was staring me right in the face! I saw my Upcycled Farmhouse Cabinet, and realized that I’ve made a lot of cabinets, cupboards and shelves, and since those are things every home needs, it would make a great theme.