8/18/14

I'm building a fire pit

I'm pretty sure my arms are going to fall off.I will have pictures later I forgot to take a before so forgive Me.

8/12/14

Two possible paint colors for the bedroom project....




Man Cave and Weather Vane. I like them both. They even go with the ugly ass carpeting (which I might not have any budget to fix as the roof estimate just came in - Holy Moly!)  


They both go with BOTH fabrics I use behind my headboard. They do NOT particularly go with the large art on the wall- but I have an entire room of art I could choose from so that isn't a high priority. I think they would both look nice with either light OR dark drapery......

thoughts? ideas? Am I crazy to go so dark/grey/etc? 

8/11/14

I am going to have a big bedroom project coming up.....

I put up my before, before pictures on my other blog here...http://thefarmersdaugherdesign.blogspot.com/ .

They are before, before pictures. I am still in the pre planning stage...so all ideas or comments are invited and welcomed. I have to pick out paint, flooring, curtains, bedding and accessories. I plan on doing it this weekend.....

here is one picture to give you an idea of what I"m working with.......there are more here.....


I liked it when I did it (except that floor- wow is that ugly- but I'm bored now, and need change.


8/10/14

It's just another weekend at the beach.....

I am going to be very sad for school to start again....



we are so lucky to have the great beaches and water, and to live so close to them......



8/3/14

We skipped out for the weekend.......

we skipped out high school reunion this weekend- ran away and spent it at the beach...



This is Walloon lake, of Hemingway fame . 

It was wonderful. 

I will be back this week. 

Enjoy!! 

7/20/14

Beating the odds and doing what I love all at the same time

Beating the odds, one day at a time....

Today is the start of year 12 of my marriage. It's been a good run all in all so far. We're looking forward to many more years (hopefully as good or better than the last 11)! 

We ate out, went to the beach, and some small town festivals. We ate fish and baked goods created by elderly church ladies.  We had a FANTASTIC pizza one night......and we even gambled at a casino- and won!  All in all a success all the way around.  

So first, here is some of what we looked at... 

our view from lunch..... 

pretty cool huh? We're so lucky that we live by some of the nicest beaches in the state..... 

We also went to see Murals made by WPA workers 



and then we saw a big yellow dino wandering around.... 


BUT 

it wasn't all fun and games. We did do a bit of pickin along the way..... 


I got a wonderful Turkish rug

a very scary evil oil painting, 

a concert poster from Widespread Panic 

a cool vintage typewriter



a VERY busted up Selig chair from Denmark (for free) that will be my newest project chair

and a rustic wood folding table with some rug beaters and other assorted metal things.... 


(ignore the saw and stuff, we're building a new porch) 


All in all, a very fun, successful weekend !! 

oh- I forgot- two vintage Steelcase end tables too.... 

sorry that's a crappy picture! 

posted on my other blogs too..... 

7/14/14

Somehow I lost my way


I used to blog religiously. I used to facebook, pinterst, twitter and tumblr. Instagram was my friend. I jumped on the vine……. now. Nothing. I use my Flickr account a bit, and keep up with family on Facebook. Real life got in the way..and I am NOT sorry about that.

We started a small business- selling vintage furniture and fabric- that is taking off.  I taught elementary art classes last year. We did some work to our home. I traveled a bit. But the big thing, my son is going into middle school. MIDDLE SCHOOL. How that hell did that happen? I don’t know. Time flies. 

I can’t say if I will blog again. I might. Winters are long here, and my days are going to be empty. No job, no kid at home, and the Mr. is going to travel more for his work this fall/winter. I can only paint so much….. If I can fully understand what I want to say and how I want to say it, I will be back. 

Or, I’ll just post some snarky photo. There’s always that. 

1/11/14

We have a new cat.....

This is Spinx,

Our new cat. 


He showed up at our house (as abandoned cats will do) and he never left. We asked around our little village and no one fessed up to owning him. He lived outside in a hay bale palace  until two weeks ago, when it got down to -40 degrees outside. 

We took him to the vet, got his coins removed from his coin purse, and got him tested and  vaccinated . In addition, he had a infection in his face that we had fixed, and a raging case of fleas that we had exterminated. 

Now he's inside. He's a Red Point.  Very friendly (he went sledding with the boys ON the sleds), VERY VOCAL, very needy. All in all, a good boy. 

And now, we have two cats..... as here is the last stray I took in... 


They are still getting used to each other. 


12/25/13

Merry freakin Christmas.

I'm working on getting my life together...this past year has been.....fractured. I've been....flighty. Unfocused. I am hoping I can pull it together for 2014.....

We had a good Christmas with lots of gifts and family. The boy got a new camera (at 9 he has the same camera as I do) and he's been having fun taking pictures and videos- and exploring photo shop.


I might not get my computer back this break. 

But, that's ok. This is the time to expand his horizons. 


Merry Christmas, from the entire Farmers family. Even the cat.

11/8/13

My new hair... I did it.

Before- It wasn't bad...but it wasn't all that good either.




After. 
I think it's better. 4 + inches gone. I swear it's even, it's just how I was holding my head. I hate selfies...I am about the most un- photogenic person I know.  That is not fishing for compliments. It's a fact. Photos always catch me making some oddball face and I look like I have a tic. 


This doesn't suck though. I can live with this. 

11/3/13

8/13/13

I am so bad....

Really, really bad. Life kicked me in the buttocks. I let it. I can say that real life got busy...but doesn't it for everyone? Well, here goes....
We've been busy. Really, really busy. Kid, camps, antique markets, gardening, picking. You name it. But we've had fun..

We've been to museums....
 We got another outdoor kittie....


We bought some awesome mid century vintage furniture



Darth Kittie is still going strong..... 



We bought some more furniture to fix up....

There was golf camp AND basketball camp this summer.... 


There were ballgames...this is my Mr. throwing out a first ball this year..... 

We have also had 2 yard sales, all of our family come to visit....ALL of it..... and the boy and I are getting ready to go on our final vacation before school starts up again. PLUS, we still have 2 antique shows to do this season.....

I'll try to be better. I have some projects to do this year. I want to share.....

4/12/13

The older I get

the more real life is kicking me in the butt.

It is yet ANOTHER snow/ice day here. Yes, in April. We got about 3/4 of an inch of ice last night and then it got covered up with snow.

Yippie.

So, here's my update. I've been busy. Really busy. Buying and organizing our stuff so that we can set up the last weekend of this month at an antique show (and it's outside...so it better get warmer and drier soon).

We got a few things....

Vintage photos and danish modern chairs.... 


a Selig chair (that needs to be refinished) 


Mid century fabric that will be used in (very large) art piece... 


a LOT of vintage clothing


and vintage cookware.... 


In addition, the boy and I went on a road trip for Spring break... 


We went down to the Armstrong Space Museum... 


and the Auburn Cord Duesenberg  museum



The orange car is Frank Lloyd Wrights car that he loved..


I wasn't sure if the boy would love this place, but he did.This summer we're going to the  Kruse Automotive museum...  and see more cars.... 

So that's been my two AWOL weeks. I'm getting the house back in order, catching up on school and trying not to be too depressed over the spring of ice and snow.... 

More soon. Really. 


3/22/13

I've been doing more buying than purging right now.. Now, with UPDATE....

but it's for the upcoming show season...I swear! Anyway, I posted a few pics of my latest finds  over at my other blog Big Red Vintage . I have also acquired a lot of fabric and vintage fashion this week, and that will be posted this weekend (fingers crossed)

UPDATE- More pictures here- the clothes are up and posted!


I have to start getting ready for the first show in April, so I'm sure a lot of pictures will be posted as I start to pull stuff out and price it. Packing is my job, as I've been doing it for almost my entire life. My parents have been setting up at antique shows since I was about 8 I guess, and they put me to work!

Anyway, more pics soon, but they'll all be up over there.

Have a great weekend!


3/17/13

Still rudderless

                                                          And my muse has up and left.

                                                         

Tomorrow we get the boys orthodontics started- it's a Hyrex


and in the center by the arrows is a hole. We, and I'm sure by we I mean me, have to insert a "key" into that hole to push it open every night. This thing makes the jaw larger so there is room for teeth. The boy has teeth coming down from his upper gum line.  Honestly, it's gross. I didn't want to spend 3800 dollars on phase one of this, but, I also don't want my kid looking like a circus freak either. 


I've been going through tubs and boxes and more tubs. We have a basement full of stuff for our antique shows (we have the first one the first weekend in April) and I have quite a few tubs outside in the garage for our first garage sale in June already. In addition, I'm taking in a lot to the charity shop tomorrow, so, there's always that I guess. 

I can't wait for spring. 


3/7/13

Taking stock in my life






Since the first of the year, I've been taking stock of my life. Of our family. Of our stuff. It's taken a while (as you can tell since I haven't posted much) but I have come up with some insights.

1. I am tired of having so much freakin stuff. Tons of stuff. Tons of everything. I am not a hoarder. Don't get that impression. But, I have a lot of stuff.  And, I am letting it go. This isn't a lot of wal mart stuff. This is antiques, mid century pieces, vintage stuff..... I signed a contract to set up at an antique show this summer. 6 shows. It's a lot, but we're in this as a family.  I hope to move an awful lot of product this summer, and quite a few pieces of furniture.

2. I hope to acquire a lot less stuff in the future. Now, I'm not becoming a minimalist  or anything. I just don't think that I need 22 pair of jeans or 53 handbags. And I know that my kid doesn't need 67 t shirts. I also need to stop collecting sets of curtains and drapery. I used to be pretty proud of the fact I had some really nice pieces, but not too much of them. Now, I find that I have too much. Of almost everything. I am learning to say no.

3. For the items that aren't antique  show worthy, I'm having at least 2 yard sales this summer.  We have just got to move this stuff on.

4. I'm staying closer to home this summer. Road trip? Probably, but not so long away from the Mr. The boy and I are going to go to the beach more often, ride bikes, do some work in the yard and hang out.

They'll be more later I'm sure, once I've had more time to plan this out.......because I'm nothing without a plan. Or, at the very minimum,  a nice outline.

later.