Lillie Mae Acres

Lillie Mae Acres

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

It's Time!

And let the Christmas crafting begin.

What am I making?  You'll just have to wait and see.  

I work for the next few days so it'll probably be a few days before I can get back to crafting and possibly start my decorating in the living room. 
My plan is always to have my kitchen decorated for fall on Thanksgiving Day, which it already is.  That's done.  And the living room decorated for Christmas.  Of course not done yet.  This year, I may not have as much Christmas decorated in the living room as I want.  I think we're going to be starting on a redecorating project in there which includes moving the tv across the room and covering up a huge wall with reclaimed wood.  Why oh why do we do this to ourselves? 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Finally Done

A few posts back I showed you empty frames.  Empty frames waiting on Hobby Lobby to get our Mule sketches matted.  I love the burlap mattes.  They had to be custom ordered so we had to wait.  Well worth it!

One of the ladies back in the framing department about a month before I ordered told me it wouldn't look good.  I took one of the sketches in when I purchased the frame for it and then was looking at their custom mattes for ideas.  She actually told me the burlap didn't look good, it didn't match.  I told her well it'll look great you've never seen my home.   

And you know what?  Builder Man and I are so happy, we're glad I didn't listen to her. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Rufus Day

The weather has been so nice in the mornings and evenings.  Some years we hardly get a fall season down here in hot sunny Florida but this year it seems we'll be able to enjoy some true fall weather.  We are loving it.   

Today was Rufus Day.  I've been very busy for the last two days so I planned to spend some quality time with just him.  He's 1 year and 4 months now, getting so big and he is so sweet and smart. 

This morning Rufus and I drove out to the road and painted the mailbox.  It needed a fresh coat of paint to brighten it up and a new set of numbers.  After lunch Rufus got a bath and when he was dry I took these fall pictures of him.  As long as I promise to play ball with him, he'll pose for pictures. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013


Our two beautiful mule sketches have been taken to Hobby Lobby for special matting.  So here sits the empty frames.

I misunderstood the original lady I talked to and thought the custom mats were there, just of higher quality than the ready made and they would just cut them for me.  When I actually took the sketches in to get matted, I found out that they order the custom mats in the exact size.  Very much more expensive than I thought too but I used a 40% coupon on each one, two separate orders.  They won't even be in until October 14.  Who knew it would take that long?   

So until Hobby Lobby calls to bring the barn wood frames in on or after the 14th, we're stuck looking at a funny looking mantel. 

In the meantime, that sweet hubby of mine who I affectionately refer to as my Builder Man will cut the glass and make the backs for each frame.  The lady that took the order told me they'll put it all together for me.  I sure hope so.