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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Trashy Swap goodies and other things

Hi Prim girls,
I am back! There are a few weeks since I made my last post but I was helping one of my Best Friends with her moving, painting some furniture pieces and making spring tweaking around my home. I entered in the "Trashy Swap" from Char's Blog, and my partner was Heather from The Rare Den. I received my box and I was really excited thinking in what items I will be found in the swap. Usually, when I entered in a swap I make a little " research", and always read all the blog' posts that my partner had. That is the perfect form to know the "decor taste" of your partner. But in this case we also emailed one each other to know the type of things we loved and had a better idea of what items we need or wants to have in the swap. I love swaps, but my favorite part is the excitement of what are in the box. Do you have the same feeling? Is like a Christmas Day, LOL. Look at the items that she send to me, everything was beautiful on it. Love it! Heather, THANK YOU for be my "Trashy Partner".
Love this piece.
 Wooden Box with Flowers
Cross stitched in a distressed frame
Gifts ( a sheep and awesome scented spray)
As you know, I have two kids but they had a difference of 7 years between them. Both have different interests but when my daughter wants to use her laptop, my 4 yr son wants to used the computer to play at Sprout Online. The problem is not the same computer he uses the desktop but it was in my DD room. Well,  I decide to switch their rooms to avoid hear my DD favorite phrase " I want PRIVACY in my room". After a long day from painting and moving things from a room to another and when we almost finish my son's room he asked me if I can go outside his room because "He needs PRIVACY in his new room with his dad because their are men and I was a mom". Yes, you read right, "PRIVACY". I am thinking that this word will be with me for a loooong time, LOL. See pictures of their rooms before...
 I want a more colonial look for my DD room,but finally I leave her to decide some fabrics to make her pillows. She picked these fabrics...
I'm not finished with them yet but their rooms looks now like this....

Stay tuned this week, I will be posting a New Tutorial and a Colonial Giveaway... See peek pictures.
************  In a sad note ***********
My little brother call me today to tell me that a burglaries entered to his home this morning and stole his house. I am very happy because my loved family, brother, mySIL and my nieces were not there  when that occur. Thanks GOD , because their lives are the most important  things that they had. But I am extremely sad and furious  because they are good people, they work everyday so hard to have a good quality of life for their daughters and to  have  good things as well. They stole every single electronic item in their house, TV, DVD's computers, electronics games,  etc..  I know that is material  and they can obtained them again  but is so hard for young people with two raising kids . The things that they had did not came in one day, they took years to save money to have what they had and  some of them were not enjoyed for at least six month. My niece computer was her Christmas present, is not fair at all. Usually, I am not share things like this but I am very upset this afternoon.

Bye, bye and see you soon, 


  1. Love those swap goodies. You did a wonderful job on your daughters room.


  2. LOVE THE GOODIES!...This was a fun swap!...your daughters room is looking good!

    Sorry to hear of your brothers burglary...what a shame!

  3. What awesome things you received for your swap!!!

    How madning for your brother. When I was little we were broken into in the middle of the night so you can imagine we were all home in bed. I was only 12 and I am still scared from that experience. Thank goodness that know one was home. I hope the insurane will replace everything.

  4. WOW! Great swap!
    Wonderful room makeovers...love the fabric she picked out.
    So sorry about the terrible goings on at your your bothers home. That's both sad and infuriating. I'm glad they weren't there when this happened.

    Have a nice week, Evelyn.

  5. Oh, how sad for your brother's family!!..How terrible that people think they can take from anyone they want to...

    Your goodies you received are wonderful!!..Along with the room makeovers...Can't wait for your next tutorial...Have a good week!!~~hugs,Jen

  6. Hi Evelyn....I am very sorry to hear about what happened to your brother and his family....what a shame that there are people in this world who are so evil....but they will be punished because what goes around comes around!

    Your childrens' rooms look great! and you sure did get some nice things in the swap!


  7. I am so sorry about your brother's house. That is terrible! At least they were not home and no one was hurt. I love all of the things you received in your swap. I especially love the game board. I have been wanting to collect those and I love how you have them displayed going up your stairs. ~Dan~

  8. Love love LOVE that wood quilt block - can you please tell me what size it is? I'm thinking it would be fun to put one on the front of my house so people would know that a quilter lives here......

  9. So sorry to hear about your brother's home! Thank God they are all safe. It is very frustrating because like you said, we work hard for the things we have.

    Love your swap goodies! That has to be so fun... maybe one of these days I'll try one.

    Your kids' rooms are looking so good. I love the colors your daughter has picked out. Very nice!

  10. your swap items are wonderful! Love the new game board kind of thing for your stair wall!

    And the bedrooms turned out beautiful...I like the black paint on your daughters poster bed! And wow she had wonderful taste like mom! The fabrics she chose are beautiful.

    Now how horrible about your brother's home being invaded like that. I' also very happy that none of them were at home at the time.
    I'm glad you told us about this so we can pray for them.