The Primitive Roost...

Saturday, March 23, 2013


I love to get on Pinterest and spend my time perusing all the crafts and such....but my new favorite thing is all the recipes. I have so many pinned that i could cook for weeks and never get through them all!! 

So imagine my shock when i kept seeing all these recipes on Facebook!!!  

It just made a sugar addict like me extremely happy!!! All the good desserts and cookies, and cakes, and casseroles!! 


Well yesterday a recipe for pinapple upside down "little cakes" found its way in front of me on my fb page!


My husband has been taking care of me for two weeks...all while working seven days a week...God bless his little self! 
Thats one of the reasons i love him so....he takes care of me when i really need him!

And this recipe is exactly how i said "thanks"......
 They look so good don't they??? All sugary and yummy.....
 First you melt 1/2 stick of butter with 2/3 c. brown sugar in a small saucepan...until smooth and creamy.
Spray your muffin tins with cooking spray generously....then place the caramel goodness into the bottoms of each tin. 
Next you place a ring of pineapple on top of that and then top with a cherry.
For the cake:
You can use a yellow cake mix...but i followed the recipe and did this:
Mix two eggs, 2/3 c. white sugar and 4 Tblsp. of pineapple juice...beat for 2 mins.
Sift together 2/3 c. flour , 1 tsp. baking powder and 1/4 tsp. salt.
Add to wet mixture and beat for another 2 mins.
 Fill each muffin tin with the batter until its 3/4 of the way full and bake in a 350 oven for 15 mins. or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean!!
   And have your little cakes!!
Oh have to let them cool for 5 mins. before you invert the pan to remove them...or else they won't
"gel" mine!

As you know i have no patience and i just couldn't wait to see what they would look like...LOL!!
Plus i was afraid they would stick...oh well...they tasted GREAT!

Make sure to pour yourself a nice, big, cold glass of milk because these will pack a sugary punch...but oh so good they are!
And don't complain that it only makes 6...because you will not be able to eat more than one for sure!!


Until next time,

God bless!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Primitive Country Chair Pads Oh My....

Today i finished the chairpads i had started for my kitchen chairs! 
They were the perfect craft to do while i'm resting..wink, wink!

I started with 4 pillowcases...then quickly realized that wasn't went searching in my stash of sheets.
I got lucky!!
Found two that were perfect....i only had to use a little of maybe i can think of something else i can make to match with what is left!!
Then the fun begins!
I ripped them into thin strips (shh...i don't think i was supposed to be doing all that was pulling on my stomach muscles..but if you don't tell my dr..i won't either..LOL)
and then connected them and wound them into a nice ball.
And a crocheting we a went!! hee hee

I made four..all mix matchy and early country looking...i ADORE the look!

Don't they look so beautiful?

  The colors are exactly what i wanted...even though i'm sure that will change as soon as i put them on the chairs and one of my littles has a spill!
They look absolutely wonderful with the rest of my prims...and the light colors really add a touch of spring to the decor! 

Total love! 

Now i'm off to finish the toothbrush rug i started months ago and have neglected....another easy craft i can accomplish while i'm "resting"!!

Hee hee!!

Until next time,

God bless!


Thursday, March 21, 2013


Yesterday was the "official" first day of spring...
Not sure where you live...but it sure didn't feel like it here!!

A high of 25 and the wind was so strong it made it feel like 5!


But this morning...while walking in the door....i noticed something small....and a little green!

What could it be????

  Well its hard to tell from my awesome photography skills...but there is some green in there!! 
Now...i know some are tulips, and some are hyacinths....i just can't remember what i planted where!!
So it will truly be a surprise in a few days!!  LOL...

It just goes to DOES go matter what is happening around it!

So get enjoy your day today..because somewhere happiness is blooming and its your job to go out there and find it!!

Until next time,

God bless!!


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Another one down...part 2... is the photo of the finished cabinet....
 It holds my music cd's and my phone on top....once again..wish i had a better camera to take pics with! some bloggers have the best photos and i get so jealous!! lol

 Here is a closer look at how the chalk paint looks and how i sanded the edges just a bit...i LOVE doing that!!  And i also love the seals the paint without giving it a shine...

THis is what i use now...its my new favorite craft supply!!
Seriously...the only place i could find this was at Home Depot!
No other store in my area had even heard of it!! Weird i thought...but true story. The people at Aco just kept looking at me like my face was turning!!

I have been doing some easy crafting this past week...a.k.a...crochet.
I can sit quietly and just work...something i really needed to let myself do!
I made these little pads for my "O cedar" mop. Now i don't have to buy extra pads. I used 100% cotton...the same i use to make my dishrags.
My mop has velcro on the bottom so these just stick right to it. I just had to make sure they fit the bottom just right so the velcro thingys don't scratch my floor. 
Just use and throw into the washing easy...and they only took about an hour to expert would have them done in about 10-15!!

I have also made 2 of the 4 chair pads i'm making for my kitchen chairs. I love them so far. They are all a different color...but from the same color families...mix matchy and i love it!!! 

Gotta go!

Until next time,

God bless!!!


Monday, March 18, 2013

Another one down......

Well....i finished another project! 
I'm not very happy with it...and will probably redo it...but for now it is done!!
 I bought this little cabinet a few years back at a Goodwill store for $4....what a steal!! 
It had a little door on the top compartment with a heart cut into it, but i removed it. 
I started by painting the inside of the compartments with a creamy color,then splotched them with a few other colors for some depth...and that is the part i don't like.  I repainted them at least 3 times and still couldn't get the look i i forged on!

  Then i took some scrapbook paper i had and modge podged it to the back of every compartment. I made the paper wet, crinkled it then put it in place. I love the way it ripped in places!
After all that dried...i made some brown chalk paint and painted the outside, waited for it to dry,sanded some edges and waxed it! 
Now darnit!! 
I know i took pics of the finished project...and i simply can't find them!! 
Oh well....i will take some tomorrow in better light and post. It looks so much better....but still not quite what i was after!!

Not only do i love to craft...i love to craft things with a purpose!
And i am very into giving back to the community.
Nothing makes me happier than when i can combine those two things together!!
So .....i am going to hook a rug for the Relay for Life auction that will be in  few months! 
I have never done this before and i hope it makes alot of money for the cause!
Here is a pic of the handdrawn pattern i created:
I have all the wool picked out...the burlap foundation i have to cut the strips and just start hooking!! This pattern is pretty prim..and i'm sure it will look alot different when its done..but you get the picture. 
I can't wait to get started.
Its time for me to get off here..
just had surgery and i'm supposed to be resting...shhhh!!
Don't tell anyone!!  LOl

Until next time,

God bless!!