Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thank You Thursdays!

Gotta love the snarky blogs out there, like The Chief, Supah, and The Daily Dribbles.

Today is Thank You Very Much Thursday on the Daily Dribbles. Chief is pretty much forcing us all to post there. She's pushy that way. So here's my entry:

Dear Neighborhood,

Seems that once again, you've been pigging out too much. WAY too much. I know this because for 90 minutes straight, there were large amounts of poop-pee-slush overflowing through our basement floor drain because of a clogged sewage pipe on the corner of 9th and Ridge. Yeah, you know the corner! Don't act like you didn't see the friggin' trucks trying to unclog the pipe you all clogged up! And who's eating all the CORN???

Yes, dh and I scooped our little behinds off in order to save our basement from being saturated with your overflow. I even broke a sweat and used muscles I never knew I had. I know this because they still hurt and it's Thursday. We could hardly keep up. AND we could hardly keep from hurling, either.

Turns out the handy little valve that most peeps have in their basement floor drain is mysteriously missing from ours. Perhaps it was sucked into the sewage abyss last year when the same exact thing happened?

Please, I'm begging you. Have you no self control??? Lay off the cheese. Turn down that 9th piece of pizza. Say no to the adorable girl scouts who are peddling their wares. Skip those midnight snacks. For goodness sakes people! Have a little self respect!!!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Gotta love reds! Our red shelf is in there. :)

Friday, January 22, 2010


Here's a new video of Samantha making cookies. :D

Don't forget to post in the GIVEAWAY below! Tell your friends! Go on now!

xoxo Liz


free stuff

See my post below? Ya know- the "holey" post? Well, we're giving one of those handy dandy table table organizers away! Woohoo! Get your table stuff in order and have STRESS FREE meal! Or wait- there might still be some stress, but at least you'll be stressin' about things other than getting up 8 times for another fork or spoon or searching for the salt/pepper that's always at the other end of the table. It might sound trivial, but that stress adds up! This little organizer might save you a big fight with your husband! You won't be so mad at him for hoarding the goods! Of course you'll have to remind him to put the salt/pepper back on the organizer, but hey, you're used to that.

To be included in the giveaway, comment on this post. Bonus: if you mention my giveaway on your blog, you get TWO entries! Mention that you're mentioning in your comment so I know to enter you twice (you know what I mean).

Oh... you can pick any color that we offer in our shop for your organizer!

I'll have the goofball above pick the winner when there are at LEAST 20 comments! Please tell your friends!

xoxo Liz

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

More holes!

I seem to be obsessed with putting holes in things lately. I think about holes all the time. How can I make my life easier and more organized with a hole? Could I put a hole in this? Or that?

I think my latest holey design came from a repressed memory that suddenly popped into my mind the other day.

When I was in college, I took a job waitressing at a very cheesy diner. After a few months I *think* I was "let go" because I constantly forgot to give the patrons their silverware (among other things, no doubt - perhaps even their food). I'm not 100% sure of the "letting go" part, because it's still repressed.

Here's my latest design for those of you who forget things like me. Or for those who are a bit lazy. Or need something cute on their table. Or want their kids to feed themselves. Blahblahblah.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Jenny aka the bloggess
posted this today and I had to steal it.

Monday, January 18, 2010

first table

Rick and I have been working on designing a "holey" table (similar to our holey shelves) that can be shipped flat (legs not attached) to save on shipping and to avoid packaging huge boxes. We are very ANTI BIG BOXES! USPS has new rates that take into effect the size of the box. I personally would prefer to pay less on shipping and put it together myself. I hope this is how most people think. I also think the table would be more secure if it was shipped flat versus put together. Thoughts anyone?? Would needing to assemble a table make you not want to buy it?


Friday, January 15, 2010

molly, no braces

molly, no braces, originally uploaded by primoriginals.

I believe I've posted Molly's braceless teeth already, but here's another for good measure. It was all worth it, but if I had to do it over I'd try harder to stop her from sucking her thumb! :)

beans beans the musical fruit

I bought a bunch of beans a long time ago. Not to cook (that would make too much sense). I bought them for some crafty reason that I've forgotten about. Maybe to weigh some display down or something? Who knows. Anyway, turns out they make a GREAT ipod tripod (YES, I sure did type "ipod" at first... wouldn't that be nice if I could make my beans turn into an ipod!).

Moving on --

If you want a *bean tripod*, buy a bunch of bags of beans, open them and put them all into a larger bag (like a gallon ziploc), and VOILA! Much better than a tripod (I hate em! I hate screwing them into my camera and adjusting them).

♥ Liz

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

"What I Meant to Say" Wednesday

Thanks to Chief, all us goofballs that hang out at her BEYOND-HYSTERICAL blog now have an excuse to spew our rage inner child feelings across the internet for all to see.


(To the AT&T operator discussing my DEAD slightly-older-than-a-year-missed-the-warranty-period modem):

So I have to go buy another modem???


So you gave me a FREE modem that is CRAP and now I have to go BUY ANOTHER CRAPPY NOT-SO-FREE modem??? And I have to buy the SAME CRAPPY modem that BROKE FOR NO REASON or you won't help me if there's a problem with this second crappy modem? And don't tell me it was lightning or a power surge or too much wattage/voltage/electrical zaps.... although now that I think of it perhaps it was a power surge since my 15 yr old daughter was vacuuming and heating something in the micro and probably had the stereo, oven, crockpot, space heater AND straightener on (for SURE!) at the same time the other day. Okay Miss-AT&T-know-it-all... never mind I will go and buy another crappy modem. pfffffffffffffffffft. Have a nice day.

THANKS CHIEF!!! Can't wait til next Wednesday!


Monday, January 11, 2010

afternoon snacking

Friday, January 8, 2010

my new nikon

Ohhhhh dear readers! It's been quite the day here at primoriginals.

After much thought and research and a bit of a leap of faith, I bought my first DSR camera! I finally decided on the well-loved Nikon D40. I am so excited.... I carry it around like it's my baby. It's so beautiful and well-behaved. And I feel like paparazzi. Must be that cool clicking sound.

Here's some pics I took, right out of the box, without reading the manual, on Auto with a flash. I used the 18-55mm kit lens. On some of the photos I had some afternoon light in the room, but some there was no natural light.

I'll start with the camera-loving Molly. I seriously have never seen a really bad picture of her. 99% of the time every picture looks magnificent! She got her braces off a couple weeks ago, so you can see her nice straight teeth! :)

Oh how I wish I could look this lovely with my hair up in a ponytail and an old white t-shirt on.

Then there's dear Samantha, who hates the camera. She literally winces when she sees it facing her. So it's always been a challenge to get a decent pic of her with my cheapo point and shoot camera. I got some cute shots of her with Teddy. Hey, at least she's not SCOWLING at me!

I got a quick picture of Rick as he got home from work. He looks pretty good for 50, don't ya think?

Rick bought some beautiful roses for me for our anniversary, so I took a shot of one... this is an unedited picture... took it on Auto with the flash, too. I think it turned out so pretty.

Sleep well internet!


Monday, January 4, 2010


This year we thought it was time to get a game system. Evidently, we were the only ones in America who did not have one. At least this is what my kids have told me.

We bought a used PS2. And a handful of games. Turns out that I am not as smart as I thought. I continue to crash my fighter jet into the ocean, over and over again. What the? I put it on auto-pilot and I still crash.

So I figured I should be able to handle the Spongebob game. How hard can it be to gather as many crabby patties as you can and jump on rocks and spin around and such? HAS to be easier than landing a fighter jet! After about an hour I found myself in the same little cave area without the required crabby patties to help the peeps or whatever my mission was. I was unable to free my poor spongey self to the next stinkin' level.

Hey, there's always Connect Four.