Friday, August 24, 2012

A Privlege To Have A Privy

As some of you may already know, we live in the country (in other words, the sticks, boonies, whatever you want to call it).  When we first moved out here one of the first things my husband said he wanted to do was to build a smokehouse for making deer jerky and smoking sausage, brisket, and wild hog, etc....  I'm telling ya, he got several eye rolls from me....but I finally just said whatever!

Several months later, after coming home from work, this is what I found sitting in the BACK YARD (minus the moon)!!!  I'm SOOOOO lucky!!! LOL!


So I sat on the back patio looking at this little jewel and all I could see was an outhouse!  I finally said, it NEEDED a half moon.  The next day when I came home, this is what I had!  It's such an eyesore but a wonderful conversation piece!  LOL!  The first time Jim's sister and husband came to visit  we told them it was a real outhouse and they'd have to use it since we didn't have an inside bathroom.  The expression on their face was priceless!  If you've never used an outhouse you haven't missed a single thing - trust me on this as I know it for a fact!  LOL!   I will say this though - Jim has fixed some delicious slabs of meat out there. 

And all of the above was just to introduce you to my card!!!


Several weeks ago I was lucky enough to win a challenge at Impression Obsession and this was one of the stamps I selected with with gift certificate.  They have so many pretty stamps - and several different outhouses that are so cute I want them all!  This is just your basic outhouse and thought it would be a good one to start off my collection with! 

Thanks for stopping by.............and have a great weekend!
Lynn

33 comments:

Alyce said...

Lol too funny Jan! I love the story behind this and isn't that image perfect for it! A gorgeous scene just love it :)

Marilyn said...

Fabulous little scene you've created here Lynn and just look at those clouds!
I do happen to know about outhouses and thank goodness it's not something I should have to use again... not nice!

Linda said...

Thank you for your story. I would love to have seen your relatives faces for myself when you said the outhouse was to be used as you had no indoor bathroom LOL.

Your card as always is fabulous. I love the image and the beautiful colours you have used. Have a fab weekend.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Monica said...

Enjoyed reading your story, Lynn... and I know how these outhouses can be... really out of the way!!! Lol.
Your card is so well coloured and so much like your outhouse...

Love,

Monica

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Love the story and LOVE the card!!! What a great pick from IO!

My mother in law tells a story that they had a DOUBLE-SEATER outhouse growing up! Now, that's luxury!!

LOL

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, I'm still laughing partly because I HAVE used an outhouse. When we were kids we went to my friend's grandmother's house on a small lake and you had the choice of the outhouse or a bucket in the bedroom. I tried both and neither was fun.
We also had to pump up the water from the ground if we needed or wanted any. Good Old Days!!??? Your outhouse on your card is a bit cuter than Jim's smoke house (no offence Jim) and I love the whole look of your card.
Side note: In our company we produced Pewter figurines and one that we made was an outhouse and it sold like gangbusters. Enjoy your weekend.

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous story and card! Fabulous coloring on this too!

Gina Lindsay said...

What a funny story! I am the one that usually makes Kip do the eye rolling! He still rolls his eyes every time I mention getting chickens. I love your card too, that is a fun image.

Lynn McAuley said...

There is nothing like country living in Texas!! My dad has an art collection centered around outhouses.

Your card is sensational!!

Bonnie said...

I don't miss using an outhouse, but I think it's kind of neat to have a reproduction in your yard. Particularly if it serves a good purpose. The outhouse on your card is even better and will give folks a chuckle. Have a good weekend, Lynn!

NanaConnie said...

Oh, I'm going to be laughing all day at both this card and your fantastic stories, Lynn! I know outhouses well, having used many of them in my time, in Montana and Alaska (where one really needs indoor plumbing in the winter time!) Many a time out backpacking, I would have given anything to HAVE an outhouse! :-D

MiamiKel said...

OMG your story is hiliarious and yes, I thought it was an outhouse, too, based on the thumbnail picture, lol. You are definitely a wonderful wife to allow that in your yard - I think I'd drawn a line in the sand at my dh's mamoth shed that showed up!
Great card, love the clouds!!

Tammy said...

Oh what a funny story Lynn!! I love that smokehouse! Your card is adorable! Awesome image and fabulous coloring!
Hugs, Tammy

Tammy said...

Ha, ha, ha, you're too funny! Love you and your husband's sense of humor! Super fantastic card and wonderfully colored!

onecraftymama said...

Oh, now, that's fabulous! What I wouldn't give to have seen their faces - it'll become family legend for sure :)
Absolutely love the sentiment you used with your card - and HOW COULD YOU RESIST that stamp?

McCrafty's Cards said...

He He he brilliant I love the story Lynn, your poor sister in law lol. your card is fabulous wonderful colouring I like the matching half moons lol.
Kevin xx

MaxineD said...

prceless, Lynn - yes I know what a genuine outhouse is, and have had to use one......... or two or three.
Love your card too, and the sentiment is priceless.
Blessings
Maxine

Nancy in Iowa said...

Great card - hysterical story!

Faye said...

Is an outhouse the same as an outdoor loo?! I love how perfectly your card mimics your, erm, smokehouse! ;) fab card Lynn. X

Becky said...

My grandmother lived in the south and out house were common. A pain when you had to go out at night :)
Wonderful card, such a beautiful image bringing back memories.

gale said...

I love that card!! I remember seeing those outhouse stamps a while back and wondering what in the world I could use one for, because I wanted one so badly. lol

Kathy and Lucky said...

Your story is priceless, you two have the best sense of humor ever!!!! I love it. The card is amazing, girl, what great coloring, so vibrant, just makes that little ole outhouse stand right out! :)

alicaz said...

so funny Lynn! The stamp is perfect - now you need to decorate the "outhouse" to match the stamp - add a barrel and some flowers :)
and yes, I know outhouses - we used to have one when I was small (we got indoor one when I was about 5yo) - nicely tucked in in the back yard between the chicken coop and the pig sty - the spiders and wasps liked it more then me. Oh, we even had outhouses in my first year of preschool (and I'm not that old) :)

Shannon White said...

LOL!! Love it! Still Chuckling! What a Great story! 8-) Congrats on your win!! And your card is Terrific too! I Love I/O stamps and your image is just Perfect! Super coloring too! 8-)

Hope you are having a Wonderful weekend Lady!
Hugs
Shannon

Joan Ervin said...

Girl...you are sooo bad!!! I bet your sister-in-law had a silent heart attack when you teased her about the outhouse...LOL!!!!! I have fond memories of my uncle's outhouse and all the Daddy Longlegs that made it their home...yikes!!! Your card is adorable...who woulda thought that someone actually had an outhouse stamp!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

You are such a stitch! I love the moon on the outhouse and how you found that lovely stamp image just like it....awesome. So, will this be a Christmas Card? It will surely bring a smile to someone's face!

Paige said...

Lynn, what a perfectly fun segue into your card! Your card is delightful and fun - just like you!

Margaret said...

Oh, how fun is that?! You can also tell dinner guests that their meal is waiting for them in the outhouse!!

Your card is great and I love the banner piece and the twine. A wonderful stamp choice!

I've used the occasional outhouse, but still cringe when Dad talks about using corn cobs as wiping material...

Carol L said...

You lucky girl you! LOL Your outbacksmokehouse looks cool!! I love smoked meat, and I hear smoked turkey is the best! Great card too, and congrats on your win from IO!
Betcha you thought I vanished - but I lost my internet connection when the latest MS security d/l installed! It blocked my firewall! AWRGH!!

Colleen Holmes said...

Oh my gosh you had me in stitches! I cannot imagine coming home to an outhouse in the backyard!! Your card is perfect and you should send it to your sister and brother in law as their Christmas card! They would get a huge kick out of it. I have been in outhouses and I agree...you are not missing a thing:) Hugz

Cheryl said...

Oh what a funny story!

I love your card! I never thought an outhouse would make such a beautiful card. I love your coloring and design.

Alissa said...

Great coloring and super cute design!

Leslie Hanna said...

HA! Great back story for the card. :)