Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturday Snoozing....

"Take naps & stretch before rising." ~ Things learned from a DOG.

"No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap.” ~ Carrie P. Snow

"Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” ~ Robert Fulghum

"Don't fight with the pillow, but lay down your head
And kick every worriment out of the bed." ~Edmund Vance Cooke


Feeling better about that Saturday afternoon nap....???

Have a good one, and if you do have a doggie.... watch and learn a few valuable lessons from him. :-)


Friday, August 28, 2009

Got My Marine for a weekend...

Kam and I took a quick spin (NOT!) out to Jacksonville to bring our Marine guy home until Sunday when we will turn around and take him back. sigh... It's a good weekend.
It's all good when we get to see him again.

so glad to have Kam as a spare driver. :-)

We stopped and grabbed a burger and fries from SONIC. Very good....except Lots of mustard!!

As soon as he shut the car door, Justin said... Let's git outta here!!!!

waiting for their chow at McDonalds....(supper)

Last late night stop for potty break and snack. We all got something with oreos in it. yeah...Kam was getting a little slap-happy. great Facebook profile pic...huh?!
(we started out at noon, and got back after 11 that night. lot of riding....)

Justin had himself a good sleep-in and worked on a written assignment this afternoon.
Looking forward to having him here through Sunday.

He is doing good. God is with him. Thanking HIM for watching over our Marine.

Blessings to all of you and a Great weekend to you.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thrifty Thursday

It's been three weeks since I did a thrifty post...

I am participating in Leigh's THRIFTY THURSDAY party and Holly's THRIFT STORE THURSDAY today. So jump over and see all the neat and fun deals and treasures, and join in yourself.
Just go here!

and here:

THRIFTY - Practicing, or marked by the practice of thrift; wisely economical, frugality.

- Costing little; inexpensive

So, there you go. What do you have to show for your practice of "thrift-shopping" whether it be for necessities and needs....or... just for your fun side, not so much a need, but just a "happiness"?

Share it! Inspire others to do the same. Those of us who have practiced this our entire lives sit back and grin when we see others who are catching on to the joy and satisfaction of being wise with the monies.... :-)

How little can you get away with spending, and how much can you walk away with? Enjoy the thrill of the hunt...and ... be willing to wait!

definitely not falling under a "need", but this big birdcage is my latest favorite cheap "whimsy" find at Goodwill. Fits into my nesting instinct. (27" high)

remember that black and white bathroom I'm planning on doing in the future?

little oil dispenser- so much easier than getting the bottle out every time, unscrewing the lid, pouring, replacing lid and putting back in cabinet... and so cute. (favorite little thrift shop down the road)

concrete acorn finials "chippy"... perfect for what I have always wanted for these columns- (same little thrift shop)

pretty sweater for church. Love the button! (goodwill)

Those who know my love for dogs will know why I grabbed this! (goodwill)

My vignette (growing collection) of silver frames.(goodwill and thrift) The mixed- drink shaker in the rear is simply for whimsy... will make a good vase. got it at the yard sale mentioned below.

Waverly Garden Room scalloped Queen bedcover. -seen from afar at a yard sale while walking a client's dogs one Saturday morning. On the ground just about covered up with shoes. (the blue and white caught my eye!) I asked if she would consider selling it...she consented with "make me an offer." :-) warm and pretty for our bed this winter!

blue and white - my favorite! (little thrift shop.)

This replaced a ceramic cow head by the back door. I was often bumping my head on it because it stuck out about 3 inches from the wall. Everyone here will appreciate this flatter dogcollar hook. -- Adding another splash of red to the kitchen... (habitat for humanity store)

These valances just happened to catch my eye as I was walking by the linens rack in Goodwill. They were spaced/hanging separately on different racks, but I knew that I could use them both now and in the future. For now...they are in the kitchen adding some more red, and replacing the overabundant blue and yellow. I'll show the before (which ALSO had come from Goodwill years back.) Hey...there's a pic of that cow-head!


For Future Use??? Remember this Waverly find from a previous post and a different store?? (1.50) These valances will also go very well in a room with this quilt when I become an empty nester and need to redo my guest bedrooms.... I am always moving things around in my house... "repositioning my feathers"

And tacking on one last item I just got yesterday @ my favorite little thrift shop. There was a 100% cotton high quality white blanket listed as full-size for $1.50.
I know the price of these types in the retail store, so I grabbed it. But surprise! when I got home and was putting it in the washer, I realized it was a KING. so instead of my kids getting it, I GET IT! That made the deal even sweeter knowing the retail value savings just went even higher. I love that store. :-)

Many of you know my habit of sticking a 10. in my wallet when I get my petsitting pay. I think it is a marvel what you can find in these resale/second time around shops. What's in YOUR wallet? Sprinkle some "Spandex Shopping Dust" in there and watch it stretch! {:-o

Thanks for visiting. It's been penny-pinching FUN! :-)


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

LETTING GO...."Dogged" Intensity to Blissful Resignation


Sometimes life is about letting "it" go. (you fill in the blank) After all is said and done, the releasing is refreshing and renewing.

What do you need to let go of????