Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Good News For Me Today !

I will be a first time " Nana " I was told today !
The arrival of this little bundle of joy will probably
be some time in April or May .
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Friday, September 26, 2008

Cherub Makeover

All of you ladies in blogland should be proud of me . I found this cute little figurine at a tag sale but he was without wings ..... they had broken off completely . Normally I would have passed on a broken figurine but I have been inspired here in blog land to give new life to discarded objects like this . So I took him home , along with a small fairy doll who had no legs . I took the wings from the broken fairy & gave them to this sweet little cherub artist . It was a perfect fit & now he gets a second chance at life as a fairy artist .

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Shopping Trip To Goodwill

You never know what you'll find at The Goodwill Store !
This time I bought a bunch of old albums that will end up
in my shop . I found "Tiny Tim" , "The sound of Music" in
two different editions , an old " assorted artists " Christmas album ,
The Carpenters ,
and an old Polish Polka album . Oh .... and I almost forgot !
I found a "Tony Orlando & Dawn" album ........ I don't know about you ,
but I thought he was really cute back then and used to watch their
variety show every week . I also came home with some glassware , pottery ,
Christmas decorations , & some forks . Forks ??? ....... Yes, forks ..... because
I guess I like to throw them away ! I don't ever remember doing this but
my husband says it's definitely not him . So it must be me ...... I throw
away forks !! And why don't I buy brand new ones ?? I did !! .......
Then I threw them away !
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Saturday, September 20, 2008

My Loaves Look Better !

So , this loaf looks so much better than when I first got my
$5.00 bread maker at a tag sale . We always have a loaf in
the house now . It takes me about 15 min. to throw all the
ingredients together . My husband eats this every morning
with peanut butter on it ..... I prefer real butter . This loaf is
made with whole wheat flour , oatmeal, honey , cinnamon ,
sunflower hearts , pumpkin seeds, raisins , poppy seeds ,
flaxseeds , and I sprinkle crushed raw slivered almonds on
the top before it hits the "baking" cycle . This is the way you
should start the day . Nice & organic and full of fiber !
Yum Yum !!
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Surprises Waiting For Me Today !

I was so happy when I got home today and saw the two
packages that I've been waiting for !
The first one I opened was my hand painted mannequin head
I ordered her to use in my spot at a multi-dealer antique store .
So far since I've had her out of the box she's scared me twice when
I've walked into the room . I plan on putting a vintage hat on her &
maybe some old beads so she'll attract people , not scare them .
Either way I'm sure she'll turn some heads .
The next box was full of the pretty pink wrapped packages
with a bow on each . They are from Robin's blogaversary

I had so much fun opening my surprises . The two cute framed prints by Mary Engelbreit , pretty little note cards , a notebook , a pink & white scented candle , and a delicated pink painted sand dollar with a pearl in the center. THANK YOU ROBIN!

What a neat pile of goodies ........ I love them all !

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Decorating For Fall ......

I've started to decorate for Fall . Now that the evening weatherhas started to get a little crisp I've been in the mood to startmoving into the next season . I love the look of my twinkling orange & white lights on my garden arbor .
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The Blacksmith Mall ...... Ogunquit , Maine

These pictures were taken at one of my favorite multi-dealer
shops located right in the center of town in Ogunquit , Maine .
The place is just loaded with all kinds of treasures . My favorites
are all of the old dollies of course .
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Monday, September 15, 2008

Awaiting The Arrival Of My Mannequin !

I ordered one of these mannaquin heads from http://www.countingyourblessings.com/ . I plan on using it in my spot that I have at a multi-dealer antique store . I figure once I put an old hat on her and some vintage beads she'll attract some attention ! I'll have to name her too once I see her .

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Fall's Arrival

Indian Summer....
Nothing can steal your heart away Quicker than Indian Summer days, When the sun is warm and the shadows are cool, The lake water stands like a bright blue pool. The warm sand begs you to bare your feet The balmy air is meadow-sweet, Leaves are falling from colorful trees, And nature has moved in, merely to tease... She comes with her warm days, just to betray... For winter is only a breath away!~Sallie Hinds~

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My Enchanted Windows ........

This is Java's " enchanted window"..........
It looks like he's day dreaming .
This window with bunnies looking outside can be seen when you are
coming up the walk on the side of my house. The window is in part of my garden.
A view into the kitchen from the outside of my dollhouse.
http://houseinroses.blogspot.com/ was having an enchanted window party on the 8th , I'm a day late but thought I'd join in anyway .
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Monday, September 8, 2008

OMG ..... I Won , I Won !!

Wow , what a nice surprise when I checked my email today !
I kept telling my husband .........." I won , I won!" .

I won a very cute give away from Robin at http://bittersweetpunkin.blogspot.com/
I'm so excited ! I've never really won anything before so it's going to be neat to get a special gift
like this in the mail . I'll be sure to display it here when it comes . Thank you Robin !

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Mmm...mm..mm....mm ........Yum !

This is what I eat every night around 8:00 . I don't know why, but I have been craving vanilla ice cream for quite awhile now ! All my life I was a chocolate girl ........ chocolate chip , peanut butter cup , espresso chip , mississippi mud , moose tracks , mocha chip , mint chocolate chip , & just plain old chocolate ! But now , ......... now that I'm 40 something ish , ............ I'm addicted to vanilla ice cream & lots of it !! I have no idea why ................

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