Friday, October 31, 2008

FAt FriDAy......... ANd A CLue


3 packages of buttermilk biscuit tubes
1 cup sugar (divided)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
Take 3 packages of buttermilk biscuit tubes (10 per roll) and cut each roll into 4 pieces.
Drop roll pieces into 1 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon.
Drop sugar-coated pieces into a well buttered Bundt pan (don't squish roll pieces when placing them in the Bundt pan).
Put 1/2 cup of the left-over sugar/cinnamon mix and 1/2 cup packed brown sugar and 1 cup of butter (2 sticks) into a small saucepan.
Bring this mixture just to a boil; remove from heat immediately.
Carefully drizzle over the roll pieces.
Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
Cool slightly in an upright position, then tip pan over onto a plate to remove monkey pull-apart bread.

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New issue comes out 11/10/2008.

Have a great day....................

Thursday, October 30, 2008

ARe You REaDy??

It's that time again!! Time for trick or treaters!

I remember the excitement of dressing up, being outside in the dark and and hurrying house to house.
I felt the same excitement when my girls were young. It was so much fun! I have never thought of halloween being a bad thing.

We handed out 631 mini candy bars last year. That was one candy bar per child! I know you are probably thinking how in the heck can anyone afford that??!! Well, we all gather at my mom's for halloween. Everyone brings bags of candy bars and it goes into the big tub to hand out. The "candy givers" dress up too. Nothing scarey though, there are soo many little kids that no one wants to scare them. :)

There is coney dogs, sloppy joes, chips and cider for eating afterwards. :)

I figure this year there will be more kids!! The village my mom lives in is having trick or treating tonight( and its an hour and a half long) after the parade.
Our city is having a traditional trick or treat tomorrow evening.
They are very close and people will try to go from one area to another. This year they are getting lucky with it being on separate nights. :)
Let me tell ya, as soon as you get low on candy; you better get the porch light turned off!
I have some crafting to do laundry and need to get some pics of thrift store goodies.
See ya later.............. :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Chilly Wednesday and a new 'Do

It is chilly out today!! Of course, the wind isn't helping any either..:)
I didn't work on a project today... Well, maybe I did work on a project.....................

The project being me!! :)

I went this morning for a hair cut. Some of you who know me, know that I am a "no frills" kinda girl; jeans, tennis shoes, and a baggy shirt are my attire. :)
I have never been one for make up, not that I wouldn't like to be one of those beautifuil women . I just don't know alot about putting it on and never can decide what to use. Is there a cosmetologist in the house?? :)

Anyways, I am going to be brave and post some pics..

BEFORE- June 2008, Storm's graduation

Today, no curls.

view from the back
I love the highlights and that she blew it straight!
I feel like I lost 20 pounds off my head. lol
I have had curly hair all my life...... I so wish I could do this at home.
Of course, it will be curly again after washing it.
But, for now, I love it!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

100th Post Giveaway!!

I am having a giveaway for my 100th post !!
Deadline to sign up is November 7, 2008 at midnight.
Winner will be posted on November 8th.
Please leave a comment on this post to sign up.
You wil receive "chilly" the snowman, carrot cake and mini cinnabun melts(made by Tara), a salt box painted tea kettle, classical christmas cd, ragg bagg babies christmas pattern, and an old farm stitchery. Plus, I will throw in some extra goodies before then. :)
Get your name thrown in the hat twice if you post about it on your blog (let me know if you do).

Saturday, October 25, 2008

One more post, recipe & Happy Saturday!!

One more post to go and I will be at 100!! I am going to have a giveaway!! :)
Keep watching!!!
I went to bed last night AND got up this morning to rain.
It is very dreary outside. I guess it's just that time of year. The weather forecast is calling for it to drop into the 40's this week. bbrrrr. Can't we have warm days and cool nights a while longer?

I missed Fat Friday, but I wanted to pass this recipe on. It's wonderful!!

Crock Pot Triple Chocolate Mess

1 package chocolate cake mix

1 pint sour cream

1 small package instant chocolate pudding

1 small bag chocolate chips

3/4 cup oil

4 eggs

1 cup water

Spray crockpot with non-stick spray.

Mix all ingredients.

Pour into crockpot.

Cook on low for 4-5 hours.

Serve in a bowl with ice cream or whipped topping.

I want to say a big ,"thank you" for all the well wishes in my last post. It really means alot.
I hope everyone has a great Saturday.

Now, I have work to do.......

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

update!! I am home.

UPDATE- We went to the hospital this morning since my dad was due for surgery. He has a large abdominal hernia due to a previous surgery. My dad is 69, still works 40 hours a week. He retired as a superviser from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He couldn't stand being retired so he went back to work as a driver for Hertz rental. He loves this job.:)
A year ago he had an abdominal aneurysm. it was very large . After that surgery he had several mini strokes and recovered. Years ago he had had several incidents of cardiac arrest. Let me tell ya, one of the scariest things to do is be the person running with your own dad on a gurney to be life flighted. It really got to me. Anyways, today he cancelled his own surgery . They even had the IV running. Dad said he just didn't feel right about it. He said he just wasn't in a "mind set". I don't know if that was it or not. My dad is not a spiritual person. I think that was more of the problem and it has been weighing on his mind alot. He doesn't know Jesus as his savior. It's really hard to talk to him, he is my dad and has always been the rough and gruff type of guy.
We got him home and he went straight to the recliner to nap. He knows this surgery has to be done. I hope the Lord speaks to him.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

1800's life, great craft,a giveaway plus an award!!!!

Good morning !
Wouldn't it be great to have a gathering like these women? I bet these times were few and far between, considering all the chores a woman had back then.

A woman was expected to cook, clean, be a mother, wife, midwife, seamstress, tend to the livestock and be a nurse.
Here is an excerpt on the roles of a "great" nurse in the 1800's.

"The more quiet the nurse the better. Often sewing, knitting, or any other employment which would assist the nurse in passing the time, proves a source of real suffering to her patient. Reading in a quiet voice, combing the hair, gently rubbing the palms of the hand, will often induce sleep, when anodynes fail. Another important matter not to be lost sight of in a nurse is a cheerful obliging temper. Be always ready to humor a sick person in every thing that will do them no harm; never think of your own trouble, when you can, in the smallest particular, add to the comfort of the sick...It is not well to cross a sick person, if it can be avoided. A person with a gloomy disposition is unfit to take charge of the sick."

Being a nurse, I have to smile over the job description.

Can you imagine the cooking a woman did??

chopped corned beef
chopped boiled potatoes
Salt if needed
Pepper to taste
The best hash is made from boiled corned beef. It should be boiled very tender, and chopped fine when entirely cold. The potatoes for hash made of corned beef are the better for being boiled in the pot liquor [liquid the corned beef was boiled in.] When taken from the pot, remove the skins from the potatoes, and when entirely cold chop them fine. To a coffee-cup of chopped meat allow four of chopped potatoes, stir the potatoes gradually into the meat, until the whole is mixed. Do this at evening and, if warm, set the hash in a cool place. In the morning put the spider on the fire with a lump of butter as large as the bowl of a table-spoon, add a dust of pepper, and if not sufficiently salt, add a little; usually none is needed. When the butter has melted, put the hash in the spider, add four table-spoons of water, and stir the whole together. After it has become really hot, stir it from the bottom, cover a plate over it, and set the spider where it will merely stew. This is a moist hash, and preferred by some to a dry or browned hash.

(Oh, and for anyone disconcerted by the direction to "put the spider on the fire" or feel that would be inhumane to arachnids....a spider is a cast-iron large frying pan or Dutch oven with three our four little legs on the bottom to hold it up out of direct contact with the fire. Users of modern cooking stoves are free to use regular frying pans and deal with spiders as your views
on the sanctity of all life dictates. )

or going out without food for days?
"We had now again been without food nearly two days and a night, and having, by activity and freedom with plenty of pure air, largely thrown off our prison contracted ailments, our appetites had returned. Here was a chance. We were in sight of a farm house and between us and it was a large apple orchard in which we discovered a pile of hogs. Thorp still carried the butcher knife in his boot leg; we reconnoitered the premises and waited until midnight, when a jump, a scramble of pigs, a single squeal and the law of confiscation of the enemy's supplies is obeyed. The two hams are all we can take. With these we again start northward eating warm fresh pork as we go, raw and without salt, but it was good. "
Raw pork?? I can't even imagine.

If you would like to see more recipes, gardening tips , etc from the early 1800's ; here is the link.
There is a load of information and images on that site. :)

I found this really great AND easy craft that I thought I would share.

Now how cool are they??! I think I can handle making these!! I am going to put the battery operated tea lights behind them.

Do you love giveaways??
thistledew farm and clayhill farm have partnered with brandyanne's candles and prims for an awesome giveaway!!! hurry over!!!

I am off to drink more coffee and clean house. :)

Hartstone Pottery is having an online sale tonight with 40 % off! 6PM-10PM Eastern
sign up for all their specials!!

edited. i am back again.

i received an award from annabelle @ http://1938elmstreet.blogspot.com/

The rules that go along with the award are to answer the following questions with one word answers...then pass it on to other bloggers- i am passing it on to anyone who wants to join. :).
1. Where is your cell phone? beside me
2. Where is your significant other? in the bathroom
3. Your hair color? red
4. Your mother? doesn't have time for me
5. Your father? having surgery in the morning
6. Your favorite thing? primitive magazines
7. Your dream last night? i don't remember
8. Your dream/goal? go back to work
9. The room you're in? living room
10. Your hobby? many
11. Your fear? something happening to my girls
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? working, in a real house
13. Where were you last night? home
14. What you're not? hateful
15. One of your wish list items? a truck- even a used one would be great!
16. Where you grew up? cambridge, ohio
17. The last thing you did? painted the bathroom
18. What are you wearing? sweats
19. Your tv? on food network
20. Your pet? kitties
21. Your computer? Dell
22. Your mood? calm
23. Missing someone? yes
24. Your car? explorer
25. Something you're not wearing? shoes
26. Favorite store? pier one
27. Your summer? busy
28. Love someone? yes
29. Your favorite color? tan
30. When was the last time you laughed? yesterday
31. Last time you cried? two nights ago, watching a movie

Monday, October 20, 2008

GOod MoNday

Good Monday morning,
Do you love the "stylish" Halloween costumes?? :)

If you would like to see some front porch Fall decor stop over at http://theinspiredroom.net/
We woke up this morning to a chilly 32 degrees outside.
I am so glad that we finished picking tomatoes and cleaned up the yard yesterday.
I went to Walmart to get the salsa mix to make one last batch and they were sold out. I guess I need to stop by Tractor Supply and see if they have any. I use this to mix with the blanched, diced tomatoes because it is more economical than buying a bunch of different spices. I am one of those cooks who change out their spices about every 4 months( because they do lose their flavor).

I think I was taught that in Jr. high home EC class. :) . I have always been a "Suzy homemaker" sorta girl. I loved home EC and wood shop in Jr. high. by the time I got to high school, I dropped the wood shop classes.
I was the girl that the home EC teacher used to ask to prepare the teacher luncheons. I was a great cook back then and I actually loved making petite fours, HorDourves and crescent sandwiches.


I can't believe that this is the 20Th of October. Let's see.......... how many days till Christmas??? There is 66 days and some hours. :)
I know when Leslie reads that she is gonna be ready to shoot me. :) tee hee
To get you in the holiday spirit I thought I would post some links for some holiday tutorials.
1. holiday berry ornaments
2. star & heart felt ornaments
3. gift pocket tutorial - great for little ones
4. soft little trees
5. toys on wheels
6. crocheted coffee cozies
7. snowman redwork
8. easy tree skirt tutorial
9. beautiful advent calendar tutorial
10. primitive swag tutorial
11. cup wraps
12. Starbucks Frappuccino Coffee Bottle Light Tutorial
13. altered coffee filter book

Be back soon.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

End of another weekend............

We spent the day mowing, cutting back plants and raking leaves. Raking is not my favorite thing to do. I still need to dig up canna bulbs in the next few days.
The sky got grayer as the day wore on.
By 4pm we were running around out there in sweatshirts.
Tomorrow, everyone but me is back to work. I plan on getting some craft projects done this week. I also want to clean out under the bathroom and kitchen sinks. They both need it!
I want to get a fresh coat of paint in the bathroom. We did paint the whole room in February but I just think it looks yucky-not so bright white anymore.. besides, I already have the paint.
Right now, everything is nautical in the bathroom. I would like to change to something else in the near future. I don't think I want to go with primitives. I love prims but .... I want something different or at least I think i do. :)
Got any ideas or any pics/sites for ideas?
Talk to you all tomorrow,

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A new man, A great find and Swapping...............

A new man, a great find and swapping............... lol
I bet I had you wondering with a title like that. :) tee hee

Meet my new SNOWman. He is from
Isn't he wonderful??!! I love the peg leg and one shoe!
She also sent me a cute little witch pillow that my daughter grabbed up.

I also received these wonderful melts in the mail. They are from
Deb at http://pilgrimsandpioneers.blogspot.com/ or http://www.brandyannescandlesandprims.com/

I have clove in my simmer pot right now and it is wonderful!!! Next to try is the pumpkin
cornbread. :)
My house is going to be smelling good for quite a while. Melts/tarts are one of those things I do that make me happy. I love having people tell me that my home always smells so good. :)

These were my great find for Friday. It says, " Ironstone- made in England", on the bottom. Is this also known as transfer ware?? The images are in brown.
I am hoping someone can help me with that question. I thought they were sooo pretty. I know they are not prim but for some reason I felt like they spoke to me and I had to have them. All three sets were bought for the low price of $1.99. Was that a good deal?? Now, where am I going to put them? lol

Next, I received ornies from a swap at http://www.cyowebsites.com/ .
These gals are wonderful!! I have participated in a few ornie swaps over the years and have been a member of quite a few(maybe 20-25?) forums.
This group is one of the best. :)

Last, but not least, is my goodies from the Wizard of Oz Swap at http://ificouldsetmysoulfree.blogspot.com/
Thank you Sherry, for hosting!!!

What are you doing this weekend?
I made a big pot of Chili and another batch of Apple Crunch for dessert for supper this evening.. Earlier, we went to dad's and rearranged his living room. Next Wednesday is the surgery date and I wanted to get it done before then. He is one to be setting around stewing about what still needs done and I didn't want him to worry about it.
Tomorrow afternoon we are going to clean out our yard pond. I bought a mist maker months ago and still don't have it hooked up. I thought it would be really neat for fall.
When I took Adam out earlier today; the sky was so gray!! It is definitely Fall.
Maybe getting ready for snow?? Geez, I hope not. I wish it could be fall till December. lol
Be back soon,

Friday, October 17, 2008

FAt FRiDAy-Sausage Con Queso

Yes, it's Friday !! Time for a recipe!! :)
This is the recipe for Sausage Con Queso Dip
The pic below is the batch I made. Very , very tasty and filling.

photo from the Bob Evans website.

and now for the recipe.

Sausage Con Queso Dip

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 5 min
1 lb. Bob Evans Zesty Hot Sausage Roll
1 pkg. (16 oz.) pasteurized processed cheese
1 can (10 oz.) diced tomatoes & green chiles (undrained), or one jar (16 ounces) salsa
Tortilla chips
Crumble and cook sausage in large saucepan over medium heat until browned.
Drain. Cut cheese into cubes and add to sausage.
Cook, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted.
Stir in tomatoes. Serve warm with tortilla chips.

I am going to make more this weekend. I am thinking it would be great with scrambled eggs for a Sunday brunch too. or maybe on a burger . can you tell that we think this is great??!!
I got some goodies at the thrift store today. I will get them on here as soon as I can. Batteries really need recharged.:(

Have a great Friday.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

W.W.W. SAnTa's are here...........

Good morning everyone,
I have been up since about 5am. I haven't slept well the last couple nights. Just alot of things on my mind lately. I go through that occasionally. It's like I get huge spurts of energy and have all kinds of ideas. I know I need to take advantage of it while they last. :)
I finished two Santa's last night. Ii am going to add a hang tag,what should the tag say ? any ideas??

Next ones like this will be smaller to use as ornies.. I am thinking of doing them in different coats too. These Santa's haven't any legs so they are pretty easy to do. I wanted to come up with something on my own instead of using patterns all the time. I have tons of patterns and love them all, but when Ii try to follow a pattern I get confused and end up quitting the project. I can look at a picture and figure out what I am supposed to do better than trying to read it. :)
Does that make sense?? lol

close up

beards are made from raw wool.

I have two huge feed bags full of "straight from the sheep" wool :). Whenever I need some for a project , I get some out, wash with a SMALL amount of Dawn dish detergent in warm water and rinse in warm water too. Fill up both sides of the sink at the same time. That way you know when rinsing, the water is the same temperature as the water used to wash with. If you wish to try this at home, make sure you wait to add detergent after water is in sink. You don't want a bunch of bubbles.
Handle wool carefully so it doesn't "felt" up. Press water out gently, don't squeeze or wring.
I lay it outside in the sun to dry. you can turn it to speed drying time. just try not to over handle it while wet.
Check out Leslie's blog , http://sweets-mycountryhome.blogspot.com/ for other "Whatcha working on Wednesday" projects.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Apple Pressing 101

WHEW! I think we are done with the apples. I took some pics of the last batch coming in. All total this season we made 40 gallons of cider. It may not sound like alot to someone with a bigger orchard but all that cider was from 10 trees. Plus, we ended up with 5 bushels to put up for winter and 3 bushels of "peelers". They are going to be canned or frozen in the next day or two.

I thought you might like to see a few pics of the Cider Press.
See the small wooden box at the top of the pic? That's where you put the apples in. The blades are located inside the box to grind the apples. Once ground up, they come out an opening and into the wood bucket below. The bucket is lined with a net bag so that when you "press the apples", the apple parts don't come through and into the juice.

Several years ago my "Uncle Squib" installed a motor on the press. There is no more turning to grind the apples. That was a time consuming part of the job, so I am glad for the motor. Uncle Squib, ( his real name-first and middle- was Wilbur Nelson- I don't think he liked it much ) :) passed away a few years ago. Let me tell ya, he is sorely missed. I know he smiled down on us making cider.:)

After the bucket is full of ground up apples, you put a lid on top and insert a metal pole. Then you turn the handle causing the lid to squish the juice out of the apples. The juice goes into a tray that has a hole in it. See the bucket (on the newspaper)catching the cider?
The juice is run through a filter twice before being put in bottles. This cider is pure juice. It is never diluted. Apple trees are not sprayed; we keep it organic..

After you get all the juice you can from a batch, you empty the wood bucket into the back of the wagon. Several neighbors come by to get the apple remains for farm stock.
Picture shows after dumping the first batch. By the time we were done, the wagon had been emptied four times.
Now, to get busy on peeling , slicing, cooking, freezing....... anyone want to help?? :)
I need to get at least one craft project done for Wednesday.
Be back soon, Kim
P.S. I am getting close to my 100th post so stay tuned for details on a giveaway!
nominated me for the fabulouse fall decor award. Thanks a bunch, Rondell!! that's so super sweet of you!!
I now pass it on to..........
congrats to all my picks!! please pass the award on to 6 of YOUR favorites!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

TaKiNG it easy on SAtUrDaY...........

Well, the cats took it easy, not me!
I ran around here today like a mad woman. Floors are swept and mopped, dusting and laundry are done.
My sister and I took her daughters to the pumpkin patch this afternoon. They are 6 and 7 and let me tell ya, what a handful!!! OMG!!! They make me remember why I decided not to have any more.. LOL
The pumpkin patch was pretty much a disappointment.
There were no pumpkins in the fields whatsoever. It used to be that we could take the sleds to the field, collect your own and bring it back to the entrance to pay for them. Now, all the pumpkins are picked. They were way too expensive, if you ask me. My sister( Kelly) ended up paying $8.00 for one pumpkin. :( plus, they were playing harp music ...... what happened to the polka music and fiddles playing for Fall??
I did manage to pick up some dried gourds for 50 cents each and two bundles of broom corn for a $1.00. I need to find some pretty ribbon to tie it with.:) We left the patch and headed to Aldi's. Pumpkins were still $1.99. I bet next year she doesnt mention the pumpkin patch. lol
She is not a budget shopper; no matter how much I get on her about it.
Next stop was my dad's, we ended up fixing tacos and Key Lime pie for supper.
Tomorrow we are going back to pick more apples. ( I am getting tired of seeing apples):)
Hey family, I have got to get some sewing done!
Oh, Dani at http://oldehomesteadpeddler.blogspot.com/ is having a giveaway. hurry and sign up!!! I am so wanting the room sprays.
Remember the witch I made ( and had hanging on my door) in a previous post? Well, I sold her this morning for $20.00. I hope she makes her new owner smile.

Have a great night, Kim

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday's Recipe & FReebie Stitcheries........

We had Taco Tot casserole for supper last night. I will definitely make it again. :)

Taco Tot Casserole

1 pound lean ground beef
1 package (1.25 oz.) taco seasoning mix
1 can (11 oz.) corn with peppers
1 can (11 oz.) cream of mushroom soup undiluted
4 cups tater tots
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
salsa and sour cream (optional)

Directions: Heat oven to 375°.
Cook ground beef with taco seasoning mix according to package directions.
Spoon meat mixture into an ungreased 11-in. x 17-in. baking dish or 2-quart casserole.
Spoon corn over meat mixture; spread soup over corn.
Arrange frozen Tater Tots in a single layer over soup.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until potatoes are lightly browned and mixture is bubbly.
remove from oven, sprinkle with cheese and return to oven til cheese is melted.
Serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired.
Serves: 6

Everyone is really doing a great job on their stitcheries I have seen while blogging!!
I thought I would post some freebie sites for stitchery patterns (if you want to check them out).






trick or treat stitchery from the cats pyjamas







oh, and a freebie witch boot pattern!! hurry!!!


Right now, I have a "caramel apple" tart/melt in the warmer. It smells awesome in here!
I am cleaning out cupboards and closets . Actually, I just started. I know there is no way I will get them all done today. lol

Off to read what my blogging friends are doing. :)
Bye, Kim

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

W.W.W & A Big Thank You!!!

First, I want to give a big thank you to Michelle at http://madredhare.blogspot.com/.
She was my partner for the Vintage Halloween Swap over at http://foxglovesfabricandfolly.blogspot.com/.
I am loving it all!!
She also had sent the sweet bandana that ADAM had on in a previous post.
Thank You Michelle!!!

For my "Watcha Working on Wednesday:, project. I am making some primitive santas and trying to get a head start on Christmas. :).
I am participating in a Christmas ornie swap over on the P&R board at delphi forums.
Swaps are a great way to meet new people and get lots of inspiration from other awesome crafters.
If you have never participated in a swap; then you should try it.
There are lots of different swaps to choose from over on http://swapdex.blogspot.com/

Is it raining where you are? I woke up this morning to rain at 4am. It is still going strong out there. :).
Alot of leaves have fallen off the trees in the yard and I sit here in jeans and a long sleeve shirt, but I got the window open. :).
I love the smell of the rain, the leaves and the sound of cars going by on the road.
Bye for now, Kim

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tuesday's Topics

Hi all,
I wanted to share the recipe for the Apple Crunch I had posted the pic of a few days ago.
We like it better than Apple Crisp.

7 or 8 apples
1 c white sugar
1 c. flour
1/2 c. butter or margarine ( 1/2 c equals one stick)
1c. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. vanilla
slice apples and mix with white sugar.
mix rest of ingredients with pastry blender till crumbly.
spread apple slices in cake pan. cover with crumbly mixture.
bake approx. 30 minutes at 325 degrees.
tastes like caramel apples! :)

Here are a few pics of my fall decorating...................

I dont know if I like the cornstalks right behind the scarecrow. I think it looks like they are coming out of his head. lol

* note- check out the far left window of the house behind my bench. they have a snowman in the window. yep, he has been there all summer. lol

Halloween ornie tree

Pumpkins came from Aldi's. They are only $1.99 each, so get some quick!!
Aldi's has to be one of my favorite places to shop. If you don't have a store close by then you don't know what you are missing.
Want to see some awesome fall/halloween decorating ideas?? Check out all the homes here on
Martha at http://vintagetrifles.blogspot.com/ is having a giveaway!! hurry over!!!
I am off to the post office.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

WeekEnD FiNdS & MoRe

Hello all, how is your weekend going??
I thought I would post some pics of a hodge podge of things.
This is some of my yard sale finds this weekend.

I got the magazines for 10 cents. I like to read them , check out any ideas/recipes, and then pass them on.
I also got 2 of the hardbacks I had been wanting to read. I got "The Prodigal", and "Betrayal"( I think thats the name). They are wrote in an Amish setting. They were 50 cents each.
Pink salt shaker was 10 cents. I am going to use it for glitter. :)
Green and cream plaid curtains were $3.00. They are going to my dad's for the room we just painted.
I got two sets of quilted pillow shams . I am not sure if I am going to use them as shams or make some cutter projects .
In the upper right side is a brand new recipe book- 25 cents. I might use it for a christmas gift.
I also found a set of cream placemats 25 cents. thought they would be great to applique or stitch on.
next pic............

One pair of doggy paw slippers 50 cents
Herbal remedy book 10 cents
Metal bowl and scoop ( on left hand side) $2.00 for the pair
Front - handyman box ( lots of tapes, twine, stickers, labels) $1.00
Center box- sewing supplies ( including two new pairs of scissors, still on the carboard) $1.00
upper left hand corner- School supply box- loaded with pens, pencils, erasers, paper clips, push pins,crayons, etc. $2.00
Paint roller pan 25 cents

More goodies, except for the show off cat. :). He lives here. lol

A calendar "quilt a day" book 25 cents
2 packages of garden seed strips 25 cents each
Wood thanksgiving turkey $1.00
Pattern 25 cents
I made the sign this past week. I didnt have a chance to post it on Wednesday though. I am happy to say it is hanging out front on my fence. I will get a pic of the whole group as soon as we get the pumpkins out there. :)

scroll on down for more pics.........................