Sunday, May 24, 2009

Good Sunday Morning.........

Good Sunday morning to all.
Thanks so much for the comments in my last post. You have no idea how much better I feel. :)
Friday,I went to a few yard sales. This is one of the goodies I got.
There is a bunch more to show you but, that will wait for another day( like maybe tomorrow)

I just love the crackling on the pitcher!

Friday afternoon I went shopping at Kmart. this past week Kmart had double coupons. I really made out. :) All this for $18.16!!!

The salad dressing was free with using coupons, miracle whip and mayo was only 99 cents each. Velveeta was 2.79. carpet fresheners 70 cents, cream cheese free, , cat food ( in the back) free Pringles free, bar b q sauce free, Smuckers topping free, oscar mayer wieners 51 cents each pack.

Saving money makes me happy and I am loving the double coupon thingy, It's not hard at all.
I also transferred two prescriptions from Walmart to Rite Aid and got the 25.00 gift cards, a $15.00 card from Kmart for submitting feedback( look at the bottom of your receipt), and a $25.00 gift card for Cato's from my mom( for Easter). See, I am in a much better mood. ;)

Saturday we went to Reinersville Trade Days.
If you have never been there, it's something to see. lol

I am talking literally in the hills , lots of walking, lots of goodies. I thought this year some of the prices were a little crazy though. Maybe those vendors think us primitive lovers are walking around with money bags for butt cheeks. If some of the things we seen are actually worth the prices they were asking, then I have a couple $100,000's worth of prims in my house. lol
I think I started collecting primitives when primtives wasn't cool.
Crocks that I bought at yard sales for less than $10.00 each, They wanted anywhere from 65.00-125.00 EACH. An old watering can was 45.00. Nope, too much for me.
I did buy an old enamelware pan from one stand. I had just told one of my neighbors this past week that I wanted to find a gray or black bowl to put in the bowl rack( the one I previously used was tan and matched the wall). I seen the bowl in someone else's hands and the lady was trying to bargain with the dealer. The lowest he went with her was $10.00( started at $25.00). I held my breath and she put the bowl down. I walked right over picked it up and hugged it to me( wasn't thinking about anyone else watching, lol). The dealer said ,"well, I know that old bowl is going to a good home. you can have it for $8.00!" I was totally floored!! I would have given him the $10.00 because I wanted it THAT bad!! You should have seen the look on the lady's face when he let me have it for that price-priceless!! lol

Here is a new pic of my little pond area.

(now to put a slight damper on the above pic)
My landlord( I own the trailer, he owns the property) complains that I have too many big plants and big plants cause snakes????!! Regardless of the fact that we have gotten awards from the "Cambridge Beautification Council" three times( and have lived here for 11 years). If you were/are a landlord, would you mind someone taking care of your property like this?? I just don't get it. he is not originally from this country so I understand that his thinking is not in line with my thinking. but I think we take care of the property very well. The neighbors across the road think so!! We live in the midst of $100,000- $200,000 homes. Actually, we have neighbors stop by and comment on how nice we keep the place. Even had some Homestead landscaping guys stop and ask me how to get the Hostas so big. :)
okay, I am still in a good mood.

Oh, here is another pic. These are the concrete mushrooms that I bought at last weekends garden fair. I set them beside the primitive TOAD HOUSE.

Does it look okay??

This evening we are cooking out at my dad's . beer can chicken, burgers, mac salad, baked beans, corn on the cob, watermelon, etc. will be ready at 5pm if you want to come over. :)


  1. Thanks for the invite! I'm in Kansas City MO on my way home to OK. Hmmm, I wonder how long it takes to drive to southern OH from MO and then back to OK. Better not - sister is farm-sitting for me and won't be happy with an added day or two.

  2. Kim,
    I'm happy to hear that you're feeling better :) You found a lot of great bargains and I'm happy that you got such a great deal on the gray enamel basin :)

    Your landlord is crazy! LOL How many snakes have you seen??! That's what I would go by. My neighbor does absolutely NO landscaping and he's tried telling me things about snakes and poison and what not, I just let it go in one ear and out the other. What does he know? The other day he was going on about mowing the ditch, which is on OUR property but he still thinks it's his. Jer usually gets to it but our push mower wasn't working until last week when he finally had time to tinker with it. Anyway, the neighbor is going on and on about how he's already killed a snake over there and last year he killed 3 or 4 and the year before...he says he's had rattlesnakes in his yard. In the almost 9 years we've lived here, we've killed two baby garter snakes. Of course the guy also told me that baby maple trees were poison ivy...lol

    Then we have the other neighbors that don't do much either. I was just thinking about them a bit ago. The neighbor's daughter went to school with me off and on over the years. I heard her a few years saying something about how I was in high school and she's shocked that I live like I do...like I live in a dump?! Honey, look at your Dad's house with the paint peeling, the spouting falling off, the trees and grass growing in the spouting, the overgrown shrubs and high grass! LOL They just planted a weeping willow and weeping cherry last year in the small back yard that already has a full grown red maple...yesterday we came home and there is a new pine tree now, right beside the weeping willow. it looks horrible...but I live in a dump because I live in a trailer that we keep cleaned up and have a nice looking yard @@

    Okay, sorry, you touched on a sore subject for me! People that do nothing and have no clue what they're talking about :D

    Have a great day!


  3. Your landlord is an idiot. When we had renters we were just happy if they didn't try to paint the appliances and if they paid the rent somewhat on time - we'd have been over the moon with you as a tenant! :)

    I am in awe of your bargain-hunting skills and I love that pitcher! :) Glad you're feeling better!

  4. Your landlord should be thankful that he has tennants as good as you! Snakes aren't necessarily a bad thing, unless they are overtaking the place. Personally, I hate them, but God put them here for some reason. Great bargains too!


  6. I love the little pitcher you found along with all your great bargains.
    And the beer can chicken...so moist and yummy...Have a great day. Happy Holiday ~Natalie