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Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Monday!

It has been a long day.  I got up at my usual 5:30 am (doesn't matter what day of the week it is, my internal clock hates me) and after some coffee and a shower, jumped right into my chaotic day.  After getting the kids out the door, I headed into Maddie's room to do a much needed deep clean and overhaul.  The only time I can do it is when she isn't here.  Otherwise there is a constant screech of "YOU'RE GETTING RID OF THAT???!!!" going on in the background.  5 hours later of non stop organizing and throwing away, I was done.  I even rearranged her furniture to make her room look like a new room.  So of course she took one look at it and declared that she hated it and wanted it moved back to how it was.  Too bad, little one.  Not gonna happen.  I told her that when she could take care of keeping her room cleaned and organized, she could have it how she wanted.  I know, meanest mom ever, right?

So now here I sit with a much needed cup of coffee ready to blog.  It really is one of my most favorite things to do and best ways to relax.  Sounds heavenly, right?
I love my new desktop organizer.  It fits in really good with the rest of the eclectic decor around my house.
I finally had some luck finding vintage greeting cards at Goodwill.  They had them in the collectible display case but only marked $1.99 for the whole package.  They are unsigned and so cute I can't stand it!
I found some more mugs for my souvenir mug collection.  10 cents apiece at a garage sale down the road from my house!
I picked up all of these goodies from the same sale.  I think that the dispenser is a honey dispenser because the bottom part of it has a honeycomb pattern.  The blue bottle is marked with my favorite initials HA for Hazel Atlas.  The McDonald's mug was a little more than the other two.  It was a whole quarter.
I picked up this Hazel Atlas jar full of old clothespins, the birthday angel, and the Fourth of July boy from my favorite antique mall during their customer appreciation sale.
I keep finding photos on my computer that I haven't shared with all of you that are from quite a while ago.  I found this old letter R at a roadside antique store when we went on our girls trip during the summer.  It is really heavy and looks awesome sitting up on my mantle.

Stacey over at The Gluten Free Pastor's Wife blogged recently about her laundry room makeover and was wondering if it was strange to have Pyrex in her laundry room.  Well, behold the shelf above my washer and dryer in my laundry room.  Obviously, I don't think it's strange at all!

Sister and I hope that all of our east coast blog buddies are staying safe during Hurricane Sandy.  We are all thinking of you here.

I am linking up with:

Sir Thrift-A-Lot
The Nifty Thrifty at A Living Space
Apron Thrift Girl

Until next time...


PS: Hope everybody wasn't too confused when they saw the new layout of our blog. It's a constant work in progress until we get it just how we want it.


  1. God, I wish I could edit my blog. It's been the same for 3 years! I want this sparkly pink background, but... IDK how to make it like that! The new heading too cute.

    Once again, like the vintage greeting cards!

  2. Great cards at GW but I love your Hazel Atlas glass with the red geranium!

  3. Erica, Loving the Pyrex shelf in the laundry room! The vintage cards are soooo cute! I would love to find some at a thrift.

  4. I've found at lot of great things in the past at the GW but never cute vintage cards! You're a good hunter! ;)

  5. WOW, great score on those cards! And I'm experiencing some serious junk envy over that jar of clothespins and the patriotic boy. You two gals have great junking mojo!

  6. I think I have a Cat organizer that pairs with your dog! I love the little cards!

  7. There is nothing I like better than a good decal jar (especially one with a geranium decal and a red lid!)

  8. I need to come shop at your GW. My local one is really pretty trashy. Nothing but gross kitchenware, horrid furniture and nasty used bras (no joke)!
    Those vintage cards are perfect! Love all of your finds. Especially the honey dispenser. :)

  9. Souvenir mugs and glasses?? You must have a few collections, but, then, don't we all??. Hah!!

    Love everything you found!

  10. What great finds! I love the decal jar!

  11. wow great finds i love te R and i totally did that to my kid and sometimes still do lol