Friday, October 30, 2009
It was hot and they wanted to play with friends.
Oh well, you know how 'us' mama's can be!!!
One of the tables had the stuff for smores, paint your own pumpkins, and beads to make your own necklaces.
Another table before the cupcakes were put out.
(ok, you caught me!!! I'm bad....I bought the cupcakes....
they are not homemade!!!!!!
I ran out of time!)
with all kinds of cool sprinkles and nuts to choose from.
Beefy Nachos and Cheese
Hot dogs (if you didn't want to roast your own)
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Some wrapping paper I bought 1/2 off last year at Christmas at Hobbly Lobbly.
I did have the normal office stuff, scissors, tape, etc (thank the Lord).......but no bow.
My husband said he could just grab a stick on bow somewhere on the way.
I told him definitely not! That's like a clip on tie! LOL.
So then I had an idea.........
I saw this.............
So here is the finished product..........
Necessity is definitely the mother of invention!!!!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Very pretty, Large, Heavy White Compote (I guess that's what it is). Has some crazing on it (which I love by the way) and is marked on the bottom. Needs a good cleaning but I think its very pretty. Marked $4.00.
Cute medium size berry reindeer basket. It was new and still had a $15.00 Hallmark tag on it. SA price........$1.50.
This cute little childs chair was only $1.00!
They had a couple more things there I would have liked to have had but were marked too high. I hate that. I think it's all according to WHO is doing the pricing! After all, it is the Salvation Army!!!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This is just a little vignette in my yard. I've had this little chair forever! and it looked really cute with the little pumpkins I thought.
This weekend has been a full one to say the least!!! My husband's last surviving Grandparent, his 'Grandmother', has gone to be with her Heavenly father and to receive her Reward for a life spent serving God. She was 90 and passed within minutes of us leaving her side Friday night. It's a joyous time... in that.... not only is her struggle her on Earth over, but several relationships are beginning to be restored due to the family fellowship over the weekend. I know Ms. Claudie Bell is proud! I didn't have the privilege of knowing Grandmother when she was healthy, but by all accounts, she was a strong woman when it wasn't cool to be. My husband's paternal Grandfather died when his dad was 12 years old and as I heard this weekend, they didn't have "a pot to pee in" (it was said a 'little' differently, LOL). She worked 2 jobs at a time to make ends meet and married again, years later when her kids were grown. She was so strong willed, that at Christmas, when we were there to visit her, she couldn't talk but she was smiling.... when she eased a little bell she had hid (from under her pillow) to show us. They thought they had hid it from her because she was driving everybody crazy ringing it when she wanted some attention! Also, a couple weeks ago, when no one thought she could get out of bed anymore, her daughter heard something down the hall. Not only was she out of the bed (with the bed rails up) she was using the baby gate (they had on her door to keep the cat out of the room) as a walker! She was coming to the kitchen to 'help' with dinner!!!! So she was a pistol till the end and will be missed by all.
I wanna thank everybody that has left me a comment!!! You are all so sweet!!!! I laughed out loud when I read the one about the songs. I know most of them are random, they just all are songs I love and they make me happy when I hear them. I've read that it's not such a good idea to have music on your blog and I might take it off later, but for now, I think I'll leave it on. If someone doesn't like it, it can be turned off.
Well OK, gotta get some work done, I'll be posting soon! Thank you all so much for following me!!! I hope I can continue to inspire and keep learning as I go! It's a rainy day here (not a Monday) but I'm not gonna let it get me down! LOL
Monday, October 26, 2009
Above is another shot of the baskets.
My goofy husband demonstrating how one of the baskets is to be used. He's so funny!
You can see on this pic how its made from one solid piece of wood.
This is a close up of some of the detail work on the inside of the tray.
More detail work.
Decorating books. 50 cents each.
Frames, some were 10 cents each. A small hot glue gun and new sticks, both $1.00, some small pine cones and filler for 10 cents I think. 2 metal marshmallow/wiener roasting sticks, both for $1.00
2 brand new feather pillows!!!! She said she had gotten them for a gift and had never used them!!! Wow!!! Hey, with 6 kids, pillows are a hot commodity at our house!!!!
As are sheets. Here are 2 full size sheets....and they were.....FREE!!!!! Awwwwww........don't judge me, we've all slept at hotels, the sheets are not new there!!!! After hot water and bleach....these will be great! And this woman was neat and clean, I woulda slept at her house!!!! LOL
These are a couple more of the books I got, one for devotions for the kids, 50 cents, and the other a vintage friend book for 10 cents that will be darling to pass on in a friend gift basket!!!