Saturday, July 31, 2010

Wedding Bling!

My sister just got ENGAGED!! She and her VERY FAVORITE boy friend have circled Nov. 13th!! How exciting!! Congrats Elbs!!

*** If anyone has great ideas for a fall wedding w/ aqua and brown as colors or a super fab but super cheap venue for a reception anywhere from down town SLC north...let me know!


A couple thousand of my friends and I went to this:

The ground breaking of my own little small town (LDS) temple!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010


When I was little I'd wait for the day that the Christmas "Wish Book" would come! I'd spend HOURS looking over each page just dreaming of what would be perfect for Santa to bring!

I feel the same excitement when CSN contacts me and offers me something fun and FREE to try and review!! Last night I spend hours looking over CSN's fun stuff...and have my "wishes" all planned out! CSN has everything from a bedroom vanity to wellies!! Thanks CSN!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Happy 24th of July!!

"Can we somehow find the courage and that steadfastness of purpose which characterized the pioneers of a former generation? Can you and I, in actual fact, be pioneers today? A dictionary defines a pioneer as “one who goes before, showing others the way to follow.” Oh, how the world needs pioneers today!" Thomas S. Monson

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What's in YOUR purse?

I've read about this here and here and everywhere. And I love!! I thought I'd join in!!!

.50 cent yard sale bag!
Check book
Stack of lose papers
Plastic bag: Lip gloss, eye drops, hair rubber bands, pens, hand sanitizer
Dental floss
Red strawberry grocery bag
red wallet
Pink wallet (cell phone bag)

I have to admit I took out a black pair of patterned tights....don't tell anyone!

Do tell what's in your purse!!

Two dollars!

Leaving the 2 dollar Chi at the thrift store...broke my heart! Honestly my Chi is the single best item I have ever spent money on!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I love to see Yard Sale LOOT!!

Every week at Southern Hospitality she hosts a linkie party and everyone shows there yard sale booty! Check it out! It's fun! And it won't cost you a cent!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Yard Sale Dummy!

I am good at finding treasure in junk! I'm blessed! This morning I went to a KILLER yard sale of a lady who has FAB taste and is moving into a small apartment! Most...I'd say 99.9% of her stuff still had store price tags on them. I looked FOREVER! Everything was really high end and in very good taste! I looked and looked and found nothing that I needed or wanted...and yet I came home w/ 7.00 w/ of stuff! I got caught up in the buying crazy of everyone around me who had PILES and PILES and totes and totes of stuff...and I bought stuff I totally didn't want or need. Oh well a 7.00 lesson learned!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

I'm just that cheap!

I have been needing a car wash and in a VERY bad way for days...thought I'd brake down and go! But wait is that sprinklers in the cemetery I see!!? 15 Minutes in the cemetery and a clean car!! PERFECT!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fan me please!!

It is hot here in Utah!! This weekend we are look'n at a 100+. Ugah!! I needed this little lady to come home w/ me! Isn't she DARLING? She aqua and it only took me an hour to scrub the greasy dust off her and make her shine! Now to find a spot for her....hmmmm.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fashion Plates

As a child of the 80's one of my favorite Christmas gifts was Tomy's Fashion Plates!! Alas being the woman that she is my mom saved NONE of our childhood fun! Yesterday while w/ my group home girls we headed to the thrift store. Look what I spied!! 50 cents of fun!! We made many a rubbing last night! Now they are listed on E-bay so the fun can lighten someone elses life!! "Oh the memories!" as GD would say!!

Monday, July 12, 2010


I always need a tiny tiny hair elastic for those hair emergencies!! I'd always loose them in my purse or in my car...till I thought of this!! Contact case...PERFECT!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Tender Tiger!

Dear Vertical Diner,

I don't eat meat! Your place doesn't serve seemed like a match made in heaven...bad news it wasn't! I hate to tell you that I whine A LOT when I am very very HOT!! So hot that I almost combusted! The ice melted in my cup upon contact! Honestly TO HOT!

I really liked my yummy portabella sandwich w/ a side of carrot sticks though!

A little meat free somethin somethin is always good! It had a cute name too! "Tender Tiger"!

Alas I was to hot to be happy about any of it!! I did do a cart wheel though when my brother in law picked up the tab!! High five brother in law!!
Sorry Diner!

Knee Deep!

One of my favorite childhood memories was the HOURS and DAYS we spent swimming, cooking (mud pies) and pretending in the irrigation ditch.

I'm surprised we lived to tell the tales!

Today the ditches are covered by pipes and concrete and no one knows of the fun that was had just underfoot!

Not my ditch but one like it!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Yard Sales I LOVE Thee!!

I walk in the door at work at 8:00 am on Fridays and I hear the minute my feet hit the dirty linoleum..."Can we go to yard sales today!" I always smile and nod and feel like Santa Clause w/ the joy that nod brings my darling friends!

Today the Yard Sale Gods yielded this lovely duo!!

See this darling cake plate? It gleams! She isn't super old or super heavy but she is sure enough a dollar darling!!

This .50 liquor bottle had ugly labels on it and smelled a little off and came w/ the most horrible stopper...but I love the crown pressed in the glass! It reminds me of the "Keep Calm and Carry On" crowd!

See her little scalloped lip?

Just another look see at this beauty!!

Happy Summer! May Small things make you smile today!!

One Dollar!

I love Target's Dollar Spot! I love Dollar Tree and I love my one dollar hair cut I got yesterday!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Success is not final.
Failure is not fatal.
It is the courage to
continue that counts.
~ Churchill

It's days like today...

I wonder.....

1.00 thrifted sign!!

Monday, July 5, 2010