Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Do you see what I seeee?

Did ya'll see this!!  So fun!! I want to go. I have something else that day at that time. December is about choosing good over good...which I hate!! I do love a good thrift though!!! Oh how I love a good thrift!!

Oh wait this too!!

What's a girl to do?

Monday, November 29, 2010

The calm after the storm!

We've had tons of snow lately!

I have had a on going head cold and ear aches for to long! These babies have saved my life! They have pectin in them so they coat your throat and make it not hurt so much! They have lots of sugar so the are yummy too! I buy them at the dollar store! You should buy them too!

I just made this perfect rice warmer! It's ear size so when I wake up in the middle of the night w/ horrible ear pain...I can pop it in the microwave...and lull my self back to heated slumber!! Wouldn't this be great for kids coat pockets or perfect for their little ear aches!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Field Trip!

Yesterday I went here! You should too!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A little bird...

I had to pass on the over head projector today so that I wouldn't paint EVERYTHING that stands still! This graffiti appeared yesterday in my bathroom!

Friday, November 26, 2010


Some of my siblings made cute stockings too...some will have the ugly store bought kind! (No offence!)

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Today we ate a lot! Thought about what we are thankful for and made stockings!
 Let me just say!! Let the merriment begin!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Deep Thoughts:

I have the worlds weirdest dreams X 100!
I'd pay someone to scrape my car daily!
I have double ear aches!
I have a killer sore froat!
I don't know how women use and enjoy small purses! WEIRD!
I heart FM 100.3 All Christmas ALL the time!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The yearly Nativity display will be on December 2, 3, and 4th. Noon-8PM daily!  At the Pleasant View Stake Center located close to the Pepsi plant just off of Highway 89. (2975 N 1000 W). The display has hundreds of different Nativity scenes, activities for the kids, opportunities for photos in Nativity costumes, and other great displays.

Remember I went last year? It was the single most FAVORITE part and most meaningful part of the Christmas season for me!! LOVED IT!! It is honestly worth taking you kids outta school for!

Farm Chic

This is by far my favorite christmas book this year!! DARLING!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

"Quick and Delicious!"

While walking down the isles of NPS I saw these. I have always loved they way these little boxes look..cute, tiny, red and blue..and vintage looking.
I loved that They were only a QUARTER!! I am a quarter girl after all.
Ever want one or two cookies and not batch after batch...that hang around for weeks!? Well these fit the ticket! Takes less then 3 minutes to throw together and makes one sheet of cookies!! Wouldn't these make PERFECT neighborhood gifts!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanks Cath!

I can't afford a thing but a girl can dream!! So can you! HERE

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Seventy Five Cents!

I saw these little rounded snow flake, flower things in a bin marked .25 cents at SEI last week. I got three!

 Aren't they darling sewn to this shirt!
 I thought so too!  doesn't take much to please me!
 Is it ok if I gloat about my NEW thrifted Asics shoes? SIX bucks!!

Friday Favorite (on Weds)

I know it is not Friday BUT it's my blog and I will do as a wish!! I read a post about Mrs. Beach Cottage having the most splendid day thrifting...and it made me giggle! I have such similar days! It goes to show God make like people and filled the world w/ them! I for one am so glad the blog world brought all us junker together!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I like to pretend my life is all butterflies and cupcakes! Bad news...it's not! Weird things happen to me a lot!

Today I saw a lap top sitting in the middle of the road. I risked life and limb to save it. WHY? Because I know one day I'll drive off w/ something on the roof of my car...and I hope someone saves it for ME! I took it to the police station if you must know!

The other day while thrifting...I found a pair of Mormon Garments hanging on a rack. They shouldn't be! I had to sheepishly find someone who spoke English and explain why this item should not be "on the sales floor". I am not one to easily embarrass...but my word my face was RED!

Today I was BANNED from facebook.com I think someone hacked my account...because I would never ever do anything on FaceBook to be BANNED! Not only that but there is no way to talk to someone to un-ban me! Weird!! ***I was unbanned! Why? I'm not sure!

*** Later that day: I was in an episode of "Hoarders" yet there were not cameras or "professionals" there. Just me some cats and some major craziness!! What a life I lead!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Five Dollar Flower!

I have been looking for one of these babies to borrow for a while..but 5 bucks?
Come on!! Borrow! Smarrow!

I thought of this wall where I work!

 So I did what any self respecting crazy lady would do! I painted a flower on it!

 Now it just needs a friend! But we'll save that for another day!!


This struck me funny!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Before and After!

See this light fixture! I cringe every time I look at it. It looks to me like it has been stained w/ nicotine! (it hasn't) Look at that layer of dust too! Not pretty!

 75 cents later...and it has a darling milk glass dress! She looks darling and vintage. I can't wait to try the silver rub and buff I am going to order!

A quince!

I saw ANOTHER free sign on the side of the road! So I picked up a few of these babies!! Quince Jelly is being made as we speak!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The dress was HIT!

Old Navy clothing BIRTHDAY!

I just woke up less then an hour ago and I am already tired!! Bad sign! I always assume that the things I know EVERYONE knows. Sadly that is not the case! So here for you today are a few of my thrifty brain cells!

Did you know that every item of clothing Old Navy sells has the items birthday printed inside of it! I LOVE this because I can tell when thrifting if this item is "new fashion" or on it's way out. This little tag is in the neck of an item behind the size tag or in the side seam. Even in jeans!!

Also I learned something new on KSL.com. It makes searching even EASIER!! When typing in your zip code to look in your area right next to it is a little box that says "miles from". Add 5-or 10 and you get your whole area not just your zip code!! Love this!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Favorite!

 It is no longer the season of yard sales! I morn the loss!
I did find this fun site today The Creative Thrifter! It lessens the blow!!
Happy Fall!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

So she did!

I saw this quote this morning HERE.  Are you kidding me w/ the cute blank RED frames? DARLING!

Because I don't own a wall w/ that much space on it I made a tiny version!

 Using 10 cent SEI paper! I love SEI!

 The lovely canvas is a box I reclaimed from the recycle bin when I take my "normal" cardboard!

Total cost 25 cents-ish and a little GIRL POWER!! 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I love a ruffle! My honey comb blinds broke many moons ago. Just as a tempery fix I cut one seam of a pillow case and added it to my (small) window...it has been there for over a year. Today I fed my ruffle crush and added a cute little somethin' somethin'!

Looks kinda like this beauty huh??

Check this out! I ruffled it just like this but put my seam in the middle of the fabric! Easy huh?

Monday, November 8, 2010

I'll take it!!

Today is a cold gray fall day! I have had a perma headache for days...and there is really nothing to "write home about"! It's days like today I dream about all the blog giveaways I could win. A new Kitchen Mixer! A Trip to a far away land! Some fun craft machine. Alas...I am not so lucky!I AM SO LUCKY however to have WON 7.00 worth of swag at WENDY'S and guess what I'll take it!! Thanks My Insanity!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


It has come to my attention I am a "Thrift Store Bully!" If you just happen to be shopping w/ me in a thrift store at any given time. I may or may not find something "you" can't live w/ out. Where in I will hold you to the floor until you buy it!! Why I do this I have no idea!! I think it is something like an out of body experience! Be for warned. And can I say "I'm sorry" now!?