Let’s Go Shopping Together

Let’s Go Shopping Together

 

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I once wrote a post about shopping the 500-mile yard sale here in Kentucky.

It was called “I Wish You Could Have Been There.”

I talked about finding milk glass and vintage silver and mismatched furniture and random architectural pieces that you know you have the perfect home for…..

….if only you could think of it.

It was an amazing journey and full of treasure hunting and bargains and vintage, chippy bits of joy.

And I wish we could have shopped together.

Well….guess what?

Now we can. :) Continue reading


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Look what just arrived to a WalMart or grocery store aisle near you.

The Better Homes and Gardens Christmas magazine.

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And look at who is on page 10.

Those burlap curtains finally have their star on the Hollywood walk of fame.

I wish you could have been in aisle 4 last night.

It was a party.

My husband bought every magazine they had and promptly handed them out to people in line.

Best Friday night ever. :) Continue reading


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Random thoughts on a Saturday morning:

1.  Does it count as fall because it’s September?

Even if it’s 90 degrees and the pool is still open?

2.  Do you have any tips on how to get grease stains out of clothes?

My favorite shirt met some salad dressing and lost.

3.  What are your thoughts on velvet pants?

Yeah or nay?

What if I told you they had flowers on them?  Would that make a difference?

4.  I am so all about lemonade right now.

Usually I only drink it in the summer.

Which leads me back to the all-important question 1. :) Continue reading


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Yesterday was on its way to quickly becoming a terrible, horrible no-good very bad day.

My favorite earrings were run over by the lawnmower.

Oreo’s were calling my first, last and middle name.

I accidentally spray painted my flip-flops.

And summer….with all its heat and humidity….

….finally decided to show up.

SERIOUSLY.

I wanted to go back to bed and pull the covers over my head and start all over.

Then a package from my sister showed up on the door step.  Inside was this necklace and a note.  ”I love you,” it said.  “I’m so proud of how far you have come on your journey.  Let’s celebrate.”

And the necklace?  Do you know what it is?  Because that’s the best part of the whole story.

It’s a tiny thistle.

And I love you right back Nini. :) Continue reading


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 (bird plate wall tutorial if you want to make one of your own)

I spent yesterday afternoon listening to the gossip from sixth grade.

It was a steady stream of conversation.  Like who liked who and what so and so said……and who was going with who.

And that the teacher started at the end of the alphabet for class leader.

And that Monday they were serving chicken nuggets.

Super important life changing information.

Good thing I didn’t miss a word. :)

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Okay…total couch to 5K update.

I walked/ran 2 miles…..

….to Christmas songs.

Seriously.

I couldn’t help it.  The app started and they told me 3…..2……1.  And I was off and walking.

No turning back.

No changing the song.

Just me and the open road…..

….and “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas.” :)

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I’m training for a 5K.

Please pick your chin up off the floor.

It’s true.

And I’m just as surprised as  you are.

I’m using an app called “Couch to 5k.”  Have you ever heard of it?  It’s designed to get you off the couch (preferably one as beautiful as this couch from the Southern Living House Tour).   You walk 4 minutes and then you run a minute and then you walk two minutes….and on and on and on for about half an hour.

When I start I pretend like I’m in a movie.

At the beginning it’s “Chariots of Fire”….but by the end….

….it looks a little like “Are We There Yet”?  :)Continue reading


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Fourth of July dessert  

Celebrate Creativity

 

Happy random Saturday greetings from the beach.

I’m so moving here….

….right after I win the lottery and write a book on the adventures of all the lost socks in the dryer.

Can we still be friends if I tell you…..

…..that the sun is shining and the ocean breezes are blowing and it’s 73 degrees. :)

Oh good……because friends give friends amazing (super simple) ideas for the Fourth of July.

Like this flag dessert from Celebrate Creativity.

Recipe is found here.Continue reading


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