Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Giving Thanks with a Grateful Heart: for my son being safe, for friends far and wide: ( England, Swaziland and every state in the Union), for my spousal substitute Nick who makes me very happy, for my job, for paychecks that allow us to become debt free, for my health, and for my family who I always miss during the holiday season. May you too have a very thankful day.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
I filled the jars 2/3 of the way full, baked them at 350 degrees for about 45 mins after having put them on a baking sheet.
Prior to that I sterilised the jars as per the instructions on the box.
When you place the lids on (very gingerly since the jars are very very hot) and tighten them up, the lids pop down during the cooling process so you know they are sealed.
I am very happy with the experiment and am sure my son will thoroughly enjoy digging into them with the plastic 'sporks' I included in his care package (that way he can eat them on the spot, hehe).
I wrapped an assortment of toiletries and bits and bobs in Halloween paper since the parcel should get to him about the end of the month. I wrote funny things on the labels; for instance: "Use this on itchy Werewolf skin" on some non scented lotion and "This contains garlic to ward of Vampires" on a tub of Cajun seasoning!
I also popped one of these in for him!
~~~~~~~~~GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS~~~~~~~~~~~
Monday, October 4, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
An old ironstone milk jug and an apothecary jar.....$1.50
The owls I will sell, so let me know if interested.
Off to link to Frugalicious Friday at decormamma.blogspot.com.decormamma.blogspot.com
Monday, September 27, 2010
Now I was hoping to complete a project for Brag Monday chez The Graphics Fairy, but I have just spent the last hour helping Mr. Shabby download Picasa. Then I showed him how he could play with pics in Picnik. Then we had to figure out where his pictures were being saved from some email and how to find them again.
Yada yada yada...........
So here is my petit project pour Brag Monday. Needless to say, my computer did not want to print out on the velum so that caused some frustration until I taped it to another piece of paper and 'helped' it through the printer.
TTFN it is time to watch House now.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Shhhh, don't tell anyone, but I did my first 'Secret Shopper' gig!
It was sooooooo much fun and I came home saying "I could do this every day!"
My mission, which I chose to accept, was to visit a well known upscale clothing store and purchase a gift card for $20. I had to use all my secret agent skills to count how many people were in the store, how well the sales person knew their gift card policy etc.
Thanks to my amazing training.......
I was able to complete this part of my nerve wracking mission in about 15 mins. and I managed to escape the store without being spotted.
Trying to look non-chalant, I proceeded to my car and sat for a second to calm my beating heart. Then off to my next secret location....literally 2 mins away.
Here I was to pose as a shopper (I know, hard eh?) and look around the store, finding something to purchase with the gift card. Again, a nervous wreck at having to portray a woman shopping for clothes, I discovered that the sister store was having a HUGE, ENORMOUS, GIGANTIC sale.
I was hard tested (NOT) to find anything to buy, but I worked hard at it and eventually managed to make my way up to the cash register. Here I was to secretly observe how the cashier handled the purchase etc.
By this time I had been holding my breath so long that I could not wait to escape the store and regroup.
I jumped in my car and laughed all the way home!!!!
I had ended up with two t-shirts, four tank tops and a grey cardie, all purchased with a $20 gift card that I will be re embursed for, AND I got paid $10 for the mission!
SIGN ME UP FOR THE NEXT ONE..........I AM READY TO ROLL....
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Or how about this?
Loving this one, but don't think Mr Shabby would be into it. What am I saying?! He had his den!
Now this set has potential. Classic lines and a neutral colour. I could put some great hand made cushions on it to jazz it up and it would go really well with my sunny yellow walls. I am looking at the bare bones here of course. I love to mix things up with bits of antique stuff like side tables etc, eclectic looking lamps, you know the sort of thing. I hate the idea of walking out of a store with a living room in a box.
I think I am on to something....ideas are forming in my head......
WELL A GIRL CAN DREAM RIGHT?
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Love and Lust by Anne Lambdin featuring a crossbody handbag
I have a penchant for fabulous leather sachels and chunky boots for this fall.
This is my first Polyvore set so I am not sure that it looks that great but I thought I would have a go.
Here is something else lustworthy. Have you tried these puddings yet! OMG, talk about delish and only 60 calories each. They are so good you could eat at least two in one sitting.
I hope everyone is having a nice extended weekend.....