Monday, May 30, 2011

French Toast Toppings

Thank you

to my dad Jerry who was in the Korean conflict

to my uncle Larry who was also in the Korean conflict

to my grampa Charlie who was in WWI

to my great great grampa Morand who fought in our Civil War

to my nephew Jerry who protects us on the home front

to my cousin Paul who is headed to Kuwait

to all our veterans

Sunday, May 22, 2011

My desk

And yes, that is a carp hanging on the wall.

What does your desk look like?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Garage sale finds....LONG post

This weekend was the city-wide garage sale in our town. It started Thursday, when the weather was much nicer than today. I hit two or three sales on Thursday and 10 or so on Friday.

Here's what I bought...I spent less than $80...

Cute as is, although I may paint it a different color. I'm planning on hanging in my laundry room.

Picture one letter on each of these tiny plaques, spelling out a name, then lining them up in one large frame.

I've been looking for one of these so I can quit borrowing from my friend, my sister, my church. This even has the optional 3-pan server!

I've been looking at different options for bedside lamps, but haven't liked anything. Until I saw two of these. Perfect!

I also found two bedside tables that will work much better for both of us. Here's mine...

and here's his...

I few weeks ago I found an oval frame, and the plan was to have a mirror made for it. Instead, I found this larger oval mirror. All I have to do is spray paint the frame. I'm thinking turquoise...

Not sure where I will put this scale, but I fell in love with the patina and the numbers!

An old baking powder tin from the K. C. Baking Powder company. Love the colors!

Ugly, I know. I want to spray paint it white and use old stencils for a personalized welcome message.

Call me crazy, but I LOVE this baby scale! It is sitting on my kitchen table filled with loaves of bread.

Nice sturdy laundry cart with a shelf to hold up the bag when it is overflowing!

And the absolute BEST. GARAGE. SALE. FIND. EVER.........

From the Paramount Theatre....currently resting on my property....


Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Feeling cautiously optimistic. Thank you for praying!

Begging Prayers

Very important court hearing this morning at 9.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day

I had a wonderful Mother's Day, and it sounds like everyone else did too!

I want to share the gift from my son.

All the pieces were in a bag, and I had to put it together like a puzzle.

On the back of each piece are hand-written coupons, for things like a free hug, a free kiss, dish washing, etc.

All coupons have an expiration date of July 4, 2011.

The most heartwarming coupon? The one that brought tears to my eyes and laughter to my lips?

This one....

He knows me so well.

Mom?! There's a coyote in the garden...

That's right, keep on walking.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thrifty Thursday

Do you ever buy something without having a place to put it?


Never mind.

I spent $7 at a garage sale last week.

I don't know where to put them. I don't know if I should paint or stain the bench. Ideas??

Monday, May 2, 2011

Daybook 05-02-11

Outside the window... It's cold and gray and dreary. The temperature is more than 20 degrees below the average. My gardening is so. very. far. behind.

Getting an earful of... peace and quiet.

Grateful for... my life and family. Every day.

Reading... Behemoth. Fascinating teen fiction about alternative events leading to WWI.

Home Learning... we've taken a break for the week.

Liturgical Year... St. Athanasius, Sts. Philip and James...

Hoping and Praying... we had to put a cherished family dog down, and the kids are devastated.

The Kitchen... leftover church hotdish. My son celebrated his First HOly Communion yesterday, and I always make too much food.

Favorite Things... garage sales. WAIT till you see what I bought!

Plans for the Week... cuddling with children, shopping trips, decorating...