Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A Christmas Quiz

I saw this on Jenny's blog.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Usually paper.
2. Real tree or artificial? Artificial
3. When do you put up the tree? The weekend of Thanksgiving. Usually after shopping on Black Friday.
4. When do you take the tree down? Usually around New Years.
5. Do you like eggnog? No.
6. Favorite gift received as a child? I cant really think of anything.
7. Do you have a Nativity scene? Yes, a Little People one.
8. Hardest person to buy for? The In-Laws
9. Easiest person to buy for? The kids
10. Worst Christmas Gift you ever received? Nothing really horrible I can think of.
11. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail.
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation & A Christmas Story.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Usually Black Friday or a little before.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Not that I can think of.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? My Grandma's Sour Cream poundcake
16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Colored, but I like clear, too.
17. Favorite Christmas song? I dont know the name of it, only the actual tune.
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Home, everyone lives close.
19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Nope.
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Silver, glittery star
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Both
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Stress!

Merry Christmas!!

I know it has been ages since I posted. We still havent gotten around to getting a new hard drive. We will though. Our computer is from 2002 and we need an older style hard drive. I promise I will be back soon! I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Happy Birthday Baby!

Happy Birthday Sweetie!
Blake turned 6 today. Where does the time go? We took cupcakes to school today and are having pizza tonight. His party is this Saturday. His theme is Nascar. Who would have thought it would have been so hard to find Nascar stuff locally? I wish I could post pictures, but I'm doing this at work. Soon though!

Friday, September 14, 2007

I'm still here!

I just wanted to let you all know I am still here! Unfortunatly, my hard drive went ka-put so I am not able to really use the internet much right now. We have my sons computer in here right now, but something isnt right with it either, as you can only get online for a few minutes and the pictures and images are all messed up. But I will be back as soon as I can find a new hard drive, and hopefully that's soon!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Who Lives in a Pineapple Under a Tree?

We do! We have moved! And given the beautiful color of the house, as you will see below, the kids call the house "The Spongebob House". This will not lost long, lol. The color has got to go.
This is a long post, but a lot of it is pictures.
This house was built in 1962. Its on about 3.34 acres. It needs some work, but it is in really good shape for being 45 years old. It has plaster walls and wood floors. I'll take you on a bit of a tour...

This is the yard to the back right of the house.

This is a pond out in the very back of the property. It is bone dry right now, and it looks like it has been for awhile. But we have been told the water table is only about 15 feet down, and its already kinda deep, so once it is cleared we may dig down some more. It was a whole lot more overgrown than this, but I didnt get any real before pictures.

Right behind the house.

This is behind those trees above, you can see them in the left of the photo. You can see how overgrown it is by that big oak tree.

These are two of the three sheds, next to the oak tree. There is no garage so it's nice to have these sheds. They were full of stuff. An old ice cream churn, several dozen Mason jars, an old metal chair, an old suitcase, bales of hay, old tools... all kinds of things. I did find a few things I am keeping, I will post those later.

Trying to show how large this tree is. We are gonna measure it at some point, but havent had a chance yet. It is really big around. To the right of it there, it was really grown up. Mike started pulling stuff out with the Bobcat and there was a wheelbarrow, a bowling ball, a propane tank, a kids pool and all kinds of junk hidden in there.

There are all kinds of trees out there. Banana, pecan, grapefruit, tangerine, orange, crepe myrtle, oak, pine...

And now the house. These are all befores, we have painted. This is the lovely "vintage" kitchen. Notice the aqua, formica countertops? They have the beautiful gold flecks all over. And what about the teal/aqua linoleum?

Another shot of the counters, with the cast iron kitchen sink.

And here is the vintage oven! Im guessing it is probably original to the house. But it works!

When you come out of the kitchen, this is to your left.

The bathroom. Aren't the tiles lovely?

This is our bedroom.

Another shot of our room.

Blake's room.

Layla's room.

The living room.

And another shot of the living room.

I'll have to post again about Blake's first day of school and all that, but I wanted to update since it's been awhile!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Check it out...

If you have never heard of PostSecret, or even if you have, check out this video:
Glenda, I can't get the coding to work!

Friday, August 10, 2007

I've been tagged...

Amy tagged me, so here are 7 things you may or may not know about me.

1. I am adopted. I don't know anything about my biological family, and my mother & grandmother have both passed away, so it's not likely I will never know anything. My dad says he doesn't remember anything.

2. Everyone in my immediate family has a birthday on the 19th. Mike's birthday and my birthday are both February 19. Blake was born on September 19. And Layla was born on April 19. Also, Mike's dad was born on December 19.

3. Speaking of birthdays, mine may not actually be the 19th. My birth certificate has a 9 drawn over the 0. And both the IRS & Social Security have my birthdate as February 10. But I don't want to change it.

4. I can wiggle my ears.

5. I can cross my left eye without crossing the right one.

6. I grew up on 50 acres in the middle of nowhere. (Orange Springs, FL).

7. I have never been west of Georgia. Unil 2002 I had never been to any states other than Georgia, South & North Carolina. But in 2002 we went to visit family in New York, so I have now been to Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennyslvania and New York.

So, now it's your turn. I am tagging Bren, Glenda and Shara. You're it!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Vintage Freebies & an UnCircle Journal

Mike worked Saturday with a family friend, and brought me home these old soda bottles & two glass doorknobs. Love them! I am glad I told him the other day that I want stuff like this. The porcelain knobs, glass doorknobs, skeleton keys, old windows, etc.

On Scraptown, we did an UnCircle Journal, where instead of swapping books each month, we completed all the pages and then send to the hostess. So, if you are in this and DO NOT want to see until you get yours, DONT LOOK! But here is a link to the pages I created, minus the entry for MY book. I haven't done that one yet.
How do I do the link so I can type a title for it instead of it looking like that??

Sunday, August 5, 2007


We had originally planned to go to the beach yesterday, but that ended up not happening, so we decided to take the kids to the movies today. Blake wanted to see Underdog, but then we saw Ratatouille was still playing at the new theatre in town, so we headed out. It was a really cute movie. This was Layla's second time at the theatre. We took them to see Over the Hedge, and she was a lot younger then & didn't do so well. She did good at first, but toward the end she started getting ancy, and decided to take her clothes off! I got her dressed quickly, but it's a good thing it's dark in there! She did a lot better this time though. Have you seen any good movies lately?

Saturday, August 4, 2007


Good morning! I haven't posted in a few days, so I thought I would pop in and say hello. I took Blake this morning to sign up for soccer. This is his 2nd year playing & I think he is looking forward to it. Layla is going to be signing up for dance soon too.
My goal today is to get this house clean! We might take the kids to see Undergod tomorrow if I get everything done today. No yard-saling for me this week. Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, July 30, 2007

What's Your Color Personality?

I just took this quiz from BHG.com. My color personality is GREEN.

Your color personality is: Green

It sounds like the hue you most relate to is green -- the color most evocative of nature. Adjectives such as kind, gentle, and contemplative likely describe you. You enjoy being involved with your neighbors and coworkers, but you also require plenty of time to yourself to recharge. You are social yet introverted, and modern but not trendy. Surround yourself with your signature color to create a restful, soothing environment. From sage to hunter, green can work well in virtually every room of your house. Use it generously to create a haven you'll love coming home to.
What's your color personality?

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Back to School

Blake is starting Kindergarten this year. It's hard to believe it's that time already. Time passes too quickly. If his birthday had been 3 weeks sooner, he would have started last year.

We have been getting things here and there, as they go on sale. Two or three weeks ago, Staples had a good sale. Pencils, folders, pencil sharpeners & binders for $.01. And we found him some polo shirts on clearance at Wal-Mart.

Well today, his grandmother, aunt, cousins, him, Layla & I went shopping for some more stuff. Blake is officially ready for school. All we need still is one more school shirt, and I have to get that from the school. They have to wear uniforms. I don't really care for uniforms, but what can ya do. They have to wear denim or kakhi shorts/pants and either the school's t-shirt, or solid red, white or navy polo shirts. And on Fridays they can wear a flag shirt that the school sells. Layla suckered Nonnie into a new backpack and new shoes as well. But we got an awesome deal on her shoes! She got a pair of Etnie's that were normally $49.99 for $12.49! This is what they look like, except the E's light up on hers.

Normally the kids here have to buy all kinds of things for school. Ziploc bags, paper plates, copy paper, 20 glue sticks, cotton balls... But this year, all they say they need is 6 folders, 300 sheets of notebook paper, 2 gluesticks, 2 notebooks & pencils. What is on your children's school supply lists this year?

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Saturday Deals

We were going to go to the beach today, but Mike ended up working. So we went to the library. We passed by an estate sale next to the library, so after we finished, we stopped. I picked up this little (8 oz.) Pyrex bowl for a buck. I keep finding yellow. This one makes 3 yellow pieces.

On the way to the store, I noticed that there were signs out in front of my favorite craft store, Crafts & Stuff that said "Going out of business sale 70-90% off". That kinda sucks. They are a chain store, but really focused on scrapbooking. Way better than Michaels. They had a lot of name brand, popular stuff, and they accepted competitor's coupons. But I stopped to see what I could find. I guess this sale had been going on for a bit because tomorrow is the last day, and almost everything was gone. But I did manage to find some stuff. All this was $20. Doesn't seem like much for $20. But then when you think about how expensive Scrapbooking is, it was a good deal.

I love the jumbo Ric-Rac! I probably should have got more of that instead of some of the other stuff. Oh well.
I hope everyone has a good weekend!

Friday, July 27, 2007

New Banner!

Thank you Carla & Katrina for helping me with my banner!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Red.... & white

Katrina posted a photography challenge this week on Scraptown. The color red. Now keep in mind, I don't have a fancy SLR camera. I WISH I had one, lol. But I just have a point & shoot. This picture is hanging up at work. Blake drew it, and it says "I love you".

This old pastry blender I picked up at the antique store for $.50.

Yum! Red Velvet cupcakes!

Layla after the beaters.

And now for the white. Mike brought me these vintage porcelain knobs home from work yesterday! He sent me a picture early in the day of them, but then said he was just showing me them & had thrown them away! But he was kidding. They aren't in perfect shape, that one is broken. But I don't care. I just need to decide what to do with them. He has the other piece that they were mounted to the shower with, but I'm not sure if I want to use that too, or just the knobs. Any ideas?

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Thift Store & Yard Sale Finds

Thursday, my friend & I decided to go to this little thrift store down the road from work, during our lunch break. We had been once before, and had wanted to go back. Well, we were pleased to find that everything in the store was 50% off! Unfortunately, it's because they are losing their building (they're a charity thrift) and are trying to clear everything out. The 50% off is going to continue until the end of the month.

I picked up this Ball jar for $.25, the old sifter for $1, and the books for $.50 each. I got Little Women & one called The Water Babies, both from the 50's. The Water Babies is full of fairy tales. And then The Secret Garden is from the 80's, but I like that book. Not pictured it two clear glass teacups I got for $.25 for BOTH. They are at work holding paper clips & tacks.

This morning, my friend, mother-in-law, my son & I headed out to see what we could find. The original goal was to hit an estate sale & then head to our favorite antique store for the yard sale they were having. At the estate sale I got this spice rack. I took the jars out, cleaned them out and will probably use them to hold scrapbooking stuff. I'm not sure yet where the house is going to go, but I thought it was cute.

The estate sale was held in at least a 100 year old house. I have a soft spot for old houses. My dream house would be an old, two story house. This one was pretty small, but I still liked it. It still had the old glass doorknobs & skeleton key locks. They weren't exactly sure how old it was, but the one a few houses down was built in 1907, and this one was already there.

From there, we went to the antique store's sale. It wasn't as great as we thought it would be. One vendor had some tables set up outside and had her stuff 50% off. I picked up a yellow Pyrex bowl. I could have got another in the same size, in green for $10 for the pair, but I only got this one. It was normally $12.50, but I got it for $6. My first colored Pyrex!

We went to some more yard sales after that, but it was pretty much a bust. All we really found was clothes, toys & various other junk.

After my mother in law left, my friend & I ran down to the Missing Children's thrift we had been wanting to go to. More Pyrex! And I really liked this pumpkin dish. I doubt it's old, but its cute.

And here is a close-up of inside the pumpkin pie plate.

I think we definitely did better last week, but I am happy with what I found!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


I was browsing through an email I got from BHG (Better Homes & Gardens) and this totally caught my eye. Love it! Wish I had room for it!

Here is a close up. Gorgeous!!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Treasure Hunting

Saturday morning we went yard-saling. Or treasure hunting as the kids called it. My car was the ship, and I was the captain. My friend went with us. I think we got some pretty good stuff!

I'm not used to adding pictures yet, so they aren't in exactly the order I wanted. Below is a tiny Mason jar, 3 old magnents and two Fireking cups & saucers. I don't know yet what I am going to do with those, but I loved them and I will figure it out later, lol.

This isnt from the yard sales, but my MIL brought it home for us from their home town of Olean, NY. This makes my second Pepsi crate.

Below is a Pyrex baking dish, a vintage pillow case and the Mason jar, magnents & Fireking again. This makes my third piece of Pyrex. I have a yellow casserole dish, and a clear glass mixing bowl (?). I also have two newer pieces that I bought at the store, but I dont count those, lol. I didnt notice that the pillowcase was yellowed until I got home. I will have to figure out what I can do with it. Any suggestions?

The Disney book is from the 70's, and the fish book from the 50's. Then I have a stack of vintage valentine's & cards, and a box of vintage Children's birthday cards, each .50. The apple plate and apple Blake bought for his Nonnie. Her kitchen is done in apples and at every sale we went to he was on the lookout for apple stuff. I figured I could repaint the apple.

Finally, a Shish-Kabob set, yellow bucket and two Corning Ware racks. The racks were in a box marked free. Cant get much better than that!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Blog Builder #8

My pet peeves... I'm sure there are more than I can think of as I try to post this. But here are a few...

1. People who drive too slow.
2. People who tailgate.
3. Being late.
4. Really strong perfume.

See? That's all I can think of right now. So, what are some of your pet peeves?

Saturday, July 7, 2007


Hello! I have been thinking about starting a blog for awhile, but wasn't sure if I wanted to. Well I decided to go ahead and do it! So I will just jump right in. My name is Wendy, I live in Florida with my fiance, Mike, and my two kiddos, Blake & Layla. I love scrapbooking, sewing, crafting in general really, thrift store shopping, antiques, the outdoors and more. I hope you enjoy my blog!


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