Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat...

Smell my feet
Give me something good to eat

Monday, October 19, 2009


My first Halloween vignette. Which turned out okay if I do say so myself. And thanks so some thrifting and good sales didn't cost all that much either!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Queen of Hearts and Alice in Wonderland Costume Set GIVEAWAY!!!!

This is just amazing! I cannot even begin to fathom what went into this dress. I wish I had half of her talent! And to think that she is giving this away! The pics alone are worth clicking on this link.

Queen of Hearts and Alice in Wonderland Costume Set GIVEAWAY!!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

13 Years of Good Friends, Good Food, Good Thrifting!

Sunday was our anniversary, our 13th. To celebrate Duane planned a surprise trip to Pennsylvania to visit some good friends. I was somewhat suspicious but he held fast & would not tell me a thing. I was super frustrated to say the least. The trip was quick but was so fun. We ate lots of yummy food including this sandwich we had for our anniversary dinner.Besides our friends (and the good thrift/antique stores they have) it is probably the only good thing to come out of Pennsylvania. It's called a Pittsburgh Style sandwich and it was delicious! We ate in this adorable little cafe' in downtown Brookville, Pa. called the Courthouse Cafe'. The service was a little cold but the atmosphere was great, so was the food. I couldn't help but take a few pics.I was especially in love with the chocolate brown tin ceiling!Duane even took me thrift store shopping! I picked up a couple of things while I was there. Here are my favs.The cake plate & cover came from this fabulous old house in Clarion called The Fulmer House. Three floors stuffed full of antiques & collectibles. And with a bargain basement what's not to love! I wished we could have stayed longer but it was great to get away. I can't wait to do it again!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Just Existing

I have an itch. One that I can't scratch & it is driving me nuts. We have been in our house for almost 11 years. Over that time my tastes have changed and I am ready for a decorating change. Problem is we plan on moving within the next year or less and it seems silly to spend the money to redecorate when we have such a short time left here. So I exist, in my house. Living in it as if it were not really mine and it is somewhat depressing. Don't get me wrong. I love my house and I am very grateful for all of the blessings that it has provided us. It is just way too small for us (it only has 2 bedrooms) and is not in the best neighborHOOD (hood is bold because that is where I live, in the Hood!) Also because of where we live any money we put into it we would never see back in increased home value. We'll be lucky to get what we paid for it 11 years ago. I wait, wishing, dreaming, trying desperately to scratch the itch knowing full well I cannot.