Saturday, July 14, 2012

End of the Week

Another busy week has zipped by and I can't believe it is already Saturday!  My mother's birthday is tomorrow and we are hosting her bday party. I need to go to the store and buy stuff and decorate still.  Nothing like waiting until the last second right?! lol
Yesterday, she and I went out for a girl's day.  We went to the LSS for their garage sale. I was so excited because I purchased 3 LARGE bags of stuff AND a wire shelf for paper for $99! The wire shelf is the kind they use in the LSS and it cost them almost $200 for the same rack!!!!!!!! WOO HOO!! I got it for $35!
After we left there we hit a couple of garage sales (I bought a bicycle) and then went to eat at Olive Garden.  YUM!  Then we went to get our toes done (mine are now bright orange with some decoration on them) finally we hit the book store. I bought some books and a ton of scrapbook magazines.
I think maybe I thought it was my birthday instead of my mom's!!!!!!!!!! LOL
ugly...right?!!! lol
Today my hubby and I took 3 of our kids and went to a couple of estate sales.  I love doing that kind of thing.  We ended up buying a couple of very comfortable UGLY chairs for $20 for our vacation home!  They are in fabulous condition because the old lady had them in her formal living room since probably the 60s! LOL  And I don't think they went in the formal living room very often.  hehehe  We don't really care what they look like, we just like that they are comfortable and cheap!  And they threw in 2 necklaces for my daughter, a stack of mini envelopes and a Carnival glass bowl for free!
At the next estate sale we bought 2 milk glass dishes.  I collect depression glass so we were excited to get these two pieces for a very low price! 
We stopped and picked up pizza on the way home and now my kids are swimming in the pool and my hubby and my brother are out watching them swim. 

I took a few minutes to make my first Christmas card for 2012.  I used a Pagemaps sketch that I fell in love with and am using as my Card challenge on the Sketches4all site. 

I used scrap paper and some stickers from my stash.  The ribbon is some that I bought recently at the LSS.  I think I might need to buy myself a bit more because I can see me using it alot.  It would be easy to color and customize. 
Are you tired of hearing about all my stuff??!!  lol   I'm going to get off and go try to come up with an idea for my Crafter's Companion project for this week since I need to make it today so I can get it typed up and posted tomorrow. (while hosting a party! ha)
Thanks for stopping by today!!  Hugs!!


  1. you are quite the shopper!!! glad you are having fun!

  2. WoW! Such great deals! Love the paper rack and oh fun a bike! You look like you have the perfect summer toes! What a steal on that chair! I think it looks fun and funky! Sounds like you are super busy!! Love that sketch! Great Xmas card! I made my first one this year yesterday!

  3. Pretty card. I have been using this crazy hot weather to get started on mine too!
    Great bargains! I love your bike. You will have fun getting around with it. I haven't been to a yard sale in ages...maybe I need to head out next weekend. :)

  4. Stacy, sounds like you got all sorts of goodies. Happy birthday to your mom!!

    Your card is beautiful and I agree, that sketch is fabulous!

  5. WOW!! Amazing finds!! Love the vintage dishes and that rack is amazing!!
    Hope the party planning goes well and Im sure you will have a fun time!!
    Love the pedi andlove your card!!
    thanks for the sweet comments on my blog!

  6. Love that rack! Fill it yet? Lol. Super cute card, what a cool sketch.

  7. Great finds! What a great day :)
    I hope you show us what you did with the shelf ;)