Thursday, February 19, 2009

Looking in....

Just thought I'd share some pics of my home and some of my thrift store finds. I rearranged my dining room table so it is going a different way and I think I like it. It is a small change which I like to change things up around here without getting too crazy! The living room I go back and forth with. For Christmas time I have to put the couch along the wall because of the tree, but I like it the way it is now as it seems more cozy- a little tight when we play wii, but we deal!

The tea cups I found at a thrift store. I bought 4 plates and 4 cups and paid 2.00 for it all.
The small white pitcher was .50 and the vintage hankie was 1.25, the small white bowl was only .30 and the rose plate with gold edging was 1.00. I made out pretty good yesterday. I love my thrifting. I started thrifting several years ago when my husband and I got our first place. It was so cheap to get the things we needed and I found at those prices I could also get the things I wanted. A few years later after I got pregnant with our twins I found thrifting was necessary!!
Now it has become a favorite hobby! I love the hunt!!! When I find great deals, it feels good too.
I know I got a great bargain while helping charity at the same time!!
Ok...not just a hobby....lets be addiction!!
I look for thrift stores everywhere I go!!
In fact for Easter we are traveling up north to see family and I am already planning out all the thrift stores I want to explore. I am going to plot them all out on my GPS and drag my dear hubby along for the ride!! LOL
I wonder what kind of neat stuff I will find!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My Puppy Love tag swap

My Puppy Love tag booklet arrived the other day from Karla's cottage tag swap and I was so very excited!! Each artist had the most impressive tags and I could really see all the hard work and creativity put into each one! The one here is the cover made by Karla at Karla's cottage.
The tag featured above is so darling, but I don't see a name or blog on here so if someone reads this and it happens to be yours- I just wanted to say how much I love it!!

The tag above also is so beautiful and there is no name on this either. Each side is so beautiful!! Such amazing work!! The above tag was made by Deborah. I love the colorful pic and the back is on the most beautiful paper!!
The tag with this beautiful flower really touched me!! The back page happens to include

1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 which just happens to be mine and my husbands verse we live by since the day we were married! I thought that was a wonderful coincidence!!

The above tag was mine that I made!! How sweet!!
The next adorable tag was made by Jenny at

I love the little pic!! How very cute!

I really enjoyed being a part of the swap!!! It is so nice to get such pretties in the mail!!!
It was alot of fun and I hope to be a part of another swap sometime soon!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


We treated the kids with a nice wooden swingset.
They all love it very much, except now everyone wants to play here even more so.
Our backyard is loaded with toys and fun stuff.
It has been nice here the past few days which makes it very easy to sit out and relax and watch the kids at play.
It looks like so much fun- I might climb up there adnd check out that slide!!!