Monday, September 22, 2014

...Chances are

Sweater Clip #6
A STELLAR weekend here in Central NY!!
BEAUTIFUL crisp and sunny Fall weather...
GREAT friends...
and 
FUN 'chance' finds!!!
FRIDAY started with a sale at a local B&B (Bed & Breakfast) that was doing a HUGE Purge!! All at AWESOME PRICES!!
At the B&B I found a bag FULL of sealed boxes of Coffee Pods.  Now, I don't generally purchase 'edibles' from sales, but these were SEALED boxes and each of the 'pods' inside are individually packed in SEALED foil pouches!!  We didn't have a Pod Brewer at home (just a Kcup brewer), but this box also contained a next-to-new Melitta Brewer.  Sooo I just couldn't walk away from 176+ various flavored / strength coffee pods and Brewer.  Never tried one of these before, but for $10. I took a chance.  Ended up printing 'instructions' for it off the internet, and now I'm hooked! (and it all came in a MacKenzie Childs bag - BONUS!!)

This same sale had LARGE QUANTITIES of Scrapping / Card Making supplies !(?)  Paper Cutters, die cuts, stickers, scissors, books, mags, papers, + + !  I tried to behave and only bought a couple of small boxes of die cut letters (.10¢ ea), and a lighted paper cutter ($1.) and a gallon bag of GLITTER GLUE STICKS - at the time I had No Idea if they were dried out or not.  They were only a $1 for all ~ Worth the chance!!
(*Only two of the 50 in the bag were No Good!)

VERA Scarves - 2014 #5 ($1.25), #6 (.50¢)

SATURDAY had me on the road Bright & Early for a 1+hr. drive to meet up with some of my 'besties'.  Destination:  a small village on the shore of Lake Ontario for their annual 'Town Wide Garage Sale'.  More of a FALL FESTIVAL - with the historic museum ladies hosting a pie / chili concession, cub scouts cooking hot dogs, misc. sales with gourds, pumpkins, local grapes, fresh apples and just about every 'structure' having some kind of 'STUFF' for sale!...  ALL within a 'good healthy' walking perimeter!  It has become a yearly tradition w/ Me and My Girls!
I HOPE this past weekend was a sign of all the GOOD THINGS the season upon has to hold!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

...WHOOO !?

GOOD MORNING!
I've begun to 'update' our porch, in a FALL Theme, and I realized that I hadn't shown one of my Fav. Summer garage sale finds - This Great OWL that I picked up for a 'song'!!

NO Saling this past weekend, we put our veggie garden to 'bed' for the season.  Always a sad time - the last harvest.  We had some GREEN TOMATOES left on the vines, soo...










This morning was Gr Tomato bread day at our house!  It sounds GROSS, but it is SOOO YUMMY!! (and smells Great baking too!)
Yesterday I made a quick trip to The SEAGLASS beach to soak up a few of our ever-fading rays of SUN!
'QUALITY' not 'QUANTITY' !!
I HAVE to relay this conversation I had with one of my 'usual' Postal Clerks (T)...
I went to the P.O. yesterday with just one package to mail out for work.  I set it on the counter, T looked at it and...
  • (T) "Is this for REAL?!?"
  • (now, T has a GREAT sense of humour, and we often joke about peoples addresses... ie:  "Short Dick Drive"?????!)
  • (S) "Why?" (nothing out of the ordinary in the address!)
  • (T) "Is this really going to him??"
  • (S) (more confused than usual..) "Yeh... why?"
  • (T) "Wes!..."  "Wes Craven!" "-Los Angeles!!"
  • (S) "umm, yeh?."
  • (T) "YOU DON'T KNOW WHO THIS IS??!!"
and such goes my life folks - completely under a rock when it comes to 'Movie Stars' (well, movies in general...), TV icons, etc.  I had to go home and Google the name to get the full impact.  Then J did some 'earth' search thingie of the address, and we got to see the house.  Pretty sure now that the package may have been going to 'HIS ADDRESS'! 

Back to 'my' more familiar -


At the beach I have been picking up pieces of 'Beach Brick' lately - they have SUCH a Wonderful patina and feel...  Now to dream up some projects for them ;-)


Speaking of projects, Here is PHASE II of the 'What to do...?' with my acorns ~
I made up a few of these the other day - hot glued one as the focal point of the bow of a Autumn dried 'weed' arrangement (as J so fondly refers to them!).

Now, the bread is out of the oven

and it is time for me to get busy with some of the days activities!
HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GOOD ONE!





~'PLARN PUMPKINS'~
COMING SOON TO AN ETSY SHOP NEAR YOU!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

...Oh, the shame!

...or should I say THE JOY of a 'little' Tuesday morning Dumpster Diving!
Who could POSSIBLY pass on some GREAT VINTAGE cat eye frames?! ...and Fisher Price! ...and mini Pillsbury Doughboy mold ...and ...and...

Friday, September 5, 2014

...dare I say

Here on the blacktop of the infield, it may be TOO HOT!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014