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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


A pair of new  swede shoes for $7.99
A pair of framed pictures for the bare wall over my hand towels

I don't know if you're like me, if you're not, that's OK, believe me...      I never was one to gather much nick-knacks or seasonal decorations until the kids couldn't decide what to get me and I always said the only thing I really wanted was a tree ornament from each of my four kids at Christmas, because I really didn't need anything and I didn't want them to scour the planet for gifts for me...  Now I have so many tree ornaments from all over the world as some of my kids are travelers. My Christmas ornaments all neatly stored in see through plastic bins. I have enough for two trees and last year I bought another Christmas tree on sale, that was already lit up and I gave it to my daughter because I would not have enjoyed it as much as she did. I knew that she was very busy and the thought of seeing her having to drag a tree all the way from the market in all that snow made me think that it was the right thing to do. It sets up in minutes and she was happy.

Some of you know me as a thrifty person. Now since I've started hooking, my favorite second hand store is Value Village.  I go as often as I can, to look for wool skirts and pants and I take a stroll in the cookbook department, the Christmas department, the knic-knack department, the basket department,  etc. Last year I started a small collection of snowmen  and santas and I only pick those which I really like and I have an extensive of the best cookbooks too.

Some more baskets 
An exercise mat
A dispenser for the shower
A mirror for my entrance
Nativities to add to my Christmas nativities

                                         A cute bunny box for Easter. It needs a little dusting.
A new tortoise shell frame, still in the packing Note, the three wool skirts are not shown here, they were  all disassembled and cut into swatches and was shown in a previous photo.
This week I picked up three wool skirts, several baskets, a mirror, a frame still in its packing, two framed pictures of roses for the bare spot in my bathroom, a pair of brand new swede shoes that fits me to a T, an exercise mat, a mirror, a bunny box that needs dusting, three books with a free cloth bag, a shampoo and conditioner dispenser for the bathroom. So I think that I did very well. Today of course was Senior's Day and I got 20% off. I think it's the thrill of the hunt that's so much fun. Being a senior, well , it's fun too I guess some times.... Have a great week and thanks for your visit.  JB