Monday, August 31, 2009

Yard Work and Worn out Kids.

Today really felt like fall. The temps were only in the 70's and it was beautiful outside. Lindsey had preschool until 11:30 and then she played outside all day. I did manage to rangle her inside for Dinner and then she was back out until dark. She is a true outdoor girl. After bathtime they both fell into bed.
The picture at the top of my blog was taken last fall. They were patiently waiting for the columbines to come back by. Harvest time is a big deal in our farming communtiy. Lukas loves to watch the trackers working. Tonight they worked with there Daddy taking down that fence between us and the field. This year it was soy beans, next year it will be corn. It looks so much better now that all the weeds and other depree are all gone. We will eventually put up a new fence, but I am kind of liking it without it.
Today I am feeling so blessed to have two healthy, happy, loving children. They are growing up a little every day. Tonight Lindsey saw Taylor Swift on TV and asked if she could have a dress like hers when she was this many, she proceeded to put up all 10 fingers. I told her she would also have to put up her toes along with her fingers! I know I get frustrated with all the fingerprints, dirty clothes all over the bathroom and picking up sippy cups, but before I know they will be all grown up and I will miss these days. Our plan all along was for me to stay home until Lindsey goes to Kindergarden, which is all day here. I am already thinking this school year is going to by way to fast. I wish I could freeze time in its tracts.
Until Next Time,


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Todays Thrifty Treasures

Over at Rhoda has Thrifty Treasures every Monday. This is my first time participating. Every week I can't wait to see what great finds she will post. I have always enjoyed yard sales and flea markets, but in the recent years I have gotten away from it. This summer she has really motivated me to become more frugal. It has really become a game for me. I hope you enjoy seeing my finds.

Two brand new Pottery Barn Shams and One pillow case. They were $2 each and still have the tags on. I got these at our thrift store.

This is a Carmel color suede chair. So comfy and only $40 at our local thrift store.
I got this wrought iron clock for $1. I am going to spray paint it black and it is going in the Bathroom. The pumpkin holds a tea light candle and was .10. The shelf is also going to be painted black and will be in the bathroom, it was .50.
Hope you had fun looking!
Until next time,

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Showing our Roosters!

One of the blogs I enjoy is Bella Vista. She has great style and is very creative. Tomorrow, Friday she is having a Show your Rooster Party. I have a more Roosters than I thought I did!

My camera broke a few weeks ago, so my pictures are from my sons Crayola camera. I am sorry for the poor quality.

This is a wall of three rooster pictures at the end of my kitchen.

These Roosters are on top of my hutch in my kitchen.

This is a cabinet in my family room, next to a thrift store suede chair.

This Rooster arrangement is on top of my computer Armour.

Stop over at Bella Vista and share your Roosters!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Thrift Store Sale

At our local thrift store the last Wednesday of the month is half off day. I have been on sale days before but have never experienced the mayham of today. The store opens at 9am so after I dropped off Lindsey at preschool at 8:30 I headed over. I thought I would get a cup of coffee and wait until 9:00. Well when I got there there was already a line of about 6 people. I was meeting my friend Linda there, so I figured I would go ahead and get in line. By the time the doors opened there was probably close to 50 people in line. As the doors opened you would have thought it was Black Friday at the mall. A mad rush of stay at home moms and elderly women racing for the carts. Now this calm group of women who waited out side the door, were not so calm when it came to getting a cart. I managed to get to the front and got 2 carts one for me and one for Linda. As I was trying to get out of the way, I heard one lady say "She has TWO carts" I must have broken a the cardinal rule of thrifting by getting two carts. A few minutes after the store opened and the initial mayham was over. I looked toward the front door and noticed a line of approx 15 people, in line to get a cart. I new the counties thrift stores and consignment shops were doing really well due to the down economy, but wow, a line for carts!
I ended up getting a few really good deals. Two shams and a brand new pillow case from the Pottery Barn for Lindsey. They still have the tags still on. They match the quilt her Grandma Dawn got her when she was born. A Ralph Lauren, Jos A Bank and a Haggar shirt for Phil at 3$ each they were a steal. A few other misc thing for the kids. The biggest hit of the day were the Superman PJ pants for Lukas and Strawberry Shortcake PJ's for Lindsey.
Linda and I have decided to make this a monthly outing. Next time we will be sure to wear our combat clothes.
Until next time,
PS I will post pictures shortly!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A bad day turned around.

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Today we started our day by the alarm not going off, so we were late getting up, which lead us to missing the school bus. Then when we finally all got in the car and buckled up. The car wouldn't start. Thank goodness for AAA. They were here in less then 15 minutes, jumped the car. We were off to school. Only 30 minutes late for school and Lukas was happy he didn't have to ride the bus.

Today's lesson is if you let the circumstances around you effect your attitude, you are bound to have a bad day. So today I made the conscience decision to have a positive attitude, because in the end all that happened was Lukas was 30 minutes late to school, no big deal.

Until next time,