Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Let me start by saying I love dishes, especially old dishes! Last week I was in a local antique store and found these old Haviland plates, the mark on the back dates them to 1888-1896. I have been searching high and low trying to find at least two more for my collection, Tom took me to every antique store in the Somerset area, I found one more in a different pattern, the hunt for more Haviland has become an obsession.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Weekend Fun

Having a weekend getaway is by far the best money that we've ever spent! The boys had a blast tubing and watching Daddy learn to water ski, they missed their buddy Zach but he'll be back next weekend. I can't believe that the 4th of July is just around the corner, we are planning a party at the lake with friends I can't wait!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hobby Lobby

I finally made a trip to Hobby Lobby yesterday, it was so worth the 1 1/2 hour drive, I bought $325.00 worth of merchandise for $130.00! Needless to say I have been playing with my new toys all morning, here is a run down of what I bought:

2 bundles of greenery
2 decorative boxes
2 picture frames
2 vinyl wall words
2 throw pillows
2 small wrought iron pieces
On Thursday I went to the local hardware store to buy paint for my bedroom, dining room and kitchen while I was there I thought I would check out the "mismatched" paint, I found a gallon of black paint for $5, a gallon of blue for $5 and the paint manager gave me 15% off my new paint. My total savings for the week was $260.00!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009


We had a great weekend on the lake! Saturday we boated with friends from the campground and had a great dinner at Grider Hill, yummy! We built a campfire and roasted marshmallows with the children. Having a little weekend getaway is priceless!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sweet Summertime

School has been out for a little over a week, yeah!!! The boys and I have been swimming and sleeping late. We have been to the lake a few times, we are hoping to go this weekend for a little getaway.

We are still caring for Tom's grandparents, thankfully, things are getting a little easier. I have started taking medication for my thyroid and hope to have some relief in the near future.

My Spring projects have now become summer projects, at the rate I 'm going they may become fall projects, LOL!!!

Have a great week!