Thursday, July 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Sunni! ~ And a day of browsing for me.

This is our daughter Sunni, today is her birthday. I won't disclose her age or anything but she is my husband's middle daughter. Sunni stopped by today and I asked if I could post her picture and a small tribute to her for her birthday. She lives only a few blocks from us and was on her way to dinner with friends. See that smile? It's there all the time. She is a fun loving, hard working, mother of one daughter, 11 years old. Please join me in wishing Sunni a most beautiful birthday and wishes of many, many, more. We Love You, Girl!

I hope this won't be too long but I've had a busy, busy, day. First I dropped Kandace off to her hair appointment. Silly me, I had the camera I could have shown a before and after but didn't think of it. Then I'd been summoned by my sons to pick up tickets they'd purchased over the phone to the Comedy Show this weekend at the Star Dome.

I love this place!

The Headliner for this weekend is none other than, Bruce Bruce.

Got the tickets and was on my way, I had a few hours before Kandace would be done.

So I thought I'd take a trip to one of our local Salvation Army Stores. I thought I'd look for a small end table to go on the side of the sofa in the den but I'm really leaning towards nesting tables that I saw else where.

This is what I believe to be a souvenir spoon holder, it was priced at 24.99 which I thought was outrageous.

I loved these chairs, although my picture is not good, the pair have nice detail and the one in front is pretty nice too. I didn't price them.

I'm a sucker for a leather chair but, nothing to big, so this one caught my eye. It was 32.00

I thought this was a nice leather ottoman at 39.00

This lamp had a nice base for a country room the shade would have to be changed and it was 16.99

This table and stool set was 129.00

I loved these chairs but I didn't think they went with that table but I think the chairs were being sold with the table because I couldn't find a price for the chairs and the table was 129.00.

Loved it! I don't remember what the price was.

I thought the base of these lamps were nice, but I didn't like the shades.

Here's a close-up of the body of the lamp, and they were not priced.

See those glasses on the end of the counter, there are seven of them, and they're only 2.99. I snatched them up quick.

This is a picture of the things I purchased there. The clear platter for 1.99, that large white bowl for 2.99, (it was made by some guy named Ed in 1980, he'd scribble this info underneath), the small candy dish for .99 cents, the cherub for 2.99, and the clown plagues to hang on the wall were .99 cents for the pair. The glasses are not shown because Sunni admired them, and I gave them to her.

Here are the clowns close-up, one has lost his pants and the other is laughing about it. I thought they were darling and they look like little baby clowns.

I also visited Marshalls today, this is one of my favorite stores.

This pair of birds have been here for a while, I admire them each time I'm there but I have no place for them.

These caught my attention they have a place for tea light candles I bet they are pretty lit.

This was cute also it's a sconce that resemble a license plate.

Loved these chairs, especially the iron work.

Pillows! There was a time in my life when I was addicted to pillows but they were nothing but trouble, I was always fluffing. So I got rid of them.

They had a lot of beautiful pictures.

Bling, but not to my taste.

Rose dishes and a blue one.

This white bowl was 12.99 compared to my bowl to the thrift store's 2.99.

I wanted this but decided not to get it, it was 7.99.

This was the cutest wall art in shape of a garden gate. It was 39.00.

I really liked the big pot with the leaves, second shelf from the bottom.

But I really fell in love with this one.

How about this, so funny, the hare riding the back of the tortoise.

I never fool around this aisle. I always think that maybe that stuff isn't fresh.

This statue I almost bought, but I didn't have any place to put it. It was only 9.99.

WOW! This really caught my eye! This sign is so whimsical!

It is going with me.

Alright, I guess this will do it.

Here we are. Home Sweet Home!

Out of these four wall expressions, I was only interested in the @. I thought it would be fun over by my computer desk. Now I have all the others and no place to put them. Time will tell.

I chose the Once upon a time sign to accompany it.

I think they fit perfectly together. Once upon a time @ Deb's Country Kisses......

And the new pot adds that perfect splash of color to break-up all the mono tones. I have used another colorful pot on the coffee table but forgot to take a picture of it. I hope this wasn't too long but, I had a long day. I enjoyed it, I hope you did too. Deb

An Award and a Meme

I was given this award by my good friends Kady and Dot. Kady's @ Life On Bonnie Lane and Dot @ Picket's Place. Dot and Kady are warm, kind, Christian ladies. They both have a tremendous love of family, friends, and decorating. I love visiting them both and if you haven't visited please do, it's always a treat. Thanks Dot and Kady, for thinking of me, it's a beautiful award.

The rules are to show the logo, link back to the person that gave the award, and choose 7 to pass it along to and links to their blogs. Then notify them of the award. My choices are :

Living Beautifully - Connie is a beautiful person, she so full of fun and life, there is never a dull moment. She has a shop where she sell a little bit of everything. She also sells items that she has handmade herself. I think she's really special.
Pearls Sentimental Journey - Pearl a true delight, so thoughtful and kind, loves pink. Pearl will be a friend to the end, and I'm very proud to call her mine friend.
Bold & Free - Jan is a lovely person and Minister, she always offers encouraging words of faith.
Life At Number 17 - Shelia is a lovely person, she has a genuine love for animals as she has a few. She shares great ideas for the home, and has a very humorous approach about it.
Momstheword - Very kind lady, always helping someone, she a God send to anyone around her. Very funny stories and happenings.
Front Porches Sweet Tea & Old Aprons - Shanda is a very busy lady, she has beautifully decorated her home, she farms, and has started to participate in a farmers market in her town. She has a very interesting life.
Farmhouse Blessings - Lea is such a joy, she's thoughtful, kind, Christian, a loving mother and friend. She shares great recipes, frugal shopping sprees and most of all Colton. Colton has been a God send to us all, it's amazing how much he understands about the Lord and that the Lord want us to love others as we love ourselves. His love of God has to come from a loving family, Thanks Lea, for raising an Angel.
Also over at Picket's Place, Dot has challenged anyone that wants to play to list 6 unimportant food tidbits about ourselves. A lot of them I shared with Dot, so I tried to think of some that were not on her list.
1. I will not eat large white Lima Beans, the green ones are fine but, the large white ones have these little white things that detached themselves from the bean and look like maggots and for some reason I can't get around them.

2. Caviar will have to be my second, why does anyone want to eat fish eggs? I just don't understand it, and I hate the way they look.

3. Craw fish I don't get it, they look like big bugs, and they have eyes. People say to eat them, you take off the heads and suck the insides out. There's no way I can do that! I would surely die!

4. I don't eat beef cooked rare, I don't want to cut into a steak and get a drainage of blood. Make mine well done, all the way.

5. I don't like boiled okra, fry mine please!. Boiled makes me think of slugs.

6. Last but not least, oysters and mussels. Boiled, steamed, smoked, fried, on a half shell, how utterly ridiculous, and I dare not say what they look like.

It's funny what we will eat and not eat. This pass weekend I had my 3 little grandsons over again. For Sunday dinner, I made baked ham, collared greens, baked sweet potatoes and mac and cheese. I kinda tired myself out and did not feel like making cornbread. So I had this bright idea that hush puppies would be a good stand in. So I deep fried a few, and they were okay, my husband didn't mind he's not a big fan of bread anyway. But I over heard the boys in the kitchen complaining that they didn't want the little balls. The littlest one K.J., had been asleep he woke up, I fixed his plate and he joined them. Then I heard Omari tell K.J. eat your meat balls, they taste so good, and then I heard Chris just burst into laughter and Omari joined in. When I went to clear the table after them, all the balls were there. The one KJ had tried after being told it was a meat ball, was there, bitten and spat out. So much for hush puppies.