Wow, it’s been a while, a long while….

Have not blogged in 6 years, a lot of living between then and now.  Kids grew up, changes in jobs for the hubby, change at work and life. 🙂

Lately I have gotten into trying my hand at re-selling my thrifty finds. I happened upon a youtuber, The Crazy Lamp Lady, and was hooked upon watching the first video.  Now I am keeping my eye open for all sorts of vintage things which I probably would have passed over before and not taken a second look at.

Back in the day when I was blogging regularly I always enjoyed posting the garage sale finds of the week. I pretty much have not gone to garage sales in the past six years either once I figured out going to thrift stores was the ultimate garage sale, open at the times I could shop.

So thanks to The Crazy Lamp Lady, I have learned about the “bins”, basically a thrift store outlet where the thrift store ships their unsold stuff before destroying it for the landfill or however else they would dispose of the goods.

So anyway, today was my first visit to the “bins.”  This is my haul… img_20190802_132014

I will try to add close-ups tomorrow/this week. My two favorite items is the crochet baby blanket, not sure if it is vintage or not but it does have the vintage vibe.  Not sure if I will try to re-sale or gift at an upcoming baby shower, it is so cute! Next to the blanket is a hand embroidered pillow case.  How cute is that puppy?  Not that I need just one pillow case, but I had to have this one. Let me know if you have any questions on any of the items you see.  Eventually most of it will probably be posted for sale on Mercari.

Hey, one of the great things about the “bins”…they sale everything by the pound.  Everything you see above cost me less that $ 7.00.

As I mentioned above I am dipping my toes in the re-selling pond. I already have the Thomas the Train Airport Tower in the picture above listed on Mercari. You can check it out here…

It feels good to be back in the blog world.

Take care till next time…


Top Three Awesome Things this past week. . .

1.  I signed up for this house party…was not chosen.  😦    However, in the mail on Monday was a $ 100 coupon from Keurig for this brewer.  Happy Birthday to me, my new Keurig should arrive any day for a cost of only $ 50.00.   I have only turned into a regular coffee drinker in the past month or so.  Can’t wait for it to arrive, I have already purchased my coffee supply, now I just need the brewer.

2. The cutest little zombies, ever!  Dressed up for spirit week at school.  Yes, zombie day is an eyebrow raiser but they did have a rule of no blood.

Two little zombies and a zombie ferret

Two little zombies and a zombie ferret

3.  Hooray, I am back to blogging, after a year and half rest.

Photo Challenge – Breakfast

Playing catch up with the challenge… this picture was taken by the hubby after we finished eating breakfast at a “new to us” local diner… the food was simple and good, the atmosphere homey and the waitress was very friendly. This is also an hour or two before our lives would change forever and we would adopt our first dog, Chico!


Breakfast, the most important meal of the day…

Photo Challenge – Nature

If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.  ~Vincent Van Gogh

In late fall my girl shook a little tree we have in the parkway until this abandoned bird next fell out.  She proudly gave it to me. It had been through a couple of days of below freezing weather but I still sat it in the oven in a low heat temp for about 30 min to kill any little creatures that may still be living in it.  It now sits in our living room under glass.  I love my bird nest, what wonderful engineers birds are.


Photo Challange Jan 29 – Inside My Fridge

Let’s see what is in here tonight…

Parmesan Cheese

Apple Juice for the kiddos (they drink it very sparingly now days – I still water it down when they drink it too!)

Extra Milk that will not fit in the door

Oh, left over cheese sticks I made for the kiddos tonight.  Egg Roll Wrappers around a cheese stick baked, not fried, yummy!

An Atkins milkshake.eggs, sugar free jello and whipped cream all part of my Low Carb diet plan. oh, and don’t forget my 1/2 and 1/2 for my tea.  You can see  a spaghetti squash  and cauliflower too!

Bottom, cheese and meat drawer… pepperoni and tortillas can be seen in the front there.


That’s what is in the fridge tonight!



Photo A Day Challenge

I am late to the party but I was reading tonight that Chantelle over at fat mum has organized a photo a day challenge, see more here.

So anyway, I have decided to follow along and try to get caught up the best I can…

So here goes, here is my first post for Jan 1 – a picture of myself with my best friend on New Years!  I am wearing the blue scarf…

Scrabble Sunday

Today we played our first official Family game of Scrabble.  Little girl found it boring but hung in there, both kiddos needed a little help but overall except for listening to the whining (ha, ha) I had fun!   This is what we ended up with:

I ended up winning, little girl second, daddy third and the boy came in last by three points.  Some tears were shed over that one, I think someone was overtired by this weekends activities.

I have let them know this will become a  Sunday afternoon tradition, we will see if that holds true.

It has also inspired me to work on my game board wall in our family room.   Once I get it done will post pictures.  In the meantime I am working on a large terrarium. Will post more on that soon too!

Guess who came up with nag?

Does your family enjoy scrabble?  What ages did your kiddos really get into it?

So anyway, till next time…. Beth

365 Project

Going to try to create a 365 project to capture the everyday moments that make up our life…hope to spur some of my creativity and grow in my photography skills as well.

So anyway today’s moments were captured during the 6 evening hour.


Mr. Dad filling out school paperwork - Gotta love the oversized Spiderman pen and the girl playing in the background!

Play time

Snack Break

Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.

Henri Matisse
French painter