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The Things Girls Find!

A girl’s day out with a friend I used to work with… We are both retired… She watches her little granddaughter a couple of days a week…

We have been saying we want to get out… but, things have come up… So, yesterday we did!

Linda had it planned… I love that!…

We met at longhorn-logo …

New to our area…

It was not very busy…The decor was a western theme tastefully done… and the food was wonderful!

I had Roasted Tomato Basil Soup with Cheddar and Buttery Croutons238128 … Scrumptious!… and a Strawberry/Pecan Salad with Chicken k12738225 … So fresh… with Raspberry Vineragette Dressing… A little side of deep-fried chips was added… along with a Honey Wheat Bread/butterk7835330

Soup and bread would have done me fine!… I will remember!…

Linda had the Ranch House Cobb Salad with Chicken x16297812 … and she tried… but, couldn’t finish it all…

No dessert this time… but, Grilled Pound Cake with fresh berries/whipped cream… is calling my name for the next visitk1816944

We left there and headed to her end of town… to the Habitat for HumanityHFHILogo_Primary… where businesses give them surplus items from building homes for the underprivileged… I love hardware stores… so this was right up my alley… used doors… furniture… lighting… cabinets… flooring… roofing… lamps Antiqu_Cjust a hodge-podge of items…

Found my husband a rake for less than $3.00… He was happy! k2643576

Then we went to TJ MAXX tjmaxxlogo a store with a variety of items… from clothes… decor… household items… food… furniture… paintings… etc. …

Linda found the cutest little sweater with a heart k12773346 for her Granddaughter and the sweetest little stuffed toy white puppyk10014168 … I knew that’s where she would head!…

I found my Granddaughter the cutest Piggy Pancake Maker… Like a little skillet

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and I bought myself a glass carafe  with a spout… to make my fruited waterOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

… I am determined to drink more water and figured if I made it appealing… I would do it!… so far today it has worked!… and it’s so yummy!…

I sliced lemons, limes and oranges for my concoction… pretty and tasty!…

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So… we had a fun day… relaxed and got our tummys full…

We promised to get together soon with another exploration of a different place…

A Vintage Find…

Gift…

OK… I went to a peddler‘s mall today

… I used to have a booth there… I sold my collection of ceramic Kitties(cats) and Puppies(dogs)  … There were planters, salt/pepper shakers, statues, etc. … I also sold Children’s books with a stuffed animal that matched the book… and furniture that I painted with designs

It has changed ownership since I closed my booth…

I browse around… never knowing what might catch my eye

Today I saw a vintage item

I had to feel it look at it for several minutes… check out the price  … decide… “Do I need this???” … No, but I just have to get it!…

I love things that are  … and this fit the description

I had never seen any like it before… Cute as could be… and useful also… although I don’t plan on using it…

I want to display it probably… and I might make some… I believe I can… What a cute gift for my nieces… and friends…

What I found… was a vintage Pot Holder… Actually a set of three in one… White and red material… stitched in blackHand stitched… which is what I love…

Three ladiesBonnets representing their faces… and the skirts are the 3 pot holders that can detach… due to having snaps  

Rick Rack decorates their Skirts and Bonnets… In excellent condition… No tears… no stains except a little yellowing of the fabric that is hardly noticeable… and oh… it only cost $2.75… Things are always a little pricier in a peddlers mall than a thrift store… but, they had me!

I might try to soak in some Clorox II… non-bleach … to brighten it up… and then maybe not…

Just had to share my find…

HOP Over to See My “Major Award”

Memory…

Do you remember in the movie A Christmas Story   when Mr Parker…Ralphie’s Dad… won a “Major Award”… At least that is what he called it!

…and since then… I have heard that phrase used for anything that someone gets as a prize, present, etc. … Mr. Parker said he used “mind power” to win his award… I doubt anything but, “luck” has anything to do with winning… but, it makes you wonder on the odds doesn’t it? …

Well, yesterday the postman came ringing my door bell… handing me a box…  I thought it was some engraved pencils I had ordered from Oriental Express for my TOPS group… but, lo and behold!…I love saying that!… It was for me!… I opened the box to find I had won a “Major Award”!… It was sent priority mail costing $10.85and I saw it was from Insight… my cable/internet/phone company… I couldn’t imagine what it was!… and to my surprise a little Bunny pops his head out… Oh, the memory comes in at me as I say, “I’ve won a Major Award!”…

I had entered my name in a contest in hopes of winning a stuffed bunny from the movie called HOP … Universal Studios Home Entertainment brought this movie out on April 1, 2011 in time for Easter… Of course all of the kiddos flocked to see it!… bringing in $183,953,723.00… I had totally forgot about it… seeing as I hardly ever win anything…”Once in a blue moon” as they say…

I couldn’t help be a little excited!… It’s not every day that someone wins a “Major Award”… especially me!… He is kind of cute … and will probably go to my granddaughter, Kennedy… She’s still at the age of liking stuffed animals… The tag on him said he cost $18.00… Almost as much to ship him as his worth… This will be a cute memory to relate later in years… and I haven’t even seen the movie!