Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Heart felt apology and small project and Shopping Finds!

Good Evening Blogger Friends!! Can you believe its February 2011. Does time not fly anymore!! I have to apologize to you guys, I am long overdue for a give away. But with all this house building business, I just cannot seem to do everything I want and need to do. So please please forgive me. I promise when I get settled into the new house , I will have a give away, to give back some of the blessings I have been blessed with! I sure hope that makes sense!!
There is not a day goes by that I haven't been blessed in some way by reading someone's blog. I have gleaned messages that uplifted my spirits when I was low in spirit. I have gleaned so many crafting ideas, and decorating ideas that I will be using down the line. God Bless you all!! I love all the new friends I have met on here!!
I thought I would share a small project I completed, some Ross and TJ Max finds. I also don't want anyone to think I am bragging or anything, but I was a huge spender at the yard sales this past weekend!! So please take a look and I hope you enjoy!

OMG somebody throw me a rope. I have another obsession. I absolutely cannot allow a plain white pillow case to stay white. I have to add something! I did this little project this weekend. Have I told you how much I really love my embroidery machine. Its an addiction for me, but I don't have time to really do what I want to with it, I have to settle for small projects!

This is a box made to look like a book. I could not resist it because of the rooster picture. I found it at TJ Max for 4.99. I thought it would be good to store tea bags or even extra K-cups!!

Isn't this little Rooster trivet cute? How could I resist the red. I know my blogger friend Angie at Freespirit Home will proably wanna take it from me. She absolutely loves red!!

I found this candle stick at Ross's for a 1.99. Who cannot use another candle stick? Right? It will most definitely get a make over. I welcome all suggestions on what to do with this find! Okay, Okay, my hubby would say the trash.........and probably some of you guys would to........but that is not an option. Its only an option when I am ready for it to go!! LOL

Okay as you will see I was a huge spender at yard sales this weekend!! LOL My hubby could not believe I only spent 30cents. LOL

25 cents each!!

10 cent Santa. I thought I could use him in a Vignette next year at Christmas.


  1. I can see how you are going to decorate your kitchen in the new house! Roosters and red! I would just tuck that candle stick away until you move in and then see where it should go before you do anything with it, you got some great deals!!


  2. Susan, you have WAY too much fun at sales....where in the world do you put all this stuff you get ?
    HA, but I should ask...me, with all my "treasured" clutter too.
    My kids are going to hate me after I die, just trying to get rid of this stuff.

    BTW...come back over to my blog and see if you can see the pictures now...I made one adjustment on my dashboard of my blog and it may have helped you see my images now.



  3. You are I would truly have the best time shopping together sweet friend. I love TREASURES, too!

    You bless me with you comments...thank you so much!


  4. Hi Susan!
    I have the same snowmen cups. they are so cute! I love your latest pillow case! Its gorgeous! lots of great finds!!

  5. Susan,
    I love my embroidery machine too!
    I adore roosters also. You got some great deals ...I love a great buy :)

  6. Oh yard sales I can't wait till it warms up here! Some great buys you found, Your going to have a blast decorating your new home!!!
    Your pillow case is beautiful!
    hugs lynn

  7. Here I am, playing catch up with my bloggin' buddies again...seems like lately that is what I've been doing. We finished our Spring Cleaning yesterday. All done! Yay.

    I love, love, LOVE the bright red rooster trivet. And of course, it goes without saying from my lips...but the Santa is a treasure.

  8. oh I miss yard sales, it is too cold and snowy to go anywhere and enjoy it here. The rooster trivet is really nice!
    you know,....TJ Max is open and heated...hmmm

  9. looks like you are finding some great treasures!

  10. Love roosters and love red. You really did find some great treasures. Isn't it fun!!!! Hugs, Marty

  11. Hi Susan,
    I love your finds from Ross and TJ Maxx. Book boxes are a favorite of mine and I love them for keeping clutter at bay.
    Darling red trivet too.

    Your yard sales finds are treasures. I love to have days like this too. Great finds at little cost.
    I have no doubt your candle stick will be a great makeover project.
    Love your pillow case designs. Simply gorgeous.
    Hope all is going well with your new home. I know it must be a busy time for you. Enjoy the process dear friend.

    Thank you for stopping by. Good Luck in my giveaway.
    Hugs and blessings,
    Celestina Marie

  12. Your going to laugh your hiney off girl..I'm so flipping busy looking for the price of that red Rooster, and than going back and forth looking at the pics of your other finds and freaking out with joy for ya at the prices you got them for when something caught my eye..me..LOL..too funny...Of course I want that girl...that red is GORGEOUS. What an awesome find....love ya and thanks for being such a blessing to all of us..((hugs))

  13. Hi Susan! You done good girl! There's thrifting and then there's THRIFTING!*winks* Love your embroidered pillow cases! If I had an embroidery machine I'd be going hog wild! Vanna

  14. You ARE a big spender, girl!

    It was good to "meet" you! In the past, I have been a HUGE thrift store shopper. My house is FULL to overflowing right now, so I've tried to tame the beast a bit. I still get very excited seeing other peoples' finds and can't figure out why ANYone would shop any other way :)

  15. Hi Susan, I'll be glad when garage sale season starts in our area. Way to cold now! I love the pillow cases and all your great finds.

  16. I love your comment about the white pillow cases. How I love embroidered pillow cases! If I had your talent, I'd never let a pillow case stay white!