Thursday, March 26, 2009

is the excellent find that The Peddler made last weekend
! An antique oak filing cabinet. And it's mine, all mine. Of course it didn't look like this when he found it. He put in new drawer bottoms and dividers and gave it a good coat of restore a finish and look at the result. A storage cabinet for all of my goodies! He's quite the handyman. The Peddler has also opened an Etsy store so you all can share some of the excellent goodies he finds from the comfort of your own home. He's quite accommodating that way. Be patient, he's loading more items every day. I'm not sure how to link to it, but if you go to and search sellers he's Rjpeddler.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I thought I would share...

My new room! Yes, a room all of my own...finally. No office, no e-bay items floating around. Just my stuff. And the best part is that this yellow desk set was at The Habitat For Humanity store over a month ago. I fell in love with it but couldn't justify buying it. It was brand new but the top shelf didn't fit the bottom desk. It was too big, and they wanted a pretty good amount for it since they were selling the two pieces separately. On a whim I went back and guess what was still there. It had a $20 ticket on it so I asked if that was for all three pieces. Of course it wasn't but they said "if you can take it with you right now you have have it for $40". SCORE! The bonus of driving a truck. I'm not finished with it but I had to share.

Look at how big Buck is getting! He doubled his weight in three weeks. Even the vet was surprised. I'm really hoping he doesn't get too big. He's a great traveling size right now and loves to ride in my truck. His favorite spot is right on top of the glove box between the seats. Probably not the best place for him but it is stinkin' cute.

I have more of my scrap room to share but I'm having trouble uploading the picture. It has something to do with The Peddler and an excellent find at a yard sale!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

If you know me...

Then you know that I hate pictures of myself. Let alone pictures taken by me, of me, and having to follow tag rules. Is this payback for the fugly apron Carlene? Which, by the way, I had nothing to do with. That is a direct result of Jennifer having free time on her hands. She must be kept busy at all times or random altering ideas enter her head. I'm blaming both of you for this. If you would like to stop reading now I would be most grateful. If you're into torture, continue on. Carlene tagged me to take a self portrait. The right here, right now kind of picture. Since I am quite the "rule follower" here goes...

And now, so your eyes can stop burning here's something worth looking at! I think his ears have grown a couple of inches.

I also have to tag a few people to carry on this humiliating task. Sorry girls! Judy , Sherry, Sheri, Jennifer, and just because I haven't seen or heard from you in a while the last tag goes to Chia. Sorry girls. I know how painful this is but one must follow the rules. And Carlene if you think a fugly apron is just wait! Oh, and one more. Just because she thinks she got away with this. Ha Ha! Kim!

P.S..... Mike P. you would have been tagged but you already post crazy pictures of yourself!

Happy St. Patty's Day! Now, go use some eye drops. You know they're burning!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

And I got this Friends award from Sheri at Little Black Scrap Cat .

Thanks Sheri.
These are the guide lines that come along with this award...

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these kind writers."
When you pass the award along please include these guidelines. I am to choose eight friends to share this with.

Jennifer at Jennifer's Views
Kim at Because I said so
Sherry at The World Through My Eyes
Colleen at Born In The Year Of The Dog
Judy at My Artistic Side
Sandy at Her Vintage Stage
Suzette at Shabbi Skraps
CeCe at N Your Dreams

That's it! Have a great evening! American Idol is on and I couldn't be happier!
What did I do today????

Well, I did play hookie from the store. I stayed home alone in the morning. Just me and the dogs. It was quiet. Do you know how strange it is after 6 years of having someone in your house 24/7 to have it be quiet. I checked my blood pressure and it is almost back to normal. Funny how stress can do that to you!

For starters Buck and I have been working very hard on potty training. No accidents since yesterday! Yeah! Do I think he's completely trained? Probably not but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Took both dogs for a nice long morning walk and plan to go again this evening. Buck sleeps much better after a little exercise.

Picked oranges. Tons of oranges. I'll be bringing some with me to Mystic Paper so if you need a few oranges stop by.

The renovation of our newly added living quarters have begun renovation. DAM's old bedroom is going to become the office/ebay room. Finally there won't be any odd ball ebay items hanging out all over the house. The only problem is that the room has a super skinny door way in to it. This room actually used to be a garage. Probably a Model T judging by the size of it. The Peddler measured the computer desk at least 10 times and says there's just no way of getting that desk in to that room. So, being The Peddler plan B went into action and a desk is being built inside the room. Mr repurpose everything is using this for a desk top. This was DAM's coffee table that her husband built her years ago. That is a map of Catalina Island in the middle. It is actually an old boat hatch. DAM loved Catalina Island. They had a boat and went there quite often.

These are the monster legs he cut for it. Painted them black. Yuck! He says it's a new man cave and he wants masculine colors. Whatever! I left when he mentioned the foos ball table and the keg.

Here's the room. See how tiny it is. He did paint the walls a nice green.

I watched alot of this action going on. Buck just doesn't get it that Abi is not his personal chew toy.

Jumping and biting. His favorite activity.

And heeling, because that's what Queensland Heelers do!

And the stains on the carpet are from DAM not the dog! Must get the carpet cleaned before we turn this into the TV room. Can't wait. That side of the house is always much cooler.

So that's my day. And I loved it! Need to do this more often. Hope your day was good!

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Helped out at Mystic Paper today!

Must have been exhausting work!