Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Blog Anniversary

Today is the start of my fifth year of blogging.
This will be my 910th post.
How or why I keep going, I can't even explain.
I've had the blog entries printed into three hard cover books. When 2011 is over I'll have that printed into a book also. (I used the company blog2print.)
Since I can't have a post without a photo, a Salt Shaker Snow Globe.
A large salt shaker, from an antique store, filled with white glitter and a bottle brush tree, also from a antique store.
Next I want to make Mason Jar Snow Globes.
  Above image from Antropologie.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Our local thrift store had several boxes of old glass ornaments. Since I have lots several already being
stored in the basement, decided to only buy this one box, mainly because of the red ornament with the gold crown.  
 This shoe gadget, used by cobblers, was bought at the local antique shop.
 My "O'de to Michelle Obama."
 I wore the pin to work today and received a complement. All the pins Michelle wears costs in the hundreds of dollars. Mine was $3.00.
 I thought I remembered a project using a whisk broom that I saw on Pinterest. I was wrong, the project was using a whisk scrub brush. If anyone has ideas on what I can do with this. No, sweeping involved thou.
 A white feather wreath, it's beautiful and all the rage now. We bought it for 50 cents. I'm letting Amie have the wreath.
Please believe me, this is the first I've purchsed anything while antiquing & thrifting in several months. I've been concentrating on cleaning out. We showed up at the thrift store with a donation bag. Thankfully, more left the house than what was brought back in.  

Monday, November 21, 2011

Butternut Squash

Mick bought at a grocery store butternut squash, grown at a local farm, for 29 cents a pound.
 I wish I would have had him buy more than five.
I've already cooked the squash and sealed in bags for the freezer.
Have you figured out that our Thanksgiving menu includes Butternut Squash?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Goin' to the Dogs

Tipper is 14 weeks old and belongs to Sean. Per Sean, "Mom does all the puppy work." Sean is very proud of that fact. Tipper did not want to hold still for any photo.
Sydney is 11 years old and gets her name from the Sydney Olympics. Sydney would only stay still if she had a bone to chew on.
Poppins is spending two weeks in the North Country during hunting season. Believe me, Amie would never allow Poppins to go into the woods.
No, I have no intentions of getting my own dog.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Mickey's varsity volleyball team has made it to the NYSPHSAA final four. They will be playing this weekend in Glens Falls.
I attempted lots of action photos, I need to figure that out one day.
The parents carry a banner to all the payoff games. Mau had a part in its making.
The family cheering section, minus Joe.
GOOD LUCK this weekend Mickey!!

Monday, November 14, 2011


My lame photo taken at 11:11 am on 11-11-11.
It was 40 degrees outside, had another 190 miles to drive before I ran out of gas (before my car ran out of gas) and I was somewhere on Interstate Route 81 heading north. I was getting great gas mileage since my foot was off the gas petal but I eyes were diffidently on the road. 
I've driven 6261 miles in the 77 days since I've had my new car so I'ts quite fitting that I was driving on 11:11 am on 11-11-11.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day

Thinking of Dad on Veterans Day.
 He served proudly and with honor in the Army of the United States.
God Bless you Dad and God bless all that are now serving.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Tomorrow is November 11, 2011 or 11-11-11.
There is a neat idea going around the blogging world to take a photo at 11:11:11 am.
Or take it at 11:11:11 pm if that is more convenient for you.
Better yet, take one in the am and pm.
Would make a nice keepsake.
If I was working tomorrow, my photo may look like this. Lucky me, I have the day off.
With so many having cameras on their cell phones this should be easy.
Also, use your cell phone to set a reminder.
We can do this again on December 12, 2012 or 12-12-12.
Join me!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bed & Breakfast

A few of the photos I took in the yard of the B&B in Tucson. Everything was done by the owner. She collected from thrift stores the plates, cups & saucers.
I love tea so I loved the tea cup in the wall.
Random plates attached to a retaining wall.
She called this the "bottle wall."
When the sun was setting and shinning on the bottles it was beautiful.
The yellow wall is the side of the house where we stayed. I wish I would have asked if she painted Mary.
All the bottles were collected over the years through family and friends.
A very eclectic yard. Wonder if all these walls would get through one of my winters?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Bed & Breakfast

Mick and I stayed in a bed and breakfast during our trip to Tucson. I always try to find a B&B for our trips. The owners are retired and only have two rooms available.
I loved the look of the South West in the breakfast room. Such a difference than my New England country look. The breakfast was healthy food. I loved it. Mick not so much. He wanted sausage, hash & fried eggs.
The view looking out of the breakfast room.
Her gardens were beautiful and she did all the landscaping herself.
In addition to atmosphere, you can't beat the price of B&B's. We paid $90 per night, including breakfast and all taxes & room fees. I felt guilty staying there so cheaply.

Friday, November 4, 2011


While in Tucson I went on a hike. Early in the morning to avoid the heat. The avoidance somewhat worked.
Told Bonnie, "I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." Name that movie.
I'd never hiked in the desert. The scenery was very beautiful and interesting.
We went completely around a mountain.
We had a guide. The three of us walked single file on the trail with the guide leading the way. She had a walking stick and watched for rattle snakes. I really didn't sleep well the night prior. I thought about snakes all night.
See the stick on the rock? I thought for a second I saw one.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tucson Botanical Garden

Our first morning in Tuscon we went to the botanical gardens. As much as I dislike having my photograph taken I have to pass my camera off every once in awhile. Can't expect others to allow me to photograph just them all the time.
They had a lot of very interesting displays.
My first ever on the tree pomegranate.
Interesting fact, 2000 species of cacti.
One of the 2000.
Monarch butterflies follow me wherever I go.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pima Air & Space Museum

Mick told me which planes to take photos of. The museum had a large outside area filled with planes. It was 94 degrees that day, we were there a noon.
Mick was in his glory at the Air & Space museum. To bad Eric wasn't with us. This double propeller is a favorite of Eric's.

This was the largest plane at the museum.
Eric would have enjoyed the museum, me not so much. We went to the botanical gardens in the morning so I call it even.  : )