Monday, June 30, 2008

A LITTLE CONFESSION

I haven't been sleeping well at night since I've started blogging. I stay up reading some wonderful stories, see some great decorating ideas and learn about you great gals. So, it's late when I go to bed. Then around 4AM the birds outside the bedroom window are singing, a full choir of them. Pretty, not so much at 4AM. I fall back to sleep to be waken at 6:20AM by the alarm clock to get up and go and talk, I mean "work out" at Curves. I don't even sweat there anymore because we all talk the entire 30 minutes. I have all these stories, decorating ideas, thoughts, funny stories from Kailee, stories about THE BOYS, aka, our 3 Jack Russell terriers, projects to share after I download some before and after photos...it just goes on...my mind won't slow down, which is also leading to poor spelling. The mind is faster than the fingers. So, my goal this week, down load the photos and just start one story at a time. I'll be back ............do I sound like Arnold??? Thanks for visiting. See you soon and love to hear your comments. Also, I'm going to fix my favorite blogs to visit, so you gals can visit. Another thing that goes around in my brain. Happy Monday. Warmly, Deb

Saturday, June 28, 2008

GARAGE AND ESTATE SALE GOODIES








THIS IS MY 2ND TRY, GUESS I ERASED THE ONE I JUST WROTE, SO HERE I GO AGAIN. THURSDAY, KAILEE AND I FOUND SOME TREASURES; A CHIPPY ANGLE FIGURINE THAT IS IN THE ANGLE GARDEN, HANKIES, NIC-NACS,WICKER BASKETS AND I CAN'T REMEMBER THE REST. TODAY HUSBAND AND I WENT TO THE 2ND DAY OF A ESTATE SALE, SO THE STUFF IS HALF-OFF AND FOUND MORE HANKIES, CERAMIC PUG, CRYSTAL FINIALS WHICH FIT ON TOP OF MY LAMPS AND LOOK VERY NICE, LINENS, AND AT ANOTHER SALE FLYING PIG, HANKIES, VERY, VERY, CUTE OLD GREETING CARDS, REAL CHEAP, AND OTHER THINGS THAT I CAN'T REMEMBER. GUESS THAT I NEED TO MAKE A LIST. THIS MID-LIFE BUSINESS CAN BE FRUSTATING. WHEN WE GO HOME FROM ALL THAT SHOPPING, A PACKAGE WAS AT THE DOOR, MY TEA LETTERS THAT I BOUGHT FROM BROOK WERE HERE AND THEY ARE OH, SO, PRETTY.THEN IT WAS TIME TO WORK ON THE HOUSE. IT'S GOING ON 4 PLUS YEARS OF WORKING ON OUR ''FIXER-UPPER'' AND I'M NOT AS YOUNG AS I WAS WHEN WE BOUGHT THE HOUSE. SO, ONCE AGAIN, I'LL TRY TO ADD SOME PHOTOS. THANKS FOR BLOGGING BY. HAVE A BLESSED SUNDAY:), LOOK A HAPPY FACE!!! WARMLY, DEB

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

About Garage Sales

As best as I can remember, I began garage sailing in junior high with my parents. We also went to flea markets, which I really enjoyed. I think one of my first collections was of cats. Little figurines, lot of them. I also have a pretty, delicate ring from a flea market that I went to with my parents. Guess I've been "green" for a few years. Today I look for Jack Russell dog items, old photos and whatever else catches my eye. Kailee goes with me on Thursday morning and she has a "good eye" and has found a turtle sand box and lots of little treasures that she loves. I have a yearly garage sale and down size my treasures. The ones that don't sell at the shop where we rent space, end up at the garage sale. On Saturday mornings, say before 7AM we are at a good estate, waiting to exchange our "pre number" for a number from the estate company that is having the sale, which opens at 9AM. Winters can be terribly cold while waiting. It's always about finding the best deal, something that we pay little for that might be worth SOOO MUCH MORE . Of course we had thought that and it wasn't worth anything. Part of the fun, the hunt, the digging, the thrill, the waiting... you get the idea. I'm still working on getting this blogging thing down. I'd love to hear from you and if you have any ideas about blogging, please share it with me. Also, Bonnie from Calamity Jane's' Cottage is a fun blog and she has been very helpful. Blessing to Bonnie. More later. Thanks for visiting. Deb

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

My first blog

Hello new friends of the blogging world. I'm excited to be apart of the computer world and in time will learn more to make my blog an interesting place to come. I'll learn how to add photos and other things. Thank you Bonnie for your help. I had all sorts of things to say and now that I'm writing a blog my mind is blank. Of course it could also be brain freeze. More later. Thanks for visiting me.