Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thrift Shop Thursday: The BEST Things in Life... Plus A Giveaway!!



Thrift Shop Thursday!!

Do you remember a time when you
really, really wanted a special
brand name pair of shoes...

Or...

Maybe it was a popular hair style...
feathered hair...
Later, it was the spiral perm...
Does that ring a bell??

As a young teen there were a handful of
must-haves that I felt I absolutely had to have...
That feeling of "wanting the latest and greatest" 
coupled with the actual reality
 of obtaining those fashion trends
were two very different things...

I think for me it began in Jr. High...
Coca-Cola clothes were on point... and I had
one very cool sweatshirt...
and then,
there was the pair of jeans...
those expensive...
  "everybody has them..."  brand of jeans...
I never owned a pair.

No one in our family wore $99 pants,
let alone, a single pair of jeans
for a growing teen...
Nope, not going to happen...
I knew better than to ever put those jeans
on any wish list.

I can say that as much as I may
have longed for mountains
of designer purses and clothing...
I was never trendy... I tried... but fell way short...

Feathered hair...it's not for everyone...

I could maybe pull off one brand-name fashion
a season...
However, my fashions depended largely on
my baby-sitting income.
Even when I baby-sat every weekend...
There just wasn't enough to make my
1980's fashion dreams a reality.
(In hindsight, that was probably a good thing
15 year-old kids don't have the best fashion-sense in general.)

While I may have hoped to be trendy...
and ultimately to be more
like one of the "cool kids"
...my baby-sitting budget had very different
ideas about how all of that would turn out.

Fast forward to my adult years...
Older and so much wiser... (maybe)
As a stay-at-home mother of two children...
I found myself again... really, really wanting something...

Monday, July 3, 2017

FAST FIXES for the 4th of JULY!!

Are you decorating for the 4th??

After all, it is July 3rd, and you still have 
plenty of time to throw something
patriotic together!!

Either way...

When you see what I found... and how easy it was...

Adding a little star-spangled sparkle to
your food, or decor can be a snap...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Three Cheers for All-American Cherry-Berry Cheesecake !!

Three cheers for cheesecake!!

She can leap over tall desserts in a single bound...

She creates sweet smiles wherever she goes...

Look, It's a cake...

No, It's a Pie, ... Wait...

It's: All-American Cherry-Berry Cheesecake!!

She's not really a superhero...
But you'll certainly feel like one when you
unveil her patriotic beauty this July 4th!!

Speaking of super heroes...

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Seeing IS Believing: Thrift Store Saves



I bet you need some proof...
I know I always do.

I don't
believe everything I read...
or everything I hear.

 I learned this lesson
 when I was six years old.

It all started when I
saw a commercial on T.V. for crackers.