Friday, October 22, 2010

Thrifty Finds

Today I hit the mother load of estate sales!
{before you think I am cluttering up my home or becoming a hoarder, please note that I am replacing things in my home with my new finds, or filling up blank space in our huge house}

My sweet friend called me and said that she saw an estate sale while on her morning walk. Since we were already out {went to Border's story time today} I decided to go by and see if there was anything worth spending my "allowance" on that was burning a hole in my wallet.

Here is my loot!

1960's floral suitcase- $2!!
1960's Cannon Royal Family pillowcase-$.50
Unopened 1950's flat sheet- $3
Unopened Tastemaker botanical butterfly sheets- $3
vintage sheet set-$2
Avacado green napkin holder-$1
1961 Avon topaz beauty dust powder box-$1
1960's Avon cotillion dust powder box-$1
2 Atlas good-luck jars {that i just found out are vintage mason jars and worth $50 EACH!!}-$.75
1979 bottle of bubbles and a bubble pipe- never been opened!- $.50
3yrds of vintage fabric-$2
Tons of embrodery hoops to do this and this or this with-$.50
1950's Sewing Susan UNOPENED package of needles and threader {worth around $20}-$1 
1 lg & 3 sm flower frogs-$1
Vintage pinking sheers- $1
Vintage sewing scissors-$.75
Gallon bag full of vintage wooden spools of thread-$4
Hand mirror-$1
2 Glass Rex Non rolling nurser baby bottles from 1940{!!}-$4
Stand mirror-$2

What a steal!!!!

***Edited to add***
Went back this morning because they put everything on sale and got this :)

Old wooden chair-$5

2 more of the Atlas Good luck jars- $.50
Hand mixer-$1
Biscuit cutter- $1
Wooden Slicer-$2
Big Glass jar to hold all of the spools of thread from yesterday-$2
1950's Manicure set made in Germany {selling on ebay for $55}-$1
unopened box of Salve from 1952-$1.50
Happy Home needle and threader set from 1940's-$.75

and not pictured because little man will not let me have them back:
1974 hot wheels car-$.75
1960's tootsie toy car-$.75
and a toy motorcycle- $.25

Well, my mom's Christmas is taken care of! She will LOVE the things I am wrapping up for her!!

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Bug is 5 months!

It will never cease to amaze me how quickly five months can fly by. I mean F L Y by!! 

This month this sweet chunky baby of mine rode in his first shopping cart sitting up!! No more car seat in the basket for this guy! ; )
{can we talk about little man's face in this photo.... lol.}
Bug loved riding around in Sprouts and thought he was such a big boy.

This month he also started making strawberries with his mouth- especially when he cries! it is the funniest thing!

He loves those feet- and i do too!!

His brother cracks.him.up!!!

and sadly, he slept his last night in our room in the moses basket. He is a big boy and sleeps in his big boy bed :( It was harder this time around for some reason...

Love this baby!!

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall Photo Shoot

The Arboretum has their pumpkins out! Thanks to my dear friend Emily, we got to go and take some sweet photos of our boys. I had so much fun taking photos {despite my broken lens that needs to be replace but I don't want to hand over my camera to the shop...hehe}.

Here are some of my favorite shots
{don't judge the blurry shots from my poor lens}

my friends sweet boy! He is walking running now and little man had so much fun chasing him around!

the blue in is eyes is fading, so i am so thankful we got it on camera before they are totally brown!

check out that spit drool!

it is hard to narrow down when they are all so cute! ha!

my sweet, sweet boys!

such a ham!

love those boys! Thanks Em for the fun playday at the Arboretum!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

State fair '10

My wonderful mother came up to spend the day with me and the boys and allow my husband and I a much needed date night. We decided since the fair was in town and about to leave, we should go spend some time there and take advantage of his free teacher passes!

We couldn't pass up the opportunity to snap a photo of "Bumblebee" for little man. He is obsessed with Transformers and we just knew he would be thrilled that we got to see him! Ha ha!

then my funny husband threw his "swagger" look by the famous swagger waggon

I am sure the fair was tired of all the "swagger wagon" jokes! hehe!

but, who can get enough of this video??

While walking through the never ending tents of vendors, we came across this massage chair. It gives you a full body massage, massaging every muscle at the same time. I got a 30min demo and could have died a happy mama right then and there!

Little did i know that this date night would include a 30min full body massage! My husband was so wonderful to let me demo the chair in the middle of our date.

pig races anyone?

and the food! oh, the food...

margarita's and Bellini's

The new food on the block for the fair this year: fried beer. Curious? Stay away... far, far away. It was so bad that we both spit it out in the trash- along with the $6 it cost. bleh.

Fried cookie dough! yummmm....

Fried PBB&J! My all time favorite!
Thank you Tex! For the date, and your wonderful Fletcher's corn dogs that NEVER disappoint!

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