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for reals.  meet my new teapot.

as i’m fond of saying, hooray for yard sale day!

hot off the skillet

my husband unloaded this off his truck two seconds ago.  hooray and hooray for yard sale day!

i think the room now merits some tintin, don’t you?


…and bean bags and built in cube storage.  anyways, i just had to share.  it must be the thrill that comes with reckless spending.  you should see what else i bought.

a little yard sale goodness

i got this piece of painted fabric today for 50 cents.  it makes me happy.  i still have to make a pillow out of it but i’m really just fine with pretending.

i got distracted unpacking the groceries

but i didn’t take pictures of the bananas or tomatoes so i do have some self-control.

anyways, i picked this pink bread pan up at a yard sale this summer.  it makes me happy.  it makes me even happier when it has lemons in it.

how ugly becomes awesome

spray paint is like magic.

okay, so to some people it’s still ugly.  but i’m telling you, they were uglier before with their smoker gold frames and red plush velvet mats.  i almost passed them by.  but i have been needing something for our naked family portraits and my yard saler’s intuition is freaky keen.  wait until you see the gold parrot candle sticks i picked up.  …okay, those were a bit questionable but this is just fun.

old mother hubbard

i had my china out for an airing the other day.  my cupboards still don’t have doors on them so i had to take everything out wash them down.  while i was at it washed all the dishes.  i thought i would take a picture for you.


since they’re so gorgeous.  don’t you wish you could spend all your money on dishes?


i picked up another 6 settings of my gold crown china at a yard sale for $2.  now i have service for twelve.  dinner plates, bread plates, salad plates and tea cups with saucers.  no dessert bowls though.  or any other bowls for that matter.  and not a single serving dish.  haven’t bumped into one anywhere.


and here they are all put away.  waiting to get all dusty again.  you know, i do have the doors painted and sitting in the garage…  not that that means anything.  just a thought.

ho de ho de ho

i got new shoes. three dollar. hooray for yard sale day!

other than that, today i gave my kids matching hair cuts, cleaned the bathroom, washed diapers, swore at photoshop, roasted fake hot dogs in the back yard, mopped the kitchen, pilgrimaged to winco and the bank, put up a new twin bed for hughey, placed a land’s end order (there’s nothing like having retail therapy at your fingertips), wiped up pee four times and was muggy.

all the while gideon followed me around playing a hundred questions with his plaintive voice and faux southern accent. “maaw maaw, why did god make the smugeetos? do flies poop on me? is this how you harpoon an orca? (while jabbing at it with a shishkabob stick.) how come grandma doesn’t live at my house? huh, maaw maaw? can i have honey on yogurt? will you read me this book, why is henry sad?” meanwhile, when jehu wasn’t peeing on things, he would stand there and say “i love you mommy, i love you mommy.” i probably say “i love you” over 50 times a day. that and, “i would eat you if you were food” and “i just want to pinch it, pinch it, pinch it.”

i was reminding daddy the other day, that since he has a girl, he is going to have to start talking it sweeter too. his response, “she looks like a sperm whale. aren’t those the ones with the giant heads and little tiny mouths?”

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