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Sew Awesome…

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Look at the detail….

This my friends is my Goodwill treasure…. Thank you Dad, Mom, and Roxanne!  I saw this a few weeks ago, but it was $45.00 and to me that was too high for Goodwill {although I know in an antique store it would have been way more}… So yesterday my hubby and I went in and I was looking at books, he wandered off and came over to me and said, “I found something I think you would like, it’s an old sewing machine”… I informed him I had seen a week ago but the price was too high for me, he went back over and said, “It’s $25.00″…. WHAT, wait… I went over and sure enough the $45.00 was crossed out and it was marked down to $25.00, but wait I never leave home without my $5.00 off coupon….. So this beauty cost me 20 BUCKS!!

NOW…. for my next 20 dollar purchase….

From Marshall’s

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A GIANT acorn…. I know some of you will think I am crazy, but it was marked down from $55.00… Here is an idea at the HUGENESS of my acorn…

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That is my Pepsi can from lunch…. 😉

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Birthday Fun!

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Look at this blanket my sister made me… Don’t you love those cuddly owls??  Dolce likes my blankie too!

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She also added to my wooden acorns and an owl candle holder….

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This pillow came from my friend Jill, she always gets me something gingerbread…. Did you know I collect gingerbread men??  LOVE them!

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This ACORN dish also came from Jill!  SCORE!

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Tina W. came over and brought me flowers in this BEAUTIFUL vase, and super cute fall dish towels.

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Grandma Shirley brought me these Bless this home stacking boxes…

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Em and family brought me movie tickets with this cute card and Tatum presented me the apple in her little hands just like the book cover!

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Roxanne and fam gave me Goodwill Bucks, so did my parents…

Stay tuned to see what AWESOME treasure I bought!

Thank you to my wonderful family and friends, you made my day super special!

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Blog Friends Swap

My bloggy friend, Tausha asked if I would want to swap amongst each other…  Of course I did, check out all the cute stuff she makes!  Anyway we set a send date and said, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and a little Pampering would be our theme…. My package arrived today, check out the loot!

Hand crafted cuties, magazine, book, CANDY jar, socks, candy canes, dish towel and spatula, little pillows, note cards, and each item had a hand written note attached… That girl has AWESOME handwriting!  Thanks Tausha….

Also my cupcake cutie came today….

Carly from Quiltville handmade it… Check out all of her quilted goodness!  Thanks Bloggy friends!

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It’s my Blogiversary!!

ONE YEAR

I have been blogging for ONE year…. I thought I’d look back and reflect… 

One of my {now I can say “funny”} posts I just hate those Moody  Moments

A fun {even though there was only TWO of us} year long swap  if you will.  Just might have to continue for 2009?

A HUGE makeover It’s still pretty clean too, although it could use a bit pf sprucing up.

My BUSIEST day of looky loo’s with 651 views… WOW thanks Tracey

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Favorite Fall treat

I can now say I am addicted to BLOGGING, and it’s a GREAT thing!  I look at things so differently, my family all tease when I get out the camera “are you going to blog about this”… ?  But of course! 😉

Now, I am going to give you a gift {if your lucky number is drawn} I timed my give~away poorly, so I figure why not pick 2 winners, leave a comment on this Blogiversary post and I will random generate another # on Monday morning, for one of my pumpkins.

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Join in the swapping fun…

Sign up by Sept 17th.

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My friend, Wendy and her daughter Steph. stopped by last night with a BOX of ACORNS…. It was all I could do not to drool over them!  They are the CUTEST wooden acorns ever!  She said, she bought them for my birthday, but didn’t want to wait until November to give them to me… She knows me well enough to know, I am itchin’ to decorate for fall, she thought I’d get more enjoyment out of them now!  She is right!  I just keep staring at this FULL bowl of acorns!  Thanks…

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E cookies and cupcakes

 

Cookie Topper Recipe

2 Dozen Cookies

1 1/4 cups of flour plus more for dusting

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

Cream butter {softened} and sugar with electric mixer, until pale and fluffy.  Mix in egg and vanilla.  Mix on low, add flour, baking powder, and salt.  Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  On a lightly floured surface roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thick.  Cut 2 inch circles, cut out centers with a mini letter shaped cookie cutter.  Transfer to baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake about 10 to 12 minutes.  Let cool completely.

Cookie Glaze

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 TBSP BOILING water

1 1/2 tsp corn syrup

3/4 tsp vanilla

food coloring of your choice

In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, water, corn syrup, and vanilla.  Blend with a wire whisk until smooth.  Add a tiny amount of food coloring as needed.  Apply {paint} with a small paint brush.  Sets in about an hour to a shiny semi hard surface.  note: Cover the glaze in the bowl with a piece of plastic wrap, frosting takes a while and this prevents the glaze surface from drying.  I left a small opening for my paint brush.

Now to check out the party decor visit Em’s blog.

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