Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A thrifty challenge! Jessica

Isn't she lovely....

I hereby am putting all my thrifty sisters and girlfriends on the lookout for a chandelier that looks something like this! Of course I know that it won't be one of these pretty colors, but if anyone happens upon a chandy similiar shaped to this at a yard sale, thrift store, goodwill, or on the side of the road, Let me know! Even if it's ugly and brassy looking....a good coat of spray paint and we'll be in business!
I will bake cookies or something for whoever finds it:) Everyone loves cookies right!
Thanks Girlies!

(of course i'll pay for it too:)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011



Our little baby boy was born last Tuesday October 18 at 8:08 am
9 lbs 6.4 ounces
20 1/2 inches long

We are all so in LOVE:)

Welcome baby Mattix!

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Stupid Corn

Here in sunny northern CA we share our space with many growing things. Grapes mostly, but also some lavender, apples, strawberries, and the occasional veggie. 

We like it. Crops make quiet neighbors, they make the bees happy, and it sure beats having yet another strip mall as a view. 

However... every year about this time, you would think we have never seen a green growing thing in our little suburban lives, because for some as yet unknown reason growing corn becomes a show stopper.
 Each year a usually unobtrusive field along side Hwy 101 becomes the site for a pumpkin patch and corn maze. Today I spent 20 minutes in traffic to drive a span that should normally take less than 2 minutes so that everyone could take a good long gander at the corn. 
  So here ya go.
Please take all the time you want looking at these pictures.
Observe that, yes, the corn is indeed tall, and my, yes, that is a whole lot of pumpkins. And no, even if you could see the maze pattern from the road, I'm pretty sure it won't help you traverse it later

Please take that time now, in the privacy of your own home. So that while we are on the freeway, we can all get to our destinations in a timely manner. Thanks!

Your fellow Nor Cal neighbor

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Boot that nearly made me cheat - by Jes

As some of you may know, either a) because you are doing it with me,
or  b) you've been hearing me complain about it:
I am in the middle of a "Don't buy anything New" month.
This idea was inspired by the girls over at The J Project and we did it once before, but that time we couldn't buy ANYTHING, not even toilet paper. We had to use the ads that came in the mail if we ran out. 

Just kidding.
We could buy toiletries and food. But no clothes or household or project stuff. It was tough! 

So this month I have way more wiggle room because I can still go thrifting. Which I have, happily.

BUT, last night I was working at Macys and *somehow* ended up in the shoe section to check out the boots. For future reference, of course.

I almost bought these. They are beautiful. They are on sale. They are on hold for me right now. 
So, I'm thinking that making this post might somehow give me a little self control, since it makes me accountable to more than just the people I'm doing this challenge with.

Feel free to leave me inspiring "you can do it" messages.
Also, feel free to shame me in public if you see me in these boots before November 1.