Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hello 2012!!

Happy New Year!

Warm hugs,

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Christmas Blog

Yesterday while visiting in blogland I found "A Debbie-Dabble Christmas"  blog and want to share with everyone.  Debbie is one amazing Christmas decorator and she takes us on a tour of her home inside and out.  She has 14 Christmas trees!  Here's a photo of just one..

This is a Christmas blog you won't want to miss!

Linking to:  Read 'em All Tuesdays

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Hoarders Estate Sale!!

It's Saturday morning and my sister and I are heading out to find that ultimate treasures at the local estate and garage sales. I have mapped out 12 stops on my Yard Sale Treasures MapIf you have not tried Yard Sale Treasure Map you should try it...it will give you the garage sales listed on Craigslist in your area plus you can add the sales listed in your local paper then it gives directions to each one.  Sure makes finding the sales much easier!

We stop at the first sale which is only about 2 miles from my house, there are things in the yard, garage and all three floors of the house!  Inside the front door was the living room filled with boxes and things piles all over the floor, then to the right was a room filled about 3 ft. high with boxes and lots of clothes and just a little pathway to walk through!  I headed for the basement (I always find great things in basements) it also was filled with boxes loaded with all kinds of STUFF.  I started to load up my big bag with all the things I found interesting and thought I could sale on Ebay..nothing was priced..so with my arms and bag full I found someone to pay - I asked how much? She said what do you want to pay I said $5.00 she said OK.  WOW can you believe that!! She helped me take everything to my car then I went back into the house to find more treasures! 

I must have carried treasures out of the house 6 or 7 times with as much as I could get in that big bag and load into my arms and each time I paid only $5.00.   My sister also found lots of clothes most of which had never been worn.  OMG what fun we had! 

We had been there about 3 hours and my sister had to go to work so we left and had some lunch she when home and I headed back to that house!! Never did make it to the other 11 garage sales!

These photos are a few of the treasures I found

I'm keeping this lamp!

My husband wanted to go to this estate sale also so the next day Sunday we went back and I carried more things out of that house (the first photo of the car is from the second day!)  I asked if they would be having a sale the next weekend and was told this had been the 4th weekend of sales the other 3 where for family and friends!  I'm waiting for another estate sale like this one...so much fun!

I'm linking to:  Flea Market Finds and Nifty Thrifty Tuesday  and  Penny Worth Project  and  What I Love About Thirft Stores

Warm hugs,

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Visit To The National Christmas Center

This summer while visiting the "PA Dutch County" I stopped at the National Christmas Center in Paradise, PA. This is an amazing place and I took lots of pictures...hope you enjoy them!

There was lots to see so if you plan a visit set aside a few hours.  You can go to their website here.

I'm linking up to   Thrift'n On Thursday and Deck The Halls Friday

Warm Hugs,

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation: Million Dollar You

Yes I did it...signed up for Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation. Did everyone see / listen to his show on Monday about lossing weight and a chance to win ONE MILLION DOLLARS? OMG I went to Weight Watchers today to get my initial weigh-in then I signed up at Dr. Oz's web site and now I'm ready to change my life!!

Why don't we all do this together and start living a healthy lifestyle. Here is a email to all of you from Dr. Oz.

Hi, it's Dr. Oz!

I am excited to tell you that your friend just joined Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation: Million Dollar You and they want YOU to sign up, too! You will have a chance to compete for $1,000,000 when you complete my simple 7-step plan to transform your weight and your health once and for all. Remember, the power to transform yourself begins with YOU – and getting the encouragement and support from a friend makes it that much better!

The best part of the plan – it's all FREE. You'll get valuable tools from my partners at Weight Watchers and Sharecare. Sign up today for your shot at $1,000,000! It's time to get healthy with all your friends and loved ones. Let's change the health of America, starting with YOU!

Dr. Mehmet Oz


Even if we don't win the $$'s a healthy life style and some weight loss is a big incentive!

Warm hugs,

Friday, September 9, 2011

Dahlias, Dahlias and more Dahlias

Recently I joined a local garden club and last night we went on a "field trip" to tour Alpha Dahlias in Sewickley, PA.  Wow what a great place Evy Rogers has and here are lots of photos I took of the most beautiful dahlias!

 Some of these dahlias are over 5 foot high! I'm linking up at these fun blog parties.


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