Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Rhubarb + Softball + Graduation = SUMMER!


JWS baked a rhubarb strawberry pie! 
Is is amazing!
  


Kendall had a softball game last night! 
What form! 
Garren had kindergarten graduation. 
He looks less than impressed! 
But he did his spoken part perfect! 
All signs of summer coming! 

Thanks to my klutzy friend, 
I have some great painting surfaces! 
She keeps breaking mirrors. 
I have a third one in the garage. 
  
And these two flea market finds! 
Counted cross stitch and framed 
beautifully! 

Another crazy week here, 
just trying to find time to do 
some yard work, 
some laundry
and 
clean those porches! 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Ohio Picking and Delivering


Wednesday was a delivering day.
More on that later. 
It was a great excuse to go picking
in a different territory. 
I found these awesome paint by numbers
at 
Home Again
in 
Boardman
https://www.facebook.com/homeagainconsignmentfurniture/
Check them out!  
I have not had the heart to put a price on them and sell them. 
I know, it's the hoarder in me. 
But I might never find another set as nice as these! 
and the colors...
I can't bear to part with them. 
 

Found a couple of coffee pots. 
I think I will paint them! 
 And these little beauties. 
I think I will sell those.  
It will justify keeping the other ones.
And this rug....struggling parting with it also!  
All found at 
Four Seasons Flea Market 
in 
Youngstown. 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Four-Seasons-Flea-Market/120953331249511
And these?   They are just perfect for my camp kitchen. 
$1 each and they have little chips in them
so there is no push to sell them. 

They are already on the wall. 
 This swan..
all from the
Habitat ReStore
in 
Struthers.
https://www.facebook.com/Habitat-ReStore-Struthers-258274880910856/


But the BEST find of the day was these lamps. 
$20 for the pair
at 
Four Seasons!  
I just can't BEAR to part with them! 

And the delivery? 
Well, we almost forgot it in the excitement of the day!  
These were delivered to my sister's new house 
that just happens to be padlocked at the moment
I am really not sure 
what the neighbors thought when
we rolled in with bolt cutters
and 
started cutting locks 
and 
breaking in
but I guess when we left furniture 
instead of taking things...
we must have been ok. 

Of course, 
no trip to Ohio 
is perfect
until you have 
Elmton Pizza
and 
visit 
Pat Catan's.

All in a girls' road trip! 

Monday, May 8, 2017

No More Happy Meals!

 
Saturday night and the boys and I headed 
to 
Pittsburgh Mills.  

I wanted them to try zip-lining. 
They were hesitant. 
  
So we settled on bungee jumping.

However, 
on the way, 
since we were running a little late, 
we drove through McDonald's.
Tyler, bordering quickly on 12, has apparently
passed by the whole happy meal thing
and 
orders 
two double cheeseburgers and a Diet Coke. 
(Gramma refused to kill his brain cells with a Diet Coke)
and 
Logan is struggling. 

"A 20 piece Chicken Nugget,
No wait... there is a Mario Toy
I want a Chicken Nugget Happy Meal 
and 
10 piece Nuggets" 

So I order. 
The girl wants to know what he wants to drink with that Happy Meal. 
I ask him and he replies,
"I think I'll have a French Vanilla Latte!"

I calmly reply that Lattes are not on the Happy Meal menu.

We finally decide on a Sprite 
and as we drive away
I inform him
that perhaps his days of Happy Meals are over.  

Friday, May 5, 2017

Roosters and Flowers



Alstroemeria,
my favorite!
Flowers from Shelby and kiddos
for my birthday.

 
Found these
glass pieces in the house.
They were from a chandelier
but will make
fun candle holders.
They are glued and waiting for a place.

 
Some flowers and plants for the windowsill.
JWS informed me
that
all
old ladies
have windowsills that look like this.
Painted some roosters.
   
And
  
Kamden was so excited when he found

"this bird sitting on his nest"