Monday, September 28, 2009

Thrifty Treasures

Although they aren’t real exciting to look at now, here’s a few of my weekend steals. I got a little impatient and had to put my chalkboard paint to use but now I need to do a little more to the doors.

1) Cabinet doors - $1 each (and they are having the sale next weekend so guess who will be there to swipe up some more?!)

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2) Wood drawers - $2 each. My plans for these were for my unorganized son to keep his legos and cars picked up and have easy access to them by just sliding them in/out from under his bed. He would rather build on them though.

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3) Candleholder w/lid - $7.50 from Hobby Lobby – Original price was $24.99!


And don’t forget to check out everyone’s treasures over @ the Southern Hospitality linky party.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Better at last

This week I finally wrapped up the whole nasty flu bug. I’m on some strong cough syrup now but I can definitely deal with just a cough.

Today Dylan, Jerry & I took out to check out Apple Fest. Our steal of the day was at a wood/cabinet store shed where we got a few cabinet doors and drawers for cheap! I’ve got plans for the doors and hopefully can do something with them for Christmas gifts. The wood drawers are nice and are perfect for Dylan’s legos/cars and will work great to slide under his bed. Now, I just need to pick up so gliders or small wheels for them.

I’m in the mood for a little Halloween decorating so I’m scoping out the blogs tonight. Here are a few of my favorites:

 EAB Designs

 Martha Stewart

  Country Living

  Tom Kat Studio…..(I’m beginning to think I’m just drawn to Halloween candy.)

  Poetic Home

  Little Toad…..(aren’t these the cutest invites ever?!)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Not so fun week...

Well it started out okay....we went for Bingo on Sunday and I actually ended up winning a game. We didn't come home with much but it was fun to get away and get to win a little money (which never seems to happen when we go to the casino).

But then I starting getting sick. It started with a sore throat Sunday night and by Tuesday, I was so stopped up I couldn't hear much less breath from my nose. I had meetings all day in Ozark so I toughened up and went. By the end of the day, I was absolutely miserable. By time I got home, I was chilling, my body ached and I had a fever. I had called the doctor's office but with no help from the nurse, I decided I'd let it go overnight & go to the doctor Wednesday if I still didn't feel any relief. Wednesday came and I still felt horrible, so I didn't go to work and went to see the doc.

After hearing my symptoms, she was sure it was one of two things - strep throat or the flu - most likely the swine (H1N1) flu. The strep test came back negative so her diagnosis was for the swine flu (although she didn't test for the flu because the results weren't always reliable). Apparently it's better than the regular seasonal flu for people who are in my age range and are otherwise healthy. Still totally freaked me out. I was told to stay in until after Saturday - no work, walmart, out to eat, not anywhere until I wasn't contagious anymore.

Now it's Friday and I have to say I'm quite a bit better than I was Tuesday/Wednesday but still am not 100%. My throat isn't really scratchy but feels like something's lodged in there that I can't quite cough up. My back is still sore and I still have these coughing fits that are about to drive me nuts. I'm just praying that my kids don't get this. Hopefully my obsessive germ-x, soap, and disinfecting spray kills anything still lurking in this house.

So, rather than doing something fun this weekend, I'll probably be cooped in here - hopefully feeling much better before Monday. :(

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