Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday shopping

It was a shopping kind of morning. I took off by myself (gotta get used to that!) and first stopped at Rite Aid. I just wanted to see what they had on clearance for garden stuff. Didn't see anything I really wanted, but they also had all their "Fall" decor stuff 50% off.  I've never had any Fall decor before, so I bought this cute kitchen rug for $6.50

Then I saw these pretty colored kitchen towels.  $2.50 for all 3! and they aren't super thin and cheap, either.

Next stop was to Michael's to return the little frames I bought last weekend.  They just weren't quite what I wanted once I got them home and put my tiny little 2.5" x 3.5" watercolor prints of hummingbirds in them. They really needed matting around to make them look a little bigger.  So, I got these instead

I didn't really want black frames and I still might end up spray painting them a different color, but all in all I think they turned out really cute for the bathroom wall.

Then I went to Lowe's to pick up some indoor/outdoor carpet for our little front step at the front door. I have to re-carpet it every few years or so as it gets worn out. Now that our house is tan/browns I wanted brown carpet.  Do you think I can find any? Still looking......

Remember me talking about the John Deere lawn tractor that we have had borrowed from a friend the past 7 years? And last Fall he started finally getting his place ready to put a lawn in. So, we ended up buying a different used one....and friends lawn tractor has been sitting in our garage ever since. Friend's lawn in now in, but he decided he wants to sell the tractor and just get a nice push mower. Well, DH is a good seller of stuff (other's peoples, LOL). Several years ago we borrowed this same friends little old camper trailer for a weekend. He always used it for hunting. When we got it home I cleaned it all up and friend decided he wanted to sell it. DH sold it for him and got him $500 more than friend was going to ask if he had tried to sell it himself! DH listed the lawn tractor on Craigslist this week for $1400. It's about ready to pull out of our driveway, Sold, as I type.  DH said friend only paid $1200 for it 10 years ago LOL.  Friend will be very happy and we'll finally have a nice chunk of space back in our overcrowded (but very organized) shop.

DH has put a hold on staining the arbors. Pooh! But I'm sure it will get done in the next 2-3 weeks. Did I ever post a pic of our second arbor he built?  I don't see that I did.  Here is the other arbor at our front walkway

A good Saturday, so far :-)


  1. They really needed matting around to make them look a little bigger. So, I got these