Wednesday, June 17, 2015

More gifts came in the mail!

Yesterday I got a package from my daughter in the mail!  She always sends the neatest things.....take a look and see if you don't agree...........
I love these old style potato mashers.  They do a better job than my kitchen aide and I don't dirty as many dishes
 I guess I'll be the sheriff in my home town.....my daughter said I've always been the sheriff...rustlin' up the bad guys! LOL!  And just in case I hurt myself doing it I've got some official cowboy bandaids to take care of my "owies"!
She's out of school for the summer now and she and the boys have been scouring some garage sales.  I think they found some real "treasures"!  She knows I used to read the Bobbsey Twins when I was a little girl. 
Maybe I'll read this to the boys when they come this summer.  It looks like a good one!
Look at these awesome buttons (like I don't have enough....can anyone really have enough buttons?)  I about fainted thinking she had spent that amount on buttons but she assured me she only paid .25 per card...whew!  She is THE BEST garage sale shopper although all my children are as I dragged them with me all those years ago. LOL!  They learned from a master! Ha! Ha!
And look at these wool threads on their original vintage cards.....LOVE!!!!
Do I not have the sweetest daughter in the whole wide world?  I think so and that's all that matters.
Thank you dear daughter!
Yesterday was Walmart in the morning and it was garbage day and I proudly took out 4 bags full!  Normally I'm a one-bagger but cleaning out I could definitely tell that progress was made this past week.  I was going to take Mr. Peeps to the vet but by the time I got home and put everything away the storm clouds were moving in so I decided to wait.  Plus, I was tired.  I got everything put away and cleaned up the house and made a rustic pizza for supper. 
This time it was provolone, pepperoni, leftover cauliflower and some mozzarella.  I used a Martha White pizza crust mix I had in the cupboard.  I am trying to use up food I have from cupboards and freezer.
Today there is more cleaning out of the middle bedroom, bills to pay and I have leftover apricot filling so I need to make more dough for the fold overs.  I need to finish middle bedroom clean out this week and pack one box a day to stay on schedule for my move.  I guess I better get going!
Happy Trails!  




20 comments:

  1. Gifts like that are so much fun. I love that book....you know I do! And your pizza looks very yummy. I may make one tonight. Stay cool! Hugs, Diane

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  2. Great daughter, that got you some really neat gifts. I collect green handled utensils and have a great potato masher, that I do use. The pizza looks delicious! Have a great evening.

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    1. I have a green Bakelite handled "whipper" that I love. Not sure what it's really called. It's not a whisk either. I'll have to research and see what it's real name is. I know it's not 'whipper". LOL!

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  3. Yes a very special daughter indeed. Your pizza looks delicious.

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  4. No I never have enough buttons and I noticed those a bakelite buttons too! That is one old Bobbsy Twins book, I love them too! Sounds like you have been super busy! :)

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    1. Yes, I love Bakelite and my daughter is always on the look out for it! I stopped going to sales but once I get moved I'll be back at it for sure! LOL! Did you ever read The Five Little Peppers? I read some of those but The Bobbsy Twins were my favorite and then I think later I graduated to Nancy Drew.

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    2. Yes I think I did read something like that! Five Little Peppers, after that I was off to Donna Parker and Trixie Belden Hope you are okay it has been a while since you posted.

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  5. Your daughter learned from the master about finding treasures at sales, that is for sure. Cowboy bandaids, now that is unique. I read the Bobbsey Twins long ago.

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    1. Yes, she's good alright and I can't wait to get back up NOrth so she and I can go "junkin" again!

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  6. I love how you trained your daughter in garage sale shopping. The cowboy Band-Aids are fun. I really like that middle set of buttons. The will cards are neat. Haven't seen that before. I need to do something like that with leftover yarn. I'm always guessing with the little balls.

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    1. I bet you have really neat sales where you are! I can't imagine what it must be like in a big city....so many you could probably go from morning til night! LOL!

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  7. What a fun mail surprise! Your daughter is one special lady. This continuous rain we are getting, will be putting me back to deep cleaning again. Or reading.

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    1. I know, here too.....it's literally a jungle out there now!

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  8. You obviously did a great job training your daughter. She found some wonderful treasures. I read the Bobbsey Twins, Nancy Drew, Boxcar Children, etc. Now MY daughter has all of my old books. She read them and is now reading them to Piper. I love it. And, although you think your daughter is the best, I think mine is! HA! We are blessed women aren't we? I hope you have a lovely day.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. That's wonderful that she has them and can read them to Piper now. I missed out on The Boxcar Children; that sounds interesting.

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  9. Sweet treasures, and a very sweet daughter too!!
    Love yard/garage/estate sales!! Never met a bargain that I didn't like... **smile**.
    Great job on getting things cleaned out and organized!!

    ~K.

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    1. Thank you , Kerin, it is hard work especially going through paperwork....ugh! I'm with you about the bargains! LOL!

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  10. Such wonderful treats from your lovely daughter, Sam! Well done on all your sorting out and organizing, it sounds like you are making great progress. The pizza looks yummy!
    Happy weekend.
    Helen xox

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