Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Feeling silly today. What I should be doing is paying bills but I find myself stuck in etsy again. That place is supposed to be a place to sell and make some money but if I can't make anything to sell because I'm always chatting I won't be making any dinero at all! I took this picture because a thread on the worst thing anyone ever said to you reminded me of the time in Chemistry class when Corey Deering told me I look like Rocky Dennis from the old movie MASK. At the time it devastated me but now it makes me laugh because come on. I always think all that tormenting I had growing up in junior high and high school made me strong and who I am today. So to all you kids out there getting picked on daily just remember you will have your day sooner than you think.
We took a tour of the new River Lofts that are being built on the river right up the street. It is in an old brick building right on the river and they have it completely gutted right now. It is going to be the coolest thing when it is done I cannot wait. Scott Kindness was the developer I met last night and he gave us the grand tour. He was a great guy who deserves a huge round of applause for investing in our community like he has. We are very fortunate he saw the potential here. I wish I had a bit more money so I could live there!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
How cool is this?
So this is Tama and Natalee Ihde. They are from Green Bay and Tama's daughter Carli is a contestant in a very cool local talent contest here in Manitowoc...Lakeshore's Rising Stars. It's kinda like American Idol but here. It is a fun and very exciting thing that happens here in our town! Tama came into the store over the weekend and asked if she could come chalk a master painting on the sidewalk and I said of course! Look at this!!! Hopefully the paper comes and takes pictures I did call them. It's making me think this could be a cool thing to do on a regular basis! So thanks Tama and Natalee for chalkin up my sidewalk and good luck Carli!!!!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
I found this very cool mixing bowl thrifting. I love the little red rooster on both sides. I'm selling it for a measly $8 at Persimmons right now. That's one thing I don't know if I ever mentioned on my blog. I love to thrift shop and then pass the deals onto others. For me it's the thrill of the hunt more than making the big bucks. I get really excited to find these little usable treasures and know that someone will make popcorn and put it in this bowl and it isn't just thrown in the trash in some landfill. It is such a fun way to recycle. Most of the vintage stuff I sell in here is the $10 or less range. So if you are close and like old cheap stuff come and visit!
Monday, June 25, 2007
I found this on the sidewalk this morning. It has been on the telephone pole for some time now but someone finally tore it down. I cracked up every single time I walked by it so decided I am keeping it. I hope the banana was found seeing as it was a very loved family heirloom.
I did score some good stuff this am at St Vinnies. I got a scrabble game which is always a good thing. I also got an old lady type cart to carry junk in when I walk. You know what I'm talking about the cart you pull along with wheels. I love it.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
The girls and I had so much fun last night. We had a fantastic dinner at the Element bistro in Two Rivers. Of course the 2 cosmos I had before dinner were pretty darned tasty also. I had a really yummy pecan chicken dish by the suggestion of our very friendly server Brian. I talked with the owner Jason a little and he had some fantastic ideas for Sputnikfest. We are going to have a blast with that kooky festival.
We started our day at the farmers market. Molly and I had a delish eggroll for breakfast and watched the bridge go up for a tugboat. There were strawberries but the line was too long so we passed. I am looking forward to the next few weeks for all kinds of fresh fruits and veggies. We really have a great market here! I am pretty darn lucky to only live a few blocks from it!
Today was another fantastic day at the shop. I met so many people visiting from other places this weekend. Just a few places they came from are Salem WI, Texas, Watertown WI,a few from Chicago, Louisville, and Green Bay. To think I have heard some of the haters say we don't get tourist traffic here! Silly silly sillies.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
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Sunday, June 10, 2007
We had fun at the Garden Fair. I saw lots of familiar faces and enjoyed visits with a few old and new friends. We got a few hostas and a very cool wire dress form for the garden. I hung the hose on her and call her the hose ho. Glenn just rolls his eyes at me. I just love community events. I actually was accused of being an annoying cheerleader on the local papers forum (that is full of people who hate living here), that is funny and it made me think about how much I used to think cheerleaders were annoying. Well if loving where I live and trying to spread the love means being annoying YOU RAH RAH
annoying I am!
Friday, June 8, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
So I just made this and I love it so much I had to post it! I made this background a long time ago and it was from an old Workbasket. Believe it or not back in the 1950's women raised earthworms for cash! I got a few old books yesterday and this little girl was holding a cute and cuddly doll. I accidentally set her on this card and the idea to put a worm in her arm came to me. I love it! I am not sure if I will be able to part with it so I will just keep it for a bit.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Such fantastic pictures for ATC's and other collage stuff! There is a sad side to this story however...Salvation Army is closing. They did a study and found that the organization could use the money needed to run the store in better ways. I will miss it. At least I still have St Vinnie's on the block.