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Friday, February 11, 2011

My First Award!!

I've been noticing alot lately on other blogs, people receiving different types of "awards" and I have to admit I wondered if I would ever get one. Well, guess what?
I got my first award! A big thanks goes to Melanie @ You Made That?


Here are the rules:

1. You have to thank the person who awarded you & Link them back in your post. Let the "giver" know you accept the award.

2. Tell everyone 7 random facts about yourself.

3. Pass the award on to 15 new found bloggers and link their blogs to your post.

4. Contact each blogger and let them know you've passed the award on to them.

Here are my 7 random facts:

1. I was a dancer for 12 years & still miss it terribly!

2. I am petrified of spiders!

3. I've had the same best friend, Carrie for 18 years!

4. I have 4 children & would have 2 more if we could afford it!

5. I am obsessed with photography/camera's & trying to get my own little business started!

6. One of my dreams is to visit Ireland someday.

7. I am absolutely hooked on the soap opera General Hospital! I have been watching it since I was 16.

Here are the blogs I am giving this award to:

Art @ Home


Monday, February 7, 2011

My Thrift Store Finds....

I went to our local Goodwill store this morning. My intentions were to maybe find something to put here beneath my chalkboard in my kitchen. I feel it's too open & needs a little something. I had no luck finding anything for the space but I did find some other cool things.
These are the first things I found. They are those message boards for hanging pics or whatever. I was so excited! I love these things & they were only $1.30 each. They are in perfect condition too! I'm going to put them in the basement which we will be turning into a kids/family room soon. Whatever artwork they bring home from school/do @ home I will tack up on these to display.

Next I found these cute little wicker chairs for $2.80 each. I bought them for LuLu to use with her American Girls dolls. She loved them when she saw them! I'm going to spray paint them white. I'll show before & after pics once I do it. Aren't they the cutest?

I then found this. I believe it is supposed to be a CD rack. But I loved the look of it & it was only $1.30 so I bought it. I figured I could use it for something. I've thought of maybe as a toilet paper holder? I also tried putting some hand towels in it but didn't really like how it looked. Please if you have any ideas on what I could use this for I would love to hear them!!!
I love when I find awesome deals! And it only cost $10 bucks!! I may have to try going to the Salvation Army tomorrow; maybe I'll have some more luck!