Saturday, September 20, 2014

This & That

Can't believe it's been two weeks since I last posted! Life sure gets busy when the school year begins. Nothing too exciting going on around here right now, but I thought I would share a few things I have bought/received recently. First up are a few crafty things I found at Tuesday Morning a few weeks ago. They have such awesome prices and nice, quality items. I bought a paper cutter...I needed a new one for home. I also bought a tool to use for torn paper edges. I have been wanting one of those.

I couldn't pass up this cute little number 4, since it's my favorite number. I can easily repaint it! And I just fell in love with these cute buttons!

Last weekend, my friend Jeana and I went out to dinner and did a little shopping and I was thrilled to find a small mercury glass lamp. I have been looking for one for weeks for my living room. This one was perfect in every way! I found it at TJ Maxx.

Here it is on the black cabinet in my living!

I also found a galvanized "H" at Michael's. I have a hard time finding the letter "H". It must be one of the more popular beginning letters for last names. 

Joey and I went to a yard sale and I only purchased one item...and it was just $1! I love this large metal plate rack...but I won't be using it for plates! Stay tuned.....

After school let out one day, I was walking my kiddos up to the parent pick-up area and one of my moms met me with this little beauty! She made it just for me! I never receive a handmade gift and never out of the blue like that. I was so tickled! Her little boy, my student, picked out the colors himself. This couldn't have been more perfect for me if I had ordered it custom made. So sweet...:)

It holds three pint sized painted mason jars. I can't wait to put some fresh flowers in it!

I also finished my book.....and it didn't disappoint. It was a little different for this author, but after I read the end, I totally understood why. I highly recommend him, but I would start with his older novels first.

I know it's not much, but that's it for today! I did finally receive a little something I ordered for my new vehicle and I hope to share just a few photos of it tomorrow. I am loving it! For now though, I am off to lay back down. My allergies hit me full force yesterday and have just about done me in. I haven't done much other that lay around today and it's almost 7 p.m.! I am hoping and praying I feel better before Monday morning though because I really am not ready to leave my little kinders in the care of a substitute yet. Have a blessed weekend all.....until next time.....


  1. Gosh we must all be so busy right now! I love the H and the new lamp!! Things are looking good at your house. Hope you feel better soon. I've been sick but I'm finally feeling much better !

  2. Such wonderful items, and I would totally not repaint the 4. Love the pink! Hope you feel better soon...

  3. Love your new finds Vicky! I'm not sure if I will ever shop again now that I've come to accept that I have too much stuff! lol! Hope you are feeling better soon. I think the move made me physically sick because I've been nauseated and have a headache today.


  4. Hi Vicky, this jusr seems to be a busy time for all of us. Love your new lamp, perfect! How sweet your gift is, must be a thoughtful Mom. :)

  5. Hi Vicky, I love what you shared and what a lovely handmade gift your students mom! Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your week too.

  6. Good Afternoon, Vicky!

    I love all your odds and ends you have here. All your deals are wonderful and I can't wait to see what you do to that metal plate hanger. What a sweet and precious gift you received from one of your students. How nice! I love the thought and colors of it. I've seen the painted mason jar thing on a few other sites and I just love the idea of it!

    I hope you have a wonderful week!


  7. I missed this post on the blog reader - I was at a family reunion this weekend. Love your finds. You must tell me about a torn paper cutter. That is one of the best teacher gifts I have seen. And in your colors too.

  8. Okay, the wood box with jars is just the cutest thing ever! I love it and the jars are your color which goes to show your students take note :)

    Hugs to you, my friend!

  9. What great finds. Love the mercury glass lamp, and that plate rack. That gift is so sweet.

  10. Great finds, Vicky! I love the mercury glass lamp - I adore mercury glass! :) hope you are feeling better; I don't know what's in the air but it's bad.

  11. Everybody needs a paper cutter. My sister bought me one for my birthday last year and I think it has been my most used crafting tool I have. Love all your great finds and what a special gift you received!! Very thoughtful. I am very curious as to what you are going to do with that plate rack!


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