Friday, March 18, 2016

A Simple Spring Break

Is it really Friday night already? This week sure did fly by! I had a simple but wonderful spring break. I had lots of down time to rest and do nothing but I also had a little fun and did some more cleaning out and reorganizing too. I have just been in the mood to clean, sort, purge, and reorganize this year. I have always been organized, but this year I have been getting rid of a lot more stuff than I normally do. I cleaned out my bathroom closet and vanity today and got rid of a bunch of junk! It amazes me that I still had bottles of nail polish that haven't been opened in over 10 years! What was I thinking? LOL! Anywho, let me share a few pictures from my week. 

On Tuesday, I had to run to the grocery store to pick up a few things since I hadn't left the house in 3 days! While I was out and about, I ran into one of my favorite thrift stores. You know I have been trying to stay out of thrift stores most of the time, but I still enjoy going every now and then and looking for things that I actually need or will use. This trip was a good one. I didn't find much, but I did pick up a few kitchen utensils for a steal! The pastry wheel, melon baller, and knives were around $0.50 each and the silver spoons were $0.29 each. They went in my craft room stash. The adorable little pinwheel gift tags were new in the package for $0.29. The glass jar was $0.99. I was so excited to find this jar. Let me show you why.


It's a mini version of a jar (actually two) that I have had for about 25 years. One of them holds marbles and this one holds our loose change. I put the small one beside it and separated the silver coins from the pennies. When they get full, we will cash them in. I just love this cute little jar!


I also picked up a like new pair of pants for work for $3.99. When I was paying the cashier told me clothes were buy one get one free that day, so I went back and picked up the top I had debated on getting .


It's really pretty and will also be good for work.


On my way home I had to run by Mama's house and drop off a can of peas I had picked up for her. She showed me this little cutie. Do you know what it is? If you guessed pineapple, you are correct. It is a baby...their first one!


I also looked at her lilies. They are sprouting out and will be gorgeous soon! Look at the size of those bulbs!


On Wednesday, I picked up a couple work friends and we met another work friend in Cedar Key. We spent a couple hours on the little beach and watched the pelicans, seagulls, a crab and dolphins. I enjoyed watching my co-workers' kids playing on the beach too. It was overcast but they had a blast anyway. It was a nice, relaxing day.



We saw a seagull with just one foot. Poor thing...but he didn't seem phased by it!


After we left the beach, we had lunch. One of my co-workers and I shared some crab stuffed mushrooms. Yum!


I ordered shrimp tacos and sweet potato fries. Talk about delicious! 


We walked a bit and checked out a couple shops and then rode around town before heading home. I snapped a quick picture of their school. I love the stained glass shark window above the doors. Cedar Key is a lovely little town and one I love to visit from time to time. 


Thursday I stayed home during the day and then went to watch my nephew's lacrosse game that evening. Friday I stayed home during the day again and hung out with the pupsters! I love how they both go to the top step and scope things out before going down. So funny! They do this almost every time they go out. They are quite fond of each other now and Rooster is like Sadie's little shadow.  

Friday evening, the hubby and I went to buy groceries and pick up a few things we needed. 
 When we got home, I put everything away and sat down to write this post. Nothing overly exciting about my week but it was just what I needed. Tomorrow I have a baby shower and then I'm going to my classroom to do a few things to prepare for next week. It promises to be a busy one with parent conferences, lunch duty, and an Easter party on Friday! The more I can get done ahead of time, the smoother the week will go. I hope you all had a delightful week and may your weekend be just what you want it to be.

Until next time.....

19 comments:

  1. Cedar Key sounds familiar. I wonder if we were close when we were in Venice. Gonna check ;).

    The spoons look well worn in a good way. They would make good props for food shots. Lol

    Glad your week was relaxing. We all need that from time to time. We are leaving Florida today, after 3 months here. Time goes so fast!

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  2. Cedar Key sounds familiar. I wonder if we were close when we were in Venice. Gonna check ;).

    The spoons look well worn in a good way. They would make good props for food shots. Lol

    Glad your week was relaxing. We all need that from time to time. We are leaving Florida today, after 3 months here. Time goes so fast!

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  3. Sounds like a great week! Glad you got some rest and relaxation. I've been staying away from thrift stores too but finally broke down and went on Monday. I didn't find what I was looking for (of course not...seems like when I think of a project and start looking for something specific then I can't find it!). Bought a couple of small things. That is a pretty blouse you found!
    Glad Sadie has finally accepted Rooster. She will enjoy having a companion.
    Happy weekend, my friend!

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  4. Sounds like a wonderful week. Sometimes the best times are just simply home and friends.
    hugs
    Linda

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  5. Love your thrifty finds and it sounds like you had the perfect week. Our spring break isn't until the first full week of April. I would love for you to share your post at the Vintage Charm party http://www.bluewillowhouse.com/2016/03/17/vintage-charm-22/. sb

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  6. I always felt like I needed a vacation after running around during spring break. It sounds like your break was quite busy.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Sadie and Rooster are so cute scoping out their yard. I am glad you had such a relaxing time for your spring break. You can never take the thrift out of a girl!

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  8. I love a week like that! I think I recently read a really good book that took place in Cedar Key. If I can find out for sure, I'll let you know. Such cute doggy friends! Love those bulbs soon to be beautiful lilies. :)

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  9. This was a real enjoyment to read, Vicky. I loved hearing about your day at the beach with your friends, and those sweet potato fries...YUM in deed!
    That little pineapple is darling!!
    I say this all the time, but you my dear find the greatest treasures and at such an incredible price. You amaze me.
    Your little kiddos must adore you!
    Have a terrific week, my friend.

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  10. Sounds like you had a pretty good week Vicky. Thanks for sharing the pineapple plant picture. That is so cool that your Mom has one WOW!! I finally got to the thrift store last week and found some Pyrex cups. Always on the lookout for them. Love the shirt you found. The colors are gorgeous. Hope you have a fun Easter party with the kids! Cheers.

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  11. Sounds like a wonderful week to me! Its nice to have some down time, isn't it? We are taking the week off this week and I'm hoping to rest and do a few fun things with my boys. Its going to be warm today and tomorrow, so we best get outside! Just gotta love this Spring weather.
    Enjoy your week! Hugs, Amy

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  12. Looks like a fun spring break to me! Also, have you been working on your blog format? Is that new or have I just missed it? It looks really nice.

    Tania

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  13. I love tagging along on your adventures. The beach is one of my most favorite places to visit, but rarely do. We live a good 4 or 5 hours away. Do you visit the Gulf side or the Atlantic side? I don't know if I ever told you, but when I was a kid we lived in Largo for a while (close to St. Petersburg, not the Key). I love that your Mom is growing her own pineapple, that is so cool :)
    Happy Easter!
    Connie :)

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  14. Sounds like you had a very full week. The beach and the shrimp tacos-both look great! I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

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  15. Hello Vicky, shopping, the beach and food sound great to me! Hope you have a nice and Happy Easter!
    Hugs Julie

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  16. Sounds like a great week Vicky! I know it was good to have some time off. Nice photos and those tacos look amazing!!! I still haven't tried fish or shrimp tacos yet. I hope your week at school goes smoothly :)

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  17. Sounds like a great week Vicky! I know it was good to have some time off. Nice photos and those tacos look amazing!!! I still haven't tried fish or shrimp tacos yet. I hope your week at school goes smoothly :)

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  18. Hi Vicky,
    Your Spring break looked amazing! It's so nice to take a little break and do some things for yourself...even if staying out of the thrift store didn't happen, lol! You found some great things and I love the top - so pretty!
    I love fish tacos - they look so good!
    Hugs, Kimberley

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  19. I love all the neat finds you picked up. I think the pineapple is great! I can imagine the possibilities are endless down there. Be Blessed!

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