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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Branching Out

Hello Everyone!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  I'm a little slow putting out my weekend update but I've been busy sewing and having company. (More about that later).  Anyway, here is a little of what we did this weekend.  Around our area, there are many towns that have a City Wide Garage Sale twice a year; spring and fall.  This last weekend was the start of those sales.  Friday night my hubby asked if I wanted to go.  What was I to say but "Of course!"  He was on a search for fishing gear and I was on a search for well, just about anything.  I hopped on Craigslist to see if I could spot any with the fishing gear so we could start there.  Unfortunately, there weren't very many listed for the town with the city wide.  However, I did spot a few in our own town.  We went there first and then hit the city wide .  The city wide turned out to be pretty much a dud.  We did do pretty well in our own town.  I don't have pics of everything that we bought.  I found a few things for resale, a birthday present, a couple things for the kids, and some things for me.  Oh yes, my hubby did get his fishing gear; for a great price, too!  One of the things I got was this great wood box/planter for $0.50.

The other thing for me needs a little background.  I am pretty boring, conservative, etc. when it comes to shoes and purses.  I love color but in my shoes and purses, I tend to go for black or brown.  Those two colors just go with about anything.  Now I might step out in some white sandals or even some hot pink flip flops come summer time but usually I'm a Plain Jane. (Pun intended) I decided I wanted to branch out a little.  I needed some spring flair.  So, I bought this for $1.00. (It's even leather.)
I added the scarf and flower to give it a more "springish" look.  I was real excited about my new purse.  The hubby wasn't too impressed with the green.  He knows I love green and he endures it.  He did tell me that it was not something he would have picked out for me if he had been shopping for a purse.  He would have picked out a nice soft BROWN leather purse.  I guess he knows me well.  For now, I'm going to enjoy sporting my new "flashy" purse around town!

We did do some work around the house this weekend as well.  We have been wanting some outdoor furniture but wanted to build it ourselves.  Well, my hubby and son got the first chair made.  I'll show you a picture but remember, I haven't had a chance to do my paint magic to it yet.  
We are hoping to make at least one more chair and a table to match.  Then he wants to build a picnic table.  I of course want a few other things but that will all be over time, a long time.  
I recovered a chair for my daughter but I'm not going to show you yet because I'm waiting for the crazy wind to die down so I can paint the wood part.  The cushion turned out really cute.  Hopefully, I will be able to work on it and my outdoor chair this weekend.  So until next time...

Have a blessed day,

maggie jane

1 comment:

  1. Great Finds and I love the chair hubby built! Thanks for linking up to the My Dear Trash Earth Day Party!