Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Good Morning Everyone!!

It's finally September! It's a time for Apple Cinnamon scented home sprays (I picked up one from Glade for .99cents), it's time to pull out the fabric pumpkins and change out the candles! I looooove Fall! My absolute favorite time of year! Yet today Mother Nature is insisting to delay it's arrival with highs in the 90's! Ahhhh when will she allow for crisp scented air to waffle in through open windows when we sleep, the beautiful changing of the leaves, pumpkin spice flavored coffee, walking the pup without sweating in places that just isn't natural. ;-)

I'm just happy to know it's closer than it was before!  I wanted to share with you some pictures I've taken of changes I've made but my computer isn't recognizing my memory card. Not sure what's up there but I'll work on it and post as soon as I can.

 I noticed some of you have great headers on your blog, HOME, CONTACT ME, etc....Can anyone tell me how to do this? I can't figure this one out!

Wishing you all a great first day of Fall!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Favorite kind of weekend....thrifty

It's no secret that I love to thrift. I love the challenge of the hunt. Finding something among tables of things people no longer need or want. It's an exhilarating feeling when you find something you LOVE at next to nothing!

Last weekend a girlfriend and I got up way early and headed out to the monthly first Saturday Flea Market. We got there before 8am and were dissapointed to find that some vendors had pulled out due to the ridiculous heat waves we've been having. The market was closed and a lot of tables were bare. But we still had a great time and managed to walk away with some treasures!

Take a look at this lamp. I had it in my hand. There was a $5 sticker on it, which I was willing to pay. Until the vendor told me to make an offer, I said $3, he said $4, I said sold!

It's true beauty is when it's turned on.

My Mother in Law had one and I fell in love with it. So I knew it's beauty. It now sits in my front all as you come in.

I picked up this little hand made sign. The sticker said $1.50, but the lady told me to give her just $1.00.

This weekend we headed to one of my favorite stores of all time! The Christmas Tree Shoppes! They are building one right down the road from where I live...HEAVEN! I picked up little individual loaf pans. They were only 0.89 cents each!

So I picked up 3!

Now, I passed this little guy up once before, only because I lake cupboard space. But I saw him again and had to have him. Especially because a cute little rooster sits atop it. For $2.99 I quickly scooped him up!

He matches the cute little dog biscuit jar I picked up last time I was there, also for $2.99

I finally found a soap pump container that I love! It too, was $2.99 and fits perfectly with my kitchen.

I got this as a gift and love it! It was $1.99!

I hope you had a great weekend too!

Friday, August 6, 2010

I'm late, I'm late!!

My commute to work is honestly, a block. So you'd think I'd get there early right? Umm, yah, about that. I get up well in advance, take the pup out and give myself enough time to wake up. So where does all my time go? In the washroom getting ready. Now, you've seen some pics of me going to work, I'm not that dolled up, I don't know enough about makeup to use that time to be extravagant. So, how is it that when I walk out of the washroom, I'm running late?!

It's a huge, I finally decided to get a clock for the room. But, I didn't feel like spending any money on it. So, I shopped the house. I had this sweet little clock above the cabinets in my kitchen, you can see it here.

I grabbed a chair, took her down and put her on the existing shelf in the washroom. She fit in perfectly!

I have some other "orange" touches in the washroom so I think it fits in well.

A couple of dollar store candles sit in my essential caddy on the counter.

I am so pleased! And it was totally free!! LOVE that!

~ Marcia

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What I wore Wednesday

I'm linking up to the Pleated Poppy again this week.

So here's another peek inside my messy closet. (I swear it's not that bad, it looks worse in pictures...that's possible, right?)

Work Week:
Peasant Top - $12.00 BCF
Pencil Skirt - Eons ago ?? (to be honest it was in my Goodwill donation pile...Glad I pulled that bad boy back)
Sandals - Free from my JCPenney Christmas Gift Card

Work week - at home after work.
Peasant Top - Special off season at Walmart $5
Shorts - Dots $10.00
Sandals -Payless special $8

Work Week:
Vneck tee -Eons ago! (I swear I don't throw clothing out until it frays in my hands)
Pink cardie - Stiches (Canadian store) - I'm guessing about $12.00
Jeans - Walmart $19.99
Shoes - Target $24.99 (LOVE)
Heart Necklace - Gift, Free! (but it was bought for .50cents at a yard sale)

Thanks for stopping by! I really should tackle that closet....

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Swirling while standing still

Are you at all like me, do you get up in the morning and go to work, being happy to have a job but feeling like life is passing you by? This is where I am lately. I am forever grateful to have a job that pays the bills but it's stagnant. It's dull, it's just there.

So I have decided to write a Life's Plan. Star in my own story, and decide where it is I'd love to be, besides in the office at 7am. It's a lot harder than it seems. I truly believe I have A.D.D. Seriously. No joke. My mind wanders constantly. I'm like that animated dog that can talk, and is in conversation until he sees a squirrel. Yup, that's me. Even when I say prayers, I find my mind wandering and I have to literally calm it before I can refocus. Not good. I believe HE is keeping tabs.

It's just that, I tend to get bored easily. So the thought of doing something for the rest of my days, scares me. Instead of tackling it, I just go with the flow....Well no more Missy! The ride on the lazy river is over! I'm pulling up my water socks (see how I did that, water socks, flows with the river ride...:) and heading in a new direction! What direction is that? I have no idea. I guess I should start with what it is I like. Like reading your blogs. Writing. Crafting. Thrifting. Laughing....Anybody with any ideas, just jump in...feel free. No seriously, I'd love to hear your ideas and how you're staring in your own story.

Are you doing what you love? How'd you get there? Do you have any tips? Pointers? Suggestions?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

What I wore Wednesday

I'm linking up to the Pleated Poppy's what I wore Wednesday party! I hope I'm not too late!!

Monday - Blouse - Walmart off season $5
- Boyfriend Jeans - Goodwill $7
- Sandals - Payless special $ 8
- Bracelet - Vanity $5

Tuesday - Tshirt - Bought Eons ago $ 5
- Shoes - Payless $ 7
- Jeans - Vanity $4.99
- Necklace - $3.99
- Flower Pin - Free! (See it here)

Wednesday - Blouse - My sister's closest - Free!
- Jeans - BCF - $12
- JCPenny Gift Card - Free! (sorry for the blurry picture)
- Silver bangle - My grandmas - Free!

I hope you enjoyed peeking into my closet. (I swear, it's really not that messy! I'll show you more of it later).

Thanks to Pleated Poppy! That was really fun.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I feel the need to explain my decision. I have spent many a post about my baby Roscoe. He was a stray abandoned in an apartment when I first adopted him. I got him at 3 months of age and he brought me happiness, unconditional love and comfort.

From day one he would pee outside his box. Vet after vet couldn't find the issue. He was attracted to carpeting, so I removed all carpeting from my home. When I moved I made sure the apartment didn't have any carpeting. When carpeting wasn't available, he'd pee on my bed. Back from the vet with no explanation, I started living with my bedroom door closed. Roscoe brought his own set of issues, but he was a sweet soul and I adored my baby Roscoe. He brought me up through the deepest depths of sorrow.

In this new apartment, however, there is carpeting, and no chance of removing it. He peed constantly, I cleaned, he resoiled, I cleaned, he'd get infections from the chemicals I used to clean the carpeting. He was on antibiotics for a month at a time. Our very patient vet suggested we kennel him in our only bathroom in a dog cage for one month, letting him out only when we could supervise him. He was in the bathroom all alone all day long, and all night long for one month. This was in hopes of retraining him to use his litter box. He was also getting shots of ketofen.

Sadly, nothing worked. We found out that he had circulatory and heart problems that I hadn't known of. Why am I telling you all this? Because I shared a lot of my worries about his urine issues throughout this blog, because I don't want his little life to have been done in vain, and because I don't want you to think I made this decision lightly. It was a very hard day and a very sad one.

I don't believe animals are disposable. Neither does my hubby. We did this with very heavy hearts and we still miss him. He was family for 11 years and will always be.

I just wanted to share this with you.