I won a Giveaway!
Well, kinda! Only 2 of us entered! It was over at Mr. Goodwill Hunting I love that name for a blog- so cute! Anyway, he was giving away 11 cobalt blue plates. In order to win, we had to send him a picture of a Tablescape that we wanted to use the cobalt ones with so I entered:
Then Mr. GWH posted them on his blog to have his readers vote. Well, there weren't many voters (I actually didn't win by popular vote :~( but we both had told Mr. GWH that we would share if we won, so he ended up splitting them! Cool, huh? I don't need 11- I only do my Tablescapes for fun and my own enjoyment and I get a kick out of Between Naps on the Porch's Tablescape Thursday. So, I need 4, that is all. I have entered a lot of Giveaways, but this is the first one I have won. Maybe if I get up to 100 followers, I will have a giveaway too! Fun!
Half price thrifting
This really good thrift store by me has a half price sale every Tuesday from 4-7. My sister and I met up there at 4 this week - I hadn't been able to go before due to work schedule(note to self, next time go at 3:15)and the place was packed- people were wheeling around carts that were stacked and overflowing! The line we waited in was crazy long. I bought some candles,a big huge canvas bag for groceries (I was using reusable bags before it was cool- hate the plastic, so I buy them when I can find them cheap)and honestly right now I can't remember what else I bought! I didn't buy but a few things, but I did good, and I will go back!
Good deals at a church rummage sale
I was passing by a church rummage sale and the sign said 9-1, guess what? It was 5 minutes to 1! I stopped and of course they were starting to pack up. I was kinda glad as I figured there might be a deal or two to be had. I bought 6 dinner cloth napkins (in blue- hoping to use them with my new cobalt plates), a table runner, a notebook, a bag of candles, a pair of sheers for my living room window and 2 end tables (originally priced at $10 each)- total cost $8! Not a bad dealio! So I went home, and cleaned out the 2 cabinets that I was using for end tables, what a mess, but it looks so much better. You never know what you can find.
I am lucky enough to live in the beautiful Sunshine State, having all my kids close by and also some beautiful tourist attractions within a very short drive. Combined all three today- well not so much the Sunshine part- but we all went to Busch Gardens- it was a little overcast, but with the nice breeze it was the perfect weather! We had a great time! We got home about 20 minutes before the torrential downpour that we have been having for several hours now. The fun will continue- for Mothers Day (the day after actually) we are all going to Disney World (they have these great Florida Resident deals right now!) It will be great!