Sunday, April 12, 2015

Major Progress

We had an amazing weekend!

We worked very very hard on the house. Since we rented a storage space last week, we had to start moving boxes! Loads of boxes! As an added bonus we had the use of a minivan.

Unfortunately the picture of the full minivan did not make it. But the picture of the storage space did!

                                          It is much bigger than the picture shows, but you can see 2 blowmolds!

                                          We moved more than 30 boxes today, an outdoor love seat and
                                           an antique bed frame.
                                           I am so tired I have problems getting around but I think that with a couple of
                                           liqui-gels I should be A-Okay!
                                           For supper I was really please with myself that I thought of cutting veggies
                                           before to add to the grilled chicken salad .

                                Here are some Pyrex bowls waiting to be packed.

                               I will be visiting Bath and Body works tomorrow at lunch and I am super excited!
                               I got a gift card @ Xmas!

                               Be well and sleep tight!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Packing and Displaying


Since we are painting the kitchen grey and white the existing
Pyrex had to go!

                                Of course I am thinking that I will miss my Pink Daisy Pyrex during the
                                transition. In theory pink and grey should work and does work but I wanted a
                                new color scheme and turquoise and white was it.
                                I will miss the Pink Daisy so much because I associate this pattern with my grandma
                                as I inherited her 045 casserole.
  
This will be the home of one of the new display.

It's not done yet so no pics!

Have a great night!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!!!

I wish you all a very Happy Easter! May you day be filled with joy, peace and of course food!

I also wished I had seasonal pictures to share with you ...It snowed here yesterday....and we are knee deep in painting the kitchen!

In between coats....we clean, purge and pack!

I made quite the discovery on Friday while cleaning a shelf in front....

                                         All these homemade liqueurs! Blackberry, orange, strawberry,
                                         coffee, red currant and xmas cordial!
                                         Of course it was my duty to taste them all to see if some had
                                         gone bad! I threw out 2 : the orange liqueur was soapy (EW)
                                          and the xmas cordial was lumpy! and the taste was off as well!
                                         
                                           I was looking for wrapping packing paper in Staples on Wednesday
                                           and saw my favorite Tassimo flavor! Pumpkin Spice Latte!
                                           And the price was just right too $4.99 a package instead of $12.99,
                                           So I grabbed 3 packs. DELICIOUS! Unfortunately, they are discontinued...
                                           I don't know what will happen in the Tassimo/Keuring battle....
                                           Tassimo makes a mean cappucino and a meaner latte but there are less
                                            varieties....
 
                                                    As mentionned before we are painting the kitchen.
                                                     here you can see the before color (green) and
                                                    Here is the new color; grey.
                                                    We felt that the green had turned and would turn prospective buyers
                                                     away....
                                                     I will share more pictures as this evolves.

                                                     Don't eat too much chocolate!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

50 cents

When I dropped off 2 boxes of goodies at Brockville's Sally Ann I found these delicious jiggers/shot glasses.

                                          They remind me of Fred Press items and they will be great in the new bar!

                                          Old drippy faucet....it took 2 hours to remove! OMG!
                                           All corroded under and screwed on way too tight!
                                           Surprise! I was the one who installed it!
                                          New non drippy faucet! LOVE!
                                          For me. drippy faucets are the same as holley socks....
                                          very poor looking....In Quebec I would say BS (bien etre social translated to wellfare) .....
                                          The cubbard doors are removed and in the basement waiting for some paint.

                                          But we do need to take a hint from the kitties....and take a nap once in a while!
                                           Take care!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

$2.99

We decided to have a R & R day. Yes you are right a Rest and Recreation day.

What it means for us is a drive to Ontario! And I had 2 boxes of stuff to give to Sally Ann.

But first we stopped at our neighborhood hardware store to get some supplies for tomorrow (reno day). We needed a tape gun to help us with the boxes.

We got one and 2 rolls of tape for $11.59 plus tax.

Our first stop in Cornwall, Ontario is always Value Village....I took great pictures.

                                                    If I still had my Etsy store , I would've picked this right up.




                                            As a cat lover I found this both cute and scary!!!


                                           You need t really LOVE bagels to have a bagel cradle in your
                                            house.
                                          This is RARE, so RARE! A complete chip n dip set!
                                          If it had been Pyrex, I think I would've had cardiac arrest...

                                         I nearly bought this deliciously tacky Florida bowl, but remembered
                                         Dan's instructions (don't bring anything home unless it is the Pyrex of
                                         your dreams/something really amazing!)

                                          Speaking of amazing....I left this bar set on the shelf because it
                                          was missing one piece on the right. We are planning to have a bar
                                          in the new place but we haven't really discussed the specifics.

                                          Speaking of bar...How about a round of booze roulette?
                                          new in original package?

                                          Seeing Pyrex , even Old Orchard bowls, makes me happy.

                                                    Now onto lamps....
                                                    The green one, I found pretty interesting but
                                                    it seemed like a homemade contraption....
                                                    As for Marie Antoinette, it is so far from my taste....

                                                    And last but not least.....

                                                    2 tape guns for $2.99 !!!
                                                    Guess I'll be bringing the other back for a refund...and I'll get the tape at the dollarstore!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Seen Around

Since the thrifting is non-existant.....

The nest best thing for me is Dollar Store shopping.....in Montreal the Dollar store chain is called Dollarama.

I saw these last Friday

                        Okay, this really freaked me out! Dollarama Weight Loss Centre! WTF???



                                             I didn't  check out the prices ; dollar stores here now carry items over a dollar...But I don't think I would buy raspberry ketones or green coffee beans from the dollar store.

                                             Look at that man's face and tell me he doesn't look like Wolowitz !!!

                                             so funny!

We are still working on the move but things are going slower than planned (and different too)
I say that as long as we do move related chores, then we are moving forward!

 We gave out one hutch, one bed and a dresser....So we need to redecorate around the missing pieces. Just as in the decorating shows we are shopping in our house and reporposind things left and right!

I hope you all had a fantastic week! And I am off to bed so I will be bright eyed and bushy tailed for work tomorrow!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Whatever goes

So tonight I just want to post but I have no game plan...

So I'll just write about my week. One sure sign that I am a survivor is that on February 28th was the fourth anniversary of my present employment! YAY for me!

On Wednesday I visited Target to see what their big close out sale was....In case you are living under a rock...Target Canada is closing ALL of its stores in the next month or so....I could have predicted that at least 6 months ago but I love Target and I hoped they would succeed in Canada but they didn't for assorted reasons...

I am sure that this HUGE FAILURE will make the textbooks for business students.

                           
                                        Sorry mannequins  looking lonely


                              At least the 20% off Easter candy was a good deal! The thing is they advertise 40% but the only things that was 40% off were DVDs....
Ok Target you are moving out, you are probably sore about this failure but you neer wanted to hear what consumers had to say.....So GOOD RIDDENS WE WILL BE SPENDING OUR MONEY AT WALMART!!!

And believe it or not it pained me to write that. Because I am not a fan of Walmart either but I have to give them props because  they have been in business in Canada for 20 years now and Target lasted not even 2.


I walked in front of my fave Portugal bakery....It has been closed for about 1 year....and for some strange reason they didn't bother to remove the cakes from the windows...




The cakes are looking crusty and the Barbie is looking lonely!

On the homefront the bathroom will be finished tomorrow.
We have been here 20 years and never painted the washer & dryer space!
This was long overdue!

And I have been packing boxes...Seems some Pyrex is going in storage!

I am a HUGE Leonard Nimoy fan and I just want to wish all of you:


Live Long and Prosper