Saturday, March 28, 2015


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
                                          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 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

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Still Frozen

The weather has been frigid, so much so that I wear or carry thermal long-johns pretty much everyday.

Frozen pipes are epidemic. It seems we haven't had this cold a winter in 20 years....

So I wake up, go to work, come home, fix supper, watch tv and go to bed...And start all over again the next day.

I don't feel like packing things or fixing things because Dan is in full plastering and sanding mode!

 The snow is starting to really pile up...We don't see the pingouins anymore!

 This is the pile of boxes of stuff to keep (so far)....

                                          Bob thinks a nap is the way to go....

                                         And so does Bandito!
                                          But who doesn't love a warm sleepy kitty when the weather is frightful?
                                          I can't wait to do some HEAVY thrifting!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

All Done

Well it is finally over!

Tomorrow we will drop off the balance of the Etsy shop's inventory. As much as I had fun with this little shop as much I am glad that it is over.

In the end the boxes were just suffocating. Too much stuff!

Funny what was my train of thought:

First it was: I will put the shop on haitus

Second: I will only keep the Xmas stuff


Of course I kept my favorite pieces....

Of course I may change my mind along the way....

We never know!

Be well in faith that everything will be all rigth

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Just so you know...

We took a decision on the bread in a can! We will keep it unopened and add it as decoration to the kitchen.

Can you believe the great Dan was unaware of that funky can? Shows he opens the pantry only once in a blue moon

Next time I see one in a grocery store I will get it and eat it with some baked beans!

No word yet on the shelf life...

Monday, February 9, 2015


When I was a little girl, my Dad would take me to Howard Johnson's restaurant for supper in December after Xmas shopping.

I would get the London Bridge (a hot dog from the kids menu ) and peppermint ice cream with chocolate chips.

I think my Dad ordered baked beans that came with a side order of brown round bread. You could buy the bread to take home and it came in a can.

Well on a road trip to the U.S. a looooooonnnnggg time ago I got a can of this wondrous bread. It might have 15 years ago....I don't know for sure.

There is a 1998 copyright on the can which that I couldn't have bought this before ....

The can is not dented. Now tell me would you open it?

I looked up the brand on line and was happy to find out it is manufacture in Portland Maine !
And while I was visiting their web site , I sent them an email for self life....
We will see

On a related subject my Dad told me he found some bouillon cubes in his pantry that were 15 years old...
It runs in the family!!!