If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

recent doings.....

I have not seemed to have found much time to blog this week, so I will just combine several things I've been doing into one post.
There were not many yard sales this past weekend with it being so close to the 4th of the July. Instead, we shopped at our local antique mall and we had fun walking through it.
I bought 3 things, and they were almost yard sale prices anyway.
a painted tray, and 2 Pyrex dishes. $12 for all.
I've been using a few of the Pyrex refrigerator dishes and really like them for storing leftovers. The other baking dish is about 4 x 8, I used it last night to bake 1/2 a recipe of cornbread. And tonight, I baked 1/2 of a small yellow cake. Both times, I used the toaster oven to save on electricity and to not heat up the kitchen too much. Nina has been doing lots of sprucing up around her home while she was on maternity leave. She had these pillows but either they did not match the rooms she was using them in or she just did not like them.
She found some fabric she did like at Hobby Lobby, I made new covers and reused the stuffing from some of the old pillows.
They look pretty on my blue bed but they have gone to Nina's. I am sure they look pretty wherever she put them too.
Family Dollar had a $5 off $25 purchase coupon in last weeks sale paper. I used it to stock up on our favorite toilet paper - Charmin Basic - it is soft enough and strong enough without going overboard on either quality.

Jimmy helped me can more jalapenos last night, 18 jars more! He was a huge help as he did all the pepper slicing. Some of the peppers are from my garden and some are from my brother.

12 comments:

  1. Those Jalepenos look delicious! I love them, eat more of them than I should...even with pop corn! Great buy on the toilet paper. I found a couple of sales last week where they were on sale for $4.99 for 24 pack and the register kicked out two Catalina Coupons for $1.50 off the brand. I went back and bought two more, same thing happened. So I purchased four more in another transaction only paying $3.50 for our favorite toilet paper. I know these people thought I was crazy, but I try to keep this item stocked up!

    Pillows are gorgeous! I started to donate some pillows and decided to hold on to them for a project down the road. Your make over totally inspired me!

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  2. I really love that Pyrex dish and it seems like you are already getting a lot of use out of it.

    I will have to try the Charmin Basic. I've been experimenting with different brands lately.

    Love the pillows too! I love it when something can be redone without throwing it away.

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  3. I really love that Pyrex dish and it seems like you are already getting a lot of use out of it.

    I will have to try the Charmin Basic. I've been experimenting with different brands lately.

    Love the pillows too! I love it when something can be redone without throwing it away.

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  4. I really love that Pyrex dish and it seems like you are already getting a lot of use out of it.

    I will have to try the Charmin Basic. I've been experimenting with different brands lately.

    Love the pillows too! I love it when something can be redone without throwing it away.

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  5. Hello Dear Friend,
    Looks like you have been busy like we have. 2 weeks and we move. Over the next 2 weeks I have to get busy packing. :)You got some great bargains. have a wonderful week end.
    Hugs.
    Elizabeth

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  6. What do you do with the jalapenos Rhonda? Do you use them as they are on sandwiches or do you have to do something else with them first?

    Those revamped pillows look fabulous! What great fabrics!

    Hugs from Holland ~
    Heidi

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  7. I would love to do my bedroom in those colors! So I love the pillows!

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  8. Love the pillows, your antique shop finds, everything!

    Great job on the canning too. There are a few items I would like to can this summer too.

    Hope you are having a nice week.

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  9. Enjoyed seeing about your projects and finds. :) Love the jalapenos!

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  10. Hi Rhonds,
    You've been a busy lady! I love the pretty tray and the pyrex dishes, especially the green one, great color. The pillows that you recovered look great, as do the canned jalapenos!
    Hugs, Cindy S

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  11. Love the tray and pyrex dishes. Just as pretty are the jalapenos that you canned. Jimmy really did help you out a lot if he sliced all the peppers! And, finally, those pillows are gorgeous! Nina is fortunate to have such a talented mama!

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  12. Super jealous of your tray and dishes... Smile...

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