Later in the day I did happen to stumble (funny how that happens) on a cute pink painted armoire/wardrobe on craigslist in Oregon City and as luck would have it, I was the first who come come take a look at it. It has a few minor problems, but overall very cute and the price was good.
In my mind I am already sanding it quite a bit for a more distressed look and changing out the extra large porcelain rose knobs for some sparkly glass ones from my stash. As I was driving out of Oregon City I noticed lots of garage sale signs. Turns out there was a community garage sale going on in an older part of town (lots of neat historic houses making me drool) so I parked the car. At the first sale I went to I found a very neat old mirror frame, older dresser mirror and painted chippy mug holder. Next sale I got a cute wood/caned vanity bench and rustic little table with a terrible paint job. The next sale I went to had lots of cool antiques, but prices were pretty high. I got a cute old and dirty little wood medicine cabinet with its original glass shelves still intact. Went to a few more sales, but didn't find anything else. Was thrilled with my purchases though.
Yesterday morning I picked up Isabel and we hit the Aurora Antique Faire. I was very good and didn't buy a lot. Just a old mirror for myself, two cute pink corner shelves, a cute metal vanity stool (I have the perfect pc of vintage fabric picked out for this one) and two little silver candle holders.
My lovely 14 year old just left for camp this morning so I told her I wanted to get a "off to camp" picture. "Oh Mom!" she says.
She will be gone all week and I will miss her, but at least I'll get to use the computer a little more. I can't believe that my baby girl will be starting high school in just a few weeks. We were at Target yesterday and it was packed with people buying back to school supplies. Oops! I forgot my list. Anyway, it is still too early to be thinking about school as far as I'm concerned. We'll just do like we always do and scramble around at the last minute trying to find everything.
Timi, my new BFF I met at Farm Chicks, tagged me a couple weeks ago to do a mid week Meme. (I still don't know what "meme" means) This one is where I'm suppose to tell four things about myself that you should know in the unlikely event you invite me over for dinner. My response is, "just 4?" Okay, here goes and I'm sorry Timi if some of these things looked like I took them from you, but there is a reason we are BFF's you know!
1. I am a sort of picky eater. I don't like tomatoes, (unless they are sundried or in spaghetti sauce or ketchup) mushrooms, peppers, olives, brussel sprouts and I'm sure a few other things I can't think of right now. You don't have to cook anything special for me, but don't be offended if there is a little pile of picked out things I don't like on my plate.
2. I am not really much of a wine drinker or beer drinker for that matter. Just give me the hard stuff mixed in with something sweet (ie strawberry daiquiri, amaretto sour, baileys Irish cream on the rock, you get the idea).
3. I love to hear your stories and am not afraid or too shy to ask questions. Okay, let's face it. I am a nosey person. I have to know the whole story and if I don't get enough details, I'll probably ask more questions to find out. It drives me crazy not knowing the whole story. That said, I love to tell my stories too (especially after some of the above mentioned cocktails) and I might even interrupt your story to tell you mine. This isn't because I'm trying to be rude, only that your story reminds me about my story and if I don't tell it right away, I'm likely to forget it.
4. If you ask me to dinner, I will always ask what I can bring along and as I am the self proclaimed "queen of the side dish" I will probably bring along some kind of salad, beans, or casserole of some sort. I also really like to bring some kind of yummy hot dip as I love hot dip and I never make it unless I have or am going to a party.
So that's it. I'm sure I could go on with more things, but that gives you a good idea. Speaking of hot dip. I will share with you a recipe I love to make. I call it Theresa's Dip, because my step sister Theresa made it years ago at a family party and I loved it so much I made her give me the recipe.
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1 c. grated cheddar cheese
1 1/2 c. sour cream
dash of Tabasco
1 small can chopped green chilis (I use mild)
6 oz. chopped cooked ham
1/2 c. chopped green onion (tops and bottoms)
Mix all together and back in a casserole dish for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. Serve hot with tortilla chips. Enjoy!
Well, that's it for now. Just waiting for my honey to come home from a five day fishing trip this morning. Can't wait to see him. He had a very successful trip and had a lot of fun too. I already gave him a heads up about the new (old) furniture currently gracing the front porch and he's in such a good mood that he said he doesn't even care about it! Woo Hoo!
*Blogger is once again driving me crazy. Before it was adding spaces now it's taking them away. I can't win!