Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Man, it felt like 1972 for a little while today...

Our internet went out for a few hours today, and also our cable (both supplied by Comcast). So no TV and no internet. Since we live in the boonies of Maryland, there are no "local" stations, so you have to have cable. Or else have a huge ugly antennae on your house to maybe get a fuzzy station or two. And to top it off, something is wrong with our air conditioner. So no air conditioning. Will be paying a HVAC service technican $95 to walk in the door tomorrow and diagnose the problem.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

There's a reason kitchen rhymes with bitchin'

It's Memorial Day weekend so I wasn't expecting many yardsales, but there were a bunch. I was the first person at one sale and bought a ton of stuff, including some Hallmark Maxine items. The seller told me that Hallmark no longer makes the Maxine stuff. Along with the magnet I bought - pictured above (I paid either .50 or a .25 for it) I bought a Maxine teakettle for $2 which I'll put on ebay and a Welcome mat for $1 which says "Welcome to my home. Don't touch anything." Probably keep that for myself.

Bought a new Elvis Presley Zippo lighter in a tin for $1, and ton of CDs for only .10 each. Nothing was marked at the sale so I kept loading up an armfull of stuff finding out the prices, paying and putting it in my car and going back for more. I picked up 3 CDs that I wanted (including Clay Aiken Measure of a Man). When she told me the CDs were .10 each, I had to restrain myself from jumping up and down. So I calmly paid, loaded up the car and went back for about 30 more CDs.

Took this pic yesterday, thought it was funny. I'll be putting a larger version of it on my website.

Oh I don't think I mentioned this but I did "splurge" the other week and became members of a local museum. Joined during a half priced membership day, so a years family membership was only $25. The museum is the Calvert Marine Museum It's a small museum but they have a few fish tanks and a kids room etc. One of the highlights of the museum is the Drum Point lighthouse which you can climb up into. The museum always has a few "free" days a year but I figured for $25, it would be nice just to stop in whenever we want and not pay anything. I plan on taking my son there a lot over the summer. Since becoming a member, we have gone once a week.

Friday, May 26, 2006

End of school year coming up

The end of school year is coming up so I've been busy trying to run of bunch of errands now rather than having to do them with my 6 year old. Things like oil changes, hair cut and of course thrift shop. My son is not a good shopper, so I definitely scale back my thrift shopping in the summer.

The above pic is of one of my recent favorite yardsale buys. The basket on the bottom is my "new" vintage basket, paid $5 for it. The basket on the top is the one I bought a few months ago and blogged about. Made by a company called Redman in Peru, Indiana.

Yea for Taylor Hicks. I liked Katherine McPhee too, and also Elliot Yamin but I'm glad that Taylor won. It would have been neat if Elliot won since he really did not have any singing experience other than karaoke (unlike Katherine and Taylor). I am a big reality tv show junkie. So after the Apprentice ends in 2 weeks, there will be a lull until some new ones start up like Big Brother.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Voted for Taylor Hicks

Just a quick note but I'm hoping for a win for Taylor Hicks tonight.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

been busy

My mother-in-law has been visiting this week so really haven't had much time to blog. Had a few awesome buys last week that I will post about when I get a chance.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Arrested Development Yardsale

Now that the tv show Arrested Development is no longer, they are having a yardsale (kinda) of stuff used for the show. If you are in Los Angeles, here's how to check it out:

Estate Sales Los Angeles is pleased to announce that it will conduct an exciting prop house sale of the contents of one of Twentieth Century Fox Television's favorite television shows of the past decade “Arrested Development”.

Spectacular array of items will include several periods of furniture, magic show accessories and artifacts, interior d├ęcor items, art, books, kitchen appliances and kitchen ware, interior/exterior lighting, office furniture, extensive entertainment memorabilia and too much more to itemize.

Don’t miss the opportunity to own a piece of this show.

Sale location:

La Trova House
2032 Stoner Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Sale dates: May 19 – 21, 2006
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact info@estatesalesla.com or visit

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Yardsale Liquor - .25 each

At a yardsale yesterday I was digging thru a box of stuff marked ".25 each" and among the used McDonald's toys and baby rattles I found these two little mini bottles. Was hoping to find more but only found the two. I figured I was doing my good deed of the day by buying them - rather than some kid finding them.

Also at a yardsale I bought an old printer with 10 cartridges of ink - all for $10. I can recycle the printer at our local recycling center and then turn the 10 cartridges into Staples and get $30 worth of Staples coupons. (Bring in any inkjet cartridge to Staples and they give you a $3 coupon good towards anything in the store).

Well I know my website (and blog) gets fewer visits on the weekend soooooo I've decided to keep my Botox Donation Fund open if anyone still wants to donate to this worthy cause.

Did a couple of radio interviews in the past few days. Radio interviews make me nervous. One was on Friday for a Columbus Ohio radio station and the one today was one in Detroit and that one lasted about a half hour.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me!

Hey, it's my birthday! And I can't think of a better way to spend part of it than going yardsaling at my favorite church yardsale. They price things at .10 and .05

Since it's my birthday - show me some love by signing my blog OR by making a little contribution to my Botox fund (any amount will do, like $100, $250, $400 etc :) Your choice! For your convenience, I've included a little handy dandy Paypal donation link: