Tuesday, September 22, 2009

More thrifting goodness and a birthday!

I want to start with the Birthday today! My grand-daughter Sophia Christina turned 8 years old yesterday!

I can remember the day she was born. Our oldest daughter, Christy, asked me to be in the birthing room with them. What an honor that was! Sophie's hair has always been this red, from the minute she was born! And naturally curly too!

Christy had a BBQ at their house on Sunday afternoon for the grand occasion. It was an awesome way to spend a Sunday afternoon. There were a whole lot of giggly little girls, Christy's inlaws (who are awesome, my kids call them Grandpa Joe and Grandma Joan at their request), lots of family and friends. My grandson, Isaak was there, too. He is not always at family functions as he has to split time with Chris and her ex.

I will upload more photos when Chris share's hers with me. I was manning two cameras, mine and hers.

Love you, Sophie!!!

On Saturday, Rick and I went thrifting. It's kinda our thing. When Rick and I were first married, we had 4 children and not too soon after that, we added another one. There were many years that thrifting/yard sale-ing was the only way we could afford to dress our kids. At the time Hannah was born, I had a 17 year old, an 11 year old, a 9 year old and a 5 year old. And all but our oldest, Christy, were growing like weeds. We were on a very limited budget, but we made it work.

Now we thrift, because we can. So this last Saturday, we found two awesome items. The first find is one for our bedroom. Rick and I both love old fans. We found a Westinghouse fan from the 1950's for our bedroom. It works like a dream! Much more quite than the ones we have today. Guess what it cost?

$4.00!!!!! Can you believe it? It was a little dusty and grimy, but with a little elbow grease, it cleaned up wonderfully.

Our next find, is a 70-210mm lens for my Canon Rebel.

I used to have a Pentax film camera, but it quit working about 4 months ago. The Pentax had a 70-300mm lens that I love. But, it isn't compatible with my Canon. I have been in a funk about it for awhile. I needed a zoom lens.

Hold on to your seats, this one cost $15.00! The Canon cost $10.00 about 8 months ago. Rick picked it up because he didn't think he could pass up a Rebel for that cheap. I am glad that he did! Now I am back in film camera heaven.

I hope everyone is having a good start to their week. I am! Despite the fact that I haven't done a whole lot of crafty things lately.

No crafting has me out of wack, to say the least. I hate that! It's not that I don't have things to do, my mojo just isn't functioning right now. Hopefully, I will get that back soon. When I don't craft, I get cranky. I have been downloading, bookmarking and saving crafty inspiration from my favorite places. Maybe that will jump start my mojo soon.

Have a great day!



  1. Wow - you have really hit the jackpot with your thrifting lately, Donnelly! Way to go! And a very happy birthday wish to your granddaughter - she sure is a cutie!

  2. The fan is stunning. I just love old fans but I hardly see them. Maybe in California where it is a bit hotter I'll run into more of them. What a find.