February 26, 2011

No Luck

So I've had no luck lately finding decorative rooster & chickens for my kitchen. Apparently people don't like to have yard sales in the rain, who knew? I thought it would be easy to find these freak'n birds in retail stores since I had seen them EVERYWHERE before I decided to use them in my home decor! I checked Michael's, Target,Wal-Mart, and nothing. Went to Home Goods Store & they had some rooster stuff but in crazy funky peacock colors. Not gonna work in my house.

This is the second time I've tried to incorporate birds into my home design. I am still on the hunt for my bird shaped soaps. I know I can find all kinds of goodies online but I have a very strong bargain hunting drive with a serious case of immediate satisfaction.

I just love the yard sale finds the best. The idea that the item I purchased had been loved, admired,search for, and displayed by it's previous owner, makes it feel that much more special to me. More of a discovered treasure in my home to proudly display. I mean don't get me wrong I love the retail discoveries too. Whenever I find an item in a discount retail store I find my ego hard to contain. I give a loud and triumphant "YES!!" and immediately want to hold that item above my head in victory and parade my prize around the store.

I hope I'm not alone in this feeling of accomplishment in finding the perfect decorative item. After all wise people always seem to say it's the little things in life that gives you the most pleasure. Roosters & chickens are going to give me the most pleasure in life right now. If I can find them!!

February 19, 2011


I am on the hunt for ceramic chickens & roosters to incorporate to my home design. I want to place them in my kitchen(of course) on top of my cabinets between my vintage Holly Hobbie plates. Wish me luck on my newest yard sales adventures!

February 18, 2011


WOW!!! The last time I blogged was in December?!?! Well lots has gone on since my last post. I am mainly trying to get myself healthy. In the past few months I have become a human pin cushion. My doctors still haven't been able to dial me into the right dosage for my thyroid. In a few more days I go in to have my blood drawn and tested to see how this rounds medication is working or not.

My doctors have also informed me that my hormone levels indicate that I am showing signs of menopause...MENOPAUSE!! What the heck!! I am freak'n 35 years old...really?!? So now I have to go through that wonderful series of invasive testing.

With all of this going on one would think I'd be discouraged but really I feel absolutely blessed. I am happy in my life. I have 3 healthy, beautiful, intelligent boys. A husband who adores me and is truly my best friend & a sister who is my most treasured gift.(She like my hubby gets my crazy.)

I still have my anxiety but it isn't as intense. My O.C.D is also showing signs of change. I still like things clean and in there proper place & I still have upstairs & downstairs socks. So life is good, life is life & in the famous words of Forrest Gump "That's all I have to say 'bout that."