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Let the Labour of Love begin…

I can’t write a long post tonight, or as one of my co-workers called it,”a book” LOL. I did have a couple of minor things to say quickly so I will post that tonight but the good stuff gets posted later.  I have a few things to catch you up on so stand by.

I just got home ( almost midnight) and I am tired.   I am off for 4 days though.  Yeah baby.  Work gonna get done round this joint this weekend. I will be taking photos as long as my phone is working…but I might not be posting until the evenings cause I am hoping I will be sooooo busy.  What I might do is post the photos to am empty post and add the story later.  Hmmmmmm thats an idea.

Okay so what I wanted to say tonight.  I went to Big Lots and man they had some good stuff.   I did not buy anything because I am scraping to make sure I get this project done…but talking the photos home gave me some satisfaction.  LOL

Okay here are some finds I liked…(I am also going to pinterest these)

This is a galvanized bucket painted in an eggshell  black with some tiles glued on.  This was a small tub for $25.  Now we already established that in some areas I am super cheap.  Phones and electronics I can splurge on but something I can make…oh heck no.  Now where I will find the time to do this I have no idea BUT I have a few of these buckets, thanks to my neighbor, and this project is now officially on my list

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These are cute.  They are little pocketbook lamps. The top and the bottom is open and it uses a small candelabra bulb.  I thought this would look cute on someones vanity table.  I forgot how much these were but I probably would never buy (nor make) these.  I think they were $15 each.

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When this goes on sale I might get this.  This is a metal 3 dimensional tree.  Since I love family trees I was drawn to this piece of art even though it’s just a tree.  I has many many branches …like my family.  It was 60 dollars.  If it goes on sale half price I might consider it.  I need to remember to show this to my shopaholic buddy Sheila.  She will let me know when it goes on sale.

 

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These are just adorable bottles.  Anyone who loves the beach can appreciate them.  They were $10 each. Okay they are cute but not $10 cute.  Its another good craft project candidate.  Would love to make some of these for my Supervisor as she loves the beach.Image

10×15 gazebo for $349.  Wow I really love this one and I could see it outside finishing off my patio.  I never used the last one I had and it was here a whole summer.  Wait, wait , wait…that’s a lie.  I did have friends of a friend over one time and they played cards under it.  I forgot to take it down and the first hard snow it collapsed and all the metal bent up.  I have the end pieces around the yard re-purposed as trellises.  Nothing climbing it yet though.  Bottom line is I never got my money’s worth out the last one so why would I buy another???  The answer is I won’t.  Tired of wasting my money….

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7×7 hot plate trivets.  These are just to die for.  They are $5 a piece but I have not finalized my color scheme yet and you know how easily I change my mind.  I better wait.  Plus they may go on sale!!  Anyway I may find a pottery store and if I do I will make my own….but they will cost about the same price because this was a really good price.  The last time I saw something similar to these they were $25 each!!

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okay that was the end of my window shopping.

Tomorrow I start working on the logs and my vent hood.  Getting up at 6AM!  Starting my day off in prayer, of course, so the covering stays with me.  I had a lengthy conversation with Tony from Bearfort Lodge.  I have no idea where that is located but I am imagining some place they love log cabins like Ohio or Utah.  LOL that was a presumption based on nothing!!  When in doubt make it up.  LOL just kidding.

Anyway I want to write all about my conversation with Tony because he gave me some really good info but its 12:46 and  in order to not cheat myself from documenting good information I have to put it off.  Anyway… why is it that this man reminds me A LOT of my dad when he was younger?

Niitey night all…I will catch you up tomorrow.

Note to self: I looooove blogging!

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