Tuesday, March 31, 2009
As many of you know and can guess, I'm a big fan of Mid-Century modern design. I live in my own little time capsule and I don't like to be disturbed. Last June I went to an estate sale held at my dream home. The house was built in 1949 and the man who lived there moved into the house in the 1950's and was the second owner. What I love most about these types of original owner homes is that they don't get updated and are generally kept in original condition. This house was original and full of amazing period correct furniture. I got to hang out for the day at this really cool house and I even bought a few things. There were tons of dealers there so prices were high. Today I discovered that they still haven't sold the house. It needs lots of work and the right kind of owner to see the amazing gem that it is... oh and someone who can swallow the price tag $269,000 in this economy. Oh how I wish it could be me but I don't make that kind of money on my sad little teacher's salary!
Monday, March 30, 2009
I did the upholstery in my 53 Ford....which I gave back to my ex... I need to get an old car to play with again!
I learned to tile and then redid all the tile work in my bathroom.
And of course my favorite place to play in the dirt is my backyard!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Tomorrow is my big estate sale adventure....I've got my fingers crossed I will turn up some good loot! On another note, don't you just love forgetting you had something really cool and then discovering you have it again?? I sure do and I can't wait to put up my vintage patio lights I found at auction last year. Tiki party at my place this year!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
I made my own soy free veggie burgers tonight and they came out so-so. I'm sure with a little experimenting, I'll find a yummy veggie burger recipe and won't miss my soy laden garden burgers!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Today since it was close to 60 I spent it outside cleaning the garden for my growing plants. I have a fenced in yard so my cats also come outside to play when it's nice out.
Friday, March 20, 2009
I have a BIG estate sale to go to soon and it has vintage clothing as something that will be auctioned off.... of course there are no pictures of the items so it can really be hit or miss as to how good things are. It sounds like this one might be a hit this time......
VINTAGE CLOTHING: Jackets, hats & coats, coats w/ fur, wedding dress, gowns, hand bags, dresses, Stetson hat, bolo ties, old ties, Frye leather boots, belts, gloves. Dress form. Old luggage. Old purses. Old patterns. Xmas deco.
How exciting does this auction sound like it's going to be!!! I'm totally excited to go and I'm hoping that since it's out in the middle of farm country there won't be a lot of dealers there to compete against. I'm also hoping they sale all the clothing as a lot set instead of piece by piece. I can just see me dropping money big time. I would love a cool pair of vintage cowgirl boots! I looked up Frye leather boots and came up with this cool but expensive site... Cayuse Western Americana also check out their Vintage Cowgirl page!
Here is a lovely pair of Vintage 1940's Frye cowgirl boots...
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Here's a picture I took of myself when I got home because the hair and makeup Stacey did looked so fab!
Cruciferous vegetables including:
- Brussel sprouts
Soybean and soy products, including tofu
What the hell am I gonna be able to eat?? I eat peanut butter every morning almost.....goodbye peanuts....at least I get to keep my almonds. And damn it to hell if I give up fresh juicy strawberries in the month of June! Goodbye soy, goodbye peanut butter.
Here are a few favorite snack items I still will be able to enjoy....
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Or better yet Micheal Madsen! He's pretty yummy too! Hello Mr. Blonde!!!! What ever happened to you Micheal Madsen????
Saturday, March 14, 2009
So I ask.......Where do you like to buy your bras?? What is a brand that you love??
I started off outside with the box lots and found a box with these really cool glasses in them....you know how I feel about vintage glasses. I wasn't sure if all the glasses were going to be there and in good condition but I got lucky and they were! $10 for the box.
Information about Heidi Schoop:
Almost all the pieces produced at Schoop's North Hollywood factory were personally designed and modeled by Hedi. The most popular lines were the figurines of men and women...European and Asian couples in native attire, Hawaiian hula dancers and American debutantes. Besides the human figures Hedi Schoop produced animal figurines, vases, planters, candlesticks, ashtrays, and more...often these articles formed coordinated sets of items.
Business thrived in the 1950s, but a disastrous fire destroyed her factory in 1958. Schoop chose not to rebuild, instead selling some of her molds to other local manufacturers, and doing some design work for The California Cleminsons. Hedi Schoop retired from the pottery business in the early sixties.
Edit...I found a signature!!!! SCORE!!!! It's a Turner !!!!!! I'm so excited...that's what I thought it was but the glass was so dirty it was hard to find a signature.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
When I joined weight watchers in Jan 2005 I weighed in at 147. I know that I was probably over 150 at some point...I'm sure some dr's office has a record of it somewhere. (When I was in High School I was chubby. When I got out of high school, I went on a diet, found the fun of exercise and dropped down to 105 lbs which lasted a few years) Now in all seriousness 150 at 5'3" isn't huge by any means but I didn't like how I felt and looked. I was at weight watchers for 9 weeks and lost 8lbs. I left weight watchers to join the local gym. So from 2005 -2008 I went from 147- 130. So as you can see, I lose weight extremely slow but once I lose it I can maintain it usually within a 3 lb. range. My goal weight at weight watchers was 125 lbs. As of this morning I weighed myself at 124. It took me 4 years to get there but I got there.....my new goal 115lbs! As I'm writing this all down, I really am starting to wonder how having hypothyroidism effects the metabolism. I have read that people tend not to be able to lose weight easily and usually gain weight. With my messed up metabolism it will probably take me another 4 years to lose another 10 lbs.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
- Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight
- Coarse, dry hair
- Dry, rough pale skin
- Hair loss
- Cold intolerance (can't tolerate the cold like those around you)
- Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches
- Memory loss
- Abnormal menstrual cycles
- Decreased libido
- Emotional or mental changes and mood swings
- Sleepiness or insomnia
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Well today I happened to look out back and I noticed that the water was no longer flowing and when I went out back to take a closer look, the pump wasn't working at all. OMG I was going to have to stick my hands in that freezing water to get that damn pump out!! Now if I had a choice, I would just leave it till spring but I have Koi and goldfish in there that need the water to keep circulating in order to survive. So, in the water I went to retrieve the pump! Have you ever heard of introverted nipples?? I didn't know that was possible until today! Off to the store I went to buy a new pump and try and figure out how to get it all together again. I got it half right and got the water moving again but I wasn't able to get it hooked up to the filter because I didn't have the right size gasket to attach the hose to it! So the water is circulating but it's not getting filtered. That's okay for now but I should get it hooked back up before the temps get warmer and the algae start to grow! It feels good to know I can take care of things when they break! It's good to be a handy gal! And the fish are very happy about that too!