Friday, July 31, 2009

If it's Friday I've been junking and a winner!

Well it was an exciting day here at Shiny Red Houses because not only did we have soul crushing humidity, we also had torrential downpours.

Luckily I was distracted from the dreariness by not one, but two itty bitty teeny tiny newborns! I am a La Leche League Leader and today I made a few home visits to new mothers who needed a little breastfeeding help.

The babies! Dear god, I wanted to just eat them. They were so beautiful in the way that only brand new life can be. They smelled like heaven and nothing gives me hope for the world like watching a mother with a baby sleeping on her chest.

Anyway, let's get to the junk shall we?

I found a few things, but this is the best thing I've found in ages. Check it out!

When I spotted the beautiful beat-up croquette set for 7.99 I felt like I was having a Country Living moment. You know where they interview the homeowner and she says, "I found this lovely set in my favorite junk store, it's become the key piece in my collection."

I also found this sweet little girls dress.

I think I'll use it as an attractive accent piece.

Speaking of attractive things, I found the second volume of the Popular Mechanics Home Handyman Encycolpedia. Know what picture totally made me snicker?

This one. "Secrets of Attractive Packages". Sounds dirty doesn't it? Hello? What? Oh, nevermind...

How about this helpful tip:

That's right! Apply a 1 inch layer of asbestos cement to your boiler to reduce heat loss...and your life span.

Okay, you've endured enough of my nonsense for one day and it's time to announce the winner of the Godiva Chocolate giveaway.

The winner is....


She left this comment:

" Count me in! Yummy! I feel for you! We are having a cooler day here in Colorado, sorry! I actually did shiver! Hope you cool off soon!"

Just send me your mailing address and I'll send your prize pronto!


mgster said...

WAh-wah! No chocolates for me! Lucky Pom-Pom! That's okay, I am not a sore loser...these tears running down my cheeks are tears or joy...I am happy for Pom-Pom. Yup, really happy! :)

So, now I will go in the kitchen and get myself a nice shiny apple...yum!

Love the croquet set. We used to have one and then my husband sold it at one of our tag sales. I don't know what he was thinking. Well, yes, I do. He wants the tool shed only for his toys. But we actually used to play when the kids were young, and it was fun. That white dress is perfect for playing it. I picture women in long white linen dresses and men in beige suits swinging mallets on the manicured lawn on some old mansion. It was different for us. We just tried to avoid the dog poop. And on that note...I shall bid you farewell!

Be good!

Have a wonderful weekend. It's actually cool here tonight...pouring like crazy, but cool for a change.

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Pom Pom said...

Thank you, Sara! I'm so excited about the chocolate! I love your upbeat, hilarious, and inspiring blog! I'll look forward to my luxurious goody! Every time I look at your junking finds, I ask myself, "Self, why don't you go junking?" Husband says, "Clean out the basement storage closet and get rid of all that junk!" Hmmmmm.

Ginger said...

Hi Sara:
Congrats to Pom Pom on winning the Godiva chocolates. They sure are delicious. Of course I only the calorie free ones out of the box. lol.
How sweet it would be to be seeing those newborns all the time. There is nothing like the scent of a new baby. Well, unless they have a poopy diaper. lol.
Do you know how lucky you are to find that croquette set? I guess you probably do. They are so expensive to buy. I look for them every once in awhile, but don't ever see them. It's a fun game.
That is funny that you found Popular mechanics. Yes, lets all use asbestos to wrap the boiler in. lol.

Chrissy said...

Sara! I have a similar croquet set! I can't bear to part with it! (We never ever ever use it..but my family used to play!) I dream of a rousing croquet game.