Saturday, June 27, 2009

Survived the Garage Sale!

Wow...we're done with our 2 day garage sale. After postponing it twice (because we weren't prepared!) we ended up with our first day being one of the hottest of the year. The garage sale went fairly nice...once we got set up and jumped over the hurdles life threw in our way!

My poor friend though. We were holding the sale at the home of her husband's aunt.

Thursday...when they got there Thursday morning, the Aunt was feeling very poorly. Friend's DH took her to the ER...her blood pressure was extremely high. Of course, Wednesday was the hottest day of the year so far and there is no air conditioning in the house. After getting her taken care of at the ER, he brought her back home...where she slept most of the day. We carried on with the sale.

Friday morning...when I arrived, my friend was calling the doctor's office as the aunt was feeling poorly again. DH took to in and got her taken care of again. Did I mention this lady is 92? Brought her back home...made sure she was eating and drinking. All looked good.

Friday late afternoon...we were starting to pack up when the aunt told my friend that her doctor's office had called and wanted her to go in to the ER for some tests...and we were like "they called at 6???" My friend went in to call the doctor's office - they were closed. She called the ER and they didn't know anything about it. She figured she'd call the doctor's office back in the morning and find out more. We went back to packing up. A couple of minutes later, we hear a siren. I joked "I hope your aunt didn't call 911!" The siren got closer and closer and by the time we could see it, it was slowing down....and turning into our drive!! Goodness!

Long story short: I still don't know much of the details of how that ambulance was called - my friend ended up scooting right out to take her aunt to the ER...I finished packing up the garage sale and headed home. All I know right now is that they are all OK this morning and I'm tired!

Oh, I did get a rock tumbler for myself at the sale!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Do you love to garage sale?  Did you even know that garage sale-ing is a verb?  If you do love it...and if you are near the Newaygo, MI area on Thursday or Friday this week, come on over and check our out!
A friend and I are combining our stuff so there will be plenty to choose from. 
Take a look at the Craig's List ad:
Hope to see you there!!
PS If you stop by and mention my store name "That Is So C U T E" I'll give you a coupon good for free shipping for any purchase from any of my online shops!


Tuesday, June 23, 2009



Good Housekeeping Tip 
                         Another Maxine Tip...          

Always keep several 
get well cards on the mantle... 
So if unexpected
 guests arrive, 
They will think you've been sick 
and unable to clean







Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Adding To My Stash!!
Ooh, I'm a happy camper!  Stopped at Hobby Lobby yesterday and found some good yarns on clearance! I think I picked up over 10 skeins at $1.19 each!!

Monday, June 15, 2009


Poke and prod the spider with your mouse. Also 'grab' one of its legs with your mouse and  drag it around  the  screen  --  tell me it's not alive!


click here:  




And, anywhere on the map, you can hit the space bar.  It leaves little bugs where your mouse it - watch the spider go after them.  Crazy or creepy?




Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Computer Dependency: Do We Rely Too Much on Our Computers?

This  is a test to determine if you are too dependent on  y our computer. 


Are you male or female? 


To find the answer, look down.















LOOK down not SCROLL down !





Monday, June 8, 2009



1. A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.
2. There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in the South.
3. There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in the South , plus a couple no one's seen before.
4. If it grows, it'll stick ya. If it crawls, it'll bite cha..
5. 'Onced' and 'Twiced' are words.
6. It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy!
7. 'Jaw-P?' means 'Did ya'll go to the bathroom?'
8. People actually grow and eat okra.
9. 'Fixinto' is one word.
10. There is no such thing as 'lunch'. There is only dinner and then there is supper.
11. Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar.
12. Backwards and forwards means 'I know everything about you.'
13. The word 'jeet' is actually a phrase meaning 'Did you eat?'
14. You don't have to wear a watch, because it doesn't matter what time it is, you work until you're done or it's too dark to see...
15. You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH EM.
16. 'No. Jew?' is a common response to the question 'Did you bring any beer?'
17. You measure distance in minutes.
18. You switch from heat to A/C in the same day.
19. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect or animal.
20. You know what a 'DAWG' is.
21. You carry jumper cables in your car --- for your OWN car.
22. You only own five spices: salt, pepper, Tony's, Tabasco and Ketchup.
23. The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local high school sports and motor sports, and gossip.
24. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.
25. You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit 'a bit warm'.
26. You know all four seasons: Almost summer, summer, still summer, and Christmas..
27. Going to Wal-Mart is a favorite past time known as 'goin' Wal-Martin' or 'off to Wally World'.
28. You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good chicken stew weather.
29. Fried catfish is the other white meat.
30. We don't need no dang driver's Ed. If our mama says we can drive, we can drive dag-nabbit.




Friday, June 5, 2009


1. Soak stained hankies in salt water before washing.


2. Sprinkle salt on your shelves to keep ants away.


3. Soak fish in salt water before de scaling; the scales will come off easier.


4. Put a few grains of rice in your salt shaker for easier pouring.


5. Add salt to green salads to prevent wilting.


6. Test the freshness of eggs in a cup of salt water; fresh eggs sink; bad ones float.


7. Add a little salt to your boiling water when cooking eggs; a cracked egg will stay in its shell this way.


8. A tiny pinch of salt with egg whites makes them beat up fluffier.


9. Soak wrinkled apples in a mildly salted water solution to perk them up.


10. Rub salt on your pancake griddle and your flapjacks won't stick.


11. Soak toothbrushes in salt water before you first use them; they will last longer.


12.. Use salt to clean your discolored coffee pot.


13. Mix salt with turpentine to whiten you bathtub and toilet bowl.


14. Soak your nuts,HUH, in salt brine overnight and they will crack out of their shells whole. Just tap the end of the shell with a hammer to break it open easily.


15. Boil clothespins in salt water before using them and they will last longer.


16. Clean brass, copper and pewter with paste made of salt and vinegar, thickened with flour


17. Add a little salt to the water your cut flowers will stand in for a longer life.


18. Pour a mound of salt on an ink spot on your carpet; let the salt soak up the stain.


19. Clean your iron by rubbing some salt on the damp cloth on the ironing surface.


20. Adding a little salt to the water when cooking foods in a double boiler will make the food cook faster.


21. Use a mixture of salt and lemon juice to clean piano keys.


22. To fill plaster holes in your walls, use equal parts of salt and starch, with just enough water to make a stiff putty.


23. Rinse a sore eye with a little salt water.


24. Mildly salted water makes an effective mouthwash. Use it hot for a sore throat gargle.


25. Dry salt sprinkled on your toothbrush makes a good tooth polisher.


26. Use salt for killing weeds in your lawn.


27. Eliminate excess suds with a sprinkle of salt.


28. A dash of salt in warm milk makes a more relaxing beverage.


29. Before using new glasses, soak them in warm salty water for awhile.


30. A dash of salt enhances the taste of tea.


31. Salt improves the taste of cooking apples.


32. Soak your clothes line in salt water to prevent your clothes from freezing to the line; likewise, use salt in your final rinse to prevent the clothes from freezing.


33. Rub any wicker furniture you may have with salt water to prevent yellowing.


34. Freshen sponges by soaking them in salt water.


35. Add raw potatoes to stews and soups that are too salty.


36. Soak enamel pans in salt water overnight and boil salt water in them next day to remove burned-on stains.


37. Clean your greens in salt water for easier removal of dirt.


38. Gelatin sets more quickly when a dash of salt is added.


39. Fruits put in mildly salted water after peeling will not discolor.


40. Fabric colors hold fast in salty water wash.


41. Milk stays fresh longer when a little salt is added.


42. Use equal parts of salt and soda for brushing your teeth.


43. Sprinkle salt in your oven before scrubbing clean.


44. Soaked discolored glass in a salt and vinegar solution to remove stains.


45. Clean greasy pans with a paper towel and salt.


46. Salty water boils faster when cooking eggs.


47. Add a pinch of salt to whipping cream to make it whip more quickly.


48. Sprinkle salt in milk-scorched pans to remove odor.


49. A dash of salt improves the taste of coffee.


50. Boil mismatched hose in salty water and they will come out matched.


51. Salt and soda will sweeten the odor of your refrigerator.


52. Cover wine-stained fabric with salt; rinse in cool water later.


53. Remove offensive odors from stove with salt and cinnamon.


54. A pinch of salt improves the flavor of cocoa.


55. To remove grease stains in clothing, mix one part salt to four parts rubbing alcohol.


56. Salt and lemon juice removes mildew.


57. Sprinkle salt between sidewalk bricks where you don't want grass growing.


58. Polish your old kerosene lamp with salt for a brighter look.


59.. Remove odors from sink drainpipes with a strong, hot solution of salt water.


60. If a pie bubbles over in your oven, put a handful of salt on top of the spilled juice The mess won't smell and will bake into a dry, light crust which will wipe off easily  when the oven has cooled.