Sunday, January 31, 2010

My great finds at Ballards




I love the Ballard Designs catelog. I can usually find something I want on every page. I am lucky enough to live near 2 Ballard's Backroom stores. This is where the returns, samples etc get sent for final sale. I go through often and don't find one thing because the prices are still way too high for something that is so broken or scratched. Then there are times like yesterday when the finds are plentiful. They have beautiful clocks and there are usually tons of them on racks but the hands are usually mangled. I found this one for $9.99! It is in the cateloge on sale for $129. It works perfectly too!
They also had their Christmas decorations 90% off, surely I could find something. I found several items the best being this Santos tree topper, it was $89.00 in the catelog. Mine has it's two lower arms broken off, but they were in a baggie so I will be performing some minor surgery on it. I love it for $5.00! I also got some adorable button garland and mercury glass votive holders for next to nothing. I love a bargain!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

God made puppies cute for a reason


Sadie sure is a cute puppy. God made her this way to make you forget how naughty they can be when they are chewing on your favorite boots, shirt, purse, checkbook, slippers and fingers. Wow I really forgot how much constant attention they need. It is making me be much more organized in going about my day to get the most done while she is sleeping. How mad can you get when this sweet little face looks up at you from those shredded boots?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Help Haiti Please

Even in tough economic times we probably all can find an extra $10 to try to help the people of Haiti. In the United States you can text 90999 and put Haiti in the text box. You will get a return message asking you to reply "yes" to be charged $10 and this will go to the Red Crosses International effort for Haiti. Let's see if we can get ten friends to donate in this way what a difference each of us can make. Thank you!