Sunday, March 18, 2012

Not so thrifty.

Hi All! Well I haven't posted much lately as I have had little luck with thrifting. I think the only things I have picked up have been the rocking horse below and some retro buttons. I actually worked on a Saturday and was so excited thinking I would get up early and go to some garage sales on the way (sans kids). Can you believe there was only one garage sale to be found! Hang on there was one late in the day on the way home from work also.  I  picked up some star droppers for Mr M from that one (so unfortunately nothing exciting). The man holding the garage sale actually delivered them for us which was really good of him. He followed me home, but unfortunately I got my head turned and we end up in the next town via back roads. I had to jump out of the car at an intersection and talk to him quickly while being tooted at by the car behind him as I didn't know where to go! I have a terrible sense of direction and often get my head turned, it's a bit of a worry really! I know I was a shade of red, so embarrassing.

Sorry terrible photo, I just took it this evening so had to use a flash. Man that floor has seen better days, all the Gyprock dust (plasterboard) from the extension is a pain in the butt to keep out of the old bit of the house, especially here where the two join. He is a really cute horse though and makes neighing and galloping sounds while his mouth moves. It is a bit strange that it moves with the galloping sounds but anyway...I can forgive him for that.

  Kylie from lucy violet vintage  sent me a parcel in the post last week which included a Holly Hobbie quilt cover and pillow case. Kylie is so sweet she even washed and ironed them freshly for me. Little Miss is sleeping with the quilt cover on as we speak.

So cute when they are asleep.

Don't you love the Hobbytex she put in with the parcel. I remember my Mum and Auntie going to lessons when we were kids (in the 80s). 

Thank you Kylie, you really are very generous. I am keeping my eyes open for something special for you. :)

Well, that's it for thifting. How sad is that and it's not through lack of trying! Maybe this week will bring some interesting finds, fingers crossed!!

The week (or two, or is it three?) that was:

Not a lot going on here at the moment. We didn't seem to be getting anywhere on the extension so I had to be a nagging wife. Well not really. I just had to say 'lets work out what we (meaning you dear husband) are going to start with next weekend' and we can put a plan into action. Guess what! We have action. The battens for the floor boards are going in and hopefully with an RDO this Friday and nothing on this weekend we should see some progress. It's a shame we didn't take into consideration the door heights when building (made them a little taller) but Mr M didn't want to do floor boards at that stage but later changed his mind. Hmm, oh well should be OK.

I would really love to be helping him but alas I am stuck with keeping Fingers McGee (little Miss) occupied. Hee hee, sounds like an excuse but really I do love to get stuck into some physical work, makes me feel like I am really alive! Might have to get some babysitters so I can help.

In other news...our little Koala friend is back again! We missed you!!

Of course I have to chuck in a kid pic!

My Melbourne shopping fund raising is slow but steady, not sure if I will reach my goal but I will give it a good go. June is coming around faster than I thought!

Hope you all have a great weeK!


  1. I know what you mean about getting lost while driving. I really hate that feeling, I get all panicky and in a tizzy! Great rocking horse!

  2. The galloping mouth horse looks like it will provide lots of fun.
    That kid pic is funny *heheh*
    I wish I could look outside and see a Koala. (What a cutie it is!)
    If I ever go to Aus, I will probably get injured from trying to snuggle a Koala. *haha*

  3. aahh how lovely to have a koala in your garden ;-) Your little girl is adorable with all her red hair when i was younger i read a lovely feature in a magazine about red heads the title being "red heads are the forgotton beauties" it always stayed with me ;-) Your rocking is lovely i bet the children will love him to peices. Have a good week, dee x

  4. I have a terrible sense of direction too Sherry. My husband and I have had some massive car-fights about this. When I picked him up from the airport (I park down the road a bit - not in the terminal, Perth airport is manic) he actually made me give him the keys so that he could drive home which is only ten minutes away!

    The pic of your little girl and Holly is so sweet. I'm glad "she's" got a nice new home.

    I wish we had a koala in our backyard. In our old house we had loads of birds and an occasional kangaroo but never a koala.

    Renos looking good and your kiddos are gorgeous. You know I've got a red-head don't you?

  5. Hi Sherry, Great pics of your reno and kiddies - they are so cute! And I love the holly hobby pillowcase etc. That's so sweet of Kylie to send them to you.x

  6. Good to see some reno progress and love that photo of the kidlets. Roboboy is 6 and Liongirl is 3 and quarter- there is 2 yrs 9 months between them- is that like your too? melx

  7. Aww my son would love that little rocking horse! Beautiful children and photos :o) Scarlett x


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