November 03, 2009

geesh, i didn't realize it's been a couple of days since i've blogged! have i been that busy? i think not. nothing spectacular has been happening. except tweeking the background on my blog. i've been wish-washy about that. i've decided on this background for a while. clean and light, with fresh pastel colors.

on saturday, i made a mad-dash to the grocery store that doubles coupons up to $2. i matched and stacked and walked away with a savings of $121.00. my out of pocket was $90. have you been visiting my coupon sites on my sidebar? i don't mean to tell you what you should do.... but, these are the best sites for couponing. lots of generous souls, pour their hearts and energy into providing the "leg-work" for the rest of us. i'm just saying...

that said, i thought i would treat myself to a few new prizes. sort of like a reward for me!

i splurged... $6. at our local goodwill for these beautiful blue and turquoise wine bottles. they're just beautiful on my window sill, with the light reflecting through them!
i also splurged at the dollar tree. i picked up a new pair of reading specs... hot pink (below)! and, a set of hot pink ink pens! how fun is that? the same day i was at goodwill, i found these turquoise polka-dotted canisters. .50 each. the shabby chic mug was a gift from my aunt janet.
now, it's time to say goodbye for tonight and list some treasures on ebay! see you back here tomorrow!


Anonymous said...

Hi Michele!

When I saw your beautiful wine bottles I instantly thought of two recipes to share that you might enjoy during the holiday/winter season; it makes great bottled has wine, but the other is an alternate for a non-wine drink

2 cups prepared orange juice
2 cups prepared pineapple juice
3/4 cup water
4 cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves
4 cups burgundy wine

Simmer first 5 ingredients for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and add 4 cups wine. Serve warm or cold.

6 cups cranberry juice
3 cups apple juice
3 cups orange juice
3/4 cups maple syrup
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground cloves
3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
Combine all ingredients in Dutch oven and bring to a boil. Serve hot.

We are having a glorious fall in Texas ~ the falls colors are better than they have been in years.

Take Care!
Teresa in Texas

Anonymous said...

Love the new look though might need to borrow your new specs to read the tiny print. I love your blog and look forward to your updates. Have you ever seen a garden bottle tree?