Thursday, May 21, 2009


Before I get into everything here, Callista is not well and is currently being treated in the hospital. Please keep her in your prayers today! Thank you so much!


Yesterday Chris had a day off after working two doubles in a row, it was really nice to have him home! And leave him there apparently, LOL because I snuck out to a scrapbook store that is closing and grabbed a couple of things for 40% off including a pair of really nice heavy duty Fiskars fabric scissors for $4.99. I thought that would make a good addition to my new sewing paraphernalia. While I was out and about, a friend met up with me and surprised me with this vintage Disney story book:

Awesome! There's all sorts of stories from different Disney TV shows like Zorro as well as some of the usual fairy tales. So cool!

Later, Chris and I ended up taking a field trip to the mall and I finally pulled the trigger on this Hello Kitty necklace:

I've been eyeing this thing for literally years! lol I finally decided to get it! All mine! lol

While at the mall I strolled through Macy's and couldn't believe what I found. I spied (with my little eye) a Calphalon covered deep skillet that was all dressed up with a dish towel, a wooden spoon and the Top Chef cookbook (I love that show!!!):

Regularly $125.00 and I got all of this for...wait for it...$30.00!!! Yeah, I know, I couldn't believe it either!

I also got off my butt and took Lebowski to get groomed. His fur had gotten so long and he looked so grungy, I cried uncle and took him in. Here's a before picture!

Okay, that's actually Chewbacca from Star Wars but Lebowski was looking pretty close to that! Here's the after:

Ah, you can see the relief on his sweet face. He feels, looks and smells much better now! lol

And that was my Wednesday! lol Hopefully today I can start playing with my newest kit from LPS. FUN! I won't drag this post out any longer but I just had to share my most recent finds! lol Have a great day everyone!

Oh what the heck, here's a random picture of Toot, she wishes you a very merry Thursday! :D


Moonspinner said...

Toot is the MOST gorgeous child! ... and what bargins, well done! xx

MissBellatrix said...

And very merry Thursday to you as well, Toot (and to your awesome parents!! :) ).

Jocelyn said...

AWWW Toot you are just way toooooo cute!!!! Maggi you scored BIG TIME yesterday. That pan and the cookbook are awesome and your necklace is sooooo pretty!!!! Puppy looks so handsome!!!! Oh dear.....I will pray for Callista.....I know she has been sooooo sick!!! Happy Thursday, sweet friend!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Toot is JUST ADORABLE!!! AND YAYYYYYYYYYYYY FOR vintage BOOKS!!!!!! YUMMY!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the fun purchases....and doggy looks much better as himself than Chewy!!! LOL! And I didn't realize that Callista was sooooooooo sick....I will keep her in my prayers! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Marie Reed said...

Oh no! Toot is tooo cute! This is not helping at all. I'm thinking about having another baby. I already have 3 boys though... having another would be bonkers! But then I see this little adorabe tadpole of yours....awwwwww! You are the deal diva! Bravo girl!

jacque4u2c said...

Thanks for the update on Callista, I was hoping in a way that they would admit her, and spend some time to figure out what the heck is going on. Her entire family is in my thoughts!!!!

Ok - now you know when you end one of your posts with that cute TOOT - we completely forget everything else you have written about! LOL!!! Seriously you really racked up! Great finds and a special stay spent with the hubby - WOOT! WOOT!

Lisa T. Howard said...

Maggi, I can't address anything on this post until I tell you that Lil' Ms. Toot is THE most adorable sweet one! She is going to be a your hubby ready to for that??? Those big brown eyes are gonna slay a few fellas!

Now to confess! I am totally jealous of that addition to your kitchen! You Go Girl! I love the few Calphalon pans I have and that combo is one to drool over! How is the cookbook? As good as one would think it to be? And the vintage book, the scored big yesterday!

You also gave me a kick in the pants with this post. My poor little dog has not seen the groomer in years. My daughter has been giving her a few trims along the way, but its probably time to send her to the doggie-day-spa. I think she will thank me for it!

I'll be sure to keep Callista in my prayers. I had hoped to hear better news from her doctor's visit. Please continue to keep us posted.

One more thing, where do you live in NC? I didn't even realize we live in the same state until this weekend. I think someone commented the other day about being near Charlotte? Just curious. It would be so exciting to find a blog buddy who lives closer than, oh say, 500 miles!

Hope your Thursday is as good as your Wednesday seemed to be! XOXO

Anonymous said...

OH my goodness, toot is too cute for words. Those brown eyes and that smile!!!

Sounds like you were a deal bandit yesterday. Love all your new finds. I'm a little saddened that Chewie got a son will be very upset, although he does look pretty cute after as well!

MoodyMommy said...

I love LOVE your site....It is soooo cute!!!

Stopping in from SITS...will be back a lot!!! LOVE it!!

Anonymous said...

I am LOVVVVING the new you and me (LOL). I love reading your are so funny. Cutecutecute pic of Toot and love that vintage book!!! Sharon

Euphoria said...

wow- you came up on some rad finds!!

Toot is was too cute! ADORABLE!

Jamie the Smarty Pants said...

OHHH I love the necklace!!!! So cute.... That book is so awesome, and you lady are one bargain hunter!!!!! WOW I like your doggie ;)

Terry said...

Hi Maggi
You don't know me ,but hey that's okay
it's not why I am here.
I am here to tell you
that you an award
from me to you.
So if you get a chance
wonder on over my way and
take a look .
Have a wonderful weekend .
Happy Trails

Andrea said...

Sounds like a fun day you had!!!!

Fink said...

Sounds like fun! I am glad that you got the dog groomed cuz looking like Chewbucka can be hard around your dog friends!

Sean80 said...

Lewbowski barely looks like the dog I saw last weekend. lol

Toot is also even cuter in real life. :) Never have I seen such a well mannered and happy baby before.

Finally good job on the deals. Nothing beats finding something you really want for such a great bargain.

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

I'll keep Callista in my prayers.
Nice score on the Hello Kitty necklace! You are my kind of girl! xOxO den

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

um, i meant to sign that last post DEB - it's late!

nscropper said...

:( Callista will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Oh my ... Toot is soooooo adorable. what a cutie.
And great finds too .... :) LOL .. I can hear the sigh of relief from lebowski (sorry if i spelled it wrong)

Robbie S.Redmon, LPC said...

Just stopping over from SITS. You were above me! I love this post, and your blog. I hope you will visit me. I post marital secrets from my book.

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

Adorable blog!!! And I'm so happy that you stopped by and made my morning!

Valentine said...

oh my goodness! that hello kitty necklace is absolutely awesome! and what a steal for that pan, you certainly had a great day.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Maggi! Wow, look at all you scored! You go girl!

Sandra said...

Omg, I'M BUSTING up a gutt here -- chibawca (how the hell you spell that again?) are so funny!! Adorable Toot shopping is the way to go!!