I don’t think there has ever been a better day than today!
Five of my happy reasons:
2. It is First Day of School!
I feel like I lost a thousand pounds and escaped from prison all at once.
I can totally relate to Tim Robbins in Shawshank Redemption, saving up pieces of the prison called summer vacation in my pocket and shaking them out into the yard one miserable chunk at a time.
And now I am FREE.
Try and get that song out of your head for the rest of the day.
3. It is almost fall! The desert is a beautiful 65 degrees in the morning right now! High temps for the week are only 103!!
Got this little pumpkin to celebrate fall, my favoritest time of the year. Paid $2 for him.
Another piece of autumn. This is a little glazed pottery leaf. $2. I think it is a maple leaf.
4. September 1st is officially the start of Candy Corn season! Can’t wait to feel the waxy sweetness against my teeth.
Close up of my little leaf. I can fill her with candy corns and eat them until I get a stomach ache.
Otagiri Canister marked 1982. This cost me $4. The farm & cow remind me of my beloved home state of Wisconsin.
5. Speaking of Wisconsin, my super fun family is coming out to visit me this week for the Badger Game!
The red of the little barn matches my kitchen walls.
Weird camera angle, I promise I do not live in a crooked house.
I am going to use this as the kids candy jar.
This is currently the kids candy jar, but it makes my heart beat a million times a minute whenever one of them takes the lid off. Because I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Napco cookie jar. My sister picked it up for me at an antique store in Kingman for around $17. It is one of my favorite things in life.
I picked this up for my adventure into horticulturism.
Maybe I should skip the horticulture-ness and fill this with candy Corn.
This was my find of the day. Stainless service for 8. Cost me $20 and it made me have a thrift store stalker. I could not turn around without bumping into this lady who was greedily eyeing my flatware. She was all Patrick Swayze ‘Hungry Eyes’ on me.
I have decided I am done with plastic silverware. I am trying to be a little ‘greener’ these days. I mean, recycling wine bottles only goes so far. Plus I am tired of shelling out money on things that literally get thrown away. And the little plastic knives are, for all intents and purposes, useless anyways.
I was not successful in attempts to identify the pattern. I thought it was Oneida, because it came in an Oneida anti tarnish box, but I could not find a match on the Oneida website.
Eventually my head started to hurt from silverware research. It is stamped Stainless Steel Japan on the back. If anyone has any ideas on the origin, feel free to share!
Hope you all have a wonderful, fabulous, cool weather week.
I am off to pack lunches and contain myself from cartwheeling to the bus stop.
Then maybe to Target to buy some candy corn.
The possibilities are, after all, endless…..