90 Years old

Today is my Mother in Law’s 90th. birthday.

Last weekend we had a big birthday party outdoors at her house there were over 100 people there.

She is very active and she says that it is to keep her mind strong.

My Mother in law is one of those people who does not bad mouth others. I respect this woman so so much for that.

She is one of the strongest Christians I know. She spends 5 days of 7 days at the church making rosaries, quilts for the bazaar and they do other odds and ends.

If that is not enough she makes quilts, lap quilts etc for all her family. She loves reading and reads a book on most days.

She has 4 siblings 3 brothers and 1 sister and 3 are in their 90’s and 2 are in their late 80’s. It is such a blessing to be able to celebrate her 90th birthday with all of them.

Happy Birthday to her today and we love her very much.

 

 

Latest Auction Finds

Well, I was pretty excited this week at my auction wins.

I was able to snag one Himalayan salt lamp with plug, and 8 of the ones that hold tea candles. The regular price would be about $100.00 for them all I got them all for $15.00

Vacuum Sealer bags the kinds you put blankets & quilts in yes I bought some more. This brand is $25.00 a box so this was $125.00 worth of them I got all 5 boxes for $21.00

Breyer Brand Deer set the Mama, Daddy and  Baby these are expensive boogers $45.00 regular price and it included a garbage truck that was made by Interia regular price $37.00 I got both of these things for $8.00

This parts funny a case of green apple now or laters there were 6 packages of 5# packages per box I won two boxes for $5.00 ok that’s 60# of now or laters. I guess I will be giving most of these away. I have no idea the actual cost of a case but let’s assume  $40.00 a box.

A Zero water filter pitcher $37.00 I paid $7.00.

Regular price for all items before taxes was $424.00 and I spent $69.71 & this included tax and buyers premium.

There is nothing better than a good auction or a great clearance aisle. I love my good deals.

 

Fourth Of July

Everyone, please remember that most pets do not like fireworks. Many run away from home if left outside during the fireworks. Bring the pets in so they have the security.

Daisy does not seem bothered by them but then again she stays in the house.

Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July.

 

Local Auctions

I love auctions the thrill of bidding for a week and finally winning something or deciding there was something you were bidding on that went for more than you wanted to pay.

Just watch yourself because its sort of like gambling it can be quite addictive.

Go to this site Auction Site and put in your zip code and the distance you want to travel. I am sure you will find something in your area.

Last weekend I won 67 boxes of ice packs some were 8ct some were 12 ct part of them were therapeutic Polar Pack for sprains, arthritis etc. the rest were the kinds to keep medication cold or to use in a lunch box by U- Tek. They were all the flat kind. My cost was $20.00 the boxes took up the entire truck bed plus double stacking.

I won 4- 3M soap dispensers and 5 bottles of antibacterial soap for $16.00. It looks like the dispensers are worth $50.00 and the soap $23.00. We will use two outside one by the barn and greenhouse and I will share the others. I even won some extra soap for these.

A case of ZEP antibacterial soap hand cleaner for $12.00 they were quart size and there were 12 bottles.

I won the younger grandkids a set of 3 balls soccer, football and basketball they were youth size but I got them for $10.00.

A few other odds and ends but needless to say I was quite pleased with my winnings for the week. My husband, on the other hand, seems to think I am crazy because I won the ice packs. I am giving many away to family and friends but I am going to also sell some of them and make a little profit from them.

This was my third time to do this auction in the last 7 months.

Look for auctions near you sometimes you will find some really great things.

DIY Windspinner

My husband came up with this idea of using old portable fan blades and making it into a wind spinner.

He spaced the blades a little different so you can see the green and yellow at the same time. This is made using two fan blades.

He had to buy some bearings, metal dowel, locking collars and a T everything else we had already.

Next, he will be making some single ones because we have two more blades but they are different so they will not work together.

Use your imagination to recycle & come up with something really unique. DIY is a way to be creative & challenge yourself into designing.

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