Monday, April 27, 2015

Letter X- is 10 in Roman numerals

 It is really hard to think of a post on the letter X.   The symbol “X” means 10 in Roman numerology. So I am going to write about 10 things I am really happy about.

  I went to an estate sale this past weekend and really scored some fun stuff at great prices.  I stopped by on Friday on my lunch hour and only spent a few minutes there. On Saturday , they lowered the prices to 50% off everything.  Woohoo!

  1. I got this bag of vintage clothes pins for only 1.00$.  I bought a small bag that had 3 in them from an antique store around Christmas and paid close to 5$.   So this purchase made me really happy!

2. I bought this beautiful ( to me) handmade full size quilt that I’m in love with.  I love the bright colors and it has orange in it. For those who don’t know, Orange is my all time favorite color!  I have an old wood ladder in my hallway that has quilts draped over the rungs.  I like being able to grab one and curl up on the couch with.

 3. I bought a wooden wine box that had pretty spools of various lace all for 5$.
I bought a lovely vintage lamp for only 10$.  I have seen these same lamps go for close to 50$.  And the sockets all work

    I bought a box of fun vintage buttons , and some spools of thread and some bias tape ribbon all for 2$.  You pay a dollar now just for one or 2 of the button sets at junk shows and antique stores. 

  2. I got to celebrate my 2nd cousin’s 40th wedding anniversary. Dad and Deb were there and we had a fun evening.

  3. I got a 30% off coupon at Kohl’s which really makes me happy. I rarely get those. They had a sale on house slippers where you buy one pair – get the 2nd pair for one penny.  My dogs ate my new pair I got for Christmas so I grabbed some for me and mom.  I bought Mom a few other fun things and wrapped her package last night. I just need to go to post office and mail it to arrive by Mother’s Day. 
  4. I started my rule again where if I buy a new shirt- I donate a shirt out of my closet.  I have a coworker that has 2 boys and her husband cant work. She is on very tight budget and never buys for herself. She loves getting my shirts and I picked out 3 for her that I think she will like.   One of them is a new one but I took the tags off and she doesn’t know.   She would get mad if she knew I bought it FOR HER so its what I do.  I love it!!
  5. While going through some clothes last night, I also have 2 bags of clothes to donate to a charity I support: Genesis Womens Shelter .  It supports abused women who flee from their homes with nothing, and they also help provide resources for employment, and other support to them.
  6. This Friday will be May 1.  My birthday is in May and several other friends and family celebrate in May.  I am getting older and that is a blessing! Every day to wake up and be alive is a true gift.  I celebrate my birthday all month. 

So my numbers got totally messed up. haha!!  I cant seem to fix it either.  Don't try this at home kids. 
We need to make a point to think of at least one thing a day that makes us happy. It's very easy to list the irritations.  

Happy Tuesday yall!! 


  1. its is such fun to see how creative people have been with 'X' in the challenge.
    I too love vintage lace- what a find

  2. I love that quilt, and I do not think you even have to add the qualifier it is beautiful to you. If someone does not like it, they just do not have to comment on it. But the material is quite beautiful, and vintage things are amazing.

  3. Hi Holli - thanks for coming over to say Hi .. and enjoy the month of May's birthday celebrations after the April haul it makes sense! 7 or 10 what's the difference ... love the selection of goodies you managed to find .. I'm not a crafter but can see the interest in those treasures ...

    Cheers Hilary

  4. What a great idea for a post. I love it. That is so nice that you do that for your coworker.

  5. X = 10, that is a great idea for a post. Love the menu. Did the restaurant provide it or did someone in the group make it up?

  6. Happy upcoming Birthday month! I love how you donate clothes to your co-worker. That is awesome. You have such a good heart.

  7. Happy Birthday. You're about XX, right? I loved this post. Very clever way to deal with this letter!

  8. You made some great finds at the garage sale!

  9. I love this post. It is so like me! Love the lace!

  10. Now you're a woman who knows how to shop! I can't believe you got that gorgeous lamp for only $10. I like your get a shirt/give a shirt philosophy.
    Early Happy Birthday--hope your friends and family treat you like a princess. :)

  11. 1- But the bulbs don't match!
    2- Mine is May 16th, Laurie is the 11th. Both 1962.

  12. You are so clever with X - I love your donating of t-shirts as you acquire new ones - think I'll steal that rule from you. Thanks! @Door2LoreSue
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  13. You wrote >>I started my rule again where if I buy a new shirt- I donate a shirt out of my closet.<<

    Hey, I'm on that wagon, too! All of a sudden, I am just tired of stuff.


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