Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Breaking the rules...

Over the last few years, every time Hubster and I go into a place like Cost Plus, Marshalls, Ross, or Pier One...we are struck by some of the beautiful dishes they have. We admire them and think that one day we'd like to get new dishes, but we would just never do it. For one thing, we already had a full set of nice sensible dishes, and for another...we would never be able to decide on just ONE pattern because we liked so many!
So one day, a few months ago, we were wandering through Marshalls and came upon the dish section. They usually have such a mish-mash of might find one plate that is really cool looking, but you'll never find a whole set. Another thing is that these plates and bowls are usually about a dollar...maybe two dollars each - which is a pretty good deal for some of the awesome stuff they had.
We stopped and admired several different plates and bowls and then we kinda looked at each other and wondered why we would have to find a whole set of the ones we liked? Why couldn't we just buy different, assorted plates and bowls that we DO like? Why would they have to match, or be part of a set, or all look the same, or even similiar?
It was at this point that we decided to break all the rules and just get all different kinds of dishes! I'd had our other dishes for at least 10 years...and hubs wasn't really too fond of them anyway. We decided that we would slowly just aquire an entire set of dishes that we liked. Nothing could match or look similiar - we decided to go for stuff that was completely different and funky.
Of course I had to take pictures and document everything :)
These our our previous dishes...beige with a blue and green stripe around the outside.
and here are some of the things we picked up that first trip....
Big Plates!

This is one of my favorites...

I'd say our first trip was productive! We have so much fun digging around on all the shelves trying to find the odd funky plate.
We've acquired alot more since that first trip - so I will be taking more pictures :)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Why do I need a title?

I have a recent obsession.
I find myself reading this throughout the day, catching up on old posts...wondering if anyone I know has ever posted. Some of these women are insane - and others are just stupid - and others I can totally relate to! haha
Go read True Wife Confessions and watch your day disappear hour by hour as you become sucked into the vortex along with me....

In other news, I've sold 12 books on Amazon! It's a far cry from the 56 books that I listed, but I'm honestly surprised at the ones that have sold so far. It seems to be around a book a day so far. I'm happy because not only did I make room on my bookshelves, but I can actually make money off the books I've read and don't want anymore. I was going to use Ebay because the fees are less, but the good thing about Amazon is that if your item doesn't sell, you don't have to pay any fees and since I listed so many books - I figured it would really suck if I have to pay fees on the ones that don't sell. My favorite hobby is actually making us money now, which is awesome!
We bought Ms. Georgia a new collar over the weekend and she is STYLIN - looking very snazzy in red...Here's a close up - hibiscus flowers...

And even though it's very yuppie of us - we got a matching leash too. The leash we had was way too thin and small to handle her anymore - she's not a tiny puppy now - she can drag me down the street if she wants to...hee!

She also has a little backyard aquaintance Gertrude:

She hangs out on our back fence at night...scary eh?

I leave you with a cute picture I found on our camera...