Jul 31, 2016


Whew, what a day I had yesterday!

Miss Charlene took me on a little field trip to House of Stitches, but the day started with a quick run into Erica's first.   I wasn't in the store five seconds before I saw this and just had to have it:
Isn't it totally swell?  I am in love with all things Peanuts and all things Jim Shore and all things snuggling with Stewey, so this seemed like it was just meant to be.

Then, because she is who she is and because I am a nutjob that gets totally obsessed with the strangest things, Miss Charlene gave me these:
They're magnetic bookmarks!  And I have been on a quest to find them ever since I got one by mistake when I bought planner stitckers last year at the Hobby Lobby!  I love love love the darn things and can't believe she found ones with colors and designs that are cool and blow my skirt up at the same time!

I tried to be good at HOS, I really did.  But I kept petting the pretty threads and oohing and aahing over stuff and eventually had to ask Miss Joy and Miss Nancy to just stop me from myself.  I managed to get most of the threads I needed for Poppers, some stretcher bars, tacks, and then just had to have this:
There were a few finished models of it on display...one was on 40 count gauze and one had been made into a little keeper.  Something about it made my heart sing...so into the basket it went along with all of the threads.

You would think all of that excitement would have been enough for one poor portly little spinster, but noooo.  We went to lunch and I had one of the best reubens I've ever had, fries, and cole slaw, and then, because I seemed to be on some kind of tear completely....we had cheesecake for dessert!

(It was National Cheesecake Day yesterday, after all).

(Thank you again for lunch, Miss Charlene! But you have to stop doing that because eventually your halo is not going to fit into your bicycle helmet!)

After a five hour nap I pulled on some clothes and decided to run to the Targets for Starbucks k-cups.  They were on sale and I had a coopun, so I figured one more little expenditure in the spirit of long term coffee savings would be totally justified.

Good grief...I ended up with all kinds of stuff in my cart and even managed to find a cell phone case in the dollar section that was exactly what I was looking for in the electronic section, but they were $39.99 and even I could not imagine spending more on a cell phone outfit than I do on one of mine, so the dollar bin it was.  I also got deoderant and hand cream and new stitchy glasses and all kinds of other crap and as I drove home I giggled about looking like a drunken monkey with a debit card.

After all of this crazypantsness, I am happy to report that my little pin money account is still intact, thankyouverymuch.  I am still a girl on a budget and am really being very careful with my expenditures, but boy...did that feel good!

We're tucked into the Happy Chair with stitching and Housewives today.  It's a little cloudy this morning, so I suspect we will snoozy for the duration:

The minions have apparently found the beach and have not managed to fininsh one single household task around here, but tomorrow is a new week and we've sent out a search party for them.  Who needs a spotless house when the Queen is at Balmoral and not likely to call?

Happy Sunday to one and all!  I hope that your heart sings with fun and happiness today!


  1. Love the new stitchy project, and love the Peanuts figurine. I live in the world of "all things Snoopy" and can totally relate.

  2. Oh Coni, it sounds like you had a wonderful adventure yesterday. I really like the Peanuts figurine and your new stitching project. Off to go check it out! Please send the minions to my house when they have finished with yours! Thank you very much!

  3. Sounds like a fun day! Every now and then you gotta let go and loosen up the purse strings... it's just too much fun!! You got some wonderful items... love the stitchy piece and the Peanuts figurine. I keep all things Peanuts on the bottom shelf of an antique cabinet... I say it's for the grandkids, but I love it myself!! Enjoy your snoozy Sunday!

  4. What a wonderful day you had. Love the Peanuts piece.

  5. Sounds like you had a great day and I am very happy for you. I love the Snoopy and Charlie Brown.

  6. Where did you get your Reuben? I'm going to HOS in November with a girlfriend for the first time. Can't wait. She loves linen and I've heard they have a linen room!

  7. Sounds like a perfect day! I love the new chart and Charlie Brown and Snoopy are every so sweet!

  8. Perfect, awesome, totally wonderful day Coni...we all deserve one just like it once in a while...it helps to lift the spirits and settle the restless budgeters soul...good for you, girlfriend!

  9. Glad you had such a. Ice day out, Coni.

    Btw, next time you're at Target, check out the latest Entertainment Weekly, featuring Mr. Jeffrey Dean Morgan on the cover. Got my issue in the mail and thought of you straight away. :)

  10. My kinda day eating and shopping.

  11. Sounds you had a wonderful day! I am a Peanuts lover so it's always nice to see anything with those lovable characters! Heads up...Michaels' has house and garden flags with the Peanuts characters. Last year I bought a Snoopy Halloween garden flag there.

  12. You certainly had a good day out, love those little bookmarks, perfect for the serial reader!

  13. Glad you had a nice day out and about. A little therapeutic shopping is always fun.