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Weird Wednesday – Shake It Up

Somewhere, far far away, there’s a magical world of weird little salt and pepper shakers. They’re one of the most collectible collectibles, you can find them in any style, and a whole bunch of them can coexist peacefully on one shelf. Plus, they help you inconspicuously play with your food!

Baby Hands Ceramic Salt and Pepper Shakers by modernfx

Vintage 1940s Art Pottery Dead Bug w/Sprayer S&P by thetoadhouse

Trilobite Salt and Pepper Shakers by potsdamelf

Vintage Plastic Cows Salt and Pepper Shaker Set by dirtybirdiesvintage

See? From baby hands to martian cows … well, I’m not even quite sure what to say, but they’re cute.

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Favorites & Freebies – Wooden Wonderland

Happy Friday, everybody!  This week, our newest favorites are all things woodsy.

Graphicspaceswood is an awesome woodshop with eco friendly and modern nursery and children’s furniture that’s so cute, you just might buy something for yourself.

Woodland Forest Friends Bookends

If you like wood so much you want to wear it, check out VectorCloud, a laser cut jewelry maker with an assortment of other cool products.

Rocker Baby Brooch

On to the freebies!

In need of some unique Christmas cards this year? TheDreamingDragonfly has a set of reproduction Victorian cards that are sure to make the recipient swoon. All you pay is shipping!

Chilly? Win a “bundle yourself up” set by de*nada.

Enter to win this hat, cowl, and glove set in purple and black.

Hint: If you’re on a budget this year (who isn’t?) and have a little free time, enter some giveaways! Don’t just enter for things you like, but things your friends and family might like. It’s a fun way to do a little “shopping,” and if you win it doesn’t cost you a thing. No one will ever know!

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Thoughtful Thursday – Sadness, Gladness, and A Little Madness

These past couple of weeks have been doozies. Some close friends of ours lost their father/grandfather, who was an amazing man. He was an inventor and entrepreneur, and his family loves him very much. One of my online friends, a sweet woman who just recently had a baby, also lost her father. This is why the holidays are such a hard time of year for so many people. It’s hard not to associate the sadness with the season. We’re praying and hoping for them to have peace.

We also found out, though, that two of our friends are expecting their first children! Yay! We are now friends with three couples expecting babies for the first time. We’re so excited for them; soon, I’ll be going into full-fledged baby gift making mode.

There’s also the fact that things have just been downright hectic. Mom and I are planning a big yard sale to help “clean house” so she can find a new place to live (and not have to worry about moving as much stuff.) Then there’s a whole issue with our healthcare system that I won’t even get into right now. She’s also been helping me with my Trunk Or Treat costume, and I’ve been making our trunk decorations. Of course, there’s the mondo-project of the Winter Wonderland Festival, which is starting to take shape! I’m trying to find room to store the boxes of decorations people have donated, and so many people have offered to help. It’s warmed my heart to see how many people are willing to donate their time and effort.

My husband just said to me yesterday that he thinks he’s overextended himself. Fortunately, I’ve learned how to ask for help and say no when I just can’t do something (though I don’t always do it,) but I understand where he’s coming from. Sometimes I wonder if it will all get done!

On top of everything, there’s a stomach bug going around that we’ve been trying to avoid. Today, it sounds like Mom may have gotten it. One of the local high schools had hundreds of students and about 10 teachers out from school because of it – nasty stuff. All I’m hoping right now is that Mom feels better, that neither Tom or I get it, and that it doesn’t rain this weekend. I’m just gonna believe it will all work out, because it always does.

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