Thrifted. Updates. Randoms.

1) Thrifted.

Fabric. Yards of it. A very neat book that describes the history of the farms on major routes in Maine (And no, ours isn't in it. A drawback for being off the beaten path, I suppose.) A kid size leather purse. Two transferware coffee cups and a set of metal measuring cups (like my mom had!). $10.00
Two more complex puzzles for my little guy who wants tricky. A couple books. A huge lot of wooden beads. This mega bag full of wool (Do you know how much wool is by the yard?! MEGA savings!). $10.00

2) Updates

Yesterday I had the perfect day. Breakfast with my family, stacked wood with my littles creating this elaborate play schema next to me and the BOG working on a project nearby, line dried three loads of laundry, made homemade spaghetti (noodles included) with my littles, after nap a playdate included 3 fantastic moms and we together watched our 8 children play and then we went for a couple mile walk, watched the train go by and made a cookie cake.  A lot in a day, perhaps, but the pace of the day didn't feel hurried.

When my little boy says, "But mama, can't we just make him a little something?", I end up bringing a little gift to a 'no gift' party. I made this:
 To complete this:
Hamburger buns from scratch. Seriously, you must try these warm.
 And I squeal with delight at my new griddle. I've wanted one for years and haven't spotted one at a thrift shop. Took the plunge...goodness, why did I wait so long? I want to use it every chance possible.
 You know what's good in pancakes?  Throw a couple frozen strawberries, blueberries, black raspberries and red raspberries in the food processor. Drop in these homemade pancakes as they are cooking. Yum.
 More perennials to enjoy. Hens and chicks.

And we're replenishing inside flowers. I love this time of year.

3) Pictures from the memorial day parade. Which she was initially unsure about and then once started, scared and in my lap until the very end. And then she wanted more once it was over.  He loved the parade though.


And with all that rambling, I will now just bid you all a happy Friday!


  1. Goodness! You've been busy! You really lucked out on the wool fabric! I used to make small things with felted wool so I would shop the thrift stores and buy old wool blazers. Then I would bring them home and felt them. It was much cheaper (and more interesting) than buying wool at the fabric store.

  2. Oh my goodness, you are the QUEEN of productivity! Wow!

    So many wonderful things here!

    You find such awesome treasures. I love those teacups!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  3. Sounds like a lovely way to spend a day. I'm looking for a complete set of measuring cups like that too! I bought a couple with only 2 of them, hoping the other two will find their way to us! ;0)
    Love that your boy sees the value in making gifts.
    I've always wanted a griddle too!
    Enjoy your weekend!



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