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One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Monday Madness

It was a much colder day here on Monday. Brr!  Temperatures dropped about 20-30 degrees from Friday's temperature.

Monday is my all-out cleaning day, but I had to shampoo a few carpets (thanks to some naughty cats).  I'll have to finish the rest of the house later this week.  However, I was able to get about 4 loads of laundry done, including some of the goodies I bought over the weekend.  Here are a few more items I got:

 









 Here is the sewing box I found at an antique mall.  It's not stained and in great condition.


And because it wouldn't be right to return home without some "bling" (ha ha!) I bought this snazzy pair of pink dangles for $5.00 (also from the antique store).

8 comments:

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

those aprons are Wow!
I like aprons-- should wear them more, but I forget.
Maybe I should hang them up in plain view...decor bonus and reminder to wear them!
It's been nice here-- upper 80's will be washing and hanging out laundry today myself.
have a great week~Pat

simplicityinthemaking said...

Wonderful finds. I have a difficult time finding nice linens at consignment stores. perhaps people beat me to it?

Kristina said...

Pat, those aprons were $2/each. I found them at an antique store. Some times I am lucky and find them in the thrift stores for $1.00/each.

Hibiscus House said...

I love this post, it is fun hanging the clothes out..love your linens and aprons very pretty.

Sam I Am...... said...

Wow! Did you ever hit the jackpot! All those linens are lovely and that red and white tablecloth I have too. It must have been popular "back in the day" because I saw one on an old rerun of Roy Rogers the other day. LOL! You get such good deals! Congratulations! Oh, the sewing box is lovely too and the "gems".

Michelle said...

You really won out this week. I loved everything.

Candy C. said...

What fun, love the aprons! :)

Nancy Jo said...

Hi Kris,
Hope you are all on the mend there. No fun when you are all sick at the same time, well its never any fun.
I put your book in the mail thursday.
Nancy Jo