Monday, October 26, 2015

Wonderful Witchy Week!

So Monday for me was spent getting ready for my witches party the next day ... that included a lot of cleaning, and dusting, sweeping and vacuuming.  and of course decorating!!

 I introduced my new witch to Elphaba, they seem to get along just fine!!
 I finished up the witch shoes I paper mach'ed last week, with some glitter, a whole bottle full in fact.
Then I set the table, so all would be ready for the next day!

Dad and I even took the time to go to the care center and present a family home evening that night.  Dad had bought a could of LDS games, that we shared with them.  We even gave out candy for prizes, I think they all had a good time.

 Then it was time for witches to arrive ... we started with Cruella DeVille!  

This is Jann and Ann
 These sweet witches are Trudy, Trina and Trish couldn't come, so this is Joanne.

This is Andrea, the witch doctor and Ginny as Samantha ... she could really twitch her nose!
 A different Joanne, Laurie and Patti.
 Here are a pair of Shirleys ... Carolyn Shirley and Shirley Hatfield, I am the real McCoy, of course.

Above is Pippi the sourthern witch, my friend Sherri Oldham ... such a fun woman can you tell?

To the right is the friendly witch Kim, who invited me to her witches' tea last week.
 The party was lots of fun, but I was exhausted when all was said and done ... I managed to nap in my chair for a couple of hours afterwards.

Of course Dad worked the full day, came home and emptied the seats out of the blue van so he could use it to haul the next day, then he did his regular shift at the temple!!
 On Wednesday, I left early for work so I could stop off in Provo to see the house that Trudy just finished flipping. The sale closed that afternoon so it was my only chance to see the amazing transformation they pulled off.  Now Dad and I are thinking of hiring her hubs to come do the insulation and sheet rock in the attic bedroom.
 I clearly had witchy on the brain, because I transformed this antique school picture into a school for witches picture at work.

That night Dad and I finally got a chance to see the Downton Abbey that had aired Sunday.

 I did the two collages of our bedroom and library before work on Thursday for an Instagram share.

That night, after making dinner for Dad and Cheryl, I headed to Elk Ridge for Book Club. We had read The Woman in White, which was one of the earliest mystery novels.  It was written by a friend of Charles Dickens and was serialized in Dicken's literary magazine of the day.  Kind of a fun, if wordy, read.

Dad brought home this 'witch' from work that day ... keeping with our week of witches!

 On Friday I was up early to hook up with Laura Gray for a day of junking.

We headed straight to Centerville for this estate sale, because I wanted to hit a shop in Bountiful, I'd committed to visit.

This sale was great, I got a bunch of pyrex and about 15 old flower frogs for a buck and half each.

 Next we stopped at Madeleine L' Amour on main in Bountiful.  Its a lot like Dear Lizzie in Alpine, but with more French influence.

Laura and I then visited my friend Vicki's house in Bountiful and shopped her garage ... yes, she's a dealer too.

Another estate sale, then we topped off our girls' day out with a  late lunch at Crown Burger.

After I dropped her off, I stopped at the DI in Sugarhouse...
and met up with my 'witch' of the day ....  They are doing a prize drawing, if you post on social media with certain hashtags, then you could win this, once a movie prop, guy ... no desire to own him, the selfie is the only bit I want ....

That night dad was off to the BYU Game. 

 On Saturday, I was off to work, while Dad went to watch Darby at a horse show in Salem.

 Then he worked on the front of the garage roof for a couple of hours before heading to the BYU game where he met up with these heavenly creatures ....

I meanwhile was working at the mall ... long day ... but good sales!

Afterwards Dad and I went to see Once I was  Beehive   and enjoyed it.  I think they did a good job of nailing what LDS girl's camps are like!

On Sunday I was off to our ward before joining Dad at one of the care centers for Sacrament meeting ... I parked behind the vans that belong to the home and felt sort of incognito, like when Barbara Streisand and Ryan O'Neil, drive a Volkswagen bug up on a car carrier full of bugs to hide from people chasing them ...

 After church we had a nice visit from Spencer and Brittney.  They've been elsewhere or sick on weekends, and busy with school and work on weekdays, and we've really not seen them much for about a month!   So that was nice ... then we got ready for the family dinner, which with all the Halloween decor around, sort of became a costume party.
 At least it gave us a chance to see the grands' costumes, so they don't have to trek all the way down here on Halloween.  And here we have the cutest witch of the week.
 We had some pretty over the tops costumes ...
cute hipsters, eh?

Davin is a Yoga Instructor, whose married to a Fox .. the kids were, Captain America, a Princess and a Giraffe, respectively.
 Here Orville Redenbacher and his fan a Super Heroine.

A cute shot of Davin and Adi
 A Fox with a borrowed cub.
 Gru reads his story book, make by Nell.
 Cousin time.

Captain America ...
 My Boys
 My Girls.

... and a panorama shot by Trevor, just for fun!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Flying Horses, Witches's Tea and Reclaimology!

Yep another week has become history!  It started with me walking with LaVern. Then I was off to work. Here's a random pic of one of my booths that day. 

I'd put dinner in the crockpot before work, so evening was easy, topped off with watching Downton Abbey! 
On Tuesday I sent off a package of dollar t shirts to Emily to solve the William crisis. He'd gotten new Pjs with super Heroes on them and taking them off had became a battle. 

I'd checked out three DIs and had come up with 5 superhero Ts. I mailed them Tuesday, then did some DI shopping before heading home for an evening of reading, as Dad was at the temple.  
On Wednesday I worked and got these shoes paper mached for my up coming witch party. 
I also got some pics off our survalence video of the man whose card I forgot to run. .... Yikes if I don't find him I get to pay $106.   He was super nice and someone saw him get in an Alpine School district truck, so Barb, who works for ASD is going to their facility that the trucks work from to show his picture around. Isn't she an awesome friend? 
Speaking of blurry pics from videos,  I screen shot this from the video Emily sent of William opening his super hero shirt package. So fun to watch! 

That night Dad and I watched more Old Home Love on DIY. I sure hope their show makes the numbers so they can make some more!! 

On Thursday I worked again and got the van loaded with some goodies for the show this weekend. 
After work I headed to Salt Lake to attend a witches' tea hosted by Kim Holmes, a new friend who I met at my last Fleaology. ( I also met her briefly at Vintage  Whites in February when I bought a patriotic rosette from her!)
There were probably some 40 witches gathered to share the fun. 
The food was great and I loved her decorating.  Lots and lots of it. 
I met her friend Elle who has a vintage boutique in Bountiful, it sounds similar to Dear Lizzie!! I can't wait to see it! 
Friday was crazy.  I hauled the stuff iI'd brought home Thursday from the van so I could load up the tables, screens and even a cupboard by my self.  Then I loaded the stiff from treasures along with stuff from my garage!   Then I ran to Treasures where a dealer had brought in cheap and dirty dug bottles, I headed home and  
Scrubbed them up and put poisin labels on them .... 
I also made spooky paper weights.  
Then I hauled it all to the red barn at Thanksgiving Point and set up for the show... Meeting new dealers is super fun, touching base with old friends is great too!! 
All the Scotts had gone to see BYU win again!! 
Saturday morning Dad came to do some finishing touches on the cupboard and we found this cool light fixture, probably for the kitchen!! 
My friend Shirley came by and bought a 'sit for a spell' chair I'd painted up. Sadly it was the only furniture I sold. 
Friends Laurie and Patti stopped by. 
As did these sweet hearts! 
Kimi Holmes and her friend dropped by too! (Kimi is in the right) 
Saturday was also Sam's birthday!  Happy Birthday Sam!! He and Emily took the kids to the flea market where the kids got pony rides ... I hear Bekie wanted to ride one with wings!  

After the show Trevor and J Scott came to load me out!!!  Thanks guys!  Dad had worked on the attic bathroom sheet rocking, then headed to an extra temple shift he's picked up. 

After loading  I went and babysat, well, I was an adult while Scott and Eva mostly took care of our bright shiny Penny!!  Nell and Trevor headed out to the temple! 
Today Britt sent me some cute pics.  In this one we see Charly's developing her sense of style!! 
And look at this cute dad!  Thanks Britt!  

It was a quiet day, dad was off early to his meetings. I got to be at Justin Biggler's mission farewell, and I taught Relief Society, on President Benson's Talk on Feed My Sheep  

   I loved the story about the man President Benson encouraged back into activity when he was a member of a stake presidency in Boise, Idaho. Later the man said ‘Brother Benson, I’ll never live long enough to thank you for coming to my home that Sunday afternoon. I am now a bishop. I used to think I was happy, but I didn’t know what real happiness was.’”