Friday, April 9, 2010

My Drug of Choice…Bargain Shopping.

We May Need an Intervention.


Mr. Husband just returned from a Points North Heli Skiing Adventure in Alaska.  We are talking Warren Miller style here, dude.  I think he is crazy and quite frankly couldn’t rest the whole 9 days he was away.  He, on the other hand, had the time of his life.  He is an excellent skier and has been skiing most his life.  So for someone like him this is the ultimate experience.  I am so happy he was able to go and get away.  He works sooo hard and rarely does crazy fun things for himself or has guy time.  This was much needed and hopefully he will realize he needs to do more stuff like this to balance out work and play.  He said it was the most amazing experience of his life…next to getting married and having kids, of course.  Of course. ;)  A total natural high.


Well, to me that sounds like some sort of torture and I probably would have died on the peak of the mountain from fear alone.  My natural high? Hunting for bargains.  Even the hunt is great but the real excitement is when you actually find something totally amazing for a totally amazing price!  The other cool thing about this is I don’t really have a let down from my high because every time I walk by one of my sweet treasures, the feeling returns.  I know I am crazy, but chances are you are right there with me!


I have been a total blog and Etsy shop slacker!  Between spending Easter Weekend at the family farm, Mr. Husband being away and kids being home on spring break, the days have gotten away from me.  I have been working on a few things to share, I just need to get back in the swing of things.  Yesterday, I did a little shopping.  I was on the hunt at the thrift store for an old suitcase for the Carry Hope Suitcase Ministry I am participating in.  (If you haven’t heard about this, check it out.)  The mission was successful and I even found a bonus prize.  This great lamp for $9 and it is big and sturdy…and works!  I love it! (I love… lamp.)  I need to find a fantabulous shade for it, but isn’t she pretty?

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Then I went to the fabric store.  I have been itching to change out all the window treatments mistreatments in my house.  I have grown bored of them.  I found some  gorgeous, lush, amazing fabric for $5 a yard.  I know, right?!  Natural high baby. ;)  I also found a couple other remnants ($2-$3/yard)  and trim that are beaut-ee-ful for a couple other little projects I will be sharing soon.  Oh, and wood curtain rods, with rings {75% off = $5 each} AND a big round tray 90% off = $2.25!  All in all, happy day! :)

For now I think I have my addiction in control.  Not to say that one day you won’t see me on some TLC show.  Mr.Husband hasn’t called them yet. ;)  All kidding aside, I feel so grateful that I get to play and enjoy the things I love to do.  In all seriousness, my favorite natural high is being with my little family.  Spending time with my sweet girls and wonderful husband is the best.  Hearing my kids laugh and watching them grow is my ultimate experience! :)  I am blessed.

Stay tuned for more regular posts and some fun projects, tutorials, etc.

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  1. We share the same natural high! At least it is natural right? Love the new lamp and can't wait to see the new fabric all up!

  2. You have a beautiful blog. Thanks for visiting mine and being an encouragement!

  3. squeal! me too, me too! I adore your lamp! Just recently, my best friend and College Daughter both have gotten by the Thrifting-Bug and now get excited about going along with me... sooo much more friendlier with two (as Pooh Bear says)! I hopped over from New Friend Friday and am so happy that I did! Hope to see you back at my place sometime soon when you get a moment. I have become a follower and hope that you will do the same. Happy Weekend!

  4. I'm sorry...where do you shop? I'm so beating you there next time!

  5. Great lamp - I have one almost exactly like it that I found at GW and have a picture of it floating around my blog somewhere. I love the ripple design on the bottom.

  6. Cool, funky lamp...what a great find! Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday! And I followed too.

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