Monday, August 29, 2011

Vintage Hair!

Just wanted to see what thought? I watched bits and pieces of the MTV music video awards last night. I did see Katy Perry with her vintage cotton candy colored hair! I think it looks great! What do you think?

Katy Perry arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles
Singer Katy Perry arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles. UPI/Jim Ruymen

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Fun Thrifty Finds!


I wanted to share some of my finds this weekend! I've had good luck at my local Goodwill! I hope you enjoy!

 Beautiful set of 4 little desert plates! So vintage and cute!
 I don't find to many yellow flowery vintage plates so when I saw this beauty I snatched it up!
 I'm on a Pyrex hunt, got this beauty at the thrift store today after work for $4!

This is actually a place mat that I thought was just sweet!
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Saturday, August 20, 2011



I don't like that it's been 10 days or so since I last blogged! I do miss it! This week has been quite busy. On Wednesday we celebrated My father in laws and brother in laws girlfriends Birthdays! On Thursday we celebrated my Grandmother's 90th Birthday! It's always fun spending time with family! What I wanted to share was on the previous Thursday evening we went downtown to the Marketplace. It started last year where in the summer our town closes Main street on Thursday evening for Marketplace! Theres lots of local vendors,yummy food and locals spending a little money! So we finally went! I've been wanted to go forever, yet we are usually tired after work and all that good stuff. My sister,her boyfriend, gramma,aunt visiting for Louisiana and of course Gavin had a great time! I had a pulled pork sandwich the best in town! I bought a beautiful hanging plant for $5, what a bargain. Well here are a few pics! I do hope everyone's weekend is going great!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Share the joy!


I just love thrifting! Paying low prices,bargaing sometimes and the fun of hunting! These are a few things I recently picked up and haven't yet posted! They are from an amazing estate sale and a great Goodwill find! I hope you like!

I'd consider this med.-lg. I think it's so unique. No name on bottom. My Goodwill find!

 My estate finds!
 A favorite of mine. It adds to my pink pyrex collection! 2.5q in size
 So so cute! Great color, As I carefully cleaned it with dish soap and a sponge, some of the paint came of the poor horse.;(
 In package are at least 20 different little coasters. Beautiful box of various vintage greeting cards. Pretty vintage ribbon. Vintage pins!

Good night all,

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Sunday, August 7, 2011


Hello to all fellow bloggers,

As we are concluding our loved weekends. I left off sharing with you an amazing women, who's going to help Gavin and I make our family! We decided that it would be important that we meet of course. So Gavin and I made a trip out to California in January 2011,to meet J and her family. We met them the Friday evening we arrived, it was great, a little scary too! This was potentially the woman that would carry a child for us. And vice versa for her too. There were so many feeling going through my mind. I think it was like that for her too! We a had great evening chatting, hanging out and sharing pictures. We met again Sunday, to spend the whole day together! I couldn't wait! Gavin and I felt such warm feeling after our first encounter!

Sunday we met at Pink's, a famous hot dog joint in LA and we later went to the Santa Monica Pier for a beautiful day! We enjoyed a wonderful dinner together. We did have to say goodbye that night, I'll tell you it was tough! We would be leaving early Monday morning.

After an amazing trip and meeting amazing people we planned another trip to make a little magic in February. There was a problem though, In California in February we found out that Gavin needed surgery before things could happen! We were really bummed out, flat out upset, we were all ready to go! It wasn't a total wash because we were able to spend more time with our friend J and family! We were invited to their home ;) and grandparents home for dinner! It was just great!

So were back in Connecticut, Gavin has his surgery at the end of March and we are told we needed to wait 6-12 months before we could move further with the surrogacy. We were able to have some testing done last Monday which was 4 months post surgery. So here we are today, praying for positive results! Things could happen a little earlier than 6-12 months. ;) Gavin and I were blessed to have met J she's like a lucky star
Sweet dreams!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A few things I'd like to share!


Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Today's been a lazy Saturday for Gavin and I. No tag sales this weekend. Although I did quickly stop a Thrift store after work yesterday which was hard. I was tired and wanted to get home for dinner.
I did pick up a beautiful framed Monet print. I do adore it, it will go over our bare wall in back of our couch! I will post it as soon as it's up!

I have a few things to share with you today. A beautiful vintage bracelet I picked up a Treasure shop for a very reasonable price. I was told its made of aluminum and probably from the 1960's. What do you think?

It's my new favorite bracelet!

Top one says Loves Offering.
Bottom one says Won't you bee my honey, and cheer this heart of mine?
I will hug you all the while, come, be my Valentine!
Just adorable!
These are 2 magnets I bought from etsy! They are just to sweet!

Well Goodnight to all!
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Thursday, August 4, 2011


Hello all,

Gavin and I celebrated our 4th anniversary yesterday together! We both worked and poor Gavin had a root canal mid-day. How he went back to work I don't know! He did though, he is a trooper! We're planning to spend the day or overnight in Block Island sometime this month. It's a busy month with lots of birthdays and baby showers (not mine), its hard to find time in these busy months. We are looking forward to it though. Block Island is very cutesy and quaint, and Gavin has never been there. I think he'll really enjoy it. ;)

So, in the last post I had mentioned Surrogacy and how I was doing my homework.
It was pretty new to me. I didn't know anyone personally who had done it, just the rich and famous. ;) So I know most people know about it, but for anyone who doesn't. A Surrogate Mother is a woman who carries and gives birth to a child with the intent to give the child to the intended parents. A Gestational Surrogate is a woman who carries a pregnancy for someone else,donating only her uterus. A Traditional Surrogate is a woman who donates her egg as well as her uterus. There is so much to learn, I've been learning a little over the year. Last summer while learning, I met a few Surrogate Mothers and spoke with them via email and learned a little more. Towards the end of the summer I found a great website/little community of Surrogate Mothers and Intended Parents. I got a lot of  information as well as met some great people.

In the beginning of September I met an amazing women and great friend. ;) Big smiles!! I will call her J. We began chatting via email almost daily. Sharing lots of information about each other and family, life and our goals. I remember how excited I would get when I received a letter! Holy cow! And when a few days might go by without a letter. Wow it was just funny! I really looked forward to those letters. I believe in October is when we started chatting on the phone. I was so so nervous the first time, I remember it was an autumn day, I paced by backyard round and round for the whole conversation! It was great though! I saved ever email that was written and even jotted down a little bit of what we talked about and how long we spoke for! lol, it's quite funny. I little bit cute. J was what I talked about with my close colleagues at work,family and friends every day! Always something to say! Today almost a year later, she is still being talked out just about every day. Always lovely things J!

We decided that we wanted to work together! I also remember this day! What a day! ;) We decided J was going to help us become parents! J was going to be a Surrogate Mother for us and we would be the Intended Parents! Happy Happy time!

J has an very supportive, wonderful, kind and fun husband! These men are hard to find, yet I think J and I were blessed to find 2 of these great men! J also has two sweet sweet little ones! Gavin and I have had the pleasure of meeting the little munchkins. Their just amazing! J also comes from a supportive, great family! Who invited us into their beautiful home like we were family! ;)It was great! I'm not going to get into any of the not so fun parts of Surrogacy, but there are some considering it is a big deal.

I'm am getting very tired and I need to relax with Gavin a little before bed. I do look forward to next time sharing about our first meeting in good ol' California January 2011!
So until next time,
Happy Relaxing,