Friday, August 5, 2016

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At the Walmart this week they were just about giving away plants.  All the plants were marked way down.  If you put them in your own container, they are a nice find.

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McDonalds has lobster rolls for $8.99 for awhile.  I always try to get one because it is real lobster.  Makes a nice treat.

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I like pretty tea cups.  One time I saw the tea set like the one of Oprah’s favorite things on Ebay. It’s made in Italy and is called Vietri Water Garden Tea Set.   The opening bid was $25.00 and I bid on it.  You know how those go, the opening bid just gets it started.  The set was worth about $400.00 or so.  I forgot about it and then about a week later I got a notice that I won the bid.  I couldn’t believe it.  The guy that was selling it, won the set on Oprah’s Christmas give away from her favorite things list that year in Chicago.  He said that he was glad that I won it and could appreciate it and  to enjoy it.  Wow!  When I got it, it was in the original box, never opened and brand new.  I just treasure it.

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Could not believe that I got that set.

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When I was shopping in West Lebanon, NH this week I love to go to the Price Chopper.  For one thing, they have all kinds of plants at a reasonable price.  I always get a plant.  Then blueberries and strawberries were only $1.77.  I couldn’t believe it.  Got those.  Then they have a huge deli and I saw some Vegetable Sushi that was a must have.  It had Wasabi and low sodium soy sauce with the Sushi as well as fresh ginger.  They even give you chopsticks with it.  It was so much fun to have for lunch.  It was way less a price then going to the high price Japanese restaurant that they have in West Lebanon and just as good in my opinion.  Then to make for a beautiful day, I saved $5.00 on my groceries with my price chopper card.  Love it.

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I try to have healthy food and I saw a neat idea for Zucchini noodles and grilled shrimp on Sur la table for their cooking classes.  The recipe had grilled shrimp, goat cheese and burst cherry tomatoes.  Now I can’t take one of those cooking classes because their closest store that has classes is in Natick, MA.  Too far from me.  But I found a similar recipe and am going to try it.  It was not easy to find that recipe and I pinned the recipe on my Pinterest veggie board.  I love the colorful cherry tomatoes and garden fresh zucchini that they have at Pete’s, my favorite farm stand.

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Then I found a recipe for marinated grilled shrimp that sounded like it would be really good.  I printed that recipe out and stapled it to the Zucchini Noodles recipe.

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I love the above idea to have in the back yard for the little grandchildren.  My son has a huge lawn at his camp and this would be fun for the kids to have.

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They already have a swing like the above to add to the fun.

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I like the hammock swing idea for the baby.  So comfy.  My littlest grandson has one almost like it.

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I like old fashioned lantern lights.  Especially when they are on grey cedar shingles.

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I like the idea of one color flowers all together.  It’s what Barefoot Contessa always says that she learned from seeing the flower shops in Paris.

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See what I mean, Jellybean?  I love it.

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The above is my dream desk.  And the window door is awesome.  I had a desk similar to  that one time when I worked as a receptionist at a Real Estate office.  The owner of the real estate company was from New York City.  Her mother was an artist and her Dad was an actor.  She could decorate with so much style and she could do it on little money.  She claimed the furniture was flea market finds.  But sometimes I used to wonder about that.  I really liked her style.

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I would like to spend a day just enjoying the lake.  I think that to have lake front property would probably be the ultimate in ideas.

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A hammock is just dreamy.

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And you can see all the stars in the sky at night because there are no street lights in your eyes.

And that’s my thoughts for today.

 

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