free, healthy (and hot)

The forecast included a heat alert, so we started out early!
We picked up a map and followed it.
 Twenty rocking chairs painted by local artists
 were arranged primarily around the courthouse square.
 It added up to a free,
 and entertaining morning!
 We also checked out a few of the thrift stores,
looking for books by Claire Bee--sports stories requested by one of our grandsons.
 With no luck in THAT department,
 we enjoyed a great dinner buffet before heading home.
 I believe there are other towns that host similar events
 in the summertime...
 How about YOURS?
 I believe this last chair was my favorite.  
It caught my eye from a distance, and up close we discovered
that the design was burnt into the wood!

three bags full

 I took a chance at Meijer yesterday when I stumbled on an assortment
of bagged coffee beans on the discounted rack toward the back of the store.
 With a little help from our grinder (which had been out-of-service for awhile
and apparenty not cleaned when stored), 
we enjoyed our coffee VERY much this morning!
Killer Beanzzz was the first one we tried.

Have you ever found a surprisingly good buy on a discounted grocery rack?


I just KNEW it was going to be gorgeous!

can you say "curbside"?

 I didn't let my Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes or the fact that it was missing a drawer
get in the way of loading this gem into the trunk of our car!
There is a mirror, too!  We won't put it back on this piece.
I have OTHER plans for it!
The entire piece will be painted.  
It will be quite the transformation.
(I can hardly wait!)

today's haul

I went to My Favorite Thrift Store this morning
primarily to buy some greeting cards.
At only $.45 each they are the best deal in town! 
 I always find some very unique and appropriate cards, and today was no exception.
Just inside the door stood this treasure.
The price made it irresistible.
(You may know how THAT is!)
The volunteer clerk suggested I could use it to load up my other purchases.
It was a good idea, but except for the cards, I only purchased 2 wooden puzzles
and an amber necklace that I'm testing for authenticity by putting it in the frig
for a couple of hours and seeing if it turns cold or not...