Thursday, August 18, 2011
Good morning everyone. Today will be our last post as we end this summer season. You may be aware that we are about to enter our busy season and time will not allow me to dedicate much to our blog. I hope you have enjoyed this blog to date and will keep visiting our store. We appreciate you and look forward to see you soon.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I couldn't believe my eyes. Monday morning I walked into our kitchen and there were these three humongous green objects on one of our carts. What in the world are these, I asked. Our cook happen to be standing there and her reply was....squash.
TJ is our cook and she is an avid gardener. One of her passions is growing vegetables. She mixes, prepares, adds etc. to her gardens to make them the very best. Obviously she did very well for the squash you see below. They are called "Fuzzy Squash" and they are HUGE. About eighteen to twenty-four inches between the three of them. Friday's the day she is going to cook them up for our recipients. I can't wait to see what's on the inside. I'll keep you posted.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I feel blessed to be a part of such a wonderful organization. Of course the Meals on Wheels program is a God send for so many people. But this time I wanted talk about our customers at the store. Since the beginning of my time with Meals on Wheels, I have been touched by so many people and I've developed relationships with many of our customers. So many come because they love the thrill of the hunt and some come because they need a certain something. What ever the reason we are so happy they come in to see us. The conversations with those who are buying for others, or the mention of an issue in their lives that is important to them becomes imortant to us. The phrase, "please pray for me..." tells me they trust us. That's huge in my book. I wish I could name everyone whom we have all grown to love, but that could take while, so I'll just say thanks to all of you for being our friends.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
It's right around the corner. Get everything ready. Be prepared! All the way down to your outfit. Eusabia put this outfit together for your enjoyment. Way to go Sabia! What would we do without you?!
Friday, June 24, 2011
It seems that alot of people collect one thing or another. Some things are more valuable than others, and some are less valuable. I'm thinking of one of our customers who collects marbles. He stops in from time to time to see if we have any. As you can see in the picture I found, marbles have beautiful markings and it's interesting to see all the different designs.
Others collect coca cola things.
What ever your taste, it's fun to go out and look for the things you love.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
I had to take this picture of one of our customers as he was about to leave our store. He had purchased a very large suitecase. This suitcase was extra, extra large in size and there was no way he could set this on his lap to get it home. After I finished ringing him up, he asked me if I could hook it on to the back of his chair. He had two large hooks that were, for the lack of better words, kind of spring fed connected to the back part of his wheel chair. I said of course and off he went. I could just picture him going down the street with this and as I watched him go towards the door, I chuckled a bit because it was kind of cute. A very large suitcase following a chair is not something you see everyday. . When I asked if I could take a picture for our blog, he said sure.
My thought is that if gas goes up, up, up again, we may all be getting around town in similar ways.
Thank you sir for the picture.
Friday, June 17, 2011
This idea I've known about for a long time and have always wanted to implement it somewhere in my home. I've just never gotten around to it. Martha Stewart left directions on exactly how to do this. (What would we do without Martha?)
1. Unscrew the extension mechanism from the bottom of the table. Remove the part of the table you won't be using.
2. Sand the remaining part, then prime and paint it.
3. Nail or screw a two-by-two-inch piece of wood to the wall at the height of the tabletop so that the edge of the table rests on the wood support.
4. Screw through the top of the table to the wood support; fill the holes with wood filler, and paint over them.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Many times when we go to a thrift store or flea market we just look for things that pop out at us. But, when you take a little time to match things up, you could put together a beautiful setting for an end table or dinning table. Slow down and smell the roses and you could go home a very happy shopper.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
You'll need to decide how many you want to use in order to create a collage or hanging. Press each one of them and then secure them individually to a 14 inch artist canvas. You will need fusable webbing for this. The rest is just as easy. Hang on a nail or mounting strip and your done.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The next time you run across an old screen think about this project. A hanging pot rack. All you need is a screen door, take out the screen and replace it with heavy-gauge wire mesh. Suspend the door from the kitchen ceiling with heavy metal chains. You'll use "S" hooks for hanging the pots and pans. Easy, breezy project.
Do it yourself -Better Homes and Gardens
Monday, June 13, 2011
Does this picture appeal to anyone else. Every time I walk by the shelf it sits on at our store, I look at it and I just imagine a calm, peaceful, quite lifestyle. Although, I'm not sure that kind of life really exist. Maybe it does. I'll just continue basking in my dream of living in the countryside of rolling hills like this one, with just a few neighbors around, flower gardens that are perfect for picking, home grown vegetables ready to be picked and enjoyed and a beautiful home ready to be visited by family and friends.