Thrift store treasures- three tiny little mice

  Not a whole lot to this one. Wish I could remember the names of this treasure I found but this one comes from the past. It is a fun story though and I thought it would be one you  all would enjoy. But first let me explain that these mice I bought were not…

Shopping trip to an Arizona cactus gift shop.

  This month’s shopping adventure is at a tiny little gift shop at a cactus museum here in Arizona. There are actually two little shops in the museum across from each other. There are so many beautiful cacti to see here. This is the place to go if you are a cactus fanatic. The first…

Thrift store treasures- The monkey in the room.

“ Memories are timeless treasures of the heart.” Years ago one of my many cousins(I have over 20 and that doesn’t include second cousins) had this adorable little wooden monkey hanging from her dresser mirror in her room. I am not sure who actually owned the little monkey because there were three cousins sleeping in…

Shopping trip to a real Arizona trading post.

Oh boy, do I have a fun one to share with you all this time. Out here in the old west we used to have trading posts in the middle of nowhere Arizona where natives, cowboys and pioneers would get most of their supplies. There was a lot of bartering that went on too. Sometimes…

Shopping trip to a giant fabric store

A couple weeks ago, around the time of Halloween, my daughter needed some fabric for a Star Wars costume she was making and the best store in our city for fabric is a giant store here called SAS. It has been around for decades. We headed over to get ideas and stock up on some…

Thrift store treasures- Vintage decorative pottery

This week I found an old ornament that reminds me of coloring books from the 70’s/early 80’s. It was marked .69 cents but it was a half off day so it ended up costing even less. On the back was marked Ceramica Del Convento Aracena. I loved the little leaves and textured circles that were…

Shopping trip with hubby

Sometimes we take shopping trips to my husband’s favorite stores. Those stores either are car related or outdoor adventure and sports stores. Whoops, forgot fish and scuba, oh and restaurant supply stores. Then there are the little mom and pop delis around the city. He actually enjoys a lot of unique shops. Last month we…

 Shopping at the Farmers market

“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough” Frank Crane We try to get to a farmers market at least once a month. Nothing wrong with the larger food stores but at a farmers market you can find a healthier selection of foods…