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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I Won!! and Remodeling$$$$$$$$$...

I arrived home yesterday afternoon, and this box of goodies was waiting on me! I won Dawn's 2ooth Post Giveaway over at Gahan Girls. For a much better picture check her out. I was so excited since I never win anything. She now has her seashell crosses for sale and they are so pretty. Mine is a smaller version of the larger ones that she has for sale. There 4 vintage hankies, an old badminton trophy, vintage note pads and one of her cute matchboxes with a little birdie right on top. You will want to stop in for a visit at her place, because she will make you feel right at home. Thanks Dawn!

What are you spending your remodeling $$$$ on these days. Well here is a look at where mine are going............
A view in the front yard.


A beautiful view out the side door.



and my hydrangea that was finally showing promise.... Oh the necessities of owning an older home. I will say on a brighter note, that it is completely paid for thanks to God's provision for us. We have been here through my daughter's lengthy illness, job loss, a wedding, and now the empty nest. The nest is just in need of a little repair.
Remember that HUGE JL yard sale that I was so excited about? Well I spent more on the tickets for my daughter and I to get the Early Bird shopping than on our actual purchases. Needless to say I had been so excited and we were both disappointed. No purchases worthy of showing you today. Oh well maybe next time. Today I'll be catching up on the laundry and collecting a few nails later on. Have a blessed day!
Jackie

11 comments:

Susie Harris said...

Oh thats no fun but you sure gotta have it. Take deep breaths and it will be over soon. Smile... the next redo may be more fun.

Bella said...

Congratulations, that is so pretty!

Can't wait to see your remodel :)

Bella

Darlene said...

Congratulations on your win!!! I bet it was exciting to get a package. Remodeling is no fun but it will look good when through.

I hate it that you didn't find a whole bunch of great goodies. Sorry you were disappointed.

Mrs. Trixi said...

Congratulations on your win. That cross is so pretty!! I know what you mean about older homes. My honey worked on plumbing all day yesterday and will probably be all this next weekend. However, we love it here.

The Pink Potpourri said...

hi! thanks so much for stopping by The Pink Potpourri! I update the blog daily with different topics, and of course a giveaway EVERY weekend!

I love your blog...my husband and I are in the middle of remodeling our home as well. and congrats on your awesome prize package!

HeathahLee said...

When we re-roofed our house my 5 beautiful azalea bushes were the unfortunate casualties. I have SORELY missed them! Hoping the remodeling goes well!

Gretchen said...

Jackie,

We got a new roof last fall so I knew as soon as I saw the truck what you were getting. A new roof isn't really exciting but very necessary. Ours lasted 17 years and gave us time to pay off our mortgage too.

You lucky girl for winning Dawn's gifts. I've already ordered a shell cross from her and although I'm very jealous you won, I'm glad those gifts went to such a happy home.

Gretchen
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Employee No. 3699 said...

Hi there, came here through The Pink Potpourri. I have many remodeling plans for the inside of our house...just need the funds and the time.

Good luck with your construction and congrats on your win!

Toodles~

THE SANDY DOG BAKERY said...

WOW Congratulations!! I'll be watching for more of the remodeling updates!

Shannon said...

Congrats on your win. Too bad you didn't find anything at the garage sale. Can't wait to see if you found anything today while thrifting!

Crystal said...

Congrats on winning the Gahan Girls prize! That is so cool :-) Good luck with the roofing/ remodeling.