Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Clothing Order

I usually share clothing orders, but then don't always share what I keep or send back....so I'll share a couple here today.  So, the leopard print booties arrived....they are adorable.  The fit is true to size...
I wear a 9 and they fit perfect.  Love the heel....my days of stilettos or high heels are long behind me...these have a chunkier heel which I really like.

The boots slip on and have a cute zipper closure.
Now...these are not for anyone who has a wide foot....they are regular width which is fine for me.
I will be putting in a memory foam insole...I walk on the ball of my foot...and since these do have a heel...without a soft insole...my feet would hurt.

So these are a yes from me...


The down puffer coat is a keeper (at the lower price..).  If you remember, the price dropped by $20 after it was ordered...and since it was already on sale...a price adjustment would not be made.  When the higher priced one arrived...I sent it back...since I had reordered it at the lower price.  This jacket runs small....but fits me really well.  It's super warm...and I love that I don't have to fight with a zipper...it is snap closure...and the sherpa collar is super cute.  This jacket is lightweight, down filled...and not bulky or heavy....




And since this cute toque was also on sale...it goes well with the jacket...


A couple of things I didn't bother to show....I sent back.  A pair of black leather mitts, which I loved...but were too big....and a black  twisted headband which I thought was more of a knitted winter headband...but was very thin material and not really conducive for my winter needs!

So, this blouse is one hundred times nicer than in the photo...it is actually gorgeous!  A fitted style...which is amazing.  Obviously a strapless bra is required under neath....but it's a big yes for me!  This is a top that can be worn dressed up or dressed down in my opinion....



And this flirty, little dress had actually sold out!  Then it happened to be back in stock...and was marked down to $14.97!!  So cute...and again...the photo does not do it justice!  It's pretty and feminine...has a keyhole back.  It is a fitted style..and the length is perfect...I was a bit concerned it might be too short....but it falls just above the knee.  Super cute for summer with a pair of sandals!   And it fits beautifully....so yes to the dress!  



So that's a bit of my clothing haul that I kept...and am very happy with.  The cold temps are forecast to break today...looking forward to it not being so cold.  Have plans to go thrifting with a friend...so will share any bargains I find!

Chow for now!!



Tuesday, January 21, 2020

9 Mondays Til Spring!!

Well...not really.  Spring is just a day on the calendar here....we've had snow storms in May in previous years!  And speaking of snow...I think it either flurried or snowed most of last week....with some high winds thrown in enough to be called storms.

I'm repurposing my Christmas wreath and added a small sunflower filled bird feeder and suet cake for our feathered friends.  Mr. Seventies hung it on the pool deck wall...so I can watch from the kitchen window and see if any birds come to visit.  This is the north side of the house...a difficult spot to find a sheltered spot for feeders.....



We have a couple of feeders and suet balls hanging in the thick Yew tree at the front of the house....which is a perfect spot for birds and squirrels to hang out during storms....providing protection from the elements.  We can see movement in the tree and lots of activity most days....


Warm summer pool days seem so far off when everything is covered in snow...


Yes....there is a pool under all that snow....


I needed to pick up a replacement bulb for the light in the microwave/vent range....it requires two and one had burned out...the outdoor temp was -15 degrees Celsius according to the thermometer in the SUV when I took this photo....on my way to Home Depot...


Found just what I needed....and picked up a couple to have an extra one on hand....


Mr. Seventies is going to be painting my vanity when the weather warms up......


We won't be using Fusion paint this time...as I want a satin finish...as opposed to a matte finish.  The mirror comes off quite easily...and once the vanity is wiped down with TSP and water to remove likely years of furniture polish...he will give it a light sanding and a coat of BIN primer....(since he is using a primer...it should be used in a ventilated area...once warmer weather arrives...he can open a window).   




Depending on how the drawer hardware looks once the vanity is painted, I will decide if I want to spray paint them or leave them as is.  And I want the casters removed....

This paint chip looks like a bleached out white in the photo...but it's a creamy white...Delicate Lace by Behr....just one I saw that I liked....it may not be the one I choose...but the colour will be along the same lines....



It will brighten and freshen up my vanity....which I was told is from the 1940's....

And how cute is baby girl's newest onesie?  A local gal here puts the "Made in PEI" saying on the front...I picked up the 9-12 months size.


That's about all the news from this area of our little frozen Island...very cold windchills today...Liesel and I will be snuggled up by the fire most of the day...while Mr, Seventies is working on a total house redo...indoors thankfully & our neighbour needs help this evening replacing their over the range microwave.  

Stay warm everyone!!


Linking up over at Between Naps On The Porch




Thursday, January 16, 2020

We Are Missing Forecasted Storm

While we are escaping this winter storm....poor Newfoundland is going to get buried!  The weather channel is advising folks there to stock up on necessary items...as there will likely be power outages and most areas will be shut down.  Keeping everyone there in our thoughts and prayers to stay safe.

We are, however going to have some bitter windchills. (even frostbite warning tomorrow).    While Liesel gets bundled up for bathroom breaks....F.P.S. (we call it Frozen Paw Syndrome)  we keep a watchful eye for.  When her feet get cold...she will lift her paws and cry...so we know to scoop her up quickly.  Some dogs will wear boots...she is not one of them!

It's been a busy week of appointments here for me...so not much on the go otherwise.  The adorable onesie arrived for baby girl...(my grand daughters call me Mimi... my beloved oldest grand daughter dubbed me Mimi)....so Mimi I have always been....and will continue to be....


In between appointments....I did pop into one of my favourite stores...spotted this for Mr. Seventies and will tuck it in with his Valentine treats....


I thought these cushions were adorable...the pink one is my favourite......trying to scale back on my cushion obsession....


This cute gift bag looks a little flat, but it opens up to the cutest French Bulldog bag....I snapped it up as I plan to take some goodies to my nephew's wife (and their two Frenchies) when we visit them in the spring.  



My nephew is a huge New England Patriots fan...(as is Mr. Seventies) I hope to have a couple of signs painted by a local artist...one for each fan.  Currently, she is taking names for orders, so hopefully I will be able to score a couple.  


Our son-in-law is a Green Bay Packers fan...I hope to get one done for his man cave....maybe for his birthday in May!


I've been trying a couple of recipes in my new crockpot..so far so good.  Yesterday I put together a chicken and stovetop mixture....was so good!  And today I may attempt crockpot Lasagna..it almost sounds too easy..but yummy!

Have a great day and hopefully it's not storming or freezing where you are!!






Monday, January 13, 2020

Odds & Ends..and Things that Make Me Say Hmmmm....

Crazy weekend weather wise here....Saturday was really mild...lots of snow melted.  Then yesterday we had freezing rain, ice pellets and snow!  The snow has the texture of brown sugar....if you can imagine that.  I've decided to stay put at home today...our driveway is a crusty mess...and I don't need to be somewhere that important today.

So, remember the cute jacket I ordered....this one. (down and water fowl filled)  Over the weekend...it was reduced an additional $20.  Since it was already on sale...the store will not do a price adjustment. And how can a jacket that sells for $199. now be reduced in price to $30.?  And you can be assured they are still making a profit.    Hmmmm....


I reordered it at the lower sale price...and when the more expensive one arrives....I will send it back.  Returns are free shipping.  Another hmmmm....when ordering you had the option to ship to the store free....and pick it up.  They have discontinued that practice....and you now have to order $99 in merchandise to qualify for free shipping.  Talk about biting off your nose to spite your face....it means that I will definately be ordering less....moving on....

And look what arrived from the UK!!  Safe and sound...it's called a cheese dish!!


Love it!  And it looks beautiful in my cabinet....


You would not believe the great quality of my new iron!  (who gets excited about an iron, right?). Apparently, I do.  This one, from Black and Decker reminds me of the irons in the "old" days....it's a great weight...the cord is very supple and does not wind or tangle.  I don't iron that much....but when I do,  I want a great iron to work with.  This one is perfect....from Amazon btw.


And baby girl's nighties arrived....so adorable....and small!  These are 0-3 months...she will likely grow out of them pretty fast!!  I thought at first I perhaps had ordered Preemie size by mistake...but they are 0-3 months....Mama has them now to wash and add to our little one's sleep wear drawer....



Turning thoughts to summer and warmer days...I've been searching for a comfortable pair of Espadrilles....I ordered these ones...and will see how they fit and feel...these are cute with anything...capris, shorts, sun dress...


Well, it's definately not safe for me to be stuck home in a snow storm...shopping from home just works for me!

Not sure if you remember the red knitted throw I ordered...it arrived a week or so ago...it is gorgeous!  It's folded in the basket in the master bedroom...close at hand.  

I'm going to stay tucked in by the fire....Mr. Seventies and Paul are working today.  Even Paul's 4 wheel drive truck had a hard time in his driveway with the compacted ice and snow.    

Have a great day wherever you are today!!




Thursday, January 9, 2020

Snowy Weather!!

We had a dumping of snow on the Island yesterday....20-30 cm was forecasted...I'd dare say we got a bit more.  The winds really didn't pick up until overnight...cleanup will be today.  Liesel is so short...Mr. Seventies was required to do a bit of shovelling for her.  We have an excellent guy hired to clean out the driveway.  There are dozens of individuals who have started up snow removal businesses...not with plows...but large farm tractors with huge blower attachments.

We pull the car up close to the house and he is able to blow the driveway clean right up to it....depending on the wind it either gets blown to the right or left of the drive.  He comes very early morning....and comes back 2-3 times during the day and will remove the snow the road plows push into our driveway.   Such is life....in winter....in PEI!!  When I was out with Liesel...I snapped a couple of photos....


These were taken mid morning...not much had accumulated at that time....this is the poor tree that lost a huge limb when post tropical storm Dorian blew through....


While it was blowing and snowing outside....Liesel and I stayed snuggled up close to the wood pellet stove and did some bargain shopping.  I'm finally going to give booties a try...these ones have a chunky heel which I really like (no stilettos for this old gal).....love the leopard print...and the foot soles have memory foam...I'm hoping they are comfortable.  I'll keep you posted when they arrive.



I struggle to find a jacket that isn't heavy or bulky or too warm to wear when I'm out and about...I usually end up putting my jacket in my cart.....or leaving it in the car altogether.  This one is 95% down and 5% waterfowl feathers...lightweight...and not a lot of weight...but should be warm.  And I luv, luv, luv the colour!!  And it's on sale-half price!!  Really cute sherpa lined collar too!!


And these killer jeans!  I struggle with "mid rise" jeans....I have a long torso...and these ones are high waisted...so I'm anxious to see how they fit.  Fingers crossed...I live in jeans so they gotta be comfortable...


Can I just take a minute and vent about Canada Post Super Boxes?  And how much they are a pain in the ass to use sometimes?  Like yesterday for instance...I was notified three items were delivered.  The postal driver will put them in one of four of the larger slots for parcels...then put a key to open that slot in our mail box.  So...the key was bent...I mean....really bent.  And would not fit properly to open the slot!  Mr. Seventies and Paul just happened to come along and tried to help....and the key snapped off!!  Ugh!!!  This happens more times than I can count...either the keys are old and so rusted they break....or they get bent in the cold.  

I put the key in an envelope and wrote "Key Broken" to drop into the return mail slot!  I do this...because more times than not...they will see the parcels not picked up...and put the same key back in our mail box!!  Unless they are made aware there is an issue!   There are three items waiting to be retrieved....the new clothes iron, a small clothes order and the nightgowns for the new grand baby.

Oh and there is no set time for our mail delivery....I can received notification on a Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m that something has been delivered.  Or 4:49 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon!  So prefer Courier services!

Ok...rant over.  Will have to see today if there is a new key for wherever they move my parcels to.  Not going to venture too far today....give the city and road plows time to clean up and move snow around!

Another messy system forecast for the weekend!   Gotta love winter!!  And make the best of it. 




Tuesday, January 7, 2020

It Comes In Threes

I mentioned the other day about my iron spewing brown crud...while I was pressing the furniture slip covers!  Ya...not a great time for that to happen.  I've always not liked (hate is a strong word) that iron...it was too light...and the cord kept wrapping around...no matter how many times I untangled it.  So, it found a new home in contractor Paul's arsenal of goodies...he & Mr. Seventies use warm irons on laminate strips and whatever else they need them for.   One of their irons quit....so I donated mine to the cause.

I wish they made irons like they did in the good old days....the heavy ones, with great long cords...and they heated up really well.  Well...those days are gone...but I'm hoping this reproduction one fits my needs.  I'll know if I like the weight and feel....will give my thoughts when it arrives.


Since my crockpot is older than dirt and not really working as well as it should..I went ahead and ordered a beautiful new one from Amazon.  I think I mentioned....it was much cheaper there than at Wal Mart.  It arrived yesterday..and I cannot wait to use it!  Which will be today....as I plan to use it for meatballs and sauce!


It's a 4 quart oval size....which is perfect for us.  I've had an oval one before....but it was huge and great for when our family was larger....but too big for use with two people.  I'm crushing hard too on the red!  


And lastly, I'm suspect my beloved electric blanket may be on the way out.  It still warms up...but doesn't appear to be distributing heat evenly....there are cold spots.  We've had it for a number of years, so it doesn't owe us anything.  In years past...we went through three Sunbeam heated blankets and two electric throws.....and they continually quit working.  Frustration sent me to read some reviews and it appeared I wasn't alone...it was a common theme. I decided on Biddeford brand and have been extremely happy over the years.....until lately.

After Christmas Bed Bath & Beyond put them on sale....but the Biddeford model in queen size was out of stock.  I signed up for email alerts...and was notified when they came in stock ....and at an unbelievable sale price!!  The one I ordered is sherpa lined....two controls....as I like my size really warm...Mr. Seventies not so much...cannot wait for it to arrive!

Liesel did awesome at her dental cleaning yesterday. I picked her up late afternoon..she had a bite to eat and snuggled in for the evening...so all is well.  It is worth the effort and expense to keep her mouth healthy and clean and other than needing two small teeth removed a few years ago that were crowding out a couple of very important molars...she has never had any problems.  Our vet commented yesterday it was the right decision to remove them.  Dachshunds are prone to periodontal disease....so we brush and have yearly dental cleanings. 

Little bit of messy weather  and wind coming tomorrow....so will get out and about today!  Whatever your plans are...have an awesome day!!

Monday, January 6, 2020

Freshen Up The Master Bedroom

Now that Christmas is over and all the decorations, inside and out are packed up and stored until next November...it was time to turn my attention to the master bedroom.  Over the weekend I washed and put away my dachshund Christmas quilt and faux fur comforter set.

If you remember from a few weeks ago, I ordered a beautiful Matelasse coverlet...which btw...does not come with matching shams.  Gotta read the fine print!  Nonetheless..this coverlet is huge...although it is queen size....it would fit a king bed beautifully as well.  I paired it with my Waverly comforter and shams...which is one of my favourite sets.  I picked up a set of Turkish flannel sheets....as I had never owned a set.  And they do not disappoint....they are so soft and warm...and wash and dry perfectly...which only makes them softer.....


I had considered briefly adding a set of white Euro pillows and shams....and I may yet...Home Sense has some beautiful ones in store right now.  I took the opportunity to give the room a thorough cleaning...vaccuming and steam cleaning the hardwood floors, wiping down mouldings and windows shutters....


Daughter and I were out and about over the weekend thrifting, enjoying a lunch date and checking out the sales at Michaels....

Remember the BATH sign?  It was on BOGO....since I didn't need two...daughter chose a large EAT sign for her kitchen area to use up my "free" item.....(I forgot to get a photo of it...I will once it is hung in her home).   Can you believe this sign was $49.99!!    No way I would have spent that....but since we got two items for that price...I could justify spending it....well...using a gift card!!



We both had a chuckle at this mat at Winners....and only $12.00!


I scored a pretty little jewellery box at one thrift store...it fits right into the area on our dresser...my other box is massive....and it's not like I have a lot of treasured heirloom jewellery!



I ordered a few new things for the house...I'll update on those tomorrow.  Liesel is having dental cleaning/surgery today...so will soon drop her off at our vet clinic.  Fingers crossed all goes ok....she gets one done yearly.  

Have an awesome Monday everyone!!