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December 13, 2012

Treats From Harry & David

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Harry & David invited me to pick out some holiday treats to review for the holidays. My boys and I chose the Holiday Tower of Treats Gift Grand Classic. The package came quick as a flash. Inside, there were lots of lovely little packages to behold:

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These festive little boxes brought back happy memories of the Harry & David Treat Towers my grandparents would send our family during the holidays. Each little box filled with something special. Sweets like Moose Munch and Chocolate Covered Cherries. And let me tell you, I'm normally no fan of chocolate covered cherries. But these are different. Dried and perfectly chewy, and with just a hint of sweet tart to balance out the chocolate. Oh my. And Moose Munch? A delightfully tasty chocolatey, nutty, popcorny snack. Did you know Harry & David gave out 1000 bags of Moose Munch to the first 500 shoppers each day at The Farm Chicks Show this year? It was a HUGE hit!

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Other yummy treats included, Baklava, Truffles, Raspberry Galettes, Mixed Nuts, Smoked Salmon, White Extra-Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and their world famous pears. They're huge. And delicious, of course.

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The treats were a perfectly wonderful addition to a family gathering at our home and I was thinking they'd make a great gift too. You can find hundreds of wonderful gifts like these in every price range from Harry & David by clicking here.

I recently visited the Harry & David headquarters in Oregon. You can read all about it here, here, and here and learn why I love this company as much as I do.

This post was sponsored by Harry & David.

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April 26, 2012

My Laundry & Mud Room

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December 01, 2011

The Perfect Little Bench

I always find it interesting to watch the trends that come and go in the world of antiques. I remember when trunks were popular. Now they're not. But these old pieces shouldn't be overlooked. In fact, they are so useful for turning into entryway or mudroom benches. (And they have storage space!)


I bought this old trunk/box from my friend, Hollie, at her antiques show.


I simply topped it with a standard pillow covered in my favorite vintage Christmas pillowcase and it was instantly transformed into a little bench.


I can easily change the pillowcase to fit the season.


Have a large trunk? Use two pillows or several toss pillows. It's as easy as that!

I found the trunk here.

My floor tile is from Daltile.

My beadboard wall tile, tile base trim, and tile cap is all from Dirk Elliot Tile.

I purchased my wallpaper from Wallflowers in Spokane. I'm sorry, I can't remember the brand.

July 27, 2011



I had an interview of sorts the other day, and was asked about my passion for junking. And you know, it's not something I often stop and really think about. It's just the way I grew up.

I can't explain how much I love when someone calls me to tell me about an old barn they'd like to let me to come and dig through or when I roll up to a farm sale. It makes my heart skip a beat. What will I find?

I found this old toy truck at a farm sale a few weeks ago. The place had been picked over but I couldn't help but wonder about what may be sitting in their enormous barn across the field. So I asked if I could take a peek. "There's nothing in there but junk", they said. Well, that sounded perfect to me.

When I enter a barn, I stop at the entrance and do a 360 degree scan. Then I look up, which is something my dad always taught me, because wonderful things are often stored in the rafters.

On this day, while looking along the wallboards, I saw this filthy old toy truck.


I have a thing for these trucks. I think it's because my parents always used them as vessels in our gypsy wagon. They'd use them for holding various things like onions or buttons... basically anything that could hold something was used and old toy trucks were easily found in the landfills my parents would dig through.

Anyway, back to the barn.

When I emerged from the barn, I showed the truck to the owner who said he had been looking for that toy for 50 years! It had been set down one day and he could never remember where he put it. And after he told me about his memories of that truck when he was a child, he told me he'd be happy to sell it.

So now it's mine. This junky old truck that needs to be cleaned up. It may go into my collection, or who knows, maybe I'll sell it someday.

Someday, I'll have to tell you about the shirt I found at a yard sale for .10 cents and later sold for $860. dollars.

It's true!

March 29, 2011

Adding it to the Collection

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March 24, 2011

The Perfect Fit

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January 25, 2011

Barbed Wire

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June 22, 2010

The Special Recipe

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February 09, 2010

It Takes a Vision

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December 18, 2009

Jolly Ol' St. Nick

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October 01, 2009

Clean & Pretty

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August 10, 2009

Farm Country Sale

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July 24, 2009

Better With Letters

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January 08, 2009

Vintage Rosary Bracelets

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November 05, 2008

Book Love

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