The Crazy Suburban Mom: 2011-08-07

Friday, August 12, 2011

Wrap me in bologna and call me a sandwich

Week 10 on Nutrisystem is going GREAT because I just said a big good-bye, Don't let the door hitcha on the way out! to some pounds...

Two pounds, to be specific.

Ah! Two, I'm not sorry to see you go but oh! What a time we had.  You were with me on 'The Forth of July' and remember the fireworks, Two? They were especially spectacular this year.

Spectacular, but not as lasting as those chili dogs with everything apparently. I wore those until this week.

And Two, remember Superbowl Sunday!

Those were some crazy-yummy Nachos we glommed, huh? And the beer, Two... Remember the beer?

I'm just getting back into the pants I wore that day, when was that? January?

Two, we've been through a lot you and I but for the love of all future events (holidays, celebrations, weddings, and random Thursdays) wrap me in bologna and call me a sandwich, I'm done.  I have to stop thinking that the event is the food.  

The event is the event and the food is the food.  

I'll say that again.

The event is the event and the food is the food.  

and one last time....

but a bit louder.  

The event is the event and the food is the food.  

If want to want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem 
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*This post was sponsored  by Nutrisystem who is providing me with the food and program materials in exchange for blogging. Every day they help me learn to say good by to my pounds and I am SO grateful!  Check them out if you've got some TWO's you'd like to say good-bye to* 


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thrifting SCORE! for me (Dooney for you)

Got to show you a few more things from my thritfing SCORE! but first a word from today's cheesy sponsor, Recipe No. 59.

weird recipe cards

It's from the recipe box I got yesterday and I may try this.  I can't imagine what  margarine, hard boiled eggs, cream of chicken soup and almonds tastes like - or feels like - when eaten over these things but -

 I must know.

Recipe card 59 back

Here's the whole recipe if you must know too...

Here's the little Pyrex white cups next to my 20 ounce Starbucks Venti monster.  The little babies hold 4 ounces.  I have five of them and they have an amazing translucence.  The one on the left...  Down there, can you see? It's almost see-through.  The others aren't like that.  I've had a lot of suggestions about what these are, from yogurt cups to tumblers. 


They are lovely and oddly about the size of bathroom paper cups.  


The bottom only says, PYREX in all caps.  My camera broke so I only have phone pictures now.  I'm not sure what I will use these for - or do with them.


This glass is so heavy!  It says Anchor Hocking USA on the bottom but I'm not taking a picture this time, it's too small.  


Here it is next to a stack of my little white cups for size.  I think it might be an ice tea glass?  


These are little  Pyrex custard cups.

They say 445 on the bottom.  I have new ones but these are so much prettier, I wish I had more then three.  I love the flared tops.  I think they were made in the 1930's to 40's.  

Isn't this thing random?  It's a shaving mug put out by Prince Matchabelli.  It must have come with a soap inside because the side says refills are available.  I think it came with a brush too.

scotch heather seaforth shaving mug

And one more thing.  I want to share my riches with you.

Not Ginger...

The black and brown all-weather Dooney and Bourke.   I got this purse at an estate sale and I had every intention to use it, it's just too small for me.  Not that it's small, it's thirteen inches across the front but look what I carry...  

I did a lot of decluttering last week and faced facts, the small - relatively speaking - bags have to go. 

So here's the rules.  To win you have to be over 18 and a subscriber to me... Someplace -  BlogTwitter  face book.    And you have to comment below at least once.  But you can comment once a day if you want (which is what about 20 entries?)

For comments: I would love to hear your second-hand shopping strategies. Do you buy everything or only go looking for one category?

Or how 'bout something completely different.  What would your Porn Star name be?  The name of your  very first pet is  your first name and your last name is the very first street you grew up on.

Mine is....

Seriously, who can beat Pussywillow Washington?  Rawr.

Or just say hi to Ginger!  She can't wait to get rid of some of these purses, they are gumming up her works.  Every place she wants to lay down there's a bag in her way....

Won't you help the poor thing and enter?

You can comment until August 31, 2011 at 9 pm eastern time.  US and Canadian subscribers only please.  

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011


I had a strangely great thrifting day yesterday. 

 I'd all but stopped going to second-hand shops because for sure,  amid the mold and spiders, beyond the broken stuff and just to the right of an impressive pile of  rat doody  lay the next great Antiques Roadshow find.

And so they price accordingly.

 Even the most out-of-the-way places now tape eBay printouts to items (to justify their pricing strategy).  I can't make a lick of sense out of how things are priced - For example in June, I met Roy.


Roy, the awful frying pan shaped ash tray's still there.  Roy was, and is still three bucks which was probably two seventy-five two high the day he was set out but three months down the road, come on.....

And when those are the kinds of things I find at shops and this is the kind of thing....

freecycle button SCORE!

I got on Freecycle I'm not very motivated to go thrifting.  

I don't know why I went yesterday, I guess hope just does spring eternal but I found some great things.
I love recipe boxes.


I doubly love them when they are fifty cents.


And I tripley love them when they have horrifying liver recipes in color! 


Here is the recipe if you have some liver going bad in the back of your fridge and you don't know what to do with it.  


I found five (I think) little white pyrex cups.  Really little, I asked around and someone told me they came in a (70's) yogurt maker, they are less then 8 ounces -  I need a better picture of them though.  They are different then any pyrex I've ever seen.  They seem delicate, translucent almost.  

#Pyrex lovers help! Whats this? About a shot glass x2 PYREX on bottom

and more cups...


My family thinks I have a glassware issue.  I think they are right.  I found some amazing stuff though.  


I think these are old jelly jars, what do you think?

They are maybe 6 ounces.


And these candle holders ($1.50 each)  are perfect for my best Freecycle treasure ever.  They are a bit beat up and there was candle wax stuck inside but nothing a hot nut pick couldn't take care of.  I only wish the last owners tried that instead of trying to hack it out with a machete. 

Freecycle treasures 

My best Freecycle treasure ever....

I think whenever I get some tapers they will go wonderful on the table.   I'll take some pictures!

 I also found a very large pink (PINK!) anchor hocking glass and its crazy heavy.  Maybe something like a depression era ice tea glass? A seaforth shaving mugs, some books, a wear ever bun warmer...  Unthriftingbelievable!  I haven't photographed everything yet.


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