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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Packed full of FUN!

This weekend my in-laws where in town.  One of our favorite things to do with out of towners is take them them to some of our favorite places.  Our day was packed full of fun today!~ We moved to the Charlotte area around 4 years ago.  The very first time we came to the Carolinas we knew it had a sense of home feeling.  The people are awesome, friendly and warm.  The food is outstanding, and the history is unbelievable here.  One of the first places we stumbled across was a once old time pharmacy, now turned Ice cream/food parlor.  Seeing my husband is a pharmacist, he certainly appreciated the nostalgia.....
Were it not for the evolution of the health care industry, the generations-old Pike family drugstore might have remained just that. Luckily for us, Elizabeth and Jesse Pike were forced to find creative ways to draw customers to their mom-and-pop pharmacy, the most successful of which involved an old-fashioned soda fountain and Mrs. Pike's homemade desserts. In this way, the current soda shop eventually stole the show from the original venture. Although no longer under original ownership, evidence of the old family business adorns the walls of the present-day Camden Road location – the antique display cases of pharmacy bottles and medicinal creams add to a pervading sense of nostalgia. But the new shop offers no medicine. Pull a stool on up to the granite counter top and enjoy some good old-fashioned comfort food (such as grilled pimiento cheese sandwiches or meat loaf). Or brace yourself in a booth for one of their hand-stirred fountain beverages, spoon-necessary malts (including peanut butter and banana) or hot sundaes as rich as Pike's history. The house-specialty Black Cow (root beer syrup over three scoops of vanilla ice cream in soda) is highly recommended, especially for first-timers. Arrive early for a seat, as Pike's packs in a consistently large lunchtime crowd.
Alex loves this place, in fact it was his idea to go here tonight
 Of course has to be different, no ice cream or malt for him! A big fat cookie with sugar frosting all over it!
Charlotte is a fun city, music playing in the streets is the norm
That was our day In Charlotte
Now to talk about my little town.  Fort Mill South Carolina....
The town of Fort Mill was established in 1873. It takes its name from a colonial-era fort built by the British, and a grist mill on nearby Steele Creek. The Catawba Indians made their home in Fort Mill for many years. Scotch-Irish settlers began arriving in the 1750s and 1760s and a small settlement soon developed. Fort Mill grew rapidly in the late 1800s as textile mills were established. The nice thing about this small town, is it is centrally located to just about any major city.  20 Minutes from Charlotte.  3 Hours to CHarleston. 2 Hours to Asheville, North Carolina, the list goes on...just a great place to live and raise our children without compromising all the things we love to do in larger cities.
Our little down town area once was filled with cute antique shops.  Some have closed, some have remained with the same old timers that have been there for 30 years.  They just sit around with their buddies all day and chat about the good ole days.  You can basically go in there and wheel and deal on anything, they are happy to see you and talk and learn more about you....just love the hospitality the South has to offer. This is a cute little home turned coffee lunch shop.  Filled with antiques, some new art, some old art, some old books, some new books....just an eclectic little place to spend hours chatting and kicking back.
This is the room my Mother-in-law and I had lunch in, she sat on this couch and I sat in this chair...
Does this place have my name all over it or what? A new discovery for me and I can't wait to take my Mom and sis here
One of our stops in between was a favorite little gift shop called Birds of a feather.  I purchase a lot of specialty gifts here for friends and family.  They are ever so friendly and wrap your present so cute...I just love it here are some of there neato things..

                                 These where absolutely gorgeous, but not for $35.00 each!This bunny was really cute, all paper, not bad at $12.00
This I loved, and it was shown 4 different ways to wear it!
This jewelery was so pretty too.

They have such pretty displays, you just feel at home here
This is a cool shadow shot, and it was not me or my mother-in-law???This crab was outside the coffee shop, very cute!

I did some major linking up here!~ Thank you to all you lovely hostess for such a great day! I love Monday's a lot more than I use to......and Shadow Shot Sundays...has opened a whole new world for me! Thank you! Have a great day, and as always, thanks for stopping by.

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What Is Generation Y??

 Well, I've always wondered about this myself..& now I know.

People born before 1946 were called (The Silent generation)

The Baby Boomers
, are people born between 1946 and 1959.

Generation X
, are the people who have been born between 1960 and 1979.

And Generation Y
, are the people born between 1980 and  2009

So, why do we call the last group Generation Y? I never really knew until I saw a cartoon which explained it very eloquently below...& sure makes sense doesn't it!!

Scroll on down.

  Have a great day! And why, tell me please does this Generation feel the need to show butt crack??



Friday, March 26, 2010

FooT Fetish anyone?

In a reflexology chart the body is reflected on the feet or hands. It serves as a map for technique application to target health goals.
Halfway down the foot at the base of the long bones of the foot is represented the waistline of the body. the parts of the body above the waistline are mirrored above this line and those below sare represented below it. Internal organs lying above the body's waistline are reflected by reflex areas above this line while those below the waistline are mirrored below this line.
I am sorry....although very sexy shoes, I would for one kill myself, and for two can someone call a POdiatrist, this woman is going to need one in her future!

I love getting fancy designs on my toes come Spring and Summer!

I did not have time to get a pedicure..., but soon I will and I promise to take a new picture for you.
It's been a very long winter!
These feet below look fun! As David Cassidy would sing...."Come on get happy"!!~ Have a great weekend everyone! Go get a pedicure~

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010


How long does it take to become a judge?


You have to be a lawyer for a few years, often seven...in some states there's an age barrier too, in Maryland you have to be thirty years old...

Other countries have different rules and regulations.


Thinking of the letter J!~ Today is Alphabet Thursday hosted by Jenny Matlock http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com.   I at first was going to choose my son Jack, although that would have been a very good choice....my mind raced and all of a sudden, I had a double J!~ JUDGE JUDY!
Judge Judy is an American court show featuring former family court judge Judith Sheindlin arbitrating over small claims cases. The series is in first-run syndication and distributed by CBS Television Distribution, the successor company to its previous distributors Worldvision Enterprises, Paramount Domestic Television, and CBS Paramount Domestic Television.[1]
Since premiering on September 16, 1996, Judge Judy has been the ratings leader in courtroom-themed reality-based shows.[2][3] As of 2009, the Judge Judy program has been nominated twelve times for Daytime Emmy Awards.[4] In January 2008, Judge Judy was extended through the 2012-13 season (the show's seventeenth).[5]
The program earned Sheindlin a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which she was awarded in February 2006.[6] Two DVDs have been released; the first in 2007 and the second the following year.

Judge judyYOu either love her or you hate her!~ We happen to really like her.  You see my oldest son Alex wants to be a judge someday.  Oh and he would make a very good one at that, with his ever so righteous personality, and I can totally see him taking center stage making tough decisions, he has already demonstrated this sort of behavior at a young age.  And he likes things his way, so I think he needs to be in the court of law too!  I like her no BS kind of attitude.  She runs a tight ship and tells it the way it is.....if you don't like it you can go to JAIL! well not really, but you know what I mean.
I can only imagine what she is getting ready to say here! I feel sorry for the fool who winds up in her courtroom, who was the no do gooder! If you have never watched Judge Judy, I would recommend it.  Other court TV judges have come and gone....Judge Judy at the age of 67 is still going strong!~


Trip down Main Street...I mean Lowe's!

This was a table scape I was so excited to do because of an inspiration I had seen, shown below. Everything in my yard is very green and plush now, I will be doing another outdoor tablescape soon. I am linking up with Susan from Between Naps on the Porch.  Participating in Tablescape Thursay.  Please go check out some more awesome inspiration!

KnocK off inspiration... I really wish my trees where green, however, I will take some outdoor photos when they are, it is spectacular back there! I recently posted  table scape inspirations for outdoor dining.  As you can see I did my own take on it.  The place mats are from the dollar tree.  The bandana's I had already.  The planter was purchased at Walmart with the tulip centerpiece, for under $20.00.  THis was fun and fresh and I hope you too where inspired.