Before we continue with my shopping expedition, here’s more decorating help I need.
There was already a nail where I hung this print. But if you click on the picture, you’ll see two more nails. What on earth can I put on those two nails? It isn’t like I can’t pull the nails out and stick some paint up there but if anyone has any good ideas for something to hang on those nails, I’d be happy to hear them.
OK . . back to shopping. After Hobby Lobby, I went to Goodwill. Not sure what I was looking for but I didn’t find it. Then to Merle Norman for some lipstick (free gift was really what I was after!), then to meet Karen Gass. Here we are at The Red Onion.
Karen and I have been internet buddies for about 3 years but had never met. It was nice to get to meet her in person and I hope we get together often! Karen is the editor of Cotton Spice, has a book and patterns too.
After lunch, I headed off and got lost. I knew I should’ve turned left but turning right looked right so I did it and then I saw a restaurant that I recognized but it should’ve been on the left side of the street and it was on the right side of the street and then I looked at the compass thing and it said W. I thought to myself — W=Oklahoma, E=Springfield. I should be going towards Springfield to get back where I want to be so I made a U-turn and got back on track.
Went to Target and wandered the store. Bought 6 – 12 packs of Dr. Pepper that was on sale. Have to tell you this story. When we were in Evansville, IN last month, the car wasn’t packed to the gills but we had 3 quilts that I planned to bind (didn’t), all our clothes, a cooler, Speck’s kennel, 2 laptops, etc. While in Evansville, we saw Dr. Peppers on sale. I stayed in the car while Vince went in to get them. He asked how many 12 packs he should get. I said . . ten. Why did I say ten? That’s a lot of Dr. Pepper. Why didn’t Vince say “that’s too many!” Nope, he went in and bought 10 – 12 packs; and now we’re stuffed to the gills! He wasn’t so happy with my request for 10 – 12 packs but hey . . he’s the one who bought them. Don’t blame me!
Back to the shopping trip. The other day when I couldn’t eat (colonoscopy prep . . remember?), what do you think I was doing while starving and feeling sorry for myself? I watched Food Network. Giada made these marvelous looking (I was starving . . everything looked marvelous!) Mini Pineapple Cakes so I bought myself a cake pan to make the mini cakes.
I have a couple of these green LeCrueset baking pans and I love them. The color is perfect in my kitchen so I bought two more. Sorry . . I’d already stuck them in the cabinet.
And I bought these three pumpkins. All day I was thinking of pumpkin butter. Not sure why but I’m going to make myself some pumpkin butter. Vince probably wouldn’t be overjoyed to see these heavy rascals sitting on the hood of my car but . . I sat them there very gently and removed them promptly after photographing them so . . he shouldn’t object, right?
Chad wants me to make pumpkin gingerbread for several of his adult friends so I bought these cheap baskets and Fall napkins to line them and will make pumpkin bread in the next day or so so he can make his deliveries. Actually I like those napkins a lot and I may have to keep them and find something else to line the baskets. Bad Judy!
Vince definitely wouldn’t be thrilled that I’m eating pumpkin custard with marshmallow creme on top while driving his car but what he don’t know won’t hurt him!
I really enjoyed getting out for the day, enjoyed having lunch with Karen and for the rest of week, I will stay home, make pumpkin butter, pumpkin gingerbread and sew! Yep, that’s what I’m doing!