Category Archives: shopping

vanilla bean joy

See these bottles?  They are filled with vanilla bean-scented liquid hand soap. At the risk of having you think I have become one of those crazy hoarders you see on television, I will confess that I now own nine of … Continue reading

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starting november right

Yesterday was our annual fall fabric shopping trip in Massachusetts. Sound the trumpets, make the coffee, gas up the car and be on the road by 8:30! We–wild women that we are– look forward to it all year.  As we … Continue reading

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the end of the ugly stairs, hopefully

Here’s the guy who greeted me at the flooring store.  After I pet him and told him how handsome he was, he stuck his nose in my crotch and refused to let me look at carpet. The embarrassed store owner … Continue reading

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the end of cold feet?

Banjo Man’s cold feet take up a lot of time in our little world. Over the years I’ve bought him electric heating pads, an under-desk electric foot warmer, a hot water bottle shaped like a boa constrictor, dozens of wool … Continue reading

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a few more pictures from austin

And at the Austin airport’s new gift shop I saw these.  Hilarious!  I didn’t have room in my bag for any of them, unfortunately. Which one is your favorite?  

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touristy day in town

Saturday was a big day for Sandpoint (as is today).  So much going on!  This year I was bound and determined to do it all, so I hustled Banjo Man out of the house at 8:45 in order to get … Continue reading

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land of the chatting strangers

Before I get out of my car, I now say to myself:  mind your manners. Yes, I have to remind myself each time.  Because I am no longer in the polite-yet-cool New England, a place where idle chit chat is … Continue reading

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sewin’ in the chapel

You can’t tell from this picture, but this quilt shop is in a very large former church. This spring’s Shop Hop with Harley Chick and Aunt Pat meant spending the morning at the Charlton Sewing Center, the most unusual quilt … Continue reading

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at long last

Yep, we finally got it done. This is our new sink.  And our new faucet.  We can hardly believe how beautiful it looks. We can hardly believe this is our kitchen. It’s an upgrade, believe me. It’s so beautiful we … Continue reading

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the christmas gift

Last December I had something happen to me in a grocery store that had never happened to me before.  Or to anyone I know, for that matter. It was just a few days before Christmas and Banjo Man and I … Continue reading

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