Welcome to my little world! My name is Donna and I'm the mother of one very spoiled kitty named Clarice. I was a banker for over 20 years but now I'm a SAHM and loving every minute of it. I'm a super, huge Bon Jovi fan and an avid cross stitcher. I love decorating my home with flea market finds, primitive style items and vintage items. My hubby says if the last three generations threw it out as trash it'll end up in our house as a decoration.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Who'd have thunk it?

Who would have ever imagine that this hard rockin, headbanging metal princess would ever have become this middle aged, conservative banker? Certainly not me....now instead of partying all night, I look forward to making an appearence at the party then scurrying home to relax with my kitty and stitch! Now I get excited about a trip to the local xstitch store, getting my carpets re-stretched and most exciting of all was buying a new vaccum last week.

I'll gush on about just how wonderful the "Ferrari" of vacs is if you want the details.....what choice do you really have....you're already reading this post....I got the newest Dyson and it was the deal of the century. As you know, I'm a bargin hunter but this may be one of my best deals ever. Target listed the Dyson 25 with orange ball at $349 but ad stated supplies were limited and there would be no rainchecks....the model has been updated and now has a red ball. We stopped by the store just to see if they had any left and there was the display model only. I grab it and go off to hunt for someone to get the box, paperwork, ect for it. We're still standing around back there when a manager walks by so Mark asks what's the differences in the models and why the sale is limited when they clearly have several in stock in red....She said the ad is misleading so I'll honor it and you just take this one up front for the same price. If you've priced these you know it's a $499 vac and they NEVER go on sale! I'm just thrilled with it and would tell everyone it's worth the $$$$.

We did the neighbor's party last night and it was fun. He puts on a fireworks display better than any city one I've ever seen. He spends over a $1,000 each year, has food brought in, keg, ect so it's always a great party. I look forward to it all year. Everyone usually brings along some sort of dessert or side dish to share and last night mine was the hit of the party. I saw in the Semi Homemade magazine a clever little recipe and I tweeked it to make it mine. Buy sugar cookie dough in the fridge area, raw sugar, slivered almonds and a plastic sandbucket. Put dough into the freezer until it's firm enough for you to slice, arrange slices on cookie sheets and put 5 slivered almonds arranged in a sand dollar shape, sprinkle with raw sugar and bake 8 to 10 minutes. Let cookies cool then place them in a new sandbucket and carry to the party. What a fun display for the buffet table not to mention they are melt in your mouth good.

I'm trying to figure out how to chnage my background, add pics like everyone else in blog land and hope I can make some changes this weekend. I'm going to enjoy 2 days off in a row by doing nothing! Got the house work and laundry done Friday night so now it's all about me!

Hope everyone has a safe holiday weekend!