I got my mixer!!

I have been wanting a KitchenAid mixer for the longest time. Recently, I began using the ShopKick app on my phone. As such, I eventually acquired enough “kicks” to receive a Lowe’s gift card. So, as I was leaving Lowe’s the other day, the desire for one of those mixers overcame any willpower I to which I laid claim. They had it priced at $229, $243 with tax. However, with the military discount of 10% and the $10 gift card acquired from Shopkick, I was able to walk away with the mixer at $213.10. I could not be happier. I could not find it any cheaper anywhere else! Shopkick really is an amazing app!

Goodwill Lamp Shade: Improved!

So, I was browsing Pinterest and I came across a great idea. This woman had been asked to improve a simple white lamp shade. She did so using, get this, a sweater! You can find the details here.

I went to visit family in Amarillo recently. While visiting, I made a trip to their local Goodwill. There I found a brilliant clear lamp. I still love it just as much as the day I bought it! (More so because it was only $9.00…ahem.) Anyway, it didn’t come with a lampshade. I looked around for weeks and never found one that completed my lamp. Then I found the wonderful lampshade sweater tutorial. I didn’t have any sweaters, so I used a shirt. It worked!

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First Post!

Hey there!

I am writing from almost Mexico, west Texas! I do not know what will come of this blog, but I do not want to put any limitations or expectations on it whatsoever. I am certainly late to the blog scene, but I am here now and ready to rock! Along the way, I will be posting tidbits here and there. Mostly, those tidbits will pertain to food, DIY, useful tips, and other randomness. Let’s dive into the blog world together!