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Friday evening post

We went out and visited three Goodwill stores, a Salvation Army store, Tuesday Morning and we ate at King's Famous Pizza in North Myrtle Beach.  It was delicious as always.  I got some cool things.  I found a Sak roots handbag at the Salvation Army store, three pair of shoes at the Goodwill in NMB plus an amazing pen/pencil zip-up case that hold over 100 pens!  It's awesome and it's my favorite color, too!  It was a good day of thrifting for sure.  I found some really cute stuff at Tuesday Morning.  Two packs of washi (like I needed more!), a odd sized TN, some Halloween stampers, and a little book with notes in it.  Very cute! I love everything.  The little TN has two inserts that are regular size TN ones so I can use them in something else if I want.

I took a few pictures while out, too.  Here are some to share:


The first picture is some military plane (I think).  We saw it quite a few places unless there were more of them.  


Oops I did it again!

Well, I DID plan to post last night.  I just ran out of time. Why?  Well, my crazy bed did it's thing again and the boxspring fell through the frame.  I pulled the bed out, took everything out from under it, cleaned all around it, and then got down to business.  I tightened everything and anything I could to make sure it didn't do it again. I hope I was successful this time, but I hope that every time!  Hopefully, if I didn't get it perfect, it will last a while.

After I got it back together, I put the clean linens back on.  By that point, I was sore, injured, and dripping sweat.  I had to cool off before I died.  It took a while, but I finally got cooled down and was able to relax for a bit.  It was midnight before I finished getting everything back together so it was too late to post to my blog. I figured I would just wait until today.  

I ran out for a quick errand earlier today before the rain came.  I took a picture of my little TN in the car.  It's a better representation of the actual color.  It's so pretty.  I want another one just like it! LOL. Here it is resting on my steering wheel:


It's so pretty! I'm thinking of using it not only for Munzee but for journaling on the go.  I have the Munzee notebook in there and I had another notebook in there.  I can use it for journaling or notes.  I also stuck a little stack of Post-it notes in for quick notes.  It's so nifty.  I could also but the insert to make it into a wallet if I wanted. 

I took a picture of a couple of my latest Jack o' lantern finds at Goodwill.  I mentioned each of these as I got them, but I don't think I ever showed a picture of them.  Here they are together.  Such cuties!


I love jack o' lanterns, but I particularly love ceramic ones.  They are fun to display with or without a tealight in them.  I might take pictures of my entire collection at one point and share them.  I will be decorating for Halloween very, very soon. I have boxes and boxes and boxes of Halloween stuff and the majority of it is .... yes, jack o' lanterns!

Munzee and more!

I received a new traveler's notebook in the mail today. :P. This one is bigger than a passport size.  It will hold small Moleskine cahiers and Field Note notebooks.  I made mine into a Munzee kit!  I can use it as that and if I want to change it up, carry it as a smaller tn in the future! I like the way I set it up.  I want to get another pocket type insert.  The one I'm using cam in another thing I got and I saved it. It fits perfectly in this little TN and I can store Munzees in there.  All the extras I have in an old Altoid tin.  I can add more to the TN as needed.  Neat, yes?

Of course, I had to give it a test run!  First I drove to a place where there was a virtual Munzee and captured it, then I rode to Ballou park and drove around trying to decide where to deploy a couple of Munzees.  I have deployed several in the park.  You can deploy one within 50 feet of someone else's and at least 150 feet from your own. (Or the other way around, I forget! LOL!) Anyway!  I was able to deploy two and that was fun.  I took pictures of the TN while there since I was outside is beautiful natural light.  Here are the pictures:


This is the TN itself.  I put it in the bag my Foxy came in to carry it in my purse.  It's such a cute size!


The inside.  I have a Moleskine Evernote notebook in there.  I am using it to keep track k of the Munzees as I deploy them to keep a record. (I also have a tracker in my bujo)


The little plastic guy that I'm using for now to hold my Munzees.  I used washi tape to secure everything since it's easy to remove and re-stick.  The blue post it has a list of ones that I need to repair that I've deployed in the past.

I think this will be a neat system and I can easily toss this TN in another bag if I go out without my  purse.  I think I'm going to love it.  I found this TN on Amazon for a very good price. It comes in brown, black, and dark brown (what I have).  Very nice quality. It came with one notebook and an extra band. Highly recommended!

Slow Sunday

It's Sunday yet again and I'm currently washing my bed linens.  I was about to toss them in the wash when I realized that I washed a load of laundry last night and left it in the dryer after it dried so now I have to get that out to finish my bed linen. D'oh!  I was in the kitchen (where the washer and dryer are) and was about to start my bed linen drying when I realized.  I already had my pot of water on the stove to warm for washing my hair, so I just decided I'd wash it, dry it and then fold the laundry and dry the bed linen.

I started a new puzzle today.  It's a Puzzlebug one and I'm happy about that.  They just seem to be the best quality puzzles I've found that I can get at Dollar Tree.  The pieces are a decent size, they interlock well, and they are nice.  I'm currently working one with a lot of sky and a lighthouse.  I got a good portion done before stopping.

As soon as my hair is done drying, I will be working on putting away laundry.  Yes, I'm currently sitting under the hair bonnet dryer.  See my setup:


That is the puzzle in the background. Here is what I've done so far:


It's going to be another pretty one.  After I get the laundry put away and my bed linen in the dry, I'm going to relax for a bit.  I might read or work on more things to add to my Foxy Fix.  I love that thing so much.  The first time I ever saw a FF that was the Sugar Coconut, I fell in love.  I wanted a Foxy and I wanted a Sugar Coconut.  They aren't on the site anymore so I'm thinking it's a retired color.  I would see them from time to time on buy/sell sites but never a size I wanted of if it was the right size, it was too expensive.  When I saw this one, and the price with shipping being $20 I couldn't believe my luck.  It's b6 and that is just a bit smaller than A5.  I like A5 size and this is so close that it's perfect.  I am so happy I found the right size notebooks for it.  I just want to make another folder.  Since I have three inserts, I would like to have three folders.  I have the two folders I made in the Foxy.  One is behind notebook two and the other is at the back behind notebook 3.  I want to make one more and put it behind notebook one.  They are so easy to make with file folders that I already have on hand.  :)

Saturday again...

Well, my friend said we might walk today and I was looking forward to that.  We didn't walk.  D'oh!  Oh well!  I did some crafting.  I made a folder for my Foxy Fix and I modified the one I made last night.  I now have two cute handmade folders.  Both were made from file folders.  I used washi on both and some scrapbook sheets on the other.  I think they turned out quite nicely.


Puzzle and a walk

I started a new puzzle today and it's the same brand as the last two so it has the tiny pieces. Ah!  I got a bit done and then my friend and I went for a walk on the Riverwalk trail.  We ate while we were out, too.  After I got home, I did more of the puzzle.  It's not bad at all.  I should finish it tomorrow easily.

My replacement notebooks for my Foxy Fix came in today and they are absolutely perfect! They are the perfect size and they are nice quality too!  The paper is thick and it's lined nicely, too.  It had eight inserts so I'll have plenty for a while.  I now get to decorate the covers.  That will be fun to do. I already have some ideas.  I am glad I found these notebooks. I put them back on my wishlist so I can re-order them in the future. Here are some pictures.

Here is the first notebook inside the Foxy.  The little card in the pocket came with my order from Paper Issues. It's so cute!



Here is one of notebooks open.

Here us the outside of my beautiful Foxy with the adorable Starbucks charm from Berry Sweet Plans


And finally, here is the current puzzle in progess.

Stay safe out there and remember to wash your hands!

Candy explosion

That is the name they gave the puzzle that I worked today.  It was intense. I worked it in parts.  I got the outline first as usual.  Then, I did the peppermint candies.  After that, I did the bigger speckled jelly beans and then just worked until I got it done.  I did take a break in the middle as I had to run out for a bit, but I came back and finished. I start on the 500 piece ones tomorrow.  This was the last of the 300 piece ones I got.  I'll miss those sturdy bigger pieces, but it will be nice to get back to my normal size puzzles.

I played around with some inserts for my new TN today.  I wanted to see how well three inserts would fit and they fit well.  I had extra bands from having other TNs.  I would like to get some pink ones to match but I'll use what I have for now.  I will set it up for real when I get my notebooks on Monday.   I put one of the cute little Starbucks charms on the outside band. It looks so cute!  That came from Berry Sweet Plans on Etsy.  I bought two from her.  The other one is just waiting for its chance to go on something. :p

 I really like the size of this TN.  I think it's going to be awesome when I get it all set up with notebooks. I will be looking for some tutorials on YouTube to make some dashboards and things to put in it. 


Busy day, yes.

So, I didn't plan for this to be a busy day but there you go!  I had to get a few things at the grocery store, so I went to do that this afternoon.  After I got back home, I worked another puzzle.  It was a castle and it's pretty!  I finished that and then I did a few things around here and then decided that I wanted to go to Starbucks and get a butterscotch latte.  It was better than the last one. Yum!  It was a good decision.

Later, I ran out for another errand.  I was running around like crazy. lol  When I went to the grocery store, I was going to pick up a package of toilet paper.  I usually get it when I get my groceries at the first of the month, but I forgot.  I was able to get a pack today, but the aisle was a lot emptier than usual.  I am sure by now, it's completely empty.  I'm still not sure why people think a lot of TP is going to be helpful against Covid-19 but there you go!   

My mail today was great.  I got an item I bought on a Facebook BST group. It's a Foxy Fix TN.  It's b6 size and it's sugar coconut.  I have wanted a sugar coconut TN forever!  This lady had one for $20 shipped.  It's gorgeous and she was kind enough to include a dust bag and a cute sheet of stickers.  I found some inexpensive inserts on Amazon and ordered those tonight.  It's a nice size.  A little smaller than an A5 one.  I, for some reason, was thinking it was going to be smaller than it was. I was not disappointed because this, to me, is a perfect size.  I love it.  I can't wait to get my notebook to put in there.  It's a single, but I am pretty sure I can get two inserts in it.  I'll be sharing a picture of it under the picture of the puzzle below!



Goodbye 2019!

Well, here we are at the end of a year and a decade.  I'm ready to get a new year and decade started.  I have my 2020 daily journal ready to go, my 2020 bujo ready to go, and put my 2020 calendar insert in my Traveler's Notebook. I'm ready to go! 

My Evernote shirt came out of the wash smelling nice and clean instead of stinky.  :p  I love it.  I just wish I could wear it now.  I'll have to lose a few pounds first, but I'm hoping to do that!