Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Cat is out of the Bag!

Yikes!  Sorry about the cat refrence to my cat loving friends!  Well ladies, the reason it has been sooo quiet around here is that I was working on a HUGE project.

Welcome to  I am working on a project for television news that brings thrifty topics to the masses.  Here was my debut on 9News yesterday.

So tune in every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00 am on 9News for more ThiftDee tips.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Gift Guide

All you need to know this holiday season!  This is a great way to look at the holidays, and remember to start this trend with your family early!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!  Our family watches "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" every year after the dishes are done.  What do you watch?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Goodwill Holiday Inspiration

I hate it when bloggers leave without saying where they've been!!  I get all paranoid that something terrible happened or they quit blogging or who knows what.  Well as you may know I blog for Goodwill and they have been keeping me verrrry busy!  Here is my latest project.  I think it turned out pretty great!  All Goodwill all the time!  You can see the digital magazine here.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall into Fall

I've added a little Fall vignette to the entry way. I'm not into gory or a cartoonish Halloween. Maybe it's because my boys are older and over it.  I like little touches of Edgar Allen Poe and subtle hints of darkness.  Remember that I am a chicken so I don't really want to scare myself.    I picked up some books at Goodwill with scary titles and black bindings, then added some dead flowers and a black crow.  sceeerrrry.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Step One.

You know how the first step to fixing something is admitting it is a problem.  Well here it is:
I am the worst parker EVER.  It's not like I was in denial.  Lot's of people remind me.
You know those little cards you can buy that say, Nice parking job (*&^!!, well I decided that I should just keep one on my car at all times to save someone else the trouble.
There was a man in the grocery store parking lot that was looking at my car as I came out with my grocery cart and said, very enthusiastically I might add, "You are the worst parker EVER!!!!!"  to which I said, "I know, right?  I am the worst!"    well he had no where to go from there.  Sometimes you just have to own it.
Which brings us to the Post Office the other day, my arms full of boxes, and this very nice man parked next to me in a lovely car is trying to get into his car.  Trying is the operative word.  So he says, "You parked a little close!", and I said, "But you seem so thin!"  "Sir, I am the worst parker EVER!"  (insert smile and shrug)  He turned sideways and barely squeeezed himself into his beautiful car, and off I went into the Post Office trying not to laugh at my absurdly horrible parking issues.
So yesterday when I NEEDED some cupcakes I had to park in the hardest parking lot in town it happened again.  It has the best Jewish deli AND an amazing cupcake place so it is always busy and there is NEVER a spot.  Well the best spot ever opened up just as I pulled in.  It looked tricky and I just did the best I could.
I promptly took a picture and sent it to my friends with the caption, "Close Enough".
I crack myself up.  I like the part where my tire is almost on top of the concrete barrier thing.  You know when you hit it you say, "We're there!"
I do try to get it right, and when I'm parking it does seem like it's going well, it's just when I walk away and looked back I'm shocked at how my car doesn't really match up with the lines.  
I really don't want to take drivers training again in summer school, but it isn't looking good.  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A touch of Fall

Here's what I've been working on around here.  You know how the cobblers children have no shoes?  Well people who blog as their J-O-B well you get the rest!  Come visit me at and say hello!