I’M LATE! I’M LATE!

Late for this post that is! Not even kidding you. I started this post at 4 or 5 this morning and I was gonna’ show you my new Halloween coffee mug and everything! I’m still gonna’ show you the mug because it’s super cute and has all of the Hocus Pocus Sanderson sisters on it. I love it! Oh, and my coffee of choice was a mix of Signature caramel/pecan and Sundae rocky road. Yes, 2 K-cups!  It’s a 24 oz. mug and perfect for early mornings.


Did everybody have a good Labor Day?? We had heat warnings so we spent our day inside in the glorious AC and had hot dogs in the air fryer and all kinds of chips and dips, homemade mac n’ cheese, and tons of those cotton candy grapes, watermelon… Oh, and there may have been some ice cream somewhere along the way.

This may or may not be an accurate description of me on holidays or basically any day that ends in “y.”


It wasn’t all AC and whirling fans for the long weekend tho because, hello?? Halloween stuff! This is the best Halloween store, Spirit Halloween. Such a cool place.

It was really freaky that this guy kept staring at me. Like his eyes seriously follow you… Sorry, Mr. Skelly but you’re a little too thin and you have no heart or brains.
And I’m pretty sure I was married to your twin brother…

Something else freaky? I met my doppelganger! We have the same eyes and eyebrows.

Oh, and I hit up Big Lots too because they have the most random stuff and a lot of it is pretty cool.

These, the pics down below? These, would not be the cool stuff so they didn’t make it back home with me. They moved and sang creepy songs in little kid voices and that’s a big fat fucking nope from me! No creepy kids singing and NOTHING that moves. The doll on the squeaky tricycle was the worst.


This next picture with the flashing lights and spooky Halloween sounds did make it home tho because it’s cool, and tis the season, right??

So, for being a laid back, “I’m not going out in the heat” weekend I was a little busy. Oh, I also hit up Home Depot, Burlington, and the Dollar Tree which, FYI should be renamed The Buck n’ a Quarter store. Seriously. It was so much easier when everything was a dollar. Twenty items = twenty dollars and some change for the tax. Now everything is $1.25 and there’s real math involved. Don’t you hate it when a store changes up your shopping flow? Price changing and moving crap from one side of the store to the other is annoying.

Long story short, I went on a Halloween frenzy and I’ll be posting some of my creations soon.


Have any of you started decorating for Halloween yet? I know it’s early and we have autumn first but man, who can resist the Halloween stuff?? It’s been a long, hot summer and we need that autumn vibe.


Omg. I feel like this post has gone on forever. Sorry for the novella. I hope your long weekend was whatever you wanted it to be and I hope you all enjoyed it! All of you, from the flooding in the east to the wildfires in the west, please be safe.


MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –

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#27 – YOU KNOW NOTHING, JON SNOW!

I say it all the time… I’m an Italian woman 365 days out of the year unless there’s a sale and then I’m a Jew.
It’s true. I love a great sale. I feel such a sense of accomplishment when I find a fabulous buy on a fabulous product.
It happened three times to me this past week. I was giddy.
I went to Shopko – it’s like a Target – for laundry soap.
ONE item.
A HUNDRED AND ONE items later…
The fabulous find.
Sandals and a wallet just for me.
I know. Whippty dip but hey, cute stuff and ON SALE!
First, the super cute sandals. Normally $26. On sale for $5!
Love ’em.
Then the wallet, leather and roomy. $36 on sale for $9.99.
Love it too.
Headed over to Tuesday Mornings and got a couple of cool things on sale there.
The Olaf Snow Cone Maker for the grandkids, normally $20-$25. On sale for $9.99.
5,000 cranks and one ice cube at a time, they may get a snow cone by lunch if they start at breakfast. But hey, it’s cute, right?
Aside from errands with the fabulous finds, I’ve been trying to stay home in the AC as the triple digits continue on out here. I love my warm, sunny days but holy cannoli. Warm NOT flesh melting hot!

I’ve been obsessed with crocheting lately and I’ve begun to hoard yarn like I hoard fabric. Not even kidding.
You can never have enough yarn!
On the hook tonight? – Waffle weave dishcloths/washcloths.
These work up so fast and I love that they really do look like waffles. They make great gifts and people have already started ordering..
#AndSoItBegins
I’m also obsessed with Game Of Thrones thus the Jon Snow references above. Overall it’s a great show but Jon Snow is hot and that’s just a bonus while watching.
Anybody else watching?? I’m on pins and needles with this season. Sadly, the last and final.
What’s happening on your Monday evening? Anything thrilling and spine chilling to report?? You know I’m a nosey bitch and I gotta’ know, so spill!
I hope Monday wasn’t too Monday for you and that the rest of your week is fabulous!
Mimi’s quote for the day –

EVERY TIME A BELL RINGS YOU’LL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT

cma-20-dayssnowflake-gray-lineGrowing up there were two Christmas movies we watched every year.
One was ‘White Christmas’ to which every song and dance number was memorized and acted out in the middle of our living room at least once every Christmas season.
cma-white-christmassnowflake-gray-lineThe other movie we always watched was ‘It’s A Wonderful Life.’ This became my most favorite Christmas movie of all time. I can’t remember a year of my life when I haven’t watched it at least once. In fact, I will watch it as many times as it comes on tv!
I should probably purchase the DVD.
cma-wonderful-lifeThis is such a feel good, cheer for the underdog, warm n’ fuzzy kinda’ movie. I just love everything about it and no matter how many times I watch it I always, always find myself saying out loud with Zuzu (George Bailey’s little girl),
“Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.”
Side Note – This is the first movie that got me really thinking about life. How just one person missing from your life, whether it’s you or someone else, would make such a huge difference.
Think about it for a moment. Take yourself out of the equation of all things that you know to be your life. How would life be different for those around you? How many of those around you now would even be here?
Interesting, huh?
snowflake-gray-lineMy second favorite Christmas movie came along in 1983, the year my oldest was born. Yikes!
‘A Christmas Story.’
cma-christmas-storyThis movie just brings back great memories of big, puffy snowsuits and being bundled up so tight you can only move in a robotic state. There was definitely no running and God help you if you fell down. You’d lay there like a turtle on it’s back waiting for a friend or sibling to take mercy on you and help you up! Not even kidding.
And the whole touching your tongue to a flag pole? Nope. Not this Michigan girl. You learn early on not to fall for that triple dog dare.

Side Note – I would totally own one of these lamps and display it proudly in the middle of the living room window WITH the matching stocking close by.
You can see the stocking here.
FRA-GEE-LEE!!!
snowflake-gray-lineHappy Monday!
Go me, I got a post done early in the morning! Woo hoo!
My Monday is all about spending the day shopping with my boy. Always a great way to spend a day.

We still have no snow. We may, in fact, have a green Christmas down here in the valley. It just seems to fluctuate between too cold to snow and too warm to snow. It’s a little crazy.

What’s on tap for your Monday? Shopping? Snowstorms?? Or just snuggling in??
Here’s to a great week ahead!
snowflake-gray-lineMimi’s quote for the day –
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