Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I just love this song and I found myself singing it to this pumpkin girl.  I can't stop looking at her. I couldn't figure out why I like her so much but I think it's because she's black. Believe it or not, I don't have any other black pumpkins. She's my first and I just love her so.

She was 1/2 off at the old rusty angel in Greensburg. There wasn't too much left in the fall/halloween category and all their stuff is super expensive. I'm not sure why she was still available but she spoke to me (as they always do) and I didn't want her to be alone. Plus, she had me at that gourd necklace.  Bit of a splurge - $44 for $22. Happy Birthday to me - from me.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Creep City…. This building is near Nasers.

I feel like it is the same building we saw when we went to Nemacolin Castle a few years back. I swear that building looked just like this one?!?

Monday, November 9, 2015

You know, my dad doesn't need to be bothered by someone trying to deliver papers to someone that doesn't even live here. This whole thing is ridiculous.  My dad can't even walk across the room let alone walk down the steps to answer the door.  I'm mad about this. Very mad.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015

We had such a good time at the Soup Crawl in Greensburg today.

After, we stopped at a crafters gallery. We all kind of went our own way inside… Cara and I met up and found Chrissy inside a tiny booth with fourteen things in her hands, her purse banging into everything and knocking down a bunch of gourd headed scarecrows. We literally had to stop her from banging into everything.

There was a sign that everything in the booth was 50% off.  I yelled at her and said would you pay regular price for that stuff or are you just buying it because it's half off?

She had a couple cloth dolls in her hand and then saw a more folk art one and pulled it out and said this one is for you (because I like the more primitive  - aka  - creepy ones) - then she pulled out another - and another.


Find me more - they are half off!!!

They were marked $9.99.

What?  So $5 each, then? That can't be right!?

Turns out that this lady that had the booth was a retired teacher and was now going back to work and was just getting rid of everything. I'm assuming these were part of her personal collection.

I didn't even think of looking in the store because I didn't care if they were worth anything. I loved them anyway but I looked when I got back to the house and they are all signed.

I found some on Ebay.

I think I got a pretty good deal for $15.00.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Friday adventure time… Today, Chrissy had a few stores lined up that were having their Christmas Open House.

We stopped at the Creekside Diner in Apollo first which is right next to Auggie's Bros place. That's the BBQ truck that will be at Oakmont's light up night.

The old guys in the antique store told us to go to the diner a couple weeks ago but we were headed in a different direction.

We came out and I noticed these weeds on a pipe cover on the ground. Hello, Christmas trees! So cute.

We went to Our Country Home and More - it's a house in Ford City that kind of sneaks up on you after you've been on the most windy road ever.

Found this log cabin - abandoned. The stories we made up about that place!  The old lady in there ate little babies and stuff.

Then we went to the sale at My Dad's Farm.

A little stop at the Riverside grocery store for Chrissy to pee - behind the deli counter - up the steps and way back… totally thought she was going to be eaten. 

More windy roads led us to Kittaning

… to this place.
These are a few of my favorite things…
Do you think I have a problem?
My coworker is always going to Naser's so we went back there to re-group and figure out the rest of the evening. Saw this guy in the parking lot.
From there we went to Saxonburg because we are nuts. We should have skipped this jaunt. It was getting late and we were getting hangry. Apparently we don't know when to quit.
Yelp got us to J-Barn in Sarver. Probably the wrong night to go - they were having a murder mystery dinner and only had a few tables in the other room open for walk ins that weren't there for the show. After a long wait we finally got to eat.  Started off with this pretty little lineup that comes with the meals… veggie tray, fried mushrooms, a delicious fluff and bread and butter and banana bread and apple butter.
I got the Frangelico Chicken and Chrissy got the Apricot Chicken.
It was very good but we had a long, dark ride back. What did we do?  We had to check out the gift shop/antiques in the barn on the property. Finally, in what seemed like the wee hours of the night, we headed back. I'm literally exhausted. Early morning tomorrow.

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Saw this yesterday. I was always a white house fan. I'm starting to not like them so much. When I went past Dixon House the other day it looked completely sad and abandoned. It appears like the valance to the blind fell down and its hanging in the bedroom window. If those walls could talk… I wonder what they would say?  Did they like the clouds painted on the ceilings and the thought put into every room? Do they wonder why it's so dark now?  I miss the Christiana Candles so much.