Monthly Archives: October 2011

Calling all Beadfreaks!!


Show your Beadfreak card at Ornamentea and receive 30% off any strand of semi-precious stones in the store.  I don’t mean to scare ya, but this offer ends October 31, 2011!




I was thumbing through the October issue of “Southern Living” when I noticed the most adorable idea for Halloween:  Jar-o’-Lanterns.  Paint jars various shades of orange (using acrylic paint), add facial features with permanent marker, and let a battery-powered LED light bring them to life!

Beach Bum


Well, it took me a week to get off of island time!  Eight days with your toes in the sand and no use for a clock or calendar is THE life.  Sure, I was lazy and lounged around and gained a million pounds from all of the delicious dinners and late night munching while playing Spades, but I also found a few bargains at the local Maxway.

TI (Topsail Island) koozies in red for Andrew (the die-hard NCSU fan’s favorite color) and teal for me – $1.00 each!

A jungle theme shower curtain for the guest bathroom in chocolate brown – $2.50!!

And, my very own floppy sun hat for $9.99!

Now, I’m getting excited about the fair and Halloween!  Lots of deals, sales, and fun times to look forward to!