Thursday, February 23, 2012


look what i recieved in the mail today from my wonderful secret sister over at maryJanes farm what fun it is to be part of this great group of gals..
also today im working on some folded gift pockets. heres a pic of them. i make them to tuck gift cards, little presents candy love notes whatever you like..
i think i'll list a trio in my etsy shop and see if they sell.
still getting ready for the big trash to treasure sale in houlton maine march 17 and 18 at the roller rama in houlton maine hope to see you there...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


hi could anyone out there explain to me how to link up with other blogs. and add fave blogs to my blog?? oh and how to join a link up party?? thanks so much

Sunday, February 19, 2012


OMG... I have really had quite a couple of weeks.... Lets see where to start!!! Well. last week mike and i went to a town north of us with my cousin patty and her husband dale.. we did some junkin.. LOOK WHAT I FOUND....   In case you cant tell what this is is TWELVE QUART size jars of VINTAGE BUTTONS.. yes im shreaking with button glee.... i thought i would pass out!!!! my husband is used to my junking but Dale just couldnt get over how excited i was to find this BUTTONBONANZA..... Im still freaking.... and it must have started a snowball button extravaganza because i have been finding large lots of buttons all week... what fun we had... i told patty i know were old because the boys sat in the front and we sat in the back and i was knitting.. we then had lunch at a fab resteraunt with delish food.. it was a great day..

And if that wasnt enough fun!!!! My friend Fran called me today because her grandsons were here visiting and i havent seen them in years and years. so we got talking and i find out that they like junking. so i suggested be go to a real junk pit.. now the funny part is fran and her daughter are very germ phobic... so they were dying , but the boys and i were in junk heaven...there was a huge pile of junk in a dark corner well of course we had to check it out. so we sent kyle (the smallest) in over the pile.. he would hand marcus a box and marcus would hand it to me until he could get under the pile...It was Fab... kyle just kep finding one treasure after another.. they were sooooo cute. at on point marcus said  WERE JUNK DRUNK.... how funny is that!!!!!Well needless to say we got tons of fab junk... heres a pic of some of it. OK that alone is enough.. but what i also got were a presh set of vintage floral dishes and cups and saucers... i will get a pic on at a later date.. also several suitcases and a couple of typewritters..  TOO MUCH. what a great time we had.. they are so adorable. i hired them as my personal pickers.. so when they find good stuff they will buy it for me... it was nice to spend some quality time with them.. lots of fun..
whoops see the two boxes above this paragraph?? (im not to good at posting pics)..
anyway mike and i went to tractor supply the other day and i saw these little goodies. inside each box is two  discs to plant in a container.. one is the Flower rocket and the other the Tomato rocket... cant wait to see what happens with these.. must wait for spring!!!
oh yes also found a great shop called Ginas... i bought a fabulous piece she made ... its a neclace with a small vintage salt shaker on it.. i plan to wax over the top and put someof my brothers ashes in it with some other great pieces. i have some special things that will go great with it... i will call the piece PIECES OF A SHATTERED DREAM... i miss him so much.. this will be a way to keep him close and pay tribute to him... love you dave...
gotta go.. time to clean up my junk pile and go watch the real houswives of atlanta...

Saturday, February 11, 2012


could nayone out there please tell me how to add the blogs i like to read on the side of my blog?? im a real dummy thanks


big fun sale coming up.. the owners of wiggys in houlton maine told me they are having a trash and treasure sale march 17 and 18 on route 1 in houlton maine at the roller rama... fun fun... my husband and i will be selling there..  if youre close by or even if youre in need of a cure for the winter blahs stop in and chek it out.. this is the first time for us cant wait..
im getting ready to go crosss country skiing today and going to miovie night at our firends house tonight. great way to spend the day off. oh yeah will have to clean a couple of bathrooms at some point.. i also plan to list some more items in my etsy shop i got a huge lot of buttons the other day.. MAJOR.....
stay tuned for pics...

Saturday, February 4, 2012


eleven years ago today my Dad PAUL J MICHAUD died at 8:30 pm my life as i knew it changed at that very moment..  this post is a memorial to the best daddy in the world.. i miss him every day . i actually woke up last night at 2am thninking of him. im choosing to think he was saying hello. I LOVE YOU DAD AND MISS YOU EVERY DAY.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

this is absolutely beautiful

Gift from Secret Sister

how cute is this wonderful package i recieved from my secret sister over at maryjanes farm.. she is already so thoughtful and sweet.. and has my taste exactly.. thnaks so much ss...
i also went to portland(me) for the weekend to see some friends of mine.. we had a great time.. i found a case of fairly good wine at whole foods for 30 dollars a case!!!! yes thats right 30 dollars a case. i wanst sure if it would be worth getting if it wastn any good, so i went into the parking lot and tasted the chardoney, merlot and cabernet savignon.. realizing it wasnt baD i wnet back in and bought the case of merlot.. great to have on hand for gifts or parties.. the label is three wishes.. we had a fab visit .. so glad to have been able to get togehter..
i have been cross country skiing and it is so beautiful.. im so lucky to live in an area of beautifully groomed trails that are close by and absolutley freee.. very very lucky. when i lived in vermont i couldnt afford to ski so its one great thing about being back here in millinocket.
i soooo have to loose weight.. im on a strict diet of cutting way back and counting calories with lots of exercise. will keep you posted on my progress.
my firend sue made fun of my blog the ohter day when she read it.