Thursday, November 28, 2013


This is #TBTTE edition of Almost What does #TBTTE mean you ask? Throwback Thursday Thanksgiving Edition. 

According to Urban Dictionary:

Throwback Thursday
When you put a picture from a "while" ago on your social media sites

You can't have a TBT, or in this case TBTTE without the hashtag. I'm going back to the Urban Dictionary for the meaning! I mean why not?!

1. Hashtag
If you have been on Twitter, you may have seen a "hashtag." To put it simply, a hash tag is simply a way for people to search for tweets that have a common topic and to begin a conversation.
I'm sure you have seen on TBT on Facebook and Instagram. An "old" picture (most likely embarrassing to one if not more) with the caption #TBT. 

Mama, sis and I have spent the morning watching the parade and realizing how little pictures we have of Thanksgiving. It seems like all the pictures go from Halloween to Christmas to Easter. We have always had a Thanksgiving feast. I guess it's just not impressive enough to take photos of. 

Here is what I did find! I hope you enjoy AG's first #TBTTE!

I'm hoping this for a school play but considering the next picture....

Sissy the Indian and Coco the Pilgrim would've been a normal day at the "U" house. 

I love this picture not only because I'm with my cuzzies. NOT just because cuzzy #1 is strangling Sissy, but because grandma is the background looking like she is ready to send us all home with our parents! 

This is the most recent but not that recent! The wallpaper and my bib overalls have been gone for years!

I wasn't always a pilgrim! In 1979 I was an Indian. 

Ain't that the truth!

PS: Sorry Cuzzy #5 (Val) that you didn't make the #TBTTE BUT you did make my "Duck Dynasty" blog! 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Hobnobbing with Mullets

I'm calling this my "mullet blog". Business in the front (aka short beginning of my blog) party in the back (aka the long flowing part of my blog)


We are no longer at Vintage Shoppe of Carmel. We are currently exploring new opportunities and are planning on selling on-line.

GOOD  AH_MAZE ING NEWS- Are you a fan of AG's Grandma's Lotion? Can't make it to our markets to buy it? Want to know what everyone is RAVING about?  It is now being sold at Restyled: painted furniture & vintage home decor, Chalk Paint® retailer. Stop by 21 S Rangeline Rd in Carmel. Don't let your skin get chapped from the cold weather!

NOVEMBER 30- We will once again be part of "Small Business Saturday" with Indie Arts and Vintage Marketplace. Its back at the Fountains in Carmel. Make sure to stop by and say HI.

I was looking for a picture of Santa with a mullet (why not). I stumbled across this guy and fell in love! I'm going to call him Lars and add him to my Christmas list!


According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary to "hobknob" is to "spend time with someone (such as a famous or wealthy person) in a friendly way" or "to drink socially".

I'm still trying to convince people I'm famous and I love to drink socially...(and un-socially, which I don't think is a word. I'll have to check the dictionary)

FYI the "word of the day" is

  • cubit

  • any various ancient units of length based on the length of the forearm from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger and usually equal to about 18 inches (46 centimeters)

    AG blog is VERY educational! Dare I say it's a CUBIT of info?


    This weekend Sis and I will Hobnobbing at Hobnob

    Click HERE to like them on facebook or HERE to check out their website. This will be AG's THIRD time at this AH-MAZE-ING market!

    Wanna read about our first time? OR Maybe you would like to read about the second show. The one  shoppers called "Pinterest live"

    We are so busy in the sweat workshop getting ready! I lit-er-ly can only show you a itty bitty glimpse of what is making it to the market!

    We have some super duper duper duper cute pastel bottle brush trees that we "planted" in vintage measuring cups. I think we only have three in pastels so you'll have to come early for those! I'm not sure how many brain cells I've killed this week?! All the glue and spray paint, I've been using might be taking its toll BUT I think we also have white and green trees. Stop by to check them out!

    SIDENOTE: I can not say measure/measuring or any form of that word.

    I know you don't think I lost all those brain cells on those little trees! I lost them gluing THIS!

    Well, four of these! Well six of these. Only four I'm willing to part with! I'm letting this "settle" before putting on the final touches! Want to know what those touches might be?...STOP BY OUR SPACE AND CHECK IT OUT!

    These babies will be for sale this weekend! We BOUGHT OUT a store in the Florida keys last winter. This is just a small sample! FYI: These are vintage INSPIRED designs.

    It's back to work for the U sisters! All vintage and no play make us...AWESOME! ha

    I wanted to send you something AMAZING for Christmas but the mailman told me to get out of the mailbox- unknown

    How did he fit in the mailbox to begin with?

    See ya Friday and/or Saturday

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013

    Giving Thanks With the Family.

    It's that time of year again. Last year, I shared the U family Traditions. As always, traditions can changed. Since my darling grandpa still isn't feeling 100%, this year we are bring Thanksgiving to him! The "A" side of the family will be rolling into town and setting up Thanksgiving at the g-rents house. (With all the trimmings and a Birthday Cake for Brock). Anytime we can all get together makes me thankful! We truly are blessed with an AH-MAZE-ING family! BOTH the A's and the U's are truly awesome! Hold on while I take a time out to be Thankful........

    Yep, THANKFUL!

    Now here is a picture of my FAVORITE TURKEY...

    Oops! That's The Dadster!!

    Source Sadly, I have yet to go there!
    This is my second FAVE TURKEY! The one and only Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade turkey!

    Now ya'll need to make me and/or my blog famous! Coco NEEEEEEEDDDSSS to be in the parade. Dare I saw I would even dress as a clown and hold one of their GI-NORM-OUS balloons, if it meant that I could walk down Central Park West on my way to Harold Square. I DARE...but I would rather not! 

    As promises, I am not skipping Thanksgiving decorations this year. Sis once again took this weeks pictures. She couldn't figure out the camera and I was upstairs snug and a bug in my bed, so we opted for the Iphone route. Don't fault her kids...She is learning!

    We reused the burlap from Mama and The Dadster's 40th anni party and made PUMPKINS! So cute!

    This is a little cart in my the kitchen that sis arranged with cute white pumpkins and gourds.
    FYI We bought these mercury pumpkins to sell but changed our mind. Another occupational hazard! The are so cute so I'm sure you don't blame us.
    This is a half globe. Yep, I bought half of a globe at a market AND  I was totally made fun of for buying it. Now please add to the record that after I bought this, sis said she saw something like this at Pottery Barn.
    FYI I couldn't find the pictures but sis did show it to me. I believe her, so you should too! :)
    Since we are having the turkey and the trimmings a week before the actual day, the U's came up with another non-tradition.
    Don't get me wrong WE WILL BE WATCHING THE PARADE but what should we do for dinner. A call to our go-to holiday restaurant Benihana ended in bitter disappointment. Benihana is only closed ONE DAY A YEAR. Yep you guessed it, it's Thanksgiving Day.
    Mama and I put our heads together and thought.
    A. We need someplace with a gluten free menu
    B. We need booze
    Cooper's Hawk fit both of those categories. I'll let you know how both next weekend and Thanksgiving turn out!
    As soon as I see this blog has been posted, I will declare the Christmas season to have started and the decorating will begin in FULL FORCE! Also check back for that action!

     If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is 'thank you', that would suffice.
    Meister Eckhart
    Thank you to everyone that takes the time to read our blog. Thank you to everyone that stops by our shows to say "Hi". Thank you to all our new and old facebook "likes". (Haven't liked us yet? Click HERE)  
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