Friday, March 6, 2009

Stealing Beauty

OK, so I didn't actually "steal" beauty. But I did find some pretty things for a steal.

My new favorite local haunt is a store in Goshen called Home Again. It's a home consignment store in an old warehouse-type building. It's packed full. Every time I'm in there, I'm silently willing it to survive. To me, one of the saddest things has always been when little businesses close up shop. Oh, I'm hoping this one makes it. It's so great.

I found this foldable step ladder for $6. It's the perfect height for Frick and Frack to stand on while they "help" me cook dinner. And then it folds neatly and leans against the wall until next time. And it's bluish green!

As I was checking out, I spied this, across the store. Up on a shelf, with every manner of lamps. Ugly ones. Tacky ones. Retro ones. Ornate ones. And a lone alabaster one. See, it's even got a little chip in it, just to prove that it's the real deal. Again, $6. Now, to find a shade...

Last week was our inagural steak-tasting, from the side of beef we purchased earlier in the Fall.
New York strip. I marinaded 'em up and Cory showed them who was boss out on the grill. The marinade (red wine vinegar, garlic, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning and Montreal steak seasoning) was incredible, but Cory's grill skills would have put Bobby Flay to shame.

Is it weird that I have a before shot, but no after? It's kind of weird, because raw meat just never looks very appetizing. But those steaks were so dang good that it never crossed my mind to stop eating and go grab my camera.

In a related sidenote, we grilled/ate these after the kids were in bed. So fun! Thank the Lord for early to bed-ers.

Oooh, aren't these pretty? I sure hope so, because they tasted nasty. $4.99 right down the drain. How can Clementines vary from so delectable to so dry and shrively and nasty, but they all look the same on the outside? I feel an analogy brewing here...

Finally, Calvin painted this for me. I asked him what it was and he said, very matter-of-factly, "It's a person watering flowers!" Immediately, I could see the person, watering the flowers. The power of suggestion is a lovely thing. Especially when you have a 3 year old.


  1. So much to this one little post and I found it all so interesting! I just wanted to keep reading. So . . keep writing!

  2. Great finds, but my favorite is the person watering the flowers. Sweet.

  3. Great finds- It's always a good day when I find a little treasure-
    Thanks for sharing

  4. love your finds at Home Again! And before I read what Calvin painted I was seeing flowers, not the person, but once you said it I could find a person if I tried. He's quite the artist!! And I loved Ruby's shenanigans while you were in the shower, just like a little girl to get into hair product and rub it all over her head. Remember when Calvin put some type of powder or powder and lotion mixture all over his head? I remember laughing hard at that story and he was probably the same age as Ruby then. So cute.


  5. Goshen? I know there are other Goshen's, but I'm wondering if you live near me. If so, I must find this shop! Cute stuff!

    (visiting from Inspired room)

  6. I had to throw away my clementines too!!! Did you buy them from Meijer's? They tasted to bitter. They are usually very good.

  7. Great finds!!

    Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

  8. I love a good deal. Sounds like you got a few! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!

  9. Thank you for sharing your photos of your day. I love your finds at your local consignment store. I wish we had stores like this one in Vegas. Thank goodness, for this gal, I have
    My hubby and teenage son love Bobby Flay and grilling. Give them some steaks and watch out!