Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Busy Weekend

Hey everyone!
I went to a wonderful estate sale this weekend and I was really glad I went.  It was kind of far but worth it. There really was only one item I was kicking myself for not getting, a box of sewing supplies that included a button snap applicator!  The guy in front of me in line got it, and I was just ogling it the whole time I waited to pay!  Oh well, maybe there will be one this week!

This is what I found:  A train case, a starburst pan, a vintage clicker counter, a set of 5 owl cups, am apron like thing with that awesome print.

I am so glad I finally found a train case for a good deal in nice condition!  This one was only $4 and it came with its little key!  I love the blue color, too!

These mugs are adorable!  They have a neat little owl face on one side and "Have A Nice Day" on the other side!  They are all very light, but they will make such a neat set for someone!  I actually got these at Savers last Monday, Customer Appreciation day, so they were 20% off of their original $0.49 each!

An old clicker counter.  At just $1, I couldn't pass it up!  The lever on the right goes down to count, and you reset it with the knob on the left.

I saw this pan on another blog and I fell in love.  I couldn't wait to find my own, and I saw it out of the corner of my eye so I grabbed it quick!  I can't wait to put all kinds of goodies in there to organize my craft room!

This is the skirt/apron thing I grabbed.  It was such an amazing pattern I couldn't pass it up.  It is really interesting, and so beautiful!

So in addition to waking up at 5am to get a good spot in line at the sale, I went to the Desert Museum afterwards.  Here's some of my favorite shots:

This river otter is just the cutest!  He's always playing!

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is one of my favorite things in Tucson.  They have lots of animals, including all of the endangered species (including Red Wolves, my favorite!) in Arizona, and those animals that you will probably never see because they are so good at hiding. (i.e.- Mountain Lions and Black Bears!)  The plant life is beautiful, don't let anyone ever tell you the desert is ugly, look at these pictures!  Anyways, if you ever end up in Tucson, AZ, the Desert Museum is an absolute must!

Sunday was a great day because I accomplished a huge goal, I ran my first Half Marathon race!  I was so proud of myself!  We got there really early, but I was able to snap this great sunrise picture!

Here I am at about Mile 3, things are great when you are only just at the beginning, right?!

Check out the change in my energy at about Mile 10!  That's a smile through the pain!

But then, the finish line!  That was such a great feeling!  Hooray!

I was really proud of myself for how I did!  I originally estimated my finish around 2 hours and 30 minutes.  On my long runs I usually run about 10 minute miles, and I get slower in the last 2-3 miles.  I finished this race in 2:06:05!  Wow!  That's an average of just over 9.5 minute miles for the WHOLE RACE!  My goal for my next one is to go under 2 hours.  That extra 6 minutes will be hard to shave off, but I will try my hardest!

Well, as Wednesday ends I am looking forward to another amazing weekend!  No plans are certain yet, and the estate sale pictures come up tomorrow, so we will see how it goes!  Take care everyone!

Linking up!
Thrift Share Monday (Apron Thrift Girl)
Vintage Style Linky Party (Knick of Time Interiors)
Time to Shine (A Diamond in the Stuff)
Pearls and Lace Thursday (Faith, Grace, Crafts)
Thrifty Thursday (Thrifty Decorating)
Time Travel Thursday (The Brambleberry Cottage)
Vintage Thingie Thursday (Coloradolady)


  1. Congrats on finishing the race. The 'train case' makes me smile. My mom had the an ivory colored one with a peachy pink interior. I played with it for hours - I can't tell you all the trips I 'took.' Good luck finding the mending kit, everyone needs one.

  2. I love those train cases and grab them every chance I get. They are great for storing stuff in my craft room and I use them too! I get lots of comments about them when I travel.

    Great job on the 1/2 marathon. I have just gotten into running 5k's and am loving it.


  3. I have my mother's blue bag like this. I never use it, but just kept it. I am tired from reading about your run. I cannot run or jog, but trying to get in a long walk, It is hard to do when you have not done it in a long time.

  4. Congrats on your finish time! I lurve your little train case and owl mugs. Really trying hard not to covet them as I collect both ;) Good for you on your studies, too: Animal Sciences. Visiting from Vintage Thingie Thurs~

  5. I admire you runners.

    She said from the comfort of her easy chair.

  6. Congratulations on finishing the race in such a short time...good for you! Love your fabulous finds. I rarely see a train case with its mirror intact and a key. What a fun tray for holding all kinds of treasures. Hope you find some good stuff this weekend too.

  7. Woooah...lookit all that gorgeous vintage. Each piece is groovy perfection. And congratulations on the race. It inspires me to get out there and work harder!