The Last Coo-pin

Mousey has had final exams and half days all week. The last ones, Lifeguarding (where she had to tread water, wearing her clothing, for 45 minutes) and AP Psych, were finished yesterday. As a little treat, we decided to use our last, 50% off entire purchase, golden ticket. Well, it wasn’t golden, but it always feels that way. We decided to visit  the Value World in Ann Arbor, that we have been to only one other time. Of all the Value World’s we have frequented, this one is by far the most organized and least….jumbled.

As usual, I looked at tops, because they have no dressing rooms, and I will NEVER, EVER, E.V.E.R. purchase bottoms without trying them on. Your loss Value World.

I think this black and gray Tek Gear hoodie will look swell with my last week purchased, Goodwill, Gap active wear, bottoms. The hoodie was priced $2.40, marked down to $1.20, and with the handy dandy 50% off coo-pin I paid a paltry .60 cents! The gray zip op jacket was .80 cents from Jones New York Sport.


Mousey always finds the cutest scarves, so I casually mentioned I needed one for a coat of mine. It is wool and I cannot BEAR the scratchy collar touching my neck. Right off the bat she threw this my way. Silky smooth for $1.30.

I really didn’t need a new purse. As a matter of fact, I have three purses, and I had just come to the conclusion that I was going to switch them in a one month rotation, just to be fair, because I enjoy them all and don’t want to be accused of playing favorites.

But I am a sucker for a cute, CLEAN, purse that fits all of my many rules to a T. The zipper pull tells me the brand is Aurielle, which I have never heard of before.


Not a single scuff and so clean it could NOT have ever been used. Sporting the built in wallet feature I have come to rely on. Cell phone holder that makes life easier. Big center, zipped, compartment where I can put my important things; lip stick, Burt’s Bees, dental floss, and pills. Wear across the body strap.


Zipped side pouch for coo-pins and such. I cant find the tag, but it was a dollar something. I wasn’t going to pay much for something I didn’t even need!


I scored some vests! Berry colored two dog island vest, $1.10. Camel colored Christopher Banks, $2.10. Plum Crofts and Barrow, also $2.10.


As usual, I try and pick up some things for The Reluctant Shopper, aka The Ab-Cat. At my insistence, she purged a good many of her church clothes this fall. Mainly because she had been wearing them since high school and she could do better.

Try as I might, these articles did not photograph well. They are not orange but a loverly berry red. Hoodie $1.40 from Classic Elements, and the underneath shirt, .80 from St. Johns Bay.


The zip up sweater is a rusty, orange color from New Direction for .90, and the super cute Lee Riveted blue shirt hoodie for $1.20. Not necessarily for church, but mighty cute just the same.


I just remembered that I bought a darling makeup bag, a shiny Estee Lauder, faux alligator, in my favorite bricky red color, that is nowhere to be found. Hmmm. It had never been used either because it still had paper on the zipper pull.

Mousey bought many odd things, as usual, that she will whip into attractive outfits, or wear tatering around our home. We spent around $30 bucks. Pretty good, cheap, end of exam week, entertainment! I stole that from BFG!

No more coo-pins.  😦


Know Your States

This is harder than I thought!

The first time I did it, I was tripped up by those little bitty north eastern states. I did much better this time.

A Vanilla Bean

Are You Chocolate or Vanilla?

You Are Vanilla
You are a delightful, friendly person. You are optimistic about life and people.
You are enthusiastic and energetic. You enjoy everything you do.You are cooperative and flexible. You get along with people from many walks of life.
You’re not a show off. Instead, you’re more likely to help other people shine.   


And I always thought liking vanilla was boring! What are you?

Have a great holiday weekend!

Our Leprechaun Names

Your Leprechaun Name Is:
Sniffles O’Taters


Honey-Sneaky Whiskeybreath

Ab-Cat- Moneybags O’Shamrock

The Boy- Freckles Greentoes

Mousey-Tiny Greenknickers

Happy St. Patricks Day!  Love, Sniffles. Or Mrs.O’Taters if you’re sassy.

Tell me what your name is!

What Does Your Lipstick Say About You?

What does your lipstick shape say about you? Go and find out for yourself here.

Mine said this.

Slant close to original shape


Abides by the rules

Great follower

Doesn’t like too much attention

A little self-conscious, reserved

Schedule driven

May occasionally want to attract

Attention: dye hair, new outfits.

Hmmmmm, very interesting. Kind of boring.


What Kind of Breakfast Are You?

I don’t know about the great cook part, but I don’t seem to have any problem finding enough to eat!  What kind are you?

You Are Eggs
Traditional and totally grown up, you truly believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
You don’t skimp on nutrition or quality. You’re likely to take the time to make yourself a decent meal each morning.
You’re a great cook, even if you aren’t a showy one. You can make a feast out of simple ingredients.
The food you eat may be basic, but you prefer to think of it as classic.

The Autumn Test               

Your Autumn Test Results
You are a dynamic, vibrant person. You aren’t afraid to pursue your passions.When you are happiest, you are calm. You appreciate tradition and family. You enjoy feeling cozy.You tend to be afraid of change. You are never ready for things to be different.You find love to be the most comforting thing in the world. You feel at peace when you’re with your loved ones.Your ideal day is active and full. You like to keep busy with your favorite things, and you appreciate a routine.

You tend to live in the moment. You enjoy whatever is going on, and you don’t obsess over the past or future.




I think this was VERY accurate. Give it a whirl!