Wednesday, January 28, 2009


My uncle's family is in need of some serious prayer.

A quick history...a few years ago, they found out the youngest sister G had colon cancer and she has been battling it for years. Summer of 2007, his father started having several health problems. They found out he had lung cancer, he has diabetes, and has had several heart issues over the past two years. Last summer, his older sister T, found out she had a severe and fast moving breast cancer. The doctors gave her six to eight months to live and only three weeks later, she passed away. We were all in shock and still cannot believe it. Needless to say, this family has had a rough few years with health problems.

Last Friday, his dad was taken to the hospital because he had a diabetic seizure. Once there, the doctors had decided to give him a CAT scan. The results can in on Monday and the doctors have found that the lung cancer has spread into his brain and liver. They have only given him three to six months to live. They sent him home and plan to start radiation today, but that is only to give him a few more months. He has been receiving chemo the past few years but obviously it did not help. So odds are not well the radiation is going to do much.

Obviously we realize what the outcome is going to be. Just keep their family in your prayers, they have yet to even be able to move on from his sisters sudden death this past August.



That's what I am at the moment....exhausted. This week is a combination of a great week and the week from hell.

They decided at work to start inventory. Guess who is in charge of scanning (one by one) each of the 36,000 books and putting all the inventory numbers into the guessed it, me. I do have help from C-man with moving the books around. So of course they con me into working everyday for now because if I did not, it would be next year before I finished and time to start the 2010 inventory. Let's just say Amber has gotten out of the routine of getting up at 5:30 every's been a rough week.

Plus, on top of that is class each night from 5-10pm. I have two test, my systems notebook, and three assignments due this week. Needless to say....I'm busy. I go to work, come home to study, and then off to school and repeat the next day.

And with all that already, we're moving. We're hoping to have everything moved in by Friday evening. We're excited, just hate the actual moving part. I wish you could wiggle your nose and all our stuff be in the new house. That would be nice.

So, that's what I've been up to. I figured I should post something or I was going to start receiving phone calls. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers these past few months. I think we're definitely going to be a lot happier.

The cable people are supposed to be there tomorrow, but it's cable, so I'm not holding my breath. Not sure when I will be back on the internet.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


~We finally have a contract on a house and we're set to move in next Thursday....Thank you God!

~My husband is driving me crazy lately. It's the little things. I know it's really me and not him.

~I have had no motivation for school this quarter so far. I even skipped class yesterday to go sign the contract on our new house which means I didn't go to school at all this week. With that being said, I did get a 92 on my first Civil Litigation Test.

~Everyone is getting on my nerves with their comments on President Obama. I don't understand why people are freaking out. No, he was not my first choice, but give the man a chance. Maybe he is what this country needs for a change. History lesson...the president doesn't have as much power as what people think, if he did, we would be a monarchy and there would have been no reason for the revolution and a break from Britain. The Congress has all the power...those are the people you should be worried about. Everyone's comments have just gone to show me that it really is about race for a lot of people, which makes me wonder just how far some of us have really come.

~I am so ready for the warm weather. It has been colder here than any other winter that I can remember in my 26 years here. This is not Georgia weather. I cannot wait for Spring and to sit on my new huge screened in porch.

~Last summer at their yearly checkup, the Vet told us to switch the dogs to senior food. For some reason, DW had a problem with that so I started to buy what we call the weight watchers dog food. I decided a few weeks ago to change them back to their old food because we don't go through it as fast as the weight watcher's. Well, I swear Biscuit feels like she weighs fifty pounds now. She is solid and I can barely pick her up to hold her like a baby now.

~We have eaten out all but two meals since the week before Christmas. One of those meals wasn't even at our own house. I am so sick of eating out. I cannot wait to have my own kitchen and to cook nightly dinners.

~I decided to take back the Vera Bradley All-in-One wallet. I exchanged it for the new Sleek Wallet in Cupcake Pink.

~I had to go to work yesterday to start on inventory. In true government style we had issues from the start so I ended up in a four hour meeting. That's government for ya!

~I was told I was a Vera Bradley snob. Unfortunately, I have come to realize that this is true. I look down on those who are carrying a pattern that is from the season before. I am selective about my snobness, it has to be a purse that is from last season. If it is something like a duffel bag or something you don't carry everyday. I won't trun my nose up on you.

~I've decided I want a new car. DW said I had to wait for two years. I'm not sure I can wait that long.

~When looking at the cable companies that have service to our new house. We realized that we only watch the same six channels, History, Discovery, Travel, National Geographic, CMT, and public television. Someone should offer a service where you pay for only the channels you use.

~Yes, we watch Public television. We love it. One day we're going to become supporters of public television, but we're holding out until they offer a really good gift for your donation. The last few haven't been anything we want.

~The dog has farted about five times since I have started typing this. Maybe we should switch back to the old food?

~Moving is expensive and deposits suck.

~My stalker must have finally gotten the hint. She hasn't sent me a text in a week now. Maybe she just found my blog?

~I still cannot decide on a couch yet. I have decided that I am not going to make any sudden decisions and wait until we move in. We're just gonna have to sit on the orange love seat till then.

~I love Valentine's Decor. I love seeing it out in the stores right now.

~A lady passed out at Walmart today while we were in line.

~My BFF Aubs has someone special in her life right now. I love him (so far) and I don't think I have ever seen her this happy. She deserves it more than anyone I know and I hope it last forever for her.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Great Debate

Since I am on the subject of couches...I have been debating for the past few months on what type of couch I want to buy. I have narrowed it down to two choices.

I have decided to go with the ikea Ektorp series because 1. it's affordable and 2. it comes with about twenty different slipcover options so if I decide to change decor (which I'm known to do) I can just buy a new slipcover and change looks on the cheap.

My problem is I cannot decide whether to go with the corner couch or the sofa and loveseat.

The living room is kinda small. It's also more long than wide. The corner couch would be great for watching tv and lounging. Plus, it might actually work better for the small living room.

But, I'm afraid that I won't have too many ways to arrange it if I get the rearranging bug. Of course, there is a difference in price, the corner couch being more expensive by a couple of hundred bucks, which could go to other new decor or paint.

I need some opinions...please help!
That also goes to those who I know read my blog and never leave comments.


Dear Hubby,

I am still in a little bit of shock from the statement you made to me last night. I'm still wondering how you got the courage to say that to me.

First off, it was YOUR idea to give the renters of our house our old couch. I'm not sure you remember but I recall you said they could have it because YOU did not want to move it. Yes, it was not my favorite couch and yes, I have been saying for years that I wanted a new one, but I would have lived if we kept it a few more years. Once again...YOU said that you didn't want to move it because it was too heavy and it was YOU who said that I could buy a new couch when we moved into our new house.

Secondly, the heater in your car has been broken for the past FOUR years. It's not my fault that global warming has suddenly been put on hold and it is now freezing cold in Georgia. I have told you several times to wear a bigger jacket and buy some gloves. It's called layering honey.
Maybe you could go and buy one of those portable heaters that plugs into the cigarette lighter like your brother had in his Dodge Intrepid in high school?

I don't care what you do....but do not tell me that you have decided that your going to put buying a couch on hold so you can fix the heater in your car. That is not going to happen Buddy! That thing has been broke for years...a couch is more important at this point and time. Plus, when we
move you don't have as far to drive in the cold. You'll survive...I promise.

Oh and by the way...I am not "spoiled" because I want a couch to sit on next week when we move. Personally, I think your spoiled because you want to fix the heat in the jeep. What about those years when I drove it in 110 degree weather and it had no air condition?

A couch will benefit both of us. Fixing the heat in your car only benefits you! Now who are you calling me spoiled?

Your unselfish Wife

P.S. Don't call me "spoiled" and then try to convince me it is a compliment. Not gonna fly!

Monday, January 19, 2009


So I got a few questions of what did I decide to go for when I went to buy my new Vera. First, before you all think I am a complete brat...I have been saving my money to buy a new one. Plus, I only bought four Vera's last year which is good for me.

I couldn't decide what I wanted so I got both...I got a cupcake green and a cupcake pink and a wallet to go with each.

The Lisa B in Cupcake Green

The All-in-One Wristlet in Cupcake Green

The Mailbag in Cupcake Pink

The Taxi wallet in Cupcake Pink

They are so cute and I love them all.

Believe it or not there was a line of about twenty people to get into the store when it opened. It was kinda funny...ladies standing in line to buy Vera Bradley purses.

And in case your wondering, Aubs bought a Lisa B in the Cupcake Green with a Taxi wallet to match.

My BFF...

There is someone that I talk about a on a regular basis but I guess I haven't formally introduced to my blog world. This is Aubry (or aubs)...

She is my rock, my lifeline and literally my Best Friend Forever. She will never be replaced. By birth we're cousins, but we've were raised and have acted always more like sisters. There is a little less than three years age difference between us, so we have always been close. We are just alike, but completely different.

She has seen me at my absolute worst and stood next to me on my best day as my maid of honor. She is the first one I called when I got engaged (sorry parents) and one of the first who was there to hug me when I lost my dad Steve. I know if I need anything she will be the first one there with no questions asked. The same goes for me for her. Our relationship has had its ups and downs. When we hit the college years, we didn't talk as much on a daily basis. But no matter how long we went without talking, we always picked up where we had last left off. Luckily, these past three years, we've grown closer and closer as time goes by. We now have gotten to the point we have to talk everyday.

This past Sunday, we went to see the movie Bride Wars which of course we loved. It was our type of movie. The funny part is the characters in the movie Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) are pretty much Aubs and me. When it comes to personalities (and our relationship) I am a lot like Liv and Aubs is like Emma. Throughout the movie we were continuously elbowing each other at the parts that reminded us of each other. Of course, in real life we would never act how those two acted towards each other.

The best part of the movie was the end when the narrator of the movie, Candace Bergen, made a speech about friends. I cannot remember it word for word, but it went something like this...

...all of us search for our soul mates. Some are lucky to find them and spend the rest of their lives with them as husband and wife...but a lot of times we never realize that our soul mates had been right there the whole time, standing beside us for the last twently years...

Like I said, its not the quote word for word, but this sentence sums up Aubs and I relationship. Friends have come and gone, but we've been by each others side for the last 24 years. As far as friendships go, she is my soul mate, my other half and I could not imagine my life without her.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Better than Christmas....

This weekend is my most favorite of the year. No, it's not because it is a three day weekend...though I'm not complaining. This is the weekend the new spring collection of Vera Bradley comes out. For Aubry and I, it's better than Christmas.

Now my biggest problem is deciding which one I want to bring home is tough.

I really like the Cupcake green...

But, lately I have been a big fan of the Purple Punch...

Plus, there is the Hope Garden which supports breast cancer research...

I think I have my heart set on the Cupcake Pink...

Now I just have to decide which purse style I want...decisions, decisions...

Sunday at 1pm is when the store I buy my Vera's from starts selling the spring collection and that is where you will find me.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The House Situation

I haven't said much about the current house situation. The house I feel in love with a few post ago...well, it's ended already. I quickly feel out of love with it. Well, really with it's owner. Luckily, I guess, for the hubby it wasn't love at first sight with him so after nine years, I'm still crushing on him.

I'm not sure if anyone else does this, but I get house crushes. I stalk houses. I am always looking at real estate sites, magazines, or decorating sites for the next house to fall in love with. They are usually quick, only lasting until I find the next one to love. Seriously, it's completely stalker, but I can tell you all the houses for sale in my favorite neighborhood, how long they've been for sale, what the price is, and if its been reduced. I can do this for every house for the last four years since I found and fell in love with the neighborhood. And don't forget the usual facts, of bedrooms and baths, I can recite those facts too. It always amazes the hubby. Crazy, I know.

Anyway, back to our house situation. I won't go into major detail, but the house I previously posted and talked about was ours until the landlord started getting sketchy. Yes, there is a sucker born everyday, but luckily, we're not one of them. First, the guy started making up some fake law which would have required us to pay more money up front. Future reference, you cannot make up random laws when A. one of the signers of the contract is studying law and has easy access to a lawyer. B. Both of the signers happened to work with nothing but real estate contracts for years. They might know a thing or two about real estate laws, so don't go making up stuff. Secondly, the guy wanted us to send him $2200 in the mail with the signed contract. Um, I said, there is a sucker born everyday, we just happen not to be one of them. Good luck with that one buddy!

But, we did have the opportunity to look at a house that is currently for sale and empty and the owners are interested in renting it out since the real estate market is dead right now. It happens to be a friend of a co-worker, so we know the whole situation and know they are not looking to rip anyone off. We went and looked at it last Saturday. They were kinda weary at first, but they loved us and want to do it now. Momma Mabrey went with me to look at it and the lady loved her, so I think she helped us out with it. The house isn't as cute as the other, but it is bigger and the kitchen is nicer. Plus, it has a HUGE screened in porch. It's kinda funny because it is a combination of the house I grew up in and the house DW grew up in. It's your typical 1960's ranch with a carport. It's still in a good section of town and they are including yard service with the rent (which by the way is cheaper than the other house). So, DW was sold when they said that. I called and talked to the lady again today and she said she talked it over with the others and all was good. We can move in the beginnig of Feburary. They were going to send us a little contract to sign and look over and as long as we were okay with that, all is good to go.

So, I'm not going to say it's a done deal yet, but things are looking pretty good so far. Say your prayers and keep your fingers crossed for us. I'm ready for this to all be over with and in our own house again. I'll keep you posted.


I have a stalker. Yes, you heard me right, a stalker. Last Thursday in my Civil Litigation class, the girl next to me asked if we could exchange numbers in case we needed anything. Of course, I said sure...what was I supposed to say?

The chic will not stop sending me text. Monday night I get my first text. Luckily I was in class and couldn't use the phone, so I waited until I stopped at the Pope's to chat with Nicole and Kira while the guys finished their poker game. So, I responded to her text by keeping it short and sweet. Evidently the girl didn't get my hint and continued to text me the next hour. Of course she asked if we could "meet up" in the library the next day to do our three questions of homework. I responded that I don't live down there so I don't go to school unless I have class so sorry don't count on me. Really, DW had the day off so I wasn't about to waste my day working on homework when the hubby had already promised to take me to ikea.

Tuesday night....another text. By then I was working on my homework and I was just being mean and didn't respond.

Let me explain, I'm not a group work kinda girl. I don't like to share my homework because I don't ask others to share with me. I'm werid, I know. Plus, I hate talking on the phone, so I don't like giving people my number. So, if I don't call you don't be offended, I hate talking on the phone. Their are seriously only four people I can carry on a conversation longer than ten minutes on the phone with, DW, Aubry (my bff), my Mom, and Momma Mabrey (and my dad, so thats five people).

Sitting in class tonight and guess what? Another text from stalker girl. All the text ever say is that she is "freakin out on the homework." First off, it's three short answers. Secondly, it's not rocket science. I'm not going to give you my homework stalker girl so quit asking for it!!! I was nice and went to talk to the teacher about what excatly was due tomorrow. He assured me it was nothing to worry about. I kindly sent her a text letting her know what was due and where to find one of the answers. What happens...she sends me three more text after that. So I just ignore. I get home from class and sit in the living room talking with the parents. When I come back in, look on my phone, and more text have been sent.

It's official....I'm being stalked.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Weekend Update...

~I went and saw Twilight for the third time. Not so good the third time, I laughed and made fun of it the whole time, but I had promised Aubry I would go see it with her when she finished the book. That's what friends are for right?

~Had the most amazing Cinnamon bread sticks at Upscale Pizza.

~Did some major bargain shopping at a weekend warehouse sale. Bought fifty t-shirts, three pairs of shorts, and four pairs of socks for $29.00. Not too shabby.

~Went and looked at another house to rent.

~Had a delicious dinner at the Pope's and played kitchen with Miss. Josie, who by the way, hates DW.

~Woke up Sunday morning with a stuffy nose and the feelings of an oncoming cold. Went back to sleep and didn't get up till 11:30am.

~Washed six loads of clothes (it took two to wash all my new t-shirts)

~Watched movies all day on Sunday since it was yucky outside.

~Ate some of Momma Mabrey's yummy lasagna for dinner Sunday night. It's my favorite!

So that is a short recap of our weekend. Hope everyone had a good one!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

My biggest bargain yet...

So I am all about the deals when it comes to shopping. I love a good bargain! I had heard through the grapevine that this place, the sock shoppe (I've mentioned it before), was having a weekend warehouse sale were everything was fifty cents. Some employees from DW's work had gone the week before and scored trash bags full of towels and other things. We are in need of some towels for when we move so I decided to head to the warehouse sale to see what I could score.

Momma Mabrey and I set out for our weekly Saturday Shopping. When we walked in I honestly didn't know what to think. There were large cardboard boxes with stuff stacked higher than I am tall. You just had to start digging. Unfortunately, they didn't have any towels. They had already sold out. But, I did score in the t-shirt department.

Quick note, I'm a t-shirt junkie. I love t-shirts and always on the hunt for one. As soon as I get home, I switch to "comfy clothes" which usually consists of a t-shirt and sweats in the winter or shorts in the summer. I have to admit that I even paid up to $25 for a t-shirt. Yes, that's how much I love them.

So, all that was left was random t-shirts. Evidently, they got a deal on Russell Brand products. There were tons of college athletic tee's. Some of the schools I have never heard of but hey, that makes it even better. So, this is what I ended up with...

Grand total: $29.00

Items bought: 50 t-shirts, 3 pairs of shorts, & 4 pairs of socks

A picture of my stack to prove it.

Trust me there are 50 t-shirts there. I walked out with two trash bags full. I think I have enough t-shirts to last me awhile. Oh, and Momma Mabrey did pretty good too. She bought twenty something items for $12. Walking out with our trash bags, we decided that it was our weirdest shopping experience to date. And we can't wait for the next one.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Big Question

For some reason, I been asked a lot lately what is it exactly I do? In fact, this question has come up about three times just in the last week. To clear up any confusion, I'll explain. If asked this and the hubby is around, the response you will get is "she shops." Though this is true to an extent, I actually am on some one's payroll (and it's not his). Of course most of the time I am at school. I once again am a full time college student so, that is where 80% of my time is spent. I am taking a full load of classes and spend four days a week at school. I am in class five hours a day and that doesn't include study time. Many people have referred to the fact that I don't work anymore, but that is not true. I do actually have a job.

I am actually a part-time employee for a local school system and I do actually go to work one day a week. Last October when I did actually start back at school full time, I did put my notice in to leave work completely, but when it came down to it, I couldn't do it. I chickened out. I have a big issue with security. The hubby makes a good living and works for a stable company, but with the economy in the state it is, nothing is guaranteed. In fact they are on a firing streak as we talk. Though I do not believe he is going to be fired anytime soon, I had to have the security of knowing that if something were to happen, at least we had something coming in. I couldn't give up that security, not during a time like this. That is just my own personal issue and feelings. So, I did not quit working...I do have a job and do go to a job every week. Plus, when I'm out of school I do go to that job everyday.

So what do I do? That's a little harder to explain. I am considered a part-time college student so my schedule fits around my class schedule. It started out as a summer job and I (along with my cousin) were only supposed to work for three months, but almost two years later we are both still there.

What do I do when I am there? Well, the hubby says I go to socialize but that is not entirely true also. I usually am responsible for listing and selling any of the county's surplus items on ebay. By state law, we must sell any unused and surplus items back to the taxpayers. We're not allowed to just throw them in the trash. When I was working full-time, I was solely responsible for all of this, but obviously since I'm not there everyday another part-timer has taken over and I help out with ebay the days I am there. If I'm not doing that, then I am usually helping with the textbook department or helping my supervisor clear off his desk of task he has put off.

That I guess is a quick description of "what exactly I do." I do have a job, I do go to work every week, and I will receive a W-2 at the end of the month (and next year).

So, I hope that clears up any confusion my dear family has had about me.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

We were warned...

Last night we had a great date night with some friends of ours the O'Prys. Went to the local Mexican restaurant, had great food and some weak margaritas (that is what happens when your cheap and order the house special) and then decided to go to the movies. We had already planned this night a few days back, so we had already decided on Marley & Me.

Like I said...we were warned. My mother warned me (she had already seen it), a coworker had warned Jeremy, and in fact Jeremy tried to prep Kira and I a few times through dinner with the fact that "it's a dog movie, they never end well." Maybe we weren't prepared enough or we just didn't take the advice to heart and the result...we cried our hearts out during the movie.

If you go, be prepared. If you spoil your dogs like we do (and the O'Prys), then be very prepared and bring tissues (we forgot). I honestly can't say that it's the best movie I've ever watched and I honestly don't think I could handle watching it again due to the sadness, but it is reality. In fact, so many parts of the movie were scenes from our life, especially in the beginning, I felt like I watching a movie about us. And when Jennifer Aniston leaned down to kiss Marley in the final goodbye, I lost it, because I kiss buddy like that everyday.

Needless to say, I came home and gave buddy and biscuit a big hug and told them how much a "good dog" they were and just how thankful I was that they found us.

(our unsuccessful attempt to get a picture of the two of them)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Love at first sight...

So here it is...the house I have fallen in love with at the moment...

It's super cute on the inside (minus the paint color). It has several charming built-ins. It even has a cut-out for the phone in the hallway. I'm not sure what it is called but you usually see them in old houses. All the doors have the old crystal door's precious. It's a two bedroom, but the house is a good size. Plus, we never used the third or fourth bedrooms in our old house. We only need a guest room for when Mike and Liz come to visit us (which they better come soon). Like I said, its a total Amber house. I love it. The people we're really nice, it's their Mom's old house, and they seemed to like us. Hopefully, everything will be ready within the next week. Plus, it's ready to move in after this weekend. So keep your fingers crossed and wish us luck...


Yes, I am alive....I received a phone call yesterday informing me that some family members that I didn't even know read my blog, we're concerned with my lack of postings lately. I've learned over the holidays that more people than I realized read my blog. I'm not quit sure if that is a good thing or bad.

To be honest, I haven't even being stalking my blogs that I normally stalk. In fact, I was kinda bummed because I found out some very exciting news about my friend Nicole through the hubby and normally I'm the one keeping him informed with all the family and friend's news. I'm so excited for you Nicole! We've been talking about this day since we first met and now it's finally here! I am so happy for you guys! I'm about to be closer to you also!

These past few weeks have been hectic of course. Christmas was alright. DW worked pretty much all of Christmas Eve and Christmas day, so I was kinda bummed even though I've spent the holiday before by myself. The best part was DW got a call two days after Christmas telling him that he had the highest Christmas day sales in the ENTIRE company. So yeah, I'm bragging on my man. You go boy! I did spend Christmas morning with my family and the afternoon with DW's family. I was extremely blessed in the gift department. I got way more than I deserved this year. But, I was honestly kinda happy to see the holidays go. I really wasn't feeling it this year for some reason.

I did travel up to Richmond to visit my family this year. I love going up to visit. My dad's family is originally from Virginia and still the majority of his family still lives up there. Even though I've never lived up there, it always feels like home for some reason. My Dad's aunt Janie is a wonderful hostess and for whatever reason allows our crazy bunch to crash her house every year and spoils us while we're there. This lady is the most amazing cook I know. Every night (and morning) is a wonderful meal. Also while there, we went and visited the Native American reservation that my Grandmother's family is from and still lives. Its amazing seeing the history and where my great-great-great grandparents were raised. The only pictures I got were on my phone. I plan on going on facebook to steal some of the Pratt's pictures. I'll post when I get done.

In other news with the Mabreys....I start school on Wednesday. I've already bought new notebooks and pens so I am ready for it to begin. Yes, I am the dork that counts down to the beginning of school. Laugh all you want. Plus, I had an extra Christmas present on Christmas Eve...the school had finally posted final grades and I ended up with three A's and one B. So better than I thought. I was pretty stoked. We're also on our house hunt again. We went and looked at a house today and I loved it. It's in the neighborhood I love and it was built in the 1930's, so it is filled with cottage charm. I am in love. The kitchen isn't my ideal, but I guess you can't expect but so much from a 70 year old house. The people are pretty nice and I think they liked us. So, keep your fingers crossed. It is such an Amber house for those who know me. Y'all will love it. I took a picture of the front and I will post it when I get a chance.

DW has off today and tomorrow so we are spending some much needed time together. We headed to our favorite little Gtown and did some major bargain shopping. I introduced DW to the sock shoppe (a discount clothing store) and he introduced me to a thrift store his workers shop at all the time. We ended up with a new $20 couch. It is lovely 70's orange and green striped, but it was really comfy and pretty sturdy. I wish I had taken a picture of us both laid out on this couch in the middle of this store. No, we weren't embarrassed, we had our feet propped up and everything. DW's dad has some experience with upholstery, so he is going to help us with it. I now have a new favorite thrift store and yes, I almost beat up this older black lady for this full length mirror she had. She said she goes there everyday. Lady, share the wealth with the rest of us and I know my flower picture was nice...back off!

So that's all I have now...