Slimy Adventures!

I rarely follow any sort of trend. My clothing should tell you that. But, on occasion something neat comes up that is so odd I have to try it. Well, right now all the kids are making slime, trading and selling it at school and making up new recipes all the time. So,I thought I would give it a try, I was so intrigued.

IT’S SO MUCH FUN!!!!

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This was my second try. Using the borax recipe, I kept ending up making a gel. It looks and feels really cool but it’s not quite slime.

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Summer Fun at Target! Sharks and Mermaids and Dinosaurs, OMG

Target’s “Dollar Spot” or “Bullseye’s Playground” or whatever they’re calling it now has pleased me to no end the past few months with small and cute toys and other little items that cost a dollar or sometimes three. Once the Easter stuff cleared out, they hit me yet again with summer stuff with themes of sharks, mermaids and dinosaurs!!!

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Shark pen on the left comes with a pad of shark-shaped sticky notes. The mermaid temporary tattoos are..quite glittery!

 

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I tried out my open pack of the dinosaur crayons…well, they ain’t much for coloring but they sure are cute. As for the stretchy sharks, usually I detest touching anything of this ilk, so I only got a package to keep. Still, they look really cool.

 

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Vintage Toys: A Box from my Mother’s House!

Last night I got together with my two brothers and we went through some extremely dusty boxes in Mother’s basement. We had great fun and I came home with a box of treasures–things I had been wondering about but had thought they were scattered to the wind. I have a lot of my old toys at my house, in storage and in my home, but there were still some missing pieces….I found a lot of them. 🙂

Click on the pics to see the names and stories!

Our Christmas Wreath!

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Ain’t it fun? The little dino at bottom right has lost his scarf,but he’ll get a new one.
Back in the 90s and early 2000s, I worked on and off again at a little mom-and-pop art supply store. I think I worked there twelve years? When the owner retired  in 2001,it was a sad time, as I and all my coworkers really enjoyed the place. Our beloved little boss, Jane, began just giving away stuff to us from the back of the store–stuff that had been there for years and was long-forgotten. This wreath may have been one. When she handed it to me and said, “Take it”, I immediately took it home that night and put dinosaurs on it, wearing little scarves and holding snowballs. It has graced our door every year since. The bow has always been squashed,but I don’t care. I love it, love it.

Christmas Stockings Past and Present.

I thought i would share(this is gonna go LONG, folks, so strap in) some great images and thoughts on items I used to receive in my Christmas stocking as a kid and teen in the 70s and then 80s. Then I’ll go into my still favorite things for stocking fun, because for me, Christmas stockings have been probably the most fun and full of surprises in my 45 holiday seasons.

First, items I used to find in my stocking. When I was very small, my stocking was too, and had an applique’d Santa on the front. I still have it; wish it was handy so I could take a pic.

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