October 16, 2006

Oh happy Day! A new dutch oven AND a Blog!

Well, I've done it! I'm a blogger! I can't imagine anyone would want to read my thoughts, but this gives me a place to organize them for my own purposes. Now maybe I can get some of the thoughts out of my head and into this space and rest more peacefully at night.

Yesterday my husband and I decided to go on a spur of the moment date. It was a Sunday which would be a little limiting for most people but for us provided the most ideal kind of date.

We went to TJ Maxx to search for our favorite salsa and some brown transferware followed by a trip to Barnes and Noble for Pumpkin Spice Latte & magazines. My husband enjoys this as much as I do. I am married to the perfect man!

We were happy to find 2 jars of our favorite peach salsa but none of the brown transferware I was hoping for. However, we did manage to discover a beautiful pear green dutch oven. I must mention that I have been coveting a dutch oven for a long time but couldn't handle paying upwards of $200 for one. I had even just received the lastest Williams Sonoma catalog, which had me quivering with desire, but the price is impossible for me to justify.

Well, now I have to tell you, in case you don't know me very well, I am cheap. Frugal. Tight. Thrifty. Even though this little pear green beauty was selling for a mere $39.99, I still couldn't justify it. Luckily my husband could. After I drooled over it for awhile and then walked away, he insisted we buy it. He was not going to let me go home without that dutch oven. Not for anything.

Have I mentioned that I am married to the perfect man?


  1. Let me be the first to congratulate you on your NEW blog! It is terrific! Your new dutch oven looks perfect, I want one too. Your hubby is a keeper! :-)

  2. Hi! I found you through "Daisy Cottage" and I'm so happy to have another cottager to check in on during the day!! Looking forward to reading your posts...Meg

  3. Kim- How appropriate that you should be the first one to post a comment to me. Thanks for giving me the bug!

    Meg-Thank you so much for stopping by to peek at my blog. We cottager's have to stick together! Do you have a blog? I'd love to take a look

  4. Jen, I do. You already have me bookmarked...so thank you for that. For some reason my blogger name didn't appear when I left my comment before. Anyway, we'll have fun sticking it out together!!

  5. Congratulations on a lovely blog! I LOVE your new dutch oven - great color! I'm with you on turning the suburban home into a cottage - that's my mission too! Good job!

  6. What fun to read your first blog my friend. As you know I love cottages also and any talk about them is right up my alley. I love your new dutch oven in that gorgeous color and know you will make great use of it. I see many delicious meals in its future! What a doll your DH truly is. Enjoy this lovely gift as I know you will. RJ

  7. Jackie- Thanks for the sweet comments. Do you also have a blog? I'd love to look at it if I'm not already linked to it.

    RJ- Well, hello friend! Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!

  8. Hi Jen - my blog is http://wrensnest.typepad.com - come on by and visit!

  9. Hello and welcome to blogdom from a fellow cottager! I've been waiting for more cottage blogs to come along and am always so excited to stumble across one. Looking forward to reading you!

  10. My baby girl, this is so cool!! I love you and I'm proud of the woman you have become! Mommie Dearest :o)

  11. Jackie- Love your site! Thanks for taking a look at mine.

    Kim- Thanks for stopping by and you are so sweet to link me from your site!

    Wow, aren't mom's great? Thank you so much. That sincerely means a lot to me.

    Your Snickerdoodle


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