Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Thrifty Find & A Dab of This and That

Don't know what the weather is like where you are, but it it HOT & HUMID here !!! This kind of weather has a tendency to limit my outside activities. I saw a lot of yard sale and estate sale signs last weekend, but was good and did not stop at any. I am still dealing with picking out some flooring. I should have already had all this taken care of by now, but had to just walk away from it all for a while. I have been marking a few things off of the to do list, but nothing to write about - we all know those jobs like straightening closets, cleaning out clothes, etc.
I did pick up a bargain recently - found this book for $4.99, which normally sells for $19.99 , so it came home with me.
I am linking up with Leigh @ Tales From Bloggeritaville for "Thrifty Thursday". Be sure and visit Leigh to see what thrifty finds she and the other participants have to share this week.

I am going to blame this next little indulgence on Susan @ Thoughts From Over the Rainbow! :-D Why you ask ? Well, she did a couple of posts recently about cupcakes here and here . YES !! CUPCAKES !!!! I had cupcakes on the brain for days after seeing her posts, and decided to try out a local bakery where cupcakes is one of their specialties - All Kinds of Cupcakes!!! I brought these little jewels home with me!
Cupcake #1 - Dreamsicle - orange flavored and very good. #2 - Pucker Up - Lemon with lemon icing - Probably my favorite of the three. #3 - Strawberry Fields - Strawberry cake & strawberry icing - good, but needed more strawberry flavor. It came closer to tasting more like vanilla than strawberry. Just my opinion. No - I did not eat them all at one time - I spread them out over several days. :-D
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The day I went, it was close to lunch time, so decided to try their BLT with pimento cheese - Oh My Gosh!!! They make their own pimento cheese and it was so good (I am picky about my pimento cheese). Had to watch what I ate for days after, because of the cholesterol overdose. :-D
I made myself hungry just typing this, so need to fix some lunch.
Hope everyone is having a great week and staying cool!
Glenda

21 comments:

Monica@The White Bench said...

They look wonderful, Glenda!!!!!!!!!! The sandwich, especially!
Monicax.

susan said...

Glenda-Thanks for the links! I made homemade dreamsicle cupcakes last week and will be doing a post about them soon--choc. and peanut butter is next on the "to do" list. You were the perfect person to find the book! I feel like the wicked witch of the west....meltinggggggg :) HOT!!

erin said...

it is sooooo HOT here!! 97 in the shade AND humid too! o.k...i just gained 5 lbs. looking at those cup cakes.........

GWENDOLYN said...

Oh , you are killing me with those cupcakes. ha! I am dieting and those are not allowed. So I am eating them with my eyes.
Gwen:)

Linda said...

Oh it is hot and humid here also. Limiting my activities! I could shop for cupcakes now that you mention it!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I want your hot and humid weather!
Please send it my way and the cupcakes too, they look awesome!
Cindy

mustard seeds said...

Oh, I recognize those Muddy's cupcakes. I adore their BLT pimento cheese sandwich.

mustard seeds said...

I recognize those Muddy's cupcakes. I adore their BLT pimento cheese sandwich.

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Lovely pix and lovely little cupcakes! Now my mouth is watering.

Jody

xinex said...

OMG, those cupcakes look so good, Glenda. I hope you are cooling off a little there. It is so humid here and I don't think it is officially summer yet....Christine

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Yum...cupcakes and pimento cheese! I've been eating way too much and I can tell. Stress eating, cooking manly food when we were at home and dad was there and now with just the two of us here in Florida, we are eating out because we are tired from all the stuff we are doing. This is not a good thing...hopefully I will work and swim enough to take care of some of the calories.

The Green Pea said...

Glenda, those cupcakes look yummy. sandi

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey Glenda,
I think some of your heat is heading this way! It was 83 and sunny here today! Yah! I don't want it super hot, but 80's are nice!
Have a nice day tomorrow and stay cool!
Cindy

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

OK, now I am hungry. That looks delish! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!
Hope you can join in tomorrow's The House that Built Me linky party at Tales from Bloggeritaville.
HUGS!
Leigh
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I can't decide if the sandwich or the cupcakes look the best...I think it's a tie!!! Great photos!!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I can't wait to see what you do with that bead book~ It looks exciting!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Glenda, lucky you to find a bargain on a book so perfect for you. I've got to know the name of that restaurant. I love good pimento cheese, and I could go crazy over those cupcakes. laurie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Glenda, I can see myself enjoying the cupcakes while enjoying this wonderful book.. thanks for sharing the links.. Girl normally I'm on the front porch for a while in the evenings and after all the rains we've had, I'm inside.. humid... for sure.. try to stay cool. hugs ~lynne~

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Mmm, I want the orange dreamsicle. Now I'M going to be thinking about cupcakes until I get some. lol. Not sure I could spread them over a few days, though.

Joyce said...

I could never make up my minds which flavor to eat so I would have to eat them all along with a big glass of ice cold milk:-)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl I was doing find until I came here and seeen this YUMMY!! food thanks now I'm hungry ha ha!! it all looks great to me...Hope you have a GREAT weekend my dear friend...it's hot here also...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria