Doncha just hate it when the weatherman gets it right? Couldn't they...just this once...be off the mark or better yet...off the map? (The Super Bowl crowd is in town and I don't think this was what they had in mind when asked if they'd like something cold and wet.) It's cold...I mean really cold. It's icy...really icy. There's snow...more than a shovelful in some places in the good ol' U.S. of A.! (Just exactly how do you spell BRRR? Is it 2 RR's or 3?)
Luckily, Cat Daddy and I took a little drive Sunday afternoon over to Canton for some early bird shopping. I can't imagine being those poor vendors in this weather. (Now I know why folks think us junkers are more than just a little throwed off!) We found some wonderful things and I was planning on going back Thursday and meeting Sandi of the Green Pea Boutique for the first time, but sadly...that ain't gonna happen! (I'm not that throwed off!)
I've got more photos to show y'all of what I got, but in the meantime...take a gander at this suitcase-style, folding picnic table. Ain't it a dandy? (Pay no attention to the mess in the background...that's art...or my version of it...I'm tackling for Valentine's!) I've been trying to research it and all I know so far is that it's from around 1964 (using census reports) and 6' long. If any of y'all have information to share...bring it on!
Traveling on a newly built super-highway in a station wagon, kids fighting over who gets to ride in the luggage section, Shasta trailer hooked to the back, Dad at the wheel, mom with the map, all wearing madras plaid Bermudas...heading to Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon!
Or how about this?
Dad and Junior loading up the station wagon with camping gear on their way to the Boy Scout Jamboree at Valley Forge! (Mmm...s'mores would taste good right about now!) Either one...you just know this table was loaded second...right after the picnic basket...and wait until you get a load of the picnic basket I bought! Whoa Nelly!
Baskets makes me think of goodies (and s'mores with hot chocolate), so I thought I'd share some giveaway goodies with y'all right now!
Red.Neck Chic Giveaway
I've been thinking about my commenter idea and y'all have given me a lot of food for thought (s'mores, hot chocolate and buttery popcorn). A lot...and I do mean a lot...of you have expressed concerns over not wanting to leave anyone out or hurting someone's feelings. I totally agree. The last thing I would want to do is hurt those who are so good to me. Goodness me...that's like biting the hand that feeds me. (Feed me s'mores, hot chocolate, buttery popcorn and hobo stew!)
My Petite Maison giveaway
I had several categories in mind like Cat Daddy's Tom Cats for the guys who comment, Lassies for those who are always there to pull us out of the well, Assorted Nuts for the stand-up comedians out there...well...you get the idea. Right?
If y'all still want to do it...what if you just put all your regular commenters' names in a hat and pull one out to submit? I'm kinda at a standstill on this 'cause I truly want to recognize those who take the time to leave a comment, but I couldn't pick just one either. Talk to me people...tell me what you think....'cause right now I'm too busy thinking about s'mores, hot chocolate, buttery popcorn, hobo stew and skillet cornbread!
52 Flea is hosting a giveaway for Lulu's Designs (Jennifer and Paula are new so go welcome them! Tell 'em I sent you!)
I can clearly see I need to wrap this up, so until later...stay warm and I'm listening...while scrounging in the cabinet for marshmallows!