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“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.” – William H. Gass

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A Absolute Bath & Body Works fan who writes a blog for both men and women covering various topics including photography, gardening, cooking, arts and crafts .

Life Writings | On the Road to Forever | Valentine's Day 2019

My days here lately are snow covered in search of a shovel...and busy with too much to do in a day and not enough time to get it done.  I am sitting here for a moment at my desk, forgetting what I needed to do when I first sat down so I am watching the sun pass through the clouds dulling the blue sky as more flurries fall.  The freezing rain from the past two days has everything coated in a nice, thick layer of ice that is nearly impossible to clear...so fingers crossed it is easier to navigate on tomorrow.  Thursday's are grocery shopping days for my father in law so that and a bunch of other errands should fill up my Valentine's Day just fine.

Hubby and I exchanged our Valentine's yesterday because he was anxious for me to have mine...and I can see why.  It moved me to tears just reading the first part of his writings...something he Never does.

If you knew my husband, you would know he is a man of few words.  For the past 3+ decades he went into the greeting card store and picked out a card that best suited his hearts thoughts.  This year, he bought a blank card and filled it with his own.  #bestcardever

We grabbed six pink roses last week for the house ( on sale for $5.00 ) as well as a potted yellow rose plant that will be moved to the garden when spring finally arrives. 

So as I am sitting here watching the sun play hide and seek I wondered how many Valentine's Day postings have I made that were personal...and not something about Bath and Body Works.  Turns out...not too many.  

I thought I would share the one I found from 2014.  I remember that year well.  We got hit with a bucket ton of snow and it ruined everyone's Valentine's Day plans as businesses were closed including the restaurants and the florists could not deliver all of the rose orders they had. I had mine though...from Walmart.... Ha ha.

Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's Day....and every day.

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Life Writings | Dollar Tree Store Fairy Garden Selection

 Adorable!

If you like the whimsical fun from Fairy Gardens then The Dollar Store has something for you. 


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Life Writings | Michael's Craft Store Visit - Fairy Garden Releases - January 2019

​A friend had asked me if I have visited Michael's recently and if so did I happen to see any of the new Fairy Garden pieces they have out for spring.  While out of town yesterday, I made sure I took a walk through the fairy aisle and recorded what I found.

There is so much new I didn't even know where to look first.  Houses for so many different themes filled the shelves.  Before Fairy Gardening became so popular you were lucky to find a small display out in stores and most of those pieces were of garden gnomes only.  Not any more. Pick a theme you love and you will find it miniaturized.

At the beginning of the aisle you see houses, then cottages, some castles...to match up with the knights theme...and gnome theme, haunted forests and wizards...oh it's all so cute.

Keep going further and you see gardening pieces and Valentines Day themed pieces. Perfect to grab a few of those now!   

Easter themed bunnies and chicks and lambs fill the wall and you can't choose only one- I need them all! The hollowed out eggs are a great piece to fill and gift in an Easter basket to start someone else on this fun journey of the little's.

Whatever your style of decorating, you can find a house to build upon.  Need the trays to hold them? They have them.  Rocks, trees, greenery?  Got it.

My advice is this.  Take your time and look at it all first.  I know it's so hard to resist!   As of today, these aren't on sale yet so those online coupons will sure help out on the larger ( house, tray ) items. And keep in mind, Anything can become a fairy garden so you don't even need a house.  You don't need to really get everything at once.  It is expensive...as you can see by the price tags on the pieces.  What I do is grab those few things I want that I think others will too and will get sold out quickly.  Then I watch for good sales and grab a piece or two.  Keep an eye on the clearance aisles.  A piece on clearance from a season past will usually find a home somewhere in your current season. ( except for a Halloween Dracula, of course ha ha ). I found a tub of stones cleared out for pennies and I use those throughout all of my home decor at times.

I purchased the Kissing Cherubs, The Enjoy the Little Things sign and the mini...and I mean mini bottles shown above.  I used two coupons.  The mailer I received that expires tomorrow for 50% off one regular priced item...used on the cherubs. And the online 40% off one regular priced item on the Enjoy sign.  I also grabbed a $1 pouch of Valentine Sprinkles for my Faux Whip ( when I get time to make it).

So, are you a Fairy Garden(er) too?  What is your favorite theme you have done?

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Life Writings | In Other News

Life Writings | In Other News

I am finally sitting after a very long day. Well, a few very long days if you count Winter Storm what's her name....Harper, dumping that whole sloppy mess on us this weekend. We are in what feels like a polar vortex here with temps.that were below zero all weekend finally heading into the double digits....as in 20 degrees double today.  Going ...
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Dreaming of Spring in the heart of Winter

Dreaming of Spring in the heart of Winter

We are in for a ton of snow over the next few days so seeing this bit of spring color was a great pick me up.  I will be sure to think of these beautiful flowers as I am shoveling a foot of snow later this weekend.
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Target: Bullseyes Playground Purchases - January 11, 2019

I ran through, yes, literally ran ( before a doctors appointment)...through bullseyes playground looking for a few more items that I have been missing out on my weekly visits to Target and I found a few more items on my list!

Here is what I grabbed on this visit...​

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Target: Bullseyes Playground Finds - January 11, 2019

A quick check of each of the Playground displays today...

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Target: Bullseyes Playground Finds - January 7, 2019

Here is a look at some of the new out in my Target today.

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Target: Bullseyes Playground Purchases - January 7, 2019

Another day, another Target visit.  

I don't go out of town very much so when I do I stop buy Target and see what Bullseyes got cooking up for me.  Here are today's finds...

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Target: Bullseyes Playground Purchases - January 3, 2019

I took another trip out of town to see if my Target store put out any more of the new collections for January and here is some of what they had.  I will update my Target posting with all of the new I found, but didn't purchase.

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Target: Bullseyes Playground Finds - January 3, 2019

 Targets Dollar Spot newness for the New Year!

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Target: Bullseye's Playground - December 30, 2018

​Target Stores Bullseyes Playground is beginning to stock some New items and they are all worth checking out!  Some of the new Collections include: Farmhouse Style, Winter Theme, Cocoa /Coffee Bar Theme, Valentine's Day Theme, Spa Theme, Fitness Theme, with plenty of goodies for the little's.

There is so much to find, and so much more to come...I wanted to keep track of it all and I will continue to update this list as I find out more items and numbers.

I wanted to make a list of the DPCI numbers for many of the items to help you find the new when it lands in your area...through the BrickSeek Inventory Tracker

Because we all know--- grab it when you see it or it will be gone!

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Target: Bullseyes Playground Purchases - December 31, 2018

My first look at the new collections in Targets Bullseyes Playground and here is what I grabbed.

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Life Writing's | On Being Connected

I have been watching my insights this week on my Face Book postings and there have been two that were making me shake my head at the numbers they are showing. Now I don't base my postings on what the numbers will show. The numbers have no part in what I share, and I have posted for years without noticing there even were numbers to look at. Go figure. 

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Life Writing's | Bath and Body Works Single Coverage

I saw a video that has been making its way around social media since Friday and to say that it is disturbing is an understatement. I just need to write out my thoughts because it reminds me of something that has bothered me for a long time.

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Life Writing's | Putting the T in Transparency

Social Media is a vicious Bitch.  Not as vicious as I am - or so I am told... but you do what you can do...

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Life Writing's | Spilling the Tea on a Cold Fall Evening

It has been a day.  One I probably should end by watching TV and decompressing, quietly, with only the green glow from my desk lamp and the flickers of light from the muted TV.  But...

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Life Writing | A Day in the Pumpkin Patch

Perhaps silly of me to say, I know...I understand, but this is a hard week for us with Friday marking another years anniversary of losing our Angeline and this visit to our favorite farm's pumpkin patch and being out and around all of this it ...renewed my soul....just a smidge.   It does not get easier - Look at that face, so full of life... But I try to still do those things we all did together as a family. ( The photo above was her last pumpkin patch visit ).

I walked beneath the bluest sky dappled with puffy, white clouds feeling the suns warmth on my face...through rows and rows of orange wonder with a fall chill in the air. 

It was wonderful. It was a good day.

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Life Writings | I am reminded

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Life Writings | Like a Kid in a Candy Store

Life Writings | Like a Kid in a Candy Store

One of my favorite places to visit while out at the mall, Lolli -n- Pops Candy and Confections store. Also one of the prettiest stores in the mall with the best in-store marketing and packaging. Everything your sweet tooth can want and more, this little place has it all. My favorites are from the retro candy section... that sweet candy from when I ...
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