Sunday, March 29, 2009

Scrapping the Music.....ANOTHER new Brookie dress...and WHO IS UP FOR A RAK!?!?!?!?!?!?! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all!!!!

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....I am gonna start this week off with a little RAK!!!!!! it is!!!! Brian was off to a tournament today....and I was tired and the kids were tired of being stuck in the house....soooooooooooooo we took a little walk to a local antique store!!!!! OHHHHHHHHHHH the stuff I found!!!!!! Sooooooooooooo....I will share EVERYTHING I got in JUST a MOMENT....but but but but for my SCRAPPING FRIENDS......EEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!! I found a WHOLE BUNCH of the vintage chipboard milk caps (buttons) like Jenni Bowlin has!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!! And sooooooooooooooo I BOUGHT EVERY ONE that I FOUND...and I WANT TO SHARE them WITH U!!!!!!! Sooooooooooo.....I just counted them up....and I have 31 of them (of ladies, I have to BE a little selfish here and KEEP....ohhhhhhhh SIX for myself!!! LOL) ..... THAT MEANS....I AM GOING to GIVE AWAY 25 ...YES!!!! 25 of them to SOME LUCKY LADIES!!!!!!!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....just leave me a comment....and NEXT SUNDAY when I post my NEXT Scrapping the Music page....I WILL LIST 25 WINNERS for some of these YUMMY YUMMY CHIPBOARD MILK CAPS!!!!! YAY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And some MORE FINDS!!! If U know me....then U KNOW my ALL TIME FAVE BAND EVER is AEROSMITH (*insert swoon here*)....and I found one of their albums at the store!!!!! YAY!!!!!!! AND AND AND AND there's more!!!!!!! I found a wooden clog from HOLLAND!!!!! AND AND AND AND some VINTAGE BUTTONS...AND AND AND AND A VINTAGE KODAK CAMERA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If U know my family's history....I am FROM ROCHESTER, NY and ALL of MY FAMILY (starting with my Grandfather) worked for KODAK!!!!!..........and and and and and the LAST FIND of my DAY....and this is soooooooooooooooooooooooooo FOR MY BFF DANI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I found a "CHESTER" PLATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know that means nothing to all of U....but to will MEAN EVERYTHING!!!!! A longggggggggggggggg time ago.....Dani and I went to Laughlin, Nevada for a weekend girls trip!!!! (Laughlin is a small gambling town right over the Arizona border!)....and there is a river that seperates Arizona and Nevada right on the border....and if U drive to the Arizona side, you can get some really COOL PHOTOS of the hotels/casinos in Laughlin.....sooooooooooooo the first night we are there....Dani and I decide to drive over to the Arizona side to get some photos!!!!! (Now mind is like 2 o'clock in the morning...and YES, we are SOBER!!! LOL) and we drive into this parking lot.....and I start taking photos....and all of a sudden a RACCOON comes up to her truck!!!! (*insert Arizonian warning here....DANI and I LIVE in the DESERT....we DO NOT, repeat....DO NOT live near ANY WILDLIFE!!!!*) Dani and I think HE IS ADORABLE.....however COMMA....we are FREAKED out....cuz we don't know if he can JUMP into our truck!!!! LOL LOL LOL....sooooooooooo we call her boyfriend and ask him (well....because he lives in New Jersey....and HE MUST know about WILDLIFE, right???? LOL)....and HE has NO IDEA either if they can JUMP!!!! LOL LOL LOL!!!! At this point....I am DYING for a picture of this ADORABLE creature....and DANI has some CHEETOS in her, she opens the WINDOW just a crack and throws one out to him....and I climb in the backseat of the truck and start snapping the this POINT...we are BOTH ROLLING with LAUGHTER....people probably think we have been drinking!!!!!! Sooooooo....the RACCOON takes OFF!!!!! And we were like, "Well, even if these photos turn out pitch black...we will ALWAYS know that it was CHESTER!"......see, we named him CHESTER because of the CHEETOS....because their mascot has always BEEN "CHESTER THE CHEETAH!!!" LOL LOL is the END of the STORY...I promise....and IF U READ all of this....I WILL LOVE U FOREVER!!!!! LOL!:):):):):) CHESTER COMES BACK with some of his FRIENDS!!!!! LOL LOL her truck is SURROUNDED by 15 RACOONS and we ONLY have 1/2 a bag left of CHEETOS!!!! LOL LOL LOL!!!!! We will NEVER FORGET that story.....sooooooooooo when I SAW this plate with 2 CHESTERS on it....I KNEW I HAD TO GET IT FOR DANI!!!!!! LOVE U MY FRIEND! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ok.....enough about the vintage, right???? LOL!!! Onto some other things today!!!!!!! :):):):):) Brookie.... has ANOTHER new DRESS!!!! I know this SHOCKS all of U....LOL....she truly is a PRINCESS and at this point in her LIFE....she ONLY wants to wear DRESSES!!!!!! And of course....what's a NEW DRESS without some new SOCKS?????? LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Ok....the LAST....but NEVER the LEAST thing I want to share the LATEST SCRAPPING the MUSIC Challenge!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKK!!!!! I am SUPER EXCITED about this one!!!! The song this week is "EVERYDAY" by the Dave Matthews Band!!! I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this song (obviously right??? Its the FIRST song U hear on my playlist when U visit me here at my blog!!!) :):):):):):):):):):) This is ME in California last month visiting my friend Kristina...and I chose the lyrics...."All You Need Is Love Everyday!" ...because, yes my friends....EVEN I need reminding of that from time to time! :):):):):) Hope all my scrappy friends can join us this week! :):):):):):):):)

LOVE TO ALL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


  1. That story about Chester & his buddies CRACKED ME UP!!! Did the pictures turn out?

    Brookie's socks/dress are adorable!!

    & I'd love one of them there button things, are there any that mentions marshallows or perhaps snowballs?. ;)

  2. OH! and...

    We used to have one of those HERE when I was little!!! !!!

  3. Those are some cute milk Caps! and the camera is a really cool find! Enjoy your goodies!

  4. OoO Great find. pick me pick me!

  5. got some GOOD finds! The buttons are awesome. Makes me want to hit up my local antique mall tomorrow. I think maybe I will. That wooden clog is too cool!

  6. ya know julie, you could just hand me one of those milk caps on saturday!

  7. What an incredible haul you made at the antique store and I would absolutely love a button/milk cap. thanks so much for sharing. Your story about the raccoon is so funny. Where I grew up, they were so numerous and assertive, I can remember my dad waiting in the shadows with a gun (yes, I said gun, not camera) to shoot them (hopefully just scare them off) because they would come up to our house and try to steal anything they could. Personallly I have always found them very cute, like little furry bandits, but I know they can really be pests. Just love Brooke's new outfit - the socks are to die for!

  8. That dress/socks combo is the BEST! She is stylin'! :-)

    So cool that you found that Aerosmith album!!!

    You had a FUN shopping trip!

    Seriously can't imagine being surrounded by 15 Chesters... that might be somewhat disturbing! Clearly Chester told his friends that he found food! :-)

  9. My goodness how good are your finds!!! LOVE THEM!! Wish we could go 'searching' together!!

  10. that is the FUNNIEST raccoon story ever!!! I live in Amsterdam, NY and even I would be SHOCKED if ever I saw that many raccoons! HAHAHA!!!

    it looks like you had a blast antiquing! I am envisioning those milk caps made into a garland - that would look too CUTE in the kitchen!!

  11. Oh my goodness, look what you found!!! Is that not awesome.... I so want to come and visit, love all that vintage stuff!!! Brookie's dress is just too cute. I will be emailing you pics!!!! LOVE the LO!!!! You did an awesome job and did you see my EVAN!!!! YAY!!!!! Have a great week sweet friend!!!

  12. omg!!!! im dying over here!!!! the Chester and friends story was great!!!! How freakin funny!!!! were your pictures black or could you see Chester??? Great finds at the antique store too!!! wow!!!!

    Brookie looks adorable as always!!!! hehe :):):)

    And the new LO... love!!!!!! Adore the song too! Going to try and find time to whip something up this week!

  13. Julie, Julie!! What a great haul of vintage-ness!! Love those milk caps...**hint-hint**!!

    Great Chester story too...I can just about picture you doing that stuff, too!

  14. How cool are those finds. I think that is going to be my Saturday morning MUST DO!!!! I am lovin' the flea markets and antique stores. Glad you liked the cards I sent you...I sure loved mine. I am going to start collecting playing cards I love all the different ones they have!!! Have a great week and great page!!!!

  15. ooooohhhh that story is ssssooooooo funny LOLOLOLOLOL!! Just gave me a laugh, need one of those today!! you need to copy the section about the racoons and post that bit on my blog, I reckon the other "aussie" gals will love that story as we don't have racoons here!
    Love ya gal

  16. Loove all the things you've bought!!! And the wooden cloq is my favourite of course, we stil wear those hahahahaha!!!! Love Brookies new dress, great color for her!! And i totaly love your LO, and it's about you, that's been a while (great photo!!!)!!!!!
    have a great week!!!

  17. So much vintage goodness :) What great finds!

  18. First things first....were you high on caffeine when you posted this? I laughed my way through most of it!! Looks like you had a blast at the antique store. Love that camera!!!!!

    I want Brookie's socks...they rock!!!
    Beautiful layout too girl!!!

  19. Julie, I need you email, shoot me one so that I have it to send the pics!!!!

  20. The plate is perfect with your Chester story, now if you could only found a plate with 15 Chesters how awesome would that be? The dress is adorable even with the colorful socks. She is a doll.

  21. Was I under a rock when you posted this??? I have been trying to limit the time I spend on the computer - unsuccessfully I might add.

    Those milk caps are the best! You certainly came back with some great finds. You and Sharmaine must be on the same wavelength with you going to the antique store and she going to the tip store. I will have to shop with you some day.


  22. Love the vintage finds! Total score for you! : )

    And the little dress--and little Brooke...completely adorable.


  23. You always manage to find such awesome stuff. Pass some of that good scrapping juju my way!!

  24. lol at the Chester story Missy Julie2. I've now got vision of you and your friend feeding racoons.

    Loving the new dress and sock Missy Brokkie has and your STM page.

    Loving your vintage finds too. Would love one of those little buttons.

  25. Ha! I loved your racoon story. I am originally from NJ and have met many a racoon, though I must say, I have never had one come for a visit and return with 15 of his best buds! lol

  26. awesome finds! if i saw all those bottle caps i'd buy them too!

    have a great week! =)

  27. OMG! First off....Brookie looks super cute in that new dress...I LOVE it!! You had some awesome finds...I seriously love the milk caps. Feel free to send one my way, lol!
    As for the racoon thing...I would totally freak out if I was surrounded by a gang of racoons. I had a friend who had one as a pet and they were mean...and oddly human like. That little booger could get into cabinets and open jars and weird stuff...freaky!!!
    So glad that you had a grea weekend and I loov forward to me some DMB!!!

  28. WOW you made out like a bandit girl!! You're so nice ^_^ Everything looks so cool and brookie looks like she has recovered well and looks adorable in her new attire :) Have a good week

  29. I love your antique finds! The buttons are FAB! Makes me want to go shop again at the thrift store! Thank you so much for sharing such a great find! :)

  30. Julie, Julie, what a great story about Chester!! So funny!!!
    And what wonderful stuff did you find in that store, of course the wooden clog is my favorite ;-))
    And those milkcaps, wow!!!!
    Brookie is such a girlie girl, love to see her happy face on those photo's!
    And your layout is gorgeous, as ALWAYS!!
    Big hug, Jenneke

  31. Julie sweets,i had no idea you had a blog!Can i add you to my blog roll??

    Fabulous find again girly,you rock!

  32. super cute buttons!!! :)

    i'm also stopping by to let you know i tagged you! :)

  33. WOW!!! DID that bring back one of those most memorable moments of my life. I don't think I have laughed that hard since my friend!!!! did find some super neat things........ A button might be cool for my future when I get the courage!! :)))))

  34. Oh my dear friend - you put a smile on my face everytime a read a WORD from you!!
    I love your 'chesters' how funny, I think you need to come holiday with me and I'll show you wildlife in our backyard!! Wallabies and possums mostly - oh and blue tongued lizards!! so fun!
    Lovin your stm page - I LOVE that picture of YOU!!!

  35. yaaay, of course we're up for a rak, aren't we always? LOL

    And about what you wrote on my blog... you don't do this to the most curious human being on earth (me...). But dont worry, coming from you I know it can always be great things, so I'll patiently wait :D

    hehehehehehehehehe, the story about the racoon cracked me up :DD

    and love Brookie's new dress

    Love ya, my friend, thanks for sharing your great stories with us all!

  36. julie, i still don't know if raccoons can leap, but they are little mess makers. some broke into my parents cottage years ago and had a grand old time eating everything in the cupboards that was not in a can!! but we all are dying to see any pix that came out!!

    ;)the gleeful one

  37. Ok, since we are fellow, Phoenicians, please do share which antique shop you were at! Those milk caps are awesome. I love antique shops and don't know what the good ones are in the area.

    Also, I totally want Bookie's dress. Orange is one of my fave colors AND i love polka-dots :)

    And, that raccoon story cracked me up! I can't believe he brought back friends...LOL!

  38. That is too funny!!!!

    Love all your finds!!!!

    Would have bought all of them too!

  39. omg, thats so funny. i have a similiar story but instead of thinking they were cute, i am not terrified of them. ill tell you the story some other time. i think he camera is awesome. I never find cool stuff like that.
    Her dress is so cute-loving the color. So very summer.
    the LO-love the pic and that is an awesome song! I hope to play this week...and actually get to post up my lo, i always forget *d'oh*

  40. Oh man, that is some CLASSIC Aerosmith artwork. AWESOME! You are so sweet to RAK your milk bottle fun...doncha just LOVE "antique" shopping?!

  41. p.s. did you get Drama Queen yet?! LOL

  42. Wow Julie, you found some awesome things! Brookie looks adorable in orange :)

  43. Good stuff, good stuff on your blog Ms. Julie.
    I adore your daughter,too!Thanks for picking me... ;-)

  44. I love Brookes new dress, And the socks!! OmG so cute! I found some of those milk caps at a not so local LSS in San Diego, they were cool but no cute ones, they had lots of vintage papers there too so if only I could find a neat antique store in the area! Have a great week, oh yah, and your wall hangings are awesome, as usual!!

  45. Brookie is so cute in that dress Julie! Loving all your thrifty finds! Those buttons are definitely a great find!

  46. WOOOOW what a vintage frenzy find!!!! Those bottle caps and buttons are the BOMB!!!!
    Love :):):)the story about Chester and his friends, how cute, you guys are tooo funny!!!!
    Brookie is just toooo sweet!!! Love the orange with hearts dress!!!
    Love your new pic and LO, just great!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!
    Will keep the fingers crossed regarding the RAK!!!!

  47. i love the wa have done the title of this lo!


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