Wednesday, 14 March 2012


As you can see, today MIL and I made another visit to Value Village! I'm sure, by now, you
must think I'm a VV addict of sorts. But the truth is I was pretty well along in my recovery
until we decided we were heading north again. I believe this is just like when I decide to go on
a diet on Monday, I eat all the goodies on the weekend that  I know I'm going to deny myself
the rest of the week. You see, there is no VV in the Yukon. There is a very small  Salvation Army
located in Whitehorse. Thus I'm filling up on VV because I will soon be denyed the privilege
of visiting there for years!
I want to tell you right now that none of the pictures I'm going to be posting
are going to have a darn thing to do with what I'm chitty-chatting about. I
just feel bare without them!
I wanted to ask what was that whole warning about us losing our google
friends all about? I heard that on March 1st we would lose our friends that
were not on blog spot so I set up a Linky acct., then I warned my friends! It was
like Y2K all over again. I woke up on March 1st and nothing had happened.
I felt like 'chicken little' that said the sky was falling. So if you signed on to
my Linky account, would you please switch to my google friends so I can
drop it now? I really don't want two separate friends accounts.
Chitty-Chat #2 is  letting my blogger friends who invited me to be
Face book friends know that although I would enjoy having another
avenue for getting to know all of you better, I don't want to join face-
book. I admire all of you who are able to multi-task and dabble in more
than one social media, but frankly I'm lucky to just keep up with regular
blogger posting! But I do thank you for inviting me! Really.
Also, do you like showing off your favorite photos as much as I do?
Because my friend, Vee, at A Haven for Vee is having a party
were you can do just that. Pop over and visit her for more details
if you think you'd like to participate.
And lastly, I have some more big new to share with you! I'm sure by
now you must think this is a ploy to keep you coming back. It's not,
I promise. I would tell you right now what it is, but I'm waiting for
a special photo to go with my latest 'annoucement'. Hey, it
 just occurred to me that this would be a great opportunity for a
gift drawing! If you can guess what my 'big' announcement is,
I will enter your name in a surprise drawing. Surprise because I
don't know yet what I'll be sending the winner. Oh boy, this is by
the seat of my pants, for sure. I will draw the winner at 6PM, this
Friday, March 16th. And I'm warning you, NannaDiana, that it
is not an ultra-sound photo that I'm waiting for!! So don't even
go there, my friend.
I can't wait to hear what you guess. Hurry and let me know now.


  1. On the GFC thing - it was Wordpress blogs that were losing their followers. You're hosted by blogger so you don't have to worry about it for now. In the future, there are rumors that blogger blogs may also lose GFC, but there's nothing concrete to that yet, as far as I know. I'm hoping they don't take it away.

    I have no clue on your announcement!'re getting a

  2. Kimberly,

    On your announcement, I'm guessing your going to write a book.

  3. You are getting a new dog??? maybe? Hope you are feeling well. I love junking, but my daughter wore me out this past weekend. Smiles, Susie(She Junks)

  4. Hi Kim.. I love VW, too.. I am so glad we have them here in N. B. .. I would like to get rid of my linky and think I will copy you and try to but I have no idea what your news would be unless it is a new auto...

  5. OMG-I burst out laughing when I read that because that is EXACTLY what I was going to say!'re NOT pregnant..and you said it was NOT ANY ultrasound...hmmm..I give up? Let's see. Ummm...You got a new pair of muck-lucks for scrambling around in the Yukon? You struck gold? Your family is moving WITH you? Okay- I give up...wait...a picture? A picture of your new place? okay-I quit NOW!

    Can't wait to see what IT is! xoDiana

  6. Might as well get your shopping in while you can! I haven't a clue as to what your announcement is. Are you getting a boat? (I was going to say new car, but Faye already took that one. haha!) :D

  7. Your pictures are lovely. Now that I am caught up on all of your posts I missed. What about your MIL? Is she going too? I hope you are feeling better now.
    bye for now, I will send you an email.

  8. I'm guessing a boat too! Catching up on my favorite blogs, I am spread too thin, could it be Facebook, Pinterest AND a blog???

  9. No ultrasound, that rules out my first guess, that you are having 'twins'..hahahaha !!! So my second guess is that you will be showing us a photo of your new house in the Yukon. Can't wait to find out the answer. xo

  10. Good morning...I enjoy all your pics whatever the reason for them, haha. I have been wondering about your mil she coming with you? As for your surprise, I haven't the slightest idea...I'll be back to find out though. Have a good day! HUGS

  11. I know. I know. You're going to open a VV in Whitehorse! No? Oh, well, maybe you should then you'd have first pick of everything that comes in! I hope you're giving away one of these gorgeous posters or whatever they are. I love the Lovett seed one! I'm with you on the friends fiasco. I haven't even connected with the few Linky friends (sorry). I don't have time for all the blogs I follow as it is. Have a good day! Hugs, Pamela

  12. I don't think I could live without a thrift store...maybe we should send you stuff we find!!! lol You know all the junk we buy, that a week later we wonder why we did!

    I haven't a clue but since it's wide open, I will say it's another family member.

  13. Oh, I'm glad nothing happened with the friends follower too! Well, I do like your snaps you're showing. Now your surprise?'re going to have a baby! :) I couldn't help myself.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. I have no guess what so ever. LOL You sure are keeping us all in grat suspense. To bad you will have to be without your favorite stores. I have never even heard of the one you mentioned.

  15. It is either a picture of your new house in the Yukon, or a new car in which to drive to the Yukon! By the way, the suspense is killing me - you alluded to being close to Whitehorse in your that means you will be close to Whitehorse? If so, then you can drive to Skagway and take the ferry to Juneau to visit me! I hope so! I would love to meet you in real life instead of via the internet!

  16. Also, (I'm not trying to enter the giveaway twice, honest!) what are you going to be doing in the Yukon?

  17. Oh goodness, I can't think what it will be unless you have already found the place that you will be moving into.
    I love VV, too! Our GoodWill is much better for vintage goodies, though. Love that place!!!
    Hugs, Cindy

  18. Not an ultrasound...hmmm, that would've been my first guess. I can't imagine so that means that I'll be back.

    Thanks for the link! I hope that everyone who sees it will want to join in. I think it will be fun and so representative of each blog.

  19. I can't figure it out either, unless it is a new car or trailer or some vehicle. Love the vintage pics-so very cool. I will be watching though to figure it out.
    Hugs, Noreen

  20. I can't imagine what yur big announcement is.....hmmmmm, are you moving? Opening a store? Maybe you're going to be in a magazine? Now you have me curious!

  21. On the friends connect, I found most of the people running around saying the sky was falling were people that weren't on blogger. And for some reason they wanted to scare everyone, misery loves company? We are not losing friends connect! Now, I say you are getting published in a magazine...Yep, that's it......What do I win LOL!


  22. I think it was just the folks who use WordPress or other besides Blogger who lost their Friends Connect. Someone will hopefully correct me if I'm wrong.

    Hmmm. Something new. You're moving to a different house? That's my guess.

    Have a great weekend!

  23. I like a chit-chat sort of post! ultrasound, no pregnancy for you....could it be a new job?

  24. "Camp and Cottage Living" has been included in this weeks Sites To See. I hope this helps to attract many new visitors here.

  25. I'm too late to win cuz it's 6:09 but I think you're moving to Alaska

  26. I am way later than the deadline, but I just wanted to guess. My first thought was pregnant, but you squashed that one...and you said you won't get to go to VV for, are you traveling? Perhaps going into the Peace Corps or on a mission?

  27. PS--That Des Moines poster is great! Lived not far from there once!


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