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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Froufrou-ing the Fridge and Random Thoughts for Pink Saturday 1/2/10

Time for another Pink Saturday venturing into the pinks of our lives. Thanks to Beverly of Howsweetthesound for hosting this event.

Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, ugly goes on my fridge. Actually, I try to keep it uncluttered, but if something needs to be on there, it is put on there with these little magnets that I think are lovely. If you know of any pretty froufrou-y ones, will you please let me know? I can't find any more of them and I need some AND I believe in supporting artisans when I can.

These are ones I made.

Random Thoughts:

While driving over to Seattle, Wa., recently we noticed some road signs that were a tad different from ours here in Idaho. One that was intriguing was a sign to report abusers of the diamond lane:


Now, I don't know about you, and I hate seeing people in the diamond lane with only one in it, but to call someone a "hero" for turning someone in for that is called something else in my book. I found that unusual.

Did you know that if you leave your Pepsi/Coke out of the fridge all night that all the calories disappear? Trust me, I believe it. ;-)

As most of you know, it can get very cold here in Idaho. In December it got down into the teens a lot and into single digits several days and below zero several nights. But through all this I saw teenagers and preteens walking to school with only sweaters and short pants one day in 22° weather. While our cold is different from the eastern cold, that's still a bit chilly to see them almost freezing. These same kids can't sit through church without borrowing daddy's coat when they look like they're shivering in the nicely heated church building! Go figure.

I have several pet peeves, but one that ranks right up there with trying to pass me on the right shoulder of the road is people who don't return calls. Now look, I may not be too fond of you and certainly don't want to talk to you but there are times when I NEED to talk to you concerning something in my church calling. But you don't answer the phone, let it go to voice mail and I still don't hear from you in this century! Why in the heck to you have 3 phones and I can't reach you on any of them?!

Recently Love Bunny and I were at our chiropractor's office and 2 women were talking about wrinkles. It's a very small reception room and I couldn't help overhearing but just kept quiet. The woman sitting next to me turned to me and said, "You don't have any wrinkles." Now, this is not entirely true; I do, but that certainly was a nice compliment. Later on as I was mentioning it to Love Bunny he said, "Yes, you do." Okaaaaay, I think I may have to "knee cap" him for that statement. He would have been better advised to keep his mouth firmly closed. Hmmmmmm?

One of my goals in life is to get through it without my vehicle's air bags deploying!


  1. Very cute magnets and the freezing kids just want to be cool. I taught school for 31 years and even the younger kids wanted to impress each other by coming to school with shorts on during the winter. Granted it doesn't snow here in Phoenix during the winter too often, but it can get mighty cold in the morning at times. Why do the parents allow this?

  2. LOVE the magnets you made. I am in the process of frou-frou-ing my kitchen and wanna use only pretty things in there lol. Maybe I might make me some cute magnets too.

    Hugs from Marian

  3. Good Morning Connie,
    Thanks for the smiles and giggles this morning. The bad thing about my stainless steel frig is that magnets won't stick to it. It has that new coating on it, whatever!

    I think that's a great idea, to get through life without the airbags deploying!! Amen.

    And from what I can tell by your photos, you don't have wrinkles.

    ~~hugs~~ Sissie

  4. Happy Pink Sat., Connie! I loved your random thoughts. . .especially the one about "knee-capping" LB! :)

    Your Pink magnets would certainly add some spice to a frig!

    Hope you have a great New Year! Dana

  5. Happy Pink Saturday sweetie...
    I love this post. The magnets are delightful. Maybe we are just going to have to design some for you. Maybe a little bling domino?

    Love your thoughts as always they make me smile. You are just as cute as a button. Love to come and visit you. Happy First Pink Sweetie.

    Don't forget to pop over and sign up for my give away today. It is a little pink bling for sure.

    Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

  6. ahhh.. another cool & pretty project! magnets.. I never thought of doing it.. thanks for sharing this idea.. now I got to get the material!.. Happy PS & Happy New Year dear Connie


  7. Connie, you always make me smile. Your husband might need to invest in some knee pads unless he rethinks his comments.

    I wish you a lifetime of never needed deployed airbags.

    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy New Year.

  8. G'day, Connie ~
    Chuckling as always with you ... your writes are so great, Connie. Love the magnets, hadn't seen these & would have snatched them up had I. Your 'gripes' are right spot on ...

    May 2010 bring you great happiness & joys!
    Hugs, sweet friend ~ Marydon

  9. O, Connie...I had forgotten that ya'll are expecting a new one in the family soon...5 months, did you say. I know how excited you must be. The excitement never ends, either...!!

    I am loving your cute magnets. I don't put things on my fridge but if I did, I would use cute magnets, too.

    Have a wonderful day...
    xo bj

  10. That is an excellent resolution. I will try to meet that one also. I do love the magnets you made. I have a couple I painted. The only thing on my fridge are foam frames of my 10 grands. They each decorated their own with stick on animals, letters and other things. I try to keep current pictures in them. When one of the old ones comes along and says "Mamaw why do you have that old picture of me up there?" I say "I can't put a new one up unless you get me one." Most of them stop at high school graduation. Blesssings

  11. I don't know how you find the time!

  12. I love your fridge magnets. Enjoyed reading your random thoughts.

  13. Connie, You are such a hoot! And I think I agree with you on everything even the airbag deploying!!!! I don't have wrinkles yet but my hair is certainly going very gray! I guess you can dye the hair though, anyway Happy New Year to you. Blessings Meg

  14. Love the magnets. I wish my fridge was uncluttered but unfortunately I still have two children who do me artwork. LOL.

  15. Leave it to you to frou-frou the fridge!!! Love those pretty magnets. Mum sends her love and best wishes for a Happy New Year to her favorite daughter!!

    Love you,
    Angelic Accents

  16. Your posts are always so fun to read. You have not let me down this time either. Lol.

  17. Love the magnets! they are so cute!

  18. Happy New Year from our house to your house. Agreed, no calories in pop left out of the frig overnight. tee hee I haven't ever seen such lovely magnets.
    Joyce, IL, USA

  19. Hi Sweet Connie just love your magnets all yummy pink with roses...
    OK so living in Australia I have no idea what a diamond lane is??? can you tell me please....
    Thanks for giving me a laugh first thing in the morning...

    Lyn xxx

  20. continue to CRACK ME UP!

    I don't have any wrinkles either. It's because my face is FAT and pushes them all out! guy would be in the hospital if he'd said anything to me about my skin!



  21. I truly love reading your random thoughts...:)

  22. I love what you have for your frig.
    Especially the ones you made.
    I like your pet peeves. lol
    Your lovely I don't see any wrinkles either
    Happy New Year

  23. I had to read your post out loud to my husband as he wanted to know what I was laughing about!! Even he said "Ouch" with the wrinkles comment from YOUR husband! hehehe! Happy New Year

  24. Hi there, thanks for your visit to my blog and the kind words, very nice. You have a great blog and a wit about you don't you?! I like your picture with the glasses! Come say hi any time :D

  25. Happy Pink Sat Connie,Love the magnets.I love pretty ones to on my fridge.I love me stocking from you its so beautiful.Thank you very much!Hugs.Love ya,Jen

  26. LoVe those magnets...especially the ones you made! You have inspired me to pretty up my fridge!

    I live in AZ and was freezing to death in our 64 degrees yesterday! lol!

  27. Hello Connie, Happy Pink Saturday! Thank you so much for stopping by. Love your post this week. I have only pretty things on my fridge too! Loved you post of a Year of review, you've done so many pretty things this year and their all pink!!!!!
    Have a great week!
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  28. Love the magnets :) I recognize Sweet Laurie's nest and birdie :) Cute !! Wrinkles, what wrinkles ?? :):):) Hugs :)

  29. Hi Connie, thank you so much for the friendship & support you gave me last year! I am wishing you a very happy 2010 and hoping that all your wishes and dreams for this new year come true! Rachaelxo

  30. HI Connie. Enjoyed your post! Don’t know of anywhere to buy froufrou magnets, but I do love yours.....well, maybe a quilted bear? I live so far out in the sticks, we only have an "ALCO" in our town....Thanks for your comments on my post. LOL just yesterday my DD offered to help me eBay my things! I kindly said no, and sent some of it home to her house! LOL
    Hey, I'm an Idaho girl too. Rexburg. It gets as cold here in E Ut........almost, as it did there.....almost. Rexburg gets stinkin cold!
    I have a 13 yr old who only wears a hoodie to school. Here on the farm he wears coveralls, hoodie, vest AND his chore coat! LOL
    Have a nice trip down on Monday.
    Enjoy your day.

  31. I do love your fridgies, Connie. I'm sure you've checked etsy for handmade magnets? I buy small acrylic (clear) picture frames (1"x2") that have magnets on the back and put pretty paper in them to use as fride magnets.
    Happy Pink Saturday~

  32. Hi Connie
    Oh you are a hoot and I just chuckled over your post AND I do not see any wrinkles. Silly hubby of yours.
    I love all the pretty things you have been making...I read a couple of posts I had missed because of the busy holiday season.
    Your magnets are cute. Shelly at makes cute glass magnets.

    She has beautiful fabrics which I've seen in her blog and I bet she could make you up some rosey or florally pink ones too. Say hi to her from me if you visit.

    I hope all things are going so very well for you today....

  33. I love your laundry room. That just makes doing laundry fun. I wouldn't mind spending time in there. Those letters above the washer and dryer are perfect. Love the colors too. Thanks for visiting and I used the small round magnets and the ones you cut from a strip. I think the magnets you have to cut work a little better. Happy New Year!

  34. Hi Connie, late visiting but here I am. As usual your text is a great read. I do love you pink thingy's too but my fridge is BARE. There was a time when it was covered with all imaginable. Now, I don't like anything in the way of cleaning it. What a fuddy duddy I am. Sometimes!!!I do hate my wrinkles but my kind friends and family always say I look younger than I am. I CHOOSE to believe them but I really know better. HA! I do admit to being vain. Beverly will attest to that.

    As always I love your post. Sorry for the late visit my friend.

    Love ya, Jeanne

  35. These are the cutest and sweetest magnets I have ever seen!!
    Life is too short NOT to have pretty things!


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