Sunday, September 12, 2010

Yesterday and Tomorrow

Nothing of interest today unless you care to hear about my morning trip to get groceries. It was totally uneventful so it wouldn't take much time to tell you about.
OK, I'll talk about yesterdays trip to Crafts in the Park.
It started at 11:00 and we got there shortly before that. From the picture it doesn't look like much but believe me, there were plenty of booths there.

These were a few of my favorite finds, none of which I purchased. Top left corner is a quilted square and hydrangea flowers were attached to it. She had 2 in different shades and this one was my favorite. Debbie was sure that she could do this and wanted the picture for reference. Bottom left was a table made from a wood shutter. I don't think the picture on the right needs much explanation. I plan on looking in the thrift shops for some old cupcake tins and making a few of these for Christmas. I thought they were adorable

The park was located right on the shore of Lake Erie. We decided to walk the beach back to the parking lot when we were done. I have no idea how much time we spent searching for beach glass but it was fun. We each found a few small pieces.

On the way out of the park I took notice of the large pond and all the geese. Just past the pond there was a pen with peacocks. I had to pull over and get a few pictures.

After that we stopped for lunch. Debbie had won a gift certificate to Compadres. Neither one of us had ever been there and it sounded good. My lunch is the top left picture. Oh my was it delicious. Taquitos Mexicanos. Two fried taquitos-one chicken, one beef-served with lettuce, sour cream, guacamole and tomato. Choice of rice or beans (Yes, I took that straight from the menu)

Well that was yesterday. Very fun day. Tomorrow starts the beginning of a very NOT fun week. It's probably the most busy and frustrating week of the year for me. It's Albion Fair week, which means tons of work. If I don't leave many comments next week it probably means that I came home exhausted and don't have the strength to type. I promise I will catch up with everyone though eventually.


  1. What a fun day! Much better that grocery shopping :)

  2. Looks like a fabulous day! What could be better than a day starting with a craft fair and ending with yummy Mexican food? Hope your week goes better than expected!

  3. Love a good craft ~ especiallyone with cute stuff! The cupcake tin re-do is so cute and I love the shutter table transformation!

    Mexican food.....yummy!

  4. How fun. Good things to do before you start this week from Hades. I can so remember having these weeks. I'm glad I rarely do anymore.

    Have a terrific day and I'll keep my fingers crossed that the upcoming week isn't as bad as you thought it was going to be. My very best to Duke. :)

  5. What a fantastic day it looks like you had Ann! That snowman muffin tray is cute. And you know I love the birds. Oh yes ~ grocery shopping ~ a very boring necessity. :(

    Hope your week isn't too hectic!
    xo Catherine

  6. I loved seeing all your pictures from the craft fair! Some of them are so much fun. We live on Lake Michigan and there are two lakefront art fairs we go to every year. One here, which is so/so but we like to go the St. Joe. They have the most talent and the coolest stuff. I wish I could buy, buy, buy!

    Good luck this week. Hang in there and hopefully it will go fast!

  7. Looks like you had a wonderful time, not only, browsing, shopping and eating. I just love the Great Lakes, they can hardly be called lakes either, incredibly large and makes me feel as thou you are on the shore if an ocean.

  8. Sounds like a very fun day. Love the crafts and the food looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing your outing with us. Have a good week. :)

  9. If I ever went to one, I would have to leave the checkbook at home. It would be too tempting to buy stuff.
    I have one word to say about your lunch: YUM!!!
    Good luck next week and I hope everything goes smoothly for you!

  10. Great shots Annie, the food looks wonderful and hope you are geared up for what is to come this week. You'll make, you always do. Try to squeeze a little fun into all that work!

  11. The beach pics and the bird pics - Love 'em. Wish I was there!

  12. love the muffin tin and the mexican dishes!!! first your yummy filler pic and now this. my diet's gonna be busted if i keep hanging around here!!

  13. You had a very fulfilling day. I believe the experience will carry you over the not-so fun days ahead.

  14. What a wonderful day spent Ann. Loved the craft fair at the park.. it must be real fun to find knick knacks and lotta treasures and ideas.

    Thinking back on this day will probably make your upcoming days more better :) Have a good week ahead. Loved all the photos. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Sounds like you two had a fun-filled day :o)

  16. Oh, what a gorgeous day out you had! Love that muffin tin, and your lunch looks so yummy (I'm hungry now).
    Lucky you for getting to see that beautiful peacock too :)

  17. Just think how much fun Duke would have had. Sigh...

  18. looks like you had tons of fun. The glass you are looking for is rounded from the waves or old leaded glass that turns purple with age?Unusual peacock,I like to be around them .

  19. Good times! Thanks for taking us along. The beach is great.

  20. That craft fair looks awesome! So does your Mexican food. I bet Duke would have loved to visit the geese.

  21. It's hard to beat a really good day out. Hope it sets you up for the week to come!

  22. Looks like you had a great day. Much better than grocery day. I would have went for the Taco Salad. Loved your pictures.
    Try to have a good week.

  23. Love the Peacock!! Worth stopping for!
    Have fun at the fair but don't work too hard!

  24. It sounds like you has a wonderful day...I'm impressed that you found some beach glass...i have never found any but would just love to, Do you know how it's formed?? I think it is amazing the way it happens.

    Hope work doesn't exhaust you too much this week!!

  25. That looked like such a fun weekend. I love craft fairs and to be located in a lush green area like that is right up my alley. I also like those cupcake tins. Very clever. Your mosaic of Lake Erie is gorgeous. And, last but not least, lunch at Compadres YUM!!!

  26. LDH oh mulch better for sure

    beaded tail it was a lot of fun. I hope it goes better too :)

    marie believe it or not that's the first Mexican restaurant I've ever been to, unless you count taco

    Sandee I think this week is probably worse than any holiday week for me. I dread it every year

    catherine I fell in love with the snowman tray but I thought she was way over priced on her stuff. But then again I'm cheap.

    Sheri I like going but usually after so many you start seeing the same thing. This one had a lot of different stuff. It was a good one

    Man over board I did I did :) They do seem too big to be called a lake

    Leeuna I wished I could have taken you all along with me, that would have been fun :)

    tahtimbo I only take so much money with me and when it's gone it's gone. Otherwise I would go broke

    Miawa I know I'll make it I'm just wondering how much wear and tear I'm going to take during the

    Grace I love the beach, I wish I could spend more time just walking along the shore. I think I would be a much nicer person if I

    Roschelle, don't worry, all the food I post here is calorie free.

    Vanilla seven I'm sure hoping any way

    anny I like being able to get ideas that I can try myself, they may not come out looking as good but I have fun trying

    Jen oh I certainly did. wish I had more like it

    duni, the weather was even beautiful. started out a little cool but the sun was out and it warmed up fast. The peacock was a real treat

    Fishhawk he had fun hanging at home with dad :)

    out on the prairie I sure did. We weren't looking for anything in particular. Just seeing if we could find any at all. We didn't fin any leaded glass though

    sharkbytes you bet, any time. I love the beach

    Anne I'm betting that Duke would have enjoyed it much more than the geese would have

    Philippa what made it even better was not having our husbands there. They always give you that look like "Aren't you done yet?"

    donna it sure was. I need to start doing that more often when I see something interesting. Just pull over and shoot :)

    allotments4you I was surprised that we found any too. just little pieces but better than nothing . I'm pretty sure it's just from the waves and being thrown around against the sand and rocks

    poetic shutterbug I've never been to that park before but it was really nice. I would like to go back again just to check out the park. Lunch was delicious, I was glad we went there.

  27. I love to go to things like that, lots of fun and then out to eat too..great day! Take care of yourself this week! ;D

  28. The craft event looks terrific. Like the idea of the muffin pan. Also loved the pictures of the peacocks and other birds. That must have been great to walk back on the beach.
    Have a great evening.

  29. I am loving your craft finds! Especially the muffin tin. So cute. The food looks totally delicious. It looks like you had a really fun day!

  30. Ann, That cupcake tin is absolutely adorable!! You could definitely make those :) And the shutter table...I like!

  31. Do you live by Albion College?

    I love craft shows. This one looked like it had a lot of good things. Lunch looked very very good. Good luck on your busy week. I know what that is all about mine comes in March.

  32. Julie Me too, I hate to miss a good craft show

    Marg I always love walking on the beach

    Reeni isn't that muffin tin great. I fell in love but didn't want to pay what she was asking for it

    DSS I know I loved it. I'm planning on trying some for gifts this year

    b boys mom I've never heard of Albion College. The Albion I live in is in Pennsylvania. I love the craft shows too. This time of year we have a ton of them close enough to go to


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