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πŸ€— Corningware Percolator Thrift Find πŸ€—

My $10 thrift find! I’m sad it doesn’t have the inside stuff it’s only the pot but I have been searching for a non recalled vintage Corningware percolator πŸ€—


I also have a recalled Vintage Corningware Percolator and have used it. The recall is because of the epoxy with the metal caller. It would detach. When I use mine I always hold the bottom with a pot holder. 

Now I am on the hunt for some innards for this coffee pot. It doesn't have to be from Corningware (Corning Ware) as long as it fits and works. I know I have some laying around somewhere (in a box packed away most likely) so I'll just have to wait to perk some coffee.

Maybe my next blog challenge will be 30 Days of Corningware. I think I might have at least 30 pieces.

🍳 Breakfast at Cari’s πŸ₯“

I love having breakfast at Cari’s. I think the mugs they find at thrift stores. I’ve never had the same mud twice! This one has a cute farm scene.


My wonderful husband looking at the menu, he didn't know I snapped a picture until afterward.

Loved seeing this. 


The tables have John 3:16, love that too! 

🧦 Cute Socks 🧦

Annette’s cute socks that her cousin gave her!

🍫 Coffee & Chocolate 🍫

Life is good with coffee and chocolate!

😍 DateBox Club 😍

Hubby and I have been going out every or almost every Saturday for the past five or six years. You can read about one of our Date Nights from 2014! 


We really look forward to our dates. We usually go for dinner and a coffee. I usually get an Americano and Lupe gets a Mocha Frappe (both McDonalds and Starbucks has fraps and Americanos, wahoo!).

Hubby has been really stressed with work so I've been wanting to do something different on our dates but couldn't think of anything other than seeing a movie. Things like bowling is too expensive.

My sister MaryEllen introduced me to the Date Box Club. She found out about the Date Box Club through a YouTube Channel called Subscription Unbox! I thought this could be my answer.


I watched a few of their Date Box unboxing. What I loved was they are just fun dates - no romance type stuff. The DateBoxes are themed around a cooking activity, DIY projects or a game.

After a few months and me not coming up with anything new for our dates I decided to take the plunge and subscribe for my monthly DateBox Club. I was worried about not knowing because the boxes are a surprise. You don't know what's inside until you open it. But after watching Subscription Unbox and seeing what was in some of the past DateBoxes I thought that's what makes it fun.

When you first open the box there will be an envelope (shown in the photo above) this has instructions for the game/activity, if there is food to prep (like baking cookies as in one previous box), it just basically tells you all what to do -all the planning is done for you.


At the time of me writing this blog post, my Hubby has no idea I even ordered us a DateBox. I'm going to surprise him.

I was excited to see that our first DateBox includes a game. Also in the box was a candle and some popcorn to snack on while we play the game.

There is even a playlist for you like I said, everything is planned for you. From the activity to the music. So, yeah, I'm super excited and can't wait for date night. 

The only con is for those who actually leave the house on date night like we do. This box thankfully can be taken with us and completed at a coffee shop but some you'd need to do at home. For example, one DateBox was face painting. I thought that it looked so fun and would love to paint my husband's face (it really looked fun) but not at a coffee shop and our house is so small that it would be hard to just sit, chat, and face paint. We have six kiddos from ages 14-21 in a one bathroom house which = no privacy. 

I'm not sure how we'd "complete" a DateBox like that but we'll figure it out.

Anyway, I'm excited and for me, the price of $39.95 is worth it. DateBox Club plans my date, figures out what we need for the date, gathers the items, packs it and ships it + plus we get a playlist and I didn't have to do a thing!

Have you tried DateBox Club before?

Try a DateBox Mini -I believe these are kinda like a sample DateBox.

πŸ‘œ Cute Find πŸ‘œ

I found this cute little purse at the Wrangler store at the mall -yes, I was at the mall today! The purse was on clearance for $2.98 πŸ€— I have been wanting a purse like it for years.

I don’t venture to the mall much but my sweet daughter wanted to go. We had so much fun. Caleb went too but he went off on his own. It's a big mall. 

We were there for a few hours. On the way home, we stopped at Joanne's. Annette wanted to use her 40% off coupon. She is working on another quilt. While she was shopping at Joanne's I was next door looking around an antique shop.

I found a cute table but didn't get it. I thought it would be nice to have in the kitchen even though it won't fit us all around the dinner table but at least we'd have something more sturdy and prettier than the card table.

It was $350. Maybe if it was $250 we might have got it. I'm going to look for one this weekend.

When we got home I washed the dishes and put some chicken wings in the oven. Then Annette and I went to Starbucks. I had a $4 gift card, yay! I did some work for my hubby and Annette worked on making a schedule for some of the employees. She's been a huge blessing at the store.

After we finished we went home and had dinner. It was a nice day. I really needed to just have a fun day. I'm so thankful to have a daughter that enjoys hanging out with her mama.

Caleb too, although he enjoyed going off and shopping on his own.

And that was my day. I am barely writing this at 11:46 P.M. Made it just barely. It was a fun busy day. 

πŸͺ Quest Cookies πŸͺ

Quest Cookies are my go-to snack on the go. I don’t eat them every day but do keep one in my purse for emergencies.

This is not the best photo but I was so tired and it was 11:45 P.M. when I remembered that I hadn't posted a picture of anything. It was a busy day today.

Khan Academy

It was another busy day and I didn't take a picture of anything. As I was going throughout my day (half of it I wasn't home), there was just nothing.

So with that said, I did take a screenshot of what some of the kiddos will use for the rest of this school year. Many of you are familiar with Khan Academy.

I am going to have my boys use it to supplement their math and Biology and freshen up with Grammar. My two oldest will take Finance and Capital Market as well.

We are still doing The Lord of the Rings Literature Study.

As you all probably may know -we didn't do Lamp + Light Homeschool. I felt that it was just not the right timing for us. I think if my boys would have started it younger it may have worked. Having almost all of them in High School and they are all in different time periods with history and science they are on different studies as well.

So that is where we are at right now. It's been a tough year for us and we are barely hanging on with a thread regarding school. The kiddos are getting a lot of real-life learning but I want them to finish up their subjects as well.

Yay, got Day 18 of my 30 Day Picture/Blog Post Challenge!

☕️ Morning Cup of Coffee ☕️

  ☕️ Love my morning cup of java ☕️  My Brother-in-law bought me this Bell mug - love it!

I have been using my retro coffee/toaster oven. Every morning I make Brent and I a cup of coffee in this little coffee maker. It makes the perfect amount. 

Corelle Secret Garden Thrift Find

                     Day 16 of My 30 Day Picture/Blog Challenge!

Thrift find! I found a 12 piece set of Corelle Secret Garden for $25.00!!! New this set would be around $70.00 (depending on where you purchase them)!

Corelle plates

I was super excited to find some Corelle plates and bowls. They are so pretty too. I have a set of the Winter White and hadn't planned on getting any with a pattern but the price was too good to pass up!

What have you found at the thrift store lately?