Thrift Store Finds!

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So we just had a few storms come through Northern California. Today was a beautiful day so my hubby stayed home today to help do some storm repairs. We had a window that liked to turn itself in to a waterfall and a gutter that was not completely cleaned out.

After we did out work of course….. We spend the afternoon going to the 2 thrift stores here in our town. My daughter looks for clothes, hubby movies, and me book, clothes and chicken stuff. My son just went along to laugh at us I think…

I didn’t buy it because I have no place to put it but they had a John F Kennedy tapestry. 1965 from Italy. Cool in my humble opinion. Maybe I should  go back tomorrow.. $20 bucks what do you think?


Love hunting books at thrift stores. They are not new releases but I almost always find an interesting one. This is a great place to find old cook books one of my favorite types and even do it yourself books.

I did get the Elizabeth Taylor book. For $3 it was a deal….. I love biographies on the stars who from the golden age of movies..

I DID NOT get the David Hasselhoff book…… I loved Knight Rider when I had a HUGE crush on him…  and I did watch Baywatch but……..I was cracking up in the book isle….

You have to hunt for good quality clothing at thrift stores but its worth it. Here is my daughter hiding in the racks… We found 2 shirts for .50 cents each and a sweatshirt for $2. Here is a tip…. ALWAYS wash the items before you wear them…. ICK!!!


SCORE!!!!! Found this handmade chicken purse for $8 brand new. Yes I will be using it too. It’s how I torment the family…. I’m cool like that….

Found a few movies too. We tend to watch movies and binge watch TV shows we like. Hubby is addicted to DVD’s but I found the Oceans Eleven set and the Audrey Hepburn set… I love old movies where you had to have real talent to become a star….. These were a bit more than we normally pay at $6 each but hey we were having a bit of fun…

So money-saving tip of the week… Take time to check out your local thrift stores. The 2 we have here are independent ones. One called Field Haven is a rescue organization for cats. We frequently donate to them. The other has been here forever and is privately owned. The prices are a little high for a thrift store but I do find deals when I hunt. Do some good and donate to those that help the community by donating items and purchasing that hard to find item.

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Pokémon Go Family Fun!

Hello… My name is Lisa and I play Pokemon Go……. Yes I do….. Really….. Why would I lie about that?????

OK so my family plays the game. Even me and my 62-year-old hubby… Although, he can only play during the weekends and holidays.

My kids who are both in college were talking about it and bragging about what Pokemon they got. I was curious so I asked them to load it and show me. Well… I am addicted to this game. I only play about an hour a day or so mainly when I am out doing errands and such.  If you want to get your kids off the computer and help you… announce your going shopping at 7am and watch them get up and be ready in 20 mins..

I would say we are rural players because our city as of now have under 30 stops and maybe 10 gyms but they are in a 10 mile radius.Below is my nearby list and the 1 stop is 2 miles away from us.

Because of my knee issues we devised a system so we can all play. I can’t walk 5-10 KM to get my Pokemon so I drive while, my daughter who is fabulous at doing 2 games at 1 time plays the game and my son who is great at navigation directs us to the best pokemon. The beauty of living in a small city is that I can find streets without much traffic. Driving under 6 miles an hour just makes us look like caseing the town…. Pick a straight route and drive real slow…… Stop every few blocks and let readings catch up. By stopping every few blocks it will track your KM better in our findings.

Disclaimer: DO NOT drive and play. Have a pal and let them play while you drive. But be willing to pull over and let others pass you. DO NOT go on to anyone’s property. Public locations only. AND if you walk while playing stay in public areas and watch where you are. We don’t want to lose you…

We have 1 nest and most of the time its pidgey or rat…. But right now its Slowpoke.. YES!!

In our travels playing we find all ages playing the game even after all the hype is over. From a mom with her 5 year old walking around the park to an elderly man in his 70’s. If your a “gamer” or a home body like me you can get out and about and have some family time.

I leave my game on while I shop and catch all I can. That is the only way to level up around here. Plus, it adds KM to our eggs and buddy. I also leave my game on while doing the laundry, feeding chickens, bringing in wood for the fire. I can add about 1/2 a KM a day doing these chores around the house and property. Every step you take every move you make it will be watching you………. OK OK not watching you but it does help add KM..

So if you think a bit you get to have fun and level up in the game.. Have a large city near you plan a trip to the park there and have a picnic, to cold out go to the mall and walk there. Grab the kids, the parents, and don’t forget the dog and have some fun.

Do you play? How do you like to play the game?  Leave a comment and share!

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iphone-pics-005Welcome to Lisa’s Chat Blog! I am glad your here! 

For my first post I want to tell you a bit about myself and share with you what I want to blog about.

First a bit about me…. I am 45 years old, married and Mom of 2 ages 21 and 18. Also, can’t forget Buddy our Cairn terrior mix dog.  I am currently a home mom and wife but I also do crochet items and have an online store plus get to have fun going to various craft fairs in my area. Here is a link to my store on Etsy.

I enjoy so many hobbies that I will share with you as the years go on. To name a few I crochet, garden, raise chickens, coupon, cook and yes I play PokemonGo with my kids.

Please feel free to contact me I love to get to know new people and learn what they like to do.

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