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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Prime Time

 


Hello, dear friends.  I hope that you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  We have certainly had a lot of rain, and from what the forecasters say, we are in for some more this week. 

To sum up my weekend, I had two roses and one thorn. 



One rose was reconnecting with some old friends.  My buddy, Leah, and her husband had us over to their beautiful home along with my friend, Debbie, and her husband.  The dinner was spectacular and the company even better. 

The other rose came when my wallpaper installer appeared on our doorstep yesterday.  He did a fabulous job, and I can't wait to share pics with you when it's all done. 



My thorn pricked me yesterday when a big ol' pole got in my way in a parking lot.  
I hate when that happens. 
Why do they always pick on me?

The Mister took it fairly well. However, he did lose all color in his face and kept running out to the garage every twenty minutes to check the dent, mumble under his breath while simultaneously shaking his head.  

Every time that he came back into the house I would remind him at least no one got hurt.

My comment was consistently met with a deafening silence.

Did I mention that we bought the car six weeks ago? 



  This will be my last post until September.  No, the Mister did not put me in time out.  I am taking the Summer off to refresh and recharge.  I am hopeful that I will be back with a full house tour and be fired up with new ideas for the blog.  If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comment section or shoot me an email.  I love to hear from you. 


Today, I am linking up with my buddy, Tanya from The Other Side of the Road for  Prime Purchases.


I am beginning with the Mister's purchases because they're not as exciting as mine.




Amazon

He's got a thing for chargers.





Amazon

He needed more lighting in his closet.




A replacement for the one we lost in the move. 



He's also got a thing for Alexa.
She is in every room now.



Amazon


We did a lot of picture hanging over the weekend.

These are a great help.

 


This rug pad is thick and keeps rugs in place.










Amazon

For the garage, where else?




Amazon

Another casualty of the move.




Amazon

When the Mister is not buying chargers, he's buying razors.



Amazon




Amazon

Chili's new bed.

 

On with my orders.



I'm a sucker for TV ads.



Amazon






Disposable for outside.




For my kitchen.



Amazon















Without a doubt, the most comfortable in the whole world.







I ordered another one of these.




My hairdresser recommended this brush.
I bought the largest one and love it.  
My hair never gets caught in it, and I have a lot less frizz.















I ordered all of these for the guest room.
The bed is really high, so I needed an extra-long bed skirt. 
Good quality and looks great.









A reorder - couldn't live without them.






Best glass cleaner ever!
No streaks.







My Mother swore by Gonzo.
If Gonzo can't do it, nobody can.

 









A reorder.








I ordered two more of these for the laundry room.







Another reorder.








A must for Chili's Prozac.






A must for my glass of wine.







A must for my WW regime.


You can find my other Prime finds here, here, here, and here.


Stay in touch with me on Instagram!

Have a happy and healthy Summer.


Until next time...



 
Chowdah incognito


Linking up with:

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.

28 comments:

  1. I'm in a major organizational mode, so I am checking out the spice rack, the Tupperware lid holder, and I need more of the big glass jars. Hope you are getting all settled in!

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  2. Oh sweet Katie, wishing you the best summer ever and I am going to be highly anticipating your home tours this September! That invisible glass cleaner is the best and you know I’ve stocked up on that muffin mix, love it so much and adore you!

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  3. A suggestion for a future post - In your experience, what are the differences between living in MA and in TX, other than the weather?

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  4. Have a wonderful summer and steer clear of poles. xo Laura

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  5. Have a good summer Katie. I can't wait to see your new home. We finally put the last empty box in the garage yesterday. Moving in your 60s is no fun! But I am enjoying my one story home. Thanks for heads up on those closet lights. Our closet is too dark...this will be perfect.

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  6. Gonna miss you this summer! Looking forward to your September posts!!! Enjoy summer 2021

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  7. Hello dear Katie,
    The car. Can we talk? I scraped a cement post at the CVS drive through. What is it with a man and an automobile?!? Anyhoo, I will miss you and your quick wit and informative blogs. You have given me plenty of reading material and I appreciate it so much. I have a health issue I hope to get resolved this summer. I have to visit a specialist in Chapel Hill. His office/hospital is on UNC’s campus. Do you think I might be able to sneak in the Smith Center and see my favorite basketball team playing a pick up game? I look forward to a full house tour when you return. Wishing you and the Mister a wonderful summer.
    Xx,
    Maxine

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  8. Hello dear Katie,
    The car. Can we talk? I scraped a cement post at the CVS drive through. What is it with a man and an automobile?!? Anyhoo, I will miss you and your quick wit and informative blogs. You have given me plenty of reading material and I appreciate it so much. I have a health issue I hope to get resolved this summer. I have to visit a specialist in Chapel Hill. His office/hospital is on UNC’s campus. Do you think I might be able to sneak in the Smith Center and see my favorite basketball team playing a pick up game? I look forward to a full house tour when you return. Wishing you and the Mister a wonderful summer.
    Xx,
    Maxine

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  9. Oh no! So sorry to hear about the car... but at least no one got hurt! Sorry, I just couldn't resist saying that. Enjoy your blogging break!

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  11. Hi Katie!
    So sorry about your car! 😞 and yes....glad no one was hurt...but still!
    I will miss you this summer! Your blog is my favorite and the one I look forward to checking when you have a new post! I’m looking forward to seeing what you have done to the new house! Glad you were able to connect with friends! I would love to see in future blogs some of your wardrobe and accessory purchases....I love your style! Well, you and the Mister enjoy the summer!

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  12. Hi Katie!
    So sorry about your car! 😞 and yes....glad no one was hurt...but still!
    I will miss you this summer! Your blog is my favorite and the one I look forward to checking when you have a new post! I’m looking forward to seeing what you have done to the new house! Glad you were able to connect with friends! I would love to see in future blogs some of your wardrobe and accessory purchases....I love your style! Well, you and the Mister enjoy the summer!

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  14. My mister buys a lot of razors too. It's a mystery that I no longer question. Chargers are another item that routinely arrive on our doorstep. Men! This is a sad time of year for me ... when my favorite blogger takes time off to enjoy her real life. But what about ME?!!! Well ... you did say home tour which gives me something to hold onto and dream of. Wishing you a fabulous summer ... I'll be counting the days until that home tour hits the blog. xo

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  15. Lots of great recommendations as always! Have a wonderful summer.

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  16. Some good finds there. Sorry for the mishap, but assure the Mister the car lost its value long before the bump, rather when it was driven off the lost at purchase! Have a great summer.

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  17. HI KATIE

    WILL MISS YOUR SUMMER SOJOURN BUT I KNOW IT MUST BE SO NICE TO TAKE A BREAK! DON'T WORRY EVERYONE WILL ANXIOUSLY AWAIT YOUR RETURN!

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  18. I really enjoy reading your blog and will miss you over the summer. Since I love your sense of humor, my only thought about changes on your site would be that you always do Joyce's questions on Wednesday. Your answers are always fun. Hope you have a wonderful summer.

    Mia

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  19. Oh no, Katie. Are you certain that you must take off the summer? Have fun decorating -- cannot wait to see your new home. Will miss you. xo

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  20. Those darned posts -- they never learn! I'm sorry you're taking the summer off but I suspect it will still be settling with the new house and all. Don't be a stranger, though!

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  21. Hi Katie,
    Have a relaxing summer...is that even possible putting the finishing touches on a new home? Your fans will miss your wit and of course your amazing finds.
    I always spend a bit of money on your finds. You have the best Amazon finds.
    xo,
    Karen

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  22. Katie, Enjoy the Summer.... I'll miss you & your posts. I enjoy when you share your answers to Joyce's questions, it's gets me thinking about what mine would be as well since I'm still quite homebound, our numbers are terrible still. I enjoy what you're reading and watching for inspiration for me & of course, when you sharing what your family is buying off of Amazon. I have enjoyed the posts about family too!! Take care & rest well. Andrea in Midwest.

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  23. ARREVEDERCI SIGNORIA !!!
    I was just thinking about you today as YOU ALWAYS TAKE A SUMMER HOLIDAY!
    GUESS SUMMER HAS ARRIVED!

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  24. Well, you will sure be missed but we'll all look forward to seeing you back here in Sept. Now, I've got to go and check out some of these items.

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  25. At least no one was hurt! ;) Glad all was ok. I'll miss you over the summer!

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  26. Thank goodness you are ok and no one was hurt! I hope that you have a wonderful summer break! Looking forward to hearing all about your summer fun and all of the projects you finished! Cannot wait to see your wallpaper.

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  27. Enjoy your summer! I will miss your prime time posts. We have the exact same taste in TV! Thanks!

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