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My personal thoughts reflecting the past week and or what is happening in the near future.

Thoughts for Thursday April 19th

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This guy was told by his Homeowners Association that he couldn't fly the American flag in his yard. So..

This has been floating around Facebook, and I knew it was worth sharing with you, may we all be so proud!

Good morning everyone!!! Happy Thursday!!! I am not quite awake yet, but here I am, hoping to have a safe day today, after my little mishap, with a solid wood door yesterday falling over and landing on my head, it did not make for a good rest of the day. I am still a bit sore, and my neck is killing me but I am still alive so that is the important part. 

Have things to do today for the store, and a few errands to run, so hopefully I don’t get to tired to quickly. Going to lunch with my new friend this afternoon, and I am totally excited about that, Yeah!!! He is so awesome! And now that the old is completely behind me, and out of my system, I am ready to move forward 100% Life is good today and I am happy, (in a bit of pain) but happy.

I am so totally excited about all the retail store fixtures we will be picking up from the Big named Corporate store that is closing down at one of our malls here in town, and the Store Manager is a gem to work with, and is totally amazing! Mall management on the other hand has put a damper on things and said we only have 2 hours a day to move things out, from 8 am to 10 am before the mall opens for business, uggg that is going to be tough, so I canceled my first U-haul reservation and rescheduled for an earlier time, and a much bigger truck, now to just find the man power to help us get as much out as possible in that 2 hour time frame.

Not a whole lot else going on this weekend, just scouring Craigslist and Freecycle, for more goodies to put into the store, so it is full when we open. I did add 2 new fun pages to the $10.00 Thrift website you can find them here at

 I received confirmation this morning that my store banners, fliers and swapper’s receipt books mailed out yesterday and should hopefully be here by next Tuesday yeah! I cant wait to see them.

ONLY 42 more day’s by the way until the store opens, in case you were wondering. 

I must run for now, you all have an Awesome weekend, and I will chat with you again next Tuesday.

Take care of you Hugs L.

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Thoughts for Thursday April 12th

Good morning everyone, Happy Thursday!!!

I have a bunch of running around to do today, and am going to the store, to make plans for the new windows I picked up off of Craigslist yesterday, and look at some clothing racks, so we can actually hang clothes up in the store, I also picked up a cabinet yesterday, not realizing that it was a counter, cabinet, so now I get to go shopping for a counter top, and it will be perfect at the entrance of the store for our check in counter, I am totally jazzed. I am also going to make a stop at Stardust Building Supplies, it is like a used, version of Home Depot, or a Goodwill for home building supplies, cabinets, doors, electrical, pretty much anything you  need to build a house just used.

I will take my camera with me, so I can take pictures, of our space, pre us, at the moment it is actually quite a mess, they were using it for storage, but I want it, so they have to move, and everyone that knows me, knows, I usually (but not quite always) get what I want. In this case, it is mine! Yep, I am good like that.

It is cool, cloudy and windy here today, I wish mother nature would make up her mind, so I can figure out my closet, and weather it wants to be summer, winter or fall, I would be happy with a comfortable spring.

Going to go hang with my bff Faithann this morning for a while, before I head over to the store. Want to remind everyone that Sunday April 15th is NO GAS Day, so please make sure to fill your tank on Friday or Saturday.

Life is good today and I am in a really GREAT mood even though I feel like crap, I am in desperate need of my chiropractor but he is closed today. Uggg. I have not sat down yet and worked on the blog, but I will get that done this weekend, so you can have your Wednesday’s websites back and Friday’s Favorite finds.

Well I must run, you all have a GREAT weekend and I will chat with you again next Tuesday, smile and have a GREAT day, I know I will.

Hugs L.

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Thoughts for Thursday April 7th

Woo hooo! I made it!! My Thursday’s thoughts on track this week.

I am just so excited about the new store, details are coming together nicely, and helping my new friend put his new store together making his postcards, gift certs, and business cards for him, doing advertising for the both of us, and  playing mom all at the same time. Life is good and I am thrilled.

I have finally been able to put the past in the past and let it go, and am totally comfortable about the way life is going today.

I do have a bit of work to catch up on concerning the blog but that should be easy enough, I just need to figure out where I ended and start fresh from there.

I am going to share both postcards I made with you then end my post there, I have a few more things I need to get done here soon, so you all have a GREAT day and a wonderful weekend and I look forward to seeing you next week.

Oh and before I forget are you on Pinterest yet

Hugs L.

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Thoughts for Thursday March 15th

Well I do have lots of thoughts today, since I forgot to Tell on Tuesday. Why did, I forgot to Tell on Tuesday, well because, it was a beautiful day out, and  I spent the morning with my fav. wife Pat Bergstedt, spent the afternoon with a new friend : ) & then went to sit w/ my favorite Josie girl. Once I got home, I caught up on 2 days of Y & R then off to bed I went, realizing after the fact that I forgot to tell you all about our weekend in Surprise, so here it goes.

Perfect weather all weekend, what a great way to spend it, outside with ton’s of great friends, and making new ones! I was happy with Friday night, it went well, passed out lots of cards, and talked to a lot of people, went to the truck, happy with the day, spent the night in the truck just did not feel like driving the 15 miles to Joi’s so I stayed there. 

Saturday, was not so good, kinda slow and not a whole lot of excitement going on, but at least I had my T. with me, so we had a nice time hanging out together, and camping out in the truck Saturday night, Thankfully Marc and Amy had extra blankies, with them, because I had not brought enough and it was a bit chilly.

AZ.’s Chic Denim Rocked in Surprise on Sunday, gained 2 possible new recruits, and 4 possible parties out there, and passed out lots of cards!!! I was exhausted, but very happy with my day! All in all it was a good weekend, and I was happy with it, and would gladly do it again, they are talking about a weekend in November I sent in my RSVP.

I am looking forward to a fun day out in Peoria at Momma’s Organic Market on Saturday, March 17th I have not been a vendor at their market in years, so I am really looking forward to taking Vault Denim out there with me. 

Peoria Farmers Market at Park West
3rd Saturday of Each Month
9744 West Northern Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85345

9am – 2pm

Will be hanging out at Swap Smart Sunday afternoon, showing Deni around, and anyone else that would like to stop by and see our new $10.00 Thrift Store space at 27th Av. & Camelback Rd. I should be there about 1:00 if you want to come by. 

Took a nice almost 2 mile walk with my Josie girl, yesterday afternoon, since her momma said I can unplug her from her monitor. Amelia and Greg live in a condo by the lake just north of Metro, and it has been so nice out, the walking path, is just screaming to be used, so we did, our first lap we did I carried her the whole way around, then with all that work, my poor little miss was just starving to death so we went in and ate dinner then when mom got home, we put her in her stroller then took off for another walk, which was just as nice the second time around, and I look forward to walking it more often.

I think that is all for now, I must run, I have a kitchen to clean, and laundry to do, so you all have a GREAT weekend, and I will chat with you next Tuesday.

I can’t remember if I have shared either of these pages with you, so I will now,

I would love to see you all there.

Hugs. L.

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Thoughts for Thursday March 8th

Good morning sunshine, Happy Thursday to you!!

It is a beautiful day in the neighborhood, here in Downtown Phoenix and it is supposed to lead into an equally beautiful weekend. I am totally jazzed and can’t wait!

Have a busy day ahead of me today, going to pick up the jeans, for this weekend, grocery shopping, for my T. so he can have food in his belly and I can take breakfast, lunch and diner with me for my 3 day trip to Surprise, recruiting paperwork to print, getting things packed and ready to go, and a never ending cycle of laundry, plus whatever else get’s thrown in there along the way.   

Who will be joining me in Surprise this weekend:

Marc & Amy w/ Diva & Dude Handbags and accessories

Dawne Mullin Orr w/ Pink Zebra & Passion Parties

Kim Alvey  w/ Soaps just 4 you 

Melissa Hittinger w/ Origami Owl 

Amanda Crouch & ‎Vicki Provost w/ It WORKS!

I will do my best to remember to take pictures, & video this weekend, to share with you next week. 

I must run, you all have a most wonderful weekend and we will chat again next Tuesday!

Hugs L.

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Thoughts for Thursday March 1st

We have lots of thoughts today, full of a very busy month ahead of us.

I have 3 events on Saturday March 3rd to go to, including the Clothing Exchange in Downtown Glendale, at 11:00, Erin’s Kika Paprika New Season Open House in Scottsdale at 6:00 and Cheryl Moline’s Wedding Celebration at Macayo’s on Central at 8:00!

March 9th – 11th is World of Life Winter Carnival in Surprise 175th Ave. & Bell Rd.

March 17th Momma’s Organic Market in west Glendale @ 95th Av. & Northern

March 24th Front yard event in Downtown Phoenix, at 11th Av. & McDowell Rd. 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

and Tuesday evening March 27th is Tour de Vault w’ Vault Denim! 6:30 pm at 16th St. & Camelback Rd. If you would love to hear more about this exciting new company!

I am loving Vault Denim, it is a blast, I am making plans for a new summer location, and have a few more big ideas in the works, will be meeting with a few people today to see what we can work out for a new indoor permanent location.

Life is good and there are so many things I am looking forward to in the next few months, including possibly a trip to Nashville! Yeah Me!!!

You all take care of you and have a GREAT weekend I know I will.

Hugs L.

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Thoughts for Thursday Feb. 23rd

UGGGG!!!! I am going crazy today, I have been going 100 MPH since I got up this morning, and I am not even sure that I have even accomplished anything! On the phone making plans with Pat for a yard sale, when my phone rings 4 more times, get done with Pat, and the phone rings again, it is Demetrius, my travel agent helping me schedule a trip to Nashville in June, when the phone rings again 3 more times, Good lord have mercy, I sat here yesterday with not 1 call so why was this morning am I so special???

Then off for a quick trip to the grocery store and a few other errands, get home, make plans for 2 more events, and Pat’s yard sale.

Tomorrow will be equally hectic, off to the Chiropractor in the morning just to come home and pack the truck and get ready to head out so we can set Trenton up on Friday instead of  Saturday morning, at the SwapSmart at Camelback Rd. & 27th Av., then after we set up at SwapSmart, I am off to see Michelle to pick up some new jeans, then over to sit with my Josie girl for a nice peaceful evening of baby and Auntie time.

Trenton will be working SwapSmart on Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and will have winter scarves at half price and vests from our new spring line, so stop on by and say hi, he would love to see you.

I will be at the Mighty Cup from 10:00 – 2:00 on Saturday in Downtown Glendale, then join T. on Sunday at SwapSmart. 

Making plans with my Fav. Kim Carter for an Open House at her place in Southeast Mesa on Sunday March 4th, we will share more details as it gets closer, NERIUM AD, Vault Denim, and Jamberry Nails will be showcased at the Open House. 

Having a Yard Sale at Pat’s house at 59th Av. & Sweetwater on March 17th & 18th 8:00 am – whenever.

Another Open House a Joi’s on April 28th up in Peoria at 83rd Av. & Deer Valley Rd. those 3 dates were the only ones I had left open between now and the end of May, my Saturday’s are booked solid, I am lovin it!!!

If you are in town and interested in having a Jean Party, you can pick any Sunday, in April except the 29th, that day is already booked, and all of my Sunday’s in May are still open! Call or write me and we will make plans! 

Remember we are packing Filler Pack bags again at the end of April, if you want to get your small business advertising pieces into me before then, our Spring Time Special is 

1, 250 bags for ONLY $60.00

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Now through April 22nd.

OK I think that is all for now, you all have a GREAT weekend, and we will chat with you next Tuesday!

Big hugs from me to you L.

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