WELCOME TO MY NEW BLOG!!!!

Even though this blog looks like my old one, Debbie-Dabble, "Debbie-Dabble Blog" is my new Blog that I created on June 23, 2016, after my old one was hacked through my Debbie-Dabble Face Book Page which I have now deleted!!

I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the middle 70's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before it closed in November of 2018 and have been a nurse for almost 41 years, with most of that time being full time!!! I recently had my knee replacement surgery done after putting it off for 6 years... I am NOW officially retired!!!!!

I DABBLE IN A BIT OF THIS AND THAT!!!!

" IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN"
George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Some New Things in the Kitchen...

Welcome to Debbie-Dabble Blog!!
I am so happy you decided to stop by!!

Before I start to show you my Fall and Halloween decorating, there are a few more posts that I also want to share with you.....

This is one of them.....

But first I want to Thank Leanna, over at Faeries and Fauna, for featuring my post, Dollar Store Dabbling, from last week's Waste Not Wednesday party!!
Thanks so much, Leanna!!

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Before I started to give the Kitchen what my Mother called a good "Fall House Cleaning" and decorating it for Fall and Halloween, I added a few things that I recently bought to the Kitchen......

You may remember that I bought this cute metal sign on one of our shopping excursions......
I paid a mere $8.00 in a co op shop.......

In the Spring, I shared this sign on the Kitchen and a feeble attempt of mine at Chalk Board art......
I could barely master doing the lettering on this sign!!
So when looking around the house, trying to come up with somewhere to put my new sign, I came up with this!!!!
Yes, I buy things because I love them as soon as I see them and then I find some where to put them once I get home with them.......

I have walked away from too many things, only to kick myself in the butt when I got home, wishing I would have bought that item......
So lesson learned, if I like it, I buy it and I will find a place for it!!

This is a perfect example of that philosophy because I never thought of doing this while in the store where I bought this cute sign!!
I cleaned the chalkboard off and simply used a glue gun and a few dabs of E600 glue to adhere the metal sign to the wood sign!!
I like the way it looks......

You may remember this is how the wood sign looked before I painted it.....
Actually, I have a sign just like this that I did not paint and I will be using it for the Fall....

Why do I have 2 of these and where did these come from???

I always love telling this story because it is one that does not happen too often...

Our local Red Lobster down the street from us was remodeling about 15 years or so ago and had a yard sale in the parking lot, selling things that they wanted to get rid of before the Remodel!!

I never heard of any other restaurant doing this, did you?????

I pick up the "Galley" sign, realizing it will be perfect for my Kitchen and I turn and see my dear neighbor Elly, holding the same exact sign!!

We both bought our signs for $5.00 each and hung them in our Kitchens!

When her sons told us to take whatever we wanted from her home because we had watched it and took care of the yard for the years while she was in a nursing home before she passed way, her sign was one of the things that I took as we were always kindred souls.....

I mention Elly often on my blog and if you are not familiar with her, there is a tribute that I wrote about her on my side bar.....

Moving on......

I bought this at Michael's on Clearance back in July......
 I had bought 2 other metal signs like this previously......
I hung it here above the stove in the Kitchen.....
Recently, I shared how I "dabbled" a bit with these Dollar Tree finds.....
Click HERE if you missed that post....

Here is where I hung them......
On each side of the cupboards above the sink.....

 I also bought this at Dollar Tree......
Now this sweet apple sign can be used year round, especially in my Kitchen!!
I replaced a picture and hung it here......
Below this on the counter, is where the Beverage Bar is located.....
I bought this in Michael's not long ago......
I saw this last year and wanted it but when I went back for it, it was gone so I was thrilled to see it again this year.....
This is something else that I can use year round and it goes well with my Dollar Tree Rooster things!!
It will stay here until it is time to decorate for Christmas......
As I mentioned before, I have been cleaning the Kitchen and rearranging things...

This is a little apple display that I did right after Labor Day......
I bought this in Big Lot's this year....
Loved that it had the vintage white enamelware look......

It really pops against the red color of the counter bar.....
 Growing up, we had an apple tree in our back yard as the development where my Dad built our house was originally an orchard....

My Dad made the BEST apple pies.....

He was a fabulous cook and after his construction accident which left him disabled, he started to bake and even my Mother said that his apple pies made from the apples that came from our back yard tree, were better than hers...

How I miss those apple pies....

Yesterday, I did finish decorating the Kitchen for Fall and Halloween including my Fall/ Halloween Tree which is new in the Kitchen this year!!
I will be sharing it with you soon....

We have had some rain and cloudy days lately but it is supposed to sunny and nice today so hopefully, I will be able to take pictures of how I decorated the Front Porch and Yard for Fall with a touch of Halloween this year....
I took these photos at dusk the other night because I still can not believe how my marigolds look!!!
 They are just exploding with blooms!!

So I hope you will stop by to visit again soon because I have lots to share....

Thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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Weekend Blog Hop
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Best of the Weekend Party

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Another Dollar Store Haul and Soccer Game and A "New" Fall Wreath!!!!

 Welcome to Debbie-Dabble Blog!!
I am so happy you decided to stop by!!

I know, I know, I know!!

I really have to stop going to Dollar Tree because every time I stop in, they have different things out for Fall and Halloween!!!

This is my latest Haul from Dollar Tree.......
I want to say it is the last of my Fall/Halloween buying but I guess I really can not promise that!!!

Look at these sweet metal signs.......
I sprayed them with a clear sealant and they found a home out in my front yard!!

And I love this cute "Gather" block....I have already spotted it on other Blogs.....
One can always use oven mitts and pot holders......
I plan on using 2 of the pot holders in a craft project......

And more Fall flowers.....
Look at these Halloween Goodies!!!!
I bought the smaller book boxes.......
They did have larger ones but since I only decorate the Dining Room for Halloween......
Space is limited......
And I bought these 2 packages of Halloween stickers......
I used them to make Fall/Halloween ornaments for a Tree in my Kitchen.....
Click HERE if you missed that post.....

And this is my haul from Dollar General........
 All the following items were $1.00 each!!

Another oven mitt and a potholder and dish towels.....
I love the apple theme and the red in these......
Again, loving the apple theme and the canning jars in red!!
Halloween figures that I may use with my Victorian doll house!!
Don't mind the reflection of the lamp on the table....
These are all $1.00 each except for the lights which I bought for my Fall/Halloween Tree in the Kitchen.....
The lights were $3.50....
Loved the plaid ribbon!!

These sweet little pillow hangers were $2.00 each!!
So were these cute Acorn Salt and Pepper Shakers....
And so was this Maple Sugar Donut scented spray!!
This fall Leaf Garland was $5.00...
I hope I am now done shopping Dollar Tree and Dollar General for Fall and Halloween things ......

BUT I can't really promise anything because every time I go to Dollar Tree, they have something different out that I did not see before!!!

And the Dollar General Store 5 minutes from our house has been closed for several days because it is being totally remodeled so of course, we will have to go and check out how the newly remodeled store looks!!!

You may remember that I bought this red truck sign at Dollar Tree......
 I decided to use it in transforming an old Fall wreath that I found in my neighbor Elly's house when we were cleaning it out so her family could put it up for sale.....

I took it apart and started all over again....

Yes, I forgot to take a photo of the before wreath.....

But......

This is what it looks like now.......
 Some of the milk weed pods ( I think that is what they are called) and the sun flowers were on the original wreath....
 I added some of the fall flowers and leaves that I have been buying at Dollar Tree......
 I wanted to use flowers in deep rich Fall colors.....
 I used the same bow which was made from fabric ribbon.....
I actually took apart the bow and redid it.....
And the right side of the wreath......
I glued a scare crow and a scare crow face from the original wreath to the red truck which I attached to the center of the wreath......
 I also glued a pair of metal leaves that I had in my stash to the top of the truck.....

And this is now how the wreath looks........
And this is how my "new" Fall Wreath looks on my front door......
Soon, I will be sharing the rest of our front porch and yard decorated for Fall.....

I have been enjoying my retirement by doing simple things that I was never able to do before and one of them is attending our Great Nieces Soccer games!!

In my last post, I shared that Joe and I went to our 10 year old great niece Carly's game......
Click HERE if you missed the post about what we did last weekend.....

We also attended an evening game where our great niece Cortney is the Goalie for her high school Girl's Soccer Team, the Lady Comets......
Cortney is in the green shirt.....
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Our niece Renae and her daughters live in Mountaintop......
It is called this because this community sits on top of a mountain range about 15-20 minutes from our house.....
It was a beautiful evening with nice comfortable weather......
And with an amazing Sun Set......
With the mountain tops in the background of the stadium!!
Love the above photo of our niece with the sunset and mountains behind her...
And a what stunning sun set....
Unfortunately, the Lady Comets lost the game, 2-1......

At the end of the game, something happened that I think is amazing.....

Below is the face book post that my niece Renae posted after that game.....

"So last night after Cortney's soccer game another soccer family from Wyoming Valley West gave this to her. As Cortney's Mom I am touched that someone would put so much thought into a gift for her. This means the world to us. She is Blessed to have such good friends, even if they may not always get along on the field, friendships do still form. Keep this in mind at your next sporting event."
A member of the opposing team but a friend of Cortney's, gifted her this beautiful tee shirt, memorializing my nephew John who passed away from colon cancer....

I love the blue ribbon for colon cancer with the soccer ball......

Unfortunately, Joe and I had already left so we did not get to witness this loving act of kindness ...

This is definitely what this world needs more of.....

Don't you think?

 I hope you will stop by to visit again soon!!

Thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

If you do not have a blog, PLEASE  give me some way to reply to your comment, maybe by including your email in your comment.  If I can not find a way to reach you, I will reply on the post where you commented so please check back......

  I am linking up to these parties:

FRIDAY
Friday Features Linky Party
Friday Favorites
Home Matters Linky Party
Flaunt It Fridays
Weekend Blog Hop
 Funtastic Friday

 SATURDAY
Saturday Sparks
Pink Saturday-Anything Goes!!
Best of the Weekend Party

SUNDAY
Snickerdoodle Sunday
Silver Pennies Sunday
Happiness is Homemade Linky Party

 MONDAY 
Inspire Me Monday
Love Your Creativity Link Party
Busy Monday

Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop
Sizzle into Summer Party
Talk of the Town Party
Party in Your PJ's
Waste Not Wednesday
Style Showcase
A Gathering of Friends Link Party, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday

THURSDAY
Vintage Charm
Home and Garden Party Thursday
Share Your Style Thursday Link Up Party
Inspired Creations Linky Party
Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
Grace at Home Party

Please take some time to visit these terrific hosts and all those joining in on the fun!
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