11.11.2010

things i love thursday...

First up is this lamp I picked up at a garage sale over the weekend.  I liked it so much I just handed over the $20 and kept shopping.  Andrew Henry got her to throw in a light bulb - what a guy...


Needs a shade.  Picked one up at Target and I'm giving it a "try out", have left the plastic wrap on in case I decide to return.  I hate looking for lampshades, something I forgot when I bought the lamp...


I have baby hair.  It is fine and limp and straight and quite blah.  Hairspray was invented for people like me.  I usually have some Suave or TRESemme or like minded inexpensive stuff hanging around but I saw this at BigLots for the same price and decided to give it a go.  Let me tell you something - this stuff is like glue.  My hair does not move and stays in it's place with this.  Not what everyone is looking for but I'm lovin' it.  Thanks Sally, I know you made it just for me...


I blame this on the daughter.  She told me about these.  They're good.  I don't think I should buy anymore.  I can't control myself when there are nuts and chocolate involved...


Do you like chocolate and nuts together?

29 comments:

hiven said...

lovely
x hivennn. enter my giveaway? six whole miss patina dresses to giveaway.

sarah said...

ok yeah that lamp is indeed a thing to be loved! ya' know i have actually been told i have "cobweb hair" i am always on the look out for new and improved super strength hair goo! thanks for sharing!

Sarah Ann said...

I Love choco-nut mixes :)
And if you have baby hair, I have old person hair. I wish I could share some of my volume, and then maybe we'd both be happy!

Diana Mieczan said...

I love chocolate and nuts together:) Yummy:) That lamp is fantastic..What a lovely find
Kisses,my dear

Ps: I hope you had a chance to enter my tee and tote Giveaway!

La Dolfina said...

Great find, also need that hairspray and I'm definitely staying away from those choco nut thingys!!!!
xo

Jude said...

I love that discovery of a lamp! And oh ho ho, I know *exactly* what I'm getting the next time I'm near a Trader Joe's (sigh, one of the best parts about spending more time in the states is being near Trader Joe's!). My stomach will love you for the inspiration (my hips might complain, but I'll ignore them as I usually do :)).

Teenage Bride said...

mmm almonds and chocolate are made for each other haha

that is a very nice lamp!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I am not a chocolate and nuts together fan... unless it's Snickers.

Reya Mellicker said...

Oh man, dark chocolate nutty bits? Don't let me get near them!!

LOVE the lamp. Wow and wow and WOW, what a find. I'm inspired, maybe I'll head over to the second hand store today, see what's for sale.

Karena said...

Jeanette, oh chocolate and nuts together an addiction!! The lamp is wonderful... It just needs a small unique shade!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Cashon&Co said...

I can't believe you got that lamp for 20$! We don't have a trader joes but Sam's has the BEST cocoa dusted almonds. You gotta try them

Kristin said...

Chocolate and nuts together is my poison. SO good!

Maria said...

I hope that lamp is near the kitchen - cuz that color works with all that is in there. Love it!

Not a hairspray gal - only when HAVE to. Humidity always wins - so I gave up.

And yes, I LOVE chocolate and nuts - was drooling over the Harry and David munches in the catalog just last night! But this - this is exactly what I like - REALLY dark chocolate with the nuts - mmmmmmm.
Yep, now I'm hungry!

Andrew H. said...

I'm not a chocolate and nuts guy. Now chocolate and caramel..... Forget it!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I hate shopping for lampshades too.
Not sure if it would go with your room but what about a darker shade?
Black, brown would bring out the yellow/lime color nicely-

(my two cents that you didn't ask for!!)

I will not be buying those when I go to TJ's this afternoon-

willow said...

Uber cool lamp. Something I would grab in a heartbeat!

Nicole said...

smart move on the lampshade! Gives you a feel for it to make sure you like it! :)

MJM said...

I haven't bought those treats in awhile, because I already know how that story will end... :)

Punctuation Mark said...

chocolate covered nut are so good... my fave are cashews! yum!

Kellie Collis said...

Looks like a really adorable lamp shade! Enjoy a gorgeous day, Kellie xx

Claire Kiefer said...

Just so happens I was checking out sale lampshades on Anthropologie's website yesterday. Can't find the one that I loved yesterday but here's another one that is just as cute (and would look lovely with the green color of your lamp, I think):
http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?subCategoryId=&id=77529&catId=SHOPSALE-DECORATIVE&pushId=SHOPSALE-DECORATIVE&popId=SHOPSALE&sortProperties=price&navCount=100&navAction=top&fromCategoryPage=true&selectedProductSize=&selectedProductSize1=&color=cre&isSubcategory=&isProduct=true&isBigImage=&templateType=E

Also, choc + nuts = YUM.

pamela said...

oh yummy yea! briefly mentioned those nuts a while ago because i knew they were gluten free and i LOVE them. like SEES. tried to make some myself, but they just don't compare. been holding out lately. great color green on the lamp. maybe i will look for that spray.

heather yalin said...

i love chocolate and nuts and that lamp!

Brandywine said...

Love the lamp -
I'm with AH - chocolate & caramel is more my style. Have you had the dark chocolate Milky Way candy bar? It's my new favorite candy.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I'm also a caramel lover. My mother has been on the dark Milky Way bandwagon for a while. The only American candy I like are peanut M&M's and I could eat mountains of them, it's terrible.

koralee said...

Wow...it was like these tips where just for me today. Oh I can relate to your fine hair...mine is just the same. Must give this a try.

And will try the trader joe treats..chocolate and nuts are my favourite combo.

Hugs for a great weekend. xoxo

Stacey said...

Love chocolate and nuts and i love the Asian flair of that lamp!XX

Krystal said...

that lamp is ridiculously cool!

bronwyn said...

That lamp is AMAZING! And what is it about lamp shades? I hate finding them too. Maybe because I'm no good at pairing them.

I do like chocolate and nuts together, but you know what I like more? Chocolate and fleur de sel. Mmmmmm!