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Monday, September 19, 2011

I Am Back....

Hello Friends~
I am back to blogging!
It has been almost a year...and I sure have missed all of you :o)
I do not have any photos to show you in this post.  I just wanted to reintroduce myself and let everyone know what has been going on with me over the past year.
My name is Janene,  I am a Diet Dr. Pepper loving, prim decorating, thrift store searching kind of gal.
I LOVE to find items at local thrift stores and GoodWill stores and give them new life to fit into my primitive home.
In the past year, all 6 of my girls are out of the home in the mornings.
My oldest is living her life in Rochester, New York working retail.
My second oldest will be graduating from Ohio University in March of 2012.  In April of 2012 she will be marrying her high school sweetheart (just like her momma :o)
My third oldest will be graduating from high school in 2012. She is currently working at McDonald's as a crew trainer.
My fourth oldest is a junior in high school.  She is currently working at Kentucky Fried Chicken...and loving it!
My fifth daughter is a second grader.  She is excited about receiving First Communion in May 2012.
And my baby is in kindergarten.  She enjoys riding the bus and loves her school and friends.
And my husband is an Asst. Fire Chief...and in 2012 has the opportunity to become Fire Chief!
And as for me, I am a Stay At Home Mom.  Last year I taught preschool.  I loved that job...but the child count is way down and they couldn't use me this year. :o(
This has left me with much time on my hands during the morning and early afternoons.
I had a garage sale this past summer selling a load of my primitive items...I just didn't have the room for all of it.
It was so hard to see it all go...but I had to be realistic and just let go!
This blog has the same name as before...but I would like to make it into a selling/swapping blog as well.  I love the thrill of the hunt and the finishing of found items.  I would like to share this with others.
I do not like to spend more than $5 on an item...I would like to refinish found item and sell for a $5 profit.  So the majority of my items will not cost more than $10 plus shipping.
We will see how this goes!
Some of my old followers called me the Thrift Store Queen...I Love that title :o)
If you are looking for a particular item, and unable to find it where you are located, email me and I will put it on my shopping list...maybe I can help!
Thank you for visiting me.



  1. Hi Janene - Welcome back to blogging. I look forward to getting to know you - and especially to seeing your thrift store treasures!

  2. Hello !!! nice to see you again, ive been a bad blogger, ive been selling stuff on facebook and ignoring my blog, trying to get back into it, now, i hope you and yours are all well and i look forward to seeing whats going on in your life xx

  3. Welcome Back Janene! I kept you on my list of blogs to follow even while you were away. Great to have you back with us.

    I look forward to seeing what you have created so thriftly for us. (is thriftly a word?)

    Have a blessed day,
    Hugs ~AMY~

  4. Welcome back, Janene! I've missed your posts and look forward to seeing more results of your hunts.

  5. Janene..........welcome back! You were on my list too so I wouldn't miss your post when you came back. Your posts were always so entertaining and I can't wait to hear what you have been up to.

  6. Welcome back to blogging! I think I found your blog shortly before you left last year.

    Blessings, Jessica

  7. Welcome back Janene! I missed your post and your Thrift finds.Hugs, Eve

  8. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    happy to see you blogging again, good luck!! xoxoxoxoxx

  9. Janene! I've missed you and I'm so glad you're back. Glad to get the update on what you've been doing and I can't believe it's been a year. I don't think I realized our youngest kiddos are the same age...my son is in Kindergarten too.

    I look forward to hearing more about you and your projects!

  10. Good to see you back Janene!


  11. Hi Janene, I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that I've missed you like crazy on here. I even checked back a time or two, hoping you had returned. So nice to get caught up on your life and what your family is doing. Sounds like your girls are doing great and congrats to your hubby on his promotion! You were always so kind to me and I really missed you on here. Welcome back! :))

  12. Oh, how we have missed you, Janene! Glad to see you back and will put you back on my sidebar!

  13. I'm in! I will be following and happy to do so!
    Warmest autumn blessings,

  14. Welcome back thrift store queen!!! =] I don't know how you have time for anything with 6 kids! I only have half that many and I'm running all over the place taking them here and there and everywhere in between.

    Looking forward to following you again my friend~