Saturday, April 9, 2011

Scavenger Hunt #4~ Parts 1,2 & 3

As the scavenger hunt at Gable House Musings comes to a close...I must say I'm surprised to still be in the running. It's been a lot of fun-and some weeks it's been a real challenge to find just the right items on Misi's list! There were a few times I just knew I was on my way out...but here here I am, coming into the home stretch. Yay!
I want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to Misi for hosting the hunt and offering such a generous prize to the winner. And although it might sound corny, I already feel like a winner...because in the last few weeks, I've made new friends, shared some laughs, and even learned a few things along the way. And you can't beat that. Misi's game has entertained us, spurred our creativity, and even encouraged us to pamper ourselves a little bit now & then. So, thank you's been F.U.N. 
Now, on with the show...

 ~Part 1~
For part one, Misi gave us her personal shopping list. We were to find at least two items on her list, and one item from her hubby's list. I'll tell you, honestly...I panicked when I first saw the list. Although I'm a girlie girl...I had no idea what half of the stuff was. Add to that, Misi is a brunette-I'm a blonde! And I have really curly hair...I don't paint my nails...and who on earth is Bill Compton!? What's a girl to do?

The save for me was soap. 
Yes, beautiful soap is my weakness, my Achilles Heel.
I set out for TJ Maxx with Misi's recommendations in hand...
I not only treated myself to three bars of the CST soap that Misi so esteems...I bought an extra bar of soap by Laura Ashley. Who could resist scents like Vanilla Tangerine, Lavender Rosemary, Eucalyptus Aloe, and Lily and Aloe Leaf? Not I. 
Do yourself a favor..."awaken your senses" this soap. These are huge, silky soft, moisturizing bars...and they come wrapped like a present-just for you. You have to get clean with something, it might as well be this.

I added a small bottle of Bed Head brand hairspray for my second item, and finished part one with Bero's movie choice...

~Part 2~
Now this part wasn't required, but participating means an extra chance to win the grand prize. So you know I'd be crazy not to give it my best try, right? I needed four out of six items from the list. Here goes.

Ruby Slippers/Shoes
"I'm a little muddled. The Munchkins called me, because a new Witch has just dropped a house on the Wicked Witch of the East. And there's the house. And here you are. And that's all that's left of the Wicked Witch of the East."
"Their magic must be very powerful, or she wouldn't want them so badly."
~Glinda, the Good Witch of the North~

Wooden Shoes
It's obvious that these shoes are adorable...but, do shoes made of wood = wooden shoes? I'm hoping Misi thinks so.

Triple chocolate, no nuts...the perfect accompaniment to a cup of Earl Grey tea.

Christening Gown
Antique cotton eyelet gown with millions of tiny tucks...OK, not millions, but you've got to admit, that's a lot of tucks.
Here's a closer view. Just look at the amazing detail!

Dried Apple Gourd 
Nope, don't have one. I have every other kind of gourd, but not this one.

Heart Pantry Cakes
This was one of the things I learned along the way. It was high time I tried making pantry cakes. An easy project with almost instant gratification. I made several batches...these pretty hearts were my favorite.

Which brings me to the final part of the hunt...

Part 3
~Fun with Flowers and Furbabies~
Narcissus, Daffodils, call them what you will...they are one of my very favorite flowers. If you read my story in the spring issue of Mercantile Gatherings Magazine, you know that some of my best memories include these perky yellow blooms.
On the day our sons moved away from home, my sweet Mother-in-love, thoughtfully shared the first blossoms from her garden with me.

Now I'd like to share a few photos of my furbabies with you.
This is my Murray on the first day he came to live with us. He'd just had a bath and wasn't too sure about his new surroundings. He was twelve weeks old.

And this is Murray now, resting his chin on Edith. This is the first thing I see every morning when I wake up. It's a beautiful sight to this dog lovers eyes.

My kids know how to make me laugh...sometime they use cats.
Mattimeo fighting zombies.

Well, that concludes the scavenger of luck to all of my worthy opponents! It's been such fun seeing what everyone comes up with each week. To be linked to the other participants please visit Misi at: 
Until next time...


  1. Ronda
    Well done~ Wonderful display of hunt finds~ the christening gown my favorite~ so pretty!!
    I have to find that soap I hunted in my area, but failed to find it~ I still will be on the look out~we all love good soap! Your dogs look so content~ sweeties!
    It has been so much fun~

  2. great posting! Love the Christening gown-just this a family heirloom? looove the heart pantry cakes too; where did you find the gorgeous mold? I want your fur babies pics esp with one with your pup peaking out of the towel...just so sweet!
    You're right this has been a fun game hosted by Misi!

  3. This scavenger hunt has been such fun for us 'stalkers,' too, and I am sorry to see it end!
    Love this post -- everything about it! From the darlin' red shoes to the adorable fur babies -- the flowers from your MIL (how sweet of her!), and your pantry cakes.... I'll be on the look-out for the soaps, too. We only use regular old soap here -- never treated myself to the good-smellin' stuff, so I will give it a go! Thanks for sharing....
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Rhonda~

    Wonderful job. You have such a way with words & photos. I love vistiting your blog. Your furbabies are so precious. Gotta love the pic from the boys. My boys are always dressing up my Zoey. She's such a trooper to put up with them.

    Have a beautiful day~Becky

  5. Rhonda, WOW, that Christening is just beyond beautiful!!! Wonderful job! Love your Furry babys! OLM

  6. Just beautiful! Enjoyed everything.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  7. Bravo Rhonda - you did a wonderful job and closed the show with a bang....Love your displays and photos...That christening gown is a real treasure....GORGEOUS!! Good luck in the hunt! Hugs & Smiles ~ Robin

  8. Loved your post, you had me chuckling! Love your fur babies!

  9. Rhonda, great job making into the final round! Thanks for sharing all those goodies, love your pups and kitty!

    Blessings, Traci

  10. I am WAY behind on my blog reading which means I'm behind on keeping up with the scavenger hunt but Congratulations on hanging in there for so long! Yay for you! I enjoyed your pictures.

    Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers also. I just love them! Your furbabies are so adorable!

  11. Love Love Love the picture of Murray and Edith all cuddled up. Mac and Mia do that now. For a long time he would not let her sleep next to him. He needs his personal space! LOL! But they often cuddle up now and when it is thundering and Miss Mi is scared, Mac will get beside her to calm her. It is the sweetest thing and such a juxtaposition to the way they can sometimes attack each other when they are playing... Wiener Dog Wrestling is alive and well here!