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a good find for book lovers like me…

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Make an Offer: Negotiate Prices on Great Books!

Okay.. if you can’t tell .. I’m a sucker for books. I don’t read as much as I’d like to & used to be MUCH worse when I had more free time, but I love to have books around. To look at, hold, read… to just know I have all this knowledge and information at my fingertips… i’m a little weird

In fact, one of the best ‘gifts’ Nick gave me not long after we met, was showing up with a truck full of moving boxes full of books they found at a clean out/ hauling job.. it was like CHRISTMAS.. Seriously!! Hours of fun for us both… going through, finding newer books, classics, random stuff I’d never buy but am glad to add to my collection–some  super old books (VERY cool!) – it was great (we were excited, just an example of the random stuff we do that reiterates how perfectly matched we are ).


I’m aware that not always will the ‘book fairy’ show up with hundreds of books, so I’ve also come across a couple of websites that sell books for SUPER low prices. One, used to be called Alibris.com (but now it’s called Biblio).

Whenever Diore needs a book for school reading or  wants the newest maximum Ride novel, this is where I look first!

When he was younger, we went through a Dr. Seuss phase.. I bought EVERY single Dr. Seuss book I could find. There is a very good chance we have most every one .

I find a new author or philosopher or read a classic & decide I need to fill out my collection with MORE from that author… $50 later and I have another dozen books to add to the shelf!

If you love books (and hoarding.. just a little :) ) — these 2 websites are an amazing find, I had to share

i’m a ‘cashmere mist’ girl…

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It’s a funny story how I ‘found’ “the” perfume for me — When I moved to the Toledo area ( bought a home in Sylvania) – a ‘tester’ bottle of Donna Karan’s Cashmere Mist just happened to be left in the bathroom medicine cabinet… Being a tiny bit of a hoarder and not wanting to let good things go to waste.. I let it sit there for awhile.

One day, realizing I’d forgotten to put perfume on, I grabbed it & put on a couple of sprays.. I thought… Hmmm.. this is nice & it was, I liked it a Lot! Weird,tho, because other people were noticing too. At the time, I was working with the newspaper and was going in/out of many different businesses most of the time.. often there were people sniffing me.. comments about how great I smelled, etc.. (I was a little weirded out, but thought it was kinda cool :) )

I’d never heard of the fragrance before, & was really glad the people I bought my house from left it for me! Ever since, this has been my perfume of choice – It’s been over 6 years– I do have a bit of trouble finding it sometimes when I’m out, so I’ll be honest.. I’m putting it here so I can order it super easily when I run out :)

Donna Karan 'Cashmere Mist' Women's 3.4-oz Eau De Toilette Spray Donna Karan ‘Cashmere Mist’ Women’s 3.4-oz Eau De Toilette Spray

Cashmere Mist fragrance launched by the design house of Donna Karen features fresh floral jasmine, sandalwood and vanilla. This eau de toilette is available in a 3.4-ounce spray.

  • Design house: Donna Karen
  • Scent name: Cashmere Mist
  • Gender: Women’s
  • Eau de toilette is available in a 3.4-ounce spray
  • Features a blend of fresh floral jasmine, sandalwood and vanilla


Due to the personal nature of this product we do not accept returns.

Due to manufacturer packaging changes, product packaging may vary from image shown.


Carhartt’s for kids

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Shop New Summer Arrivals at AxlsCloset! Most people don’t know, I do a LOT of shopping online. With work & kids, I find it a lot easier to browse and enjoy the whole shopping experience if I just do it from my computer – I’m a hermit.. it’s true :)

I’ve decided to blog more often & in that include more just general info about us & what we do. Many people are looking for great websites to buy clothes for their kids, or weird random products, so when I find something cool, I’m going to start sharing!

Nick’s big into Carhartt – there are very few days when he’s not wearing Carhartt at one time or another (he works a lot & he just like’s how they fit & hold up with time and all the crazy dirt,grease,concrete, drywall mud, paint, who knows what he gets into!). I just found this site that has (among many other cool things our kids would love :) ) — kid’s Carhartt jackets/overalls etc. They even have baby carhartt stuff! How cute is this?!?!?!

Carhartt Washed Bib Overall Set Carhartt Washed Bib Overall Set

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True, we’re not going to stock our kids up on them, but for special occasions… to get them something to help them ‘be like dad :)’ – it’s a cool site & if you’re looking for a new online store with cool clothes for your kids (not necessarily carhartts :) , you should add them to your list of cool online stores!

Oh & if you’re just looking for regular Carhartts ( mens, womens etc..)  – this site has a GREAT selection!!

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genuinely.. do

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genuinely...do | abstract oil pastel drawing

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one hope [orig. art]

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