Thursday, March 12, 2009

Friday's Fave Five #28


Hi and welcome to Friday's Fave Five. I know, I changed the banner. Again. But I didn't like last week's. When I saw it on the blogs, it seemed so blurry to me. So I've got a brand new one, and I love it. Tulips are my all time favorite flower and they totally speak spring to me, which I am very much longing for. So feel free to grab it and use it for your Fave Five posts.

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It's been a really busy, really overwhelming week. Sometimes when it's like that the good things seem to slip by me. So I'm glad this was here for me to take a pause and remember the good things from the week. So here's my list:


1. Canadian Tire Money. After mentioning it a few times to Barb, she finally said, "What on earth is Canadian Tire money?" And it dawned on me, my American friends wouldn't know what it was. We have a retail store here that is basically an automotive/tool/housewares/sporting goods store called Canadian Tire. When you buy gas at their gas stations you can get something like 7 cents back on the litre (4 litres to a gallon FYI) in Canadian Tire money that you can spend at the store on anything your little heart desires. It beats out the deals other stores offer of 3 cents immediately off a litre if you have their club cards. We always get our gas here and hubby is wonderful at saving the bucks.

It's my on my favorites list this week because it purchased me these two goodies. Gotta love free!


2. Tulips. As I mentioned above, I loooove tulips. And I bought my first little bouquet yesterday. I just love them. They make me smile. They bring spring. They don't cost an arm and a leg. The colors are incredible. I think you get that I love them. ;v)


3. Three pretty baskets all in a row.

To go towards my big closet clean up, purge and organization mentioned in yesterday's post, I again found myself at the Canadian Tire store and picked up these lovelies for $3.74 each. Regular $15. I'm loving that store this week! These will go on the shelf above the hanging clothes.

4. Warm Spring weather. Now warm may all be relative to where you live but today's 10*C (50*F) weather was heaven. Just this past Sunday was -24*C with windchills into the -30's and blizzard warnings flashing red on the weather network. So this was welcome indeed. And it's going to be basically the same for the next week. Outside time is definitely going to be priority around here. And today it let me have a fun little impromptu photo shoot with my kitty who was also enjoying the rays.





Uh oh. That look tells me the photo shoot is over. LOL.

5. God's Word. It is living and applicable to all I go through. It brings hope, comfort, joy and direction. Specifically this week: 1 Corinthians 13:13 Message Bible translation

"Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly.

And the best of the three is love."


What are your favorites from the week?




38 comments:

Willow said...

I agree! I really like the new banner. And I love your tulips! What a beautiful color.

I agree with #5. God's Word has been a comfort to me this week.

Oh, and I love those baskets, too. Don't you think they'd look great full of yarn and spinning fiber?

Tammy said...

I just love your new banner! And we are truly sisters because tulips are indeed my favorite flower, as well! :)
I didn't participate this week, but do come over and see my special show and tell! :D

Jientje said...

What a great week!!! Spring, tulips, even the kitty is enjoying the sun, how wonderful!
We're having temperatures around 10-12°C here as well, and it looks like this is going to continue next week as well! Yaaay!!

Islandsparrow said...

I'm featuring tulips too! Aren't they lovely.

Hope your warmer weather heads his way - it's sunny but cold here today.

Islandsparrow said...

PS - lucky you - our Canadian Tire doesn't have gas pumps. But I sure enjoy the dollars - it just takes a while to be able to buy something. We often collect them for mission trips or charities. Then they really add up.

Brenda said...

Those tulips are beautiful! I love orange flowers. I really like your cat pictures too, cats are such curious animals.

My favorite verse this week is:

Isaiah 43:13 "You are my witnesses, declares the Lord, that I am God. Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?"

Jen said...

Great 5. I too love perfect baskets in a roll...I always look for baskets on sale..you can never own too many..and tulips...ahhhh.

ellen b said...

Love the tulips, too. Love the badge. Amen to God's word and I too like to earn money off for my gas (Our Safeway/Vons) stores do that here...

Barbara H. said...

Love the new button! And the Canadian Tire Store money sounds like a great deal.

I love tulips, especially that they mean spring is coming!

We've been having warmer temperatures, but it is cool again today.

Amen to #5!

Jerralea said...

I love tulips, too. That last picture of your cat giving you "the look" is hilarious! Thanks for sharing.

The Correspondent said...

Your list was so encouraging, Susanne!

Canadian Tire Money sounds remarkable, and I'm drooling over those baskets you found -- What bargains! I must begin a closet purge/cleanup/organization next week, so I'm in need of some tools like those.

I adore the tulip and kitty pictures. Happy Spring!

Booklassie Dee said...

Love everything you mentioned this week. The color of the tulips is amazing. God is such an awesome artist. Your kitty looks so happy to be coming out of hibernation. Sunshine and warmth will do that. Have a great week.

Pam said...

Love the new banner and love your list this week, Susanne. I especially love the tulips. They are such a bright and happy flower.

I also love baskets and the way they display items in a more controlled atmosphere. Yours are quite pretty.

Have a blessed weekend, dear Susanne.

Mo said...

Wow! Those baskets were a great find! I think they'd be perfect in MY laundry room, too!

Hope you have a great weekend ahead!

Betty said...

I´m glad you are getting some warmer weather!
I never realized you live in Canada. Which part do you live in? I am to true BC girl! :)

Angie said...

Love the tulips! Very pretty. Also loved the pictures of your kitty. :)

BREE said...

Your right, warm weather is relative to where you live! LOL. But I'm glad it's warm for you. :-) I wish we had a Canadian Tire...that place sounds awesome! What a great deal on those baskets! I love baskets!

Linda said...

I love your new banner. It just says "spring".
Nothing beats a great bargain. The baskets will really work well with organizing your things I think.
I will make you feel really warm Susanne - it is 42 degrees here in South Texas today. You're right, it is realative - we're freezing!!!

Faith said...

love your list!
My fave flowers are tulips! (besides lilacs). I love them in purple or light pink. I love the verse you posted too! Have a great weekend!

Kari said...

I love the baskets. I think I'll need to do that too - again. I also love your tulips and the color is just gorgeous.
Great Weekend!

joyfulnotes said...

I love tulips too! Great new banner! And I soooo needed that verse today...thanks!

Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

Love those baskets.....and I could sure use them. Almost worth the drive to Canadian Tire! LOL
And yes I LOVE tulips also, your pictures were beautiful and so "springy!"

nikkipolani said...

I love the look on your kitty's face (esp the second one). And those tulips are so sweet. Happy Friday, my friend!

Becky said...

What a great list! I'd have to agree with Every Single One. Even though the money part is something I cannot get here. Have a great weekend.

proudgrits11 said...

Aaaaahhh, tulips! I believe they are on sale at out local grocer this week--I gotta snag me some, they are delightful!!
LOVE the kitty in the snow! We're warming up here, too--yesterday was in the 80s! Crazy, huh? :)
Great deal on the baskets, too--you go, girl!!

Karyn said...

What is it about spring sunshine that seems so friendly? The pictures of your cat in the sunshine bring that spring time feeling.

Your tulips are gorgeous!

And I agree that Canadian Tire Money is terrific! We usually save it up until we have enough for a fairly major purchase.

Michelle said...

Just look at Miss Kitty :) Pretty thing she is.I love the new banner (of course I do as it's in my side bar.I love tulips too did you know that when you bring them home and give them water to put some pennies in as well? there's something in the copper that helps the tulip flower.

Michelle said...

oh and we never use our cdn tire money..

Sandra said...

I admit, when I first read Canadian Tire Money, I thought it was money used for buying tires LOL I feel like such an idiot now LOL

Love tulips, love love love them ;)

Barb said...

You're getting a lot of mileage out of that Canadian Tire money, Susanne. I'm pretty jealous of your new tea kettle.

The third photo of the kitty says it all about your nice weather. The kitty seems to be thinking, "Ahhhhh." :-)

Your photos made me realize I need to buy myself some tulips today. Perfect!

Robin said...

What good buys you have made this week! I agree - that would make me happy too.
And tulips are God's best floral creation - I keep watching for mine - I hope they have a long, long season this year.

Barbie @ Mamaology said...

Hi Susanne, it's been so long since I came over for a visit:)! Hope all is well!

I can totally understand about the 50degrees thing! That is welcome any day here in Chicago land too! I can't wait to let all these little wiggly bodies out every day:).

And your kitty is cute:)

Hope you are enjoying your weekned.

Shalee said...

Oh, I'm sitting here in the sun right now (even though it's Saturday). Mr. Right is going to have to MAKE me come in for dinner since the sun is going to set later now. I'm trying to soak in as much sun as I can!

Michelle said...

I have one 10 cent for you :) But let's stack them here then I'll mail them to you.I saw a few things there that I must have!

Beck said...

Those tulip photos are LOVELY!
And the look your cat is giving you - haahahaha!
Canadian Tire money IS the best.

Lisa writes... said...

Oh I love tulips! And daffodils too!

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

I absolutely love tulips as well!

Karen said...

I'm so behind on blogs and email and everything computer. Just popping in to see how you're doing. I LOVE the tulip pictures! They are my fave as well, and the colors on these are just gorgeous.

I hope to make it back to Fave Friday this week.