Shabby Shack, Second Hand & Collectibles, Handmade & Vintage Goods, "Not too shabby things for women"

Month: February, 2013


I just read today’s forecast and we may be getting another hit from Old Man Winter here in mid-Michigan.  Evidently, OMW had not been informed by Al Gore about Global Warming.

To be on the safe side, I am going to get all my mom’s errands run today, and then, I won’t have to stress about the potential  large accumulation of snow.

I have started spring cleaning, and currently am tackling the basement.  I have already ventured into the black holes known as my sons’ bedrooms.  My younger son is in South  Dakota working and currently lives here full-time, so I really cleaned like there was no tomorrow in his room.  I organized  my older son’s bedroom a little, but I will cut him some slack because he has his own apartment, wants to buy a house, and comes here to visit infrequently.

Next, I will begin organizing the garage for my BEST DENIM SALE EVER.

I want to go to the Hospice Thrift Shop today and see if they have any more silk flowers.  I love making my arrangement with recycled silk flowers. 

I bought a picture the other day and I am going to decorate the frame with seashells because it is a beach scene.  It’ll one of my items on my “craft” porch when Shabby Shack is opened.

All is well.   God is good.



Shoveling Snow May Cause Weight Loss

Well Al Gore, how do you explain the big snow we got?  I look at it as a way to exercise.  I shoveled here on the property and then, I shoveled my mom’s driveway for her.

I took my ad to The Flashes for BEST DENIM SALE EVER that will run the month of March.  The denim sale will kick off Shabby Shack’s opening the following weekend.  I am going to have all the denim in the garage, so it will happen rain or shine or snow.

I am having a test call for another WAH company tonight.  Not sure how I will do, but if it is meant to be, then I will be taking calls for PBS and NPR.

I found four great jackets today to add to the BEST DENIM SALE EVER.

No IRS refund for me this year.  I owe $.  I was really bummed, but then, I turned it around and I am thankful that I not a moocher.

Off to prepare for my test call. . .




God is good!

In this present job market, things are TOUGH.    My son, Ken was hired yesterday by a local plumbing company and will be an apprentice plumber.  YAY!  God is good!

I was supposed to take my mom to her dentist appointment this a.m. because it is snowy and blustery out.  Ken finished up his paperwork with his new employer and is taking my mom to her appointment for me.  God is good!

I recently bought a Bible, James Moffatt Translation.   I actually enjoy reading the Bible now!

I will leave you with a word from scripture:

Search me, O God, and know

my heart,

   test me and try my thoughts;

see if I am taking a wrong


and do lead me on the

        lines of life eternal.

Now, isn’t this easier to understand than the King James version?

Breath in luv.  Breathe out luv.  ❤



Shabby Shack

Happy Monday!


I am getting my hair cut on Wednesday.  Talk about having a bad hair day today!  Thank God for hats!

I have my ads all ready to take into The County Journal and The Flashes.

I am hoping that March will come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, so my BEST DENIM SALE EVER  will have good weather on April 4th, 5th, and 6th.

Shabby Shack opens on April 12th and 13th from Noon – 6 p.m.

Today’s post is short, but sweet.  I will leave you with an affirmation from Louise L. Hay:

Whenever there is a problem, repeat over and over:

All is well.

Everything is working out for my highest good.

Out of this situation only good will come.

I am safe.

It will work miracles in your life.


Shabby Shack


April 4th, 5th, & 6th, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

569 S. Canal Road (Between Island & Bunker), Eaton Rapids Township

SHABBY SHACK opens on April 12th & 13th from Noon – 6 p.m.


I am going to post this ad the month of March in The Flashes.

I think that I will have a big pair of jeans pictured in my ad that will run in The County Journal on the last Saturday of March.

Which reminds me, will March come in like a lion or a lamb?  I always prefer it coming in like a lion.

I worked the phones for an hour and half this morning, went to this indoor garage sale, and bought some hangers and clothespins at Family Dollar for the BEST DENIM SALE EVER.

I used to have a big mug of coffee to start my engine every morning.  I have switched to Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar & Honey (Organic or Raw)  in hot water.

It is soooooo good for the body.  It keeps it alkaline, fights flu, burns fat, detoxes, curbs appetite, energizes, and more!

Add 1-3 Tbsp. each in a mug of hot water and feel your body hum.

I also not only sell, but use the NUTRIBULLET.  It creates a full-bodied juice without wasting the pulp.  It pulverizes fruits, vegetables, super foods, and protein shakes into a delicious smooth texture.  Do you want to revers disease, reduce joint pain and  inflammation, lose weight, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, balance sugar, and relieve migraines.

I don’t need it for migraines as I have never been plagued with headaches.  I thank my daddy.  When I was a little girl, I told him that I had a headache.  He said, “Little kids don’t get headaches.”  I remember thinking to myself,  then, why does my head hurt?   Another one of Daddy’s gems, “It’ll feel better when it quits hurting”.

I miss you so much, Daddy.

Today is Friday.  TGIF!

Breathe in luv.  Breathe out luv.

Shabby Shack

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day.   Happy Valentine’s Day!

My mom is having her friend and her husband over for coffee and dessert, and she invited me.  I just realized that it will be on Valentine’s Day, so I will bring a little bouquet over to her.  She’ll like that.

I have checking into another WAH opportunity.  The company is called ACD and they take calls for PBS and NPR.

I have been primarily selling NutriBullets with LiveOps.  I love talking to people who are health conscious or who want be get healthier.  Tomorrow, I have calls beginning at 7:10 a.m.  until 12:10 p.m.

A man ordered a NutriBullet yesterday.  He said that he had been a vegetarian for about 12 years and that his wife refused to drink or eat anything green and was diabetic.  I suggested the SuperBoost formula, and said that he could add it to whatever his wife does drink.  He ordered it, and said, “If she doesn’t want the formula, she can cancel it .”

Isn’t it sad that some people just seem to be such a poor vibrational match with their spouses?

It really made me glad that I am single.  No relationship is better than a bad one.

I found some more great denim  today for the BEST EVER DENIM SALE on April 5th and 6th at Shabby Shack.

The sun was out today, and I could literally smell Spring in the air!



Today is Fat Tuesday.  Is it psychological that I am feeling fat today?

I will be attending the local #women connect group’s meeting at Fay’s Evelyn Bay in Charlotte, Michigan.

So cold today.  Brrrr!!!

I got my new Bible yesterday.  LOVE it!  It is so much easier to read than the King James version that I grew up with.

I asked God for a word this morning, opened my Bible, and found this:

Psalm 138

A song of David,

With all my heart I

thank thee,

I sing thy praise in face of all

the gods,

for thou hast listened to my


I bow before thy sacred shrine

to praise thee for thy love so


that far excels all ever known

of thee;

the very day I call, thine answer


with courage to inspire my


The Bible

(James Moffatt Translation)

I posted about my April 5th and 6th denim sale on my Facebook page today. . .#Kay Ann Jones and #Shabby Shack.  All denim will be priced at $5.00.  There will be jackets, jeans, skirts, shirts, vests, jumpers/dressers, and handbags.  Good stuff!  I hope to see you there.  Watch for #Shabby Shack ads in The County Journal & The Flashes.

# Shabby Shack

I am just starting this blog and I feel kind of like the Verizon commercial, “Can you hear me now?”

If no one finds this, then my blog will be that diary that I never kept as a child.

I had a print ad that ran in The County Journal on 2nd and 9th of this month, which I haven’t seen yet.  Did you see it?

Here is a great affirmation that I would like to leave with you today:

Whenever there is a problem, repeat over and over:

All is well.

Everything is working out for my highest good.

Out of this situation only good will come,

I am safe.

❤ ❤ ❤

It will work miracles in your life.

~  Louise L. Hay

Shabby Shack

I sold quite a few NutriBullets this morning.  It is a really, really good product.  I hear so many stories from callers who are no longer on prescription drugs, weight losses of up to  100+ pounds,  symptoms disappearing, and so on.  My daily drink consists of  kale, ginger root, celery, cucumber, organic carrot juice, and apple.   I really, really like working the NutriBullet phone line.   My favorite customer this morning was a caller from Cali.  She had recently gotten out of the hospital after suffering a stroke and she had such a great attitude.  Like they say, attitude is everything.

Rain is in the forecast today.  Big snow on Thursday.  Rain on Sunday.  So typical for Michigan.

Need a little inspiration?  Read on. . .

All that the Father hath is mine.  God wants me to be whole and happy and well and prosperous.  There is nothing in me that can deny His presence, His power, His wisdom, His guidance, and His protecting love.  Therefore, today, and every day, I shall live life to the full.  I shall sing and dance and be glad.  And always within me there is the Presence and the Power ———- the life of God.  And so it is.   ~  Ernest Holmes

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I have been thinking about opening day at Shabby Shack on Friday, April 5th.  There will be crafts for sale on the front porch.   A HUGE DENIM SALE!!! (jeans, jackets, jumpers/dresses, vests, and handbags all priced at $5.00 each in the garage.)    Shabby Shack will be brimming  full of quality goods. . .decor accents, handmade and vintage goods, second hand and collectibles.


Shabby Shack is located at 569 S. Canal Road in Eaton Rapids Township.







Shabby Shack

We have snow here in Michigan and the stawm is heading east!  I need to shovel my drive and my mom’s.  I am not complaining because it is good exercise.

Herb, my older son told me that my clunker probably needed a belt when I explained the weird swishing sound that the car was making, and he said that he would replace it when he came back to the farm, but my car had other ideas.  The one belt just blew up on my way into town and another one just split apart.  It is always a good idea to shop with the local folks.  L & S Automotive in Charlotte, MI is where I took my Oldsmobile.  If you are in the Charlotte, Michigan area and need a good mechanic that you can trust, call Steve at 517-543-0720.

Have you heard of Sandi Krakowski?  If you are starting a business or growing a business, check her out.

I have been wanting a Bible.  Sandi recommended the James Muffatt translation.  I am ordering my new Bible from Barnes & Noble today.

I purchased more denim yesterday for my big denim sale at Shabby Shack in April.   All jackets, vests, skirts, dresses/jumpers, jeans, and handbags will be priced at $5.00.

It has pretty much stopped snowing and the sun is coming out.  Time to shovel!

Plan ahea


And, have a blessed day!