A Little Bit of This and A Little Bit of That

So it would seem like the days have flown by since my last blog post. What’s happened in my world since then, you ask? Well, as the title of this post says: a little bit of this and a little bit of that. The biggest change thus far is my status. I am now an official working mom. Yes, I finally jumped into the pool of full-time working moms. I’m wading in the pool at the moment, still trying to figure out how to juggle all of the goings on of home life and being away from 9-5, Monday through Friday without keeping my feet planted firmly at the bottom.

Over the years, I’ve worked here and there, but it’s always been part-time. The only full-time position I’ve held since getting married in 1999 is as a wife and mama. But let me tell you, my friends, I hit it out of the park with this one! Yes, I really, really enjoy my job, and the people I work with. It’s like the job Gods looked down on me and said, “it’s time to get out there again, and we will shine the path that you shall go forth on.” Okay, maybe I’m being a little corny, but what else would you expect from moi?

So what am I doing now, you ask? Well, I’m working as an Administrative Assistant for Acton Real Estate. It happened kind of fast, and I’m most grateful for that. The transition has been a fairly easy one. There’s a lot I’ve learned since day one, and mountains of more information to still be learned, but I’m enjoying every single moment of it.

Other than that bit of news, I recently made a stop, or two, at my first antique store located in Townsend, Massachusetts. If you’re an avid lover of all things historical, then Spaulding Cooperage is THE place for you. The buildings origins date back to 1733 when it began as a sawing board mill. Since then, it’s been a barrel-making business in the mid-1800s. A river-side restaurant. And most recently it serves as both an antique and gift store. The building is now part of the Townsend Historical Society.

If you’re in the area and are interested in taking a peaksy, stop on by and say hello to the most helpful and friendly staff. They can be found at 1 South St. You have my word that you will not be disappointed. Oh, and did I mention this little building is surrounded by other great historical buildings as well? And water? And now you know.

Here are some of the finds that I snapped through my lens, minus the buys that made their way home with me. Those will come soon.

Until next time…I hope you’re having a most wonderful day wherever you may be.

xoxo, me


I dream about this piece. I imagine it starting a new life as a table in our home. how stinkin’ cute would it be?


an old chicken coupe. again, turn it over and it would serve as a great table in the living room.


let’s just throw caution to the wind, and sit on the edge if it all for awhile. let’s pretend like there is nothing more important than this moment. time with my babes is always precious.


Chalk paint. Paint choices galore! Oh, how you have my attention!


the books. the smells of the past. the quills. the bowls. what does your history say about you?


I spy a refurbished Singer sewing machine table all dolled up and ready to be of service once again.


A cheese maker from days past.


if you’re a lover of homemade soaps, this table is for you! You’ll find the most delicate scents your little heart can stand.


a few items from the lavender section made their way home with me, including one of those burlap sacs with dried lavender where it now resides on my wooden tobacco leaf/herb drier. oh, and did i mention i’m crushing hard on that trunk?


this door. how many times have you let the sunshine in? how many years have you protected those inside? how many visitors have made their way through your opening? oh chippy door, please tell me your story.


that water is mesmerizing, i tell you.

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2 thoughts on “A Little Bit of This and A Little Bit of That

  1. lelita10 says:

    Jody! I love this! Congrats again on the new job, I, too have been thinking about getting back to work, however in comes in phases. Somedays I really want to, and others, I’m just so grateful to be home with the kiddos–sigh–can’t make up my mind. Townsend looks like a magical place and that antique store looks like somewhere I would get lost in! Thanks so much for sharing! -Carli


    • Mama Clicks A Lot says:

      Thank you so much for not only reading my blog, Carli, but for all the love as well!! Boy, it was a long hard road in between staying home and going back to work. I was torn between wanting to always be here for the kids and wanting to do something for myself. Let me tell you, the decision to go back has been a really good one. I’m glad I decided to do it when I did, and that I have the job I have.

      Townsend is a really cute town. Very New Englandy. And that antique store is HEAVEN! :D. I ended up spending about 2 hours the last time I was there. It’s not a huge place, but I kept looking at the same things out over and over again. Lol. Leave no stone unturned is my motto.

      Until next time… xoxo Jody


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