Friday, July 3, 2009
Crayons, Flowers & Thrifty Finds!
It's been so long since I've updated again that I thought I'd post a few fun things.
First, my husband came home the other day with a huge bouquet of real (not hybrid) roses. Absolutely gorgeous! The picture above does not capture all their beauty. It was a much needed surprise that day as things had been hard. Talk about making my week:)
With everything going on, the ER visits and other such issues, I had to start resting and putting up my feet more than I would have liked. So, because of that and the reminder of an amh friend that Christmas is only 6 months away, I started making up my Christmas list and doing a bit of shopping here and there as I saw things on clearance/sale. I'm totally done with my nieces, Lyshie and have something for my mom. I have figured out for everyone else except siblings what we'll be doing. For the nieces and nephews, with their gifts I'm giving them crayon cakes (all except 1 niece cause she's just too young). I had so much fun making them and can't wait to make more. I just peeled the crayons -mostly broken ones, broke them into pieces and put them into a cupcake tin. Heated the oven to 350 degrees and baked for just over 10 minutes. They took a couple hours or so to cool then I just popped them out. These are great for little toddler fingers. I must say it took forever to peel the crayons and I had crayon stuck all underneath my fingernails. lol.
Last but not least, today I went to the Goodwill store with my husband and son - my daughter is gone till Sunday:( I have been looking for a bookcase to put on a wall close to the kitchen table to put all the school books for this coming year in. I was hoping to have one this year but we just did not find one that we liked and/or was in our price range. While at Goodwill today, my husband saw this beautiful bookcase from Target with a salvage sticker on it. He didn't see anything wrong with it and it was only $14.99 compared to at least $70 or more at Target. We got it, brought it home and he found out the reason why it was salvaged was because a worker there was trying to put it together and didn't know what he was doing - so he thought there was something wrong with the bookcase. All the pieces were there and we just LOVE it! It's much more beautiful in person. We also got a new packages of size small vinyl diaper covers, a new oven mit, a new potholder, a new hair thing for my daughter and a nice looking black and clear organizer along with the bookcase all for a total of $21.30. I LOVE thrifty shopping!