Okay walk or drive, but go to MICHAELS. At least here in Indiana they have some nice stuff on SALE for 80% off. I got two small desk lamps (UGLY colors): One was 1.49 and one was 3.39. I got a bag of blue sea glass for 1.29, two wall crosses for 1.39 ea. and a huge outdoor 'urn' for 3.99. I also got some paints, candles and whatnot at full price. There were some many 'outdoor' things for cheap that I could have spent alot, but I resisted. The outdoor urn/pot was probably originally more, but it was 'unpriced' and chipped. I figure it was around 35 dollars...and I got EVERYTHING for 25.
I feel like I won the lotto.
I got some things finished while Duncan was napping and so I am glad to have them done and I will post them a few at a time.
I will also post my 'buys' from today.
Here is the cross from above right AFTER. The one on the left is being more painstaking.
I am a 38 year old professional pet stylist. I'm the mother to an amazing 14YO with disabilities and manage to find a little time to ride my horses and go to the gym. I am a Dave Ramsey nut, so I only buy/do what I can afford. No plastic for me....I have peace and I know that one day people will envy my DEBT FREE self. In the meantime I am on a TIGHT (like corsette tight) budget. I am also a horse mom, so they get a SIGNFICANT chunk of my budget. I dare not contemplate whether they get MORE than me.
As we blog and read about decorating I feel we should all take a moment to bathe in the BLESSING that is our home.
Whether you are living with a friend, living in an apartment, live in a house that is less than ideal, live in your starter home or have the 'dream' home. Take a moment EACH day to remember we are blessed to have homes. Many of us have 'outbuildings' that would be palacial to some people. I will never forget the image in my mind the day I opened my shed and pictured (clear as day) a family huddled there.
Share your blessings! Give time, prayers, love, cast off items and even money as generously as you can.