Day 334

When I got home from work this afternoon, my husband came out to greet my youngest and me. He gave me this look like, “I totally cannot believe you!”

I asked him, “what?”

He says, “You got six packages today!”

Um, well, I knew I had been ordering a few things lately, but six packages in one day? That seems like a lot.

It’s true.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I do a lot of ordering online. There have been bunches of sales going on, and I’ve taken advantage of one or two, or maybe six.

And here’s the worst part, all but two of them were for me. Yup, I’ve been shopping for myself just weeks before Christmas. Two of the packages were CDs. One was for a card creating kit that is absolutely adorable. The other three are clothes – two packages for the boys and a bag for momma. Most of the clothes for me are going back to the store.

Don’t tell him, but there are more coming…

Day 333

When we moved into our new house better than a year ago, my father-in-law took one look at our television and stuff hanging out in the nook over the fireplace and told us he could make it neater for us. He took some measurements and pictures, and I didn’t really think much of it over the past year.

We found out a week or so ago that he’d been hard at work creating a unit for us, and this afternoon he came over to install it.

It is amazing! It fits so perfectly in the spot above the fireplace. It’s modular, so if we were to replace the television to something bigger (not sure why we would), we could just take out the cabinets and it will fit. I just love how neat and clean everything looks now.

Here’s the nook before…


And here is after…


It is 1,000% better. Thank you!!!

Day 332

I had a coupon for one of the local craft shops this weekend, so while the kids were napping, I went out to see what bargains I could find. I was really excited to find this beading book for 50% off.

There was also a trunk show going on today, and they had some fun copper pieces including this strand of copper pringles. Those will be tons of fun to incorporate into some new pieces, and they were sooo much less expensive than their sterling counterparts.

I consider it highly successful shopping venture.

Day 331

There was a deal at Costco that I wanted to take advantage of, so we decided to run by and risk the crowds. We were pretty surprised to see that it didn’t seem to be any more crowded than any other weekend. The lines were actually very short. It might have been our strategic plan to go right at lunch, or maybe everyone was at the mall. Either way, we weren’t complaining.

Day 329

This afternoon was a lesson in sacrifice. I “slaved” over making this pie for the pie social this evening at church. Each family is supposed to bring a pie, and I wanted to make something that varied from the traditional pumpkin pie most families bring. I made this chocolate pie, and as I feared, I didn’t have one bite.

I did buy a few extra ingredients to make it again, so maybe I’ll get a piece soon.