Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It's been kind of a mish mash week. 

Let's catch up. 

I usually don't go to Tai Pan Trading very often, but after going and falling in love with the pillow, blah, blah, blah, I had to return a wall piece that I bought that didn't work where I wanted it to.  Anyways, I thought I would take a minute and look at their mirrors, because as you know from reading here, I was in the market for one.  So I looked through their mirrors and they had some good ones, but at $250.00 {!} I couldn't do it.  I continued wandering and finally made my way back to the clearance items, because, really, that 's the best corner of the store, and lo and behold, there it was!  MY mirror.   It was the perfect size, and I LOVED the frame.  It was marked 50% off...but that was still a little pricey.  After some begging and a few tears, very professional haggling, I got the worker to take it down to 75% off!  Woooo! 

Here it is!


And a close up...



Also while I was there, I found one of those flower ball thingys that hang from the light or ceiling or whatever that was missing a few roses {also 75% off!} and brought it home...with it, I made a wreath for my door {I used a foam wreath from the dollar store and used my glue gun to attach the flowers...}



and also some flower pens like they have at checkout counters so you don't accidentally walk away with them.  {This has been a huge problem at my house...I buy pens for the office, the kids walk off with them, I buy more pens for the office, the kids walk off with them...someday, I am going to find like 300 pens somewhere.} 

Anywho, I thought I would affix flowers to all of my new office pens so that the kids would remember to not pack them off.  They also look cuter.

Before:



After:





I also spent some time reading last week.  My 10 year old daughter got the book "Dragon Slippers" for Christmas has been leaving it in places where I would pick it up and read it ever since she finished it.  It was good enough, that I read the second one in the series "Dragon Flight" the next day. {In case you were wondering, yes, I did neglect all housework those days.}  I am now trying to find the third and last book in the series, "Dragon Spear" so that I can move on with my life. 

And then, over the holiday weekend, I read "The Help", it was an excellent book.  I've been reading my kids' books for so long, that it was kind of nice to read something a little {okay, a lot} more substantial.

I've also been busy making the Visiting Teaching message for February.  We will be making these this week at our midweek Relief Society.   I got the idea for them here.  I think she makes the cutest stuff.

I think they turned out pretty cute.  Here's the front.



And the back, where the message goes and also a recipe and treat:



I usually don't get all Valentiney, but hey, who can't use a little more love in thier lives...and red.

I would love to see your projects and what you have been up to.  Anyone else in love with love this year?

6 comments:

Casey said...

LOVE that mirror! And your flower projects too! I'm in love with love, but haven't done anything crafty in FOREVER! One of my favorite Valentine decorations is a photo of my 2 oldest boys...it was take at VDay when they were cute and little (like 3 & 4). We painted a 5x7 (cheap) frame with pink paint, then glued sweet heart candies all over it. I topped it off with a layer of shelac, and that puppy had stayed together all these years (12 ish?) later!

Aimee Kieffer, aka "Momzoo" said...

LOVE that mirror!

Amy C said...

I love your mirror! The frame is so pretty. Good job on talking them into 75% off! :)

Kathy said...

Thanks guys! Casey, I just saw your frame on facebook and it is so cute! ...I may have to make one of my own...

Jana K said...

I love this whole post - so many cute things and ideas!

Julie said...

Great find with that mirror! I love your "voice", Kathy. It almost seems like it hasn't been forever since I heard it last. :)

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