Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I've been wanting a forsythia wreath for a couple of years now and finally bought one for $15 at Michael's. It was 50% off and the very last one. Since painting the front door black I've discovered that it's difficult to find a wreath that doesn't just blend in.
I did not like the brown painted legs so I painted them. I was tempted to go with a red or yellow but I already had black.
I found this colorful Swedish cookie tin for a nickel. .05! My fat little bird was .99 and the bird cage was 3.99.
I painted the bird and the cage and added some ivy plants to the tin. I thought they turned out pretty cute. However, my little bird did not survive her first week. She was blown off the table by the leaf blower.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Mom and I were off to Ross and TJMaxx in search for "the one". I took the camera along to document this in the hopes that some designer will see the agony a regular woman goes through and do something about it. And I wanted to entertain you and myself.
Here is suit #1. It's not horrible but the legs are not cut high enough for someone with large thighs.
Suit #5. The Miracle Suit underperformed. The bust area ended well below my chest. As you can see I'm starting to lose my patience with this.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
It's horribly embarrassing, but moving on....
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Here's how the swap party works:
The invitation explains that each guest bring up to 10 items (handbags, accessories, drinking glasses, books, dishes etc.) just about anything to swap.
When your guests arrive they receive the same number of clothes pins as items they brought.
The clothes pins have their name or initial on them.
Each item is then tagged with a manila tag. The tagged items are placed with like items together.
The guests then shop by placing their clothespins on the tags of the items they're interested in.
After everyone has shopped, bag all the items with only one clothes pin. I used brown paper bags labeled with each guests name on it. This worked well.
If an item has more than 1 clothespin then a drawing takes place to determine who wins the item. The losing pins are given back to the guests so they can select a different item.
The items that are left over from the party can be donated.
Below is my stash from the party!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
she's Jamie's nemesis in the lunch room but she can be quite entertaining if you are not Jamie. Another part of the show that I found interesting but sad was the kindergarten class could not name one fresh vegetable shown to them, not one! But the best part was their own teacher took it upon herself to teach them. A week later Jamie was invited in to quiz them and they did a wonderful job.
I can't wait for this week's episode. I saw in the preview where Jamie is showing the town's local DJ (also one of Jamie's nemesis) inside the funeral parlor. There was the largest coffin I've ever seen in that parlor. It looked like a square raft and it was disgusting. I hope Jamie can win this town over.