I found this great organization set for my den! Great for storing so many things out of sight. I've priced these in the store and they are so expensive! I got this whole set for $2.00! :-)
I found this beautiful serving dish for .10 cents!!! Great for entertaining. :-)
I also found this great piece that is part of the Princess House collection. Anyone remember them? Great quality pieces. I got this for 10 cents, also great for storing garlic, butter, mints, etc. for entertaining.
This is a hand blown glass piece that actually matches a swan I have. The picture doesn't do the colors much justice. I'm thinking of all the great ways to use this piece as well...flowers, food, etc! Would even be great for organizing small items in my den. :-)
Yes, a measuring cup! I love finding the glass ones, this one cost 10 cents also and I needed another one for my kitchen. Oh, the piece above was 50 cents! (blown glass)
Finally this candle warmer beach decor which matches my girl's beach bathroom upstairs. :-) Even came with a new Yankee candle tart! 50 cents also! All just need a good cleaning and I'm set! :-)
I just love a great deal! I also learned that a Vera Bradley outlet opened near me, so the girls and I had to check it out yesterday. I'm glad we did they were giving out additional 20 percent off coupons!! We came home with these:
The large bag in the middle is a mini backpack that will now be my new purse! My current purse weighs about 50 lbs on one shoulder! LOL I carry everything in it, I'll have to dedicate a post to that! LOL!
The two smaller ones are for holding change and clip inside your purse or wallet. The medium and smaller ones are wallets. The pink is Hayley's, the blue is mine and Kathleen got the little purple change purse. It has a place for your id, and she said "Mommy, I want to put my dance picture in there" and so she did :-)
This week we've been attending a summer program at our local nature center. It's for Kathleen's age but Hayley has been able to come along to help. The crafts have been so cute I wanted to share them with you!
First is a little frog!
Take a cork and have them color or paint it green. draw a face on it. Then attach pipe cleaner for the legs and tie yarn around the top. Then let your frog swim!! We used baby pools, but a dishpan etc. would work just as well. The kids had a blast!
This is just a butterfly cut out with some tissue paper and pipe cleaners glued on. Make a face and on the back is a magnet to hang on your fridge. :-)
They also made a butterfly hat!
This you can't see well, but she decorated the band with drawings and stickers. Then they twisted pipe cleaners around a marker to get the antennas and then attached cotton balls.
Something else that I thought was cute is they gave each child a party blower that represented a butterfly's tongue. They got to run around outside and find flowers and use the blower like a tongue to collect nectar. They had so much fun! Then every time they found a flower they colored it in on a sheet with a butterfly outline.
Kathleen loves going there. Tomorrow is her last day...then in the Fall it's Kindergarten!!!
O.k. the big reveal you're all waiting for!! LOL. I actually paid the girls to clean the basement....that way they earned more $$ for American Girl this weekend. Even though I would have been more fanatical in the organization....I have to give them a huge thumbs up! See my previous post as to the horrible mess that was left from the sleepover. They were mighty proud of themselves!! I was proud of them and relieved I didn't have to clean it up! LOL Thanks girls, great job!!
They were so excited I let them stand on the chair for a picture! LOL
I am so happy to see the floor again!! Also realizing we need to have another yard sale or online sale of some items that need to go!! :-)
Just want to say again there are a few blogs I still am unable to comment on! I am so frustrated....Lindsay, Lara, Heather and more....I've been visiting! If you could sent me an email address that would be great!!
firstname.lastname@example.org. Many times people visit and don't leave a way for me to get back in touch. Just want to tell you all thank you for stopping by! I appreciate your visits so much!! Also if you're a new follower let me know. :-)
Whew, long post tonight! Hope you have a great night/day!!!