Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A random post again...

I love this saying of Mother Theresa's...every Sunday I like to change the quote on my chalkboard (I guess the menu idea didn't last long, huh?) but this week I kept this one on it. It reminds me to be patient, to be gentle, during these long and hot summer days! :)

This past weekend, "the boys" went camping and we girls stayed home and had some girl time! We had fun, but I sure missed David! I think the hardest part of it is that they couldn't use their cell phone where they were staying. I got a little crazy and stayed up WAY too late~ uh, I mean EARLY~ both nights. I don't remember the last time I stayed up until almost four in the morning out of choice! The house was just so nice and quiet and the night just flew by me! I made scones, freezer jam, washed floors, blogged, watched a chick-flick~ you get the idea! :)

The girls and I went to a Farmer's Market on Friday afternoon and we saw all the beautiful flowers the vendors were selling. Can you believe this arrangement only cost five dollars? I just LOVE sunflowers, and these pink lilies smell heavenly! :)

We had fun at the craft store, especially in the dollar section.

All of these things
were just a dollar~ the weekly to do list and magnet on the fridge, the napkins, coupon holder booklet, adhesive gems and these cute clip things for holding papers together! If you have never checked out the dollar section at Michael's, you really should! :)
(The saying on the magnet really cracked me up: "A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." ~Eleanor Roosevelt )

I took the girls to their favorite toy store, where they spent ALL their allowance on Playmobil toys, and they came with me into one of my favorite little stores, The Weed Patch...

They have such yummy smelling soaps there...Of course I was compelled to bring one on home!

I also splurged on this sweet table runner~ I just love the bright reds and greens in it. Someday I would like to learn how to quilt, but for now, I will just buy them ready-made! :)

And because it's summer, I thought it would be fun to fill an apothecary jar I already had with white sand and shells...I probably should have used two bags of sand, but I only bought one, so oh well! :) Oh, they had packages of little seashells for a dollar at Michael's too, in case anyone needs them!

And before I forget this entirely, I want to show you the patriotic ragamuffin garland I made just in time for the 4th of July. (I know, I am pathetically behind here!)

I don't really have so much red and navy blue together inside the house, so I just put it on the front door with the welcome sign! If anyone wants to make one of these garlands, head on over to Darlene's Days~if you click on her archives, you will find the directions on her September blog post. :)

Well I suppose I should close for now~ it's FINALLY cooling down now and I have a little work to do in the kitchen while I can! David installs the apron sink on Saturday, so we have been prepping the kitchen for that, and trying to finish mudding the walls that need it before the counters arrive...oh, I need to tell you about what we decided about the counters! But this post is already ages long, so you all will just have to come around again to find out, hehe! :) (Aren't I terrible?) I hope you are staying cool! It's unusually hot here in western Washington this week! I'm wishing we had A/C!

Take care and have a wonderful night,


Tracey said...

I love love love the table runner! You also have lovely craft ideas. Hope you're keeping cool.....XXX

Odette said...

like red too, there cheer up the room. love your color scheme....

Cal said...

Such a lovely quote. I love the garland especially the colours and all your $1 finds are super.
Cal x

Jeni said...

You garland turned out really good...I need to try one. I LOVE that table runner...I just started some quilting and it's not bad at all...now it takes some time but you can do it. My kids start school next week and Michaels is going tobe one of my first stops...you found some cute stuff there.

Darlene said...

I sure wish we had a Michael's that was closer...they always seem to have great deals!

I love your new table runner. I too would LOVE to learn to quilt!

Oh, and the ragamuffin garland is ADORABLE!! Wasn't it easy?

Hope you are having a great day!!

Scrappy Girl said...

That table runner is so adorable! This post is full of "eye candy."

Southern Belle said...

What fun you and the girls had. I just love Michaels! We will have to go there when I visit. You will have to show me how to make freezer jam. I really want to learn, but not on my own, the jam would no doubt turn out awful and I will have wasted my time, energy and money, lol.

I can't wait to see pictures of the apron sink!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Love the table runner...definitely worth a splurge!! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the saying on the magnet... too cute! Looks like you got a lot of nice things! Glad you had some fun time with your girls!

Amy said...

love the table runner...i wish i had great ideas like this!

I have had real problems getting onto your blog so im sorry i havent been around lately...

Amy xxxxx

Ms. Tee said...

Everything's so cute. :) And how fun to have several girls' nights in a row. Hope you have a good weekend!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I love that table runner! I've been planing on making a toile patchwork one for some time now. Your garland looks so cute!


Shannon said...

Sounds like such fun girl time! Love all your buys too! Those flowers are beautiful.

jen said...

I love your soap dish with the little birds!! Where did you find that!?

I'm so looking forward to seeing your kitchen all complete. I have always wanted an apron front sink!!

Stay cool!! We are finally going to get some hot summer weather this weekend. We're heading to Lake MI!!

Have a great night!