Sunday, March 28, 2010

Where oh where did spring break go???

I started the week with the best intentions- posting every day, crafting, cleaning, organizing- but I didn't quite meet my goal. Did I finish my $5 dollar store craft- nope
Did I reorganize the downstairs closet- nope

But, I did get to do a lot... Here are a few things that I did as the week ended...

So, the hubster and I had the opportunity to go to a hockey game for free last week. I was nominated teacher of the year for my school and they sent my principal free tickets. We decided to make a day of it and visit the "big city". You know that means tons of Goodwill visits. I found a few things that I am still working on, but here is one of my favs:

Only .99! Still has the 2.99 Hob-Lob sticker on it. Figure it will get covered in some scrapbook paper when the weather gets nice this week.

Also, am I the only person who panics in the morning as they are getting ready for work? Every morning I have visions of somehow spending 2 hours in the shower or something. Yes, me=crazy. So, I have had my eye out for a small clock. Here is what I found:

This was only 2.99, 1/2 off!!! You can't beat $1.50 (even if it had a years worth of ickyness on it). A little scrubbing never hurt!

While I was in the bathroom, I had to take a picture of this birdcage. To be honest, I don't like birds- but when I found it at the 1/2 off sale at the Goodwill a few months ago (see previous post), I brought it home- gave it a coat of paint, and there she is with a bit of moss for a "nest".

Last, but not least- these have been driving me crazy

what you don't see what is driving me crazy- well it is actually the hooks.

Yes, the hooks- the metal is wearing off/rusting, which has been driving me crazy. So when I was at Target a couple of weeks ago, I spotted these lovely bronze hooks for $2.48. Sold! Since I have been super busy, I just got around to changing them out. What was I thinking? I should have done this weeks ago.

So, that is it for today. I still hope to keep my goal of posting 1-2 times a week. I have big plans for this summer though :)

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  1. You got some great stuff! Congratulations on the award! That's awesome (I used to be a teacher before I crossed over to the dark side and am not in SALES!). Anyway, I recently bought a birdcage and put candles in it! I love it. I am going to blog about it soon. Found you through Today's Thrifty Treasures.

  2. Love those bronze hooks! I always make small, inexpensive changes and wonder why in the world I didn't do it sooner! Congrats on TOTY! I used to teach before I had my little ones. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  3. Audra

    What a fabulous score! I have the same bronze hooks in my bathroom! They work out wonderful!

    That bird cage is divine! Love the little nest, so creative and what a huge change for very little cost.

    I headed over from Southern Hospitality's Thrifty Treasure blog. So glad I stopped by.

  4. Very nice change out on the hooks. Congrats on your award. Very nice to get recognition. Hope you'll drop by and see our lavender fantasy bath. -- Jane F.

  5. I must confess I had a chuckle reading this because you took your camera into the bathroom with you but I do love your birdcage! Your clock is adorable also..those are good finds:)


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