Okay, here's how it all came down today. True Story: I was sitting in the dealership this morning waiting for my car to be done. My sweet friend, Leslie, calls me and says, "What are you doing today? I'm in need of some serious, frivolous girl time. I want to go to Michael's, TJMaxx, and JoAnn's." I said, "Well, I was going to be good and go straight home after this and clean house all day." But it was a heartfelt plea... so I promised myself I would do, on Saturday, what I was going to do today. So after a bit, Leslie picks me up and we're off. When it came to our stop at the MAXX, I found this little fall garland on clearance for .70 cents. Now, I've been avoiding TJM like a dieter avoids the bakery, because I had spent way too much time there in August with Sara's new room.But how much trouble can you get into with .70? "Wait a..minute." The girl in my head says. The same girl who checked out more Arts & Crafts books during library time in Elementary school than reading books. "I have an idea!"Oh yeah...make that $10.69. You'll notice that BIG apothecary jar to the right on the table. Well, I couldn't believe it was only $9.99. Remember the tall skinny one on my coffee table from yesterday's post? Well, let's just say... it didn't cost $9.99. : ) Okay, down to business. Time to spruce up that little garland. Remember my post a couple of weeks ago subtitled, In Praise of Never Throwing Anything Away? Well what can I say.....Next, I need to paint a small block of wood for my farmer girl to stand on so she will balance out the tall scarecrow. I learned this trick of placing stickers on with tweezers from the PBS show 'Create'.Every year I tell myself I'm not going to pull out this scarecrow that I made back in 19?? because maybe it looks dated, but every year I can't resist because I still love him for some reason.
Actually about that PHOTO! Sara was taking candid photos one night while the whole Fam was at Chick-fil-A. I decided to use it because it made me look younger. When my married daughter ,Emily, saw it she said ever so sweetly (really), "Ah Mom, you're not wearing any make-up in that photo." I said, "Yeah, but it makes me look younger than I am." I chose younger with no make-up as opposed to older (with) make-up. Go figure. I'm vain ok?