A beautiful day to celebrate a birthday...
even the gas stations were paying tribute to the great year of '76...
We drove up to historic downtown Mckinney to walk around all the cute boutiques.
During which I came to the realization that I am not a boutique shopper.
I'm way too cheap and every time something caught my eye I'd either think:
1. I could totally make that or
2. I know where I could get that online for 1/3 of the cost.
Do people honestly spend that kind of money on stuff?
The find of the day had to be these that I saw in the baby section of one of the shops:The name?
"Hooter Hiders." (and yes, if you sew, you could make them).
We stopped for lunch at Pei Wei and then on our way home I was mentioning to Roger
that I need to take my scissors
with me on my next walk so I can gather some twigs for a little project
that I've been mulling over in my head.
Lo and behold, what is in the alley behind our neighbors house
when we pull into our driveway?
This lovely pile of treasure. Happy birthday to me!It's my day and I can do whatever I want.
So I take the wood that I need and then
whip out these bad boys that I had got for 80% off in the fall sectionwhich means I paid this:Pulled the flowers from the nappy looking "leaves" and stuck them onto my (neighbors) branches. And 5 minutes later I had this...
the hardest part of this project was waiting for the hot glue gun to heat up. Literally.And it looks perfect right here... at least until the mantel gets it's xmas makeover.
December 1st - I'm still sticking to that promise I made to myself.
Maybe by then I'll actually dust.
No promises there.
Then it was off to Sierra's talent show...where she rocked the house. And yes, that is my shirt she's wearing. Or WAS my shirt.
Now that we are the same size (on the top at least) my clothes are slowly disappearing.Came home to open presents and have some obligatory cake handmade with love by my man graciously presented on a cookie sheet. The kids were in charge of the candles, can you tell?