Thursday, September 15, 2011

Supper Club Resumes!

We haven't met for Supper Club since April! I have been missing my friends a lot! I'm glad I got to see everyone in June for Jessica's beautiful wedding though!
Lots of changes have happened since the last gathering:

Christie started nursing school and loves it. So happy for her!
Anna committed to travel nursing and is leaving for Houston today.
Meg had a BABY! He's adorable!! 
Ashley is in the hospital for bed rest until Baby Noah arrives!
Niki started teaching at the community college (we're co-workers now:).
As I said Jessica got married.
Katie is 'patiently' awaiting the arrival of Harper!!
Amanda moved to a new house, and I'm ready to see it.
I am a stay at home mom during the day:)
and so on...

I brought my camera because I like to have pics! I was told NO pictures this time, so I'm including a pic of the group from about 10 years ago;)
Wow, I have the biggest coat. Geez, Brooke. I love these girls!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Burlap, A Craft Fair, and More Bargains!

Last night, while jamming out to the Kari Jobe station on Pandora, I made 22 burlap rosettes which I've wanted to do for a long time... don't know why I put off fairly simple crafts sometimes when it's actually quite relaxing (I'm rambling)... I found the tutorial for how to do it from Craftaholics Anonymous' blog.

This morning, I woke up "bright" and EARLY to get ready for The Find's first time to participate in a craft fair. I stopped at Jamie's to glue my burlap to wreaths, frames, and baskets, and then we headed down south for the fair. We, of course, stopped at some yard sales along the way!

The craft fair was fun because I got to hang out with my family and Jamie and see people from my hometown that I don't see often; however, we didn't have a very good turn out. Basically, it would have made the day even better to have made cash AND see family/friends:).

I have some pics of my burlap rosettes, The Find booth, and my amazing yard sale bargains.

These weren't difficult once I got the hang of it, and I want to glue one on everything in sight! Ha. The buttons were on clearance at JoAnn's.
The Find's booth... Even though we didn't sell much, we got a lot accomplished for the future-- that's my positive way of looking at it! :)
My mom made cakes & pies. She sold all of her pies! Yum!
Brittany set up her cute sample shirts and adorable hand towels for sale.
I brought one of the wreaths home. I needed it.
close up pic
I went to a big yard sale today and found a lady whose daughter and Ava have the same initials! I got this Kelly's Kids dress for $5.
The hot pink minky dot fabric caught my eye, and when I picked it up and realized that Ava's intials were on it, I was so excited! I've found "Ava" stuff at yard sales, but never her initials. Kelly's Kids, $2
Chocolate brown sweater, $1

Play clothes for next summer, $1 each
Swimsuit cover up & patriotic dress, $2

7 long sleeved shirts (4 of them blank for monogramming), $1 each

Monday, September 5, 2011

Brooke's Bargains 39

Brittany found this cute dress for Ava for $0.50
American Eagle sweater-- looks like it's never been worn-- $1
Gap pants: $1
New with tags ($39): American Eagle skirt for me:) $1
This week's books: $4.75-- 2 decor books, 4 books for A's library
Last week's killer deal!: 16 books for Ava's library, $3.25

So in summary, I bought an upholstered chair, 22 books, an AE skirt, an AE sweater, Gap pants, and a dress for a total of $36.50!

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