Flowers from my daughter
Hello everyone! I had a great birthday! Thank you so much for the lovely birthday wishes. I took myself shopping as a birthday present to myself. Do you do that? I gave myself $50 to spend so I of course headed to TJ Maxx, Ross, Marshalls and Hobby Lobby.
I found some plates that I've been wanting for about 5 years! The Thomas Kinkade Cottage series by Spode. I first saw them in Victorian Trading Company catalog but they've always been more than I want to spend ($7o!). So I was super excited when I looked on the bottom shelf in the dish section at TJMaxx and saw three plates! I'm missing one in the series (the last one if you click on the link). They were only $3.99 each! TJ Maxx Rocks!! I really do think that I'm lucky with dishes!!
Unbelievably that & the easel holding the plate below is all I bought there! I couldn't believe it myself. I haven't been shopping in TJ Maxx - really shopping - since I guess last May maybe. I think that's when they told my husband they were eliminating his job. Then they fortunately changed their minds and kept him on in a different position at a greatly reduced salary. So it's been a while since I've bought more than just a plate or something on clearance there. I used to go shopping at TJ Maxx at least once a month before the budget cut backs! But I had a really fun time looking at everything and got some ideas for things I want to make.
Went to Ross, which I don't usually go to often since that store is always a mess and there's always one cashier and 20 people in line! But I found this cute black and white harlequin glass plate for $1.99
I went to Hobby Lobby and walked out empty handed!! I know.....I'm shocked too! There just wasn't anything I really wanted. It's funny how frugality just becomes a normal part of life after a while. Oh well, that just means I have some extra spending money this month.
My husband and daughter got me this for my birthday! Isn't it great. I've been eyeing it in a gardening catalog for a few years now.
The seat swivels all the way around and there's a little basket on the back so you can have a place for your tools. Can't you just see me scooting around my yard pulling weeds LOL! If only I could get him to pull me....
....no chance of that! Mostly he's flat on his side sleeping when I'm outside working.
Well we are done with birthdays and anniversaries until the fall. It's all been lots of fun but I'm ready for some structure and routine!