Weekend Recap

Despite the rainy weather we had all weekend long, this weekend was pretty nice. Friday night I went out with girl friends for sushi. Saturday morning I had the Ikea Experience. The only word I can think of is WOW to describe that place. My sister in law was giving me instructions on how to go through the store because if you have never been, there is a process you have to go through to shop. Its almost like touring an art museum except you can check your kids off at the door. (Which I thought was pretty great!)

You start by riding an escalator to the top floor where you tour different room set ups. It gives you a good idea of how they use different things in rooms. Next you move on to different departments where you can either shop as you go, or take notes and get the big stuff at the end. My favorite section was the kitchen and frame dept. The kitchen stuff is so modern, it made me want to revamp mine. Since I am trying to sell my house, I figured I would wait on that!

I bought two great big black frames that I cant wait to fill with our favorite wedding photos.

On Sunday I was really productive and crafty! I have been aching for a pretty spring time wreath for our front door. I found one at Joann's for 24.99 and I thought that was entirely too expensive. (I'm Cheap!) So I decided to make an identical one instead. I paid $3.99 for the wreath and $6.80 for the flowers. I saved about 14 bucks!

It looks pretty on our door!

Next, I decided to finish a dress that I was making for my niece. This dress was supposed to be a "simple" pattern that I was to be able to wrap up in 1 hour. Needless to say it took about 2 weeks start to finish! Here is the little cutie modeling it for me in her rock star blue jeans.

After being camera shy, I had to bribe her with chocolate... then she was being her typical sassy self
It isn't the most complex dress... but I was proud that I actually followed a pattern successfully!

After all of that business, I organized my craft room and cleaned our house for prospective buyers today. We're hoping that one of these days we will have an offer! Tonight all of my favorite shows return from a long stint of reruns, I'm really excited!


  1. I love the wreath and would love to have one.

  2. Wow, you made your weekend look so busy! You failed to add that you spent most of the day on Saturday at your favorite restaurant stapeling dollars on the wall! haha

  3. Cute dress! GREAT JOB!


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