|Garland and Christmas lights on our front railing - coated in ice|
The kids and I hung out in the house while hubby worked on stuff in the addition. I'm happy to report that we have drywall up! All the walls are about half covered so far. It's looking like a real house!!
I don't know why I didn't think about it before, but I finally decided to make homemade pudding pops. I had bought a large pack of craft sticks (300 or so) for $1. I also has small paper cups from an interesting attempt at making Jello shots (no one told me I had to add WATER with the alcohol!) so I figured, why not? In the cupboards I found both chocolate and vanilla - great combo, right?
2 boxes made 15 pudding pops if the glasses are filled most of the way. I've learned that Scrappy likes them, but can't finish a whole one. Next time I'll need to make some half size. Beau liked them so much, she asked if I could make them for when she needs to take treats for Girl Scouts, which will also make them her birthday treats. We're going to try some combinations of chocolate and banana also. One thing I did notice is they didn't freeze very well in our fridge-freezer. When we put them in the chest freezer, they froze solid.
Today Beau had a little bit of embarassment at school today. She split her pants right up the front. Who knows how she did it - she's not even sure. I have been warning her that her jeans seem to be looking a little small lately, even though she thinks they fit. I took her a pair of pants, then went shopping at my favorite consignment store after school. I find it almost impossible to buy her most clothing without her with me trying them on. I think she tried on 8-10 pairs of jeans today before she found one that fit. She had been wearing 12s and 14s, but none of those she tried on fit. They were too big or too small. I found some 'Junior' sized and figured, why not? Turns out, she fits a 'Junior' size 4! I let her get 2 pairs. They were marked with white tags - which happen to be the 50% off tags for this month. Scrappy wanted to check some stuff out for him too. I usually browse for upcoming sizes for him while we're there. Unfortunately there weren't any jeans in the next size for him, but he did score 3 new pairs of jammies on the $1 rack. My grand total for Beau's 2 pairs of (name brand) jeans and Scrappy's 3 pairs of jammies: $0.62. The rest was paid for with the credit we earned from consigning the kids' outgrown clothes. I had also asked about buttons since I will be needing them for some upcoming projects. She didn't have any, but said to ask every time I come in. She did suggest I contact our local tailor shop. Turns out, they have a bunch of them from past projects and will part with them! I asked how much they'd be and was told it depends on how many I want. A few would be free. I asked for a couple dozen and was told $1, maybe $2. A lot better than the store's rates! And all I had to do was ask.
And now to leave with something cute. This is a little project that I started - and almost completed - tonight. I didn't cut the button holes because I don't have a button for it yet and don't want to cut it too big... I'm hoping the recipient really likes it!!
|My first scrapwork apron :)|