Thursday, February 10, 2011

That crafty craft store

This afternoon I needed one thing from the craft store. ONE thing. Well, I did plan on checking for a Valentine's card for my beloved, so one, possibly two items.

I bought 11 items.

The craft stores are crafty that way. Not crafty like Martha Stewart... but crafty like the serpent in the garden! ☺

Crafty: Skilled in or marked by underhandedness, deviousness, or deception

If you have a Hobby Lobby near you, you can understand how easily this happens.

But to be fair, I have been saving boo-cu bucks with my couponing-gone-wild. Last week, it was Wednesday (I get my weekly money from my honey on Monday), I had done all my grocery shopping and I still had all the money Seth had given me for the week. ☺☺☺My fellow coupon-ers know that last week, Rite Aid was insane. I literally MADE $40 shopping at Rite Aid last week. Yes... they paid me.

I've considered elaborating on my blog about the wonders of couponing and how I plan to pay for my children's braces, college educations and weddings via Rite Aid, but I know that other sites, such as The Krazy Coupon Lady do a fantastic job explaining the ins and outs of it all. Maybe one of these days I'll add my 2 cents but anyway, back to my justification of the craft store extravagance.

I needed some Spring in my home. NEEDED it.

Apparently, we here in the tundra of upstate NY are experiencing a record breaking snowy cold winter. As I've said before, I don't pay much attention to the weather. All I know is that Baby, it's cold outside (and sometimes inside). As February inches along, the longing for warmth and flowers and grass and flip flops grows stronger and stronger with each windy, ice laden day. So to encourage Spring's arrival, I put a sign on my door.

You may think it's a welcome sign to welcome guests. But it's really a sign welcoming Spring itself. You see, the bird is the internationally symbol for Spring... so this literally reads "Spring - Welcome". Or maybe I just thought the bird was kinda cute and the sign was 50% off.

And to bring some Spring-ish cheeriness indoors, this cute lil' sign in the living room.

This is the one and only place where I do seasonal decorations. And I basically just decided on that when I forgot to take this removable hook down after Christmas. I've never done the whole change your decor every season thing. Because.. I didn't want to spend the money. I didn't want to have to organize it all. Dust it all. And I. do. not do. tchotchke.

Tchotchke: an inexpensive souvenir, trinket or ornament.

In other words, I have no knick knacks. I sort of despise them.

If you have them, I don't despise yours.

But if it's in my house, I do.

However, hanging a seasonal little do dad on the wall... that sounds nice. ☺

I also got some cute little things to make cute little cupcakes for the kids at school for Valentines Day. I of course, I got two cute little aprons for my cute little girls to wear while we make said cupcakes.

And the other things I bought I won't tell you about 'cus they're some one's birthday present. And even though she probably doesn't read my blog (not many 4 yr. old's do) one can't be too careful about these things.

So the moral of today's post is to be very careful the next time you venture into a craft store. Don't get a cart... that's just asking for trouble. Maybe you should go with a friend to help you be strong. Unless your friend is someone like me.



Rena said...

Great minds think alike!! I just made a post about Spring too. Gosh, we need Spring soon!!!

Rena said...

I forgot to add that I haven't been to Hobby Lobby yet but may check it out soon. I really miss AC Moore. I loved that store. I don't care for Michaels too much. I like Joann Fabrics but its not AC Moore. :(

Anonymous said...

So the Springy sign you hung in your living room is from Hobby Lobby? Love it!

Kayte said...

Yes from Hobby Lobby and Yes AC Moore was awesome! I was devastated when they shut down!

Rebekah Tastet said...

I do not like knick knacks either! :) Too much clutter.