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.
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.