Sunday, April 26, 2009

My garage sale find!

I am so excited! Since we are planning to put the house back on the market, I have been wanting to better organize my scrapbooking as it is in our bedroom. I would have loved to have used our computer armoire but we still need it. Then I started looking to see if there was anything I could set on top of the drawing table I was using to put things behind close doors. Yesterday, I had to take the twins to have their yearly school evaluation done and passed by a nice neighborhood having a community garage sale. I stopped by on the way home and, at the 2nd house, found something to help with my dilemma. It is a roll top desk with storage underneath.

It works perfectly for some scrapbook stuff. The top has drawers for my pens and adhesives along with spaces for all punches. The desk part pulls out so I can leave the page I am working on laying there. The bottom part fits my sticker album perfectly and in the large drawer, you find my extra paper and whatever album I might be working from. The top drawer holds my cricut cartridges perfectly.

I love how the Lord cares about even our little wants!! I hadn't even considered this until this week and, if I hadn't had to take the girls, I probably wouldn't have passed the garage sale. He just worked everything out for me to find it at just the time I needed it.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Just a little behind

I haven't been very faithful blogging and posting pictures here. It seems easier to put them on Facebook. Anyway, we have had a few events in the last weeks. One was Puddin's 4th birthday. It fell on a Saturday so we had a birthday party complete with friends. We started the day with a breakfast of the cereals she picked out. She also received her gift of a cinderella dress as the party was a dress up one. The Lord allowed me to find it at a garage sale for $2! She looked beautiful in it and it fit wonderfully. After her guests arrived, we did crafts, went on an egg hunt, played games and danced. We also ate a lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs and then opened presents. The doll cake I made was eaten and then everyone headed out. It was a great way to start age 4 which she reminds us that she still is every day.

Next came mine and hubby's 16th wedding anniversary. I don't have any pictures but we enjoyed a wonderful evening of dinner and spending time together.

We also enjoyed the local fair. The girls and I put some items in. I put 2 of my plants along with some blueberry muffins. I was pleased to see they earned 2nd place ribbons. Eldest put in some whole wheat bread and a crocheted blanket and won a best in class ribbon on both!! Let's just remember who taught her how to make the bread!

Longlegged Girl put in a skirt she made, a drawing along with a paper project. She did well with 2nd and 3rd place ribbons. Pumpkin put in a paper maiche project, playground made from pipe cleaners and paper and a hummingbird drawing. She received all 2nd place ribbons. Cucumber put in a butterfly project and a mountain drawing which received a 2nd and 3rd place ribbon.

We had a grand time visiting the fair to see how our items did. It was suppose to be an evening of bad storms and tornado watch but the Lord allowed the rain to stay away for the majority of the evening. We were able to spend time with my Aunt and Uncle from Chicago along with my mom at the fair which just added to the fun.