Tuesday, March 15, 2011
When I was in Indiana helping my daughter, I was using her much faster internet, (the baby was sleeping and mom was resting) I found so many decorating blogs I hadn't discovered yet. When I told my husband this he just gave me the look of, Great now she will have even more ideas, lol. He is right!! He complains but I know secretly he loves it!! lol
Anyways I came across all the apothacary jars being made. And then when I discovered how easy they were, boy did I get excited. I started planning how I could fit in a thrift store run. I didn't know how my daughter would think that would be helping her. Well she needed groceries, yep you know it the wheels started turning. I graciously offered to take my two year old grandaughter shopping the next day. Now granted the thrift store is not her favorite but I told her the toy store would be next, (toy store being the Dollar Store which she loves). I don't think of this as bribery I think of it as a good opportunity to teach her frugality!
So off to the thrift store we went. As we were looking through the glassware I found a vase that would go perfectly on a glass candlestick I had at home. It was marked sixty cents and then half off. And then I thought I needed a top for it so we looked for jars with tops I tried a couple on my jar I already had and the second one looked perfect so I put that jar in the cart, fourty cents and then half off, see I am teaching her frugality.
For fifty cents I got my jar, spent time with my grandaughter, and saved my husband a project because this is one I didn't need his help on :) But there always is a next time!!
Oh and we did get the groceries.