Friday, March 30, 2012
The Anti-Crafter, First Edition
Here's what I have been up to (besides no good). The first day the girls had their new bunk beds I walked into their room (after they had been suspiciously quiet in there for about an hour) and found them with hundreds (that might be a slight exaggeration) of little notes TAPED all over the freshly painted walls in the area near where their heads lie. ARGHHHHH. My head spun around because I hate tape on walls (especially freshly painted ones - which rarely happens in this house). So, I decided to drive straight to Hobby Lobby and buy them some of these French Message Boards (I *might* have accidentally Googled French Massage Boards in my attempt to first find out what the hell these things are called).
The only one at Hobby Lobby was pink and black (gag) and had I liked it (remotely), it cost $19.99. Too much for this thing I thought I might be able to make (in an alternate universe - apparently I was high that day - on LIFE). So, we bought all the stuff to make them. I know, weird, right? Since I am the Anti-Crafter, it's just strange.
The one above is Girl 3's. She picked out everything and it coordinates nicely with their room. Girl 2's is not quite done yet, but her fabric is equally cute.
Total cost for two of these French Message Boards? $32.48. So, I guess I call that Success.
On another note: Today is the first day of the The Great Pantry Challenge. Today I spent $33.98 at the grocery store for the week. That included four gallons of milk, one Easter basket, one bottle of ear medicine, bananas, and one pint of whipping cream. Tonight's dinner: vegetable quesadillas (made primarily with squash from a Very Good Friend who is a buyer for HEB - which is our main grocery store here), rice, and leftover refried beans (it's Lent, so that helps). It was meh. Good thing I am trying to lose about 10 pounds.
Menu for the week:
Chili, homemade mac-n-cheese, pizza and pasta, meatloaf, spaghetti and meatballs, and something else yet-to-be-determined. An assortment of vegetables and fruit will go with all of this.
Like I said, good thing I am trying to lose weight.