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.


jamiew said...

color me impressed!
I am totally gonna google "french massage" now.

Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog) said...

Those are cute. Your menu sounds like mine.

Anonymous said...

Great job on the message board. I did something similar for Dimples a couple of years ago - but yours looks much better!

Monica said...

thanks, ladies. they came out much better than i anticipated (i anticipated all the pieces would sit on the table for the rest of my natural life). i feel like if i craft again soon i will be tempting fate and that might not be good. so, i have decided to go back to my slack-ard ways. ;o)

meghann said...

That looks fantastic! Looking at it, I never would have guessed you were the Anti-Crafter. ;) xo

Monica said...

@meghann - THANKS! (for commenting and for that HUGE compliment.) i seem to have beaten the crafting odds which reside in my hands. ;o)