Thursday, December 31, 2009

This could help.......

I have been trying to rid myself of cabin fever and today I think I did a pretty fair job at it!!!!! I went shopping and shopped til I dropped....literally dropped on the sofa as soon as I unloaded the truck! It didn't start out to be a day of real shopping only a day to run errands, bank, returns to JC Penny's..........oh that's where it got started!!!! Keep me out of a store!!

Right before Christmas I treated myself to a pair of earrings that I thought I just couldn't do without. As it turns out I could do better without them! So I returned them today. I had decided before I left home that I would try to remember and look for bed pillows if I went to a store that carried them. I needed several for The Fairy's Rest. After returning the earrings I remembered pillows and ventured into the home goods section at JC Penny. Well Katie bar the door....they were having their annual white sale!!!!

I came out of the store with a wide load sticker across my forehead.......I was carrying 8 bed pillows, (that's 8 'good' bed pillows cause I am very picky about my pillows and sheets) a king size set of 500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and a full size Velux blanket............OMG What a sale!!!! I got all of these for $103......pretty darned good considering the sheets them self retailed for $100!!!!!!! Then I had $52 back from the earrings.......so it was like all of this only cost me $51.........SWEET!!!!

So that justified me going to the fabric store, right? I mean I had already saved $127 plus the $52 I think I could spend $179 on fabric...........But I didn't!! I was a pretty good girl there........I was thinking of all my UFO's that I already have at home! I mainly went for inspiration!

However I couldn't resist buying this pattern. It is a bag made out of cotton clothesline rope that is covered in fabric. It makes a stiff bag and is really cool. I saw this pattern and a couple of the bags made up a while back and I thought I could figure it out on my own but I never could. So I broke down and bought the pattern today, came home read it and .......light bulb........... I can make that.......... but I don't have clothesline......so off we went to our 2 local convenience stores looking for good ole cheap clothesline rope and of course they didn't have any so I talked the dearest husband into riding with me on a rainy foggy New Years Eve night into the next county to Family Dollar to get it. They had it there so I bought 4 rolls........in anticipation of this actually being as easy to make as it looks ;-).......if so I want several of them!!!!! I can't wait to get it started tomorrow!!!!

Here we are at the end of 2009. I am not going to sit here and reflect on the good, the bad and the ugly of 2009. It certainly has been one to go down in history for me, loaded with good and bad. But hey life is what you make of it, right? Have lemons....make lemonade!!!!! I like lemonade!!!

I really hope all of you have a wonderful New Year. I hope 2010 brings all of you happiness and good fortune. I wish you all good health and lots of wisdom in the coming year!! tehhee...I wish the same for me.....hehehe ...........I am not going to make a resolution list full of hogwash that's always a waste of time! LOL!!!! I do however have a couple silent prayer requests that I have asked the Lord to help me follow through with in the coming year!

Goodnight! See you next year!!

4 comments:

Amanda said...

Wow! You did great at Pennys. I love that store.

Nancy M. said...

You got some awesome deals! I would have bought those things to at those prices!

Happy New Year!

Spring Lake Farm said...

Happy New Year!

Amy said...

Sounds like you got yourself some deals! I've done the "gotta have it", but could do without as well. Thank goodness for return policies. Wishing you a 2010 with less lemons.