Saturday, June 28, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
A couple months ago I went to Anthropologie. We had a few events coming up that I wanted to get a few new accessories for. I found a great set of silver bracelets. The price was $48.00, a little pricey but I thought they were cute and and would go with so many things. With a swipe of the old credit card, they were mine.
Now I had never been to Stein Mart and my friend decided it was time I checked it out. I found some great things. They had some of the same merchandise that I've seen at boutiques. As I made my way to the jewelry counter I spotted my bracelets, the one's I bought at Anthropologie. Exact same bracelets, not one thing different. And believe me, my friend and I checked over every piece of mine to the one's at Stein Mart. No difference, EXCEPT for the price. Anthropologie - $48.00, Stein Mart - $12.99!!!! (But wait, it gets better.) Now I'm feeling a little sick to my stomach realizing what I paid for them and seeing what Stein Mart is selling them for. OUCH!!! After the initial shock wears off, I decided I was buying them for gifts for my nieces because they were to cheap to pass up and after all they were exactly the same bracelets from Anthropologie. Went to the cash register to make my purchase, still a little nauseous but happy that I've got some great gifts for such a great price. They ring up at $3.23 on clearance. At that price, I'll buy more for gifts... Christmas, birthdays, teacher gifts, swaps. Unfortunately they only had three sets, otherwise I would of probably bought ten, fifteen or even twenty sets of them. Everyone on my Christmas list would have been getting bracelets. Probably would of had my first blog giveaway and had the bracelets as the prize. Oh well, no such luck.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
When he was in kindergarten his daily wardrobe was a "work shirt" (polo shirt) and "work shoes" (penny loafers) and hair combed perfectly to be just like Daddy. One day he comes down before school in a t-shirt, jean jacket with the collar up, hair spiked up and he's cutting off the fingers of the gloves I had just bought him. Trying to remain calm, I asked him what he was doing and his reply was, "Mom, I'm changing my image because all the kids on the bus make fun of how I dress." I was amazed that my little five year old was already feeling peer pressure and he used the word "image"and to top it off, he knew what the word meant and used it properly. Luckily, trying to change his "image" didn't last long and he went back to his usual attire. Thank heavens!!!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Sorry about the rambling. I've just encountered some rather rude people lately who seem to have no conscious when it comes to the way they treat other people. And I didn't really appreciate her implying that I was lying. Ok, I've stewed about this long enough. The kiddies are off with the hubby so I should be taking advantage of a quiet house. I'm off to relax on the patio with a good decorating magazine. Thanks for letting me vent!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Sam's Club here I come. I already need to stock up again on all the snacks, juice boxes, ice cream bars, etc. It's amazing how much food we go through with school being out.
What happened to the days where you just go outside and play and use your imagination? The kiddies want to know our plans and what each days agenda is. I was so looking forward to some lazy summer days!!!!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
These were the first blogs I found that got me hooked, so I am passing this award onto them:
To new ones I recently found :
Green Magsterpie is a fun read!!!
And I have to pass this back to the one who made by day,
Monday, June 9, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
UPDATE!!! My partner received the package that I sent her. Here's a photo of everything.
Monday, June 2, 2008
These would be great to have at a birthday party to keep all the kiddies drinks straight.
These would be so easy to do for a birthday party as part of the goody bag.
Thanks Alex for hosting this fabulous swap!!!! I had a blast.