Hi, all you beautiful home makers!
Today, let's remember
that how we manage our homes
is a form of worship
My beefcake and I were sitting on the deck last night,
enjoying a pre-storm breeze,
and he asked me one simple question:
"What do you want for your birthday next week?"
I LOVED this question!
Apparently because of the deranged look on my face,
Mark then replied, "I have a budget for it, you know."
Good thing, too, because I also LOVE
finding the best quality deals for the best price.
So, being given a budget helps me determine my wants from my needs.
My reply to his question?
"I wanna re-do the kitchen."
His reply, "I have a small budget for it, you know."
I had to reassure him that I didn't want
or counter tops.
My nine year-old kitchen just needs freshening up.
I have already been gathering things, baskets, accessories and paint.
This is our kitchen at Christmastime.
What I really would like for my Birthday:
The rest of the items, I have already found, and have been collecting
from Good Will, yard sales and bartering.
(Mark was relieved to hear this).
Good Will, $2.50 each.
Easel, Good Will, $3.00.
Huge Banana republic pasta bowl, Christmas gift.
4 rattan chargers, Good Will, $1.00/all.
Demilune Wall Pot Rack, (free) barter with friend.
12 Woven, Wire-frame handled baskets,
Amazing Savings, $1.99 each.
(I have two of these)
Vintage picnic basket, yard sale, $6.00.
Target lamp, from Good Will, $3.00.
My birthday is in one week.
I have 7 days.
I'd better get to work.
Wasn't that easy, Mark?
You don't even need to wrap it!