Monday, March 16, 2009

No pics to show today but just a bit of this and that. I went to a Michaels store today and found quite a few things I was looking for plus (as always) quite a few things I wasn't but they followed me home. I did find a nice little metal stand for my new photo album shown below and a darling little birdbath with 2 birds on the edge only about 4x 5 or so. thought it would look good with a couple of small Easter eggs or even better how about some Easter candy. That would work. I was armed with a 50% off coupon off the computer, actually printed out a few, but when I got to the cash register I had bought one of the Somerset new mags and at the end gave her the coupon to use on the 9.99 mag and she said Michaels will no longer let you use coupons for magazines. I wouldn't have bought it if I had known that. I bought 2 new ones at JoAnns last week and they were 40% off. I don't know if any of you have noticed but quite often JoAnns has a sign up 10% off magazines so you can't use coupons. WalMart discounts 10% on every mag or book so you better check before you pick up books at JoAnns that you wanted to use coupons on.

I also went into a Ross store. For people like me in Chicago that do not have them Ross is a discount store like Marshalls or T.J. Maxx - 2 of my other favs. I found a summer frilly blouse and a new black skirt so have a nice summer outfit to take back to Chicago. Believe it or not I have not made a clothing purchase since last summer and that is unusual for me. I decided to make due and start wearing the clothes hanging there already. We used to live that way and it is about time we stopped spending for no reason and make do with what we have.

A little history here in the clothing line. I was the youngest of 3 girls in my family. My Mother used to sew for us when she had time and someone gave her a peach-rose colored wool and she made 3 identical coats with brown velvet collars and bought us brown velvet hats for our Easter outfits.
Well guess who wore the same colored coat for what seemed like a lifetime.
Then I am sure they were passed down to a cousin or friend with a younger child. I have a picture of me in one of the coats that I should look up when I get home and put on line.


1 comment:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'd be willing to bet that to this day you hate anything peach coloured?