Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Since the budget I had would make a "shoestring budget" look extravagant, I was really limited in what I could buy for supplies. I decided to go with an "old book" theme for the event, and used pages from a $1 Swedish dictionary as the base for most of the crafts.
I created table runners by gluing pages of the dictionary together. This turned out to be the coolest, cheapest craft I've ever made.
For an extra pop of color, I created yarn balls using balloons, Elmer's glue, and water. You can find the tutorial here.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
(This is me studying...obviously)
The next couple weeks are going to be pretty busy for me. This is my last week of classes, followed by finals week. On May 8, I leave to go on a two week trip to His Mansion, a Christian rehab center in New Hampshire. I've never been to New Hampshire before, but I figure any state with "shire" in its name must be pretty cool.
(My luggage for when I return from Hogwarts)
I am going with a group of Psychology students from my school, the first week, we will just be working (His Mansion is a working farm) and helping out. The second week, we will be taking a class. I was pretty sad when I found out I wouldn't be able go back to Ohio to the homeless shelter I've worked at the past two summers, so I'm glad I get to be involved with this ministry for a couple of weeks.
(Summer? My sister? More luggage?)
So, my sister will have to hold down the blog by herself for two weeks. But when I return, it will be summer and I will actually have time to craft and cook and post about fun things. Yay!
(Please pretend my pictures are relevant)
Monday, April 25, 2011
This year, the gift was (at least in my opinion) the best ever- a $75 gift card to Willy Street Co-op (our local grocery co-op), a re-usable grocery tote, and a cookbook. Even though I don't usually get all my groceries at Willy Street (too expensive for my blood), I was psyched to have $75 worth of free money to spend there. I thought about savoring it, and only using little bits of it at a time, but true to style, I ended up spending the entire gift card on my first trip there.
I ended up with a tote full of awesome food that I couldn't wait to try.
Bang for the Buck- What I Got