Next I decided to hit up Hobby Lobby. Their picture frames were 50% off this week and since I finished painting the pictures for the boy's room last night I decided to head out and see what I could find. I found three great frames, originally 19.99 each - 50% - an additional 10% for some scratches (very small, but the frames weren't protected in plastic) = 7.99 a frame. Awesome! Don't even hesitate to ask for a discount if something isn't in mint condition. The scratches were very minor and can be filled in with a Sharpie, so they were well worth it. Once I get the pictures hung I'll post some pictures.
Oh and while I was Hobby Lobby I picked up some rings so that I could finally finish this piece of jewelry I started awhile back. A friend of mine got me interested in jewelry making a few years ago, but we never had a chance to take a class and kind of lost touch. However, a different friend and I managed to make time late last summer and take a basic bead class. Since then I've learned a few different styles of jewelry making. However, I really want to tackle some of the more complex designs and I really want to learn to metal stamp, but for now, this is the most recent piece of jewelry I've made.
|Worn as single strand.|
|Worn as double strand.|
Finally came home and did some bills. The hubs has been great at taking over the bills this last year, but since I'm off for the summer I figured I'd return the favor and do the bills for a few months. Although, I told him today, he can have the responsibility back after this. With the new baby and working full time I'll have no interest in sitting down and doing bills.
On another side note, the hubs was accepted into the Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management program here at the local college. School begins August 23 and he is sooo excited. It's amazing to see him truly passionate about something again. After being laid off for so long and having had such a rough year trying school (and not liking his first couple choices of majors) it's awesome to see him so motivated again. I'm sure it's an ego boost to finally feel like you know where you're going. So with a new career in the works for him, school, work for me, and the baby we're sure to have an interesting few years. Wish us luck!