It was a good Thursday

Yesterday was fun but unfruitful in my search for a few items to put up for sale online. I decided that I wanted to check out a Goodwill store in an upper class neighborhood but I didn’t have any luck. Aidan and I took the little kids with us for the adventure. We had a nice ride through some really beautiful neighborhoods and then had a nice lunch before heading back home. I was disappointed that I didn’t find anything but that certainly didn’t ruin my day.

Later in the evening Regina and I went out to run a few errands and we had a lot of fun being goofy in another thrift store. We didn’t find anything in there worth buying but it was fun to act silly. Then we went to Michael’s craft store to pick up leafing supplies.

I am going to add more goldleaf to the lamp I did a few months ago. It looks pretty now but it definitely needs more to look it’s best. I also have another lamp that I picked up and want to cover in silver leaf and then antique the finish. It will look really nice I think! I’ll take pictures :)

Regina is going to be doing her own leafing on some art work she has drawn. I can’t wait to see it. She is a fantastic artist and I love her work, I’ll share that too if she lets me :)

After Michaels we stopped in a clothing consignment shop, where I was hoping to get a pair or two of pants. That didn’t work out and I really need to loose aa lot of weight. We followed that realization with buying sweatpants at Target and eating Taco Bell.

Marshal got his driver’s permit yesterday and let me tell you — holy shit I have two kids who can drive. Seriously, a 17 and 18 year old. I can’t believe it. Especially because I also have two toddlers. How crazy is that?  It makes my head spin.

Speaking of Marshal, I’ve gotta go get him up for school. I hope you all have a happy Friday! I’ll be working today and I can’t wait to get in and see all of the new stuff that I’ll want to buy :)




Diaper Cakes for the Newbies

Aside from all of the bad things that have been occupying my mind and time some good has also been going on around here. There were two new babies added to the family! Both babies are boys and for each of the baby showers I made pretty awesome diaper cakes.

These were a lot of fun to put together and with Regina’s help they were also easy. The first one was for my sister in law. She didn’t know what she was having so we did a gender neutral theme:

I am quite proud of this and think it turned out adorable considering I had never made one before :)

The second one we made was for my niece who knew she was having a boy. We were going for a Hungry Caterpillar theme but then just went with Eric Carle in general:

I told Aidan that I’d love to make these and sell them! I don’t know if people would buy them though and they are very expensive to make. They take time with shopping and setting up so I don’t know how much profit I’d see for it to be worth it.

Each cake averaged $95 just to make so.. I guess I could look for better deals for the goodies online in bulk to cut costs back but I don’t even know if there is even a market for these. It would be so much fun though! I wish I knew more people who were having babies!