here and learn how you can organize a coat drive in your town.
In other related news, the budget is going fine. I took a trip to Michael's to get a few Valentine's Day craft supplies and paid with cash, staying well within my budget. Then I came home Saturday night and visited Flower Patch Farmgirl and saw this heart garland.
Ridiculous right? The hearts are made of sheets from a catalog. Genius.
And so if I was going to go out and blow my craft supply budget on a heart paper punch, I better get some use out of it. Luckily Shannan also made a book wreath using that same punch last year, so now I've just about recouped my costs of that heart paper punch when you factor in what it would cost to buy some garland and a wreath. It's almost a no-brainer right?
both images from Flower Patch Farmgirl
So back to Michael's I went to buy that punch and the Styrofoam wreath, armed with two 40% off coupons in hand. I am now $8 over my $20 craft budget for the month. Thanks a lot Flower Patch Farmgirl with your inexplicable love for Valentine's Day crafts and cute heart paper punch. I will now have to cut back in other areas this month to make my overall goal.
That's okay though. It's going to take a lot of punching to get all those hearts. Perfect excuse to sit my butt down on the coach and eat chips and watch Conan.
Are you all making anything sweet for V-Day?
Goodnight all, off to punch and laugh I go.
p.s. A huge thank you to all of you that took the time to leave a comment with some feedback and/or advice, or simply just some encouragement on where to take Playgrounds & Lollipops. I am working on responding to your comments via email, as well as dreaming up some new posts, and possibly a new series. Think 'Feel Good, Look Good' type of content. I have so many ideas swirling in my head, but I just need a couple of weeks to get organized and think things through. I am excited, but don't want to disappoint! Stay tuned...