Matt is awesome.
First, he didn't mind when I told him I spent half of our remaining budget on crafts and picture frames (I not only picked up our pictures, but they are now framed too. Huzzah!)
And then he didn't even blink, when I told him for our date last week we were going to paint our dishes. I was so excited for this craft. I had been wanting to do it since Christmas, but we 1) didn't haven't the money, 2) didn't have the time to walk up to Michael's, or 3) we forgot (It was usually that one).
Last Thursday though, I had just finished taking a test, and figured I needed some lusting therapy. I went to the mall and TJmaxx, all happy, but then on my way back home, I saw the big SALE sign on Michaels. I conveniently had my wedding photos with me (I was planning on going by the thrift store to look for frames) and figured I might as well just look right? They had an awesome sale. The frames were only $3-$4 each, and I had coupons in my pocket which made them even cheaper. I figured since I was on a lusting trip I might as well look at the porcelain pen I had been wanting. They were on sale too! Michael's was clearing them out, so they were down to about a dollar each!
As Matt would say "Hot Dog!"
So here are the results of our hot date!
|Most of our creations!|
|I made four like this, so that I would still have something to match the rest of our plates.|
Other benefits; these will hopefully inspire our children to read more, and if they happen to break a plate we can just make more! (And more kids, cuz Michele will wring their necks!) Who needs designer plates? (And since you don't need them. Drop 'em off here! -- Michele)