Since I am now a “housewife” – or I guess technically a “condowife” – I am getting into fun new hobbies and am really excited that I am enjoying them 🙂
This weekend Debbie (my step mom) and I went shopping for bedspreads and tablecloths for my new little place and were only partially successful. I decided to buy large squares of fabric and hem them to make my own table cloths so that I would get exactly the colors I wanted, not just what the other stores happened to have. Lesson Learned: Stitching by hand takes a long time.
I am also getting ready to throw a bridal shower for my bff Rachel next weekend, the 27th, and am trying to practice decorating cupcakes. My first attempt was bad because I used frosting from a can and food coloring from a box. I’m learning I need to make my own frosting to get a better consistency and if I decide to get picky about the colors, I have to buy the nicer, darker coloring. I think I am going to try some out tonight. Here are a couple of videos that are getting me inspired to decorate ~
Here’s hoping they turn out okay. Maybe I’ll post some pictures later
Last but not least, the furniture purchasing is complete. I have furnished our living/dining room for just under $100 with craigslist expertise. Victory! I love everything I found and especially that I got it all at such a great deal!!!
Dining Table $20
Dining Chairs $30 for all four
Coffee Table $20 (refinished)
Side Table #1, $8 (refinished)
Side Table #2, $20 (vintage 1930’s)
Total = $98
Gotta love saving money in style! Best lesson to learn – be patient and be picky. Dont just buy something on craigslist because it is inexpensive, but wait, the perfect thing that is almost exactly what you wanted WILL come along. A drop leaf dining table? Check. 3 vintage looking tables for the living room? Check. Etc Etc. So proud and loving our new home.
Which gave me excuse to buy the ridiculously expensive bedspread from Anthropologie that I have been eyeing for 6 months? Hey, I tried but nothing was nearly as good or beautiful. At least I saved money everywhere else to offset the cost. And with a little nudging from my great mother in law and sisters in law, I just bit the bullet.
Couldn’t be happier!