Saturday, August 12, 2017

Week of August 6th

Sunday: I basically lounged around watching youtube and tried not to aggravate my blisters.
I did make a few things, I started doing my Screw It and Do It challenge in one of the notebooks I picked up at the dollar tree on Saturday.
Screw It and Do It Challenge:
 Mini unicorn/fairy pocket letters:
 2nd one:
 3rd one:
 Monday: I don't really know (my plan with these weekly updates was to type each day on the day and publish at the end of the week, but today is Thursday, so I have to go back and remember what I did, and I don't do a lot outside of work and art).
I did get some cool mail though,
Alphabet stickers:
 More alpha stickers
And more
I also received my under the sea flip book:
And went to work, which was pretty uneventful.
I made my Screw It and Do It challenge after I got home:
Tuesday, I had to do training for one of my other jobs that afternoon, so I got up and did my Screw It and Do It Challenge early:
I also created an altered picture frame:
I went to work and came home about supper time, I found some interesting mail.
Flower washi:
and put together all the swaps I had to mail the next day. I mailed out my mini unicorn/fairy pocket letters, a RAK package, the altered picture frame and
A back to school pocket letter:
I spent less than $20 on postage which is always my goal. I went grocery shopping and came home. I'm not really into routine in what I eat, but I am enjoying buying the packaged salad that is about to expire and using the $1 off coupon and having salad for a couple days in a row. I'm not a huge salad person, so this is pretty good for me. This week I bought the salad, some green goddess salad dressing (I'm not sure what's in it, but it's pretty good), tortilla strips (in place of the croutons that are so rough they bug my mouth) and mushrooms, I meant to pick up some shredded cheese. I had frozen chicken, so I warmed that up and put it in my salad. It's pretty good.
I also made my Screw It and Do It Challenge:
I admit, I made it wicked late at night. I also whipped out a What did you want to be when you grew up pocket letter:
I always wanted to be a cop. I watched a lot of police shows: New York Undercover, Pacific Blue, Nash Bridges, Walker Texas Ranger. I remember reading an old journal and I said I wanted to be a police officer. I do have my degree in criminal justice, but the closer I got the more I realized it's not what I wanted. I'm still not sure what I want to be/do, but it's not a cop. I do still love reading true crime and about cop's lives and movies and TV shows about police officers, one of my favorites is Third Watch, but I don't actually want to do that for a living.
Thursday: my mail came exceptionally early. I found a few things in it,
A rainbow pocket letter:
and a thank you package for something I sent out:
I also made my Screw It & Do It Challenge:
 My co-worker gifted me this bag of vintage buttons and sewing stuff:
 Work was uneventful, but we did get free hot dogs.
Friday: I started my long work month at the bookstore. It was a little slow, and I was staring at their chocolate that was on sale, so on my break I picked some up:
 I spent about $17 for it. I didn't like the honey bar, but the rest are pretty good, I haven't tried the tiny ones yet.
I try to have all my stuff together so I can just go from one job to the next but as I was leaving in for the bus that morning, I realized I left my library key card at home, so I had to go back home in between jobs, so I went to the grocery store and got my lunch stuff for the next week or so. By the time I made it in to the library it was almost time for work, so I had to hurry through lunch and changing my clothes. Thankfully it was a pretty slow day.
I made my Screw It & Do It Challenge:
 Saturday: I went to a few sales. My first two were busts, I found this koozie on my way to another one:
 I found all these jewelry pieces at a surprise sale:
 I spent $4 there, I like picking up jewelry and then tearing it apart and using the pieces on artwork. The next one was also a bust, I had another one on my list that said it didn't start until 4pm, but I thought I'd see if they mistyped, nope.
This was the next sale:
 They had quite a few stamps, but I don't use a lot of stamps. The two ice cream cones are actually luggage tags, but I thought I could use them as tags on art work. I haven't checked to see if the stationery set is all there yet. I picked up more scissors cause I'm always losing mine. And more jewelry. I spent $5.50 here.
The next sale I wasn't going to go to, because these people put on multiple sales but after seeing a picture of jewelry, I thought I'd check it out.
 The pens I picked up because I signed up to do a Halloween loaded bag. I can't pass up stickers, love the lace and Olaf and the dragons. I bought the owl earrings to pull apart for art. I spent $3 at this sale.
The last sale I wasn't going to go to, because it was a bit out of the way, I got a late start and I have to work this afternoon. I'm very glad I went, though.
 That whole box of washi was $1, the journal was $1 and the rest was free. The person running the sale said she was selling some stuff for a friend and mostly everything was not priced. She asked what the box was, so I don't think she knew what washi goes for, I was prepared to spend $3 for it. All the stuff in the bottom of the photo came in a plastic bag and I just wanted it for the penguin sticker. The journal is a color your own, I'm not big on journaling or coloring, but sometimes I like to just pull out my gel pens and color a little bit. I figured it was a good price for that.
These were all a quarter each. I certainly don't need more owl stuff, I don't really have a place for these. I picked up the elephant for my boss. I ended up spending $3 at this sale.
My bag was pretty full when I got home and I spent $16 and walked about 5 miles. 
I got a thank you card and
A mini fairy/unicorn pocket letter in the mail: 
Work was pretty uneventful until we closed and we had a small child in the library but no parent. She left with a police officer and I hope they found the parents.
While walking home I realized how tired my feet were, I made my Screw It & Do It Challenge:
And I am now sitting for the rest of the evening. I'm sure there will be more sitting before and after work tomorrow.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Week of July 30th

Can you believe it's almost August? Which also means it's been a year since I moved into my new place.
Sunday: Mostly lounged around. Got a few movies watched, finished a couple art projects.
Summer flip book:
 An under the sea flip book:
 Monday: I got up and looked at my bank account, bad idea. Apparently I got a lot of bills at the end of July. So, I went to Hobby Lobby for one last shopping trip before I try a no spend. They were having their Paper Studio and Stampabilities 50% off sale, I found a couple new paper pads that I didn't buy:
 Love the greenery and the flamingoes in this one.
 I like the cut aparts and the feathers in this one, but I wasn't going to buy it for two papers. I was kinda hoping they'd have a single sheet of the feathers.
I also found this really cute fairy house:
 I was looking for fairy things for an upcoming swap, but apparently fairy ephemera does not exist.
Here's what I picked up:
 paper. I saw both the paper pads on people's hauls and was very excited that they came in. Fruit Tart paper pad, I'm in love with this one, though I'm not sure how I'll use it. Last year DCWV had a similar paper pad with a citrus theme. A Pink Passport paper pad, loving this one as well, there's a few designs that I'm not really interested in. I'm thinking of making a pocket letter with the girl on the first page. I also picked up some single papers. The cameras, umbrellas and animals are all 12x12. The botanicals, cacti and tickets are 8.5x11. All the paper is computer weight paper. I keep collecting succulent and cacti stuff, I really need to do something with it.
 I love the butterflies, they are so dainty. The Paris ones I picked up to go with the paper pad. The two clearance ones I really wanted a few weeks ago when I was there and they didn't have the new paper pads, but I was so annoyed I didn't buy anything then. The Halloween jars are just cute. Again, cacti, I have a tendency to pick apart the layered ones, with this set, I have two sets of each cacts, plus 9 extra flowerpots. I also wanted the jars from a few weeks ago. I was hoping there was more fall stuff I was interested in.
I didn't find any fairy stuff and since I saw a Dollar Tree haul from someone that had found some fairy stuff, I wandered over there.
I saw this cute box:
 and then talked myself in to buying it:
Fairy stickers, these are huge and would fill up one pocket each. Birthday bash gift bag, I picked it up because it looks like a boom box. The composition notebook says smile with a camera on it, I couldn't pass it up. The box. I picked up the art stickers because I loved them. The sticker kits are something I've never seen before, very cute and I couldn't pass up the owl keychain.
Work was uneventful, but I did get a couple things in the mail
Patriotic pocket letter:
 And a thank you card:
 Tuesday: I watched movies/youtube all morning. I finally made it to crafting in the afternoon and made a few things.
Pocket letter:
 Altered index card:
A fruity pocket letter:
 Wednesday: I opened at the library, mailed my swaps, and stopped in at the grocery store.
I also made my altered index card for the day:
 I also finished a back to school pocket letter:
 My computer gave me this cute caterpillar as the screen saver:
 Thursday: I made my index card:
 Got a fairy pocket letter in the mail:
 And closed at the library.
Friday: I went garage saleing, I found this cute little decoration in someone's yard:
 and didn't find anything to buy. I did try out my new shoes, which was a bad idea when I walked 3.78 miles, and had two pretty big blisters when I got home and of course I had to work that afternoon, and almost all my shoes would aggravate them.
I did get a pen swap in the mail:
 And found another sale to stop off after work, a church that's almost right across the street from the library was having their annual sale. I was excited to see they changed their hours on Friday to close at 7, so I could go after work.
 all three bags were $0.75 cents, I basically bought them for the cat bag, I thought it would be fun to send in a swap. I also like the sunset one at the top and I thought I could alter the canvas one at the bottom. I picked up three containers of beads for a quarter each. There's also a fairy necklace and stick pin in the picture. The necklace was $1, and they threw in the pin for free.
 I've been looking for fairy ephemera, and I guess it's not really a thing right now, I did find this great picture frame for 50 cents. The stickers were together and were a quarter.
 I think I felt a bit bad because of my blisters and because I didn't find anything at the sales this morning. The guinea pig, frog and jack o lantern were 50 cents each. The orange emoji was free and the shopkins was a quarter. I spent a grand total of five dollars.
I want to go out in the morning to a couple more sales, but if it's chilly like it was this morning, it won't happen. My boots work ok with not bothering my blisters, but I believe my flip flops are the only footwear that won't bother them at all.
I also created my index card for the day:
Saturday: I went to another garage sale. I just put some bandaids on with my flip flops and went along my way.
Picked up a few toys:
 got all that for a buck.
I saw this sweet Mustang on my way home:
 Found a few swaps in my mailbox,
Flower washi:
 summer flip book:
 alpha stickers:
and went to work.
I went out to eat with my mother at a new Italian place, which was right next to the Dollar Tree, I needed a new loofah, some Cherry Coke for work (because people and things), and bandaids. While I was there I wanted to see if they had any fairy stickers (still looking for those), they didn't. I noticed Halloween appeared though, so I picked up a few items:
 I haven't seen these stickers before.
Here are the boring things:
 and a few felt stickers. I certainly don't need more notebooks but I couldn't pass up the hydrangeas, plus it had 3 notebooks in the pack. I chose a fun loofah this time because the last two I bought came apart really easily, and I don't want to stop buying them at the Dollar Tree. You're supposed to replace them every month, so I can't really justify spending more than a dollar on them. I picked up some bigger bandaids and pretty color ones.
Here's the individual notebooks:
They are way too pretty. I decided to use the lilac one for my Screw It and Do It challenge, here's what I made:
 I also got some interesting mail, alpha stickers:
 and some flower washi: