Friday, April 20, 2007

Another thrift story

Yesterday I enjoyed a day with my mother in law. She came down with FIL because he had a conference across town. I had been wanting to take her to my favorite thrift store forever, so I finally did yesterday. She was so impressed with it. When we first walked up, we spotted this great play yard for Isaiah. Of course, the grandmother in her had to buy it for Isaiah. We put it on our deck yesterday and Isaiah loved it! I'm glad we found something that he'll actually stay in and play with! That means I can drink my margaritas without a kid pulling on my sleeve. Hee hee. Isaiah kept kissing the mirror on it. How cute??


Here are my sewing finds from yesterday. I got this great big bag of buttons for $1.95 and they were even separated into colors! I was so glad to find this bag because sadly, I do not have a lot of colored buttons. I just love buttons, but who doesn't?!?! Actually, this was only about half the bag too.



I found a huge bag of thread, which is great because it's always so expensive and I go through a lot of it. There was also another bag of rick-rack and bindings. I'm starting to wonder if this all came from one person. Does any one know what middy braid is? There was two packages of that too.


We also went out to lunch for my birthday. The funny thing about this is that every year my in-laws always think my birthday is on April 20th, but it's really on the 25th. (I turn the big 2-5 on the 25th, which I think is funny, but it seems no one else does!) So we had a good laugh about that and enjoyed our lunch at Olive Garden. I haven't been there in so long, but they just built a new one by our house and it's really convenient.

My MIL also helped me to reorganize our bedroom. It is basically the one room that has not been put together since we moved into our house. Boy am I glad that she was up for that challenge. She has a really good eye for design and made some great suggestions as to where to put the furniture. Now I'm sitting in my nice reorganized room and I'm feeling so relieved that it's not completely cluttered. I said to her, "I wish I had taken a picture of what it looked like before." And her response? "I think you should just forget about the before and remember the after." Hmm.. was it really that bad?

Not only did she spend hours helping me fold laundry and move furniture, but she also weeded 3 flower beds in our front yard. And planted some snapdragons. And mulched it. Wow, how luck am I?

For dinner with met up with my FIL and brother in law at Outback. My husband picks up a couple of nights a week for extra cash so I can be a stay at home mommy for the time being. So, of course his parents wanted him to be our server. It is so funny to have him wait on us. I love watching him interact with the customers! I am grateful, though, that he is willing to work those extra hours for me to be able to stay home. Thank you Johnny!

Yesterday was truly a great day. I'm excited because this weekend my parents are coming to visit me from NY. We have lots of great things planned (maybe even a thrift store outing) and it looks like the weather is going to be really nice!
Thanks for all your suggests for fabric places. I'll be doing a lot of research today!

12 comments:

lera said...

Sounds like you had a great day with your in-laws. Your MIL sounds like a gem. Folding laundry, organizing, weeding. Oh my.

Enjoy your weekend with your parents.

Heidi said...

What neat buttons! They look so pretty in the photo. Sounds like a wonderful day--thrifting, help around the house and you didn't have to cook! :)

Anina said...

This is so funny! I was looking for button storage ideas online and, of course, got completely side tracked and ended up on eBay. Search this item number if you love buttons: 220104361176. It is AMAZING and I wish I could justify buying them...

Karyn said...

*GASP* Look at those buttons!!!!!! It sounds like you did indeed have a great day with your MIL. Have a super weekend!

Artsy Momma said...

Its official I have thrift envy oh and MIL envy!

LeeAnn said...

Your MIL sounds very cool and I liked her response to the before and after pictures. I hope I am that lucky tomorrow when I go thrifting!

kirsten said...

nice finds!
those buttons are amazing! love them and the trims!

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Oh my goodness, that photo of your little one kissing the mirror is just so sweet!!! They're so adorable at that stage.

That's hillarious about your inlaws/bday mixup!!! That totally sounds like something I would do - I can't even remember our anniversary. (I'm awful with dates, names and numbers!)

Gosh you've been scoring some grrrreat stuff from the thrift store lately!

Breanna said...

Love the buttons! Your MIL sounds like a true treasure. The photo of your son is so sweet.

Natasha said...

Wow what a wonderful mother-in-law, and the thrift finds are great!!

Happy almost golden Birthday!! Nothing like turning a quarter of a century-grin-and on the 25th no less, I too, would get a great kick out of that!!!

John said...

You're welcome Katie...It also seems that people like my mother! She has her good points.

Sarah said...

Oooo... a bevy of beautiful buttons! I'm jealous!