Friday, August 12, 2011

WITL Day 6 and 7

I was looking back at my last WITL post and I put day 6 when really it was day 5.  I need to stop doing things before my coffee in the morning!!!  I probably mislabeled all my days haha.  Geez Louise!  My day 6 and 7 were uneventful. 

I didn't even take pictures!

Wednesday:  Got up early again, hung out with Zoe and then headed off to work.  Now on Tuesday I got those awesome plates to make platters with, well on Wednesday I ran back to the thrift store and got the rest.  I haggled the guy (yeah not really) and got the big plates down from $1.49 to a buck.  There were three left so I saved like $1.50.  Not bad.  I then got green glass candle holders.  It looks so pretty the green with the fine china plates!  When  I got home I just got lazy and sat around my apartment for the rest of the night.

Thursday:  I work nights on Thursdays, so I spend my days doing laundry and cleaning.  But I didn't really feel like doing that yesterday.  So I asked my friend if she wanted to go to ikea with us.  We were leaving at 11:30.  That left me 2 hours to get some cleaning done, so I wouldn't feel too guilty.  We headed to ikea and Zoe was too short to play in their playground, so we walked around.  My friend got a lot of things for her classroom and I got a lock for our fridge.  Richie found some chick-fil-a near Zoe's kitchen the other day and we hadn't been to Chick-fil-a in forever.  So she needs to be locked outta the fridge!  Then I bought some cute little bud vases for $.79 each.  I think they would look cute for platters :)  I'm obsessed!  After lunch at Ikea (which kids eat free Aug 1-21) we left and got some $1 ice cream on the way out.  Then we headed to hobby lobby.  Which was funny, because I was browsing a blog and she kept talking about hobby lobby and then my friend mentioned it. I didn't even know we had one by us.  So we headed there.  It was huge, like Joannes and Micheal's smashed together.  They were a little on the expensive side.  My friend who is not a crafter in any sense was not impressed, but they had Christmas decorations so I was super excited lol.  They had a bunch of cone trees covered and smothered in bright sparkly colors!  I feel in love haha.  So after that we headed home. Zoe was a grump.  I took a quick 30 minute nap before I headed into work. 3 hours later I was phased.  Fine by me.  I headed home and relaxed the rest of the night. 

I had fun doing this little project.  I think I will do it periodically.  Like maybe during the holidays.  Just to see how every ones celebrations went.  Now I am off to work again :(

*Allie

4 comments:

  1. Ok so I have to know how do you make cake platters from plates?? Do you just glue the candlesticks to the bottoms???

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  2. Cannot wait to see photos of the cake stands! Especially with the beautiful plates you got the other day. I wish I had an ikea closer I haven't been in ages. Maybe before the summer is over I'll take that 1 1/2 hour drive to Philly ikea.

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  3. I've never been to Ikea. I thought the closest one was in Philidelphia, which is like 400 miles away from me... But I guess there's one in Pittsburgh. That's only 90 miles away :) Maybe I'll take the trip down sometime and go.

    We just got a Hobby Lobby store in Erie. That's the closest 'big' city to me. It's about 45 miles away. I LOVE IT. We have a JoAnn's just in the next town over where I work and it's okay -- but Hobby Lobby is amazing.

    Please keep up the blog!!!! I LOVE all your crafts!

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  4. yes melissa, its super easy. I use e-6000 glue, it works for several surfaces. then I scour thrift stores for glass (either clear, white or anything color really) candlestick holders. If I cant find any good ones there, then I get them from the dollar store. I tried spray painting and didnt come out so well....I will make a post of my platters and all the details on a post. Its so easy. and its addicting. everytime I am out I have to buy plates!

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