Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Look what I found!

Ok, so yesterday was a nice day...... We reached 71 degrees yesterday. It felt so good. So I went outside to enjoy my day. I stopped and got some cappuchino and sourcream glazed donut from Crispy Creme (boy am I going to pay for it later), then I went to look at some boots I have been wanting, they are chocalate brown, wet leather with pleats, and they are still too steep for me right now. I spend a lot on my purses and shoes, but I still try to bargain shop. They are having a sales the second week in November, so I will try back again. I went to Wilson's to look for a leather coat, keyword look.....LOL Boy did they have some nice stuff. Honestly, I am in the process of trying to lose weight, so I really don't like shopping, so far I have lost 9 lbs and I have many, many, many more to go. I want to be in a size 8 or 10 and right now I am in between a 14/16. I was a 16, so its gradually happening, but I wished I could wave a magic wand and instantly drop about 30lbs......LOL Then I did the UNTHINKABLE....after promising myself no more scrap shopping I went to A Scrapbooker's Legacy here in Oak Lawn, and I was good! I exercised complete SELF CONTROL. It was not easy, but I did manage to buy something for a friend. Bonnie, that Journaler's notebook at the top is on it's way to you as I promised, enjoy!

Michaels was right down the street, so I said let me go there....I was so proud of myself that I did not spend much money at my LSS, so I could do it at Michaels (exercise self control). Hey, I am strong, it's all mind over matter. Yeah right! I got inside and I turned into a 2 year old, touching this, wanting that....I had a basket full of stuff. Then it clicked. Get only what you plan to use! I started removing stuff from my basket like a big girl. But still managed to get 2 idea books. YOu know I am an idea book junky! I found Scrap City, I have been wanting this book for the longest and another great looking book called Artist's Journals and Sketchbooks....Looks pretty good. I was searching for Visual Chronicles and Altered Imagery, but to no avail! I am going to just order from Amazon next week...... I also bought that cute scrapbook tote, for 40% off. That was deal! I looked around for crocheted flowers and felt flowers but couldn't find them....so I was pretty bummed! Any ideas where I can find either?????
So, you know I have caught this ALTERING BUG, found that cute little purse on clearance for 5 dollars and even though it is pretty as is, you know I gotta tweak it. I will probably end up altering the whole thing! LOL

I came home and cooked chili, finished up my laundry and hit the sheets. Didn't even crack open any of the books I bought. I think I will savor them over coffee at Borders tommorrow. I think I am going to get some me time, while dh is home with the kiddies.....My nerves are going to be fried by the time I make it home from trick or treating, so I am sooooooo going to need some me time. LOL

I am going to my mom's for pizza and a movie, after taking the children trick or treating. Then we are going to have to head home. I hate that Halloween is on a weekday. This is so NOT fun!



Gina (frazzledmom) said...

Way to GO, Dana!!!! I told ya you should get you some toys, and you did! I love your schtuff - lucky gal.

Have yourself an amazing Halloween.

adrienne said...

You did good girl!!!!

Brown English Muffin said...

Dana, Dana, Dana!!! Where oh where did you get the bag in the second picture from!! I LOVE it!!!

Good job on the self control...my version of self control is.."Well I can't take the money with me when I go to the grave!!"

BonnieRose said...

wow.. u got some great stuff... good for you.. Ms has some good books lately! Thks for the rak dana.. can't wait to get it! hugs,

Teresa said...

Hi Dana, I followed the link to your blog from 2Peas (*whispers* the buying thread) teehee! I have that tote from Michael's LOVE IT, plus you need it! I'm looking for that Journaling Notebook - lucky you!

Teresa (looptloop)

Karen Dinino said...

Hi! What do you think of Scrap City? I really liked seeing something DIFFERENT, and seeing different types of people who art journal/scrap! I thought it was cool to have a *man* do a book on scrapbooking, too. I wave that in front of my husband when he comments on the Michael's bills.
Thanks for sharing your finds!