Monday, November 10, 2008

Awesome Bargains and a Busy Weekend!

Wow what a weekend! On Saturday I went to this awesome warehouse scrapbook sale and found some pretty good deals. I got this frame for $5. I was pretty excited. Another girl had one that was black and had a mirror in the middle but of course this was the only thing left. In case you can't tell how big it is, the picture opening is 10"x10". I love it. I got another smaller metal frame that's burgundy that had the glass broken so they gave it to me for $1. It was awesome.
I also got a couple vinyl sayings. They were each about $2-$3 a piece. This "Enjoy!" one was meant for the kitchen but I thought it looked cute above these pictures.I also got this one for the girls' room. In case you can't see it, it says "I see the moon and the moon sees me, God bless the moon and God bless me." I thought it was cute. I also got a Christmas one that says "Christmas, It's the most wonderful time of the year". It was $3 and retailed for $30. I'd say that's a good deal.
After a fun day of shopping I headed to the detention center to prep for the annual Etiquette dinner. We planned for about 150 again this year. I made these yummy pork chops for the entree. Everything turned out pretty good. My cute dad sent me these gorgeous flowers for helping.
I also got to take home one of these awesome centerpieces. Jodi Porter in my parent's stake is amazing and always does amazing things with flowers. I thought these were really cool. She said she got them at Taipan in case you're interested.
In other news, Sunday was a big day because Doug got called to be the Young Men President. He just can't seem to get away from that calling. He has the same counselors as the last president. I'm still going to teach primary but a different class and as far as I know I'll still do Activity Days.

Finally, here's a random video of my stair climber I took a few weeks ago. She has since taken a tumble down the last few steps and refuses to climb them again. Silly girl.


ottspot said...

good job Jo! Your decorations look awesome! I saw the retail stickers on the bottom of the vinyl when I got home and thought "sweet!"

The Favorite said...

Ah, the video was not available and I wanted to see that little cutie so bad- stairs!!
Congrats to Doug on the calling and congrats to Jo on the great bargains! I LOVE the pumpkin too-lucky!

Melissa said...

Congratulations Doug! You will do great (again). I told Brandon and he said, "lets make sure to move before they call me to be YM president". Cool crafts and awesome deals! Show the christmas one when you finish. That pumpkin is awesome! How do they make that?? And I love the flowers again, dad is the cutest. The video works and she is adorable! I can't believe she can already climb stairs!?!? But I bet it helps that your house even has then (and a basement--oh I wish we had one)

Jennifer Lyn said...

Looks like a fun weekend! I love finding deals! And as always, your house looks great. Congrats on the new calling Doug!

The Ullery Family said...

All last night I kept meaning to ask how your dinner had gone. I'm glad it seemed to go well. Thanks for the adult conversation last night. I love spending time with your family.