yea so it has been snowing ALL DAY here - WTF? i mean i love snow but wow - before halloween? i don't even have pezza's winter coat and snowpants yet!
i did my usual grocery trip yesterday thank goodness. and let's talk about extreme couponing for a minute. now i will freely admit that i totally don't get it but i WANT to. so i decided i was going to be really smart this trip and search for coupons and look at sales ads on the web. i already had my list. so i spent a couple hours on this. i managed to find a number of coupons to take with me. i also looked up sales but the bottom line is - i am not going to drive around to three different places just for a sale - waste of time and gas money. i am also not going to buy something i don't need - i really only have the money to buy what i need right now.
BUT i did have several coupons so i was feeling quite smug with myself as i began shopping, carefully looking for the exact whatever the coupon specified. i would say a third of the items i had a coupon for were not in the store. so strike those off. several items i could get cheaper by buying a different brand and the few coupons i had left that i could use - well i forgot all about them while checking out. big giant FAIL on that one.
luckily we had nowhere to go so we have been laze-ing around the house all day. i got around to doing some stitching i have really been wanting to do. pezza picked out a pink sweater dress for xmas so i made her a matching barrette:
Felt On the Fly in pink, green and ivory (be sure to check out her bookmark kits as featured in Through the Craft Room Door's holiday issue). I cut the felt using spellbinders dies - cuts like a dream.