The weekend is almost over and for the first time in a long while I can say that this weekend did NOT fly by! Not in a bad way though! Travis went to the coast this weekend with his dad and friend to go fishing. So the kids and I had the whole weekend to play and do whatever.
Something about him being gone makes the days seem SO inredibly long! And it doesn't help that for some reason the kids feel like they need to get up at 6 every morning when he's gone?! Yesterday morning they woke up at 6...I cleaned the house...we played outside...I hung laundry on the clothes line...we ate lunch...and then I called my mother-in-law to see if she wanted to join us at the pool. I told her we had already eaten lunch and were ready to go whenever. She acted surprised that we had eaten lunch so I glanced at the clock and it was only 10:45. :)
After naps yesterday I took the kids for icecream at Braums to burn a little time. We only burned 10 minutes because they both ate their icecream in record time. Tricia (my mother-in-law) and I were talking today about how when the Texas heat hits you can either go swimming or you need to stay inside. Going on walks, to the park, playing outside are pretty much out of the question when the heat picks up. That is unless you choose to die of a heat stroke.
The past two weekends I have found some fabulous treasures at garage sales!
I found this dresser last weekend for $10! My tentative plan is to use it in either the living room to put our tv on or in the dining room as a serving piece. I'm still not sure what color I'm going to paint it. I'm leaning toward a pale blue or cream with distressing.
I found this tray (not sure what it really is?) for $5 yesterday. It's very big (over 3 ft long), heavy and well built. The handles on either side are made out of navy rope. My plan for it is to put it along the center of my kitchen table with perhaps some thick pillar candles in it. Not sure yet... any ideas?
I have been wanting white dishes for over a year. The dishes we currently have are Fiestaware that I have collected over the years. I love them but was wanting something a little more simple and plain. I've looked at white dish sets here and there but haven't wanted to spend the money. I found all of these white dishes for $10 yesterday! The best part is once I brought them home and began to wash them I discovered about half of them are Ironstone dishes!
Last but not least I would love to hear your opinions and thoughts on the following subject.
Do you think the bride should pay for the bridesmaids' dresses or the bridesmaids foot the bill themselves?
My younger sister has been asked to be in several weddings and I was surprised that both brides asked her to pay for her own dress and shoes. In my opinion if you as the bride are going to ask someone to be in your wedding you should at least buy their dress for them. I understand that can get expensive when buying dresses for quite a few girls but that's where you draw the line as to how many bridesmaids you can have. Perhaps it wouldn't be as bad if you as the bride picked a color and had all the bridesmaids find a dress they loved and would wear again.
You definitely don't have to be rich to buy your bridesmaid dresses. I found mine on Amazon.com for $40 a piece! And we found shoes at Payless for $8 a pair! In my opinion they all looked beautiful! So what are your thoughts on this? I personally think it's very tacky...perhaps I'm just old-fashioned in my thinking. Is it something that everybody is doing these days?
Here are my bridesmaids in their dresses. We got married in October so I chose a dark chocolate brown for their dresses.
The babes are napping and Trav is finally on his way home! I'm thinking pizza delivery is on the menu for tonight!
Hope everybody had a great weekend!!!