I am a military wife and stay at home mother of four. Included in those four is a set of 6 year old twins. I love finding the best deal on anything and everything. I enjoy pretty and simple things. I love to take pictures and look at good photography. I enjoy doing so many things but I am not great at anything. The smallest of things can make me so happy and I am grateful for that because I know that so many are too busy to even notice them.
I usually try to be frugal. I am always looking for the best deal, or trying to get the most out of something. I buy myself clothes very rarely, and if I do it is definitely off of the 70% off rack. However I love pretty things. I like them in my house, on my children, on me. I have seen shoes that I felt very sad walking away from because they looked so perfect when I tried them on (this happened today). I actually took a picture of these shoes and sent it to my husband with a message much like you would find on a lost dog poster. I just don't want to spend much to have those pretty things. Actually if it's not at least 50% off I probably won't even look at it. Well I had to go shopping today(it was hard, but someone had to do it). I am a bridesmaid in my sister-in-laws wedding this month and had to buy shoes and a bra that worked with the strapless dress. I had a great time shopping and going out for lunch with my other sister-in-law, but I have a hard time swallowing the amount of money spent. I didn't go on a shopping spree or anything just what I needed (plus a small purse, but it was only $5 and very cute). So as I'm paying for this perfect bra and choking a little as I swipe my card, it all seemed OK after she packed it so nicely in the pretty pink bag complete with tissue paper, just like it was a little gift just for me. Then, she even sprayed it with a bit of perfume. YES she sprayed my shopping bag with perfume. When she handed it over it all seemed to be OK that I just spent that much. Really? What is it about that pretty bag that makes you forget about the small fortune you just spent. I got it home and took it out of the pretty bag to show "The Officer what I purchased and it was like opening up a gift (Aww thank you sales lady for this beautiful gift).
The kids at school, "The Officer" didn't have to be at work until 1 PM, so he made us breakfast (he makes a mean omelet) then off to the beach we went, just the two of us. I thought sending my last two off to Kindergarten was going to be harder. But I think it's working out quite nicely. The waves were huge today so it was fun to actually be able to get in them and play. I am usually up on the beach with the kids while "The Officer" plays in the waves with our oldest when the water is rough. I love spending time on the beach with the kids but it sure was nice just the two of us today. Of course I forgot my camera so no picture today. I'll remember next time.
Finally cleared the salt water from my nose and ears and a shower taken. Hubby is off to work and I am making homemade bread to have with dinner, then off to pick up the kids from school and then later soccer practice. What a good day.
I have been able to do a little crafting. I'm no pro but I enjoy it and get very excited when things turn out good. I made my sister in law those cute marble magnets that i have seen on so many other blogs. I had to make her something because last weekend I was at her house and threw away all the magnets on her refrigerator (because they were ugly). I've been friends with her since Junior High, she expects this from me. I made her Halloween ones, so I will have to make her more later, Oh what a shame huh. I didn't think to take pictures of them to show you but I liked them so much I will be making my own so I will post that picture when they are done. They were fun to make so watch out friends and family I think magnets for EVERYONE!