Here we go!
1.) It is no secret that I love books, and I I am not ashamed to say that I LOVE used books. Used books are a story all their own (and they are dirt cheap!!). I just bought (from Amazon.com) A Countess Below Stairs and An American Heiress . From what I understand they have kind of a Downton feel to them, and I spent next to nothing to get them. I will let you know more once I have a chance to read them, but I'm pretty excited!
2.) I ventured out to Goodwill this week, and I bought three items....you can see my post about them here....I'm a pretty
3.) Also from Goodwill, I bought this gorgeous purple dress.
I payed $12.00 for it, it was smaller than what I would normally wear, and it still had it's original tags on it.
this is a one hundred dollar dress! I couldn't pass up this kind of deal! I spent a looooooooooong time inspecting this dress, and I now have a wonderful (wearable!!!) skirt! (I will post a short tutorial later, it was pretty easy to do though).
|I know it looks uneven, but that is just the hi-low hem!!|
Have I mentioned how much I just adore Goodwill!
5.) I have begun to work on my vacation scrapbook. I bought a Smash Book, and it's pretty plain just as it is so I spiced things up a little bit by doing a Disney inspired theme on the cover.
6.) I bought the ingredients this week to make this recipe that Janssen posted. It is a vegan Thai Butternut Squash soup and it looks delicious! I can't wait to give it a try. I will let you know how it turns out! I have never tried anything like this before...but I love butternut squash, and any time that I can find some new way to cook with it I'm willing to try anything!
7.) I always try to find a good way to end these posts, something that sort of ties all of my random ramblings together. There is nothing that can do that this week. I think my post may be too random, however among the randomness there is beauty. Like the things that I find and buy at Goodwill. Someone looked at that odd yellow dress and tossed it out, but I can see the beauty in it....with some work the beauty comes out. Much like our Creator, we may not see beauty, or meaning in ourselves or other things, but with the Creator always sees the beauty in what we see as random, or meaningless.
Have a great Friday everyone, and a great weekend. Check back later in the week for those tutorials, I'll try to have them up so you can see the finished products.....if you're interested that is.