Thursday, September 13, 2007

Post 6 of 6

After our day in Granbury, we came home and picked up the boys once they got out of school. Then we went into Fort Worth. I went to Hobby Lobby, Randey and the boys headed over to the mall.

Don't you love this "Autumn Tree"? Hobby Lobby has it set up at the entry to their store. You know how you see something and a "light bulb" suddenly goes off in your head? That's what happened to me, when I saw this. We have about 6 or 7 Christmas trees in this house, some stored in the garage rafters, the rest up in the attic. How awesome would it be to do an Autumn tree every year? I think it makes perfect sense. It's a battle every October to stop myself from digging out the Christmas decorations. I think putting up a tree like this might help me stifle that urge. Is this convincing anyone? I hope so because it's the argument I plan on using to Randey and the boys when I ask them to dig me out a tree. lol Also at Hobby Lobby this week, a sale on garland. I felt that we needed more garland. A lot more garland. Unfortunately, my checkbook thought we needed just a little more garland. And while I argued with it for awhile, it won. So I only bought 6 things of the beautiful green stuff. And some picks. Some really bright and shiny picks to weave through the garland. This picture doesn't really do justice to how glittery these picks are. The seagull in me almost went berserk. So bright. So shiny. Ummmm.
And these picks, pictured below. Aren't they awesome? They look like ice...I get chilly just looking at them. lol
And finally, here's a pictures of some of the things I bought yesterday. I'm embarrassed to say this, but I was pretty darn nice to myself for my birthday!
I finally got those Christmas pillows I've been admiring from Granbury. And the metal scarecrow was a steal at $6 and see those little leaf plates? $1 each. Although I almost had to wrestle the clerk at Walgreens to get her to give me the sale price, but let's not go there. Arguing with little gray haired ladies with sweet Texas twangs brings a certain kind of shame all it's own, you know what I mean?

And now...well now, the excitement of the birthday is over. The adventure of balancing the checkbook begins. I'll probably be laid out on the couch afterwards, suffering from the "vapors" once I come to the full realization of just how good of a time I actually had yesterday!


  1. OK...disregard my earlier question...Fort Worth told me all I needed to!!
    I actually lived in Temple TX for 5 years from 1990-95...I worked at the Scott and White Clinic...have you ever heard of it?

    Ahhh...Hobby it!! My daughter has a friend that does a fall tree in her formal dining room...very pretty but I'm thinking way too much trouble....
    I likes your icey picks!!

  2. Hey Kari!! Happy Belated Birthday girlie!!! Sorry I missed your big day.....please forgive me!?!?!? I have no idea where yesterday went but it was over before I knew it! You got some awesome goodies for your big day err ummm.......I mean season :o) I am totally envious of all your Brighton goodies!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Now, I don't mind putting up a Christmas tree in November and leaving up till January 6th, but putting up a fall tree and then having to take that sucker down and put up another tree? Really? Why not just throw a sheet over the fall tree and put the Christmas tree in front of's all too much work for me,but the Christmas tree is a must matter what

  4. Haha!!!! I am still laughing at your 'it's the seagull in me' comment!!!!
    Anyway, it sounds like you had a fab birthday, and how sweet of your family to choose such great gifts!!! I really enjoyed your 6 posts-felt like I was gatecrashing along with you!! And I LOVE the cushions, especially the Christmas tree shaped one!! xx

  5. Oh my I am exhausted reading the 6 posts! I'm so pleased you had a good time. Now a Spring tree I could go for! I love Spring! For me at the moment decorating means getting years of wallpaper off the dinning room walls!!

  6. Love the Autumn tree! Good idea.


  7. I'm decorating for fall, this week, so I might just have to see about getting one of our many many many trees out and give a fall tree a try!

    We were at a homearama tour a few years ago. There was a fall tree set up in the dining room....hmm...I think I know, just which tree...I'll dig out!


  8. Robin~Thrifty Miss PrissSeptember 14, 2007 at 3:29 PM

    Wow! What a birthday you had! Happpy Belated Birthday! Mine was the next day after yours! :)

  9. ooooh pretties I hope you did have a good B-day we had quite a scare here DH had a very severe reaction to meds and was sooo ill so I was only able to do essential things but all is well:>


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