With spring break coming up, I figured I had been saving my pennies long enough and decided to buy some of the books in my sidebar. I'm hoping to spend lots of time reading and sewing next week. Sew What and Sew U are on their way. It's going to be hard to keep my hands off these until next week! The Lotta book, which arrived today, is sitting on my freshly painted new table/desk. To brighten up our office, I'm filling it with white furniture, and it feels so clean.
One of the pieces is an old nightstand my grandfather gave me. It was a dark oak laminate that I wasn't too crazy about. I have fallen in love with it in white, though. Until now, we've painted most of our hand-me-down furniture black, but I love the serene look of Anna's bedroom. Hoping to hang shelves and get it all put back together this weekend so that I can enjoy my week off! Only 4 more work days--and one's a field trip!
By the way, did you know that you can cash in your coins at a coinstar machine for amazon money? There are lots of other companies that participate, too. Coinstar doesn't take the usual 10% or so, so you get the full value of your coins. Since E puts his change in a jar at the end of the day, it seems like the stuff we order from amazon is free. So you see, I really had been saving my pennies!