We travelled to Massachusetts last weekend to be with Ben’s family. His sister is home from her first semester of college at BJU, and his brother was off work for a week. We had a great time together!
There were a couple of special treats in this trip for me. First, I finally got to meet Amber Jones. Amber’s parents are Pastor & Mrs. Neiner – from the church where Ben grew up and his parents are members. I went to college with Amber’s brother Doug, and I know her brother John and his wife Erin pretty well. But I had never met Amber.
Amber and I have been stalking each other on Pinterest for a while. I was so glad that she was in town when I was, so that we could hook up. It was a quick visit, but it felt like I had known her for a long time. We have many of the same interests. Amber is the first “internet” friend that I have been able to meet in person too!
My second treat was hitting the thrift stores. I have been pinning DIY ideas all over Pinterst, but I didn’t have the access to cheap and thrifty second hand items to make them work. Ben and I left the kids with “Grandma Fezzi” (you can ask me about that story later), and headed out on our own.
I didn’t have anything specific in mind, but I wanted to gather some supplies to have on hand for my next crafty moment. I was pleased to find some new shoes, a grapevine wreath that I want to decorate for the spring, a picture frame to re-purpose, a basket, and a bread machine.
The bread machine was my great bargain. It looks nearly new, and was marked $9.99. That is $2 less than I paid for my other thrift store bread machine, which is slowly dying. When I got to the register, I found out it was a yellow tag item, making it 1/2 off! The first loaf is baking now, but it seems to be working great!
I hope to share some completed Pinterest projects with you sometime soon. First I have to complete them!!!