Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Retail Therapy

On Saturday we took that family trip to IKEA. Since then I’ve been trying to put all the jazz I bought to use so I don’t have to spend the next 6 weeks feeling guilty about buying a lot of stuff for projects I’ll never get to. So far so good.

Ok, so these didn’t come from IKEA.  We dropped our car off at Sears for an oil change while we shopped and on the way up and out of the store I saw these.  My new slippers!  They’re the best.. the best!  Not to mention that all their Land’s End stuff was on sale PLUS an additional 30% off.  They were virtually free.  That makes them extra cozy.

How cute are these?  I stuffed them full of all of the miscellaneous items that float around on Chase’s dresser.  

I bought  plant stand to add a little height and interest to my not-dead plants in the living room.  I think planty likes it.

I hid a bunch of DVD’s inside the storage boxes and the baskets are full of bits of stuff that used to lie on the shelves collecting dust.  It’s hard to get a good shot but the new scheme appears to be working.  

Today we had to get out of the house for a while so I dropped some stuff off at the thrift store… and then poked around inside to replace my junk with someone else’s.  I found a cool guitar for Chase that’s just the right size for 3 bucks.  

I found this cute little wooden frog toy that Ben is trying to teach her to give massages with.  

I also picked up the slate and the counting bears but they didn’t come from the thrift store.  They’re not counting beard, they’re farm animals but the concept is the same.  I’m have some ideas for fun activities to do with them.

We got these new toys for the bath too.  Up until today, our bath toys consisted of nesting cups and rubber ducks so I thought these would be a nice addition.  They’re just foam and they stick to the side of the tub with water.  Finally, is this picture I took tonight of Ben.  I’ve been struggling with this new lens I got because it’s not autofocus compatible with the particular camera body that I have.  For some reason though I haven’t been using my external flash and have been trying to shoot with whatever lighting is available.  Well, I put some batteries in my flash and it turns out that um, I should have been using it all along.  I don’t know what I was thinking about.


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