Well, it's been a long week since last Monday, it seems.
Life was filled with lots of time with family, some much needed car repairs and even a fun day of crafts with a friend.
I saw this crafty project on Instagram awhile back and shared it with my friend Kim. She is the queen of crafts and basically uses crafting as therapy 😀 So on Friday we got together and made these pretty glass jars into something even prettier, by using paper flowers, greenery and Modge Podge.
These are simply glass jars from the Dollar Store and the flowers are from Amazon.
We used a paintbrush to put a layer of glue on the jar first, then held the flowers in place while painting over them with more glue. The thicker stems were tricky and didn't work that well, but the flatter flowers and leaves adhered easily.
This would make a beautiful gift for someone, if you're into making gifts. The jars were $4.00 and the flowers came in sets for a few dollars each. So for about $5.00 or so, you could create some very pretty jars for someone on your list.
Thursday was Millie Day and after picking up the girls, I made the spontaneous decision to stop by the city park to let them play. The playground was basically empty, now that school has started (a homeschooler's dream) and thankfully they recently put in a splash pad right next to the playground.
So after letting the girls get toasty on the playground, we walked to the splash pad and they were able to cool off in the water. They had the best time.
Addie found a friend who brought toys.
Once we were done with the water play, we headed back to my house for lunch and dry clothes. If this heat keeps up, we may make the splash pad a regular thing!
Our weekend was filled with more family time, some car repairs and I finally bought a new freezer.
I had a chest freezer before we moved into this little cottage, but there was no room for it here, until we built the back porch.
Well, I was trying my best to make it without an extra freezer, but the bottom freezer that I have just isn't big enough for anything extra. So, since I've really been thinking about stocking up and making extra dishes to keep on hand, I realized I could save money by buying a freezer and being able to buy things on sale and make extra meals when I can.
We found a small freezer at Sam's and now it's on my back porch waiting to be filled with extra things.
Today will be all about catching up from the busy weekend and tomorrow I will get groceries.
Every day that moves forward, we are one step closer to cooler weather, praise the Lord!
Hopefully I can write more this week too.
Thanks for reading my random thoughts today!
Until Next Time...