I needed this 3 day weekend more than I realized! I slept in until 10:00 this morning which is so late for me. Clearly I needed that extra bit of sleep! I spent Saturday with my mom, shopping for a dress for my brother's upcoming wedding. We shopped, had lunch and enjoyed spending time together. Today, Cody and I have been busy rearranging the living room and cleaning. I was even able to sneak in some yard sales and I made a batch of homemade strawberry jam. I grew up eating homemade jams and jellies so I can't stand the store-bought stuff! I am afraid one batch won't be enough however!
We hit an estate sale and I found this vintage BINGO game for $1. The red and aqua colors are so perfect! As much as I love playing BINGO, I think using all the wonderful cards, markers and numbers will be great to use in crafting!
I finally found the perfect little ottoman to put in my Sweet Little Reading Nook. It's really quite sweet the way it is, but it doesn't match so I will be painting the wood legs and recovering the cushion as soon as I find the perfect fabric. The size is perfect for my nook. I can't wait to get it refinished!
I have been looking for an old metal gum ball machine for awhile. When I found this one for $3, I just knew I had to have it. Before I get it painted, Cody had to try it out to make sure it worked. As you can see, the peanut M & M's we put in it are nowhere to be found! I thought having to pay for a handful would mean they would stick around longer, but clearly that deterred no one!
Today we also went to take a look at my Grandpa's headstone that was just recently placed on his grave. It is beautiful and so perfect for him. While we were there, my aunt and uncle showed up as well and it was nice to see them there, even if we were all crying! We miss you Grandpa and love you so much!