Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tales from the Trenches: This is something I HAVEN'T hung on a tree.

My friend Cj sent me a link to a Christmas craft.  Now, I've hung some goofy things in trees.  I've made things from milkweed fluff, spices, nuts and dried corn.  I've used things like topiary frames as tree toppers that clearly shouldn't go into trees. 

Can't imagine how you would answer, "So, how did you make this?"

Mmmm.  No thank you.  Once a month contact is good enough.  Don't want that hangin' all over my tree.  Call me picky if you want. 

Yikes.

Smiles in my day:
-  I had a $5.00 coupon on a $50.00 toy purchase for Target.  I purchased said toy (an Our Generation wardrobe for K-'s American Girl doll).  I took it back today (three times through customer service thankyouverymuch) was able to repurchase the wardrobe and get a doll outfit and I could use the coupon.  Hooray for me, right?  Well, they gave me a $5.00 gift card.  "Another one?"  The CS lady said yes.  So, I went on, picked out another outfit (they said that they were on sale for 10.99 so SCORE!), went to purchase it and it came up as 13.49.  Hmmm.  Back to CS.  (One of the three times.)  Apparently, the sale from last week wasn't pulled, they honored it and I got both outfits for 4.00 (including tax) as opposed to 13.49 each.  It was a lot of CS trips, but it was worth it!  Between sales, coupons and the surprise gift card, I saved 25.00 between all three things.  The list price on the wardrobe was 54.99.  Even with the outfits, I didn't break $50.00.  Now, the birthday gift is done.  :)!

Have a great day!

3 comments:

ChupieandJ'smama said...

HA... snort. Your link didn't pull up the craft for me, but I read it when I hovered over the link. That's just wrong. Who would hang that on a tree??

Bailey's Leaf said...

I did check the link and it rolled on over for me. The visual is priceless. Really. All I can say is, "0^B, that's the w*ay it should b*e . . . " Just can't imagine. I'm sure that they are selling this fine piece of absorption at Christmas craft bazaars. Yikes.

Rach said...

OMG!! That is utterly hysterical! And, um, creative?? Because, you know, I look at those little babies and think to myself, "Surely there has to be something else we can use these for other than containing the red tide." Yup. Sure do. ;o)

And, way to score on the birthday! I finished up both girls (including b-day) Sunday afternoon. Whew.