This year for Christmas I gave my mom a “Mother and Daughter” getaway. I realized that my mom, although far from wealthy, pretty much gets the things she wants when she wants them. Of course, she doesn’t “want’ for much. I realized that just buying her some thing wasn’t what she would really like. Laughs, silliness and memories are a precious gift (for her and me) so, that is what I got her.
There are certain movies that my mom and I love but, my dad and Troy would rather eat glass than have to sit through. So, I ordered them (I even used free earned points) and wrapped them up for Christmas and included a print out of a 2 night reservation at a hotel in a fun older town about 20 miles away.
I also told her that I would supply munchies and food (for our room). It was all part of the gift.
Troy followed us to the hotel to hook up a DVD player to the hotel’s TV and then left. So, mom and I cozied in and gabbed, ate and watched our movies . The next day was “Thrift Shopping Day”. This little town has a lot of thrift stores and antique stores that we never seem to have the time to visit. Neither one of us spent a lot of money, we just had fun.
I talked about one of the stores we went to, Craft 2000 in a post last week. We also hit Goodwill, Salvation Army, Big Lots, St. Vinny’s and several antique stores.
We had so much fun together! My mom is one of my best friends and I always have a blast when we do things together. I have decided that this will be her Christmas gift every year! The memories that we created can never wear out and will always be with us. I am so grateful to have my mom and grateful for the woman she is.
At one of the thrift stores we went to I found some things to use in making a little Valentine décor.
Well, I definitely won’t be receiving any “Most Creative Valentine Day project” award but, that’s okay. I just wanted to add a little Valentine pink here and there. Nothing earth shattering.
I bought this very plain topiary at a thrift store a couple of years ago. I just painted the little pot white and knew I could keep it simply and add and remove things to it for different holidays.
The simple little topiary is in the middle photo unadorned. I used it for a little St. Paddy’s Day décor last year and a bit of Easter last year.
So, I decided to make a little Sweetheart rose topiary.
I got all my supplies together.
I bought these 3 packages of roses and the ribbon, all new, at a thrift store for .59 cents each. Just take the little flowers apart and bend the wire and poke into the tree.
Tie a pretty little ribbon around the pot (I used a different ribbon as you can see).
All done! Simple little touch of Valentine pink.