Yesterday Chantel and I went to our favorite thrift store. On Mondays and thursdays everything is half price and we find the greatest things! They have a great selection of name brand clothes and they are so cheap. I got barely worn (maybe even never worn) Tommy Hilfiger pajamas for $1. We got a lot of clothes--and with this growing family it is so helpful to our barely there budget!
My favorite thing I got is a lace tablecloth. It was marked $4.99 and so I got it for $2.50. It was an oatmeal color and had coffee stains on it. I had saw on several blogs that you can bleach these types of things so I figured it was worth a try. I put it in the washer and bleached it for 3 hours. Then I put it in oxyclean for 2 hours. I figured if I ruined it I wasn't out that much. It turned out beautiful!
It looks handmade. Whatever it is the quality is very good. My Mother says it reminds her of her Grandmother.
How fun it is to be able to find something like this for so little money!
A few days ago we had a little kitty scare. Warning...the picture below is not one of my usual cute kitty pictures. One morning Chantel came running into my room saying in panic, "Whats the matter with Phoebe?" Phoebe side of her face was swollen up HUGE. After reading on the internet I knew she was just too little and she had to go to the vet. I didn't spend all these sleepless nights to let something happen to these babies! The vet said that she had a small wound..probably from the claw of one of her siblings. Somehow bacteria got in there and it swelled up quick. I told her we are not rich people, and she was so nice to do a quick procedure of draining it and gave us some antibiotics. She didn't charge that much. I think she was happy we rescued these babies. Here is Phoebe after she shaved and drained it---it quickly got huge again.
My poor baby phoebe! She had a 105 degree temp. But now with antibiotics she is doing so much better. She is almost totally better now.
If you visit my daughters blog you have already seen this next photo but I have to post it too. I can't believe how good Janae is at taking pet photos! These kittens don't sit still for a second so I really don't know how she does it. Janae ended up keeping 3 of the kittens and we kept 2. So they are all in the family. Janae took her 3 to her home now and I have to say I really miss them. I know they couldn't have a better home though. They were born on Cinco De Mayo, and so next year we are planning to have a big Mexican food birthday party for them:)
Walgreens was giving away a free 8x10 so I ordered this and I am going to frame it. Wouldn't that photo be a cute hallmark card?!
I am loving that it is summer break and the kids and I are just having lazy fun days. I have several projects in the works--can't wait to finish them and show you!
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