Saturday saw the start of me reorganising my stash - I made so much mess in doing so but now everything is sitting just where I want it to be and I "found" some bits I'd bought back from the US that I'd forgotten about!!
Halfway through my stash sorting I got a call from my local craft shop to say some items I had been waiting on had arrived - so off we trotted into town to go collect them - whilst wandering through the town centre we decided we would go and take a look at a independent furniture store - its nice to window shop eh?
We have been "looking" for a new sofa for such a long time and after finally finding one about 8 weeks ago we thought the deed was done - the new sofa should have arrived last week but no sign :( After contacting the store we were told there was a slight problem (insert major muck up!) and our order would need to be cancelled and then re-ordered!! 8 more weeks of waiting....er I don't think so - we cancelled the order and started our search again.
So, we entered the local shop - I was thinking that there was no way we would be able to afford anything, as the store is - as J called it "very posh"- we spotted the sofa we wanted and nearly fainted when we saw the price - £300 less than the original sofa we had ordered from one of the multi nationals! Not only was it cheaper - but it was a better quality too!
Our old sofa was passed on to a local charity on Saturday afternoon - so we are bean bagging it until later on today when our new furniture arrives :)Hows that for service? No 8 weeks waiting when you shop local - thank you Banburys :)
After our trip into the town centre we headed to the garden centre - having been totally inspired by Rachel and Ann - we have decided to grown our own! J and I have planted up tomatoes, cucumbers, peas, beans, lettuce, courgettes, parsnips, carrots, spring onions, pumpkins, peppers and chillies! I'm just hoping we manage to keep them going and have something to harvest in a few months time!
Hubs went out with J yesterday to stock up on more "grow your own" supplies - and J came home with this little pressie for me
Sunday saw more tidying and reorganising of the house and stash - and J planted up some more seeds! He keeps checking them every 5 minutes to see if things have started to sprout!
Our mates called round to see us and shared brunch whilst Max enjoyed his little session on the quad. He made us all giggle when he asked - " Does Santa have a big enough sack to fit one of these in, Dad?" - Bless.....I gotta scrap that page for him!
The quads have been such a huge success with the guys over this past holiday - hours of fun have been had by all and they are sure to get plenty of use during the summer months.
J and his quad featured on my Pencil Lines LO for this week. The sketch was created by Jana Eubank one of the winners of the Pencil Lines Sketch competition.
I used new release products from Piggy Tales - which are produced using recycled materials and Soy based inks - so what with growing our own and me using "green" scrapping products we are doing our small bit to save the planet!