Tonight is my jewelry making party. It looks like about 10 people will be here. I am super excited about it. We're going to drink "margaritas" (OK, fine, orange juice, Limeade, and Sprite mixed and served in sugar-rimmed glasses), eat munchies, and make beautiful things. What could be better?
I've been to the craft store(s) every day this week, repeatedly using a coupon for 50% off one item. (You can print multiples of the same coupon online and then use one every day! And since there are two craft stores in town and they take each other's coupons I can get 50% off two items each day.) I think the people there are starting to recognize me. Oh well. I've gotten some great deals to pass along to the people at the party. They'll be paying for the jewelry they make on a per-bead basis. The beads range from one to 70 cents each. Several people are bringing their own beads, too. It's killing me to not use these fab new beads that I've gotten yet. I always gets excited when I get new stuff. I spent nearly an hour yesterday figuring the exact cost of each kind of bead or finding (what they call all the little parts, hooks, wires, etc. in jewelry making) and putting them in their own little slot of ice cube trays with a little price tag. I think it turned out really cute.
My day today is filled with errands and cleaning - but it'll be fun! I love a good party/excuse to clean the house. We'll see how my enthusiasm is doing after I drag the kids to 4 stores today though.
Stay tuned for pictures of the Dining Room in it's newly-remodeled state. (Plate hangers are holding me up. I'm having trouble finding ones big enough for the dinner plates I bought.)