As I get older I am realizing it is really the simple things that make me most happy. Like the 50 cent "Winne AND The Pooh" (I love how Henry adds an "and" in there) at our Walmart. It is the lamest ride EVER! It does nothing but move just a hair and plays muffled elevator music. It makes the baby boy feel like he has ridden in a "brown and red" airplane with "Winne AND The Pooh" and makes him giddy with excitement the whole ride home from Walmart. It is worth the 50 cents and the time for me to see him smile over something so simple.
Repurposing is the new word for "using the same old crap you have in a new way!" This is what I did on my dining room table. It was looking so boring after Easter and I was at a loss on what to do. I wanted to make it look a little more "alive". Instead of buying anything I started going though my things and came up with this fun decor. The napkins came from Daddy and Connie one year for Christmas, the plates are my Fiestaware from our wedding, the napkin rings are from one of Randall's trips to South Africa, the tablecloths are from Julie one year for Christmas, the chargers were purchased on the clearance rack at Hobby Lobby by me some time ago and the vase and flowers were from my old kitchen decor before we redid that room back in the winter. It tells a story and it cost me nothing...Score!