We’ve had a really busy, but fun, week with some time for a couple of afternoon outings. Sometimes we just like to take a drive on a beautiful summer afternoon to see what’s out there. Working from home means that I don’t get out in the “world” on a regular basis, so my girls remind me that I really do need to get out of the house. One afternoon we drove over to a beautiful little lakeside village about a half hour from home. We found some really fun boutique shops including an old fashioned candy store, where the girls just HAD to buy some candy. Of course it is pretty much the same candy that they could buy at our local grocery store, but this was really so much more fun that shopping at just any old store! For this week’s Home Matters Linky Party #194 featuring ice cream, I was truly inspired by the little ice cream shop we visited. #IceCream #HomeMattersParty
Then yesterday we decided to make a quick trip to Hobby Lobby to buy some craft sand so we could finish the cute little painted jar lanterns we started last week. They are almost finished now and I’m hopeful that we can wrap up that project today because there are several more fun DIY projects we want to do yet this summer. Just as we arrived at Hobby Lobby (which is under construction so the parking lot and everything inside is kind of in transition right now), it started to rain. Really rain hard! So we waited a few minutes until it let up a bit, and then we bolted for the door, trying not to splash in too many puddles between the car and the front door of the store.
Found the sand to finish our project, and with a 40% off coupon, we spent $1.93 at Hobby Lobby. That’s true self-control! I’m trying really hard not to get side-tracked or distracted from projects I’ve already started with new ideas. Once we get the projects finished that we are working on now, then maybe I’ll go back to Hobby Lobby – for now we have everything we need to stay busy with our DIY projects!
On our way home we stopped at a little ice cream shop and the girls wanted hot dogs for supper so at the end of the day, we were tired but we had fun together. Nothing super fancy, expensive, or extravagant, but it was fun. Since we’ve been so busy doing other stuff, I simply was not thinking about recipes or even more craft ideas for this week’s theme of ice cream. But, I really enjoy creating pretty printables, so I decided to make a few designs with ice cream and sweet summer sayings on them. So, here you are, my offering for this week’s #HomeMattersParty! You can print them out and frame them or use them any way you want. I hope you are having a good summer and that you are taking time to have fun! And be sure to visit some of the other bloggers at this week’s party. See you there!
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