Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Gift Card Stinginess

Have you ever been the recipient of a Gift Card and instantly become the most stingiest person on the planet.  That would be me right now. 

 
I have my hot little hands on a great gift card and I can't decide what to spend it on.  Moreover I'm trying to be creative with my book selection so I can get the most out of the card. 

For example, do you order a book with a future release date, which won't be available until February 2014 (ARGH!), or do you use it towards a book available now? But if you order a book that is now available, which do you choose, an older book that might not cost as much or treat yourself to a new release and say "Hell ya, you deserve it!"

I think examples are needed for assistance.....

Okay so this one is available for $6.99 and available now, but since its part of a set I'd have to get the others too, even though I was able to read them for free through the library, but you need the full set if you are going to buy the last in a series.  It just makes sense to have the full set, and you know there are many of you out there shaking your head and thinking, of course it does.

Allegiant (Divergent Series #3)

or should I try for this one...

The Undead Pool
 

Available February 25, 2014 for $15.99.  But it isn't available until FEBRUARY!!!! FEBURARY 2014 PEOPLE!!!!!
 
Yes, I know this is part of another series of books, but there are so many in the series that I would be able to collect them slowly.  Trust me since I've gone digital, something I never thought I would do, I've been able to amass a huge collection so this would fit in nicely on my NOOK with room to spare. 
 
Okay so here's another one...
 
Sweet Venom (Sweet Venom Series #1)
All photos courtesy of BarnesandNoble.com
 
Its only $8.99 and it reminds me of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but yet again another series.  What's with me and series books!!!!! 
 
Or should I just pick any one of the 63 books I have marked to read on my GoodReads list?
 
Indecisive right, if only all of my decisions could end up like this, with something good for me no matter what I decide.   Who knows maybe I'll get another card for the holidays and I can buy all of these! 
 
What would you do?

 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Crayon Holder - Girly Style

A pretty little lady turned one this month and we were all invited to celebrate with her and her family.  I was going to go the traditional route and buy her a clothes when I spoke to her father and inspiration struck.  We had a funny chat about sizes and he said no, please no clothes, so it was back to the drawing board.  Then inspiration struck, I could create an artsy gift and make a girly version of the crayon holder I had made for VDub, get some finger paints and poster board for a huge baby creation/crafty gift!  Plus I would get to use some of my girly saved-up fabric stash too, including PINK!

I stumbled upon the perfect fabric in my collection.....Cupcakes!!!!




I think it turned out soo cute but guess what, I forgot to take a picture of it with the WASHABLE Crayons.  ARGH!!!  Next time.

After I assembled the gift, I headed into the kitchen to make 4 dozen Smores Cookies  since her mommy liked them.  As I was baking VDub and his daddy raced in and stole some cookies so I made an  additional batch while they both devoured their plunder.