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Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Easy Way

I keep asking myself "why can't I ever do things the easy way?" Here are a few examples.

Brynn and I have been in a very crafty mood lately. We saw some really cute silver glitter pine cone trees at TJ Maxx for $14. Why would we pay $14 for something we can "easily" make ourselves? After 3 rounds of crafting, several trips to the store and maybe a little frustration, luckily the finished product turned out really cute. Don't ask me the final cost!

We also had a cute idea for neighbor/friend gifts. Some people have a traditional treat they make, but not me. That would be way too easy. After searching the internet for recipes and brownie pans, I finally made these.

This picture doesn't really do them justice. They looked like cute little ornaments all wrapped up in cellophane. I think I will make these for the next few holidays.

Chelsea and Jeff are decorating their playroom. I found these rugs at IKEA for $4.99, but they only had 2 colors Chelsea wanted. My "easy" solution was buy a white rug and die it the color she wanted-purple. I've used RIT dye

successfully several times, but the only purple thing so far is

my hands, and yes, I am halfway in the washer trying to get this project to work. I have concluded that I just don't have it in me to do things the easy way.


  1. It's a lesson we all need to learn at some point. I've decided that when it comes to baking, I'll take the hard way, cause I love it. Everything else should be done the easy way!

  2. The trees are so pretty and classy and I love the colors on the apples!

  3. Dang, I guess you never got the rug purple.

  4. Ha ha! I find myself getting in a little over my head very often. As long as the finished product is cute that is all that matters, right?

  5. Haha. . . love it!

    Over Achiever. . . but we like you that way.

  6. Isn't it amazing how homemade things are more expensive than store bought! Just today I spent 10.00 just in apples for two apple pies. I had all the things I needed for the crust but still...I could have bought two giant apple pies at costco for the same cost of just the apples. But, mine does taste better. Love ya!

  7. I admire you for even trying the "easy" way...I am too lazy!


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