I love three day weekends. On my way to work Friday, I went by a friends yard sale and scored this adorable coffee cup with a rooster for just .25 cents.
On my way home from work, I stopped at my mailbox and realized that it was a beautiful view of the mountains so I stopped to capture the moment. A good sign that it would be a pretty weekend.
When I checked the mail box, I found some Happy Mail.
The Thirty-One package was an order for one of my friends, but the priority boxes were two Pyrex trades I made. I scored the spice casserole dish (a pattern I just found out even existed) and my 401 Colonial Mist mixing bowl. Just need the 404 to complete the mixing bowl set. But I need the white with blue version and I hear that is extremely hard to find.
Saturday, I decided to try some Lemon Pound Cake Mini Muffins with Glaze. If you want the recipe, let me know and I'll post it later this week. Super simple but absolutely delicious. I took them to Sunday School the next morning for our brunch.
It made 96 mini muffins so I did keep some at home for me and hubby. I put a glaze on them using a spout bottle so the glaze was just drizzled on and went where it wanted.
That evening, I cut up the red, white, blue strips and punched out the little stars to make the sample and get things ready for our craft for Children's Church on Sunday.
I got up Sunday and did myself a little patriotic manicure. It isn't perfect, but it turned out okay. I have a scrapbook heart hole punch so I punched out a heart on washi tape, taped it over the dry blue nail and painted white nail polish on the tape, covering the heart. When it dried, I gently peeled it off and wah-lah, a little white heart.
VBS decorating starts this week at church. Somehow I got myself talked in to designing and helping with the decorating of the sanctuary and main stage. Oh what have I gotten into. We do have some great ideas. I got started on a few things Sunday afternoon that need hand made. Like covering paper towel rolls with brown construction paper to make a "ladder" to the "tree house". I'll have to show you pics after all is said and done. We are doing a rock mountain, a water fall, clouds, a swinging bridge and lots of flowers and greenery. Our theme is Journey Off the Map.
Later Sunday afternoon, I decided I wanted to make a Swiss Chocolate Cinnamon cake with chocolate frosting. It was delicious. After that, I went to church and after church we moved the choir chairs off the stage and I was able to walk around to get a feel for where we would put the decorations for VBS.
My friend Sherrie and I go shopping every Memorial Day if my hubby has to work, which he did this year. So we went to Turkey Creek in Knoxville. We had lunch at Steak and Shake, one of my favorite places to eat.
We went to the Dollar Tree and I got 8 plungers. Yes, that's right. I got EIGHT plungers. No I don't have a plumbing problem, but I did have a problem trying to figure out how to make pool noodles and relish trays stand upright. You'll understand better when we get the VBS decor done.
My favorite find of the day was the sitting hen that I have been looking for. I found her at Hobby Lobby. She was $29.99 and was repriced to $10.80. The cashier guy said he was confused on the sticker. He couldn't get it off to scan the bar code so he entered in manually and then let me use my 40% off coupon, because it didn't register as a sale item in the system. So I got the $29.99 hen for $6.48. SCORE!
After Hubby got home from work, we had a light supper and vegged out together to watch some TV. It was a great weekend.