Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Simple Patty's Day Decorations

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Alright all, letting the big secret out...I'm not Irish at all!  Not even a tiny bit.  But that's ok, because I still like to celebrate St. Patty's day!  I don't usually go all out, considering the whole not Irish part, but decided to do something small this year.

Off to the Target $spot it was!  Look at the goodies I found:
I picked up two $1 tins, .50 cent ribbon, and two sets of hair barrettes for a buck each.  Not bad!

The hair barrettes had the clip seriously attached, so rather than destroy the back I decided to leave them on:
I took the pink and green ribbon off the spool, since they matched the barrettes perfectly.  Attached a dab of hot glue, and started attaching the ribbon:
I added a dot of glue at each corner to make sure the ribbon stayed secure.  When I got to the end, I was short by a couple inches.  Shucks!  Good thing I'm not a perfectionist!
I then attached the pink ribbon in the same fashion, and it was even shorter!  Darn!
I attached the barrette, clip and all, with hot glue...attempting to cover the gap in the ribbon.  That will be the backside, no biggie.
I flipped the tin over and attached the second barrette to the other side.  Ahhh, much better:
I repeated the process with the second tin:
Added some decorative yummy smelling potpourri (is that spelled right?) and spiced up my shelves a little bit!
I love the little touch it adds!  That's about all the St. Patrick's Day decorations you'll be seeing around my neck of the woods.  But hey, everyone's Irish on St. Patty's, right?

On to other news, my favorite part about working in the public school system vacations!  This whole week is school vacation week, and it feels amazing!  I'm loving getting to sleep in, and get caught up on grad school.  I passed in a fairly large paper this afternoon, and filled my home hours for one student, which means for the rest of the week, I really am on vacation!  Woohoo!

I also finished filing my taxes last night.  Hello $2000 in returns!  Half will go straight to our moving savings, the other half will go straight to the credit card.  That's enough to pay off the full balance!  Happy Dance!

In even more exciting news, B's wrestling season is officially done-zo!  While we wish the team made if farther in the finals, I can't say I'm disappointed to end my wrestling-widow months, and gain my man back!  Happy Happy!

To celebrate/cheer up the bummed coach, we went ice skating this weekend.  I haven't been ice skating since I was a kid.  Not going to lie, I was pretty nervous about wiping out the entire time.  But I only fell once!  And it was a result of trying to avoid running into a little kid...overall it was fun, and B had a blast!

Here's a quick photo recap!
Can you tell that mountain man doesn't shave/cut his hair all season!  Outta control!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week...check back later for some of the fun things I get to finish while I have some time off this week!

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