Sep 21, 2009

Marvelous Monday Update 9/21/09 - Part Two

I've always said it's a bit abnormal for a gal to spend an inordinate amount of time at the home improvement stores. Fortunately or unfortunately (whichever way you want to go), I'm one of those gals! Some women love shopping for shoes, other like purses, and still others love shopping for clothes (ahem, Mom). I love home improvement stores (even if I'm not buying anything!). So why am I rambling on and on???

Menards had some good sales... of which I had to partake! I know, I know... I have a couple of projects in the works already. I just added a few more. Water pipe insulation was almost half off. Bought some. Water Heater Blankets were on sale. Got one. Then in the clearance section was Armstrong tile. Been wanting to put new tile in the bathroom. Bought a box. Hopefully one box will do it, even if I do screw up a few pieces. Here's what the tile looks like:

Bayboro Driftwood Blue


As if that weren't enough... flower bulbs were on sale. So I bought 42 tulip bulbs in pink and purple. I can't take the blame for buying the flower bulb auger that works with power drill (MORE POWER!). The "old guy" helpful employee recounted a story of how he and his wife planted 200 bulbs in 30 minutes with an auger. So you see... I HAD to get one.

12 comments:

Terry said...

Love the tile! Hopefully a box will be enough and maybe leave a few extra for oops'. LOL

So with all the home improvement projects, work and school, when do you have time to stitch??? LOL

Cindy said...

That tile is awesome! You'll have to let us know how the bulb gizmo works out.

Chiloe said...

A plant auger witha power drill !!!!!!!!!!!!! :-o Wow, where have I been? lol

I love the tile: very classy ;-)

I could spend hours in a crafts store (even checking crafts I'll never do ) I miss Hobby Lobby and Michael's sooooooooooo much !!!

Nancy M said...

I see you have some fall and winter projects lined up already! Do you know about Menards rebates??? Something about stuff at the exit of the store. If not, let me know and I'll find the post about them. I know how you love to save money.

5 Foot Runt said...

Yeah I know about the had to have one thing, lol. I do that a lot. I really like your tile, the colors are pretty and the nice design. I think your pics of your niece turned out beautifully. You have a great eye for it.

Julie M said...

Very nice tile, it'll look great in the bathroom!

That's a lot of bulbs so I can see why you'd need the augur. They will be beautiful in the spring!

Ranae said...

I am a home improvement kinda gal too. My friends always say their hubbies are going and if I will go with them, lol. pretty tile with the starfish perfect for the bathroom
Beautiful photo's of your niece.

Shelley - ILCS said...

I am right there with you on the shopping. I hate shopping for clothes and such. I LOVE to shop for other people though, for gifts I mean. If I have unlimited money at the holidays to shop for family and friends they don't know what hit them.

Mary said...

I love the color of the tiles you picked. If you have extra, it will be great for trivets. And the bulb auger... awesome! :-)

Vicki in CO said...

The tile is awesome! You are so brave to do jump right into all these projects. I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve next. You're a brave woman!

Louisiana Momma said...

did I ever tell you your my hero?? I need you to come help me with some home emprovement stuff :-) Those tiles are really pretty!

Barbara said...

Love the design & color of the tiles. Never knew there was such a thing as a bulb auger, but it does sound neat. I used to enjoy browsing at home improvement stores when I had a house (many years ago), but apartment living doesn't really give me a reason for it anymore. But give me a craft store (Hobby Lobby, JoAnns, etc) and I'm in heaven. ;D
Barb in TX