Today, our beautiful Alex turns 26 years old!!! Where on Earth does the time go?
It feels like yesterday that I was holding her little bitty body in my arms and now she is holding her own
little bitty big ole boy in her arms. She is such a good mom to Mason. I love watching them together.
When he sees her, his eyes light up and he breaks into this big silly grin. And, those chubby little legs start kicking like crazy.
See what I mean?
Those little cheeks are sweeter than honey!
Her cake had four white layers with chocolate whip cream frosting!
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It’s also time to share the bargains of the week at these parties.
This week, I found the deal of the century at an antique mall about 12 minutes away from my house.
My crystal pattern is “Waterford’s Lismore”.
I was short one stem for a dinner party last week and had to use these glasses.
I saw these six Waterford crystal stems sitting by the check out with no price. I assumed they were getting packed up for a customer, but I asked about them anyway.
They had just come in and hadn’t even been priced. After wheeling and dealing for a couple of minutes, we came to an agreement.
I got two - 8 oz. goblets and four - 4 oz. claret stems (one has a flea bite on the rim).
These stems currently retail for the ridiculous price of $70.00 each!!! I know!
That would have totaled a whopping $420.00!
I got the five that were in perfect condition for $100.00 – that is $20.00 a stem!!!
I talked her into throwing the chipped one in for free.
It will make a perfect vase for a little bouquet.
(And, yes, they are clearly marked on the bottom.)
Now, that’s what I call a bargain! : )