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As I sat down to write, I realized I haven’t had any one big adventure this week. However, there have been lots of little adventures that have made my week fun {despite battling my cold}.

1. Buying my bridesmaid dress for Carrie’s wedding

This dress was a great find this weekend at Macy’s. And it got the seal of approval from Rabeea and Jonathan. Clearly a winner.

Focus on the cuteness of the dress, not my unkept-haven't-felt-well look

2. Finding a great find on grass fed, organic beef

I haven’t been able to buy 100% grass fed organic beef since we left Iowa. The Texas stores sell it, but the cheapest I’ve seen has been $8.99/lb. Tough to swallow. Then…. oh glorious then. Then, a local store began their sale this week for $3.99/lb. For 100% grass fed organic beef. I bought 10 pounds yesterday and plan to return next week for another 10+ pounds.

3. Surviving the week

I think I might have caught a man cold. Because I feel super whiny and cranky. But, being the good woman that I am, I’ve pulled myself up by my boot straps and carried on with life. And with the exception of getting a little short with the girls yesterday afternoon, I think I’ve done a pretty good job.

4. Made strawberry bread

In an attempt to have something for Jonathan to take on-the-go for work day breakfast, I made strawberry bread last night. It’s a shame that the picture doesn’t capture the wonderful smell from this loaf of awesomeness.

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I have an abundance of mason jars that I got off Craigslist last summer. My plans to use them for canning have been postponed, since I need a canner and haven’t found a reasonability priced one yet. I decided that maybe I should use a few of them for crafts instead. A friend sent me a link about spray painting mason jars and using them as flower pots. It was too cute to pass up.

What you’ll need:

Spray paint

Mason jar{s}

Sheet/cardboard to cover ground

I used Krylon spray paint in Watermelon.

Start with your mason jar upside down. Then apply one thin coat.

The best way to achieve a thin coat is to spray from a distance of about 6 inches. Be sure to keep moving your hand back and forth, ensuring you don’t concentrate too much paint on one area.

Allow to dry.

I used Krylon, because it dries in 10 minutes. And I’m impatient.

Once dry, turn the mason jar right side up.

Spray again with a thin coat.

Allow to dry.

Flip the mason jar back over, spray again.

Repeat the process until your jar is evenly coated.

And here is my finished product, with vinca flowers planted. A cheerful welcome to our entry, don’t you think?

Have you ever made your own flower pots? 

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