Saturday, May 7, 2011

i do love a challenge

While i was in Florida last month i celebrated Easter with my mom.
We decided a few months ago to issue an Easter Basket Challenge, akin to the Christmas challenges. Basically, we decided to do Easter baskets for each other, but could only spend $10 each. Mom repurposed 2 baskets from the cupboard and filled them with shredded, pastel tissue paper so they were free.We agreed to spilt the cost of eggs and dye and not count it towards the $10 cause we just had to dye Easter eggs on Saturday night. [you can see some of the extras that did not end up in baskets displayed in the china hutch]
It was so fun to have to stick to a budget while being creative and it was an embarrassment of riches with chocolate, cookies, fruit, jelly beans, dyed eggs, windchimes, bath products, frappachino, tea mugs and more silly, fun candy that you only allow yourself to eat once a year:
I never ceased to be amazed at how easy it is to turn thrifty into fabulous when you add a little joy.