This is a quick little present we put together for Corey’s parents birthday’s (which just so happen to be in the same week), but would make a great Mother’s Day present too. We were short on money, and time, so after a little brainstorming and pinteresting, this is what I came up with.
We already had the pot, the paint, and the baby feet, so all we had to buy was the plant ($5 at Publix). The first thing I did was paint the pot white. Then, we decided on a few colors and started painting the baby’s feet (AFTER we made sure the paint was water based and non-toxic). When it was dry I went back in and drew in the body and wings, and filled it in with a sharpie. I painted the words “Grandma & Poppy” around the top edge, but you could write whatever you want or put nothing at all. It’s totally up to you. For my letters, I used stickers as my template. I just stuck them on, traced around the letters in pencil, peeled off the stickers, and I was left with a perfect guide to paint. A few more painted feet later, and we had a finished product!
We’ve been trying to eat healthy lately and only what I buy from Publix or the farmer’s market. I used to spend upwards of $120 and we were still eating out a few times a week. I don’t even want to think about how much food we’ve thrown out, or how much money we’ve wasted.
Since we’re sticking to what we have in the house, this means we have to get creative sometimes. What that doesn’t mean is eating the same boring things each week.
Tonight we’re having:
Vegetable soup with chickpeas, white beans, kidney beans, celery, carrots, onion, collard greens (from the garden!), and diced tomatoes.