My brother's wedding day is tomorrow. He's the guy that lent me some of his stem cells and that's why I'm here today.
Preparing for a wedding sure takes a lot of money and effort and all we are doing is showing up. I bought my sons new clothes and shoes, as well as getting myself a dress.
I dug around my antique jewellery and decided on some sparkley beads,
To go with the grey dress,
and the Fly shoes.
I couldn't afford a sweater for me, so I bought a beautiful wrap in a light grey so as not to compete with the shoes.
Money is really tight these days and often I find that can lead to a lot more creative solutions! I made a painting for them and couldn't afford wrapping paper or even tape so I dug around the house for what I had. I came up with some brown paper and pulled out my paints. I had to glue the wrapping paper together and then I added the detail. I decided there would be no surprise once they saw the shape of the gift, so I just went with it.
My son did say after that maybe they could have thought it was a very large book.
Speaking of creative solutions, their daughter turned one last month and I found an old decrepit little bunny rocker in the thrift store. It was made by hand by somebody and I decided it needed a new life. My sons scraped paint, sanded, redid screws, painted and I did the embellishment on top.
It was $5 and I used what I had kicking around. I did buy a new can of clearcoat to protect it so it cost almost $15 in the end.
It won over a lot of hearts, too.