Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Day Out To Celebrate

Today was my daughters birthday and we had a pretty good 1/2 day.
I hopped out of bed took a shower, took  Fred out and ran to Safeway for a gift card and cards for Debbie. I picked up a Kohl's gift card as Debbie really likes shopping there. found this cute dog that had Doxie's on so I picked that up and a bar of chocolate from Fred.

I couldn't wait to have some coffee when I got home. So out to the porch we went. We sat out for a little bit as it was getting hot really early.

When Debbie came we went to IHop for her banana pancakes. We love driving through our old neighborhoods so we did that since we were in the area. Then we stopped at Good Will hoping to find something I could use for a treasure chest. I first spotted a wooden one but it was to big and they wanted too much for it. Debbie spotted a little one and I knew I could do something with it so I picked it up. Then we went over to Lowe's so I could get a bigger roll up shade for the carport.

After Debbie left I started working on the treasure chest. Now I need to find some little treasures to put in it.


 I was hoping I would have enough paint sure was close

Found these little things on line and printed them out. I only had copper colored paint to for the nail heads and locks but hey this IS Arizona the Copper State



Don't know how long it will last but I sure hope Cello the treasure hunter enjoys it.

Good Night All

16 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to Debbie.
    You sure are creative. I always though I'd wait to get a treasure chest when I got some treasure...still waiting.

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    1. Good morning John,

      Thank you from Debbie. And thank you for me but I just slapped some paint on the box and found these pictures online and glued them on. Cello is into pirates these days so I figured I'd give him his treasure chest.. Besides it kept me busy for a while.

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  2. hopped out of bed didja… haaaa… I don't know if I've ever hopped outta bed…. mornings take me a little time to adjust to.

    What a great day! and Happy Birthday to your princess ;) The chest is sooooo cool... what fun

    night ;)

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    1. Hi Carolyn,

      Yes just hopped right on out. When you have to get things done on time nothing like waiting to the last minute so you have to jump out. LOL
      It was fun to put together.

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  3. I once made a treasure chest like this for my husbands birthday. I added some of those chocolate coins and some pirate bubble gum. I printed out mini maps of places for us to visit together and rolled them up. It was a fun project to work on. Yours looks great, I think I just used a shoe box covered with a map.

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    1. Hi Teri,

      Sounds like you had a fun time too. I'm going to the party store tomorrow morning to see what I can find there. I rolled up the map and tide it with a ribbon. I'll look for a few more. The shoe box was a good idea too.

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  4. I love the treasure chest. In fact, I'd like to have the big version.

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    1. Hello Gypsy,

      I had a great time with this. Can't wait for him to get it. His mom showed him the pictures so he is excited.

      I would love to have a big version too.

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  5. What a great little treasure box. I always love finding those little treasures and it is fun to see how they turn out.

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    1. Hi Karen,

      Yes maybe I can find one for my other great grandson. Finding treasures for boys is always exciting for them.

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  6. Very clever with the treasure chest. I don't know if you want Cello to have candy but you know those gold wrapped chocolates that come in a very small mesh bag? I think Walgreen's sells them in the candy aisle. Would make a fun treasure along with another small treat. lol Just an idea.

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    1. Hello JMD,

      Yes going to get some of those. I checked with his mom and she said it was OK. Plus Party City has the plastic coins and some other things I will check out tomorrow morning it's to hot already to go out anymore.

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  7. Awesome craft project and a fun gift! We went out early back by 10"30 to beat the heat.

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    1. Hi Sondra,

      Had to take Fred to the groomer this morning and I bought gas. We came home straight away as it was already hot and now the humidity is starting to build up.

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  8. The treasure chest is so cute!

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    1. Hello Sharon,

      Thanks I had fun with it.

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