Bargain spotted at the craft store

I was cruising through my usual hangout (that would be the Michael’s store in West Des Moines) when I spotted a rack full of bracelets on clearance for $2 each. Some were plastic like this black one and others were wooden.

I think you were supposed to paint them or decorate them with other pieces of flare, but in my opinion they look great plain. Actually I loooove chunky plastic bracelets right now. I cannot get enough of them. And this is the second one I’ve now scored for $2. I highly recommend you peruse your local Michael’s for similar deals.

P.S. If you look close enough you can see the way cool photographer in bracelet’s reflection.

Beau-ti-ful basil

I noticed the basil plant on our front porch overfloweth with fragrant leaves and we’ve only snipped off a few so far. So I gave the plant a good trim and got a bowlful of leaves I can use to make pesto genovese. Even just sitting in a bowl they look lovely.

I almost feel bad grinding them up, but since I’m grinding them up with garlic, cheese and olive oil, I don’t feel that bad.