Monday, June 13, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday. I'm taking the afternoon off to meet her for lunch. Andy and I went to dinner and a movie with her on Saturday and presented her gifts.

My mom's been unemployed for a few years now, so all she ever wants is Visa gift cards that she can use to treat herself to the occasional T.J. Maxx trip or haircut. (Well, she also wants hardwood floors, as she is tired of sitting in the house and staring at her carpets. But I think her odds are better for Visa gift cards.)

I can never give myself to give just cash as gifts, so I try to mix it up with fun, inexpensive gifts when I can.

Earrings and Necklace Set from Macy's

I had some extra Macy's boxes, so I snuck in some extra treats:

"Custom-Wrapped" Fannie May Candy
BTW, I was 2 out of 3 on the candy.
My mother likes chocolate-covered ALMONDS, not peanuts.

Cold, Hard Cash
wrapped in orange twine and confetti made from the 4,000 paint swatches
that I seem to always have around the house.

You know that she probably saw these boxes and thought, "Oh great. A bunch of costume jewelry that I don't need." Surprise!

1 comment:

Linda said...

Confetti made from paint swatches? Great idea!