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LAST CALL: Anthrofied DIY $25 Giftcard, an Anthromollogies version Coffee Filter Lantern DIY, and musings on the sale.

Ladies, how ya doin’? Phew! What a sale this morning, eh? With this extra 25% off of sale business, so far I’ve picked up this:

Lemon Liftoff Blouse


Thistledown Robe

and a mystery macrame style open vest that I cannot find online.  It’s by Future Paradise, and was originally $68.  I bought it for $26.  AHH…..Yeah.  (commence my ahh…..yeah dance!)

This month is going to be interesting for my budget since it’s birthday month for me, and I’ve already received my 15% off birthday discount from Anthro…..what to use it on?  My wishlist is sitting pretty with lots of new members. I suppose if I were to pull the trigger tonight, my haul would look something like this:

potential birthday haul

give or take a pair of shoes or booties.  Before free shipping ended, I went ahead and took advantage of the outerwear sale with these:

Elva Booties- totally dig the vibe on these.

If they don’t fit or are sub-par, I’ll return them and order some other feetly delights in their place.

Well enough about me….what did you pick up?  Were you impressed or disappointed? Hope you picked up something you’ve patiently waited for.  All three of my purchases were “don’t even think about it unless they’re on sale”-purchases for me, so I’m happy to say I stuck to my guns and waited on them.

In other news…I’ve received some fabulous DIY entries for the $25 giftcard giveaway.  A huge thank you to all who have entered.  You’re all brimming with talent!  But all good things must have an end….Tonight is the final cut-off for entries.  (I was a softy and extended the challenge a few days to allow for entries from a few people who were traveling or just needed a bit more time).  That said, this is THE LAST CALL!  Get them in by tonight midnight, Mountain time, K?   I’m excited to reveal all the great DIY entries this Friday…so keep your eyes peeled for that post.

Report from the Anthromollogies home base is that I’m SO more than ready to give this mini-man I’m toting around an eviction notice!  Some nights he moves so much I actually feel like I’ve ridden the Toni Hawk ride at Six Flags.  Which I have before, ….once,….and it wasn’t pretty.  To say it was “unpleasant” doesn’t even touch it. 15 more days.  I’m hangin’ by a thread, y’all.  Thank goodness there’s things like Anthro and extra 25% off sales to take my mind off the waiting game!

I’m also super happy to have finished my own little Anthrofied DIY this weekend, the coffee filter paper lantern project I’ve seen on Pinterest. MacGyver got all manly, broke out his tools, and jimmy-rigged it up to hang directly over our sink from the existing can light.  I love that man.  My house/decor isn’t modern enough for the very cool, very clean, all-white examples I’ve seen expertly executed on Pinterest. So I decided to tweak it and make it right for our home.  I did both white and brown coffee filters, to warm it up a bit, and place them in a random order.  I love how it turned out looking kinda like a globe.


Coffee Filter Lantern

Verdict: 3 burned fingers, one super fluffy pendant light, and a huge smile on my face every time I do the dishes.

I used a regular Crayola Marker, stuck it in the center of each coffee filter, wrapped the ends up around the sides, put a generous dot of hot glue on the end, and placed each filter closely.  No, I didn’t count how many filters I used.  I didn’t want to get discouraged by how far I had to go by focusing on the numbers.  I worked an hour or two every other night and think I used (roughly) 3 packs of white and 1 1/2 packs of brown filters.  Just turn on your favorite show, plop down, and start gluing….stop when it gets old.  Then pick it up again a night or two later.  It’s worth it in the end, I promise.  Can’t you imagine Anthro doing like an entire window display of these for Christmas….like ginormous snowballs?  How does their visual teams have any fingers left what with all the glue-gun burning they must endure?!  (By the way, those cabinets you see behind my coffee filter planet will be sanded and stained espresso by this weekend.  Yee-ha!  I’m so excited!  Goodbye, blah oak….hello sexy espresso.)

Here’s hoping you’ve had a lovely Tuesday, found your size in the sale snatcha-roo game, and if you’ve still got a DIY to submit, GET IT IN!!

xoxo Molly


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