Friday, April 9, 2010

The Weekend Buzz

I don’t anticipate any DIY in my future this weekend. This, in spite of the fact that my still unfinished bathroom and kitchen prey on my mind every day. But, it just isn’t going to happen this weekend.

First, I’ll be spending tomorrow with pictures and my scrapbooking friends in observance of National Scrapbook Day. It’s like a playdate for grown-ups and I’ve really been looking forward to it!

Even so, I’ll have to cut out a tiny bit early so that I can go spend some of the evening hours with family as two of my cousins each have a child celebrating First Communion, so we’ll be heading to the restaurant for a post-business hours gathering. It should be fun.

Sunday, however, I have a date of a different kind. It’s one I’ve been dreading for a few weeks now, but I really can’t put it off for much longer: I have to mow. For me, it’s the only downside to the unobstructed arrival of spring. I’ve been catching tiny bits of warmth and sun during the past few weeks; today will be no exception. But dragging out the mower will give me my first crack at spending a little bit of time outdoors.

I’ll probably have to don a mask though as I already have a sinus infection. Playing in grass pollen and dirt isn’t likely to help that out much. But, considering that it’s supposed to be sunny and very warm, I sure hope I don’t end up with facial tan lines that make me look like Zira on Planet of the Apes!

If you’ve got DIY plans this weekend – or if you even just want to do some shopping – how would you like to save some money? Fred – from our friends over at One Project Closer -- pointed out that there may be a problem with the Sears link from Wednesday’s post. Never fear.

Sears themselves have shared some links to sale information that starts TONIGHT giving everyone Sears’ employee discount privileges this weekend only. Here’s what they sent me:
· Date / Time: Online, it starts Friday, April 9, 8 PM CT until Saturday, April 10; the in-store sale is Saturday, April 10, 9 AM-12 NN
· Offers: Extra 20% off apparel, cosmetics, fragrances, accessories, jewelry, watches, shoes; extra 10% off appliances, electronics, tools, lawn and garden, automotive, fitness, furniture, luggage, and home among others
· Link to site
· Link to PDF coupon that details all offers (See page 7 for tools)
· Link to in-store savings passes

Happy shopping! But don’t forget to check out OPC when planning future DIY projects. Not only is there a variety of great advice to be found, you can also get good information on money-off coupons from both Home Depot and Lowe’s.