Saturday, November 26, 2011

Micheal's Score and my Camping Weekend!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and scored some deals!! What did you all get?

Here is my score from Micheal's on Thanksgiving:
Some Cuttlebug folders $7.56 for 4 in a pack!
Brads $1.04
Ribbon $ .56
Pearls $ 1.05
Paper Pack $6.99
Stickers $ .45

Now if you are interested in reading what else I did this weekend....

We hit the road and decided to go camping up in the Superstition Mountains! It was an adventure just getting the four of us out of the house! We left and had to turn around two times! Once for the tarp and then for the tent!
Once we settled in our whole trip was filled with fun and laughter!
First off we camped in a very isolated area so we were alone and it was super quiet. Also we live in Arizona so we are surrounded by cactus and other pointy and strange trees! While we were walking out of the corner of my eye I see large long legs... nothing else! So I calmly yell to my Husband who is much closer to it than I am... I see a LARGE set of legs!! Ha! It turned out to be a wild cow! Three of them! Just wandering thru the terrain! I thought this was very odd! Why are there cows in the middle of no-where??

 This was what we saw from our campsite (The Lost Dutchman Gold Mine)

 Real SMores!
We had a huge campfire, yummy smores and then we turned in for the night. It is super creepy to be laying out in the dark and hear NOTHING!! It was so quiet it was scary! A few hours in we hear the scariest, loudest spookiest Howling of a Wild Coyote Pack! I was seriously having a heart attack! The only thing I could think about was how we are in a plastic tent! We are never going to make it! And I was even more worried when my very large dog started to whimper and tried to squeeze into my sleeping bag!
But Husband saved the day by going out there to make some loud noise and make the fire huge!

So we survived the night in the wilderness! I am glad to be home! Safe and sound with my Cricut!


  1. Real smores! What a cool trip! Also, you got some awesome finds at Michaels!

  2. How fun, I wish I was somewhere that we could camp but it is too cold here! Great haul at Michaels also :)

  3. Great deals! Looks so beautiful out there and fun!

  4. what a fun scary camping story.glad that the coyote did not come near you guys.Good deals.Hope to see some of your projects with those embossing folders.tfs.I didnt find the new testament cartridge at my ms so i came home empty handed.

  5. Great score and looks like you had a ton of fun camping. Now for the crows, I would have went crazy. I am scared of birds, so I would not want to see that, lol.

  6. looks like fun!!
    Great scrafy score....have fun playing with all your goodies :)

  7. Wow! Great haul:) I love camping, we live in Tennessee so we have lots of camping around here. Mountains and lakes. We haven't been in a couple of years and am missing it. Glad you had a great time and the smores are a must on any camping trip. The story of your dog had me laughing, I'm in tears righ now lol.

  8. Your craft shopping is awesome....
    Your camping trip looks like fun, besides those wild coyotes....lucky their were no bears in sight....and how cute your pooch tried to hide too..... that's so funny...

  9. Your camping trip looks so awesome, Carri! I love smores by the campfire! And lol wild cows!! Have fun with your Micheal's haul!! :D


  10. Yum Smores !!!I had my first one ever last year. Not a good idea they are addicting-- Oh my, camping out, eating smores, with polished fingernails very elegant. I'm impressed. Very beautiful country side
    Thanks for sharing. Wish we had a Michaels-Looking forwar to see what you do with it.
    DIANA L.

  11. I got to go to M's on Friday which I didn't think I would get to go as were at my sister's house. I got some of the ribbon they had to for 70% off can't beat that and I love ribbon so I was super excited!!! Looks like you got some great deals!

    Your camping trip looks so much fun and love smores! I haven't been camping in so long!

    -Sam :-)

  12. Your camping trip sounds like a totally fun and exciting adventure!! LOL I am still laughing about your dog trying to crawl into your sleeping bag for you to save him!! LOL Yeah for the big strong brave hubby saving the day (er...night ha). Cows...? Odd. Smores....YUM!!
    Your adventures at Michaels are more my speed!!! LOL Your goodies make me jealous. ha
    My daughter made dinner tonight. She made Rigatoni con Ricotta. Basically a lasagne with rigatoni noodles instead of lasagne noodles. She had some help from her brothers - one of them made a salad and one made garlic bread. YUM!! I will have to do a scrapbook page about it.

  13. Looks like fun! I ended up at Michael's twice this weekend :-)


  14. OMG!!! Great sales going on at Michaels and I missed it! Great choices.

    Catarina aka docerela

  15. sounds like fun, and love all the bargains you got. I got a few myself. hugs

  16. Great crafting goodies...mine have to wait until Christmas. : ( Your trip must have been the BEST! We have one planned in Dec, so I will be sure to share then.

    Carson's Creations

  17. Yay for the hubby! LOL! You are braver than me - we tried camping ONCE in the camground of the Florida everglades! You haven't lived til you've spent the night out there, lol! Suffice it to say we turned the car on in the middle of the night due to me being hysterical and finally ended up in the nearest hotel, 50 miles away! That was 20 years ago, ROFL! Sounds like a good time and nothin' like a good old fashioned s'more!

  18. Great stuff from Michael's Carri! I am not a camper, so I can't even begin to imagine the dark, scary silence, and then to have the coyotes howling! I'd probably jump outta my skin. Too funny that your dog was none too happy with it either! Nice that you can do short trips like that. Your scenery is so beautiful. TFS!-Pat N.

  19. Looks like fun! Makes me VERY hungry for some real s'mores! :)Amy

  20. Great haul. Looks like you had fun. The s'mores look good.

  21. How fun Carri and scary too:) Glad you made it back safe:) Yummy smores

  22. Looks like so much fun!
    Glad to hear you had a wonderful time.
    By the way, almost forgot to mention how wonderful that card is up there...amazing job!!!!

  23. Congrats on your yummy goodies. I am so glad you made it home safe and sound.

  24. Just now reading this. From Michaels I got Cricut cartridges & Cuttlebug embossing folders. From JoAnns I got holiday Sizzix die cuts 75% off & had a coupon for add'l % off. Heard on the news about the plane crash in the Superstition Mountains.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  25. What a great story! I'm so glad you realized you'd forgotten the tent. Too funny!
    I envy you being able to go camping. We've got snow here! (I suppose I could go camping - but I'd be miserable!!)