I had a fantastic weekend with my hubby to celebrate my birthday – lots of shopping, food and relaxation. Amazing how that rejuvenates your soul and recharges your batteries! Lots of fun boutiques and shops to choose from and I managed to do some damage in the city of Chi-town.
I came upon this book in a store called The Paper Source, and I just had to buy it. Any book that has me laughing out loud while I’m in a store by myself, is a must-buy.
Oh. My. Goodness. This book, “F in Exams” by Richard Benson is a compilation of some of the worst (yet most hilarious) wrong answers given on tests. A few samples:
For anyone who ever hated word problems:
Don’t forget History…
You have to give these kids credit for creativity.
I did get a mini-project done as well. My son’s room has been in dire need of a new lamp, but I haven’t been able to find one that I really like that was reasonably priced. But, I scored this beauty at Goodwill yesterday.
Nice bones, right?
With a little ORB paint and a new shade (on clearance at Target), we have a winner!
I really love it, and it’s a nice addition to his room. It still never ceases to amaze me what a little spray paint can do.
It’s just a matter of looking at things with a different eye, right?
Linking up to:
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LisaMarch 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm
That was a great Goodwill store score! I look all the time, but apparently I live in an area where everyone else has the same idea to buy and spraypaint the lamps because there is never anything good! I love the color you chose and the shade – it looks fabulous, Jenny.
theultimateMarch 8, 2011 at 5:18 pm
The new lamp looks awesome! =]
PamMarch 8, 2011 at 5:25 pm
It looks great! I love the new ORB look!
modern janeMarch 8, 2011 at 8:33 pm
Wow! That turned out so great! Sounds like you had a great little trip:)
MartinaMarch 8, 2011 at 9:17 pm
WOW the lamp turned out fabulous!!
The Starr FamilyMarch 9, 2011 at 2:48 am
Bravo on the lamp, chic on the cheap!
BrandyMarch 9, 2011 at 3:22 pm
LOVE the lamp! Nice work!
M.L. @ The House of WhimsyMarch 11, 2011 at 6:01 am
Wow!!! What a difference! Kudos to you!!!
SarahMarch 11, 2011 at 6:34 pm
That is a gorgeous transformation!
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poindextrMarch 12, 2011 at 12:38 am
totally fabulous -super great job! I'm not familiar with that paint, so thanks for the tip!
MaryMarch 12, 2011 at 1:45 am
I've got a couple of lamps *in my house* that I'm going to redo – who knew ORB? Thanks for sharing!
Dear LillieAugust 26, 2011 at 4:02 am
Dear LillieAugust 26, 2011 at 4:03 am
Oh and by the way, I laughed out loud at a few of those excerpts from the book you shared! Haha!