Then I went to one of the coolest stores on earth, The Trading Post. Not only do they have the best stuff at the best prices, but they are so nice to my 4 1/2 year old, and they get me. They promptly responded to my emergency email requesting rusty hinges. That kind of getting me. Check out these treasures:
Sadly, I had already blown through my small clipboard collection, and looked in vain for new old ones. In desperation, I bought brand news ones from Staples. I know, I know. More fail. Even my husband was a little horrified.
Then, in a true left brain/right brain collaborative effort, I combined a trip to the Greenfield Housing Court (day job) with a trip to another one the coolest places on earth, Loot. If you haven't been, go. Run, don't walk. And go a lot, because they keep getting new stuff in. I let the creative spirit wash over me and made some purchases:
|I know, it looks pornographic, but it's not|
And these are the two beauties that transpired.
|yes, those are penguins on those jammies|
|cousin love in the corn maze|
|nautical map, Goodwill|
|cute boy on Pop Pop's boat|