I had my first real New Years Resolution test this afternoon. I was returning a shirt I received from my sister at Old Navy. Usually I would return the item, see how much I had to spend, and then go run amuck in the kids department. But I could not do that because I am not buying any new clothes for my little girlies.
So I browsed through the women’s department but was not really that excited about anything. Aleah and I meandered over to the kid’s section. Big mistake. There are so many adorable dresses, coats and even hats that were calling out to me “Buy! Buy! Buy!” But I held strong, bought her a 25-cent bouncy ball, and left the store with my resolution still intact but faced with the realization that this is going to be really hard for me.
Wool sweaters are almost impossible to find at thrift stores because of all the mittens and felt being made from them. So I have a project that can be done out of those not very attractive, non-wool sweaters that fill our closets and resale shops: Pants!
These are so perfect for this time of year. It has been about -30 this past week and sweater pants have been just the thing for the girls to wear on errands and other outings that do not require snow pants.