Go ahead, call me a dork for watching too many cake decorating shows and becoming somewhat of a wannabe cake groupie. Interestingly enough, watching every episode of Top Chef to date hasn't done a thing to push me towards becoming
better decent at cooking (sorry, Nate).
The point is that I really-really want to learn how to make sugar flowers so you can imagine that I obviously snatched up Wilton's 10-piece Gum Paste Tool Set the second I saw it marked down to $20 at Marshall's... then ran home, ripped the case out of the packaging, and and destroyed any chance of a future return. Super smart move, right? Obviously I'm some sort of thrifty-goddess because I saved $10 off of retail. WRONG.
Thrifty Little Tip: Don't ever* pay more than 50-60% of retail prices on craft supplies. Places like JoAnn's and Michael's pretty much always have printable or clipable coupons available!
*they don't include a few brands like Cricut; you can buy those things off eBay if you want
And I knew this. And I had a 40% off coupon for JoAnn's in my purse. And it was only a few stores down in the same shopping center as Marshall's. Total thrifty fail.
On a fail-related note: I have some pretty substantial recent home updates that I'd love to share photos of on the blog, but I can't seem to find my camera charger!