To continue where I left off on my last blog (it was such a cliffhanger, right?), I did end up getting my new Hobby Lobby items into my house without any bloodshed. How, you ask? Very simple. In order to neutralize a husband's negative reaction from discovering a purchase he sees as pointless or ridiculous, he must be distracted. In his instance I distracted Ben with a golf trinket purchased at the one and only Hobby Lobby. I also included a golf coupon for good measure. Ben was so excited to get a present that he did not seem to mind that I got a few goodies for the house (by that I mean myself). Crisis averted!
My more aesthetically pleasing mantle.
Random wall hanging. When Ben saw it he said, "Why do we have a crown? We're not British." What does being British have to do with anything?
The neutralizing golf trinket and its accompanying coupon.