Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Paddy's Day Muumuu

I saw this cute Muumuu Redo (see what I did there?) and just had to link to it. The best part is I have a muumuu in my collection that I plan to turn into a skirt. It's pretty hideous and I am really looking forward to the "challenge" of turning it into something I might actually like/wear. This post has inspired me to attempt it soon. Great job, Elizabeth!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thrift store quickie

Capris in brown, gray, green and a
gorgeous light blue. (picture doesn't
do the color justice, obviously...)
Guys, I screwed up. Pretty big. I packed really wrong for our trip to Vegas. I had seen the weather reports on my phone (I may or may not have bragged to my coworkers about the ridiculous 80s and 90s weather we'd be having.) I think I paid for that bragging by being stupid about how I packed for the trip. I packed 1 pair of capris, 2 pairs of pants and t-shirts. No tanks, no hiking shoes, not nearly enough capris... *sigh* Oh yeah, I didn't pack any reading material, either. Yeah, I just packed poorly.

So... enter the thrift store! Luckily for me, the thrift Gods smiled upon me today. Sorry for the quality of this photo (I neglected to pack my "good" camera, too.... *double sigh*!) I scored myself 4 pair of capris and 2 books. The grand total? $20.26!!! Awesome...

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Toilet tattoo?

Another um...great(?) find by my friend, Janell. When she sent me the email, I assumed she was calling it a "toilet tattoo" and I thought that was pretty clever. Turns out, that's the actual name of the product. Interesting...

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Pretty pretty princess

My friend's little girl was turning 2 and a mutual friend suggested dress up clothes theme for the party. Here's what she posted to FB about it:

{Mutual friend} had the best idea for A's birthday present! We went with a whole dress up theme. Grandparents and Aunts and Uncles got her some wonderful new dress up clothes and shoes, all of which she totally loves. However, her presents from J and me were all second hand. The things she plays with most are all her "slightly used" necklaces, bracelets and clip on earrings :) And the second hand store was the best place to get lots of nice, gaudy costume jewelry at super low prices. Great idea!

What a little cutie. Nice move, Mom! Way to make her day special without breaking the bank!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Amazing thrift store find and refashion

This blog post is so sweet. A young girl finds a pretty (but outdated) dress and through some hard work and ingenuity turns it into her prom dress. Beautiful! Go show her some love. (You have to click through to see the awesome shoes she paired with this dress. Really-they're perfect!)