Thursday, February 28, 2013

Insta-Thursday :)

Happy Thursday, everyone! This week was full of: silly thrift store finds, more Ireland reading, bunny-spotting at Dollar Tree, sparkly socks, DIY polka dots, thrifted Minnetonkas, estate sale browsing, crazy-eye picture taking, gummy bear bag finding, and unicorn passport cover DIYing. :)


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Outfitted In: Laser Cats + Fanny Packs!

Jeans, Mocs: Thrifted; Shirt:; Sweater: JCrew Warehouse Sale; Leather Fanny Pack: EmmaPintado etsy

So, this past Sunday I took my etsy fanny pack for a test drive! It turned out to be the perfect bag for searching around an estate sale. :) And a bonus? I got no funny looks!! Seriously, not one!

I guess the normal-looking gold sweater and jeans toned down my laser cat shirt and fanny pack. :)

Happy Wednesday, everyone!


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Thrifted DIY: Dotted Jeans!

Step One: Gather supplies. I used two paint pens and a thrifted pair of jeans. (Make sure the paint pens are permanent on fabric.)

Step Two: Start dotting! I didn't use any specific method to get the dots spaced out- I just alternated each line so they weren't straight lines of dots. :)

Step Three: (Optional) Start using a slightly different color paint pen to create a graduated effect. I did white, then blue.

Step Four: Rock your awesome, newly dotted jeans!!!

That's it! Don't you love super-easy, cute DIYs? :)


Monday, February 25, 2013

Thrift Finds: Deerskin Minnetonkas!!

Deerskin Minnetonkas: Goodwill ($4)

I am on a Minnetonka roll lately! This is the second pair I've thrifted in the past two weeks. :) These, I think, are my favorite though. They are seriously the softest things I've ever worn in my life!

I love how they look with my dotted jeans, too. :) I have the super-easy thrifted DIY for them coming up tomorrow!


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Outfitted In: Stripes + Double Dots :)

Shirt, Sweater, Mocs: Thrifted; Jeans: Thrifted DIY; Bag: arebyc etsy

I think I'm going to dub this outfit my 'eccentric Saturday' outfit. :) I realize that pairing my newly DIYed spotted jeans with a polka dot shirt was a little crazy! And then put stripes on top?! Now folks, that's a bit eccentric. :)

Basically, I just really wanted to wear this newly thrifted sweater and my newly DIYed jeans. I have to say, I love them both! Just maybe not together. What do you think?

Happy Sunday!!!!


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Detail Shot Saturday: Like the Boston Song :)

90s Amanda Track Jacket: Salvation Army

Here's a closer shot of the 'Amanda' on my thrifted track jacket. :) There's just something fun about wearing clothes with your name on it, you know? (Or it could just be me!)

With all my Amanda-ness on display, I had the Boston song 'Amanda' stuck in my head all day! It's kind of my jam, especially on vinyl. :)

Have a great Saturday!


Friday, February 22, 2013

Retail/Thrifted: Light-Up Moon!

Light-Up Moon: Goodwill Outlet ($1)

I've actually been wanting this moon for a long while! I have almost bought it online multiple times over the past couple years because it is just SO COOL. Naturally, when I found it in the Goodwill bin, I was...well, over the moon. :)

Retail: $36 at

Thrifted: $1 at Goodwill Outlet!

Amount Saved: $35!!!!!!

I totally already have it hanging next to our moon wrapping paper poster from the Neiman Marcus/Target collection!! :) 


Thursday, February 21, 2013


This week was full of: Valentine's hearts, my thrifted Amanda tracksuit, unicorns!!!, new Toms, new Goodwills, a Toms-loving kitty, thrifted finds, DIY fanny packs, a new sweater from my mother-in-law with studs!!, and my love mug with Keurig coffee in it. :)

This is a short week for me, and I am glad it's already Thursday!!!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Outfitted In: Cat Sweater + Blue

Cat Sweater, Shirt, Jeans: All Thrifted; Silicone Necklace: Michael's; Toms: Nordstrom (Clearance)

Here is Sunday's outfit, for a day spent estate sale hunting, new-Goodwill-finding, and generally freezing my butt off! I thrifted this cat sweater on Saturday, and I love it so much I washed it and wore it the next day! (Hence the general awkwardness of this photo...I was trying to get the cat in the picture better...)

Also, these Toms were a score from the clearance rack at Nordstrom on Saturday. :) I never, ever go into fancy stores like that, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that they carry Toms. And they had these awesome southwest print ones on the clearance rack!!!

I hope everyone is having a great week so far. :)


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Thrifted DIY: Making a Fanny Pack Cute(ish) :)

I've decided that, for our trip to Ireland in May, I will wear fanny packs. But only cute ones. (Which, after lots of searching, I've discovered they either don't exist or are more than $40. No thanks.) I did find one leather one on etsy that's on the way to me, but here is the one I thrifted and DIYed. :)

Step One: Gather supplies. You'll need: Leather scrap or other thick material scrap, thrifted/old/not-cute fanny pack, tacky glue, and scissors.

Step Two: Cut out heart or other cute shape from your scrap material.

Step Three: Spread glue on the fanny pack where you'll be placing the shape, and also on the back of the shape.

Step Four: Press your shape onto the fanny pack. Some glue may seep out, but the tacky glue should dry clear. Wipe away excess glue if there are any large clumps.

Step Five: Let the glue dry for at least 30 minutes. You're done!

I also DIYed a simple money belt fanny pack I got for cheap at Joann's. You see that on Thursday, 'cause I definitely instagrammed my newly DIYed fanny packs together!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Thrift Finds: An UglyDoll :)

UglyDoll: Goodwill Outlet (<$1)

I love UglyDolls! They are definitely in that 'so ugly they're cute' category. :) And this one is huge! I love that they are easily washed, too. Certainly a plus from a thrifted find!

Well, I am off to have a fun, relaxing day off today. :) Yay for President's Day!!!!


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Outfitted In: An Amanda Track Jacket :)

Jacket, Shirt, Jeans: All Thrifted; Toms: Plato's Closet; Bag: arebyc etsy

I definitely wasn't on the track team in high school. Don't get me wrong, I did play sports- but running without a volleyball or basketball to chase after? Not my thing.

But when I saw this awesome, mid-90s track championship jacket at Salvation Army, I had to get it. Why? It's comfy, and it has my name on it! Like, literally.

Yesterday was the perfect day to sport it, too, with the snow/rain mix and the chilly temps. I was warm and cozy all day in my Amanda track jacket. :)

Have a great Sunday!


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Detail Shot Saturday: Leather Kitty Heads and Polka Dots

Leather Kitty Pin: DIY; Shirt: Thrifted; Sweater: JCrew Warehouse Sale

You guys, I'm so glad it's the weekend!!!!! I am stoked to have three full days of thrifting, reading, hanging out with my hubby, and chilling out ahead of me. :) (Yay for President's Day!)

Anyway, here's a detail shot from last Saturday's outfit, which was pretty much a go-to outfit. I need to start wearing some of my vintage pins, but I love my DIY cat head ones so much, it's hard to wear anything else!

I hope everyone has a super-great weekend!


Friday, February 15, 2013

Thrift Finds: A Huge Lock Bank!

Lock-Shaped Piggy Bank: Goodwill Outlet (<$1)

I have to admit, the thing that drew me to this piggy bank is that it looks like a lock. (Something I deal with every day at my job as a senior teller.) It is, actually, a functioning lock with a combo! When you open it, you can access the coins you're saving inside. :) Pretty cool.

Also, it's glittery! And huge! So, basically, I had to have it to sort and save my coins with. :)

Happy Friday, everyone! I am super, super excited to have a three-day weekend ahead of me!


Thursday, February 14, 2013


This week was full of: hearts, thrift-spotting, sunglasses trying, guitar playing, and trip planning. :) I can't wait for our Ireland trip in May!!!


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Outfitted In: Starts :)

Sweater, Jeans, Mocs: All Thrifted; Bag: arebyc etsy; Pendant: Lawrence

So, yup...this was Sunday's outfit of 'stars + hearts'...starts! I'm obviously still obsessed with my heart bag, and my mocs, and my G pendant. :)

I love comfy, cute, go-to outfits!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Retail/Thrifted: Body Boggle!

'80s Body Boggle Game: Goodwill Outlet (<$1)

Apparently, there was a game in the '80s called Body Boggle. Yup. I Googled it, to find out more about this strange thrift find, and there it was on Amazon! This cool vintage game has 5 star reviews, so it must be fun. :)

Retail: $39.95 on Amazon

Thrifted: $1 at Goodwill Outlet

Amount Saved: $38.95!!!!!!

I'm pretty excited about this Twister/Boggle-cross of a game!


Monday, February 11, 2013

Thrifted Vintage: Hulk Hogan Lunchbox!!

Vintage Hulk Hogan Lunchbox: Goodwill Outlet (<$1)

When my brother was little, he loved watching the WWF. Hulk Hogan was one of his favorites. :) When I found this awesome, late '80s lunchbox, I had to grab it!

Now the hubby can bring his lunch to work in style. :)


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Outfitted In: Leather + Dots

Shirt, Jeans: Thrifted; Bag: arebyc etsy; Sunnies: Bealls Outlet; Pin: DIY

Whew! Yesterday was a super-busy day! I worked all morning, then went to an awesome baby shower for a co-worker, then hit up the thrifts. :) I made it back home just in time for a quick outfit shot before the sun went down!

Unfortunately, I came up pretty empty-handed at the thrifts, so maybe I'll do a little more hunting around today with the hubby. :)