Sunday, March 31, 2013

Outfitted In: Easter Pink :)

Shirt, Jeans, Bag, Necklace, Minnetonka Mocs: All Thrifted; Sweater: Gift

Happy Easter, everyone! This is yesterday's thrifting outfit, and I felt quite Easter-like in it. :) My newly thrifted spring market bag has the best colors and patterns for the holiday.

I found some of the items on my thrift list, too, so yesterday was a pretty good day!


Saturday, March 30, 2013

My Thrift List

Here's a new weekly post I'm going to have, with my weekly thrift list. :) I'm searching for the above things today!


Friday, March 29, 2013

Thrift Finds: A Pretty Pinecone

Metal Pine cone: Goodwill Outlet (<$1)

I love how pretty this silver metal pine cone is. :) Pine cones remind me of home (as do seagulls and thunderstorms- I'm a Florida girl).

This little guy looks so cute on our porch in one of our vintage planters. And it would be super-easy to DIY one with spray paint and a real pine cone! Happy Friday!


Thursday, March 28, 2013


This week was full of: kitty keychains, stripes, books about introverts (like me!), thrifted vintage Fort Wilderness slides, organization, trying to stay warm, taking pictures of pictures, celebrating Josh's birthday, unexpected snow, ebayed backpacks, and lots of antibiotics.


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Outfitted In: Hearts + Stripes

Shirt, Jeans, Bag, Pin: All Thrifted; Shoes: JCrew Warehouse Sale; Jacket: F21

This was Sunday's outfit, for a day of indoor pinata hitting, celebrating Josh's 28th birthday, and a surprise snow. I was already feeling pretty bad Sunday, with a hurting throat and achy feeling, and I don't think the came-out-of-nowhere snow helped one bit!

Today, I am feeling a little better, though. :) I'm still feeling a little gross, but I don't have a fever anymore! Back to work for me- just three days until the weekend, so I'm sure I'll be fine. :)


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Thrift Finds: Tiny Things

Tiny Baskets: Goodwill Outlet (<$1)

Ever since I thrifted my dollhouse, I've been on the search for little things to decorate it with. :) It is so much fun getting to change up teeny tiny home decor!

But geez- it was so bright and sunny on Saturday afternoon when this photo was taken! Then it snowed out of the blue on Sunday, and I have been home sick Monday and today. It turns out I have a sinus infection, with icky drainage down my throat that makes it hurt to talk. Boo. That together with a fever mean that I've been resting and cuddling with Moxie cat. I hope I feel better soon, though, because I hate feeling sick!


Monday, March 25, 2013

Thrift Finds: Cat Calendar!

2013 Cat Calendar: Family Thrift ($1.50)

I love this adorable little cat calendar I scored for next-to-nothing at Family Thrift. :) It still had the original $13 tag attached, too!

It's just the right size to take up residence in my thrifted dollhouse, since there really isn't enough room on my typewriter-table desk.

In other news, it snowed a whole bunch here yesterday, pretty much out of the blue! It is super weird to live in a state where it snows in late March!


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Outfitted In: Gold + Stripes

Sweater, Jeans, Mocs, Bag, Pin: All Thrifted; Cardigan: JCrew Warehouse Sale

I re-discovered both these jeans and this striped sweater when I cleaned out my closet last weekend. :) Ahhh, the joys of 'shopping your closet' and finding things that you had forgotten about!

Anyway, this is yesterday's thrifting outfit, for an afternoon filled with a couple of finds. I also went to Party City and picked up Josh's birthday pinata! I got a Transformers one! (Pinatas are our new birthday thing, we've decided...)

So today, we're off to the in-laws to celebrate my hubby's 28th (!) birthday with some Bonefish and some pinata swinging. Have a great day!


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Detail Shot Saturday: Good as Gold

Glitter Shoes: Target

Happy Saturday! We made it to the weekend!!! I have to work this morning, but then I'll be off to the thrifts, in search of: dollhouse stuff, organization items, and fun little things for Josh's birthday pinata. :)

What are you searching for this weekend?


Friday, March 22, 2013

Thrifted DIY: Spice Rack to Pretty Nail Polish Holder!

I thrifted a spice rack from the Goodwill bins for next to nothing to use as a nail polish holder. I promptly hung it up and filled it with nail polish, but it was definitely a bit sad looking. (See first photo below.) With a little $3 can of spray paint and a drop cloth, I gave this little guy a little love. :)


 Step One: Gather supplies. (Spice rack, spray paint, drop cloth.)

Step Two: Put down drop cloth and spray paint the spice rack.

 Step Three: Let dry according to the spray paint instructions, and hang up. You're done!

Happy Friday!


PS: Happy birthday to my awesome hubby, Josh. :)

Thursday, March 21, 2013


This week was filled with: hanging with my hubby, thrifting an awesome dollhouse, cleaning and re-decorating, fortune reading, unexpected snow, Mountain Dew...Code Red, and a thrifted DIY. :)

Happy Thursday!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Outfitted In: Maroon + Black

Pants, Bag: Thrifted; Sweater: Gift; Shoes: Target; Jacket: F21

This was Sunday's outfit, for a day of dollhouse furniture shopping and a family friend's memorial service. (Hence the darker-than-usual outfit, and sad facial expression.)

The memorial service was for our friend's dad, who passed away at just 55. It really made me miss my family and want to be close to them. It was a beautiful service, though, and it was good to see our friend and be there for him.

On a lighter note, I haven't had much luck at the thrifts/antique shops finding dollhouse furniture, but Dollar Tree is a goldmine. I have lots of $1 furniture in my dollhouse now, and I plan to paint it and make it look cool.

Have a great Wednesday, everyone.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Retail/Thrifted: Nate Berkus for Target :)

Nate Berkus Link Decor: Goodwill Outlet (<$1)

I've been eying the Nate Berkus for Target things every time I'm in the store. But most everything is more than I want to pay for decorative things. So when I spotted this green link decor in the Goodwill bin, I snatched it up! I think it may be missing a link or two, but for less than a buck- so worth it!!

Retail: $13.50 on eBay (sold out at

Thrifted: <$1 at Goodwill Outlet

Amount Saved: ~$12.50!

Sweet deal- and it looks great in our re-decorated bathroom/closet/laundry room!


Monday, March 18, 2013

Thrift Finds: An Awesome Wooden Dollhouse!

Dollhouse: Family Thrift ($15)

So, I've had a dollhouse on my thrift list for a while. The only ones I've found have been vintage tin ones, which are awesome but wayyyy out of my price range. (We're talking $100+) So when I saw this sweet wooden one for $15, I had to get it!

I have started decorating it with furniture from the Dollar Tree (They totally have wooden doll furniture!) and tiny things I have in the apartment. :) I love that I can 'decorate' a whole house, and change the decor and everything, while still living in our little apartment.


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Outfitted In: Hearts, Red and Black

Shirt, Cardigan, Bag, Jeans: All Thrifted

Yesterday was mostly rainy and overcast, which made for a horribly blurry outfit picture. Luckily, I did take this detail shot that shows my newly thrifted shirt a little better! It says 'I thank you from the bottom of my heart'. :) It's my new favorite!

Despite the weather, I got so much done yesterday! I cleaned and re-organized our bathroom/closet/laundry room, hung curtains in our bedroom, and cleaned the apartment. I'm definitely on a spring cleaning kick!

Also, I scored something awesome at Family Thrift yesterday. :) I can't wait to show you guys!


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Detail Shot Saturday: Dots!

Dotted Jeans: Thrifted DIY; Shoes: Thrifted

Happy Saturday, everyone! I am so, so glad it is the weekend! I am hitting the thrifts this morning, and then I'll be doing some cleaning and re-decorating our apartment. :)

I've definitely had the spring cleaning bug lately. Some fun new decor is taking shape in our apartment, too! Once I'm done, I'll share some pictures. :)


Friday, March 15, 2013


I forgot Insta-Thursday! Whoops! Well, here it is, a day late. :) This past week was full of: kitty stuff, sunglasses, treats, favorite magazines, excellent thrift spotting, and a new addition to our nerdy wall in our apartment. Bazinga!