Monday, August 30, 2010


If anyone ever hopes for a "rain day" call me I'll leave my car windows down...and it will rain for sure!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

If you were a vase!!

And you had to sit in the middle of a round table for a November wedding reception! You had to wear aqua, red and black. What would you look like!? I'd love to hear ANY and all idea! If we use your idea!! You'll get a fantastic PRIZE!!

Front and center peice!

This is just a "mock up" for my darling sister to wed!

Sometimes the grass is greener!

I think it would also be darling w/ Black and white Damask scrapbook paper inside rather then the picture!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I'm a 25 cent girl!!

Today I headed south. I had to run some errands so I popped in to the Layton D.I. When it comes to thrift stores I have been around the block a time or two and I know whats what! I just want to say "MY WORD" about the Layton D.I. HELLO OVER PRICED items!! See the price tag below? I could buy out my own local thrift store for that price!!

The coat is cute but FIFTY bucks!! For second hand?

See this cute photo holder? I'd say 75 cents MAX!!

See this cute stamp. You could buy it in any dollar spot!

5 bucks!! Outlandish!!
Needless to say I shopped w/ my jaw to the floor...and didn't get much. There were many people there though w/ their carts what do I know. I just think it is lame to get something for free and then charge ALMOST retail to resale it. Needless to say I found nothing for 25 cents!

Monday, August 23, 2010

It's AQUA!!!

Glad my darling sister loves aqua too!! Here is the center section to the tri fold door backdrop!! Love the color!!

I have a HUGE crush on these HUGE paper mache letters (You can only get then in Ogden...who knows why?) from Joann's. They are 9.99 but if you use the 40% coupon they are MUCH cheaper!! Look how cute they are here at Cluck Cluck Sew! P.S. If I had it to do over again I would have spray painted the letters. To much moisture not good!

Now if I can only find something else to paint aqua!!

Just so ya know...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Love is in the air!!

My sister is so in love it is a tad bit sickening! (Sorry Ba)! I am still very happy and excited for her! I thought I'd vent that happy and excitedness by doing the best thing I know how to do. Go to the dollar store and pull out the glue gun!!

See what I got at the dollar store. Coffee Filters!

Then being the cheap girl I am I didn't have it in me to buy the "forms" that Hobby Lobby sells for 5.99 so I cut out a piece of card board!! CHEAP!!

I learned only to put the filters in a two inch strip down the middle of the cardboard frame or you can't tell it's a looks like a blob! Blobs aren't cute!

It only took me a few minutes and WAS SO FUN to make. I think the total cost was about 50 cents!! Everyone I know will be getting one for Christmas...maybe! This would be darling for a White Christmas, Baby Shower, Baby Room, Shappy Chic room, Just about ANYTHING!! If you make one mail me a photo!! Happy Summer!

**** Note! The first wreath I made was out of white cardboard the second was not. Make sure to either spray paint or white type paper the card board will look much better and you won't have brown polking through. Foam core is another great option!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What a dish!!

Quite often I walk down the isles of the thrift store and drool. (Clean up on isle 3 please). There are so many things I want and so little space. This is the case w/ the below items! (They look more yellow in the photo!)

Upon showing my mom the above pictures she promptly went and picked up the lot. Perfect for Thanksgiving!!
P.S. When you buy 3 fifty cent plates they are 3 for a DOLLAR!! So this lot was around SEVEN BUCKS!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

I like big boots and I can not lie!!

I heart me a pair of darling boots. I have yet to find a cute pair that fit and feel good. Today while (thrift) shopping I found these J Crew darlings that look to be the size of my big foot! So I take a seat and tug and push and pull and I feel a bit like Cinderella's step sisters...I could not make these babies fit. Hello J Crew if you are going to charge near a million dollars for these babies PUT A ZIPPER IN THEM!! I morn the loss of the 10 dollars worth of joy I had to walk away from!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Paint Therapy!!

Life is hard...painting helps! Here is a little teaser to my newest thrifty makeover!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Yard Sales and Polka dot toes!

Today I wore a jacket to work. I turned on the heater in my car for the mile ride and it was bliss!! This morning I also visited a few yard sales. I have to admit I love a good infomercial! LOVE! Well I have seen the beautiful work of Bare Escentuals...and have to say I swoon! Alas I am far to cheap for such a thing...UNTIL TODAY!! These little goodies came home w/ me for 5 bucks. A lot for me...but a real deal in the world of gormet make up!! The lip gloss retails for 18.00 per tube and honestly plumps your lips! Ok it only plumps for 3 minutes..but hey there is plumping!! Check out my polka dot toes too. Nothing a little white paint pen can't whip up. Got the idea here!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"When the Lord
closes a door,
He opens a window".
-Maria. The Sound of Music.

I honestly think my window is painted shut and has bars on it!!
I took this picture at the darling little chapel in the Salt Lake avenues where my sisters wedding reception will be held.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Bunny on a leash!

If you thrift shopped long enough you have a list of weird things you have seen, heard and gawked at. I see many a dog being pushed through the isles of junk and it's so not new to me. This weekend I saw a BUNNY on a leash in down town SLC thrift store. Today yet another weird one...a cat on a leash!! I love thrift store land!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Night Light

While sitting and dinning on cupcakes at a birthday party last weekend a little six year old approached me and asked out of the blue "Do you have a night light?" A man after my own heart getting right down to the important questions!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Book Report!!

What a GREAT stack this time around! I have been a little lax on posting my books lately...but I am gunna jump right back on that band wagon!!

See this little lovely the books are sitting on? A darling little IKEA number..that will be spray painted for my sisters wedding. Thrifted. Five dollars!

Wedding Ideas

Love this Mossy "N"!

Love Love Love this creative website!! (The shoes aren't bad either!)

Super love these pom poms!!