"Believe in your heart, follow your dreams or just go to Disneyland." Emma -age 4

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Thrifting: Why I love it


This week since my Lenten fast is over I've been thrifting a little bit. And man have I missed it! I know that some people think that I'm crazy and that they would never shop in a old, smelly thrift shop. But I'm here to tell you, it's the best!

The evidence is pictured above. If you can't tell what those items are, let me enlighten you. Those are Joe's Jeans chambray trousers. Price? $4. That necklace is from Anthropologie several years ago. Price? $6. And that silk maxi dress? It's a Konrad & Joseph from Anthropologie too. Price? $3.

Y'all! You need to get yourself to the thrift store. Retail on those items was probably close to $400. I spent $13. Convinced?

*In the interest of full disclosure, not every time is that fortuitous. The thrifting angels must have missed me and so looked on me with favor this week while I shopped.*

Monday, April 2, 2012


Hippie 2

So, I pick up my daughters from school today and my oldest says,

"Mom! You look like a hippie! Like from the '80's you know? But in a good way."

She's 12. You'll have to forgive her if she doesn't know the right decade. I'm just glad she didn't call me hippy. Although I'm that too.

I came across this post yesterday and thought I would try it out. My hair was super frizzy and I thought I would spice up my top knot. The scarf was very comfortable to wear all day. I can't wait to try to braid one into my hair next.

*And I know I look slightly awkward. It's no small thing for me to take a picture and post it for all the world to see. But it's good for my confidence building. Right?