March 29, 2013 § Leave a comment
I love a good deal, but I really like good quality better. You can get that when thrifting, but you may have to dig a little! It’s worth it, though.
Dress: Goodwill, $5.99
Shoes: Goodwill, $2.99
Earrings: Gift, free (Unless you count my seconds… those were $12)
Nylons: Given to me still-in-the-box, free
Total outfit cost, (not including studs 😉 ) : $8.98
Pretty good, no?
Sadly, I haven’t found one of those treasure troves in my area where there is many vintage items. I may have to branch out a little though; Goodwill is my main dig!
Thrifting tip: Only buy what you love. You found 3 things that fit, you like them all, but you just LOVE that purple number? Only get the purple. Otherwise, you’ll come home with things you’ll only use once. (I did this recently with a dress I thought I would alter to fit right; that didn’t work out… So it’s going to become a skirt soon!)
December 19, 2012 § 3 Comments
My mom has always said I can put anything on my Christmas and birthday list. Anything.
So I always have.
there was a catch.
You can wish for anything, she said-
but don’t expect you’re going to get most of it.
You see, when you have six children, you can’t get every one of them everything they want. Even when your husband has an amazing job. Six animals, mountains of chocolate, and a backyard theme park just didn’t make the budget. (I’m still wondering why… 😉 )
So we each made outlandish lists, some with over fifty items. (I won’t tell you who it was)Pets, bikes, clothes, a roller coaster or two, bb guns (Hey, this is the South!) and other trivial or expensive items topped the list.
Somehow just making the list was satisfaction enough- we didn’t just have to have everything on it anymore.
We always got many gifts, and we loved all of them. The one I remember most fondly was a purple Barbie Volkswagen bug that I don’t think I asked for. (It even came with stick-on flowers, and a key to open the trunk!) I had much fun with that toy, and even 8 years down the line, my youngest sister played with it. (Though by that time the key was long gone. So were the front seats…)
That memory serves to remind me that it is not the price of the gift, but the value to you that matters.
So even though this list has many items that I do not expect to receive, I can’t help but keep the tradtition my lovely mother started so many years ago. I have always loved making any kind of list.
Here is my Wish List, I thought it would be fun to share!
2. The K2 bike– I actually got this one! 😀
4. a Rhett and Link T-shirt! These two are my favorite.
6. These amazing Steve Madden boots… *sigh*
Have you always made a Christmas or Birthday list? Did you expect to receive everything on it? What’s on your list this year?
October 11, 2012 § 3 Comments
Make-up has been around for ages, but the industry has been constantly evolving since it really became popular around the 1910’s. This is a very interesting site if you’d like to learn more! All of these pictures remain in their original copywrites, I do not own them.
I think most of us know what the fashions were in the 1980’s-2000’s, so I’ll start here:
So there you have it! Make-up through the decades…
October 5, 2012 § Leave a comment
Were you a bookworm as a child? I, in a balanced way, (I hope!) certainly was. The current pages I read were practically a part of me. When my mother would tell me to go play outside, many a time I would grab the latest intrigue, climb a tree, and spend an hour in typed oblivion. [disclaimer : I did truly play very often! 🙂 ] Something about a life not my own, full of history and adventure I might never personally experience, was, and still is, captivating. I could know the life of a young queen in the 17th century, or make syrup with Laura Ingall’s grandmother, or realize that he definitely should not have asked the clerk why he worked late last Friday. I must say, I still feel this way! My life might be much busier, but when I can, I still adore curling up in a corner with an old favorite – or a new unknown.
On a different note: I, like many others, have been part of a lovely world called Pinterest since this spring. It can definitely be a time waster, but mostly, I find many neat ideas I that never entered my mind! I thought a few of you might enjoy these hair-bow tutorials that have been rather popular lately.
Also, here’s a video tutorial! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWxgxVAqg3A&feature=player_embedded
On another completely different note: I make lip balm with beeswax from my dad’s beehives. I’m getting ready for a craft fair this Satuday, and am very excited with how my booth will look! I’ll probably post pictures this weekend.
Did you have a favorite book when you were a child? How about now? Was there a sacred place meant only for you and those curled pages? Or did you care less when it came to books or reading?
September 30, 2012 § 1 Comment
Enter this giveaway to get the chance to win four great prizes, including two of my beeswax lip balms! Pictures and link below: