Friday, September 2, 2011

Randoms & Thrifting

I have lost Austin to the woods until Sunday (he and his bro are hiking through the time). So it's just been P and I. We never do anything out of the ordinary when he's out of town, we usually end up hanging with my inlaws a bit more :)

\ It is SEPTEMBER!!! What in the world?! If time keeps flying like this, I may have to be admitted for a mental breakdown. Sometimes I really feel like I literally blink and it's time to go to bed already. What is up with that?? I am looking forward to a break in the heat though. 100+ degrees is ridiculous. I want to move to San Francisco...the temp is a constant high 50's-mid 70's. Yes PLEASE!! Extreme heat is pointless really.

\ August starts a fairly busy time for us. It starts a string of birthday's for my family. All of my sister's and I's are August-October, bro in law's in November and my Dad's in December. Throw in two major holidays and, man it's a present buying frenzy. We hemorrhage money like crazy, lol. Also, since we have holidays, that means traveling. Enter time flying even faster. I like having things to do and places to go though, I just wish the days were longer!

\ Thrifting. I LOVE it. I have always loved plundering (is that a word? If it wasn't, it is now). I have always loved finding a good deal. I can remember going to garage sales with my mom when I was younger and trying to find/get as many cool items as I could with my allowance. I like the challenge of stretching my money (except if it's for bills, yuck). Before, if you would mention shopping at a Goodwill or thrift store, people (or you) would instantly think "Oh, that's so sad. They have no money" or "Ew, gross". I guess the "eww" part can still apply, these places aren't Nordstrom's. Ha. Old is the new "new". It's fun to find cool "vintage" items or to take something with potential, give it a little makeover and admire your work. Needless to say, I have rekindled my love for rummaging to find cool things. You have to have alot of time and patience though. Most of the time, you really have to dig to find the good things. Yesterday I had the time. And I made out like a bandit!!

A few of my favorite finds lately

It's a serious addiction. And to make things worse (in a good way?), it seems there's a new thrift store popping up every where around here recently!! 

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