Friday, January 31, 2014

Lately (via Instagram)

In the last week or two, you could find me:

Attempting to pattern mix......

Putting new items in the booth......

Exploring downtown with the mister.......

Curled up by the fire whilst watching Downton Abbey and the Bachelor Wedding.......

Downtown (again) for a super fun girls' night out with my new girl crush........

On a school night, no less!

So crazy and wild.

(I was home by 9:30.)

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

What I Wore (new coat)

RUN!  Don't walk!  Run to Old Navy today for a steal on a coat......

This beauty is only $17.47 in stores and online right now (marked down from $75)!!!!

I love how it has a drawstring waist.  I love the deep pockets.  I love the color.  I love how the back hem comes down to a point.  Sort of a high-low hem.......

But what really sold me was the length.  I needed a longer coat so my sweaters aren't always sticking out at the bottom.

Then there's the hood.  I always want a hood.

And a little faux fur never hurts.

Linking up with Two Thirty-Five Designs and

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Thrifting Frenzy

Christmas break thrifting was good.  I found some things to keep and sell.  And then there are always the things I'm torn over.


All the plaid things.  That is the only reason.

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This is already in the booth!  Get to Relics NOW to make it yours!

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Keeping (for now).........

Because I see these marked pretty high.........and I always keep metal/wire baskets!

It's already in the living room with a plant perched on top.

Plaid binder ~ keeping.  Maybe I'll use it for organizing printed recipes or something.  The towel is part of a growing collection.  Vintage floral towels folded and placed in wire locker baskets for the newly installed laundry room shelves make me happy. 

Because it looks like a Burberry scarf.  And I've always wanted one.  I've even worn it already.

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New Year's Resolution to not be a hoarder:  1 (cardigan)

Me:  6 (everything else)

That's a bad start.

Linking up with Sir Thrift-a-lot, A Living Space
still being [molly]

Friday, January 17, 2014

Lately (on Instagram)

After a three week (extended) Christmas break, life is back to normal!  School is in session!  Before the snow days ended, however, I was able to sneak in one last thrifting trip......

Vintage sofas kill me.  I want all the vintage sofas.

And all the peanut butter macarons!  Elle's makes amazing everything, but those macarons might just be my favorite.

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On that same snow day, I snagged the last of these cardigans at Express.......

I maybe own the black one too.

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A friend told me these exist.......

And now I'm hiding them from the mister.

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Pa dropped this baby off.....

This bookcase held an encyclopedia set at Grampy's house ever since I can remember. 

It still smells like Grampy's.  Which makes me happy and sad.

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Finally, the pups were way cute this week.......

Sir Chester was hiding.  But Gizmo was smiling.

Could there be a cuter baby?

I think not.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Firmoo Glasses

I am relatively new to the world of eyeglasses.  I have one pair that I wear all the time.

So when Firmoo contacted me to try out a pair of their prescription glasses for free, I figured I had nothing to lose!!!

I decided to go a little wild and choose a frame that was fun and a bit of a departure for me.  Black cat eye.  If nothing else, I could wear them at home!

But they arrived.  And I LOVED them.....

They got the prescription right!  I wasn't sure about ordering prescription glasses online.  But they are legit.  I can see!  And the fit is perfect too!  The glasses are comfortable!  They even came with a hard case and cleaning cloth.

I would not hesitate to order from Firmoo again in the future!  In fact, I am considering the cat eye frames in tortoise because the prices are so reasonable!

Now here's the fun part.  Firmoo is offering five readers a $30 voucher code!!!  Thirty bucks to spend on any pair of glasses in their Classic Series line!!!!

Here's how it will work......the first five folks to comment on this post will receive the $30 code via email!  Leave your email address and tell me which pair you would order from the Classic Series line!  Simple, right?

Just be one of the first five people to comment!  Which glasses would you choose?

Ready, set, go!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What I Wore (Pinterest Inspired)

While thrifting over Christmas break, I came across a Burberry-esque scarf!  I've always wanted one, but the price tag of a legit Burberry?!  Not in the cards.

Anyway, I immediately went to Pinterest to look for ways to style it.  This pin caught my eye.......

Pinterest link

I would not have thought to pair it with gray!  I wouldn't have to shop for anything.  All the elements of this pin were in my closet......

riding boots  ///  Gap elbow patch sweater

But wait!  It gets better.

The elbow patches of the sweater match the scarf perfectly.........

I had wanted an elbow patch sweater forever.  I found this one online (on sale) awhile back.  Now I wish I'd purchased every single color.

But there's that New Year's Resolution to simplify.  Not be a hoarder.  Save money.

Blah, blah, blah.... 


Monday, January 6, 2014

Influenster VoxBox

I received another great VoxBox from Influenster a few weeks ago.........

I love getting products for free to try out!  Especially when it's a product I've been curious about.

The Clean Freak dry shampoo was one of those items.  I had been dying to sample this product, so I was very excited that it was included.  This stuff.  I love it.  I hate washing my hair, so on day two (and three) I used this.  It totally works!  And I feel like it gave my hair volume too.  I will be purchasing this product in the future.

The SoyJoy cranberry bar was the item I was least excited about, however, it surprised me.  While I probably wouldn't go out and buy these, I did eat the entire bar.  I liked the cranberry flavor, but it was a little on the dry side.

The Goody Athletique Reversible Headwrap would probably come in handy at my next hot yoga class as it's made of moisture-wicking fabric.  Until then, I will use it to hold my hair back when I'm washing my face.  I do like how snug it is and how it doesn't slip around.

I enjoy a good face mask.  The Red Earth Clay Spa was a departure from the kind I've used before in that it was a literal mask.  With eye holes, a nose cut-out, and a mouth hole.  The mister said I looked like Hannibal Lecter.  Nevertheless, the mask left my skin feeling very soft and didn't dry it out like some do!

Lastly, you can't go wrong with nail polish.  I love getting nail polish........even when it's a color I might not buy.  The Sally Hansen Triple Shine (in Reef-Raf) is a bright summery pink.  It is a thick, shiny polish.......dries quickly.........and my favorite part was the brush!  It's really wide!  It's holding up pretty well!  I would buy this polish!

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So thanks again to Influenster for letting me try out some fun new-to-me free products! 
Influenster has offered me FOUR invites for folks who are interested in signing up and linking their social media accounts in hopes of also getting free goodies.

Sooooo to the first FOUR folks who leave email addresses in the comments, the invites are yours!  You need to have an active FB, Pinterest, and Twitter account to link up once your invite arrives!!!

Now who wants free stuff!? 


Friday, January 3, 2014

Lately (in Instagram)

Happy New Year!!!!

Three weeks of blog neglect!  EEEKKK!  Time to catch up.

2013 ended with:

~A super cold football game up in Kansas City.........

~The yearly visit to Silver Dollar City to see the Christmas lights.....

~Nancy's first cave experience.......

~The viewing of a "classic" for the first time at the prompting of quite a few friends.......

~And a super fun mug exchange with my favorite girls.........

Instead of buying Christmas gifts for each other, we started having exchange parties. 

We each brought a wrapped mug.....and then drew numbers to see who got to choose first.  Stealing was encouraged.

We've also had a scarf exchange!  Next up, we're exchanging doormats!

Those will be challenging to wrap!

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