Thursday, January 31, 2013

Macklemore Thrift Shop Challenge!

This is officially my first link up party!  And I'm so excited!!  But also super nervous, so if you aren't my mom, Hi mom! And my Man-friend, Hi baby! Please feel free to click around and keep visiting, this place will be clearing up in no time and have a lot more cool posts(or so I think)  ;)
 

Last week, the lovely John and Sherry at Young House Love posted a little Thrift store challenge.  If you don't know them then 1) get out from underneath your rock and 2) check them out!  Here is their original challenge post!

By the way, I met them when they were on their book tour back in December and they were amazing!  So-so-so nice!  They totally supported starting up a blog and also John informed me that math was indeed 'sexy'!  You don't believe me?  He signed it in my book!  They are the coolest!
Sherry, Me, my friend, John
Anyways, back to the challenge.....

Have you seen Macklemore's new 'Thrift Shop Video'?  You haven't?  That's okay, me neither, not until about two weeks ago I saw it on another popular blog.  Check it out:
 

The challenge gave some very basic guidelines.  What was I SUPPOSED to do?  Go to a thrift store with 20 bucks, find some cool stuff, photograph it, use it in my place, etc(check out the deats back at YHL).  What did I do?  Well in typical-Me-fashion, I was given a week for an assignment and waited until the night before to even go to the store.  Ugh.  So after work I trudged over to the local goodwill...  But not with $20, I gave myself a $5 budget(give me a break, I'm paying off my car this month!) 

Please excuse the horrific cell-phone camera pictures!  Didn't think ahead enough to grab my good camera.

And found some interesting items...
A water stand that is cow themed to quench your thirst!

and a super creepy doll.

But I also found some winners too!
This elephant piggy bank was so cute!  Perfect for a little girls room (it was actually a lighter pink)


This bag was actually super cute!  London Fog!  I would have definitely gotten it if I wasn't already trying to empty my closet a bit.

And surprising finds!
 
An entire end cap dedicated to wedding stuff!  50 invitations for $1! Ring bearer pillows, garders!  There was everything!  Had to snap a picture!  My man-friend's sister is getting married soon so it was cute to see all this wedding stuff out!

After only 30 minutes in the store(most of that spent in line to check out) I went home with were these little guys.

 Three leaf dishes.  I'm planning on putting them places where I tend to take off my jewelry so I'm not just laying my things down on the table.  I think they are sweet and I've been on the look out for one for months.  How did I end up with three?  Simple, I couldn't make up my mind.  Total cost. 4.24.  I think that's pretty darn good.  The metal one on the right was $2, while the white and yellow were each $1.  Looking online, something similar can go for up to $30!! All they need is to be cleaned up! And I stayed under budget! And finished in time!  Momma would be proud!

Sneak peak of one in it's new home!


Awww yeah!!!!!  I'd say that is a success!



Monday, January 21, 2013

This Sunday

A lazy day doing chores.  Someone gets an ice cream craving.  While out, to fulfill said craving, an attempt at a quick errand stop at the local Best Buy.  A faulty coupon led us to customer service where we spent the next 40 minutes waiting for service.  Ugh.  Work on Monday morning, catching up on some of my social media gives me this joy:

Yes, this is a screen shot because I do not have twitter and have no idea how to link it up, but to get it, go here.


Customer Service, almost as bad as the post office on a Saturday, where all your hopes and dreams are destroyed.

I promise next post will be MUCH more productive! :)

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Beginning.

So, how does one casually begin to 'blog'?

I've been reading blogs for the past two years and it has been a very, lets say, ACTIVE hobby.  I love reading blogs.  It's my escape and yes, sometimes I hover around my desk at the approximate times I know my favorite blogs will be posting, got something to say about it??

 I work full time and recently finished my master's degree, so in an attempt to avoid the terrible quarter-life-crisis, I decided that instead of being a bystander, I'm going to take a more active role in life and in my hobby.  Maybe this blog will hold me to my goals.  Maybe this blog will even help me realize my goals.  Because, honestly, I have no friggin idea what my goals are anymore.  So there.  I said it.  I have no damn idea.  After being a student for almost 20 years, it can be intimidating to figure out what the next step is.

Hopefully, from now on, my 1 to 2 readers will be seeing more amateur pictures of some activities I'll be doing, some apartment projects, maybe some funnys, a video, and what it's like for me "breaking in life".

Oh jeez, here goes nothin.