Friday, May 23, 2014

It's My Birthday!

It's my birthday so I thought I would share some cake with you!
You could get me something from here if you wanted ;)
Now off to eat some cake!
~Ciao

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Thrift Store Finds

Thrift Store finds of the day....

 Bird cage, flower holder, old umbrella, misc tea cups, bracelets and tiny cauldron.

I love going to thrift stores. I have been to many and always have a favorite. Right now my favorite is one that I visit a couple times a month. Sometimes I pop in to look for specific items, other times I get lost for hours looking through every nook.

I want thrift stores to succeed but I tend to stay away from the big box stores that have prices that aren't so thrifty. When I first started thrifting here I found a little hole in the wall where everything was very cheap. .50 for a pair of jeans .25 and .50 for other clothing. It was more like yard sale prices and there was new stuff all the time. I could afford to clothe myself and my children through those stores and dress nice like I had shopped at the mall.

Eventually the stores that I frequented raised their prices and were comparable to Walmart prices- for used clothes- sorry NO. I had to find some new ones to scavenge.  Then I found this one. It is ran by a church in our small town. It started out in a room attached to a construction business. They became so popular that they had to expand and ended up moving to a bigger store. The prices were raised a little because of the rent for the new store.

Now though, I guess like everything else, the prices are starting to get out of my range. Time to start hunting for a new one :) I will still shop there though until they are no longer reasonable. So lets hope they stay this way a little longer.

Here are a few great finds for today.
This is a lovely Sage Green metal bird cage with cute little metal birds on it. It has 2 hinges allowing it to open at the top.

Here is a metal wall sconce for flowers. It's not too old but it has seen some use. I will give it a nice coat of paint. I seem to be attracted to these for some reason but I don't hang flowers on my wall. 

I always grab the metal bracelets or bangles. I wear them, give them to friends and upcycle them. I will do a post of the ways I upcycle them sometime.


Lately I have been making Mossy Terrariums and Jars. I have been wanting to do a tea cup Mossy Terrarium so when I saw these I thought they would be cute to start with.

To go along with the mossy Terrarium tea cups I thought this little cauldron would be a cute addition.

Last but not least the ugly stained old umbrella. I plan on removing the cover and turning it into a crocheted sun parasol to help keep the hot summer sun off my head. I have already had a sunburn once this year. No fun for my light skin!


Well, I hope you enjoyed viewing my finds today. I will post what the items are transformed into.

Check back for updates and pics of other finds!

Ciao~

Monday, May 5, 2014

May the 4th Be with You!

Happy 4th of May!

We all love Star Wars in this house. So what better way to celebrate May the 4th be with you by watching Star Wars and enjoying some Star Wars goodies.


Start your day with a Star Wars Coffee




Here are some cute Star Wars light Sabers for tiny battles

and some Star Wars Light Saber PENCILS to keep your homework from going over to the darkside!
You can decorate you curb side trash can by painting it to look like R2D2


Or turn your mail box into Darth Vader

Then don't forget to hang this sign to warn people to slow down on your street!


Grill some burgers on this Death Star Grill

Don't forget your Star Wars themed food

Change into your Star Wars pajamas




Then climb into your Star Wars bed.




Good night...May the 4th Be with You 
*I found these items on Pinterest. I linked the ones that had links available :)

Ciao!