Monday, January 24, 2011

Find me here!

Big changes are coming!! Find me blogging at , I'm thinking about combining blogs. I started this blog to deal with my broken brain....but since it's working so much better I would rather blog about thrifting!! So come on over and see what junk has landed in my trunk! Bookmark me!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Snow Throwing ...not Snow Blowing

I love my new snow thrower...don't tell anyone!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Aunt Peaches

Do you know Aunt Peaches? No she isn't my Aunt Peaches, she is my friend Aunt Peaches...I do however have an Aunt Charlie (but I digress) .. Look at those adorable shoes she made....Oh where did she get the shoes?.....G-Dub where else?!
She mentioned me today on her blog (whhhheeeeee!) we are so tight. Go tell her how cute those shoes are....go on I'll wait here....


Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Scape

See how much nicer my "snow scape" front porch looks like with actual snow on it! We went from a brown Christmas to a snow delay this morning. Ahhhh snow! I looooove it!!!


Friday, January 7, 2011

Fashionable Friday

Kris at A Thrifty LA Life is doing a link up called Fabulously Thrift and Fashionable Friday. So here is my favorite Goodwill Fashion File of last year.

My friend Ellen is wearing Goodwill from Head to Toe! (I know this because I was her personal shopper!) I love it that my friends indulge my obsession with the G-Dub! The dress, faux fur collar, and shoes...dang it not in the picture....ALL from G-Dub.
Ciggie...NOT REAL....The dress I am wearing cost a whopping $2.50 on half off day. (I put the tag in again for the photo op....because I'm obsessed that's why.

I added the sash and brooches to dress it up!

Vintage Camel Coat with Fur Collar.....Goodwill in Lafayette, CO. Score!!!
Purple tag= half off.....I'm not kidding. $6.50. I am the Goodwill Whisperer.
Go to A Thrifty LA Life and check out the other Goodwill Fans out there!


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

WIWW The Cowboy Boot Edition

Hey! I'm going to Alt Summit....Will you be there?
These red cowboy boots are my #1 Pick for 2010

as the BEST Goodwill Purchase EVER.

White Button Down (G-Dub)

Lucky Jeans (G-Dub)

Red Cowboy Boots-(can't find a brand) (G-Dub)
*I want to wear these boots every day.

Puffy Vest -Tar-jay 2 years ago

Sweater NY&Co.

Shirt (?)

Old Navy Skinnies (G-Dub)
Boots- Perry Ellis (G-Dub)

Black T-Shirt Macy's

Brow Sweater (G-Dub)

Belt -Ann Taylor Loft -

(it cost more than the rest of the entire outfit-

Thank you to my MIL for the gift card!)

Old Navy Skinnies

Justin Black Cowboy Boots -Cowboy Shop in Steamboat Springs, CO


This is my cousin Lisa (LeeLee) she is about a foot taller than me.... and my brother David rockin the cowboy boots at my 22nd birthday party. Lisa is wearing a crochet dress with leggings and boots similar to my last picture.....but this was 22 years ago!!!! What?

*....where did she get the super long leg gene?


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Winter Decor

Hanukkah came sooo early this year that it was over in a blink.

It finally seems like winter here in Denver so I thought I would decorate a little snowy.....(I love the snow)

I love the menorah my son made in summer camp. It is made of twigs and a rock. It really is beautiful.
New decorations....I have a time thing going on......(I can safely tell time now so things are a BIG improvement over last year at this time)
Well except for that clock on the left least the hands are in the right position! I must have been standing on my head when I set it. My mom bought the hourglass for me....she lugged it all the way to Maui. I love it!! Thanks mom!!


Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year's Eve Party

We hosted a family-style New Year's Eve Party at my house on Friday night. It was a last minute switch of venue from a friend's house to mine. (long Earlier in the day I found this blog called Focal Point and it was talking about a great family New Year's Eve Party that her parents had in their New Jersey basement in the 70's. I loved the old photos and how she described her fond memories. It made me think about how my grandmother used to throw these lavish family parties and I wanted to make our small family and friend gathering just a little above casual with some memory-making flair.

So what did I do first? Run to the G-Dub of course for some vintage champagne glasses. They only hold a few ounces which is perfect for Sparkling Cider or a few sips of the bubbly. This was a family/kid party remember?

I found nine and threw them into a little bleach water and then into the dishwasher. These aren't family heirlooms so If something gets a little scratched up in the dishwasher I don't really care too much.

I pulled out my white china, vintage ice buckets (G-Dub) and fancy party hats (yes, G-Dub in the package still) YES I bought the party blowers new....I'm not that crazy!

It was a fun night with delicious food (thanks Surai!) games, and a little Dick Clark to count down the new year. It was really fun to be with friends and family safe at home. It was fun for both kids and adults!!
I hope your New Year's Eve was safe and fun! Here's to 2011!
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