Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I miss thrift stores

It's one of the very few things I miss about living in a city. There are hardly any thrift stores around here. There are a couple of them that I am aware of within a reasonable distance, but most of it is junky. It seems like I could go to one, come back a year later and it's the same junk with just more dust collected on top. It's probably a good thing though because I'm a stay at home mom, my fiance works his butt off to provide for us and I feel bad spending his hard earned money on stuff we don't need.
It is tempting though.
I may not have any good thrift stores nearby but at least I have the internet. I was looking at just now and found a bunch of things I would probably buy for no reason if I had a job. (I wouldn't feel as guilty going nuts buying things I have no use for if it were my own hard earned money).

Here are a few cool things I found on there......

An Earl Christy Print

An old pretty scale

A vintage flying saucer toy (with retractable legs)

 Vintage Doctor's head reflector thingie

A vintage Teetertot bouncing rocking chair

Goodwill was always a favorite of mine but I don't have one anywhere near me....that's ok because I think is even better than the goodwill store I used to live by. I still kinda miss hunting and digging around through everything though. It's not the same as clicking a mouse.

(the links included in the pictures may or may not work depending on when you read this. Shopgoodwill is an auction site so those particular things will be gone soon.)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hey! Where did Spring go?

I'm freezing!!!!
Last week it was beautiful outside. Right now it's in the 30's with no signs of of going up. I don't like being teased by the weather. I suppose we could still play outside but I'm not the only one who hates the cold. My son will tolerate about 5 minutes of it and want back in the house and our pug will run around for about 6 minutes and want back in. I don't blame either of them.
There is snow on the ground but that won't stop me from daydreaming of sunshine and daffodils.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

For a vintage kitchen

I love just about anything retro, vintage, antique, whatever you wanna call anything old. The way our house hunt has been going it's become obvious that I will have to totally redo a kitchen. Cabinets, flooring, walls, I have my ideas ......but what about everything else? I'd like to share a few cute retro/retro inspired things that I have stumbled upon.

It comes in two sizes, a bunch of different colors, and you can even choose which side the handles are on.

you can get a matching range hood too. They also carry under the counter fridges and dishwashers.

Everyone has seen a Kit-cat Clock but I had no idea that there was an Official Kit-Cat clock website

They have different colors and styles and even football helmets that you can put on them.

Are you more of a dog lover?

Barn Light Electric has some really cool lighting.
( a house that was for sale had something similar in the kitchen and it was the only thing I liked about the place)

Have I mentioned that I really like jadite geen? lol
I'll be posting more things soon.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I'm not even sure where to start

This is not my first blog. I've pretty much abandoned my last one because it really wasn't cutting it for me anymore. I had been through some sad things and looking over all of my previous posts, it just felt depressing. These days I am much happier and I feel like I'm heading into a fresh start so why not just start a new blog?

It's really hard to sum up my life so I guess for now I will just say these few things......
I am not married but happily engaged to a great guy.
We have a wonderful little son together (he's our life).
I am a stay at home mom.
We just began hunting for a house (first time home buying is kinda scary).
Once we find a place to call our own we'll set a date and actually get married (I'm already planning it in my head).