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Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday finds

A few weeks ago a local thrift store close by my house randomly sent me a $25 gift card for no reason. Best day ever! I decided to stop by today and see what they were all about. I had heard about them from a few people but never had time to go there till now. and I have to say, I was impressed with the selection they had given the fact that it was a smaller store. Everything from clothes to shoes, furniture and home goods was very reasonably priced. They had great sales going on while I was there, like 50% off all shoes and a huge 25 cent bin full of lots of clothing. 

I found a few things that I liked and even if I had not been given a gift card, I still would have gotten these items because of how cheap they were.  

Anthropology top: $3.99

Urban Outfitters dress: $3.99

Gap dress: $1.99

H&M Top: $1.99

I got a few books for my daughter because they were 5 for a $1. 

Hope you all are having a great Friday!!


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Cozy warms

I have mentioned this before but in July my hubby and I moved to the Seattle area. And if you are not aware of this, in Seattle it rains. All. The. Time. I usually do not mind the rain but it is Christmas time. And it doesn't feel like Christmas at all to me! I never thought I would say this but maybe I do miss the snow. Just a tiny bit. we are going back to visit our families next week and they have been getting snow so maybe it will change how I am feeling. Crossing my fingers! 

It has been getting a little colder then usual here in Seattle so I was able to pull out some of my cozy clothes. I am obsessed with this vest everyone! It is from Target this year and believe me when I tell you that you will not need a jacket at all when wearing it. So warm! It is $29.99 at Target and I know that I try to not buy clothes full price but I had a gift card and decided to splurge a little. It was worth it! Also my sweater is from Target as well and was $19.99 originally but I did get it for 40% off. 

Outfit details:
Vest: Target-$29.99
Sweater: Target-$12.00 (after 40% off)
Pants: Forever21- Given to me
Boots: Given to me by a friend. Not sure where she picked these up but over the knee boots are very in right now so most any store has them. 

Total cost: $41.99 (I had a gift card for the vest and sweater so my out of pocket total was $0)

Hope you all are ready for Christmas and enjoying this season!


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas family photos= failed

Tis the season of cute family Christmas photos. I had great hopes of getting a decent family Christmas photo but sadly our attempts failed. Miserably. My daughter was not in a good mood. We forgot our camera so decided to just try getting a few on our phone camera because we were all dressed up. Yeah don't do that. Not our brightest idea. 
We might have failed getting that Christmas card worthy family pic but we did make some fun family memories when taking these. And I will cherish those memories forever. 

P.S.... I do really want some cute pics of at least Liberty so I found this groupon. Such a good deal for in studio pics. We will be doing this with her hopefully this weekend. 

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. We caught a nasty cold and are just getting over it now. Also, I am slightly freaking out that Christmas is in just a few short weeks! I have almost no shopping done. I better get on that. 


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving prep outfit

Happy early Thanksgiving! I am out at my parents farm celebrating an early Thanksgiving and tomorrow I will be with my husbands fam. This outfit was just something simple I threw on that will be easy to cook and clean with. I will be changing into a different outfit for family pictures soon but it is a little to fancy for a day of dinner prep. But you guys go check out Target if you get a chance to soon. This chunky scarf I am wearing is only $3 in the front dollar section. It is so cozy and the price is amazing! 

Hope you all have safe travels if you are out today and have the happiest of Thanksgivings!


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Black lace

Over the last few weeks I have been searching for a dress for an upcoming wedding my husband and I were going to be attending. With not having the best luck at finding anything I really liked, on a whim the other day I decided to stop by a second hand store that was on the way home. I am so thankful that I did! I found the perfect dress for the wedding and the price was right up my alley. The dress only cost $6! I actually love this dress so much that it might just be the dress I wear for a Christmas service my family will be attending. 

Thrift tip: 
I have noticed that quite a few second hand stores offer additional discounts on their clothes including stuff on sale, if you follow them on social media accounts. That is one reason I was able to get this dress for just $6. I follow the second hand store on Instagram and anytime I shop, I get 5% off my purchase. But the day I bought the dress, they were doubling that percentage so I actually got 10% off. It pays to follow! 


I had to throw in a picture with my beautiful girl! She was on the grumpy side when this picture was taken. She missed a nap and was done for!

Outfit details:
Dress: thrift-$6
Shoes: thrift-$6
Tights: Target: $6
Necklace: Gift-Free

Outfit total: $18

Happy weekend!


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Simple fall look

My daughter is teething right now. So that means, she is having break downs every few minutes and has to be held constantly. The plus side to the teething is that I get to have way more cuddles with her which hardly ever happens when she is not teething or sick. The downside is that showering and getting ready for the day is almost impossible. Those are the days when I try to wear the easiest and simplest outfit I can find. Preferably one that I can throw a hat on with so my unwashed messy hair can be hidden. That is what I did today when I could not get out of running a few errands. 

Outfit details:

Sweater: thrift-$2.99
Pants: thrift-$3.99
Lace top: Ross-$6
Boots Steve Madden-Gift

Outfit total: $12.98

Happy hump day!


Monday, November 16, 2015

Floral for fall

Have you ever heard of LuLaRoe? They are a company that sells comfortable clothes for women and girls through the in home party/consultant avenue. So when my sister had a party a little while ago I showed my support for her and purchased this skirt that I am wearing. Here are my thoughts on the clothing. 

They have many styles, very cute patterns and everything is very comfortable. I love the pattern of the skirt I am wearing. I wore it more often over the summer but it is easy enough to style for fall as well. The major downside to the company I feel is the price. This skirt cost me $28. And  normally I would NEVER buy a skirt for that price. Like I said, it was for my sister and I would do anything for her. But I feel like I could have gone to Ross, TJ Maxx, Marshalls or Old Navy even and purchased something for half the cost that is better quality. I have to be very careful how I wash this skirt because the one time I did a normal wash/dry in my machines, it started to get pills on it. 

So in the future, I don't think I will be buying from this company again but I will enjoy the one skirt I have.

Both the tops I am wearing in this outfit are thrift purchases and the boots are Steve Madden, a gift for my hubby. 

Have a happy Monday!


Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday Finds: baby edition

Shopping happened today for my girl because she has out grown all of her 6 to 9 month clothes and is now in 12 month. I may have cried a little when I tried to get a pair of 9 month pants to fit her and they would not button. Can I just freeze time?! It feels like I blinked and she went from being a newborn to 8 months old! You guys, my baby is wearing 12 month clothing already!! It is not that she is the only 8 month old out there in that size, but the fact that she is growing so fast. It makes me a big, old ball of emotions thinking about it! 

I went to a kids thrift/consignment store because their stuff is always good quality, no stains, good brands and cheap. All of the clothes I got for her are either Target brands, Gymboree, or Old Navy. Plus I did not spend over $4 on any single item. 

Target: $3.99

Old Navy: $2.75

Target: $1.75

Old Navy: $2.75

Old Navy: $2.75

Target: $1.75

Target: $1.75

Target: $2.50

Gymboree: $2.75

Target: $1.75

Old Navy: $2.75

Have you found any recent thrift or consignment finds lately? I would love to hear about them! 

Have a fab Friday!


Thursday, November 12, 2015

My happy ever after

I was looking through all of my photos today and realized that I never posted any of my family pictures that we had done months ago. Can anyone say mom brain?! So since today is throw back Thursday, I will post them now instead. Liberty was almost 5 months in these photos and was not happy during the time they were taken. We are very close to getting two more family picture sessions done so I am crossing my fingers she will do better!

Hope you had a great Thursday!


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