So I am back after what feels like ages! I really enjoyed spending the holidays with the kids and just taking a break from bloglandia. I love blogging, I do however find that it takes so much time that taking a break from my online life frees up loads of time to ensure I have an offline life as well. You know the whole Blog/Life balance. On the other hand I have BIG things to show you in the coming weeks.
What else? I got my haircut, around 6-7 inches it's the shortest I've ever worn it. I realized that I constantly had it up in a bun or ponytail and it was starting to make me look really old. No photo because 1 I hate photos and 2 we've been working our butts off right across Easter and so while I sit here with perfect hair I also happen to be wearing my dressing gown over my painting clothes....Prada has nothing on my style!
I did manage t do a bit of thrift store shopping or as we call it here, op shopping, op short for opportunity. Sometimes I wonder how people find those really awesome find, I usually don't find much when I am out thrifting, but last month my thrifting fairy godmother must have heard my cries because this month was the month I hit the jackpot!
I have been looking for lighting for the entry, I was after something in a wood or cane style and I happened across this for $10.
While on lighting, I was after something iron or metal for another room and this was a bargain at $2.
These chairs, Oh My Goodness, I had been eyeing them off for weeks but at $20 each I thought they were a bit much. Imagine my delight when I walked in and found they were having a chair sale, $2 EACh! Woot Hells yeah I grabbed both of them and knowing Julian would hav a fit seeing them in the garage I bribed Elizabeth to hide them in her wardrobe until I was ready to use them their makeover is happening this week (fingers crossed)
Not sure on the upholstery tacks and to be honest I don't know exactly why I fell for them but I did...hard! I absolutely love these chairs, but not the infected snot colour, they need a makeover. Also just to gush a little more, they are so comfy I just want to sit on them all the time I need a pouf then I am set. Actually I think I have one in the garage, hmmm.
but the item that had me believing that thrifting fairy godmothers do exist, were these can platters, I came up with an idea, the night before and started checking ebay, the cheapest I found were 4 for $20. So when I found these the following morning at 50 cents each I actually threw my fist up and yelled "yeah!" I can tell you the elderly lady running the store looked at me like I was insane. In fact she gave me all 11 for $5, so a freebie as well, and you know how I love something for free.
So has your thrifting fairy godmother been with you lately?
Thanks for reading,