Over the weekend, Chris and I went thrifting..we have NEVER found so much in one trip.

Let me break it down:

10 Shirts
1 Vest
6 Shorts
2 Totes
3 Pairs of shoes
5 Brooches
1 Necklace
1 Bangle
1 Pair of curtains for craft room

2 Shirts
2 Shorts
4 Ties
1 Banana Republic Utility Jacket
2 Hats

Most of this will come in handy when we go on vacation in a few days! :)

The house is coming along...I will post more pics over the course of the remodel/updating! :)

Til next time  XOXO ~Jess


With enough spray paint I could rule the world!

I love love love spray painting stuff. I have always loved taking a blah item adding a bit of paint and WAH LA! its pretty!  Remember my fugly white lamps?
I grabbed my leftover Krylon Oxford Blue paint from my peacocks and started spraying.

getting there

I also went to Wal*Mart and picked up two drum lamp shades to complete the look. Right now I am so in love with blue and green together so I gave our bedroom a mini make over! 

Now just imagine this in our new house with soft gray walls! :) Speaking of our new house, we started paint the other day! 
Craft Room after two coats!

We plan on painting the trim an ultra white, the walls are a soft gray. The crown molding is down at the moment but that too will be repainted and hung. Good thing I had already planned on the trim to be white because we have brand new, pretty, white ceilings! :) 


I love lamp.

Last night me and the bestie loaded up the kiddos to go to Goodwill. While in Goodwill I was looking for more goodies for the new house when I stumbled upon three lamps, two of which are almost identical. The fiance' and  I have been looking for new lamps for our night stands and I thought these would be perfect although I hate the color or lack there of...I looked online to see if I can paint them...which I can so I will be posting pictures of the makeover soon! :)

all three lamps- even if you cant see the black one



My dear, sweet friend Serene at The Elegant Bohemian has suggested I do a fashion blog. Instead of writing a different blog I will post here since most of my clothing comes from thrift stores any ways. I have been thrifting for years, not because I have to but because I LOOOOVE it. I love being able to find something for cheap. Possibly because I am cheap, haha! :)

The other day I was walking around at Walmart when I "dress" caught my eye. Come to find out it is a plus size tunic...that didn't stop me! Since it already had a tie back I got the largest size they had, tried it on for giggles...and it fit perfectly....as a dress!  I have fooled so many people, I just can't wait until fall/winter so I can wear it with a cardi/tights/boots combo.

Here is how I have been wearing it for now, pink tank and black strappy flat sandals(not seen). The "dress" was only $14! Maybe next time I will throw in a cinch belt, but on this day it was a nice breezy dress for a hot day! :) ~ Til next time! XOXOX

Birds Of A Feather

AHHH it's good to be back!   I certainly have not stopped thrifting just haven't had the internet connection! Chris and I turned off our internet at home because of the unreliable service, most days I couldn't even use it.

Enough about that...on to the goodies!

I picked up two UGLY...FUGLY gold peacocks for only $1.99 ea. I loved the shape of the bird but obviously not too crazy about the color. I had originally wanted to paint them a high gloss white but quickly changed my mind and decided to do something a little out of the norm. I luuuurrrvvveee color. So I sprayed them oxford blue! I looooove how they turned out and even got Chris to agree to let me put them in our room when we move!

After (ignore the mess..we're packing!)

One of my FAVORITE finds of late will def have to be my platform BCBG sandals. I picked them up at Goodwill for $3, they retailed for $198! I have only gotten to wear them once but I love how they fit :)

I also have picked up assorted prints for the new house each $5.

1960's Watercolor of Paris

1960's Watercolors of Paris

1970's Norman Rockwell Reproduction-reframed

On one of mini Goodwill adventures which was basically all over South Carolina, we picked up a gorgeous stand up globe for $10!

On the same trip we picked up a SOLID wood KING headboard for ONLY $15! 
Chris makes it look small :)

After eye balling a desk at a local furniture consignment store( Making Ends Meet on Thomas St, FC- for the locals) I finally talked  begged Chris to buy  it for me, its new home will be in my craft room and at only $60 I couldn't ask for a better deal!

On a recent shopping excursion I spent 38 bucks on a gorgeous orange chair, a LARGE coffee table and a green lamp!




We haven't gotten to paint our new house yet but as soon as we do I will be posting before and afters.
With my new job we hope that we can get a lot accomplished together and be able to move in by the first of October.  'Til next time! XOXOXO