Friday, May 13, 2011


Sorry I've been MIA lately, but I have LOTS to share!! SO hopefully within the next few days I can showcase my finds and be back online..
But know I haven't gone anywhere!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Garage Sale season begins!

I've skipped a few garage sales already..not because I don't wanna go but because I wanted to clear my head and space that is so continuously cluttering up my life. But since my 3 year old was beginning to run out of pants and clothes, I knew it was time to start going.. So this week, I decided to spend my Thursday morning out and about, and took Taylor with me. We had about 8 going on at that time, and it definitely was worth it. Not only did I get like 10 articles of clothes for Taylor but I also scored some goodies for myself (which is seldom at garage sales)

That frame was RARE and jumped right out at me.. One thing I love about garage sales, is that they're in it to get rid of it, and will usually throw items like that down to almost nothing.. SO would only make sense that I pay only $4 for it! And the owl figurine is a replica of the "see no evil, hear no eveil, say no evil" monkeys but in owl format. Mr. TT pointed that interesting fact out to me!
A lantern for my sister's wedding.. :)
1970 Praktica SLR film camera with flash. I've handed down most of my vintage camera collection to a friend because she's found more of a love for them than I have, so I know if I don't use this, or keep it, she'll have a wonderful spot in her heart for it. Mr. TT checked, and there was existing film in it! But since we opened it, it was already ruined so we were unable to see what was on it.. I've had NO luck finding anything on this flash tho.. Its a Bell & Howell one and it seems rare. I wonder if it works.. Looking forward to throwing something in and seeing what this baby does! Only paid $2 for this buddy. One of those "I don't care what I get for it" moments. PLUS, there was a early 90's poloroid I passed up only because its not rare, and its also so hard to find film so it wasn't worth it.. even for a buck.

What I've changed this year other than my other years of garage saling, is that I'm looking at EVERY garage sale. Whether its the one that has nothing sitting on the outside so you're drawn away from the lack of inventory, or the one thats overflowing with items I know I have no use for, these little treasures come in the smallest places.. And each are worth checking out. Plus, its a great time out with Taylor too so I love have her tag along!

Saturday's coming and I had originally planned on heading into the city for an E-session with my cousin, but that changed and the weather is going to suck, so we're stickin back.. But I really hope that the girls still go to their designated sitters so that I can get some MUCH needed organization and baking done for Mother's Day. Mr TT has been sick with the nasty bug I got and so he's been MIA and things have been on the backup once again. Hopefully not for much longer!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


So, I've not had my luck at MCC lately, like I used to when I started thrifting weekly, but yesterday I had a good feeling.. Which is rare, but I jumped on it, and went. :) There was TONS I left behind, because we're in the midst of renovating and I just don't have the space for everything. But I did load my cart up with some goodies that, after we paint, just might be great additions to our wallspace (if I can even find room)..

Picked this buddy up for a buck. $1! I was so thrilled but when I looked online at the cost of film, I was shocked. Maybe I'll get lucky and find some at the thrift store one of these days.. but still. Pretty excited about this find!
Two mirrors. These will look really nice down the hallway between my girls rooms. Thinkin of painting them a bright color instead of white.. Not entirely sure yet. I have SO many projects just waiting to be done!
Im really not sure what this is... but I had to pick it up. It almost looks like a DIY gone wierd.. I'll hand it over to a friend of mine and Im sure she'll find use for it..
This is one of my favorite finds.
its unfinished so I can paint it whatever color I wanted. Thinking this is going to be a CUTE addition to Hailey's party and having it a bright pink would be perfect!! 

So I tend to always keep my eye out for owl items. I have a few items but I have a best friend who loves everything owl, so I always keep my eyes open for things that would add to the girls room or that would work for my friend's place. Today I scored bigtime. I haven't quite decided whats staying and whats going..

I really am not a fan of shell art, but found this to be cute considering its a coin bank!
Love these hangings, but not really loving the palm trees/scene in the middle. It looks simple to cut it out but I was reminded from my husband I have a history of "butchering" items by attempting this..
How cute is this little family?!
I also found more mason jar cups, and a few extra jars that I think would be a great addition to my sister's big day next year. Im still not going overboard yet on finding stuff for her day but when you come across something unique and rare, I can't help but snatch it up. I walked out of our thrift store and didn't even find a need to go to others. Maybe sometime this week I'll make a few more stops.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Missing in Action...

Battling one nasty cold since the 20th. I don't get sick often, but this one hit me hard.. Out for nearly 2 weeks, countless boxes of kleenex, and sleepless nights = one miserable me. So glad to be back to myself, feeling great, and ready to catch up.Also miss H had a nasty ear infection that nearly damaged her hearing, but in the end turned out ok!! We're so blessed. :)

Nothing much happened during my down time which is great cuz I hate missing out on things with the kids and the world.. but did catch the Royal Wedding which in all truth, was beautiful. And my little Haileybear turns 11 months today which puts into HUGE perspection that this month will be crazy with getting things ready. Im horrible with distractions of family and friends but Im gonna do my best to focus on everything I wanna get done for her big day.

My oldest, Taylor continues to go to preschool but is ending it within the month. So we're planning a busy but exciting summer ahead.. with lots of trips to the park, beach, zoo, etc! I missed out on their summer last year due to being on bedrest my pregnancy + having hailey premature and spending a month in the NICU and the remainder of our summer in iscolation due to her very low immune system.. so this year they both deserve one rockin' year. And I'll do whatever I can to make that happen.

Didn't get to thrift much other than picking up a few mason jar cups and a cuuute bright pink afghan for Hailey's party.. Also scored for 1/2 price at the fabric store, a dozen 1/2 m "shabby chic" fabrics! Im super excited to make her fabric banner out of this and add it to elements all over the day.

Otherwise, we're just going about our regular routine over here.. Mr. TT is working this weekend and its bitter cold. Just on Friday we had +20 degree weather and now its -15 degrees.. Yeah, welcome to Manitoba.. the province where its not wierd to leave your winter stuff out year round cuz.. you just never know.