Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Haul time!!

Hey everyone!!!!! I wanted to share some things that I have bought over the past week. 

Last Wednesday I had to go to the doctor and I decided that because of that I could go to Ulta and treat myself. So I picked up the Benefit sample compact that has both Boi-ing and Lemon Aide inside. Boi-ing is a concealer, an industrial strength concealer says the website. Lemon Aide is supposed to be used to even out eyelids. I used it to brighten areas and cover up redness. I really like this so far. It is a lot better for me than the Erase Paste, that stuff moved all over the place on me. I love how Benefit will put products into smaller sizes for us to try. If I had spent full price on the Erase Paste I would be so angry. This compact was $10 and I think it will last a long time!

Then I decided to pick up the NYX Stay Matte Not Flat Powder Foundation. I get fair quickly during the fall so it is a good excuse to try something. I have not used a powder foundation for a long time, but this seems to be working pretty well. I saw on the website when I was looking up the compact image that there is a liquid version of this foundation too. I think I will be picking that up too! I am color Natural if your wondering. 

Then today after class I decided that if I worked out that I could go to Goodwill on the way home. So I worked out! I love how I justify shopping! Does anyone else do this?

I picked this vintage glass juicer! I have wanted one forever! There are some really cute ones, especially a milk sunkist one that I love! But they are usually (for some reason) expensive at the antique stores near me. So I was really happy that I found this one! I think it is really cute. I can use this to make juice then put it in to the carafe that I got a couple of weeks ago!
 .Then I decided to check out the shoes. I do not have luck finding good shoes at Goodwill most of them are already used to the point where you do not want to buy them. I did have luck today though!! I found these Ralph Lauren Eliora Flats with the tag still inside of them. They were priced at $89 originally and I got them for $13! I am pretty excited about these. They are a really pretty classic shoe! They remind me of quilted Chanel Flats.

Then on the way home I went to Walmart to grab some milk because we are almost out. I went to the make up section to see if I could find a nude eye pencil for my waterline. I saw on a blog a while ago how Rimmel was coming out with a nude pencil and I have been using a white one on my waterline lately but I think that the nude would be better. So when I could not find the pencil I turned around and decided I would pick up the Wet N Wild palette in Walking on Eggshells. I have heard so many things from blogs and Youtube about this palette. So I thought for $3 what the heck.
 This is great!!! I'm jumping on the band wagon for this. I love the colors a pale gold/pink shade, bronze, and a cream. They are really pigmented too! I think this will be great for school. I do want to warn you that the bronze shade does have a little bit of fall out. For $3 I can deal with that.

I hope that you have had a great weekend and a good week so far! I went the the North Georgia State fair with my family and Steve (my boyfriend). It was a lot of fun. I love going to the fair.
I wanted to end on this picture of my little handsome cousin. Isn't he adorable! Look at those Cheeks!!!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Hey!!! Sorry I have not posted the past couple of days! I had a really busy weekend. I especially had a busy Sunday. First time this semester I wanted to kick myself for procrastination. But I survived! Yesterday I had a test and a presentation. So glad that is over.

Today I ran into Goodwill to see if they had anything that I liked. I actually did not pick anything up. I did take a picture of two cute pictures that I was thinking about. I have been picking up embroidery or cross stitching when I find it at yard sales and these were cute. As I write this I am kind of thinking I should have gotten them. In the future I want to make a collage wall of them with different frames all painted the same color. I think the red poppies is my favorite! And It was LARGE at least a 16X20. The frame was nice and heavy. (Crap I am going to have to try and get this Thursday, I've convinced myself lol)
Also this tiny guy was really cute. I HATE the frame it is in. This deserves a cute rustic frame. Not the gold. 

Well I left these two at the thrift store. 
Something else I wanted to talk about is Thrift Store Etiquette.  

I do not mean to seem preachy about this but it has bothered me lately because of my frequency to thrift stores. The other day I was at my Goodwill and there were two women just behaving horribly. 

At my store they call over the speakers to let everyone know what is coming out but, they ask for customers to please wait for the employee to finish putting out the product. I know that I get excited when I can see something across the store and I want, but I keep calm and walk. Also I always get excited when new stuff comes out and I will wait in the glassware isle and see if they put out Pyrex. It might sound stalker but, I wait until it is put out! 

The moment the cart came out the both of the women were running around the cart and the poor man pushing it. They kept doing it and then started grabbing stuff of the cart while the man was trying to push it to the home goods area.  It was very obnoxious and then they started yelling about how they got what they wanted!

I am 21 and I was acting more grown up than the women twice my age. I really wanted to be like act like a grown ass (sorry for that) woman. It was very disrespectful. And I felt bad for the poor man trying to put stuff out.

I think the majority of people that go thrift store follow the rules and this just flabbergasted me.

Sorry about my venting moment. I hope everyone has been having good experiences thrifting lately! 


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thrifty Time

So I had decided that I would not go to Goodwill on the way home yesterday. However, I have been hearing from my mom and my best friend how much they would like to got some Pyrex. Because of that I decided that I need to stop, you know just to see........

 I found this little white bowl with scalloped trim. I am not sure who made this one. If you know please let me know!
 Then this adorable little juice carafe. I love how it has lemons all over it. Plus it uses different typefaces saying Juice all over it. I can picture this with lemonade in it. =]
 Then I got this little metal basket. I am not sure what it was used for but it reminded me of a picture that was in Southern Living not too long ago with farm eggs in a metal basket. Their basket was round but this has the same industrial feel to it. I really want to tear out the picture that was in the magazine and frame it. But my mom actually had a friend bring her some different color farm eggs the other day. So earlier I took some pictures of the eggs in this! Hopefully I will share those soon!
 I am going to put so much stuff in this little guy! I love it.

All righty there is my mini thrifty haul. I have come to the conclusion that I have a problems. lol But I am going to have an adorable house one day.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September Birchbox!!!

 Hey!!! I have not shown what I have gotten in my Birchbox for a while, but I thought I'd do one for September. The past couple of months have been alright, but nothing really to write about. I really like this box and thought I'd share.
 This is how the box looked when I opened it. I love the teal-ish blue paper!!!

 When I moved the info card and opened the paper I could see the "Fall look book" and a couple of my samples! =]]

 Underneath the book was my sample of Boscia Oil Free Nightly Hydration and 2 packets of the Mighty Leaf Tea (Green tea and Citrus Chamomile).
 Then there was this in the bottom of the box!!!! A coupon for Madewell! I have not bought anything from Madewell before. I have went in one of their stores at the mall and it was amazing!!!!! Well the coupon is a $25 dollars off of $75 purchase!!!!!! So I might be buying something soon. =]

 This is what was inside of the little paper packet. A sample of the Kate Spade Twirl perfume, a Lace Pattern twist band, Jouer Matte Moisture Tint, then a Color Club Nail Polish in Insta-This.

I love the blue color! 

I like getting nail polish this color. I also like getting the twistbands! I love those things. I think they are ridiculously overpriced though. I did find some at H&M that are similar and only $4 for 5. The Matte Moisture Tint seems really cool but it is a wee bit expensive. Also the perfume smells pretty good. It does not bother me that there was a perfume because there were 6 samples.

What did you get in your Birchbox? Or do you like subscription services?

My friend Alyssa and I were talking last night and I think that Lush should do a subscription service. I think it would be highly successful and they could try out new products.


P1800 Finally Moved!

I am so excited. We finally moved the Volvo P1800 into the garage at Steve's house. I am so glad that I do not have to worry about it sitting outside anymore. Steve said that hopefully by this weekend he will have cranked the engine. It will be a while before we are driving it around. A quick estimate would be around Christmas hopefully!!!! I also wanted to correct what I said in my last post about how much it actually cost. Steve only paid $500 dollars for the car. Which is great because we will have to put a lot of money in to it.
I thought I would share some pictures from the moving. =]

What the engine looks like.
The dash! I LOVE the blue gauges. Right now we have decided that we think we are going to paint the car that color.
The back of the Volvo. The 3 wholes are for the bumper and lights.
Steve and I after a long day of moving the car.
I am so excited. It is going to be so much work though!


Monday, September 10, 2012

Paulding Meadows arts and crafts festival

Hey guys! This weekend was the arts and crafts festival for where I live. I love Paulding Meadows it is always so much fun to see all of the things people are selling. And it is kind of like a big reunion. Especially for my parents since they graduated from high school around here too. I thought I would share the few things I bought.

Here are the things that I bought. A pair of earrings and two hair clips from a really sweet lady. You can find her store online here. I really liked the set up that she had. Really cute and vintage. The earrings were $10 and the hair bows were $2.50 each. She also had a great selection of hand made necklaces. I really like buying things from the people who make them instead of stores. 

We had a conversation about this the other day before an art history class. One of the guys in my class is a Art Major with a concentration in Pottery. There is so much work put into the pieces that potters make. I always try to pick up a piece from an art festival. However, this time I sadly did not. But I talked to one of the venders and she is going to start teaching pottery classes, and possibly a wheel class! I loved pottery in High School and I really wish that I could take it in college, sadly I am not an art major so they will not let me in. I thought that it was cool that her name is Emily also and she just graduated from Kennesaw State University too. Supporting Graduates! Yay! 
 Her website is here.

Also another one of my favorite things is KETTLE CORN! I'm obsessed, this is the only time during the year that I get to have it. This family has been selling fresh kettle corn at the festival since I could remember. They wear pioneer dress while they do it. Meaning the men have outfits on like the picture above and the women have on bonnets and long dresses with long sleeves. I always feel really bad when it is super hot outside. Yesterday the temperature was amazing, nice and cool. It is really neat watching them pop the corn then mix it all together with sugar and salt. YUM. I wish I had taken a picture of the bag that they give you but it is a large bag. 

Do you have a festival that you go to every year? Or do you even like these things??? 

Sorry for the Iphone pictures! 


Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Dry Spell is Over! Thrifty Finds.

I am really lucky to have a Goodwill on my way home from class. The bad thing is that I get out of class at 11 am on Tuesday/Thursday and I do not head to work until a couple hours later so I stop in a lot. I have went to Goodwill at least once a week since school started. And I have not been able to find anything!!!! It has been driving me nuts. I have not found a any vintage glass, furniture, or clothes. That is until yesterday and today!!!!!

Here are my finds!

- 2 Pyrex mixing bowls
  • One Woodland Brown 402 
  • One Autumn Harvest Wheat 403 
- 3 Tea Cups - Homer Laughlin Restaurant Ware tea cups
- Vintage Pillow Case
-  Vintage Men's Shirt

 The first thing is the men's shirt that I bought. A year or so ago we went to Little 5 Points in downtown Atlanta and I found the most comfortable button up. And it turns out that it was a well worn men's shirt from the 60's or 70's. So since then I have been looking for cute men's shirts. I really liked this one it is light blue with yellow, lavender, and slightly darker blue stripes. I am trying to decide whether or not I will keep this one or give it to Steve.

 Then today I found this vintage pillow case. I am not sure if I am going to use it for a DIY or keep it for an actual pillow case.
Clearer picture of the pattern

 Woodland Brown 402
The first thing that I do when I head to a thrift store is head straight for the glassware section. And lately I have been leaving empty handed. But I got there and this little guy was sitting inside of the larger bowl. I almost ran when I saw them. I am not a huge fan of the light brown color but I love the pattern. Honestly, I do not think that you can have too many of these bowls. I have a few that are the size smaller than this one and they are great for when you want a big bowl of cereal.
 Autumn Harvest Wheat 403
This bowl is such a great size! It is not a pretty pink or turquoise but I think I will be more inclined to use it because it is not one of my favorite patterns.
 I am so glad the Pyrex dry spell is over. Both bowls are in really great condition! I do not collect these patterns but I would love to have a complete set. I would totally love to give my friends a set of vintage Pyrex for Christmas.
Finally the Homer Laughlin tea cups. I love the turquoise detail on the top of these. The cups are nice and heavy, they are substantial. I understand why these are restaurant ware. I bought these thinking that I would make my tea cup candles. However, when I realized that they are restaurant ware I decided that I will put them in my Hope Chest and find other tea cups to make into candles.

I hope y'all are having a great week so far!

What thrifty finds have you found lately?


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Our Volvo 1968 P1800 Project

I wanted to introduce y'all to my boyfriend, Steve and I's project car. My boyfriend is extremely good with cars. He has been working on them since he was a little boy. I am a lover of old cars, but I am not  good at all with cars. I honestly have never even changed the oil in my car, well my car burns oil quickly so I do not really see the point really. Despite that point I am not good with mechanics. Steve is going to college to be a mechanical engineer, right up his alley. 

 He loves Volvo. It is his brand, there is even a Volvo belt buckle in his closet that comes our occasionally. We have even talked about moving to Sweden because he would love to work for Volvo. Last summer Steve went a little craigslist crazy. I swear I will find a way to block that infernal site some how. lol.

He found an ad on craigslist for a 1968 Volvo P1800. I can not remember the exact number but it was I believe around $2,500. We went to go check it out and despite the poor condition it is wonderful. I live in GA and it is extremely hard to find old Volvo's. I usually give Steve some trouble for his craigslist finds, but I think that this is going to be the most fabulous car ever. We give all of our cars nicknames. Like Steve has a Military Chevy Truck that we call Bart and my Sebring is called wale-shark. We argued a little on what to call the P1800 but he finally caved and has allowed me to call it Catfish.

Catfish had been left at a mechanic/paint shop for 5 years. The previous owner had sanded it down and prepped it for paint. However, the man passed away. The shop had gotten in contact with the family and they did not want it. So it sat there for years. Finally they decided to put it up on craigslist. When we arrived the shop owner told us that they were looking for someone that would take the whole car away. People had contacted him wanting the Weber Carburetor's off of it and some other parts but not the whole thing. So we were in luck! The guys that worked there even joked about using it as a burn barrel! What a waste that would have been. I'm glad we rescued it! 

It took a whole day to get it on to the trailer. The tires had dry rotted from sitting outside for years. So it took a lot of jerking and cringing on my part to get it on to the trailer. Sadly when we got the car Steve was living at the Fraternity house on campus and so it had to go to Steve's Fathers house. Where it has been sitting outside once again for about a year. Now he lives at a house with a few friends and it has a garage. There have already been multiple cars going in and out of the garage that belong to his room mates. FINALLY there is an empty bay. And I have claimed it. 

Hopefully, we will be able to move it into the garage soon! I am going to give updates on our progress though out the project. While Steve is in charge of mechanics, I am in charge of interior and appearance. I would really love for the car to be at least semi finished by The Mitty. The Mitty is a road racing event held at Road Atlanta for Classic Cars. It is like a car show on steroids!

I hope y'all will be interested in seeing the process from our poor rusted baby to an amazing car. I know that this is a departure from clothes and make up, but I hope y'all like it!
Do you have a project car? Or What is your dream car?