Sometimes you spend an hour or two in a thrift store searching through rack after rack and still leave empty-handed. But every once in a while the thrifting gods smile down on you and you score five amazing pieces for less than $30. And when this happens, you are required to give yourself a jumping high-five in the middle of the store as a sign of gratitude.
(I'm not kidding. The thrifting gods will smite you if you forget the high-five. Do you want to suffer a hardcore smiting? I didn't think so.)
Happy Friday, nerds.
So, in the spirit of getting rid of crap you don't need and appreciating what you do have, I decided to take the "Getting Rid of 100" challenge that I found via Secondhand Sundays this winter. And here's the moment you've been waiting an entire sentence for: the 100 things I donated, sold or tossed.
Oh, and I made $130, which has already been spent on PBR and cheese.
images via: Boring Spice, Skunkboy, Pinterest & The Charley Girl.
One of my personal tattoo rules is "No faces." Not because I don't like portraits, but because I think I would feel weird having something on my skin that's staring at me all the time. Considering how much I love animals, though, these tattoos seem a little more reasonable than say a portrait of Audrey Hepburn on my arm.
And as a cat lady, I love Jillian's portrait of her furry child. I have also been considering this tattoo for several months now... I think it's a pretty good way to honor my sweet kitty as well as celebrate my five-year anniversary of being a vegetarian. ;)
*This post could also have been titled "Tattoo Envy :: Blog Crushes" because three of these photos are from some pretty neat blog ladies. (And yes, I'm bringing "neat" back. Deal with it.) Also, how much you want to bet those adorable dog finger tattoos were just drawn on with a sharpie? No one is that talented with a tattoo gun, right?
I'm not a good cook. I have little interest in cooking, and more importantly, I have no patience for it. By the time I realize I should make myself some food, I'm already too hungry to wait more than five minutes. So maybe that's why I felt an immediate kinship with Drea and her "Things On Toast" posts. This lady knows what's good (and good for you!) and puts it all on toasted sourdough bread, making it even more delicious that you ever thought possible. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to stuff my face full of toast with hummus, tomato, spinach and whatever else I can find in my refrigerator.
Inspired by And Then We Saved's recent post sharing some spring/summer wardrobe updates for the ladies and gents, I thought I'd share the items I've been saving up my pennies for this spring. Like Anna, I tried to only include the items that I knew I would get a lot of use out of. Obviously, black sandals and awesome sunglasses are musts, I already wear chambray like it's my job, and even though my boyfriend says black maxi dresses look too formal, they are super comfortable, go with everything and make me feel like a younger, slightly tanner Morticia. True, I don't need another necklace, but again it goes with everything and I really want it. So there.
Bonus: Everything on this list comes to less than $100 total. (I know, I just rocked your world.)