I am so behind in everything in my life right now.
I'm behind on...
editing photo shoots
ornament making (for our annual sister-in-law ornament exchange)
Pretty much everything. Mostly due to the fact that I was sick, AGAIN, for four days! I was really quite annoyed. I couldn't have been sick at worse time, although, when is being sick ever convenient. I think it was strep throat this time around. I don't know what's wrong with me lately. I've never been one that gets sick and this last year I have been hard core sick at least four times. Probably stress.
With all the time I've spent laying in bed the last few days I started to notice how bland our room is, how bare the walls are and how badly I wished we had money for me to decorate with. I don't know why I just got the desire to make our room a little homier, after all we have been living with Rob's parents for the last 8 months and it hasn't bothered me at all. Probably because when you have an office, an entertainment room, a sewing room and a bedroom compiled into one room there's only so much you can do to make it aesthetically pleasing but I am determined. I am also determined to hardly spend any money in my new quest. How, you ask?
Well most of you know I am extremely cheap. I rarely ever pay full price for anything, which has come in extremely handy for us this last year. Even before my husbands recent unemployment, even in high school I have always loved to thrift. I love finding unique, vintage treasures. Well, thanks to some new friends in our ward I have entered the world of garage sales. I'm completely obsessed. Here are some some of my most favorite finds, I'll them do the talking.
lamp $1. picture $1 (I admit it's a little "Grandma Chic" but with a new coat of paint...adorable). cake plate $2. fabric samples (2 grocery bags full) $2
wire holder $1. vintage flower fabric .50
biased tape & tons of vintage lace $2 (I cannot wait to get sewing with these!!!)
vintage flower pins .50 each. necklaces .25 for both.
Can you believe that!!! Maybe it's only exciting and fabulous to me, but I don't care. I love it! I'm also very excited to start incorporating some of my finds into our room along with some other DIY projects I have in mind. I'll keep you posted.
*If anyone wants to get up bright and early with me every Saturday morning, I'm always looking for a garage salin' buddy.
**Please excuse the pictures. Awful natural lighting + lamp lighting = crappy pictures.
1 year ago