10/28/14

T H R I F T: HOW BAZAAR

my sincerest apologies for the terrible wordplay in the title.  it's been much too long since i have been able to share a THRIFT post and i guess i just had that one in my unused bag 'o puns.  sorry.

each year my mum and i make it a date to attend the bazaar hosted by the local senior's community center.  it has never failed us in the past and this year was no different.  tables and tables of the good stuff... costume jewelry, well cared for housewares, books, plants, baked goods (hello, zucchini bread!) and other miscellaneous bits of awesome.

case in point, the handmade bunnies pictured above.  cutey cutey cute cute.
i have also shared in photos the two little plant pots on the left i chose to bring home - along with five new plants, but of course.  not pictured are the other boring bits i got at really good prices, like the new-to-me salad spinner.  unless you want to see a picture of my salad spinner?  i don't now... thoughts on that?

all my planters in the living area are a thrifted collection of white but in the bedroom i seem to have a seventies thing happening.  although i like the brown copper pot on the left i absolutely love the little handmade looking piece in the center.
always a great day and this year it was made better when i (quite literally) ran into my aunt with my bundle buggy.  a nice surprise to spend the morning with her.  and yes, i took my bundle buggy with me.  my mum laughed at first... until she bought the world's largest wine glass.  who's the smart one now?

10/27/14

R O L L I N'

i shared this photo on INSTAGRAM with the hashtag #theyseemerollin and it made my cousin nicole laugh so i have titled this post for her.

i am just popping in to say that i am really excited to be able to be working on an honest to goodness THRIFT post to go live tomorrow.  so yes, that is an actual old lady bundle buggy i use to hit up the bazaars and yes, that just may be the world's largest wine glass.  mama got her thrift on.

seriously, that's my mum's giant wine glass* you see.

*not really a wine glass, i know.  but you should have seen her eyes sparkle when we thought it might be.

linking up with THRIFTASAURUS

10/19/14

I N S T A L I F E

lately...
"neccessities"
our lola
local mexican
#tbt leopard flats and crop pants
re-reading 'the godfather' by mario puzo
#ootd rust and wine and raspberry
homemade fly traps
keeping fashion blogging real

follow along on INSTAGRAM

10/17/14

F I V E T H I N G S

five things i am loving lately...
THESE simple but gorgeous stud earrings in my newest style obsession... gold.
i must be feeling nostalgic this week because i cannot stop thinking about my nana's house and its beautiful crystal doorknobs throughout.  so classy!
THIS inspiring little accessories list from new-to-me blog, UN-FANCY.  t-shirt, skinny jeans, moto jacket... check!
THESE gorgeous lace-up brogues.  beacause, shoes.  amiright?
THIS video game i treated myself to.  a get those chores done incentive.

what has your heart going pitter-pat this week?  anything you just cannot stop thinking about?

joined up with HIGH FIVE FOR FRIDAY at lauren elizabeth

10/14/14

S H O O F LI E S, D O N 'T B O T H E R ME

the flies!  ohmigosh, the flies!  it's that time of year again - the time when the heaters come on in the apartment and the flies return from wherever they go during the summer months. but this year, this year they are horrible.  they have taken over our home!  they are not only annoying they are also unhygienic and embarrassing.  (i clean my house, i swear i do.)
i took to the internet for causes and solutions and all the information was pretty much a variation of THIS SITE.  some items i already had in the house allowed me to craft these simple fly catchers (good thing we had tacos for dinner last night and i hadn't taken the recycling out yet).  glass jars, paper cones and honey water.  if they work i will take the time to give the glass jars a proper clean and remove the labels and glue.  not exactly sexy home decor but slightly more attractive than an obvious olive jar.

tasks i plan to work on this week are...
check all plants to make sure soil is "clean" of bugs and roots are still healthy
clear the linen cupboard, vacuum inside and wash all linen before putting away
same with all clothing drawers and closet
annnnnd, same again with kitchen cupboards and drawers
wipe down all baseboards with disinfectant cleaner and check for holes
clean all drains to make sure no water is left standing in the u-bend (good old baking soda, salt, vinegar and boiling water should do the trick)

i always feel that writing lists makes me more accountable towards completion.  it's my thing.

other than that i am at a loss.  i figure, worst case scenario i will have some clean and orderly cupboards and closets and maybe find some items for donation.  as for getting rid of the flies... help!  any tips would be happily accepted in the comments.