2.09.2011

weekend finds, random photo of me!

hello! hello! how are you guys? I realized I haven't posted anything for this month of February, I'm experiencing some serious blogging funk lately...and I'm glad to find some treasures from this past weekend so I have something to blog about this week :)

I've also been refraining my self from going to too many auctions lately as I often get carried away bidding on so many stuff that I don't know what to do with, so to cure the itch, I go to a couple of thrift stores on the weekends and set a budget to spend. No more than $20, unless of course I find a cool looking chair.

This past weekend I found a stack of old childrens books from Deseret and I really love all the colorful illustrations on them.  They look like they were from a library and has the word "discard" on the inside, I find it strange that they would get rid these nice looking books.






Also found this pair of Dansko clogs from the same thrift shop for $6! And they look almost new!


I also thrifted this sweater for my daughter, it's in the sweetest shade of green. I love it, she could probably still wear it for a few weeks, it's still cold here in the NW.  Although she told me she is tired of wearing her winter clothes. 

One night last week while I was doing the dishes she came up and asked me; "mommy is it summer tomorrow" I said "no honey it's still winter" and then she just started crying, and I started laughing. She's so funny sometimes.

Grand total of my finds? $16! Not too bad right?

......and......now on a more personal note.....

I got an email from a reader wondering why I don't post any of my photo here...it's because I don't have many pictures of myself; in most gatherings or family events I am always behind the lens taking pictures of people and things.  And I'm not photogenic at all, on most of my pictures I always look either tired, sleepy, or awkward- just look at this shot I took of myself yesterday morning after dropping the kids off to school.  This is me, most of the time I'm in my yoga pants or jeans, sweater, and ponytail, and I don't wear makeup. And I don't do my nails, I mean they're nice and clean but I rarely paint them .  The only time I had my nails done by a professional was when I got married. So there's me.

On a lighter note, here's a more cheerful photo of my daughter Sofia...she loves her pictures taken and she's very photogenic even if she makes funny faces.


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9 comments:

  1. Love all the illustrated books you found!
    Oh & nice to meet you too! :)

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  2. Even your photos of yourself are artistic! If I didn't love ya so much, I just might hate you. And OMG- is the book in the stack underneath Tico called Treat Shop???? If it is, that's the book I had a story from most nights when I was little...now my Sophie gets read to from it. Your Sofie is precious :)

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  3. I love your photo. I especially love how you just wear jeans, and don't wear makeup and don't paint your nails ... I don't either. More power to us!

    That daughter of yours is a chip off the ol' block!

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  4. you and your daughter are both very pretty!

    & I love your blog x

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  5. Who needs makeup with lovely skin and full lips such as yours?
    Love the blog!!

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  6. i've basically stopped thrifting because i just can't keep up with listing what i buy. so it will be a treat indeed when i let myself go!

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  8. Wow those illustration books are absolutely gorgeous!! I agree, who would get rid of those?!

    Cool photo of yourself. It does take some getting used to posting pictures of one self, but oh well, it's really great to put a face to someone's blog or store ect. :))

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