I'll admit it. I committed some frivolous spending last night. While at Target I came across some jewelry that I loved, so I acquiesced and bought them. I write "acquiesce" because never in my life have I purchased fake jewelry--fake as in the metal wasn't real silver or gold. I know, I guess I'm a jewelry snob, but perhaps I'm relaxing a little because I love my new pretties! Here they are:
Two pairs of earrings and a funky spunky ring. (Ellen Currans is the potter who created the teeny pitcher. My sister and I visited her studio about a month ago. What an inspiration!! She was one of my mother's favorite potters and it was a treat meeting her!)
I also couldn't resist this ADORABLE owl shirt for my adorable baby...
She seems to be pretty excited about it, don'tcha think?
I also want to show you a couple thrift store finds from over the weekend. If you aren't a thrifter yet I hope this will entice you! First off, I scored this leather wallet for 99 CENTS! Wahooo! I was (and still am!) quite excited about this purchase. I've been needing a new wallet for quite some time. While in Minnesota a couple months ago I almost bought a cute little wallet but it cost $40 and it wasn't even real leather, so I wanted to hold off until I could find something a little less expensive. I'm glad I did.
I love the coin compartment. Did I mention it was only 99 cents?? Love it.
I also found a couple sweaters, but I can only show you one right now. I want to embellish the other one before I wear/show it. However, this one is kinda similar to a cardigan I purchased at Anthropologie last year (yes, I payed WAY too much for that one). I like this price tag better: two buckeroos.
I guess the reason why I love thrift store shopping so much is because:
1. I love to save money.
2. It's like a treasure hunt. It's a lot more exciting finding that one good deal than just paying full price for something, because that's just plain boring.
3. I love playing the "Guess How Much I Spent On This?" game. If you know me well you just know to expect that question after I go thrifting. :)
And speaking of the weekend it was SO enjoyable. The weather was out-of-this-world-perfect. I spent Saturday with the family and later that evening I attended a womens conference at my church. It was incredibly uplifting and inspiring. My favorite part of the night was this speech. Seriously--regardless of your religious preference the message given in this is beautiful--all about loving one another and not being nit-picky and spending your time judging other people. This is something I continually strive for... to focus on the positive, because we don't always know all the details of what another person is experiencing in their life.
Now that I'm feeling all gushy and stuff I just want to say
thank you to all of you who come to my little corner of the blogosphere to read my ramblings. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your continued support!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Pamela, a thankful gal who likes to save and spend mula