27 April 2011

wonderfinds: polka dot fun...

in the last few years i have made it a point to
only buy clothes that i have thrifted...
i love to look through stuff
& see what crazy things are out there
& find a great little flower
(dots, stripes, black, grey, yellow)
amongst the weeds
(beyond kooky prints, wildly sequined
or weirdly gathered, especially with the plus size stuff,
the motto seems to be
'if you can't be skinny at least you can be covered in crazy')

sometimes i splurge & go to a specialty thrift store
one where someone has already weeded through
& while the prices are higher
the it is a much shorter trip as i don't have to
look at 73 pieces to find one that i like...

so there i was at a little shop in
springfield called 'merry jane's'
(no website, that i can find)
with a few things to try on...
& hanging in the dressing room was this
cutie cute polka dot skirt...
black & white!
with a little ruffle at the bottom!
so cute!

skirt, merry jane $7.50;
cardigan, goodwill $4.99;
shoes, goodwill $3.99

i'm still trying to figure out if it's a little bit minnie mouse
but i did enjoy wearing it with a red cardi...


the purse in the top picture is from the gap outlet
i've had it for years...
& again with the b&w!
can't resist...

25 April 2011

magazine monday: souvenir, spring 2011

heather bullard is one of my favorite magazine stylists...
she does such fun things for
country living & flea market style (among others)...
her job is actually one of my top dream jobs:
styling for a magazine...*sigh*

so when i saw that she was doing her own digital magazine
i was totally on board...
i love the look of it,
like an old fashioned news letter...

the cute little stitches around the pictures...
(the yellow, of course, the yellow! :)

the clean black & white with pops of color
are right up my alley...

love this article about using
vintage containers for gifts & storage...
so cute!
& even the 'subscribe' & 'advertising' pages are cool...

guess what?
you can download this whole magazine free
on heather's blog!
(direct link here)
so cool!

can't wait for the next issue...


07 April 2011

snow what?

it snowed!
like a month ago
but still,
it snowed!

& we are all about the snow





(all the way to the park)

(all the way home from the park)

yep, we're all about the snow...

until we're not.


04 April 2011

ruffling some streamers...

this is one of the neatest things i've seen in a long time...
so neat i am posting twice in one day...

these are ruffled streamers made out of
plastic table clothes!
oh my goodness!
how much do i looooove these?

i found it via ucreate parties...
here's the directions
& a cool picture of some black streamers...


magazine monday: flea market style, spring 2011

this is one of my very favorite magazines ever
i have the first issue (summer 2010, i think)
& still have it & look at it
& get inspired...
if i had seen this cover on the magazine rack
i probably wouldn't have picked it up...
too fussy & traditional
but since i loved the first issue so much
i got it
& i am so glad i did!
it's made by people who love to thrift
& go to vintage & antique sales
& then make super cool things out of the stuff they get...

example 1:
flowers made from baseball covers...

example b:
slide carriages as wall decor...
& i do adore circles...
& slides...
& hanging weird things up...

example tres:
vintage alarm clock turned vase...

& example quatro:
a whole article about rulers...
i have a few of those hanging around...
loved this place mat...

i am a total sucker for articles & photo spreads about antique sales...
i love to see the displays
& i love to see what people get!

& then there's just cute stuff...

(love the 'yum'
& will totally do it sometimes
(since i have a few letters keeping my rulers company...)

already thinking about throwing a summer party
with my favorite girlies...

i have a few fun hangers
& love to see others...

never get tired of stacks of paper
(stacks of anything really...)

& this...
if i ever found an eye chart...
oh baby...

this is not a young lady
but see how adorable she looks?
rocking the gray hair & polka dots?

they only do this magazine twice a year
so it's on the spendy side
but totally worth it to me...
i will be flipping through over & over
until the next issue in the summer
(i'm thinking...)

check it out...

in other news...
(drawing by miss m)
life is good
& busy
& wild
& fun...

just the way i like it.

i'm working on something new
& something old
& something i'm always working on...
hoping to share soon...