Saturday, December 31, 2011

Alaina Kaczmarski of "Live Creating Your self"


Alaina Kaczmarski

           Had to share an amazing graphic I found on her etsy shop


Eiffel Tower Graphic

How to dress for a successful yardsale hunt ...or

rachelsjunkinthetrunk in action

  • Positive thoughts
  • Third eye to spot a bargain
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • SP15
  • Coffee
  • Full Tummy (mine fuller than most but more to love)
  • Money (loose change & $1 bills,set a limit for yourself)
  • Full tank of gas
  • Patience
Feel free to add to my list .....

Friday, December 30, 2011

Paris & Beyond

  "This is a friend's blog who enjoys stores, fashion, and the unexpected as I do."
Paris & Beyond  

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wire Dress Forms

I love wire mesh dress forms. I only have one however already started playing dress up adorning it with bracelets,rings and a purse.

Sporting a Kohl's Mudd Bag


Sitting pretty with other treasures

Standing Tall

50 cent ring from another yard sale

$2.00 Bracelet from -guess where? Yeah another yard sale! 

Here are some other dress forms ...I see a collection coming on....

RH Baby and child

Stampington & Company

                  by 86Home


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

11 New Years Goals captured in one photo

With 2012 around the corner, I decided to capture my goals with one picture.

Organize more,buy less purses, be a size 8,craft more,hang clothes more,new job,travel,save money,take more pics and exercise 60 minutes a day like the old days.......

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Albertus Swanepoel for Target

 Never heard of Albertus Swanepoel  
until Christmas Eve when I opened one of my gifts from my Mother in law, Mary.
After googling Albertus( yeah,I know,first name basis here)
 I learned he is a fashion go-to designer for statement-making millinery. The South African native creates hats the old fashion way,but the results are strikingly modern. His collection for Target is truly the tops-at a price that isn't.

             I also went to The Budget Babe for some guidance 

Found My special hat !


Here are photos from both Albertus' website and Target 

Ok so after all this research,what outfit do you think should be worn with this hat? Suggestions? 

$1 Lamp

Latest yard sale find ....table lamp for only a $1.00 !!
Ok, I was a little skeptical thinking it wouldn't work when I got home. It did and it's perfect!

Add going to at least one yard sale in 2012 to your New Year resolutions .You may NEVER know what you may find or the money you will save! 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Lady Gaga look alike

Had to share a "Bow tie" updo Julia created this evening.
On a "braiding"kick, here I thought she was trying out another "braid" style she found on line.

 Her inspiration:
This is the look she was going for......

Here am I , a 48 year old version of the Bow Tie ......

Feeling  like Minnie's distant cousin once removed  

                             Honoring my inner Gaga .......................