Monday, October 29, 2018

Children's Cancer Research Gala

*taps mic*

Does this thing even work anymore?  Can you hear me in the back?

So, the last we spoke, I was sharing a random find.  If I told you how many things I found since then, you'd fall out.  I'll get to them... all of them.  I promise.  For now, I'd like to just catch you up on some of the summer happenings.  

Don't give me a hard time.  Yes, we're going to play catch-up!  The summer heat is fading, our days are shorter.  Our time under the sunshine decreases by the day.  What better time to relive some of the best moments?  Exactly.  Put on your bikinis and grab a fruity drink!

First up? The First Annual Gala for Children's Cancer Research.  


I got a trim and blowout.  

I got a pretty dress.


We linked up with friends for an Uber ride to the party.  No need to drive home?  It's going to be a fun night!

Open bar and 50 drink tickets for the four of us?!


We had a good time for a great cause!  The theme was masquerade ball and the food and décor was so nice. 

Oh, and the food.  How could I forget the yummy food?

Oh, and let's consider this photo to be a before.  

Yep, there have been some changes that we will talk about tomorrow!  This event was about more than getting dolled up and dancing the night away.  It was a cause to raise awareness and funds for a good cause!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Goodwill Finds: The Magnolia Wreath

Happy Friday, Islanders.

I wanted to share a thrifty find from a while back.  Ugh, I love my local Goodwill Outlet.  Oh, and yes, you saw correctly.  I typed Goodwill Outlet... as in, the thrift store has an outlet store with crazy discount prices for items.  I know!  Mind boggling, right?  I pinky-promise to share deets soon but, for now, I want to share one of my outlet finds.

The magnolia wreath.  Some of you may recognize this update from my Instagram story:

While digging through a bin of household items, I saw the large blooms and fell in love.  Guess what.  Because it was in the outlet, the wreath was only 79 cents!  Sold!!

Once home, I dusted the the wreath and used a damp cloth to wipe off leaves.  Then, I added a small sign (purchased on clearance from Michael's months ago) and some scrap ribbon I had on hand.

I hung it on the door and it looked amazing!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fun Bags: Fave Finds and Go-To Spots!

Y'all know me.  I've professed my love of granny things.  I love lace and wicker and vintage and ruffles and eyelets and floral prints.  I love all things old lady.  I've recently indulged in my obsession with funky bags and many of them have an old lady appeal.  I guess you could say I cleaned out my closet before the move.  I parted with a lot of my bags because I wasn't carrying them.  In the new area, I've found several thrift and antique shops; I've even explored neighboring towns.

While in an antique shop, I spotted a cigar purse.  It was cute but it was pricey.  I left it and proceeded on my thrift shopping journey.  Then, on the same day but in a different spot, I found one with a price I couldn't pass up!

$3.98?!  Goodwill for the win!  I was smitten.  It was pretty.  It was unique.

Wait.  Is that a cat??  With a hat... and a tie?  With rhinestones? Yep, it was also old lady.

BUT that bamboo handle with that fabulous coloring on the box... the original price tag from the artist.. I had to have it.  Before I purchased, I convinced myself and my shopping buddy that I would wear it.

Islanders, I wore it and I wore it well.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Fighting Irish: A quick a Easy Favor Idea!

Howdy, Islanders! It's been *what feels like* forever since we last spoke.  I'm working on a few blog posts to get back into the swing of things so, it looks like I'm coming out of hiding!  This time, I've been missing NOT because I haven't been doing things but because my resolution to be productive and to make some serious progress on personal goals meant that I needed to spend less time sharing and more time doing.  As I've mentioned a few times, my Instagram story (here) has behind-the-scenes updates everyday; follow me for the latest!

Today, I'm sharing some goodie bags I made for a neighborhood mom.  Her son had finished a successful football season and she wanted to give team members something cute to commemorate making it to the little league playoffs.  She asked for something sweet and she gave me free reign to create.  I used the team mascot to create some super cute tags:

I've shared the free printable below.  Save the image and print as a 4X6 photo at your local drug store.  6 tags for every photo print.

I like printing at CVS because photos are usually 29 cents each.  I was so pleased with the final product!

Children's Cancer Research Gala

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