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Quote About Dandelions

"You fight dandelions all weekend, and late Monday afternoon there they are, pert as all get out, in full and gorgeous bloom, pretty as can be, thriving as only dandelions can in the face of adversity."

-- Hal Borland

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thrift Shop(ping)

The Thrift Shop.
It's that magical place where kitschy meets chic. Where Grandpa's front porch rocker sits next to Aunt Ann's Chippendale. Where Gucci rubs shoulders with Walmart.
It's where hipsters shop. It's where single moms can dress their children. It's where broke young adults out on a wild, adventerous day go.
Hey there.

I Wear Your Grandpa's Clothes
I Look Incredible
Here are my Top 10 Thrifting Tips:
  1. Go in with a set budget
  2. Buy it only if you love it and you'll wear it/use more than once.
  3. Unless, of course, it's a tacky dress-up party. Then, buy away!
  4. Thrifted jewelry can be awesome! Just remember to clean it.
  5. Take hand sanitizer. You don't want to know where those stains came from, or what they are.
  6. Take a camera - you never know what crazy stuff you'll find, but don't really want to plop down the cash for. I also use photos to remember ideas for craft projects, things I might want to look for in the future, etc.
  7. If you're tired, sit on that funky couch and read a $.99 paperback. Some of the most interesting books are on those shelves.
  8. Funky PJ's for a crazy day
  9. Take a friend! This really goes for any clothes shopping. They'll be able to see things from an "outside" perspective and aren't biased by what you see in the mirror. (What you see isn't always what is really there. Just a tip from a former eating-disordered gal)
  10. If you can, go in the middle of the afternoon on a weekday. Especially if you're going to a Bargain Barn kind of deal - I've seen shark feeding-frenzies on Animal Planet look less violent than what you'll find on a Saturday morning. It's scary, folks.
  11. Go to the funky ones that are a little scary. (Only if you can go with someone else!) They often have the best deals and items.
  12. Keep Thrifting! Seriously. If you don't find what you're looking for the first go-round, try again in a week.
Also - watch the video! I like it better than the origional.

♥ sHe

Friday, February 1, 2013

New Ideas: an Update

Spring is around the corner - grass is beginning to come back to life, bees are flying on the warmer days, and those determined little dandelions are budding.
I have set this blog, and its mission, to the side as I continue towards my personal of finishing school. Have no fear though; with the advent of spring, this blog shall rise again! The mission will be different, but I am keeping it a surpprise for now.

Go forth and be dandelions! I'll see you in a few months.
Aren't they cool?