Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Guess the Find!

Just had a major find at Goodwill! It is a wish list item checked off, any guesses on what it is! I am about to leave to go out of town, I will definitely tell you all about it when I get back on Sunday!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Thank You!

Hey guys!  Just wanted to pop in to let you know that I was featured by Ann at Stylish Once Again on her linky party, Restyled Sundays!  Yay!  Ann has a great blog that you should totally check out, and participate in the party, too, it is really a lot of fun!

Well, I just went for a 4.5 mile run and I am having some pretty low motivation to get my butt into the shower and off to work.  Since I am starting writing on my thesis, and my office mate is gone, my motivation has been little.  Wish me luck!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Places on Facebook You Should LOVE (Or "Like")

I am amazed that facebook has yet to come up with a "Love" button.  Or a dislike button for that matter, but hey that's not what this post is about, this is all about LOVING things on facebook!  First and foremost, I will say that this is not a post to advertise my facebook page, because I don't have one.  I really only have limited time to blog (as some of you may have noticed...) so adding facebook onto my private facebook really isn't an option right now.  However, I have really enjoyed "Liking" other bloggers and businesses facebook pages, and I would like to tell you about some of my favorites:

We will start with some general pages that I Like on facebook, then we will move on to some specific pages that you can check out for yourself!

#1: Local thrift store pages!  If they have an active page it can be a lot of fun to see what new items they get in or what kind of sales they are having!  Sometimes they may even have surprise sales that you may only find out about through their facebook page!  It is such a great way to keep connected with your favorite shops.

Here are a couple pictures posted on one of my favorite thrift store facebook pages.  I assume many of you are not in Tucson, so I will go ahead and count on the fact that you won't steal one of my favorite thrift haunts: 1st Rate, 2nd Hand

This is where I got all my favorite Reader's Digest books that I showed off in this post they had so many and I bought out a lot of them!  Aren't they gorgeous?!

This is a new post on their page that shows off their bead selection!  How cool!  Here in Tucson we are big into beads and gems because of the HUGE Gem Show that comes through every February.

#2: Your favorite eateries!  We all enjoy saving money, and I am sure we all enjoy feeding ourselves!  Sometimes you can get deals on the facebook page of local restaurants.  Or if you "Check In" they might give you a discount!

One of my most favorite new restaurants in Tucson, May's Counter Chicken and Waffles added this picture of their delicious Cinco de Mayo special: Waffle Tacos!  I was out of town unfortunately and didn't get to try them...

#3: Estate Sale Pages!  Yes, this falls along the same lines as the thrift store page, but this is where you can often get that preview of items before actually getting to the sale.  That way you can go, have a game plan, and stick to it as best you can!  Here is my favorite, The Girls Estate Sales.  They even put teaser photos up sometimes like this one:

#4: Online businesses.  Especially those larger businesses that do giveaways at blogs.  Often they will post each blog and other site that is doing a giveaway of their stuff, so you can enter every chance you get!  Often you will find yourself "Liking" these pages because of blogs that you frequent having a giveaway.  You know, "+1 entry if you like _________________'s Facebook page!"  Yeah, that has suckered me in too and although I have never won any of these big giveaways, it has turned me onto some wonderful businesses that I would have never heard about otherwise, like Saffron Marigold and their beautifully printed textiles!

#5: Your favorite bloggers!  This is a great way to keep updated with all of your bloggy friends that does not involve sifting through tons of other blog posts.  You can communicate with them, keep up with giveaways, sales, and all other kinds of news!  We will talk about some of my favorite blog friends to visit on facebook in a bit!

Onto the specific pages I LOVE!  

In no particular order...

The Thrifty Picker- Rachael is such a great bloggy friend and I love her Facebook page as well!  She shares some of her great finds and encourages her readers to share their finds as well!  I love to post my finds on here, and it usually encourages me to stop being lazy and write a blog post about it!  Be sure to check out Rachael's page and give her a Like!

Thrift Core- Another one of my favorite blogs!  Vanessa is so hilarious and really knows how to find smokin' deals on some great things!  She also has daily deals where she offers some really fine deals on some great vintage items!  It is first come first serve, so you better be quick on your toes!  This was her latest deal on a supery-dee-duper cool mod lamp for only $12!

Cutting Edge Stencils- This is a way cool company that has amazingly beautiful stencils that you can do... pretty much ANYTHING with! (Walls, furniture, fabric for pillows etc., rugs, curtains)  They always post great inspiration that are often blogger projects.  They also post about all the giveaways for their goodies going on in the blogosphere so you have every opportunity to win!  Check out how beautiful their stencils can make your home:

So I will leave you with those tips!  Hope you have enjoyed a little different post from me to open your eyes to the world of facebook.  No, it isn't just for looking at how bad other people look in pictures to make yourself feel better (I do that, too...) but it is actually functional!

What about you, do you have any favorite Facebook pages?  Tell me about them!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Pyrex Madness!

I know that I post a lot about Pyrex on here, and this is another one of those posts, sorry!  Since I have been limiting myself to what I am buying, I think I am going to stick to Pyrex to resell on ebay.  It isn't overwhelming, I know what to look for, or I can easily find the prices/values of different pieces.  Plus they are so beautiful, I hate passing them by!  Take a look at my pretty little haul from this weekend:

Well, included in this are a couple other Pyrex pieces I have picked up recently, but most everything is from this weekend.  Yes, that suitcase is also new!  It went half off this week and I was able to get it for $5.  I have decided that I will use these are a couple other suitcases in my future creative space in the new house to hold all my craft supplies!  I figure that they are awesome looking, why not by useful?!

So on to the Pyrex.  As I mentioned in my mobile update I picked up the largest refrigerator dish from the primary set, the yellow one!  It has the old style lid and is really in beautiful condition!

I had certain dishes I was eyeballing at the Estate Sale shop because someone was unloading their collection.  I know that I have to hold back and not just get everything, so I had to leave a few like some Pink Daisy Casserole & Divided Dish, Dandelion Duet Divided Dish, another Lace Medallion Large Casserole, and 2 aqua mixing bowls.  Oh that was hard...  But I did get my hands on this:

Yes, it isn't your computer screen, that there is some ORANGE BUTTERPRINT!  How did I go from never ever seeing Butterprint to all of the sudden finding it in such a rare color!  I put this baby on ebay and it sold within minutes to someone local, so I don't even have to ship.  Glorious.

This dish had been hanging out at the shop for a while and was half off, so I couldn't just leave it there! It was in such nice shape, hopefully someone out there wants this uncommon pattern.  It is known as Golden Wreath according to PyreXfiles.  What do you think?  Color is a little mustardy, but it is festive looking.

This Blue Scrolls bowl was a a definite *NEED TO BUY* with the orange butterprint.  These sell for quite a bit on ebay, and they are absolutely beautiful.  Hopefully someone picks this one up on ebay from me, maybe it will be you?

Also on my Saturday list was the annual "Weird Plant Sale" at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.  I love plant sales.  There, I said it!  I really love cactus and succulents so when I heard that one of my favorite sales was this weekend, I knew I had to go!  Conveniently, the estate sale I went to started at 7am, the plant sale started at 8am, and the estate sale shop opened at 9am.  So I was up early and very busy, but I loved it!  Here are some pictures from the plant sale, I ended up picking up two new cacti for my garden (not pictured).

Lots of great plants and funky pottery, plus I got to peruse some of the gardens for free!  What a beautiful morning!

Finally, I got to do my toes with a little neon pink, you like?

I hope to be posting more from now on, my last final (EVER) is tomorrow!  I will be traveling between Phoenix and Tucson a lot this summer because I will have a part time job in Phoenix, so exciting!  Hopefully I can hit some of the awesome thrifts and second hand furniture stores up there to decorate my new home!  Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful start to your week!


Linking Up!
Vintage Style Link Party (Knick of Time)
Restyled Sundays (Stylish Once Again)
Penny Worthy Project (Hey, What's for Dinner Mom?!)
Flea Market Finds (Her Library Adventures)
Thrifty Love (Cap Creations)
Anything Goes Linky (Bacon Time)
Time to Shine (A Diamond in the Stuff)
Pearls and Lace Thursday (Faith, Grace, Crafts)
Time Travel Thursday (The Brambleberry Cottage)
Vintage Thingie Thursday (The Coloradolady)
Sunday's Best (My 1929 Charmer)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Saturday Sale Lineup

Hey all! Just finished up at my first sale, the vintage suitcase I was after was too expensive so I popped into the kitchen and found this yellow primary fridgie!

But it was also priced with two price tags...

So I got it for 6!

Next stop will be one of my favorite plant sales at the botanical gardens (free entry into the gardens because of the sale!) then the estate sale shop (already have my number 10 spot in line) where they have lots of Pyrex this week! I will update you tomorrow!
*Btw- I'm on mobile blogger so sorry for the poor layout but I can't move the pictures around! (well if I can and just don't know how and you know how, please enlighten me!)