Thursday, June 30, 2011

I Love Thrifting

So, I'm not the only one that spends my Saturdays looking for good deals around town. Rashon Carraway from the Mr. Goodwill Hunting blog has established a day where all thrifters unite and treasure hunt together. Now, this sounds like my kind of get-together! It's all going down on July 9th. Here is the 411 for my Cola peeps.

You can get your "i <3 thrifting" shirt here.

I'm a little bummed that I can't partake in the thrifting adventures of July 9th, but I'll be busy shooting a wedding in Charleston. I'd love to see what y'all find, so please post your treasures for the "blogworld" to see!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Target's Treasures

First off, I have been a "Tarjay" lover for as long as I can remember. You really can't beat their prices for home decor! I find myself drooling over some of the pretty things that they are selling these days. Here are a few of my favorites for around the house:

Aaahhhh... now, go visit your local Target store and snatch up some of these beauties for your home. All can be found here.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Home Sweet Home

I am originally from Charleston, SC and still consider it "home." Travel + Leisure did a recent survey showing that the most attractive people live in Charleston, SC. It is also, in my opinion, the most beautiful place in the world. You can read a little snippet about it here.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Friday Finds

While I was in Florida last week for my brother-in-law's wedding, I managed to squeeze in some treasure hunting. I usually go by myself or drag my husband and our kids along, but this time I was accompanied by my other bother-in-law's girlfriend, Victoria. 

Here we go...

For a whopping $2, I walked away with my one find of the day! It even had its original price tag attached on the bottom that read $20.

Blue Capiz Shell Lotus Tealight Candle Holder

It reminds me of something found here!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

aqua + orange

I recently spotted a dress on Anthropologie's website and immediately thought of one of Angie Hranowsky's projects.




Clean, calming and very inviting. Lovely. I just LOVE the colors here! I need more...



Add green!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Great Deal!

I discovered my first Goodwill Clearance Center while perusing through a few local thrift stores one Saturday morning last month. Upon entering the store, my eye immediately spotted an unusual faux bamboo dresser. I tried to talk down her $25 price tag and was informed that all prices were firm until Sunday. Get this... every Sunday, everything in the store is marked down 50%. What a deal! I took a chance and decided to return when the doors opened the next day. There she was, and I only paid $12.50! Now, that's a steal of a deal.

The dresser sat in our garage for a couple of weeks while I contemplated what color to paint it. After sanding down each piece, I used an olive green that I already had on hand from another project. For now, this vintage dresser sits in my son's room looking like this...

Next on my list:
-finding the perfect new hardware
-choosing a pretty paper to line the drawers

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Here goes nothing...

I've had several blogs over the past few years, but after the initial motivation to blog regularly wears off, I find myself calling it quits. However, this time around I think things will be different. This blog is going to be comprised primarily of my favorite finds, home projects, and all things design. I hope that you'll enjoy what you find here!