My Sofa Story

For those of you who know me, you know just how much I geek out over Craiglist. Here's the story of my wrestle with God 
over a fabulous oatmeal colored sofa.


Frugal Fashionistas Unite

I get asked sometimes where I shop. I'm a bit of a clothes hound. It's currently on my mind because I get in the mood 
to splurge every time a vacation is near on travel savvy items that make me feel fantastic...what girl wouldn't. 
But by "splurge", I mean a whopping $20 bucks.

Let me premise this with the disclaimer that I have absolutely no qualms with the chick who drops $100 on a swimsuit for that upcoming trip, more power to you. I fully intend to do that somtime myself a time or four in my adult life, but for now, I enjoy being a thrifty lady. And by "thrifty", I mean I frequent the thrift stores. And that will probably never change because while I wouldn't mind dropping that $100 if it was my only option, that wouldn't be fiscally responsible of me right now, nor would it be as fun for someone like me who loves a great deal.

And let me double premise this with yet another disclaimer that I'm not talking TJ maxx here. If you want to talk about Target's clearance section this week or NY&CO's latest "half off all the time" sale, we're two birds of a different feather. I'm talking bring your facemask and don't make eye contact with the weirdos in line next to you "thrifty". This is the real deal.

So you still want to know where I shop? Here are 5 of my FAVE places: 

  • The goodwill OUTLET [yes there is such thing as a thrift store "outlet" but I can't give away its location if you're not already aware or I would have to kill you]
  • Plato's closet in R-ville [amazing jeans and you can buy a size down cuz' they're worn already]
  • The basement of the Salvation Army DOWNTOWN [gets all of Target's samples and home items...but I only bother to go on 1/2 off holidays 'cuz it's just way cheaper that day]
  • The Unique Thrift Store in Northeast [recently remodeled = way less stinky than the other ones]
  • The Chisholm Clothes Closet [this is a shout out to my home land...where Mrs. Bussey always lets me throw something extra in my "fill up a bag for $5" that doesn't always belong there. God love her.]

Here is my $20 splurge well spent. In a collage of sorts. Just for you.

gold jelly gladiators: $2 @ platos
gray suede boots: $14 @ platos
black and gold ruffle bikini (yes, with tags still on) $49 cents a piece @ goodwill roseville

The rest were bought at the goodwill OUTLET which prices their items at $1.50 a lb:
yellow AE cardi
tucker for target little printed T
simple racerback tank
black maxi dress
croc print bag
one of those overpriced "pink" hoodies from victorias secret
vintage nude leather and croc print wedge sandals

vintage geo print tie

Substance worship blog

Our friends over at Substance have started a worship blog. There's going to be some good stuff over

Design find of the week. OH My Goodness.

And here you go.

This is true.

I'm about to design a little SOAP bookmark for HPC. (What is SOAP?)  
But first...I was gut checked to put my heart where my mind is. 
As we near a series on prayer in just a couple weeks, here is what I read today. 
It's timely and so true.

Psalm 32:3 
3 When I kept it all inside,
my bones turned to powder,
my words became daylong groans.

4 The pressure never let up;
all the juices of my life dried up.

5 Then I let it all out;
I said, “I’ll make a clean breast of my failures to God.”
Suddenly the pressure was gone—
my guilt dissolved,
my sin disappeared.

6 These things add up. Every one of us needs to pray;
when all hell breaks loose and the dam bursts
we’ll be on high ground, untouched.

Praying to be juiced up today.

HPC hooks for the next 2 series...

Hey. This is for the HPC house band. Learn these hooks for April and May ;)

Brian Head Welch from Korn...what a hardcore love story.

Came across the I Am Second campaign via heartwipe. Love this mini-doc about Brian
Head Welch from Korn. It's a hardcore love story ;)


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