Monday, January 19, 2015

Birthday Thrift

Gosh, y'all, I cannot handle this week. Well, last week. It was stressful because a loved one was in the hospital and I was worried, although I was handling it pretty well, I was concerned. It was a stressful, busy week at work and I was ready to weep with joy when Friday came around. (Frankly, I still keep hoping that my store will take off so I can work from home but I know that's a long way from happening.) 

I took a three day weekend this week because it's my birthday, and I'm one of those people that firmly believes once a year you deserve to celebrate you (although you should do it every day, I know most of us don't get the chance). Surprise for me- my mister took vacation, too! Just so he could stay home and drive me all around and make sure the weekend was jammed with fun birthday things. 

On Saturday I woke up and took myself down to Philly Aids Thrift because it's my favorite and bought some adorable things for me. When you're someone who wants to make jewelry/own a shop, every time you go shopping you sort of train yourself to look for stuff to recreate. It's hard to say, "Hey, I just want that for me". I know I struggle with it. So I went with a goal that I wanted to get ME stuff, not SHOP stuff and I think I did pretty well. 

I got this cool drapey Forever 21 jacket, an awesome fabric necklace, and a few other little necklaces (look at the owl!).

I also got this cool purple and brown dress (it's a little big, I might need to refashion it) and a sweet denim dress that I'm so in love with. 

On Sunday my mister and I bummed around the house until all the ice melted and then we went out to breakfast at the Trolley Car Diner. When we left, he surprised me with a trip to New Jersey to the Village Thrift in Pennsauken. I love that place and only get to go on rare occasions, so this was a treat. Then, to top it off, I found a Monster High doll to refashion! AND IT'S THE MERMAID ONE! I love it and it frightens the mister to no end, so I'm super pumped about that.

I also scored three pair of Gloria Vanderbilt high waist jeans and a few bed sheets for dresses/skirts. 

Today he took me to New Hope for lunch and patiently wandered in and out of all the little boutiques with me. We had lunch in the same cool old church restaurant we went in last time, bought bath bombs and soap at the Soap Opera store, and went in Love Saves the Day to buy some presents for my friends. 

There was a ton of ice on the water, and it even started flurrying a little when we were walking around, but I had a lot of fun! 

I bought myself this weird thing in Love Saves the Day. I don't know what it is, but I'm turning it into a cool necklace. It kind of reminds me of a tea strainer. 

I had the best time, and the day isn't even over yet, because I know we're going to order pizza and eat birthday cake and watch my newest obsession Doc Martin on Hulu. Maybe I'll even paint a little since it's been a while. I feel so spoiled! If only I didn't have to go back to work tomorrow, sigh. ;-) 

I am having a little sale for my birthday in my shop, just because I want to. I think it's going to be a new tradition- every year on my birthday I'll do a little celebration sale. Truth be told, I think I just like making up sale codes on etsy. 

That's all for now. I'm going to curl up under a quilt and order a pizza. Happy Birthday to Me! 


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sounds like a fantastic weekend. Love all the little treasures you found. I wish I had realized your birthday was coming up... guess I'll have to send you a belated treat!

  2. Both uber cute dresses! I'm glad your birthday celebrating went so well.

  3. Happy birthday, Megan! I love your purple/brown dress, the owl necklace and your creepy mermaid doll. I think your mystery item is actually a scent ball. Does it open, by any chance? It might be meant to hold a little potpourri or a cotton ball with scent on it.

    1. Hi Sheila! It looks like it's supposed to open, because there is a seam that runs down the sides, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get it open. It would be neat if I could put something scented inside! I'll keep trying!

  4. Happy Birthday Beautiful - sounds like you've had a wonderful time which I am SO happy about as you deserve it so much! I approve of the mister spoiling you so much (say hi to him from me!). I really love that brown dress I would totally wear that and I am SO excited about this Monsters High doll refashion!! *squee*

  5. What a great post! Glad your life is swinging upward. And it's fun to see you blogging so much. We like having a window into your life and mind.

  6. I"m late to wish you Happy Birthday, but better late than never, as they say. I love all of your shopping finds. I can't decide now if I would love going shopping with you or if you would just be serious competition. ;-) At least we probably don't wear the same shoe size. xoxo