Thrift finds: Baby boy


IMG_0120Shopping for baby stuff is the best, but it’s hard to  know at first what to spend money on and where to save; like I really wanted organic cotton clothing at first but at $25-30 a onesie who can afford that? So I opted for organic for the bigger items like a changing pad and crib mattress because he will spend a lot of time using those and he’ll just grow out of the clothes before they get their money’s worth. At least that’s how I think about it.

I have spent a lot of time on Amazon and Target.com reading reviews of products and researching just about everything I thought we might need.  It gets confusing though because there is just. so. much. I think it just comes down to what your budget and needs are and simplifying from there. Also I started to think: What can you buy second hand safely and that you would be ok with? What can you skip buying for now? What can wait until baby comes ?  Because it got overwhelming and I would get upset thinking we wouldn’t be able to afford everything he needed.IMG_0116So I started looking at my local thrift store for baby items. There’s a clothing bin where they just throw all the kids stuff in and it’s all $1. Books are also $1. On random days clothes or books will be buy one get one free too.  On one lucky haul day I found 10 baby clothing items and got them for $5 with the sale. I was stoked.  Most of the clothes look brand new as well, no stains or tears.  I think I’ve spent something like $30 total…I also found a few toys like these stacking blocks for $2..
IMG_0113look how cute this little onesie from Old navy is with little foxes and trees, I die.
IMG_0111And this super adorable sock monkey hoodie 3 months size.IMG_0109This was the first thing I found thrifting before I even knew we were having a boy, a precious little knit sweater..IMG_0110Getting the nursery closet organized:  We went to target and bought 6 white storage bins ($7/each), a couple shoe organizers($3), a hanging closet rod($10), baby hangers($3), and the 6 storage cube shelf with 4 neutral colored bins($40).  The bins above I labeled 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9, 9-12, you get the idea.  My good friend saved her baby boy clothes and gave us 2 large home depot boxes full so I organized them all and just hung up the newborn and 0-3 months so far.  I honestly  think I’m done shopping for newborn clothes at this point, except for socks, I need some socks.  I’d love to get my hands on a pair of baby moccasins too, they’re all over interest and just darling. So anyhow, that’s what we have so far in terms of baby clothes that we were given or thrifted so far.  It’s just such a relief to have things coming along what with only 10 weeks left before he’s here.  I guess because I worry so much about everything being perfect.  I didn’t use to be like this! It’s funny how my mom instincts seem to be setting in.  xoxojessIMG_0114

My style: Dots + stripes


Happy weekend! I’m off to the farmer’s market then Lowe’s for supplies to make a headboard for our bedroom.  we find ourselves reading late into the evenings these days and needing some cushion.  xo JessicaDSC_0036 DSC_0038 DSC_0041Shirt//Target

Skirt//Thrifted

Belt//Forever 21

Metallic sandals//Forever 21

Initial necklace//Boutique, Mckinney, TX

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Thrift finds : ceramics


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Loving ceramic finds lately; they bring an organic element into our home that is visually calming. I love this arrangement on the dining room table of 5 pieces I found all in one trip.  Love the heart mug and the tiny blue Chinese pitcher.  Had to throw in the tiny bronze llamas!  I freaked out, they are awesome and look just the pair who live down the street from us!

Happy Friday and a very happy birthday wish to my dad!  He says he still feels 20 years old at his 54 so we are thankful for that! Love you Dad!

Thrifting lately


IMG_4725I have a Confession or 2: One, I’ve been thrifting a lot lately.  It’s retail therapy for the cheapo (that is not a word I realize but I’m using it) I am proud to be.  Plus, we’ve owned our home for 4 years now and it still needs lots more stuff something to feel cozier + homey in my opinion.  My second confession is that I’m a little majorly obsessed with lamps lately.  Our $60 IKEA lamps totally fizzled on us so I’m on the look out.

I know I’ve seen quite a few other blogs doing thrift posts lately as well and I love seeing what other people find.  It’s a fun hobby and sometimes you can find something really unique and special.  For now, I consider myself a thrifting adolescent (like not a newborn but not a seasoned adult), like I’ve gone once or twice in the last 10 years  but now I go once or twice a week.  I don’t really have any thrifting rules, just that it has to be something I love and can see myself using.  If I can live without it then it’s a no go.   So the picture above is a brass lamp I keep eyeing but haven’t bought it yet…keeping my options open I guess. And probably as a rule, if I haven’t bought it after a week or two then I won’t end up with it because I don’t really love it.IMG_4724I’m also looking for some bedside tables…liked this all wood Thomasville one ok…maybe a little paint and new hardware…but I want something a little simpler in design…IMG_4743 Was a tad obsessed with this table…painted glossy white, hello! but someone got it for $60(was waiting for the price to go down)…good for them.DSC_0019 Can’t resist bargain books…didn’t know that in his biography, Roald Dahl is described as a creepster (can’t wait to read it)…I’d love to build a wall unit in the Living room to house them all, if I could ever get the hubs around to it…DSC_0017Oh, and this I found at the flea market last summer, painted and how cute!DSC_0001Always wanted to find one of these…$7 cart at a Terrell, TX thrift shop.  Tempted to paint it but not quite sure which direction to go…Fun and bright like red or glossy white, or more simple like oil rubbed bronze or black…hmmmm, what do you think?IMG_4753 $5 lamp at Censational thrift shop in Rockwall–love it, it’s by my side of the bed:) So granny chic.DSC_0147 $5 Espresso maker at Censational (the steamer doesn’t work but still makes good espresso)DSC_0050LOVE these $40 Chrome chairs I found at a consignment shop in Royse City. The best part, the dogs can’t sit on them and get their hair everywhere;)  Yeah, they were $40, but I love them and will have them for-EVA!DSC_0140What? $2 brass deer candleholder at an estate sale, yep.DSC_0151 $10 metal typewriter desk at an estate sale. Gonna paint it pebble grey…not quite sure where it’s home will be…DSC_0154$2 midcentury stool at Censational
DSC_0155 $5 vanity stool at an estate sale. Needs a new cushion but it’s cute right?
DSC_0188 $3 wool blankets at an estate saleDSC_0191And this guy for $3!  I totally got made fun of for this one, but it made me laugh, plus, we played with the dogs with it, huh-larious!  He’s hanging in the kitchen now, silly little guy.  Any fun thrifting lately?  Would love to hear what you’re finding out there!