March 30, 2010

Second Hand Fashion Week: Day Two

Okay, so I'm going to break the trend here a little, and introduce my dapper brother. (This is the guy on the other end of the camera, photographing what I'm not...isn't he incredible?)

I had to share this! Because when I thrift/garage sale/hand-me-down shop, I'm shopping for whoever I find something for~ even down to my sister's sister-in-laws!!!! ;) Yep. Frugality is a lifestyle, and effects the whole family, even those handsome brothers.........So! Here he is! I told him he looks like he's from some movie...
"Almost Avonlea"

P.S. Put together this outfit himself. I'm rather proud.
(Especially when I added up the total!!!)

Shirt~ L.L.Bean -----thrift shop $1.00

Jeans~ Unionbay-----hand-me-down

Coat~ Quaysport-----hand-me-down


Hat~ thrift shop $.50


Total = a whopping $1.50

"She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

March 29, 2010

Second Hand Fashion Week: Day One

"A Trip To Town Down Velvet Lane"

Yaay! Here we go! Be sure to take a peak at my previous post: Click HERE!

Skirt~ A. Byer----thrift shop $1.00
Vest~ George-----garage sale $.25
Purple shirt (under vest) ~ High Sierra-----garage sale $.50
Scarf~ my great grandmother
Shoes~ Xhilaration-----thrift shop $2.00
Leather Gloves~ hand-me-down
Purse~ thrift shop-----$2.00
Cloche Hat~ handmade
Jacket~ Chadwick's-----thrift shop $2.00
Total = $7.75

"She makes tapestry for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple." Provers 31:22

March 28, 2010

Second Hand Fashion Week Starts Tomorrow!

Okay... I've never done anything like this before "but" (that's what they all say ;)) when I saw the announcement for this event last month, I was tickled. I just couldn't pass this up. Because, you see, second-hand is my "right hand" when it comes to shopping. I love it, everything about it. And frankly, it's how I've been raised: no big shopping trips to department stores, just downright, down-to-earth, frugal-ness learned straight from Mom.

Some folks have said that I need never say where I get my outfits ;) , buuuut I haven't bought into that one... Why keep something "hush-hush" when I can use these life lessons to encourage other women to live frugally and more like the woman we find in Proverbs 31? You truly don't have to pay more to dress well.

So! Here I am exposing the real me...thrifted and all!

"Strength and honor are her clothing; she shall rejoice in time to come." Proverbs 31:25

March 11, 2010

Auntie Bliss

times two!
I am SO happy for my sis and brother-in-law~
God has so sweetly blessed their dear little family~

I am in bliss.Auntie bliss.

"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well." Psalm 139:14

March 4, 2010

My Herbfolio: Basil

I am so excited!!! I learned lots today.
I had no clue how much more the simple herb, Basil, could be used for than just Italian cookin' and pesto sauce...

For me, well, for today at least, the most exciting property of Basil?

~Eases overworked muscles.

Yep. Spent too much time lifting my honeybee hives yesterday, and am sorely paying for that today. Let's go chop up my Basil plant and make a relaxing back remedy! Haha!

~expel worms
~treats ringworm
~snake bite
~insect bites

Infusion aids digestion and is antibacterial. Inhaling the essential oil refreshes the mind and stimulates a sense of smell dulled by viral infection.
*Basil should be avoided on sensitive skin and during pregnancy.

So much to learn, so much to ponder! It left me feeling...

March 2, 2010

Actually Laura

How many of you have heard of this gal?
Raise your hand!*!*!
:raises hand:

Laura is my hero here today.
You see, my blog has been giving me a hassle for a long time now, and I've been wracking my brain trying figure out who I could get to help fix these issues. Well!!! As of last night my blogger nightmares became *dream-come-trues*, thanks to a brilliant brain ticking away long after most of you were probably fast asleep.... I won't bore you with my blog's technical naughtiness. It's all over now. Yaaay!
And listen, you know what I can do now...............

BIGGER pictures!

You better hop on over to

If you are ever searching to hire anyone for web design...

{Or Miss Fix it}

Remember this post and this girl......

Thank you, Lollie!:)

March 1, 2010

Good ♥ Byes

I used to think that the older I got,
the easier it would become to say goodbyes...

When, actually, the older I get the more and more I just BEGIN to understand the value and vapor of life...
And goodbyes just. grow. harder