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Style: It’s Raining Cats & Dogs


Todays weather has been a bit nuts. It started out  a tad warm, we got a crazy dust/wind storm and then it started raining cats and dogs. I took the kids on some errands, so I got to wear my favorite rain coat.

  • earrings: Brazil
  • necklace: handmade
  • coat: thrifted + refashioned
  • top: thrifted
  • bracelet: c/o Blume
  • jeans: thrifted + refashioned
  • shoes: thrifted

Thrifty: Felix the Train Engineer


Sadly I didn’t get any photos of Felix wearing this outfit yesterday, but it sure is cute.

I like to call it his train engineer outfit, but I guess it’s more of a race car outfit because of the patch. I scored this lovely denim romper for $2. That’s right. A steal of a deal, in my opinion.

So tell me, have you scored any fun finds? I’d love to hear!

Thrifty: White and NOT boring


This post is brought to you by Tai Pan Trading.

I’m currently working on de-cluttering my house. This has been a mission for a few years now. In my quest to de-clutter and add special items for serving, entertaining and everyday use; I decided that I’m going to take an all-white approach.

My plates, bowls, servingware and some cups are all white. They vary in shape and style, and sometimes vary in type of white, but all together, they look really nice together. I’m not a straight-out-of-the-box kind of gal, so I like to find special pieces to match my house anywhere. And I do look from Crate and Barrel down to thrift stores.

Just recently I scored this fantastic (and quite large) ceramic pitcher for $5 (no coupons involved, either) at Tai Pan. I believe it holds about 2.5 quarts. That’s big and cheap in my opinion.

I’ve curated a round up of a few of my favorite white things from around the web, and featuring them over at These picks are well under $100, save for a few (albeit gorgeous) exceptions. I hope you check them out. 

So, do you have a go-to color like white? Mine used to be black, way back in my college days.

Thrifty: Vintage Anchor Knit


I found this eeoons ago, but every time I sit down to sew something in my studio, I think of all of the sweet little baby things I could make with it.

Am I getting baby hungry for another? Ummm. . . maybe?

No, no, no. Nevermind. I just remembered how much I hated being pregnant. I enjoy breathing, seeing my toes and a waistline.

Thrifty: Floral Jersey


I found this floral jersey some time ago, perhaps about a year ago, for about 50¢ a yard (a major steal), but I hadn’t made anything until just recently.

I wanted to make some progress on my project run and play outfits, but my fabric wasn’t scheduled to arrive until Monday (it came today, yay!). So I prototyped one of the many pieces I’m making for the competition in this fabric. Unfortunately for Penelope, the pattern was much to small for her. Fortunately for our little neighbor, it fit her perfectly. I just adore how it turned out on her!

I added pintuck detailing in the back and a high-low hemline to the bottom. It looks so sweet on her (especially with those super hip purple skinnies).

She was such a cute little model, but a little bit more camera shy than Penelope. I think my camera might have traumatized her a bit, the poor girl. But I was able to snap enough pictures of the detail of the shirt, you get the jist. Now I need to make one for Penelope. Then maybe one for me. I think it turned out too darn cute.

I also broke out the twin needles for this project. I’m not sure I’ll be going back when it comes to using knits! I found out about the glories of twin needles from Make it and Love it. Do you use twin needles? Have you ever? It’s so easy, but you’ll feel so professional.

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