Friday, April 9, 2010

The Time Has Come

For a new blog. I think.

While my love for critters remains undiminished, I have sort of run out of MN wildlife to feature on the Critter Corner.

Meanwhile, thrifting has grown into a new passion in my life. Perhaps because of necessary budgeting as a homeowner, or simply the "wisdom" that comes with being over 30, buying pre-owned is becoming more attractive.

Both my Wisconsin and Minnesota families are avid thrifters; none more so than my mother in law R and sister in law AM.

AM gave me this thrifted rug last summer for my birthday:

(Not included: her dog, Ari.)

I found the middle Haeger pot at a local thrift store to match the ones my Mom bought me for Christmas.

At the Savers on Lake Street in Minneapolis, I found this Boden wrap dress for $12.99, compared to a retail of around $100:

Even today I found a SIGNED COPY of this Tyler Florence cookbook at the same Savers, for $7.99:

Hasten there immediately if you're a size 31 in designer jeans; there were at LEAST five pairs of 7 for all mankind, Paige Premium Denim and Paper Denim and Cloth jeans at the Lake Street Savers.


Writer said...

I so wish I had your eye for fashion. You look great in everything you put on! Hella jealous!

Katie said...

I steal your Boden.

The Pisarzewicz Family said...

Hey Wend! I've been wondering what's going on w/your blog. This is a fun change (though I did love the critters). Cheap Boden? I'm all over it!