Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Don't you wish your girlfriend was a freak (thrifter) like me...dontcha?

Well, I did it again. I hit the Salvation Army...hard. I don't know what's with me, but I fantasize about that thrift store. Maybe I have a shopping addiction, but yet it's an affordable one so I'm probably going to keep having it for a while. It is getting me through the boring, cold winter.

I got this sweet stool so that Sammy will stop spitting halfway onto the counter while brushing his teeth. $2
I got this bookshelf which I intend to fill with art supplies and homeschool books. Granted, when I bought it, Sammy was with me so he had to ride in the front seat on the way home so we could fit it in the back. He kept saying to me: "Mom...are we going to get a ticket for me sitting up here? If we get one, can we just rip it up? Let's rip it up mom!" Oh dear. It was $30
I got this cute shirt for myself at $.90
This cute shirt for Claire so she can embrace her inner cow girl. $.90
This shirt for Sam. $2 I think. And, drumroll please...
These hot rollers! I know, I know...grose to buy them at a thrift store but they were new in the package so I figured: "what the heck". And I've been wishing I had big hair again lately. I miss it. Just the smell of these rollers heating up reminds me of beimg 16 again.
I rolled my hair for so many years that it was like going back to an old friend. It tooke me about 2 minutes to get it all up. Then, I did what you are supposed to do and hairsprayed the whole helmet so that it would really stay. Don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about ladies.
And then I got to do this. Look out Farah Fawcett. You have competition now.
Then I made it normal again. Don't worry.
And just so I don't leave you with that bad "big hair" image in your brain, I'll show you the last thing I got at the "SA". It was this American Girl-like doll for $1! She caught my eye because she looked exactly like Claire's Josephina doll. Except, at the time, she had huge matted hair and she was naked and had pen marks on her face. But she cleaned up pretty and we put Josephina's clothes on her and now, Claire says she's Josephina's sister. Not bad for a buck.

Happy thrifting! I gotta get an actual hobby. But what would it be? I don't like anything except drinking coffee and wine...are those hobbies?


The Whites said...

I love thrift stores... and garage sales... and estate sales! I pretty much refuse to buy anything new (well, few exceptions). I think it counts as a hobby, lol. And that bookshelf looks really nice, good finds!!

mimi said...

OMG-you are so funny!Love the title of the post too. Now I can't stop singing that song.Those were great finds. Love the bookshelf. I have not found our local thrift store yet(new town)...I'm anxious to now.

Your comment was so nice, thanks!

ohio12 said...

great finds...great hair. i wish we could go thrifting together. :(

Anonymous said...

Just so you is definitely a hobbie here in Europe!
My motto...drink and be happy! You scored big at the SA...way to go! Enjoy!
Tammy in Germany :)

Love the big hair!