Friday, November 22, 2013

Thrifting at Home Goods

I am obsessed with all things metallic and sparkly this holiday season. While at Home Goods the other day I stumbled upon the perfect wreath for my entryway mirror. only problem was the styrofoam base was broken. After picking apart the entire store for another, I had a lightbulb moment. Duh Alyssa, I could just hot glue this at home and have a perfectly functioning wreath! As I checked out I explained my dilemma and asked if I could get a discount for it being broken. Originally $14.99 (which I thought was a bargain to start with) I paid $7.00!! SUCCESS. 

So My little take home tip is, if you are shopping and notice damage on an item clothing or otherwise that you think you could fix at home, don't be afraid to ask for a discount! Chances are the item won't sell otherwise so they'll be happy to comply! Stay thrifty ladies! 

Mrs. Fix-it

Monday, November 18, 2013

Fall at the beach

A few photos I've been wanting to share from a weekend getaway to Ocean City NJ with my family while my Mr. and brother-in-law retreated to the mountains for the last weekend of archery. 

[moccasins: Minnetonka. iPad case: Ebay. Perfume: Marc Jacobs Daisy. Sweatshirt: Salvation Army. Vest: Target. Scarf: local botique. Books: Through Painted Deserts & Crazy Love.]

[OCNJ, Browns Donuts,Cape May Zoo]

Mrs. Year-Round Beach Bum

Saturday, November 16, 2013

My Best Friend's Wedding (Take 3)

Octover 26th was the big day of my dear friend Hannah. Introduced through a mutual friend at 16, this girl became my college roomate for 4 years and my sanity though nursing school. Now we are nurses at the same hospital and practically neighbors. Her big day was so perfect and I know she and her new hubby will do great things together.

My wedding was 6.16.12 and in a span of 16 months my three very best friends who stood by my side on that day have become Mrs. and invited me to stand by their side. I am so blessed by these lifelong friendships.

[recap of the day according to my iPhone]

Mrs. happily ever after