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The Secret to Thrift Stores

I do have a slight shopping addiction. But in my defense, I am still a bargain shopper and most of my shopping is at thrift shops or at least in the clearance section of stores like TJ MAXX. I just cant help myself. I mean, I could if I just stayed home, but where’s the fun in that??? I made a quick video that I am uploading now. So, check it out below!

I stopped by the Antique center, and I saw a lot of great pieces that served as motivation for what I want in my future home.


I am really into Big Armoires lately. I would love to get a big one like this above, and turn it into something like this:


I saw this old Coca Cola cooler fridgerator and I just thought it would be cool if that was my fridge instead of a normal one. Because to me, certain forms of normal is boring.


Look at this cute kitchen!!!


One day…I will have my crazy house with all my crazy stuff. But until then..I will keep dreaming.

I have been talking about extensions on and off here for the past few weeks. I visited Lah yesterday and she did my fusion extensions! I ordered hair online, and I am testing out different types of hair so that I can start offering my clients this service.

This was before I got them in, I just held it up to see how they would look.


Here is me and Lah hanging out! We look like we just woke up! hahaha


I got a chance to really style it today and I LOVE LOVE LOVE my hair! What do you guys think?


I just wanted to share my new locks with my lovely readers! I made a video on extensions that I still need to edit, so be on the lookout! And if you haven’t subscribed to my youtube channel, make sure you do! (Link is on the side)

Have a great day and see you in the next post!


SONday, a glorious day

I redid my hair with Turqouis and Purple...You really cant see it though . Just wanted to share!
While my daughter was celebrating her birthday with her father, my son and I, Matthias got a rare chance for mom and son time yesterday. Saturday night, him and his step dad, (my hubby) Jermie had a "guys night" and stayed up watching movies and playing around with the countless Nerf guns scattered around the house. We were stuffed Saturday night from eating Icecream Cake. I finally got time to upload the photos so you could see.

 I was supposed to have a few clients yesterday to do a quick trim and a color application ( she wanted a deep fuscia pink) but both ladies cancelled...which usually happens on rainy days.

Matthias and I took the time and went out together. I Met up with a friend I went to school with to catch up and she had some fabric she saved for me. I have been wanting to check out a different antique store in my area and wanted to see if Matti would enjoy it. I invited my friend, Jackie to roll with us after she finished up a photoshoot.

Matthias, I think was more excited about all the antiques than I was. He found really cool old tin cars and toy trains and old sewing machines since he knows I love to sew.

Jackie found this painting and this girl looks like Arabella!
I love Chaise Lounges!
I love this hat and the color of it!

I love these statues. Remind me of my hubby and I. Awwwwwww...thinking about getting them if they are still there for Valentines Day.
We found a cat toy and the cat came out to investigate. This siamese cat was preggos....she was cautious of everyone but she liked me....she could sense I am a cat person. :)
I want this! The owner of the antiques was there finally, I have wanted this for over a year! And she said it was not for sale this whole time.But she mentioned she may be going out of business. So I left my info. I want it soooooooooo bad. This is a JCP size 10 industrial dress form from the Garment District in California. She bought it for $250, So I am hoping She contacts me soon.

I am in love with this mini collection above. These are Mystic Topaz. See the ring in the center? I want this ring as a wedding ring. My husband and I now, we have been married for almost a year and a half and we have rings now (spinner silver rings) but I want this. I love all the colors that are hidden inside. It is an enigma and reminds me of colors of the stars and universe. (enter geek moment) I would love this whole day.

I didntget anything on this trip "Antiquing", but Matthias found a toy and I gave in. I am glad he had such a good time. I want to have these fun memories with him while he is young before he grows up and doesnt wanna be around mom. hahaha

I hope you enjoyed our trip :) Do any of you like to go to Antique Stores? What treasures do you find?

Antique shops are our new addiction!!!

My makeup for this day, I used soft colors: pink, teal, purple and white

A week or two ago, Jermie and I went to this Antique Mall that we have been eyeballin for months now. During Christmas, we got hooked on that show, "American Pickers" and so we got to this big warehouse of antiques and stayed in there for nearly 2 hours browsing every nook and cranny for stuff.

I found a beautiful antique mystic topaz ring I wanted for my actual wedding ring ( all we have are wedding bands) and found a few antique sewing mannequins that I wanted but they werent selling :( 

I also found this cute pink wicker table. I love wicker furniture. In my room, you can see in my last video, I have a white wicker vanity that belonged to my grandmother that passed away in 2009, and she gave it to me years ago. So, I am keeping it to one day give to my daughter. My grandmother used to take me to this furniture store that sold alot of wicker furnishings in Lakeland Florida. I dont even remember the name of the store, we just called it the wicka store. lol, but this piece below reminded me of her

There were so many things that we found, that reminded us of our parents, our grandparents and even great grandparents, we found stuff from our childhoods that we used to play with and it was like taking a trip down memory lane.

I found a BIG section on Mermaids, and I was thrilled! I couldnt pick what I wanted, because if I could, I would have bought everything!!!

I bought this sign which is now nailed into my wall above my tv! I love it
Jermie geeked out on signs and I found a few too that were funny!

This one was shocking! Norfolk, VA
There was so much more that we saw, and I could write pages and pages on. But this was just a highlight and a quick blog I wanted to post.

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