Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Creative Ways

This gun used to be a key chain. I had this forever. It is metal and the trigger works, like a pop gun. The gun is black and the trigger and accents are antique copper.

I added two skull beads and attached an antique copper over sized clasp all on a black chain.

Luv it!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Another Great Thrifty Find!

I have a vintage dressing table. The one with a big mirror in the middle and three drawers on each side. It is soo cool. My husband found it up in NY and gave it to me for Christmas.

It did not have a bench so I have been using a wicker chair that I had. Normally these things have a cute little bench. I have been trying to find one......old vintage style, not modern and never could find anything I liked.

Today, during my thrift store browsing there it was! It is solid metal. I got this for $15 and with a discount I ended up paying $12!!! SO HAPPY! These usually run anywhere between $40 - $80 if not more new.

I am thinking of recovering it with a vintage fabric to go with my dressing table and spray painting the metal the color to match. For now, I will leave it until I settle on one idea! I am just happy I finally found somthing.

I soooo love thrift stores and finding a great deal!!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

These boots are made for walking!

Do you LOVE them?! I found these at a thrift store today! They are pretty cool! I soo love thrift stores, specially when you can find something wild like this. I originally went thrifting today to find a jean skirt, which I did for $3.99! I am going to wear that and these boots tomorrow! So excited. I got a lot of compliments on the boots already, just holding them in my hand. Pretty snazzy!! They are blue with animal print and all man made material! The brand is BeeFly. They zip up on the side and come just below the knee. I looked these up online and used some start at $20 - $65 used! I got these for $10. CIAO!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Reboot Yourself

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." Andy Warhol

The year is coming to an end and another one is going to start. The New Year brings to people a reason to make the ever so famous "New Years Resolutions" I am going to exercise more, eat right and travel more are usually on the top 10

This coming year I will be turning 40. I guess I am OK with that. I don't look 40 and don't really feel it. That is due to the good Sicilian blood flowing in my veins ;) The only list I plan on making is "What I want to accomplish in my 40's" list. I will post that one in a couple of months. It will be something I plan on adding to here and there, but ultimately it is the list of things I want to accomplish during that decade.

As for the title of this post, reboot yourself. There are always things you don't like about yourself. Bad habits, weight, diet, your hair, clothes....whatever. If you don't like something, don't wait to start on the New Year, reboot yourself and do it now! Your computer is slow or freezes, you don't wait to reboot it.....and you should not wait to reboot yourself. Keep a little calendar or a notebook and jot down your milestones along the way.......if you quit smoking mark the 5th day, 6th day or 30th day that you have gone without.

There is no time like the present to update, change or "reboot" yourself. Are you waiting for that career change? Do it. Take charge and reboot it!


"Do one thing everyday that scares you"
~Elleanor Roosevelt